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McKnight's 2nd Fall Online Expo offers 3 CE webcasts

McKnight's 2nd Fall Online Expo offers 3 CE webcasts

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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).

Klusch: Providers must take ownership of their PEPPERs

Klusch: Providers must take ownership of their PEPPERs

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It is "totally wrong" for providers to let their PEPPERs fall into the hands of outside vendors, a leading long-term care coding and payment expert warned a national audience on Tuesday.

June 3 Super Tuesday webinar: why you need to pay attention to PEPPER reports

June 3 Super Tuesday webinar: why you need to pay attention to PEPPER reports

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.

ONLINE EXPO DAY 2: Learn how to prepare for a facility re-survey, where to find capital

ONLINE EXPO DAY 2: Learn how to prepare for a facility re-survey, where to find capital

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Long-term care professionals are in for a second day of great insights at the McKnight's Online Expo. Attention will turn to finding capital and preparing for surveys, after the event kicked off Wednesday with informative sessions on MDS 3.0 changes, technology and wound care.

THE WAIT IS OVER: McKnight's Online Expo kicks off today

THE WAIT IS OVER: McKnight's Online Expo kicks off today

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Today's the day: Long-term care professionals, top vendors and subject matter experts are convening for the eighth annual McKnight's Online Expo. Minimum Data Set changes, technology adoption and wound care practices are the topics on tap in the virtual conference rooms, while the online exhibition hall will feature 15 vendor booths.

CMS releases new Minimum Data Set training videos; session on coding to kick off McKnight's Online Expo tomorrow

CMS releases new Minimum Data Set training videos; session on coding to kick off McKnight's Online Expo tomorrow

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Post-acute providers now can refer to four new Minimum Data Set training videos from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which answer frequently asked questions and clarify tricky items related to a variety of codes.

Delve into hot topics at the 2014 Expo

Delve into hot topics at the 2014 Expo

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8th Annual McKnight's Online Expo brings national experts, continuing education credits, vendor booths and more straight to your desktop, or wherever you connect to the Internet

McKnight's Online Expo a month away

The McKnight's Online Expo will take place March 26 and 27, with five webcasts from long-term care leaders.

Sign up for the McKnight's online expo

Sign up for the McKnight's online expo

McKnight's Long-Term Care News is proud to present its lineup for the eighth annual McKnight's Online Expo.

Professional education doesn't get better than this

Professional education doesn't get better than this

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What makes McKnight's 8th Online Expo such a good fit for providers is the way it goes about its business. Once again at the end of March, it will come in the form of five national experts, delivering five one-hour sessions on a diversity of topics important to your job. Attendees can earn free CEs. And it's all free.

McKnight's 8th Online Expo to start March 26

McKnight's 8th Online Expo to start March 26

Long-term care providers can now access McKnight's Online Expo sessions, which occurred live March 26 and 27, in our online archive.

Focus on physician groups, managed care to prepare for the future, say long-term care experts

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Skilled nursing providers should build partnerships with physician groups and hospitals but need to make sure to stay abreast of legal and regulatory frameworks, according to experts who spoke at McKnight's Fall Online Expo.

ONE DAY TO GO: McKnight's Fall Online Expo kicks off Tuesday

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Don't miss your chance to hear from long-term care industry experts at McKnight's first Fall Online Expo. Tomorrow is the last day to register because that's when all three webinars will take place — with opportunities to earn free CE credit for each.

McKnight's first Fall Online Expo to address top operator challenges Sept. 10

McKnight's first Fall Online Expo to address top operator challenges Sept. 10

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The inaugural McKnight's Fall Online Expo will feature three separate webcast Sept. 10, delivered by a slate of distinguished experts. They will tackle some of the most pressing long-term care issues, including Minimum Data Set changes and hospital partnerships. Attendees will be eligible for free continuing education credits.

McKnight's Fall Online Expo to address top operator challenges

McKnight's Fall Online Expo to address top operator challenges

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The inaugural McKnight's Fall Online Expo will feature a slate of distinguished experts addressing some of the most pressing long-term care issues, including Minimum Data Set changes and hospital partnerships.

MDS changes challenge providers to be compliant yet adaptable, expert says

MDS changes challenge providers to be compliant yet adaptable, expert says

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Providers are simultaneously coping with significant changes to survey guidelines and increased oversight, making it more important than ever to develop a responsive and well-informed staff, a compliance expert said in a McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast.

Avoiding traps at survey time the topic of Super Tuesday webcast

Four universal challenges at survey time will be the focal points of the next McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast. The one-hour live webcast will offer practical strategies providers can use concerning falls, incontinence, pressure ulcers and unintended weight loss. The lead presenter will be Leah Klusch, executive director of the Alliance Training Center, and no-cost CE credit will be available.

Avoiding traps at survey time is the topic of our July 16 Super Tuesday webcast

Avoiding traps at survey time is the topic of our July 16 Super Tuesday webcast

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.

CMS widens audits, hones in on Part A claims, expert says

CMS widens audits, hones in on Part A claims, expert says

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has increased its scrutiny of Medicare Part A filings recently and as a result, has reclaimed more funds than ever from providers, a long-term care compliance expert noted at a recent McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast.

'Serious' CMS oversight should compel providers to be duly vigilant about compliance, expert says

'Serious' CMS oversight should compel providers to be duly vigilant about compliance, expert says

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Skilled nursing providers should ratchet up Medicare Part A compliance initiatives to meet the increasingly intense scrutiny of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a compliance expert said in a McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast. "CMS is serious about this," said Leah Klusch, executive director of The Alliance Training Center.

Medicare compliance tips, free CE on tap for May 7 Super Tuesday webcast

Medicare compliance tips, free CE on tap for May 7 Super Tuesday webcast

Operational compliance for providers is taking on growing importance when it comes to Medicare covered services. The next McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast, May 7, will provide strategies providers can use to keep federal watchdogs at bay. The session, featuring noted expert Leah Klusch, will start at 1 p.m. Eastern Time and offer tips that will help ensure the best possible outcomes for residents and facilities.

Shamelessly invoice at your own risk

Shamelessly invoice at your own risk

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Here's the good news for providers: new analytics are making it possible to understand and bill your care in ways that would have been impossible just a few years ago. Here's the bad news: The government is quite aware of these new options.

Examine residents' incontinence records, MDS expert advises

Examine residents' incontinence records, MDS expert advises

Overcoding or undercoding incontinence in the MDS 3.0 is a problem that can draw the attention of surveyors, says McKnight's Super Tuesday speaker Leah Klusch.

SNF rehab claims scrutinized more than ever, expert says

SNF rehab claims scrutinized more than ever, expert says

Nursing home administrators who can't substantiate every minute of rehab therapy delivered in their building leave themselves open to increasingly common audits and surveys, a top MDS 3.0 expert said Tuesday.

Be thorough on evaluating ADLs, expert advises

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The functional status and behavior sections of the MDS 3.0 often lead to risk and liability dangers for providers, a long-term care coding expert said Sunday.

Giving an ear to healthcare reform debate

Giving an ear to healthcare reform debate

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Did you know you can download audio recordings of all oral arguments heard by the Supreme Court of the United States? I didn't, and I haven't been this excited since stumbling across all those illegal Dylan concert bootlegs on Napster.

Failure to prepare for MDS updates in the next 10 days could be costly, expert warns

Failure to prepare for MDS updates in the next 10 days could be costly, expert warns

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If skilled nursing facilities are not prepared for the MDS 3.0 changes that will go into effect April 1, 2012, the consequences could be expensive, a top expert warned Wednesday.

McKnight's Online Expo starts today!

McKnight's Online Expo starts today!

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A record-breaking number of participants have signed up for the 6th Annual McKnight's Online Expo, the largest online trade show for the long-term care community.

ONE DAY UNTIL ONLINE EXPO; Medicaid policy in flux

ONE DAY UNTIL ONLINE EXPO; Medicaid policy in flux

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The federal government is readying for the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but what that will mean for long-term care funding remains uncertain.

McKnight's Online Expo begins next week

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More registrants than ever are prepping for the fifth annual McKnight's Online Expo, which kicks off Wednesday and Thursday at a keyboard near you.

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