Providers are tuning up to kick off the 20th annual National Assisted Living Week, which runs Sept. 7-13. Assisted living communities across the country will hold parties and events celebrating how "The Magic of Music" enhances the lives of residents, staff and volunteers daily.
As value-based payment and delivery models take hold in Medicare, providers must shift their focus from managing stays to managing episodes of care. Experts from Avalere Health leading a McKnight's Sept. 23 free webinar will delve into how key episode-level data can help long-term care managers form strategies for participating in new models and networks.
The McKnight's Fall Online Expo offers three educational webinars on Sept. 9, with each offering continuing education credit. As always, attendance and CE credits are free for attendees. The event comprises webcasts covering compliance, family/resident relationships, and managed care issues at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively (all times Eastern).
Attendees at a special McKnight's webcast Sept. 17 will have the world of computer-based clinical decisions support unfolded before them. Improved quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of processes are the byproducts of such clinical decision support. The featured speaker at this free event will be Denise Wassenaar, chief clinical officer at MDI Achieve/MatrixCare.
Mental healthcare providers for the elderly expressed anger Thursday over an apparent snub of seniors mental health services in a proposed new federal behavioral health plan.