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CMS Discharge Planning Final Rule: What You Need to Know
Member Price$75.00
Non-Member Price$125.00
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Peter W. Thomas, JD - Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC

Tracey Nixon, MS, CHC - ROC Healthcare Advisors


On September 26, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its long-awaited final rule revising the discharge planning requirements for hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), and home health agencies (HHAs). The changes will likely have profound effects on how hospitals and post-acute providers (including IRFs) not only organize their discharge process but also in how they receive referrals.  The rule, which became effective on November 29, 2019, updates the Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation (CoPs), and includes an update to current regulations regarding patient rights in hospitals, intended to promote innovation and flexibility, and improve patient care. This webinar will review the regulatory changes and provide operational insights and practical considerations for the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) provider.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the new discharge planning regulations and the requirements for ensuring compliance
  • Discuss what your IRF must do in order to ensure your facility is compliant with patient choice in discharge planning
  • Identify key operational challenges facing IRFs in implementing the new requirements
  • Discuss strategies to ensure local acute care hospital discharge planners understand your quality measures and represent your IRF appropriately on the documentation they are providing to patients





*Recorded Webinars are eligible for CME and CNE only*


Accreditation Statement - In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco and American Medical Rehabilitation Providers. Amedco is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement - Amedco designates this webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians and 1.0 contact hours for nurses Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.