This program will cover the CMS hospital CoP standards for surgery, anesthesia, and PACU. Every hospital that accepts Medicare and Medicaid must follow these standards and they must be followed for all patients. This program will cover some of the important CMS memos that discuss medication management, IV, and safe opioid use. This will cover the changes to H&P that went into effect on November 29, 2019, and February 21, 2020, and the interpretive guidelines will be published in 2020. Hospitals can elect to do an assessment on healthy outpatients undergoing surgery or a procedure instead of an H&P.
CMS recently issued a deficiency report. This program will go over the number of deficiencies and types received by hospitals from CMS. This has many important issues such as informed consent, H&Ps, safe opioid use, safe injection practices, compounding, and beyond use dates (BUDs). The BUD date was supposed to be changed on December 1, 2019, but was delayed to 2020.
Do you have all the required policies required by CMS? This program will discuss the many standards required by the surgery department and anesthesia. Hospitals will need to make sure their policies and procedures reflect these requirements.
Are you confused as to what the final anesthesia standards are after four revisions? CMS made four revisions over a two year period and no further changes are anticipated. The speaker has authored a book on the CMS anesthesia standards.
How do these standards affect sedation done in the emergency department and GI lab? Come to this program and learn the current CMS guidelines. This includes the current interpretive guidelines regarding pre-anesthesia evaluations, post-anesthesia evaluation, and anesthesia services. Hospitals are required to have many policies including one on specific clinic situations involving anesthesia or analgesia. This includes interpretive guidelines on moderate sedation and deep sedation. It impacts moderate and deep sedation done in other places like the emergency department and GI lab and patients who have ECTs.
The history and physical and informed consent form must be on the chart before surgery except in an emergency. An exception is made for young healthy outpatients if hospitals implement policies and follow the requirements.
A study found that 66% of the time the consent was missing which resulted in a delay of 10% of surgical procedure. This cost the average hospital almost $600,000 a year. What surgical equipment is required? Come learn the answers to these questions and many more.
Surgery and PACU
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