New CMS Policy on Preventable Injuries and Errors
Limiting Liability Exposure and Protecting Hospital Medicare Reimbursement
CMS proposes ending Medicare payments for surgical errors beginning in 2009
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This seminar will offer insights into CMS' new policy against reimbursing healthcare providers for patient care involving preventable errors and surgical mistakes. The seminar will offer best practices for healthcare providers and their counsel for complying with the new standard and avoiding liability.
- Overview and impact of new CMS policy
- Conditions and events covered
- Reporting of secondary diagnoses present on admission
- Overview of CMS hospital value-based purchasing plan
- Legal implications of new policy and best practices to minimize liability
- Lingering questions
- When is an error preventable?
- Is a preventable error negligence per se?
- Is the role of the medical expert in malpractice cases now obsolete?
- Must/should medical errors be disclosed?
- Can private insurers use strict liability test to deny payment?
- Best practices to minimize liability exposure
- Assess and document patients’ conditions at time of admission
- Develop and enforce nondiscriminatory admissions policies to avoid ADA exposure
- Implement or update quality and safety policies
- Train hospital staff on prevention of errors and reducing infection rates
- Lingering questions
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What types of medical errors are covered under the new CMS policy?
- Is a preventable error considered negligence per se under the new policy?
- How can healthcare providers limit their liability exposure for patient mistakes?
- What are the best practices for providers to follow to protect their Medicare provider status?
William H. Maruca
Mr. Maruca has extensive experience in healthcare law, including Medicare compliance. He counsels hospitals and... | Read More
Mr. Maruca has extensive experience in healthcare law, including Medicare compliance. He counsels hospitals and physicians on reimbursement disputes. Mr. Maruca is a frequent speaker on healthcare topics.Close
She has extensive experience working with healthcare payers, providers and managed care organizations to develop and... | Read More
She has extensive experience working with healthcare payers, providers and managed care organizations to develop and review healthcare delivery and reimbursement systems and compliance programs. She has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry.Close
Paula G. Sanders
Post & Schell
She represents clients on Medicare and Medicaid survey and certification, compliance, and fraud and abuse issues. She... | Read More
She represents clients on Medicare and Medicaid survey and certification, compliance, and fraud and abuse issues. She speaks and writes extensively on topics affecting hospitals and other providers.Close
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