Did you know there are new changes to nine of the tag numbers in the nursing service chapter? Did you know there were ten recent memos of importance to nurse managers and chief nursing officers? There are many changes to this section in the recent past including timing of medications, standing orders, restraint, plan of care, verbal orders, blood transfusions, IV medication, third revised worksheet, and drug orders. CMS made over two dozen changes to the hospital CoP regulations effective July 16, 2012.
There are many changes to the final interpretive guidelines effective June 7, 2013 and August 30, 2013 with a new CoP hospital manual being issued August 30, 2013. In fact, there were two new tag numbers added to the nursing standards section and changes to seven existing sections including tags 405-409 and 410 through 413.
Every hospital that accepts Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement must follow the CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and it must be followed for all patients. This program will cover the nursing services section in the hospital CoP manual.
Facilities accredited by the Joint Commission, American Osteopathic Association, CIHQ, and DNV Healthcare must also follow these regulations. Recently, there has been increased scrutiny and surveillance to make sure that all hospitals are in compliance with the hospital CoPs. Don't be caught off guard and put your hospital's reimbursement at risk. This program will also reference other important sections that all nurses should be aware that are found outside the nursing services section such as medication standards, verbal orders, history and physicals, visitation, restraint and seclusion and grievances, and privacy and confidentiality.
CMS issues the privacy and confidentiality memo, safe injection practices memo and insulin pen memo. This program will include what is in the CMS discharge planning worksheet. It will include tips to prevent unnecessary readmissions. This section contains many problematic standards for hospitals including the nursing care plan standards and that an order is required for all medication especially if standing order or protocol used. Staffing, medications, new three time frame for administering medications and educational requirements will be discussed along with changes standing orders and protocols.
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