CoPs for Critical Access Hospitals: 2019 Update - Ensuring Compliance Part 2 of 4

Thursday, January 31, 2019
9:00 am11:00 am

Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) hospitals must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for CAH. The CMS regulations and interpretive guidelines serve as the basis for determining compliance. In this four-part webinar, participants will learn CoPs details what to do when a surveyor arrives at their facility. Additionally, every section in the CAH hospital manual will be discussed. This includes updates and 2019 proposed changes added in October of 2018.

Part 2 of 4, our speaker will describe pharmacist responsibilities, including development, supervision and coordination of pharmacy activities. She will review what the requirements of a CAH are to monitor and inspect, then ensure outdated drugs are not available for patient use. Sue will also discuss requirements for security and storage of medications, medication carts and anesthesia carts. She will review requirements for do not use abbreviations and sound-alike/look-alike drugs. She will also examine various changes to the CoPs including, but not limited to dietary and nutrition services, physical plant and environment, maintenance, fire inspections staffing, physician responsibilities and supervision, patient admissions and transfers.