Super Tuesday

Answers about your top 5 technology challenges

Answers about your top 5 technology challenges

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I've learned after many years of covering long-term care that certain things are sure to arouse providers' anger — over regulation, under payment and reckless media accounts among them. What provokes fear is even easier to identify: technology.

Super Tuesday webcast Aug. 5: Getting connected properly with hospitals, doctors

Super Tuesday webcast Aug. 5: Getting connected properly with hospitals, doctors

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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.

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.

Providers who embrace Electronic Health Records have advantage in partnerships, expert says

Providers who embrace Electronic Health Records have advantage in partnerships, expert says

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Long-term care providers shouldn't be afraid to ask questions and drive the conversation with vendors when purchasing an electronic health record system, according to an industry expert.

McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar tackles electronic health records

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McKnight's last Super Tuesday before the Fall Online Expo will take place today at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.

Aug. 13 Super Tuesday webcast: Using EHRs to improve operations and outcomes

Aug. 13 Super Tuesday webcast: Using EHRs to improve operations and outcomes

Dan Billings, director of health information technology for Pathway Health Systems demonstrated how an optimized Electronic Health Record can transform a facility's operations and outcomes during this one-hour webcast Aug. 13. The program provided attendees with tools and resources to promote better communication, and discussed better use of staff time and better reimbursement. The presentation was immediately put into a playback archive after the session originally aired.

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.

June Super Tuesday webinar to focus on 'tips and traps' in obtaining capital

June Super Tuesday webinar to focus on 'tips and traps' in obtaining capital

A McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast on June 11 will present the latest on capital availability, occupancy data, rent levels, payment growth notes, and more for senior care operators. There is no cost for attendees to register or earn the accompanying continuing education credit. The session will feature chief market and data strategist Michael Hargrave, VP of the NIC MAP service. It will be moderated by McKnight's Editorial Director John O'Connor. "Capital Update: Key issues to watch" is sponsored by GE Capital and will start at 1 p.m. ET.

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.

Accurate ADL coding the focus of April 16 Super Tuesday webcast

Accurate ADL coding the focus of April 16 Super Tuesday webcast

Coding Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) remains an important challenge in the long-term care setting. Part of the challenge is that there are so many employees who contribute to the documentation. Also, the terminology can be confusing. Another big misstep can occur when staff members underestimate how much they assist the patient. This session, led by Mary Beth Newell, addresses why accurate coding is taking on growing importance. It also offers tips that will help ensure the most accurate coding possible. A Q&A session closes the broadcast, which originally aired at 1 p.m. (Eastern) on April 16.

ONLINE EXPO ENDS WITH RECORD ATTENDANCE: Wound care expert advocates for CNA education on event's final day

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An effective, interdisciplinary approach to wound care can reduce rehospitalizations and help facilities avoid litigation, experts said in a webcast on the final day of the McKnight's Online Expo.

McKnight's Online Expo to feature vendors, five CE opportunities

The seventh annual McKnight's Online Expo will kick off with five CE-approved webcasts next Wednesday and Thursday.

Changes to MDS 3.0, RUGs the focus of free Sept. 11 Super Tuesday webcast

Changes to MDS 3.0, RUGs the focus of free Sept. 11 Super Tuesday webcast

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The MDS 3.0 now plays central payment role in long-term care. But new rules and regulations are constantly emerging — and the stakes for providers have never been higher. An informative, live, one-hour webcast will help sort things out on Sept. 11. Leading the presentation will be Leah Klusch, RN, BSN, FACHA, executive director of The Alliance Training Center. Participants on the day of the webcast can earn continuing education credit, which also comes at no cost.

McKnight's August Super Tuesday webcast: Tech partnerships are key

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Health information management and providers' future needs for linking appropriately with other stakeholders were in focus for the August McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast. The event remains free to view from our online archive for a year from the date of the Aug. 7 original airing. The webcast's featured speaker was Deborah Green, vice president of HIM Solutions at the American Health Information Management Association, and also Chief Information Officer at LaVie Care.

Long-term care regulations the focus of McKnight's next Super Tuesday webcast

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Attendees at the next McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast will receive a 2012 regulatory update delivered by well-known expert Leah Klusch, RN, BSN, FACHCA. The executive director of the Alliance Training Center, Klusch will offer the latest insight and advice on numerous regulatory matters on which providers must remain current. The event begins at 1 p.m. (Eastern Time). An outgrowth of the annual McKnight's Online Expo, the webinar will be moderated by Executive Editor John O'Connor. Included will be a discussion of the year's top regulatory developments and how they are likely to affect operators. A live Q&A session will conclude the one-hour event.

Rehab reimbursement and audits the focus of July Super Tuesday webcast

Rehab reimbursement and audits the focus of July Super Tuesday webcast

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Nursing home administrators who can't back up every minute of rehab therapy delivered in their building leave themselves open to auditing, warns an MDS 3.0 expert during the July 10 McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast. Every skilled nursing facility billing minutes to rehab services must be able to verify that he or she has read all of the updates to the RAI Manual, as well as all of the changes that took effect April 1, adds Leah Klusch, RN, BSN, FACHA. That and much more was discussed during the free webcast, which remains available for viewing in an online archive for a year.

Register for today's Super Tuesday payment webinar

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It's not too late to register for today's McKnight's Super Tuesday Webinar "2012 Reimbursement Update: The Least You Need to Know," which can earn you one free continuing education credit.

June Super Tuesday webcast focuses on auditing and integrity contractors

June Super Tuesday webcast focuses on auditing and integrity contractors

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Recovery audit contractors and Zone Program Integrity Contractors are a real part of long-term care providers' days now. To be prepared for them is the wise move. This webcast, originally recorded live on June 5, 2010, discusses how to cope with RACs and ZPICs, as well as other payment and policy issues. The featured presenter is Patricia Boyer, the president of Boyer and Associates and Ask the Expert columnist for McKnight's Long-Term Care News. The event will be archived for a year for free viewing.

Survey expert provides insight on most common deficiencies

Survey expert provides insight on most common deficiencies

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A nursing home survey expert gave providers a cheat sheet to the most common deficiencies — and how to avoid them — in the first McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast of 2012.

Current trends, future problems for nursing home surveys to be focus of Super Tuesday webcast

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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.

Super Tuesdays kick off April 17 with free webcast, CE on surveyors

Super Tuesdays kick off April 17 with free webcast, CE on surveyors

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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.

The joke's on her

The joke's on her

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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.

Nursing homes must be on top of MDS changes, expert says

Nursing homes must be on top of MDS changes, expert says

Nursing home operators need to make sure their MDS coordinators are paying close attention to the changes to the prospective payment system, an expert said yesterday during the last 2011 McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar.

Final Super Tuesday webinar on MDS 3.0 to be held tomorrow

Final Super Tuesday webinar on MDS 3.0 to be held tomorrow

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.

Survey: E-prescribing systems on the rise in nursing homes

Survey: E-prescribing systems on the rise in nursing homes

Most facility operators responding to a new survey say that their next technology-related purchase will be an e-prescribing system. That's according to findings relayed in yesterday's McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast, "Surveying the technology landscape."

McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar focuses on technology

McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar focuses on technology

Earn a free continuing education credit with McKnight's tomorrow with our Super Tuesday Webinar titled "Surveying the technology landscape."

Results of latest research on technology in the long-term care workplace to be discussed at free McKnight's webcast Tuesday

Long-term care providers next week will learn how they stack up against others in the profession when it comes to technology efforts. That's when McKnight's will hold its fifth free Super Tuesday webcast. New research on providers' technology habits and goals will be revealed and discussed at 3 p.m. (Eastern) Tuesday. Both registration and the accompanying continuing education credit that comes with the session are free.

McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast tackles surveys

McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast tackles surveys

McKnight's fourth Super Tuesday webcast is here! Join us Tuesday, July 12 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) for "Taking stock of new survey realities."