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AGENDA

Patient Safety Audioconference: Legal Issues in Quality of Care

  • Monday, January 26, 2009
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Eastern)
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Central)
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Mountain)
    10:00 am - 11:30 am (Pacific)


The Audioconference agenda is set forth in Eastern Daylight Time below:
1:00 pm Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Susan Carr (Moderator)
1:05 pm Overview of Legal Issues in Quality of Care
James G. Sheehan, Esq.
1:25 pm Payments, Public Reporting and Enforcement
Janice A. Anderson, Esq.
  1. Payment Reform
    1. Update on Reporting Hospital Quality Data Annual Payment Update and Value Based Purchasing initiatives
    2. Update on the Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Physician Fee Schedule Final Rules
    3. Update on Hospital Acquired Conditons, Healthcare Associated Conditions and Never Events
  2. Public Reporting
    1. Update on public reporting initiaties under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Physician Fee Schedule Final Rules
    2. OIG Adverse Event reports
    3. Update on Final Rule to implement Patient Safety Organizations
  3. Enforcement
    1. 2009 OIG work plan
    2. The latest on enforcement
1:45 pm Practical Compliance Initiatives by Patient Safety Professionals
Lisa Murtha, Esq.
  1. Assessing Patient Safety Compliance in Your Organization
    1. Risk Assessment methodology
    2. Prioritizing risks
    3. Communication with leadership and the Board
  2. Training clinical and administrative personnel on patient safety risks and compliance obligations
    1. Risks areas to be covered
    2. What is privileged
    3. How to engage in reporting
    4. What the Board needs to know about patient safety risks
  3. Compliance Monitoring for Patient Safety
    1. Sample Work Plan
    2. Review of areas
    3. Reporting to the Quality Committee of the Board
2:05 pm Questions and Answers
Susan Carr (Moderator)
2:30 pm Audioconference Adjournment




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