Advanced Courses

TJC & CMS Update

Be Ready for Survey and Regulatory Changes in 2021

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Advanced Course

TJC & CMS Update

Overview

TJC and CMS updates for survey and regulatory changes are coming in 2021. As Covid-19 rages throughout the country , The Joint Commission (TJC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) are working to modify survey procedures and regulations to assure patient and staff safety.

In this presentation, acquire information about new survey procedures, changes in regulatory requirements and challenging expectations. Learn about the most frequent scoring areas and approaches that may help you achieve compliance.

Learn & Apply

Be Ready for Survey and Regulatory Changes in 2021

  • Identify

    Identify changes in the survey process as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

  • Learn

    Learn what the new survey process will look like and tips for a successful process.

  • Review

    Review problematic standards from the prior year and gain understanding of new standards on the radar for 2021.

About the Instructors

Patricia Cook, B.S., R.Ph, HACP, GRCP

Pat Cook is a Senior Consultant and Lead of Administrative Services at Courtemanche & Associates. Working in collaboration with the C&A Leaders, Pat manages Courtemanche & Associate’s business development initiatives and oversees the clinical delivery of services and support. With her extensive healthcare experience, Pat serves as a knowledgeable resource to new and existing clients, helping to guide them through their accreditation and regulatory needs.

Chris Pratt, MS, BSN, RN

Chris Pratt is a Senior Consultant with Courtemanche and Associates with more than 33 years in clinical and leadership experience working in varying healthcare positions from the bedside to the Boardroom. In this role, he is responsible for assessing healthcare organizations’ readiness for licensing, accreditation, and regulatory compliance. He is trained in the survey process, auditing approach and survey outcome determination utilized by The Joint Commission, DNV, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and other regulatory agencies and accrediting organizations. He assists organizations with post-survey activities, education, patient safety strategies, and quality improvement initiatives and has experience in various health care settings including acute care, behavioral health, and ambulatory care settings.

Denise Smith, RN, MS, CLNC

Denise Smith is an Associate Consultant with Courtemanche & Associates. In this role she is responsible for assessing healthcare organizational readiness for licensing, certification, accreditation, and regulatory compliance. She has extensive knowledge in the requirements of The Joint Commission, DNV, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services including knowledge in their survey process, auditing approach and survey outcome determination. She also has knowledge and experience in AAHC and other regulatory and accreditation organizations. She assists organizations with survey preparation, educational needs, post survey activities, patient safety strategies and quality improvement initiatives. Denise has more than 40 years of experience and expertise in Infection Prevention, Sterile Processing, Legal Nurse Consulting, Quality and Resource Management, Clinical Education, in acute inpatient and outpatient care settings.

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Completion is eligible for CE credits through the ANCC.

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