Tag: regulatory compliance

Keeping SNF residents engaged during COVID-19

Note: The following podcast was first aired on June 18, 2020. Social distancing due to COVID-19 has been rough on many SNF residents, but there are several ways to keep residents engaged. Join us as we discuss ways to keep residents social and engaged while maintaining COVID-19 safety precautions. With us today is Stefanie Corbett. […]

Successfully Evaluate and Select Your EVV Vendor

By: Navin Gupta, VP, Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty, MatrixCare On January 1, 2020, new federal requirements for Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) went into effect. EVV systems, according to the mandate, must electronically verify: the type of service performed, the individual receiving the service, the date of the service, the location of service delivery, […]

Take the following steps to protect your agency from age discrimination claims

In an era of increased awareness of discrimination and harassment in the workplace, it’s important to remember not to discriminate against employees based on age. The rules regarding age discrimination differ in some ways from other types of unlawful discrimination in the workplace, which can trip up the unsuspecting. For example, while overt age discrimination […]

2-day long-term care administrators’ training bootcamp

Long-term care administrators have a multitude of responsibilities in running a compliant and efficient facility. Administrators are required to be knowledgeable of the ever-evolving federal regulations and best practices for overseeing clinical and financial operations. Will you answer our polling question located in the right sidebar to help us meet your needs in our 2-day […]

Which Phase 2 requirements do you need help with?

What Phase 2 requirement does your facility need help with in 2017? Choose an answer from our polling question located on the sidebar to the right of this post. If you need help with Phase 2 requirements that are not listed there, leave your questions/challenges in the comments box. Let us know how we can […]

Providers encouraged to participate in new emergency preparedness surveyor training

On September 1, CMS announced in a memo the release of the emergency preparedness (EP) online training course for surveyors, who will begin surveying for requirements on November 15, 2017. All surveyors are required to take this course; newly hired surveyors will take the course during their State Survey Agency orientation; and providers are encouraged […]

CMS announces new, more targeted Medicare audit process

After reporting favorable results from a pilot program started in 2014 to reduce errors in the Medicare claims submission process, CMS announced last week that they will move forward with the new auditing strategy—which combines a review of a sample of claims with education—changing the process slightly by moving from a broad “Probe and Educate” […]

Risk and rising fines increase the importance of OSHA

Review your agency’s policies for keeping employees safe from hazards. The majority of employers are subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and more workers are injured in the health care and social assistance industry sector than any other, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The law mandates that employers provide […]

Risk and rising fines increase the importance of OSHA

Review your agency’s policies for keeping employees safe from hazards. The majority of employers are subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and more workers are injured in the health care and social assistance industry sector than any other, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The law mandates that employers provide […]

Don’t miss out on our next Long Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp! April 14-17 in Columbus, OH

The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-day course that will enable your facility to improve survey outcomes, identify quality of care risk factors, and implement a process improvement plan. Visit our website to register. (http://hcprobootcamps.com/courses/10024/location-dates) You will leave the Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp knowing how to: Identify deficiencies in […]