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Senate Committee on Aging, PHI to hold briefing on training standards for personal care aides

Personal care aides will get a high-powered focus Monday, when the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) host a briefing on training standards. “Training Personal Care Aides: The Latest Research Findings and Strategies from the States” takes place from 10-11:30 a.m. on Capitol Hill in Washington. PHI Director of Policy Research Dorie Seavey will present the latest findings from PHI’s state-by-state analysis of PCA training requirements.

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How to make your nursing facility RAC-ready

As skilled nursing facilities adjust to the changes to Medicare that arrived early last month, they must be ready for Recovery Audit Contractors. RACs are independent auditors for the government that are preparing to audit every facility that has submitted Medicare claims.

Regulators to start conference-call series to teach new nursing home payment system

Providers with questions about the new nursing home payment system will be able to take part in a series of three training conference calls, beginning later this month, an official with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Thursday. The first will be held at 1:30 EDT on June 24 and deal with concurrent therapy, look-back periods and ADLs (activities of daily living).

MDS 3.0 training to start next week — for nursing home teachers

Doubling the opportunity to take part in the nation’s first “Train-the-Trainer” conference for the new MDS 3.0 nursing home assessment tool was not enough. Federal regulators are now warning unregistered individuals to stay away from next week’s sessions in Baltimore. The new version of the Minimum Data Set is set to go live Oct. 1, giving providers less than six months to deal with complex, dramatic changes.

First MDS 3.0 training to take place next week

Federal regulators will conduct the first of a handful of “train the trainer” sessions for the new MDS 3.0 nursing home assessment tool Monday through Friday in Baltimore. The highly anticipated sessions are aimed at state Medicaid directors, survey directors and other invited individuals, according to federal officials who will conduct the training.

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