The CE-accredited webinar is intended to deepen understanding of the QAPI framework and identify the data needed to manage quality outcomes
The federal government assumes providers are up-to-speed on Medicare's rules and coverage.
Cap off the first day of McKnight's 11th Annual Online Expo with an informational session full of strategies for being survey-ready around the clock
The final session of the 2017 McKnight's Online Expo will start at 1 p.m. Eastern on March 15 and focus on practical uses for data that providers probably are already gathering.
Employees seem to be in the driver's seat more than ever thanks to high turnover and worker shortages in long-term care. That's why on Feb. 16 providers are being presented with a vital McKnight's webinar, "Employee Engagement: Your Key to Success in 2017."
Providers will learn what PPS care redesign means for them, and how quality initiatives can help them improve the bottom line at a Feb. 7 McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar. The broadcast, "A quality-based approach to surviving turbulent times ahead," begins at 1 p.m. Eastern Time and offers one free CE credit to attendees.
The new Medicare and Medicaid rules of participation have significant changes in the area for nursing home pharmacy services. A free McKnight's webinar Jan. 31 will explain the challenges and offer strategies for all employees dealing with them.
Between finding the right fit for a position despite growing competition, and retaining that employee once they're on board, the hiring process can be a lot to handle.
Millennials — workers under age 36 — are set to outnumber baby boomers and GenXers combined in the workforce by 2020. Attendees at a Sept. 29 webinar will learn how to tap into this growing generational cohort and successfully recruit, train and retain millennial employees.
Bullying among residents of long-term care and skilled nursing facilities creates a multitude of problems, but is largely underreported. Attendees of a webinar during McKnight's Fall Online Expo on September 22 will gain a better understanding of the drivers and characteristics of bullying in LTC facilities.
Around half of facilities management personnel are expected to retire in the next decade, causing a potential crisis for long-term care administrators. At an upcoming webinar, attendees will learn how to address this potential loss of knowledge.
A McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar Aug. 23 will deliver actionable advice for professionals at all levels of LTC on how to use their own data to their best advantage.
A special McKnight's webinar will reveal what's needed to cope with staffing shortages, rising wage pressures, millennials in the workforce and more. "10 Win-Win Staffing Strategies" will take place at 1 p.m. Eastern on August 16.
National expert Leah Klusch will lead attendees at an August 9 webinar through the skills and knowledge they need to master the newest MDS section: GG — Functional Abilities and Goals. "How to get the MDS Section GG right from the start" will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern. The McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar offers free CE credit.
Attendees at a special June 28 McKnight's webinar, "How to succeed with new payment models," will learn how controlling costs and boosting quality will get them on their way.
In a May 24 webinar, participants will learn about actions they can take with bundled payments, how technology can help and lessons learned.
Post-acute care providers will learn strategies to successfully partner with other organizations to thrive in bundled payment and other risk-based models during a McKnight's webinar May 17. The hour-long event begins at 1 p.m. Eastern Time and offers free CE credit.
Whether it's having difficult conversations with the payroll department, working with IT departments or contacting vendors, providers must understand new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services payroll-based journal reporting requirements.
Attendees will learn about the government's new Payroll-Based Journal system, the information providers need to report, and how to streamline the process at an April 28 McKnight's webinar.
"How to empower true person-centered care through interoperability" is the title of the McKnight's April 26 webinar. Among other benefits, attendees will learn how to use interoperability to reduce financial and clinical risk from a therapy and pharmacy standpoint. Free CE credit will be available to participants.
In this Feb. 25 webinar, attendees will learn best practices on preparing for an upcoming survey and understanding the evolution of citations over the last five years.
With the federal government's huge push away from fee-for-service care, it's a tricky time to be a post-acute care provider. A Feb. 16 McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar will tackle the challenges, including how to improve outcomes, use your own "big data" and build a case as a high-value partner.
Providers need to understand the current value-based purchasing landscape for post-acute care. They can learn this by attending "The Evolving Medicare Payment Landscape: How PAC Providers Can Prepare."
Learn how to identify the negative outcomes related to sleep deprivation and seniors at this Jan. 26 webinar.
Workforce shortages, high turnover rates, wage pressures and Payroll-Based Journal reporting mandates will be the focus of a special McKnight's webinar on Jan. 28.
The federal government is putting Payroll-Based Journal Reporting rules in place in an effort to obtain more accurate staffing and occupancy levels. Few providers know many details of the process or how to satisfy requirements, however, making the Nov. 17 McKnight's webinar a must-attend event.
In an Oct. 20 webinar, attendees can learn how residents and staff at Tealwood Senior Living used customizable solutions in innovative ways to promote independence and transparency with families.
An Oct. 15 webinar will cover the business implication of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) initiative, the first mandatory Medicare bundled payments program,
Attendees at the next free McKnight's webinar are going to get a boost toward creating a better workforce. "Staffing strategies to get ahead: 10 tips to accelerate success" will take place at 1 p.m. ET on Oct. 1.
Learning how to successfully implement QAPI in a nursing center, and how to measure results with it, will be the focus of a McKnight's webinar Sept. 2. The event will start at 2 p.m. Eastern Time and feature speakers Andrew W. Kramer, M.D., and Michael Lin, Ph.D., the CEO and chief scientific officer of Providigm, respectively.
Nurses may struggle with technology. Learn how managers can empower them at a Tuesday, August 11 Super Tuesday webinar.
Many long-term care providers are struggling to understand the rules and regulations of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014. Receive clarity - and a CE credit - during this August webinar.
Administrators tend to overlook the importance of a maintenance manager's job in a senior living organization. Catch up with what's important at this August webcast.
Participants can earn a continuing education credit and hear from payment expert Leah Klusch, executive director of the Alliance Training Center
Although technology can be frustrating, there are certain aging services technologies available today that can improve the quality of life, especially in residents with dementia.
During a free June 17 McKnight's webinar, attendees will receive tips on how to find "right-fit" candidates, better keep current staff members engaged with employee-centric practices, and consistently meet Five Star Quality Rating goals.
Healthcare associated infections are major causes of transfers from long-term care facilities to acute care hospitals and readmission within 30 days after discharge, yet many of them are preventable.
Evidence-based quality data can be a powerful tool — especially for building partnerships with hospitals and managed care entities. These relationships will become increasingly important, making McKnight's free May 20 webcast a must-attend for forward-thinking providers.
Technology is showing increased potential for improving resident care, preventing medical errors and increasing administrative efficiencies. During an important one-hour webcast on May 12, operators will learn about the top technology challenges providers face nationwide — and what they can do about them. Chip Burns, the president and CIO of The Asbury Group-Integrated Technologies, will be the featured speaker.
Root cause analysis is critical to discovering the causes related to a problem identified through the PCDA quality improvement process. Participants will learn more about this process during a CE-eligible webcast.
With greater competition for talent and other workforce challenges, long-term care operators need to be well armed with knowledge about staffing. A free McKnight's webcast March 18 will feature experts explaining how to deal with Five Star Quality Rating changes and otherwise achieve clinical, operational and financial improvements through quality staffing practices.
With a constantly changing technology landscape, it's important to know which systems to adopt. The aging services experience can be improved with devices that offer security and safety.
Hear from Avalere experts on navigating BPCI milestones in 2015.
A free McKnight'swebcast at 1 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 21 will offer expert tips on how providers can integrate their services into the managed care model.
New reimbursement rulings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can mean stronger revenue streams for skilled nursing providers. A free McKnight's webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 16 will explain how providers can better manage patients post-discharge.
Attendees at the Nov. 6 McKnight's webinar will learn how to adopt employee-centric practices that will improve staff satisfaction and retention. Takeaways will be proven practices and practical advice that will help providers achieve the Quality Initiative goal of reducing nursing staff turnover 15%. Irene Fleshner, RN, MHA, FACHE, Senior Vice President for Strategic Nursing Initiatives for Genesis HealthCare, will be the featured presenter.
Many providers never get the chance to reduce pressure ulcers and resident falls while also meeting quality improvement goals. Attendees at McKnight's Oct. 29 webinar, however, will hear first hand how one continuing care retirement community did, and learn how they can do it too. The free event begins at 1 p.m. (Eastern Time).
Attendees at a Sept. 30 McKnight's webinar will learn the latest information and real-world examples of how skilled nursing providers can survive and thrive by reducing readmissions. The one-hour event starts at 1 p.m. Eastern Time and is free to attend.
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.
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.
Attendees will learn first-hand from a leading nursing executive at a free Aug. 27 McKnight's webcast how post-acute care providers can grow better relationships with acute-care partners. Martie Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ, the chief nursing officer for Medline Industries, will be the featured speaker. Leadership's role in lowering readmissions and delivering higher quality outcomes will be a focal point of the session.
Attendees at a free McKnight's webcast Aug. 19 will hear how frontline execs have found success battling new caregiving challenges in long-term and post-acute care. The event will feature, among other topics, best labor and personnel strategies from Dan Leamon, vice president with Altercare of Ohio, and Diane Geis, Altercare's chief personnel officer.
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?
Long-term care providers should evaluate how technology can increase safety of their residents. This includes evaluating technology tools for nurse call management and fall management.
(Editor's Note: This program is now available in our archive. Click through registration as usual to access the presentation.) Participants in an April 23 McKnight's webcast will hear first-hand from a top operator how to become successful with Wi-Fi, and why they need to be. The role of technology in promoting resident safety, autonomy, person-centered care and operational efficiency will be covered in depth. Elizabeth J. Hickle, the executive director at Light of Hearts Villa, will be the featured speaker.
Learn the basics of the bundled payment program offered by CMS in a webinar featuring expert Ellen Lukens.
Traci Bild, one of the nation's foremost sales and marketing experts, will be the featured speaker, and discuss how technology can help the bottom line.
What does quality staffing look like in 2014? A free McKnight's webcast March 6 will sort through facts and myths to help providers better understand what they should be doing to keep themselves at the quality forefront.
Webinar participants will learn what seniors and families are looking for in a long-term care facility.
Speakers from Avalere Health will demonstrate how post-acute care providers can reduce costs and improve quality.
Providers attending McKnight's free Jan. 28 webcast, "From paper to paperless: An EMR success story," will learn how workflow can be transformed virtually overnight.
Improving retention among employees is a desire on the minds of many long-term care administrators.
Hear how Riverside Lodge met the challenge of achieving true person-centered care at McKnight's Dec. 4 free webcast. With the right technological help, Riverside leveraged an e-call system to improve resident safety, increase staff efficiency and better learn the needs of each resident. Featured speaker Deb Friend, Riverside's administrator, will give frontline information on how others can do it too. The event begins at 1 p.m. Eastern.
Attendees at McKnight's Nov. 21 free webcast will learn valuable information about taking Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs from the merely theoretical to actual practice. When staff members participate in a QAPI Committee or are assigned to a Performance Improvement Project (PIP) team, they need to learn different skills for generating ideas, prioritizing problems, making decisions, working in teams and working with data and numbers. This webinar, which begins at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, will help do that. Barbara Baylis, MSN, RN, Accreditation Program Director for Providigm, will be the featured speaker.
Post-acute providers have to learn how to demonstrate the outcomes of therapy. By understanding and using specific data components, providers can learn how to provide the best rehabilitation services through the continuum of care.
Successful senior living providers have upped their games to meet the high expectations of today's consumers, who have more choices now than ever before. Hear at a Nov. 6 free McKnight's webcast how Watermark Retirement Communities leads the market with a creative approach to care and service by prioritizing staffing and labor management, evolving services to manage increasing resident acuity, and driving efficiencies throughout their operations.
Computerized Physician Order Entry systems may sound complex, but long-term care staff is increasingly being called upon to send electronic orders to their pharmacy. Attendees at the Oct. 17 webinar, held at 1 p.m. ET, will find out how CPOE can help administrators and nurses improve cost and quality, and learn about the best practices for implementation.
Creating a seamless flow of demographic and clinical patient information between acute and post-acute facilities will be critical for future long-term care success. McKnight's will host a webcast Oct. 1 to help bring providers the latest on achieving quality through electronic medical records interoperability. The free event will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern. The title of the session is, "Driving Care Coordination: Efficiencies & Quality Through LTPAC EMR Interoperability with Referral Partners."
Now available in archive: Finding new routes to quality care the topic of Sept. 18 McKnight's webcast
Although the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has not finalized the rules for the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement initiative, it has released a set of materials to help providers start implementing programs for it. McKnight's will provide an extensive update on it during a free webcast Sept. 18 that will also offer free CE credit. The event starts at 1 p.m. Eastern and will suggest practical approaches for provider success.
Participants in the webinar will learn about how technology can help providers achieve better financial health.
A McKnight's webcast on Sept. 4 will focus on how providers can optimize resident protections and quality of care using Wi-Fi enabled technologies. Brendalee Piironen, the executive director of The Wales Home, in Cleveland, Quebec, will be the featured speaker. This free webcast begins at 1 p.m. Eastern and will last one hour.
Long-term care providers can learn about how to reduce rehospitalizations at an Aug. 28 webinar.
EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS WEBCAST IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR LISTENING 'ON DEMAND' BY CLICKING THROUGH THE REGISTRATION PAGE BELOW. McKnight's will host a free, one-hour webcast Aug. 22 that is sure to be a professional boost for nurse managers and administrators in long-term care settings. The event will explore certified nurse aide dynamics and relationships in long-term care settings. Lori Porter, the CEO of the National Association of Health Care Assistants will be the featured speaker.
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.
Providers can learn the best practices to jump into an accountable care organization in "Ensuring Your Place in an Accountable Care Network. This webinar will be at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, Aug. 8.
Attendees at an upcoming McKnight's webcast will learn how state surveyors' interpret regulations and reach compliance decisions from someone with more than two decades of experience. William M. Vaughan RN, BSN, will offer tips for successes gleaned from thousands of case reviews and discussions with surveyors, federal regulators and nursing home operators. The event starts at 1 p.m. Eastern Time July 23. Attendees will be eligible to earn no-cost continuing education credit.
What to do about the Affordable Care Act, its employer mandate, the topic of McKnight's July 30 webcast
Go beyond the basics of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate and hear at a July 30 McKnight's webcast from a national expert on healthcare reform and policy to understand how it will impact long-term care providers. This webcast will give special views of the ACA and teach what tools and processes are still needed today to comply with the extended deadline.
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.
Safety, security and operational efficiency are critical areas that long-term care providers must constantly improve upon. A new McKnight's free webcast June 25 will help attendees learn how to do all of these. Featured speaker Amy Fish of Gateway Senior Living, will give an administrator's perspective on how her company redesigned the delivery of care in its new skilled nursing tower to meet the growing demands and expectations of its residents and staff.
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.
Top long-term care managers will provide strategies on how to align the hiring process with an organization's mission, vision and values to improve retention and care at a free McKnight's webcast May 29. Behavioral interviewing strategies and increased engagement with hiring managers will be two special points of focus. This free event begins at 2 p.m. and offers free continuing education credit to attendees.
Many long-term care operators attempt to measure satisfaction levels of their residents, residents' families and their own employers. However, not many know how to make the best use of the information to improve operations. A free McKnight's webcast starting at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on May 23 will teach attendees to how to best assess and get the most out of satisfaction data for performance improvement, and more.
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.
The implications of the Affordable Care Act and what providers should be doing about it were the focus of a free McKnight's webcast April 24. Led by legal veteran Janet K. Feldkamp, of Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, the webinar focused on workforce issues that senior care employers need to focus on as more details of the healthcare reform law are implemented. Also presenting strategies and options for providers was software and information technology veteran Mark Woodka, the CEO of OnShift Software.
Technology holds the promise of a new model of engagement for persons with dementia. This was a key message delivered at an April 9 webinar examining the challenges and opportunities that applied technology has to offer such residents. During the broadcast, Dr. Judah Ronch from the Erickson School delivers a comprehensive overview, while Juliet Holt Klinger shares results from a pilot study at Brookdale Senior Living's communities. This free McKnight's webcast was originally broadcast live on April 9, 2013. It is now available for re-viewing or by others wanting to see it for the first time, by entering the registration page.
The Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program mandated by the Affordable Care Act will soon require providers to strengthen their ability to collect and analyze data in order to lead to the development of better ways to improve and attack problems. Two leading experts, Tamar Abel and Theresa Schmidt, demystify the QAPI process and provide functional strategies during a free McKnight's webcast at 12 p.m. (Eastern) on March 13.
The penalties have been here for nearly half a year, but do long-term care providers really know what hospitals want in a post-acute partner in care? McKnight's is offering a free webcast so that providers can learn where they "need to be" with regard to avoiding hospital readmissions." The event, which starts at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, Feb. 28, also will deliver strategies for how skilled nursing facilities can help prevent readmissions. Joe Ouslander, M.D., senior associate dean and geriatrics professor at Florida Atlantic University, will lead the presentation. McKnight's Editor James M. Berklan will moderate.
The latest in a long line of successful McKnight's webcasts will give listeners "The Key to Quality in 2013: Staffing" on Nov. 8. Attendees of the no-cost event will learn how heavily staffing and labor management can influence the quality of a provider's operation. Best practices, key benefits and more will be offered on issues ranging from overtime to preventing rehospitalizations. This special session also will include answers to questions about staffing and labor management that attendees submitted in the weeks ahead of the event. Shelly Szarek-Skodny, the president and CEO of Legacy Business partners, and Mark Woodka, CEO of OnShift Software, will be the featured speakers. McKnight's Editor James M. Berklan will moderate.
Oct. 2 webcast to give leadership tactics, clinical tools to help LTC providers avert rehospitalizations
Participants at a free McKnight's webcast on Oct.2 will learn about leadership and operational tactics, as well as clinical strategies, that can promote critical thinking among staff members. Attendees also will learn how innovative technology can help organizations succeed in this critical area. The free event begins at 1 p.m. Eastern. Registration (also free) is required.
Sept. 25 webcast to offer providers ways to ensure positive outcomes while avoiding hospital readmissions
About 25% of people admitted to skilled nursing facilities from hospitals land back in the hospital within 30 days. Attendees at a free McKnight's webcast will learn how to turn that tide. The result will be improved resident satisfaction, and provider reputations and bottom lines. Registration and attendance are both free. The event starts at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Sept. 25.
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.