The Affordable Care Act presents providers with many challenges, including some that aren't being well met yet. A McKnight's webcast on Aug. 13 will discuss the fundamentals needed — including strategy, data and technology — that can help your organization stay ahead.
The next McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast will help providers discern if they are prepared to be a preferred "connected" partner of hospitals and physicians. The free event takes place at 1 p.m. Eastern on Aug. 5 and offers Continuing Education credit at no cost.
Providers should make sure to have a system when a patient is discharged from therapy. Attendees will learn the components of a good maintenance plan, what the caregiver should know and how to motivate and track a patient's progress.
Collaboration and demonstrated competence are becoming more essential than ever for long-term care providers. A free McKnight's webcast will help attendees learn specific strategies to improve care, and their bottom line, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern on July 22. Carla Ellzey, RN, BSN, NFA, the chief nursing officer at Management Seven LLC, will be a featured speaker and detail how her organization has risen to success.
Providers will get a close look at and understanding of how they can challenge survey findings before an administrative law judge at a McKnight's webinar. "So you want your day in court: Lessons learned form the Departmental Appeals Board" will start at 1 p.m. July 18. The free, hour-long event will include a speaker who will discuss his experiences as a surveyor who testified in cases like the ones that will be simulated during the broadcast. Attendees also can "rule" as to the final outcome.
Providers will learn how the government's PEPPER reports are connected to their facilities' health during a June 3 McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast. Featured speaker Leah Klusch, the executive director of the Alliance Training Center, will help attendees realize how these reports can affect their payments and affect operations.
A June McKnight's webinar will focus on understanding the Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary Measure and give tools for better conversations with hospitals or PAC providers.
Skilled nursing facilities face increasing pressure to decrease the rate of hospital readmissions for their residents. A special McKnight's webinar June 18 will focus on strategies providers can use to improve their readmit rates. The free event starts at 2 p.m. Eastern and will feature speakers Michael K. Lin, PhD, chief scientific officer, and Andrew M. Kramer, MD, chief executive officer, both of Providigm.
Long-term care providers can learn about balanced approaches to staffing that both answer increasing acuity needs and stay within budget at a McKnight's webinar June 11. "Staffing strategies built for quality care" kicks off at 1 p.m. Eastern. The free webinar features Irene Fleshner, RN, NHA, FACHE, senior vice president for strategic nursing initiatives for Genesis Healthcare.
Many long-term care providers have become familiar with the ideas behind Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement — but what are the most effective ways to put those ideas into practice in a facility?