Medical Record Chapter: Meeting the CMS Hospital CoPs and Access Requirements (W3049)

Online Education   
Tuesday, September 19, 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

This program will cover in detail the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations and interpretive guidelines for medical records for Acute Care and Critical Access hospitals. There will also be a brief discussion of the Interoperability and Patient Access Rules. The law effectively grants patients immediate access to health information in their electronic medical record without incurring a charge. Certain records are excluded, and the rule establishes exceptions to “information blocking”. This rule and the implications for health care providers will be discussed.

This program will revisit information on HIPAA from the Office of Civil Rights, including the difference between patient access and when an authorization is needed.

There will also be a discussion on the standards that The Joint Commission changed to comply with the CMS Conditions of Participation (CoPs) requirements.

Other topics to be discussed include the CMS memo on texting, security of health information, history and physicals, and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and CMS position on copy/paste in a medical record.

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 Record Chapter: Meeting the CMS Hospital CoPs and Access Requirements 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.


If you need assistance with registration, please contact the education department at or 770-249-4529

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