CMS Update: Changes, Trends and Risk Points

Compass Clinical Consulting's Kate Fenner, RN, PhD, Presents at Children's Hospital Association Accreditation & Regulatory Forum on Conditions of Participations (CoPs) and Interpretive Guidelines

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2013) - Kate Fenner, RN, PhD, Managing Director of Compass Clinical Consulting, will present "CMS Update: Changes, Trends and Risk Points," at the Children's Hospital Association Accreditation & Regulatory Forum," September 18, 2013 between 8:30 am - 10:45 am at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Ill., 60611.

CMS Noncompliance Risks - Immediate, Difficult, Dire

The financial and public relations implications of CMS Conditions of Participations (CoPs) noncompliance for any hospital can be immediate, difficult, and dire. They quickly affect every aspect of a hospital's operations, from daily census to staffing. Some hospitals may even be forced to close. Compass Clinical Consulting calls this the "Hospital Near-Death Experience."

Dr. Fenner's presentation will review changes, trends and risk points of:

  • Conditions of Participations (CoPs) and Interpretive Guidelines
  • Growing pressures and risks in compliance
  • Types of CMS surveys and CMS survey teams
  • Frequently cited and/or challenging CoPs
  • Appendices I, Q, V -- Immediate Jeopardy triggers

For additional information or to receive a summary copy of the presentation please call 1-800-241-0142 or email

About Kate Fenner

Kate Fenner has more than 30 years of experience in senior healthcare leadership roles in university, regional, state, and national organizations. She is a regular keynote speaker throughout the country and has authored a leading college text on law and ethics in healthcare and has co-authored other noted texts on a variety of healthcare issues.

The Accreditation & Regulatory Forum

The Accreditation & Regulatory Forum is a consortium of 43 CHA hospitals that are mostly freestanding -- focused on improving quality, efficiency and effectiveness. This group meets twice a year to share best practices, learn from one another and learn from outside experts on all things accreditation/regulatory (Joint Commission and CMS).

Compass Clinical Consulting

Compass Clinical Consulting helps hospitals reduce the cost of providing safe, quality patient care. Founded in 1979 and based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Compass has helped hundreds of hospitals and health systems prepare for accreditation, improve patient throughput, productivity and physician relations Compass also places change-agent interim healthcare executives.

Contact Information:

Media Contact:
Steve Kayser
Media Relations Director
Tel 1.800.241.0142

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