Discharge Planning: Realignment of Standards and Workflow - On-Demand

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Discharge Planning: Realignment of Standards and Workflow - On-Demand

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Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 

Presented by: 
Jackie Birmingham, RN, BSN, MS, CMAC 

Sponsored by:
Case Management Boot Camp

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The updated discharge planning requirements proposed in CMS’ Conditions of Participation (CoP) are not just something hospitals use for auditing on the back end; they are standards every facility needs to follow to enhance patient care. The expansion of these requirements will likely prompt massive changes to case management processes and functions. Although this presents healthcare facilities with new ways to provide value-based services to patients, it may also impact the number of case managers required to ensure compliance with the essential functions of discharge planning. In light of these changes, hospitals, critical access hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and others must learn new strategies for evaluating job descriptions, training staff, and altering workflows to maximize the collaborative nature of care transitions.

During this on-demand program, expert speakers Jackie Birmingham, RN, BSN, MS, CMAC, and Janet L. Blondo, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, CMAC, ACM, CCM, C-ASWCM, ACSW, will discuss practical implications of the proposed discharge planning requirements and what they mean for the everyday routine of case managers and other hospital and postacute care staff members.

At the conclusion of this on-demand program, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the proposed discharge planning requirements as they apply to hospitals and postacute care providers 
  • Describe strategies to implement current and proposed discharge planning requirements to maximize the workflow of the multidisciplinary team 
  • List ways to involve the patient in the discharge process that will align with the requirements for meeting patient goals and preferences 
  • Identify ways to use the discharge planning requirements as tools to decrease unplanned readmissions and improve patient care outcomes 

Who Should Listen? 

  • Case managers (nurses and social workers) 
  • Case management directors 
  • Nursing directors 
  • Chief financial officers 
  • Compliance officers 
  • Skilled nursing facility administrators 
  • Critical access hospital administrators 
  • Inpatient rehabilitation facility administrators 
  • Home health agency administrators 
  • Long-term care administrators 
  • Short-term acute care hospital administrators


  • Overview of current and proposed Conditions of Participation (CoP) for discharge planning 
    • CoPs as valuable tools for standardization of discharge planning 
  • • How the updated discharge planning requirements can provide more value-based service to patients 
    • Staffing needs 
    • Training new and existing staff members 
    • Changing workflow to maximize the interdisciplinary/collaborative nature of transition of care 
  • Fostering positive participation from patients 
    • Helping patients make decisions about care transitions 
    • Dispelling the crippling notion that patients get to choose from any provider—they get to choose from medically appropriate and available options that the healthcare facility has vetted 
  • Discharge planning CoPs as tools used to implement the IMPACT Act of 2014 
  • Using the discharge planning CoPs as a basis for policies and procedures 
  • Q&A (not live) 

Continuing Education 

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
ANCC (Nursing contact hours valid for Live webcast participant only) - HCPro is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This live educational activity for 1.5 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro. 
(Nursing contact hours for this webcast expire on: 4/19/17)

Commission for Case Manager Certification
CCMC This live program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 1.5 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: I00020727 Approval Number: 160001519
Continuing education credits for this program expire on: 4/14/17

Meet the Speakers 

Jackie Birmingham, RN, BSN, MS, CMAC, is vice president emerita of clinical leadership for Curaspan Health Group in Newton, Massachusetts, and a noted author and speaker on case management and discharge planning. Her past experience includes roles as director of discharge planning and national director of quality improvement, as well as consulting for hospitals and payers. She is a member of the American Case Management Association (ACMA), served on the national board for CMSA, and was named Case Manager of the Year. In her current position for Curaspan, Birmingham is responsible for monitoring federal regulations that relate to care coordination, transition management, and discharge planning solutions.

Janet L. Blondo, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, CMAC, ACM, CCM, C-ASWCM, ACSW, is the manager of case management at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Maryland. Her long career in case management and social work includes positions as director of case management and social work consultant. She is passionate about case management, with experience mentoring new case managers and educating nursing and social work students.

A member of the ACMA, Blondo served on the board of its Maryland chapter and is the current membership chair. She received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. 

Webinar system requirements and program materials:
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.

No problem. The On-Demand version is also available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $259 value! 

Please note 
Participation in this webinar is just $259 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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