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2017 CMS Readiness Webinar Series
U.S. Standards
CJCP Credits

2018 CMS Readiness Webinar Series


Start Date:
1/24/2018 12:00 PM

Note: Continuing education is available for one year after each live session.

Live sessions will take place at 12:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST) on:
January 24, 2018 - Expires: January 24, 2019
February 21, 2018 - Expires: February 21, 2019
March 28, 2018 - Expires: March 28, 2019
April 25, 2018 - Expires: April 25, 2019
May 23, 2018 - Expires: May 23, 2019
June 20, 2018 - Expires: June 20, 2019
July 25, 2018 - Expires: July 25, 2019
August 22, 2018 - Expires: August 22, 2019
September 26, 2018 - Expires: September 26, 2019
October 24, 2018 - Expires: October 24, 2019
November 21, 2018 - Expires: November 21, 2019
December 19, 2018 - Expires: December 19, 2019

On-demand recordings will be available after each live session.

The CMS Readiness Series is an educational offering designed for unlimited use at one facility only. Special healthcare system discounts are available upon request.

This event is closed to online registrations. Please call Customer Service at 877-223-6866 for more information.
Product Description

Product Description

For hospitals to participate in and receive payment from the Medicare and Medicaid programs, they must meet the eligibility requirements for program participation and obtain a certification of compliance with the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) set forth in federal regulations.

In this series of 12-monthly programs, participants will gain a better understanding of CMS, CoPs, the CMS survey process, the statement of deficiencies, Plan of Corrections, types of termination tracks, potential outcomes, and resurveys (or other types of follow-up by a CMS surveyor). You will also receive detailed information about CMS’s adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code, and how it will affect practices within your organization. Overall, this webinar series will provide you with a comprehensive overview of what hospitals need to know relative to compliance with CMS.

After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Explain the different CMS-related components, including CoPs, the CMS survey process, the statement of deficiencies, Plan of Corrections, etc.
  • Identify common compliance issues related to CMS
  • Discuss strategies to stay in compliance with CMS

Intended Audience
This activity is relevant to hospital clinical leaders, risk management, training and education, human resources and patient safety professionals, medical staff, nursing staff, and others involved in evaluating individual performance.



Faculty information to come.



Webinar Schedule (subject to change):
All sessions take place on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 Central Time
Topics will be posted as soon as they become available.
Session Date Topic Speaker
Part 1 January 24, 2018 Emergency Preparedness Vincent Avenatti
Part 2 February 21, 2018
System Improvement Agreements
Michelle McDonald
Part 3 March 28, 2018 Discharge Planning Elizabeth Sutherland
Part 4 April 25, 2018 Conditions of Participation (CoP): Patient Rights Melissa Hager
Part 5 May 23, 2018 Adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code (LSC) Vincent Avenatti
Part 6 June 20, 2018 Immediate Jeopardy: How to Avoid the Threat Patricia Horn-Seuferer
Part 7 July 25, 2018 Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA)  John Berry
Part 8 August 22, 2018 Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Elizabeth Sutherland
Part 9 September 26, 2018 Form CMS-2567: Statement of Deficiencies and Plan of Correction  Lorrie Shumaker
Part 10 October 24, 2018 CMS Restraint Standards that hospitals must follow  Melissa Hager
Part 11 November 21, 2018 Maintaining Nursing Care Plans In the Patient Record Patricia Horn-Seuferer
Part 12 December 19, 2018 Occupancy Classifications Vince Avenatti
Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Because regulations and guidelines do change, it is a good idea to check for updates from your state, county or city on a regular basis and always before registering for a specific course to make sure it will be acceptable for your license/certification renewal

Summary of Continuing Education contact hours awarded:

  • ACCME: 1 hour for each session
  • ANCC:  1 hour for each session
  • ACHE:  1 hour for each session
  • CA Board of Registered Nursing: 1 hour for each session
  • CJCP:  1 CJCP Credit Hour Towards Recertification for each session

Joint Commission Resources is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medication education for physicians.  Joint Commission Resources takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.  Joint Commission Resources designates this educational activity for the listed contact hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Joint Commission Resources is also accredited as a provider of continuing nurse education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Joint Commission Resources designates this continuing nursing education activity for the listed contact hours.

Joint Commission is authorized to award pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for programs toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in select programs wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants should log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

CA Board of Registered Nursing:
Joint Commission Resources is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 6381 for the listed contact hours.

CJCP® (Certified Joint Commission Professional®):
To obtain CJCP credit hours, individuals must first be certified before they may start acquiring CJCP credit hours. CJCP credit hours will not be retroactive. CJCP professionals are required to maintain 30 CJCP credit hours within their three-year certification period.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  • Full attendance at every session is a prerequisite for receiving full continuing education credits
  • Completion of program evaluation form

Conflict of Interest:
Joint Commission Resources maintains control over all continuing education content provided to ensure content integrity and minimize educational bias.  All education planners, faculty, content reviewers, authors and other involved with continuing education activities disclose any influencing relationships, or lack thereof including financial or commercial interests. Joint Commission ensures  the accuracy and consistency of the application of accreditation criteria to ensure appropriateness of relationships and affiliations that may impact education content.

The designation of contact hours, credits, and/or approval of this activity refers to the recognition of the educational activity only and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product. The information presented at this program represents the views and opinions of individual presenters, and does not reflect the policies, opinions, endorsement of, or promotion by JCR or any accrediting/approving bodies affiliated with this program.

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