Tag: staff education

Q&A: Preparing revenue cycle education for clinical staff

Q: What are some key revenue cycle topics that should be included in education geared toward clinical staff? A: Education for clinical staff should be specifically tailored to their functions and their direct interaction with and impact on the revenue cycle. Clinical staff should not be inundated with information that is not relevant to them. […]

Announcing HCPro’s newest service: PROPELLong-Term Care

From mitigating legal and resident safety risks to driving compliance and growth amid constant unpredictability, the challenges faced by modern long-term care leaders are too numerous, varied, and complex to fit within the confines of any single book or brainstorming session. Your needs are evolving, and so are we. We’re excited to announce HCPro’s newest […]

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 […]

Bill introduced to remedy LTC staffing shortages, increase workforce training

This week Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Congresswoman Doris Matsui, co-chairs of the Senior Task Force, introduced a bill to the House that aims to increase investment in geriatric training and caregiver programs for the nation’s long-term care workforce as a way to remedy the worker shortage. Schakowsky and Matsui released a joint statement addressing the […]

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 […]

Join our long-term care review group

HCPro is seeking enthusiastic long-term care managers, nurse leaders, and nurse educators to join an ad-hoc group interested in reading and reviewing prepublication drafts of books and training materials in your areas of interest and expertise. Our editors will send you periodic emails listing upcoming projects available for outside review. If you’re interested, just let […]

21 tips for infection control in-service: Staff competencies

Editorial Note: The below post is an excerpt from HCPro’s title Infection Control: How to Implement an Effective Approach for Long-Term Care, by Brian Garavaglia, PhD, which includes other in-services, dozens of sample policies and procedures, sample quizzes and answers, and the most up-to-date infection control regulatory guidance. A successful in-service program begins with policies […]

CMS releases new QAPI resources

On June 7, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a memo sent to state survey agency directors that announced the rollout of introductory materials to help nursing homes establish a foundation to implement and sustain the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) transition. The introductory materials include: QAPI at a Glance: A […]