Tag: training

CMS to share QAPI Written Plan How-To Guide, updates on improving dementia care, March 21

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will share information about the new QAPI Written Plan How-To Guide that can assist long-term care providers with performance improvement efforts during the agency’s National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and QAPI Call Tuesday, March 21, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET. Additionally, CMS experts will share: […]

Congress reintroduces bill to count observation stays as three-day prerequisite for SNF coverage

Congress has reintroduced a bill that would ensure patients receiving hospital care under “observation status” could count that time as part of the three-day inpatient hospital stay required to receive skilled nursing care coverage under Medicare. The Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2017 (HR 1421) mirrors a similar bill introduced in 2015. In […]

Upcoming webcast: ACOs and Bundling: The New Dating Game

In recent years, the skilled nursing reimbursement system has continually evolved, and to find a suitable partner, you must now develop an appealing profile. In the new ACO payment system, it’s vital to know which skills are most valuable and how diagnosis coding can affect relationships with potential “suitors.” During this program, expert speaker Maureen […]

Lawsuit highlights social media issues in LTC

A lawsuit has been filed after an employee of a South Dakota nursing home posted nude photos of a resident on social media. The employee, Callie Jones, worked at Golden Living Center in Pierre, SD. Jones pleaded guilty and served three days in jail. Now, the lawsuit, filed on behalf of the now-deceased resident’s estate, […]

New ANA Hostility Prevention Guide Recommends Bartholomew Book

On August 31, the American Nurses Association issued a press release announcing its updated position statement on workplace bullying and violence, stating that the “nursing profession will no longer tolerate violence of any kind from any source.” Among the interventions recommended as “primary prevention” is the HCPro classic work by Kathleen Bartholomew, Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility, […]

Webcast: Regulation Revisions for Long-Term Care: What They Mean for You

Presented on: Thursday August 20, 2015 1:00–2:30 p.m. Eastern Presented by: Reginald Hislop III Sponsored by: Billers’ Association for Long-Term Care The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposal to improve the quality of care and safety affecting long-term care residents. Regulations regarding reduction of unnecessary hospital readmissions and infections, increased quality […]