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CMS Updates (IHA 12.15.22)

Thursday, December 15, 2022
10:00 am12:00 pm

Course Curriculum

This session will discuss recent updates to CMS regulations and interpretative guidelines including the new interpretative guidelines for infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship, evidence-based practices in managing obstetric emergencies, CMS expectations for maternal obstetric emergencies and updates to emergency preparedness regulations. This program also will discuss how hospitals and can keep up to date with these numerous changes.

Learning Objectives
• Describe CMS expectations for emergency preparedness testing exercises.
• Discuss how to stay current with CMS changes.
• Discuss what minimum requirements are to comply with EMTALA in obstetrical emergencies.

Speaker Bio
Nancy Ruzicka is a consultant on state and federal rules, regulations and interpretative guidelines. Ruzicka previously worked as director of integrity and compliance and privacy official at MercyOne Des Moines and director of regulatory compliance at UnityPoint Health-Des Moines. She also has more than 20 years of experience with the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Ruzicka holds master’s degrees in health law and business administration and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, all from Drake University. She is certified in health care compliance and maintains her Iowa pharmacy license.

Cost: $195

This webinar is brought to you by the NHA in partnership with the Iowa Hospital Association.