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  • Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp

    The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-day course that will enable your facility to improve survey outcomes, identify quality of care risk factors, and implement a process improvement plan.
    You will leave the Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp knowing how to:
    ·         Identify deficiencies in your facility practices
    ·         Implement processes to reduce citation risk
    ·         Improve quality of care and quality of life
    ·         Discover how tracking and identifying systems quality failures through the use of data you already collect can help you implement fail-safe measures for constant compliance

    This Boot Camp will also teach you how QAPI process improvement projects can prepare your facility for a survey long before a surveyor walks through your door. Additionally, it will help you increase your census, making you a stronger candidate for a network partner and preferred skilled nursing facility.

  • The FDA approved an extended-release opioid

     The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave market clearance to an extended-release opioid, designed for those with severe pain, yesterday. The medication is likely to be an option for long-term care residents in severe pain.

  • Legislation would watch LTC providers more carefully

    If a recently introduced House bill becomes law, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would have to use more care to verify that providers are not owned by people with a history of fraud.

  • New blood test for Alzheimer's is promising

     

    The latest Alzheimer's blood test is promising; as it appears to accurately predict the disease 10 years before a clinical diagnosis could be made, researchers announced Sunday. Their findings appeared in the online version of The FASEB Journal, The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biologyin late October.

     

  • Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp

    The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-day course that will enable your facility to improve survey outcomes, identify quality of care risk factors, and implement a process improvement plan.
    You will leave the Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp knowing how to:
    ·         Identify deficiencies in your facility practices
    ·         Implement processes to reduce citation risk
    ·         Improve quality of care and quality of life
    ·         Discover how tracking and identifying systems quality failures through the use of data you already collect can help you implement fail-safe measures for constant compliance

    This Boot Camp will also teach you how QAPI process improvement projects can prepare your facility for a survey long before a surveyor walks through your door. Additionally, it will help you increase your census, making you a stronger candidate for a network partner and preferred skilled nursing facility.
     
    Register now!

  • CMS says payroll vendors might be responsible for SNF staffing data reported quarterly

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services soon will begin collecting quarterly staffing information from skilled nursing facilities, an official said during an Open Door Forum call Thursday.

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  • Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement: A Nursing Home's Guide to Implementation and Management

    Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement: A Nursing Home's Guide to Implementation and Management

    Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement: A Nursing Home’s Guide to Implementation and Management will introduce the basics of QAPI, including how it came to fruition and what regulations exist in regard to nursing homes starting their own QAPI program. In addition, this manual will highlight the new skills nursing homes will need to focus on to implement QAPI, including data analysis and root cause analysis. You’ll get the tools you need to create a QAPI implementation and staff training plan.

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