CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - Jun 5, 2013) - Compass Clinical Consulting's Kate Fenner, RN, PhD, will present "Hospital Near-Death Experience: Getting the C-Suite to Understand the Risks of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation Noncompliance" at the 7th Annual Association for Healthcare Accreditation Professionals Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 6-7 at the Flamingo Hotel.

Risk of Noncompliance - Immediate, Difficult, Dire

The financial and public relations implications of CMS Conditions of Participation (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."

Avoiding Trouble with the CMS CoPS

For healthcare executives, the consequences of noncompliance with the CoPs can be enormous, especially when surveyors determine that Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) exists. IJ has the potential to lead to termination by CMS -- even the threat of which can have significant consequences for the hospital, ranging from the loss of public goodwill to denial of Medicare and Medicaid funding.

After Dr. Fenner's presentation attendees will be able to:

  • Identify how CMS scrutiny poses a risk to C-suite executives
  • Describe the board's responsibility and culpability for noncompliance in Immediate Jeopardy findings
  • Relate CMS scrutiny to increased costs, decreased reimbursement, and executive turnover
  • Define preventive strategies for better responding to CMS scrutiny

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.


Preventing Trouble with the CoPs - Compass Clinical Consulting CEO Cary Gutbezahl, MD, featured in Trustee Magazine

Is Healthcare Reform Good for Hospitals? - Kate Fenner, RN, PhD, interview with Dagan McDowell on Fox Business News

Hospital Readmissions: How to Stop the Pain - Terri Marshall, RN, MS, CCM, Compass Clinical Consulting, featured in Hospital & Health Networks Magazine (H&HN)

How to Prepare for a CMS CoPs Survey: Strategies for Success - Victoria May Fennel, RN-BC, MSN, CPHQ, Compass Clinical Consulting, featured in Becker's Hospital Review

Nursing: Frequently in the Bull's-Eye for Noncompliance - Amanda Brown, RN, MSM, CIC, Compass Clinical Consulting, featured in Nurse Leader Magazine

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