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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.

  • Ask the expert: Medicare Advantage

    Diane Brown is a long-term care regulatory specialist and lead educator for HCPro's Medicare Boot Camp-Long-Term Care Version. In this Q&A with Diane, she answers a question about Medicare Advantage.

  • Antipsychotic medication use decreased by almost 19%

    The percent of long-stay nursing home residents receiving antipsychotic medication has decreased by almost 19% under a nationwide initiative that started in 2012, according to the most recent quarterly figures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

  • Jimmo continues on

    Medicare officials continue to cite an “improvement standard” as a reason for withholding benefits from Glenda Jimmo, whose 2012 legal victory was supposed to end this type of denial, Kaiser Health News reported Monday. The situation shows why both beneficiaries and providers are confused about current policy, and why some nursing homes continue to expect business-as-usual.

  • 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.

  • Ask the expert: Wellness

    Diane Brown is a long-term care regulatory specialist and lead educator for HCPro's Medicare Boot Camp-Long-Term Care Version. In this Q&A with Diane, she answers a question about wellness.

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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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