CMS Updates and Requirements on COVID-19 Testing and Reporting and Vaccine Recommendations – Implications for Hospitals, Laboratories and LTC Facilities

Laura A. Dixon

Laura A. Dixon

Laura A. Dixon served as the Director, Facility Patient Safety and Risk Management, and Operations for COPIC from 2014 to 2020. In her role, Ms. Dixon provided patient safety and risk management consulting and training to facilities, practitioners and staff in multiple states. Such services included the creation of and presentations on risk...
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Laura A. Dixon

CMS Updates and Requirements on COVID-19 Testing and Reporting and Vaccine Recommendations – Implications for Hospitals, Laboratories and LTC Facilities Trending 01/20/2021

This webinar will cover the recent CMS Interim Final Rule on Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with additional policy and regulatory revisions in response to COVID-19. Additionally, and with the recent emergency approval of the COVID vaccine on December 12th, 2020, hospitals and providers have guidance on the nationwide plan for the distribution of the vaccine for administration. Though CMS has not formally updated the Conditions of Participation State Operations Manual, these important changes impact facilities nationwide.

Webinar Agenda


Review of Public Health Emergency and legislative response

  • History of regulations
  • Reasons for updates from CMS
  • Overview of key changes
  • Abbreviations used by CMS

Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

  • Overall changes with new regulations
  • Facilities affected under “Hospitals”
  • Authority of CMS
  • Conditions of Participation requirements
  • New regulations
  • Enforcement of new requirements
  • Other expectations from CMS
  • What Hospitals required to report and submit
  • Where and how to submit required data
  • Suggested actions

Laboratories

  • Overview of CLIA and oversight
  • CARES Act
  • June 4, 2020 Guidance
  • Key points of new regulation
  • Required data elements to be reported
  • Basics of Final Interim Rule
  • New Interim Rule Requirements and Modifications
  • Accrediting Organizations and Exempt States reporting
  • Suggested Actions

Long Term Care Facilities

  • Previous requirements
  • New Enforcement implications
  • Testing requirements
  • Restricted Access and Mitigation of Transmission
  • Parameters by Secretary
  • Testing generally
  • Additional requirements
  • Restricted access and mitigation of transmission
  • Patient and Staff rights
  • Suggested actions

CDC Vaccine Recommendations

  • Goals for vaccination – especially with limited supply
  • Ethical principles
  • Groups considered for early vaccination
  • Reporting of Vaccine Adverse Events

Resources

  • Website links
  • CMS contact information by regulation

Who Should Attend


  • CEO
  • Compliance Officer
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Nurse Education
  • Nurse Directors/Supervisors
  • Risk Managers
  • Patient Safety Officers
  • QAPI Director
  • Hospital Legal Counsel
  • Laboratory Director/Managers
  • Infection Control Preventionist/Manager
  • Quality Improvement staff
To access this webinar, kindly reach out to our customer support team at support@complianceducator.com.

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