CMS Discharge Planning Standards and Worksheets


This program will cover the CMS discharge planning standards in addition to the CMS revised worksheet on discharge planning. It will also cover evidenced-based recommendations on how to reduce unnecessary readmissions.Come learn what other important things CMS has in their revised worksheet on preventing hospital readmissions!

Webinar Objectives

  • Discuss that CMS has published a revised worksheet on discharge planning
  • Recall that CMS has discharge planning standards that every hospital must follow
  • Discuss that one in every five Medicare patients is readmitted within 30 days of discharge and many suffer adverse events
  • Describe recommendations for hospitals to reduce unnecessary readmissions based on the evidenced-based literature

Who Should Attend

Discharge planners, all nurses, social workers, compliance officer, risk manager, regulatory officer, physician advisor, Joint Commission coordinator, COOs, CEOs, physicians, PI director, business office manager, health information director, and billing office director.


Sue Dill Calloway, RN, Esq. CPRHM, AD, BA, BSN, MSN, JD, Attorney at Law, President of Patient Safety, Healthcare Consulting and Education Company

Sue Dill Calloway, R.N., M.S.N, J.D. is a nurse attorney and President of Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education. She was the past VP of Legal Services at a community hospital in addition to being the Privacy Officer and the Compliance Officer. She worked for over 8 years as the Director of Risk Management and Health Policy for the Ohio Hospital Association. She was also the immediate past director of hospital patient safety and risk management for The Doctors Insurance Company in Columbus area for five years. She does frequent lectures on legal and risk management issues and writes numerous publications.

Attendance Certificate Credits

Nursing participants: Instruct-online has approved this program for 1.8 contact hours, Iowa Board of Nursing Approved Provider Number 339. Completion of offering required prior to awarding certificate.
All other participants: Must attend the entire Webinar and complete a Webinar critique to receive a 1.5 Hour Attendance Certificate for each program.
Refund Policy:

Webinar Fees

Hospital Council Member – $200.00
Associate Member – $275.00

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