Session ID: 
184

Automate Consent to Comply with a New IQR Quality Measure

6:00pm - 7:00pm Wednesday, March 7
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Lando 4204

Description

CMS released the “Quality of Informed Consent Documents for Hospital-Performed, Elective Procedures” measure in late 2016. That measure is presently slated for inclusion in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program. Measures in the Hospital IQR program are published on the Hospital Compare website and are reflected in a hospital’s “star ratings.” This measure presents several challenges to hospitals. It requires that consent forms spell out a detailed procedure description; the reason for the procedure; a listing of risks, benefits and alternatives; and a quantitative risk specific to the patient. In addition, the measure requires that consents for elective procedures be completed at least one day prior to the scheduled surgery. This session will present a roadmap to compliance by demonstrating the NSQIP surgical risk calculator developed by the American College of Surgeons and by examining the automated informed consent process employed at all VA Medical Centers.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the developmental history of the “Quality of Informed Consent Documents for Hospital-Performed, Elective Procedures” measure along with CMS’ rationale for adding the measure to the Hospital IQR Program
  • Explain the eight elements that comprise the measure as codified in the abstraction tool for the “Quality of Informed Consent Documents for Hospital-Performed, Elective Procedures” measure
  • Demonstrate how the American College of Surgeons NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator can be used to prepare quantitative, patient- and procedure-specific surgical risks in under one minute in support of the measure requirement
  • Evaluate the Electronic Support for Patient Decisions (ESPD) initiative – the automated informed consent process employed across all VA Medical Centers as a model for creating detailed, procedure-specific consents within an organization’s EHR
  • Design an electronic strategy for aligning the documentation of consent with the time of the consent discussion – in remote physician practices and in the clinic setting – in order to meet the strict timing requirement set forth in the “Quality of Informed Consent Documents” measure

Speaker(s): 

Professor of Surgery Emeritus,
Emory University
Director,
Taylor Healthcare
Continuing Education Credits: 
ABPM
1.00
ACHE
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00
PDU
1.00

Audience: 

CIO, CTO
IT Professional
Physician, CMO, CMIO

Level: 

Intermediate

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