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CAH Conditions of Participation - Part 4
Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: Education

Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Conditions of Participation manual for Critical Access Hospitals – Appendix W. This four-part webinar will cover the entire CAH CoP manual. The CMS regulations and interpretive guidelines serve as the basis for determining compliance and this manual will be discussed in detail as well as the revised changes.

Part Four of Four: Radiology, Rehab, Visitation, Medical Records, QAPI, Organ Procurement, Swing Beds  

Objectives - At the conclusion of part four, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the requirements for history and physicals for CAH
  • List what must be contained in the operative report
  • Discuss what the CAH must do to comply with the requirements for notification of the organ procurement (OPO) agency
  • Recall that CMS patient rights are in Swing Beds section.

Laura A. Dixon, BS, JD, RN, CPHRM 
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 consultation and training to facilities, practitioners, and staff in multiple states.  Such services included creation of and presentations on risk management topics, assessment of healthcare facilities; and development of programs and compilation of reference materials that complement physician-oriented products.

Ms. Dixon has more than twenty years of clinical experience in acute care facilities, including critical care, coronary care, peri-operative services, and pain management.  Prior to joining COPIC, she served as the Director, Western Region, Patient Safety and Risk Management for The Doctors Company, Napa, California.  In this capacity, she provided patient safety and risk management consultation to the physicians and staff for the western United States. 

Continuing Education:
The Kentucky Hospital Research and Education Foundation is an approved Kentucky Board of Nursing continuing education provider. This offering number 5-0023-12-23-0-27 is approved for 2.4 contact hours. Participants must attend the entire session, complete the post-session evaluation, and provide nursing license number in order to receive contact hours and be awarded a certificate. No partial credit will be given. The Kentucky Board of Nursing Approval does not constitute endorsement of program content.

Online Registration

Contact: Tammy Wells