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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The McKnight's Online Expo will take place March 26 and 27, with five webcasts from long-term care leaders.
McKnight's Long-Term Care News is proud to present its lineup for the eighth annual McKnight's Online Expo.
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.
Long-term care providers can now access McKnight's Online Expo sessions, which occurred live March 26 and 27, in our online archive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Medicare's recovery audit contractors (RAC) program recovered $398 million in overpayments in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012, according to a government report.