Promoting Patient Rights: CMS Conditions of Participations (CoPs) Educational Webinar

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2013) - Compass Clinical Consulting will present the latest webinar in the Compliance Connections clinical education series, titled "Promoting and Protecting Patient Rights," at 1:00 PM (EDT), on August 21, 2013.


The Conditions of Participations (CoPs) related to promoting and protecting patient rights are among those most frequently cited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and are the ones that most often result in a condition-level deficiency.

Every hospital must be committed to promoting and protecting patient rights. To do this, staff must be educated about patient rights, and patients must be informed of their rights in a manner they understand.


This webinar outlines the CMS expectations for achieving compliance with these critical Conditions of Participations (CoPs), as well as the use of restraint and seclusion. These regulations cover notifying patients and their representatives of their rights, including the right to;

  • Have visitors;
  • Make informed decisions;
  • File grievances about their care;
  • Formulate Advance Directives and have these honored;
  • Be treated with respect and dignity with their confidential information and privacy protected; and,
  • Be free from abuse and neglect.

After the session, attendees will have access to the Compliance Connections library of resources that will help attendees apply the lessons from the webinar within their own hospitals.

Amanda Brown, RN, MS, BSN, CIC, is a seasoned healthcare leader with over 25 years of service in the field of quality management. She is deeply experienced in regulatory compliance preparation and recovery and armed with a complex understanding of the standards of both The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Amanda earned a Master of Science in Management degree in Healthcare and Hospital Administration from Troy State University and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Auburn University.

Compliance Connections
 is a series of web-based education sessions conducted by Compass Clinical Consulting's experienced compliance and accreditation experts. Compliance Connections sessions provide healthcare leaders with the updated knowledge and practical tools they need to keep their hospitals compliant and promote patient safety and high-quality care.

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