Although the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has not finalized the rules for the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement initiative, it has released a set of materials to help providers start implementing programs for it. McKnight's will provide an extensive update on it during a free webcast Sept. 18 that will also offer free CE credit. The event starts at 1 p.m. Eastern and will suggest practical approaches for provider success.
Even at the nation's best nursing facilities, residents are susceptible to four universal challenges: falls, incontinence, pressure ulcers and unintended weight loss. This McKnight's one-hour live webcast on July 16 will examine why this fearsome foursome is especially challenging, and offer practical strategies providers can use. The lead presenter will be Leah Klusch, executive director of the Alliance Training Center, and no-cost CE credit will be available.
Providers will get an up-close look at problems with the nursing home survey process from a nationally respected expert during the first 2012 McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast. The event will take place at 1 p.m. (Eastern) on Tuesday and earn attendees continuing education (CE) credit. Linda Elizaitis, RNC, RAC-CT, BS, the president of CMS Compliance Group, will examine national trends in survey deficiencies, note at least 10 things that can help an operator prevent deficiencies and also explain how to avoid so-called "gotcha" deficiencies. Registration for the no-cost event is ongoing.
Just about a month ago, I opened a little contest, looking for the best punchline to a joke involving nursing home personnel. We have a winner.
Maybe you've heard the one that starts like this: A long-term care administrator, director of nursing and resident walk into a bar ...
The McKnight's Online Expo returns for a sixth successful year with five educational webcasts March 21 and 22. After a successful debut last year, a series of six affiliated monthly "Super Tuesday" webcasts again will follow.
Is your facility scrambling to stay on top of possible Medicare changes with MDS 3.0? Let McKnights' last 2011 Super Tuesday webinar, "Keeping pace with the MDS 3.0," get you up to speed.
Providers will learn about "Payment challenges and opportunities" Tuesday at the next McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast. Free CE credits will be offered for the first time. The event kicks off at 2 p.m. (Eastern) May 3 (this Tuesday) and will feature McKnight's "Ask the Payment Expert" columnist Patricia Boyer, MSN, NHA, RN, as well as top McKnight's editors. Free registration for the event is ongoing at www.mcknights.com/expo2011.
The second McKnight's Super Tuesday is upon us! This Tuesday's free webcast, "Payment challenges and opportunities," will feature McKnight's "Ask the Payment Expert" columnist Patricia Boyer. Continuing education (CE) credit is available for free. Also, by giving your answers to this three-question survey now, you can help add to the discussion — and become immediately eligible to win a $100 gift card!