CMS 2016 New Pharmacy and Medication Hospital CoP Standards – Live Webinar by AudioEducator

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AudioEducator will host a live webinar on 2016 New Pharmacy and Medication Hospital CoP Standards and why hospitals receiving Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement need to follow the medication guidelines for all patients. This session will be presented by Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, a nurse attorney, medical legal consultant and the former Chief Learning Officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation, on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

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For the first time, the CMS mentions that nursing needs to be aware of some of the pharmacy standards and vice versa.

AudioEducator is the country's top training providers for healthcare professionals in hospitals, pharmacy and compliance. In upcoming months, AudioEducator has lined up some informative training sessions for the hospitals and pharmacy professionals on various hot-topics with the country’s top industry experts. Every conference is designed to give complete compliance know-how and practical, easy-to-apply advice.

On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, AudioEducator will host a live webinar titled “CMS 2016 New Pharmacy and Medication Hospital CoP Standards” with expert Sue Dill Calloway, to review why all hospitals receiving Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement need to follow the medication guidelines for all patients, and more.

In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a 45 page memo announcing in advance many changes to the hospital CoP pharmacy standards, covering changes to ten tag numbers or sections. Also, this include changes regarding compounding of medication and beyond use date (BUD) and to bring them into alignment with acceptable standards of practice. Language was included so that the surveyor would be able to cite the hospitals at either condition or standard level.

Medication error is the most common error today in hospitals. According to CMS, around 1.9 million inpatients have to suffer from drug related adverse outcomes, which accounts for almost 5% of all admissions. Hospitals that spend more resources on medication issues generally have lower rates. In addition, every hospital in America accepts Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and is required to follow the CMS hospital interpretive guidelines. Recently, there have been many recent changes in the nursing section that address medication usage, including changes to timing of medication, self-administered medication, compounding, blood, and safe opioid use. There are three time frames that medications must be administered along with the QAPI requirements. CMS is also issuing a deficiency report showing when the pharmacy is cited for being out of compliance.

In this 60-minute session, Sue Dill Calloway will shed light on the top problematic pharmacy standards by the CMS, including verbal orders for medication, order for medications, and NS standing orders. Sue will also review the CMS requirements for BUD and compounding, and discuss the number of pharmacy policies and procedures required by CMS. The session will provide insights on understanding the policy required by CMS for high risk drugs like dose limits or double checks. Additionally, she will answer some pertinent questions, such as— how to locate the CMS manual; recent CMS memos; and what is included in pharmaceutical services.

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AudioEducator is the country’s leading source of knowledge and training for professionals in medical coding, billing and compliance. It conducts conferences and webinars with nationally renowned experts, consultants and legal experts who provide a fresh perspective on healthcare issues and trends. AudioEducator offers important updates, regulatory knowledge and compliance information on the latest coding and billing in 24+ medical specialties. It has provided thousands of healthcare professionals the opportunity to get answers to their most complex questions directly from experts. To know more visit:

About Sue Dill Calloway

Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD is a nurse attorney, a medical legal consultant and the former Chief Learning Officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation. Currently, she serves as President for Patient Safety and Health Care Education and Consulting. In the past, Sue has worked as director in hospital patient safety and risk management for The Doctors Company and was a medical malpractice defense attorney for many years. She was also the director of risk management for the Ohio Hospital Association and has worked in varied roles as in-house legal counsel, privacy office and compliance officer. For more details, visit:

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