Top U.S. health policy experts will examine changes in quality of care, service delivery and financing for long-term care for the last 25 years — and project them for the next 25 years — in a meeting of top minds Wednesday in Washington. Individuals may attend the event in person at the National Press Club Ballroom or via a webcast.
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.
Long-term care providers will learn how to better collaborate with hospice staff and colleagues in a hospice setting during a special webcast on Thursday. Alva S. Baker III, M.D., CMD, and Jeffrey Burl, M.D., CMD, will present "The Ins and Outs of Hospice in the Nursing Home" from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
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.
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.
Relias Learning will present a webinar today on HIPAA. Speaker Paige Pennington will discuss how successful HIPAA programs may change current practices, lessons learned from last year's audients and program priorities.
Long-term care experts are ready to share their insights today, when McKnight's first Fall Online Expo kicks off this morning. Three webinars will take place — with opportunities to earn free continuing education credits for each.
Healthcare providers should start preparing for the fall 2014 implementation of ICD-10 codes, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services experts advised during a webinar yesterday. ICD-10 codes will replace ICD-9 codes on Oct. 1, 2014. They apply to all Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act-compliant healthcare provider reports, including MDS 3.0.
Long-term care providers looking to set and achieve quantifiable improvement goals, unique to their organization, are invited to attend a webinar hosted by the American Health Care Association at 2:00 p.m. EDT on Aug. 26. These goals should help attract new healthcare-savvy residents.
Providers interested in giving feedback to the federal Long-Term Care Commission are invited to attend an informational webinar on Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. EDT.
Providers are invited to attend "Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Countdown to Employer Requirements: What to know about being in compliance," a webinar about the Affordable Care Act's implementation on Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. Eastern.
The Institute for Diversity in Health Management will be hosting a webinar to teach healthcare providers about the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care. "The New and Enhanced National CLAS Standard: A Reintroduction" will be held on Wednesday July 31 at 1 p.m. EDT.
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.
Long-term care nurses should embrace personal connections with residents to help them relax and allow oral healthcare, a specialist said recently.
Alzheimer's disease detection should start earlier, even before loss of cognitive function, a professor of medical ethics said Monday. In a webinar, Jason Karlawish, M.D., and Richard W. Besdine, M.D., discussed new approaches to Alzheimer's treatment and prevention, which they said has drastically changed since the disease was first discovered in the early 20th century.
A four-part series of webinars delving into QAPI mandates kicks off at 1 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday. "New QAPI requirements: designing, implementing and sustaining excellence" is the title of the series, which also will take place April 10, 17 and 23. Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) standards will soon be the gold standard by which nursing homes are judged. These LeadingAge-sponsored webcasts will help you figure out how to design, build and maintain a program that state surveyors will find acceptable. CE credit will be available for the series, which is offered to members, as well as non-members of LeadingAge.
Long-term care operators continually need to be aware of what will make them stronger in the marketplace. A webinar focusing on 10 important questions that must be asked and answered to be a successful provider will begin at 11 a.m. Central Time on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Take-away benefits of the one-hour session include a marketing assessment that can be repeated to improve self-evaluation. Ken Curnes, the senior vice president of planning and strategy at GlynnDevins, will address the fundamentals of senior living marketing and give examples of best practices in ten key areas.
WoundRounds and PointRight Inc. jointly announced they are sponsoring a free webinar, "Lowering Your Rehospitalization Rates: Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk." The event will be held at 2 p.m. EDT, Thursday, May 10. "Lowering re-admissions is a system-wide mandate affecting all health care providers, and payments to acute care hospitals are now dependent on the performance of their post-acute partners," said Steven Littlehale, executive vice president and chief clinical officer for PointRight. He will be the main presenter.
How can long-term care operators provide consistent, quality care under today's cost pressures? Attendees at this special McKnight's webcast will learn one big reason when Holland Management CEO Janet Harris reveals some secrets to success. This no-cost webinar will focus on managing staffing levels to drive efficiencies and maintain appropriate staffing at all times. The event took place at 1 p.m. (Eastern) March 6 and will be archived at the McKnight's website for 90 days thereafter.
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