Foundations Module 3.1: Regulatory and Policy Considerations for Care Plans

This course includes one recorded video and one Behavioral Scenario. You will need to review all of this course content, then receive a 70% or higher passing grade on a quiz, and lastly complete an evaluation to receive your certificate and complete this course. You will have access to this course for 1 year, starting on the purchase date.

The Regulatory and Policy Considerations for Care Plans course will help you understand the complex world of the current regulatory environment and the impact it has on patient care. it includes informative topics such as reimbursement issues, accrediting agencies, the purpose of quality measures, cultural competency in healthcare, and many others. 

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify current financing of healthcare 
  • Identify reimbursement issues 
  • For each healthcare program, identify eligibility and benefit provided 
  • Discuss accrediting agencies 
  • Discuss public policy and legislation (power of nurses) 
  • Discuss the purpose of quality measures 
  • Identify nursing strategies that facilitate reintegration to former environments 
  • Discuss cultural competency in healthcare and illness 
  • Promote and facilitate safe and effective care transitions 
  • Assess the client and family regarding cultural values and health literacy as applicable to care transitions 
  • Participates in the development of an interprofessional plan for care transitions 
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of the goals for care transitions 
  • Participates in the care conference that evaluates the care transition plan
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  • 1.00 CNE
    ANCC The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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Tracy A. Lane, MSN, RN, CRRN
Tracy Lane is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse licensed in Michigan. She is an experienced clinician as a Rehabilitation/Restorative Nurse Coordinator with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Tracy Lane holds a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Health Systems Management-Outcomes Performance Management and Leadership. She has contributed to the 8th edition update of The Specialty Practice of Rehabilitation Nursing: A Core Curriculum as a chapter reviewer for Chapter 3: Interprofessional Teamwork and Collaboration. In addition to Tracy Lane’s experience in acute care, home care, substance abuse and treatment centers, and long-term care, Tracy Lane is an experienced nurse educator teaching undergraduate clinical courses. She currently serves as Adjunct Clinical Nursing Faculty for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Licensed Practical Nursing programs within the College of Health Professions at Davenport University. She currently teaches clinical courses focusing on foundations in practice/critical thinking, medical-surgical nursing, and community health.



Christine Cave, RN, MSN, CRRN, HFS

None of the planners or presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Notice of requirements to receive contact hours:

1 Nursing Contact Hours will be awarded for individuals who participate in the full activity and complete the post-evaluation for the activity. The ability to view or accept credit for this product expires on 7/2/2024.

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CNE
    ANCC The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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