Maneuvering the Maze
This program will discuss the current Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital Conditions of
Participation (CoPs), including the critical access hospital, Joint Commission (TJC) and DNV Healthcare
standards on informed consent requirements.
A recent study found that consent forms were missing in 66% of patients in hospitals delaying 10% of surgical
procedures. The researchers at Johns Hopkins found the cost of lost of misplaced consent forms cost hospitals
$580,000 a year. Besides being a financial issue, CMS, TJC, DNV Healthcare and other accreditation
organizations are scrutinizing the standards, and a memo by CMS showed consent to be a common area of
deficiency among hospitals. The number and types of deficiencies from CMS will be discussed.
Health care providers must also be aware of their specific state law on informed consent. Many professional
organizations, like the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American
Association of Nurse Anesthetists also have guidelines or position statements on informed consent.
Join us for a fun session on making informed consent a little simpler to understand!
For more information on this event and to download the brochure,
click here: Informed Consent Update