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AAPACN Experts

Meet the AAPACN LTPAC Nurse Experts

Recognized authorities in SNF nurse leadership, MDS and the RAI process, and survey and regulatory compliance, AAPACN LTPAC nurse experts regularly speak at national and state conferences, provide education on webinars, and offer insights on podcasts and in industry publications.

Special focus areas for 2024 include:

  • MDS updates (effective 10/1/24)
  • Five-Star
  • Care area assessments
  • Medicare requirements and management
  • Survey success strategies
  • Quality improvement strategies
  • Staff retention leadership

AAPACN expert speakers are available for state affiliate conferences and events and national education events. AAPACN expert speakers require coverage of travel expenses (air and hotel), complimentary conference registration, and honorariums. Contact us for more information using the form at the bottom of this page.

Amy Stewart, one of the AAPACN LTPAC Nurse Experts

Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT

Survey readiness
QAPI
Root cause analysis
Facility investigations
Plans of correction
Top survey citations
Five Star
Quality measures
Trauma informed care
Health literacy
Social determinants of health
Care planning
Staffing
A Systems Approach to QAPI, AHCA/NCAL 2024 Quality Summit, May 21, 2024
SNF VBP Expansion and Quality Improvement Strategies, Ohio Health Care Association Convention & Expo, May 14, 2024
A Nursing Perspective: Improving Staff Retention and Care Quality through Culture Assessment, AHCA/NCAL Conference for CEOs and Executive Leaders, May 8, 2024
Step Right Up to the Five-Star Quality Tent, 2024 NCHCFA Annual Convention & Expo, February 21, 2024
Climbing the QAPI Mountain, Delivering Solutions 23 – AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo, October 3, 2023
Interactive Quality Measures Review, Delivering Solutions 23 – AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo, October 1, 2023
Optimize Time for Optimal Outcomes, NYSHFA/NYSCAL Nurse Leadership Conference, September 21, 2023
Proactive Financial Success Strategies for SNF Leaders, AHCA/NCAL 2023 Quality Summit, May 24, 2023
Oct. 1 MDS Changes Panel Discussion with Live Q&A, AAPACN 2023 Live Virtual Conference – MDS Updates Prep and Polish, August 23, 2023
Trauma Informed Care: Working Through the Pandemic, AHCA Quality Summit, May 17, 2022
Facility Investigations of Adverse Events: Release Your Inner Detective, AHCA, October 13, 2021
Root, Root, Root for the Right Cause, AHCA, October 12, 2021
Learning and Literacy-The Keys to Successful Discharge, AHCA Convention, October 11, 2021
QAPI: From Theory to Application Quick Tips and Takeaways, AHCA October 22, 2020
Root, Root, Root, for the Right Cause, Nevada Healthcare, July 27, 2022
Top 10 Deficiencies and the Prevention Measures Nurse Leaders Need to Know, Nebraska Healthcare, 2021
Ethical Challenges and the Impact on Nursing During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Nebraska Healthcare 2021

Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT

Jessie McGill, an LTPAC nurse expert
PDPM
Quality initiatives
Five Star
MDS coding Medicare
The Ugly Truth About Care Area Assessments, AAPACN 2024 Conference, April 13, 2024
Prep and Planning: Social Determinants of Health, AAPACN 2023 Live Virtual Conference – MDS Updates Prep and Polish, August 23, 2023
Oct. 1 MDS Changes Panel Discussion with Live Q&A, AAPACN 2023 Live Virtual Conference – MDS Updates Prep and Polish, August 23, 2023
The Anatomy of a Quality Measure, AAPACN 2023 Quality Virtual Conference, June 14, 2023
Square Peg, Star-Shaped Hole: Code the Diagnosis that Fits, AAPACN 2023 Conference, April 21, 2023
The “D” Should be for Documentation, AAPACN 2022 Conference, April 2022
PDPM: Survival tips After the Transition, American HealthTech Conference, May 2019
Great Plains QIN: Essential Components of Fall Management and Injury Prevention Webinar I, Great Plains QIO, January 24, 2023
ARD Management: Making Molehills out of Mountains, Mountain-Pacific Quality Health QIO and Wyoming Department of Health, April 28, 2022
The Impact of the Resident’s Voice has on Medicare Reimbursement, Leading Age Quick Cast, January 2021
Identifying and Managing Residents with Complex Nursing and NTA Needs, ACHA Academy PDPM Plus, May 2020

Denise Winzeler, RN, BSN, LNHA

Denise Winzeler
Survey and regulatory
Pressure ulcers
Falls
Clinical operations
Medical record review
Investigations
Root cause analysis
Taking the Surprise Out of Survey Results: How to Prepare Staff for Survey, AAPACN 2024 Conference, April 11, 2024
Clinical Operations: Leading on a Lean Budget, AAPACN 2023 Conference, April 20, 2023
Medical Record Review for Pressure Ulcers, AAPACN 2022 Conference, April 2022
Trauma-Informed Care, AAPACN Conference, April 2022
Recent Webinars:
Great Plains QIN: Essential Components of Fall Management and Injury Prevention Webinar I, Great Plains QIO, January 24, 2023
A Pressure Injury Review – Is the Medical Record Complete, June 2022
Five Steps to a Comprehensive Abuse Investigation, 2021
Jennifer LaBay

Jennifer LaBay, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, CRC

ICD-10
Medicare and PDPM
MDS – especially Sections B, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q
CNA Documentation on Section G
RUG for Medicaid case mix
MDS QMs
Navigating the Medicare Part A Abyss: Diving into Deep Coverage Waters, AAPACN 2024 Conference, April 13, 2024
Better Audit Outcomes Start with Solid Documentation, AAPACN 2024 Conference, April 11, 2024
Operationalizing Key MDS Changes Effective October 1, 2023, Impacting Social Determinants of Health, Transfer of Health Information and Functional Status, Culture of Safety Center (CSC) 2023 Annual Summit, August 3, 2023
Understanding the Value of the Nurse Assessment Coordinator Role: How to Avoid Financial and Regulatory Risk, Culture of Safety Center (CSC) 2023 Annual Summit, August 3, 2023
Prepare for MDS Changes: Resident Voice, Scripted Interviews, and Care Planning, August 23, 2023
Oct. 1 MDS Changes Panel Discussion with Live Q&A, AAPACN 2023 Live Virtual Conference – MDS Updates Prep and Polish, August 23, 2023
Prioritizing Nurse Assessment Coordinator Duties During a Staffing Crisis, AAPACN 2023 Conference, April 21, 2023
AAPACN Conference, 2022, 2023, 2024
ICD-10 Training, The Beacon Institute, Dec. 2021
PDPM Training, First Atlantic Healthcare, Oct. 2020
ICD-10 Training, NextStep HealthCare, Oct. 2020
PDPM Focus on the PT and OT components, AAPACN, June 2022
PDPM Nursing Component, AAPACN, April 2021
Five-Star and Publicly Reported QM updates, Mountain-Pacific Quality Health, April 2021
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