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

2019 CMS Readiness Webinar Series


Start Date:
1/23/2019 12:00 PM

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

Each program in this webinar series will take place on the date listed in your time zone from:

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Central
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Mountain
10:00 am to 11:00 am Pacific

Program Session Dates:
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - Expires: January 23, 2020
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - Expires: February 20, 2020
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - Expires: March 27, 2020
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - Expires: April 24, 2020
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - Expires: May 22, 2020
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - Expires: June 19, 2020
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - Expires: July 24, 2020
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - Expires: August 21, 2020
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - Expires: September 25, 2020
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - Expires: October 23, 2020
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - Expires: November 20, 2020
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - Expires: December 18, 2020

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.

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 accreditation and state compliance leaders, including clinical and regulatory professionals, risk managers, human resources and patient safety professionals, medical staff, nursing staff, and others involved in evaluating individual performance.




Vincent Avenatti, CFPCA, NFPA, ICC
Joint Commission Resources

Lorrie Shumaker, BSN, RN
Joint Commission Resources

John Berry, MSN, RN
Joint Commission Resources

Melissa Hager, BSN, RN
Joint Commission Resources

Kathleen DeMarcky, MPA, BSN, RN
Joint Commission Resources

Patricia Horn-Seuferer, BSN, RN
Joint Commission Resources

Elizabeth Sutherland, MSN, RN
Joint Commission Resources

Emily Mills, BSN, RN, CPHQ
Joint Commission Resources



Webinar Schedule (subject to change):
JCR is proud to provide the following topics and speakers for the CMS Readiness Webinar Series: 
Session Date Topic Speaker
Part 1 January 23, 2019 Emergency Preparedness Vincent Avenatti
Part 2 February 20, 2019 End Stage Renal Disease Facilities (Dialysis) and Provisions of Hospital-based Acute Dialysis Services
Lori Shumaker
Part 3 March 27, 2019 Ambulatory Surgical Centers John Berry
Part 4 April 24, 2019 Restraints and Ligature Risks Melissa Hager
Part 5 May 22, 2019 EMTALA Kathleen DeMarcky
Part 6 June 19, 2019 Food & Dietetic Services- Kitchen Patricia Horn-Seuferer
Part 7 July 24, 2019 Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Elizabeth Sutherland
Part 8 August 21, 2019 Occupancy Classification Vincent Avenatti
Part 9 September 25, 2019 Immediate Jeopardy Emily Mills
Part 10 October 23, 2019 Risk-Based Methodology for Hospitals Vincent Avenatti
Part 11 November 20, 2019 Surgical Services Kathleen DeMarcky
Part 12 December 18, 2019 Anesthesia Services Emily Mills


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 ProfessionalTM):
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. 

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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