Medical Staff and Telemedicine: Meeting CMS CoPs and TJC Standards (W3051)

Online Education   
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM   iCalendar Eastern Standard Time

This session is complimentary for all GHA members.

The fee is $295 for non-members.


Laura A. Dixon, BS, JD, RN, CPHRM

Course Curriculum

Any hospital that accepts Medicare and Medicaid payments must comply with the regulations known as Conditions of Participation. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital CoPs have sections on all aspects of patient care, including medical staff and telemedicine. There are multiple deficiencies from CMS related to the medical staff section.

The board and medical staff sections of the CoPs will be discussed in detail. There will also be a concurrent discussion of the Joint Commission (TJC) standards for medical staff. 

Although telemedicine has been a factor in health care for many years, COVID-19 gave it a larger role in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Telemedicine continues to be a significant factor in health care today. Every acute care hospital, critical access hospital and rural emergency hospital participating in telemedicine should ensure compliance. Standards for all three will be discussed.

A problematic standard regarding telemedicine is the failure of the hospital to have the required sections in the contract for telemedicine services. This webinar will cover what provisions should be included in a telemedicine contract.  

Continuing Education Credits

The Georgia Hospital Association Research & Education Foundation is an approved provider of nursing home administrator credits as a professional trade association in long term care under Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 393-13-.02, (1) (a).  Approved for 2 contact hours. 

By attending the webinar Medical Staff and Telemedicine: Meeting CMS CoPs and TJC Standards offered by Georgia Hospital Association, participants may earn up to 2 ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation. Attendees who wish to have the hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation by logging into their MyACHE account and selecting ACHE Qualified Education Credit.


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