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Informed consent is a costly deficiency for hospitals that can be easily prevented. A recent study found that misplaced consent forms cost hospitals $580,000 each year, and 66% of patients were missing signed consent forms at surgery, delaying 10% of surgical procedures.
This program will provide the current CMS CoPs for hospitals and critical access hospitals, and The Joint Commission and DNV Healthcare standards on informed consent requirements. Hospitals should ensure that their policies and procedures reflect the CMS requirements and that their staff are educated on the 6 mandatory elements in an informed consent form. Our expert will discuss specific state laws on informed consent, and guidelines on informed consent from the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
|- Policies & procedures||- Surrogate decision makers||- Staff education|
|- Right to refuse care||- CMS interpretive guidelines||- Patient consent|
|- Participate in plan of care||- Informed of health care status||- Survey procedure|
|- Surgery consent policy||- Moonlighting resident or fellow||- Anesthesia consent|
|- Medical record review||- Elements not required by CMS||- Documentation|
|- Minimum elements||- RI.01.03.01 and the EPs||- Surgery definition|
|- Material risk definition||- Risks, benefits, and side effects||- Exceptions to policy|
|- Surveyor procedure||- State law requirements||And so much more!|
Anyone involved with or interested in compliance regulations and standards, including but not limited to: CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs, CNOs, CE Directors, Quality Improvement Staff, Physicians, Nurses (all levels), OR Nurse Directors, ICU Nurse Directors, CCU Nurse Directors, Board Members, Clinic Managers, Outpatient Directors, Lab Directors, Compliance Officers, CMS Liaisons, TJC Liaisons, Registration Staff, Safety Officers and Staff, Pharmacy Staff, Ethics Committee Members, Consumer Advocates, Risk Managers, Legal Counsel, Behavioral Health Staff, Psychiatry Staff, Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Case Managers, Hospice Staff and Regulatory Affairs Staff.