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CMS Discharge Planning Final Rule: What You Need to Know

CMS Discharge Planning Final Rule: What You Need to Know
Webinar Date: Wednesday, December 11 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Presented By: Peter W. Thomas, JD, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC, and Tracey Nixon, MS, CHC, ROC Healthcare Advisors

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Session Description: On September 26, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its long-awaited final rule revising the discharge planning requirements for hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), and home health agencies (HHAs). The changes will likely have profound effects on how hospitals and post-acute providers (including IRFs) not only organize their discharge process but also in how they receive referrals.  The rule, which became effective on November 29, 2019, updates the Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation (CoPs), and includes an update to current regulations regarding patient rights in hospitals, intended to promote innovation and flexibility, and improve patient care. This webinar will review the regulatory changes and provide operational insights and practical considerations for the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) provider.

In light of the rule’s pending effective date, AMRPA encourages members to submit questions to kbeller@amrpa.org in advance of the webinar to help ensure all inquiries on the rule are answered during the hour.​ AMRPA has prepared a memorandum that provides a summary of the final discharge planning rule which highlights issues relevant to the interests of AMRPA members.​ Click here to view the memorandum.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

  • Discuss the new discharge planning regulations and the requirements for ensuring compliance
  • Discuss what your IRF must do in order to ensure your facility is compliant with patient choice in discharge planning
  • Identify key operational challenges facing IRFs in implementing the new requirements

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Pricing

AMRPA webinars include a live presentation over the telephone or VoIP (audio over the computer), with accompanying handouts online. They provide the educational value of a conference session, without the hassle and expense of travel. A live webinar also provides the opportunity to interact with the presenter during the question and answer period.

Your registration fee for a live webinar includes one web connection, one audio connection*, one PDF of the slide presentation (when provided by presenter), and one evaluation for continuing education credits. Login information is unique to the registration and not to be shared. 

 

  Members Non-Members
Live Webinar $100 $150
Live Webinar + Recording $125 $175


You may purchase a recording-only version of each webinar once the recording is available thirty (30) days after the live event. Recordings are only eligible for Continuing Education Credit through ACCME and ANCC only. Available Recordings can be found here.


 

Learner Notification

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Satisfactory completion 
Participants must complete an evaluation to receive a certificate of completion.  Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety.  Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your board requirement.   

Physicians/Nurses
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMPRA).  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians and 1.0 contact hours for nurses. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  


All CME activities must adhere to the ACCME’s content validation requirements. If/when any specific recommendations involving clinical medicine in a CME activity are made, they must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. In addition, all CME presentations must avoid commercial bias.  All presenters must use the required disclosure slide that names any financial relationships or discussion of unlabeled/investigational uses of a medicine or device. 

Health Care Executives:  AMRPA is authorized to award 1.0 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select “My Education Credit” to log hours earned.

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.:  This webinar has been approved for 0.1 AOTA CEU. (1 contact hour)The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AMRPA is approved AOTA Provider #6595.

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Healthcare Executives, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists
Educational Level: All levels
AOTA Classification Code: Category 3 Professional Issues

As part of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Approved Provider renewal process, AOTA is requesting that participants of this course complete a short online survey about your continuing education experience with our organization as an AOTA Approved Provider.

Completing this survey will also enter you into a quarterly drawing for a $100 voucher
for AOTA publications or CE. To access the survey go to http://www.aota.org/appsurvey.

ASHA CE Statement
Effective 06/05/17, AMRPA will no longer be an ASHA CEU Provider. Members will no longer be able to submit their CEU’s to ASHA for their approval of our programs, but will still earn Continuing Education credits for all AMRPA Educational activities. You will claim your CEU’s and receive a Certificate through AMRPA as you always have. AMRPA’s Educational activities are accepted by most state licensing boards.Please check your state’s licensing rules.

Objectives - After attending this program you should be able to:

  • Discuss the new discharge planning regulations and the requirements for ensuring compliance.
  • Discuss what your IRF must do in order to ensure your facility is compliant with patient choice in discharge planning
  • Identify key operational challenges facing IRFs in implementing the new requirements

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­‐6.2, 6.5)
All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed below.

Last Name       First Name        Disclosure
Hein                   Melanie              Nothing to disclose                     
Lundgren            Holly                 Nothing to disclose
Thomas              Peter                  Nothing to disclose
Nixon                Tracey                Nothing to disclose
 
 
Instructor Financial and Nonfinancial Disclosure Statements can be found at the Registration links. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted up to two business days prior to a webinar. Registrants who cancel within that time will receive a refund, minus a $10 service fee. Cancellations received after that time will not be refunded. In the event that an AMRPA webinar is cancelled, participants will be contacted by email immediately and allowed the option to receive a full refund or transfer their registration fee to a future AMRPA event.


CME Live Activity Overview 
To be eligible for documentation of CME credit, physicians must attend the entire live webinar and complete an evaluation form. All physician attendees will be contacted after the live webinar with CME evaluation information. 

Accommodations
If you require special assistance to register for an event or access online content, please contact Holly Lundgren (hlundgren@amrpa.org or 1-847-686-2347) at AMRPA Headquarters to inform us of your special needs. 

Grievance Policy
AMRPA will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be responsibility of the Education Director in consultation with the Education Chair and clinical director from committee. 

We do our best to anticipate problems and, when they do present themselves, will attempt to alleviate complaints as quickly as possible. When a complaint, either verbally or written, is received, the following guidelines are followed with respect to achieving resolution:

(1)    Complaints relative to a speaker or workshop leader, contents of instructional materials being presented, or an individual educational style being utilized, the individual voicing disapproval is requested to place his/her comments in writing. An AMRPA representative will convey these comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual.

(2)    If the complaint concerns a continuing education activity, its content, level of presentation, or facilities in which the event is being held, the representative in charge will attempt to resolve the matter as expeditiously as possible. If the offered resolution (resolutions offered may include, but not be limited to partial/full refund of registration fees paid; credit toward future event) not satisfactory to the individual filing the complaint, then further action may be taken as follows.

(3)    The individual is requested to place his/her complaint in writing to the attention of the Education Director, American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association, One Parkview Plaza, Suite 800, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 USA. The complaint is then reviewed by the Education Director in consultation with the Clinical Director and Education Advisor. A written response will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the written complaint.