Keep Quality Measures Hot During the Five-Star Freeze – Dec. 13, 2023

Members: $22 |  Non-members: $44Continuing Education: 1.0 CE hourRecording Date: Dec. 13, 2023Duration: 60 minutesSpeaker: Jessie McGill, RN, BSN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA In addition to the substantial MDS changes that occurred Oct. 1, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also recently issued several changes to the MDS 3.0 Quality Measures (QMs) and …

New Year, New Rules: How to Hold MCOs Accountable – Nov. 30, 2023

Members: $22 |  Non-members: $44Continuing Education: 1.0 CE hourRecording Date: Nov. 30, 2023Duration: 60 minutesSpeaker: Maureen McCarthy, RN, BS, RAC-MT, QCP-MT, DNS-MT, RAC-MTA The Medicare Advantage (MA) Final Rule for Contract Year (CY) 2024 helped to achieve significant progress to address and correct widespread managed care denials for coverage and payment. New requirements for …

Putting Together the Discharge Plan – Nov. 2, 2023

Members: $22 |  Non-members: $44Continuing Education: 1 CE hourRecording Date: Nov. 2, 2023Duration: 60 minutes Speakers: Denise Winzeler, RN, BSN, LNHA, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, and Jessie McGill, RN, BSN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA When it comes to discharge planning, most long-term care professionals can recite some of the pieces—discharge planning starts on admission, requires the entire interdisciplinary …

Right Code – Right Date: How to Prepare for FY 2024 ICD-10-CM Updates – Sept. 6, 2023

Members: $22 |  Non-members: $44Continuing Education: 1 CE hourRecording Date: Sept. 6, 2023Duration: 60 minutes Speaker: Jennifer LaBay, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP, CRC The FY 2024 ICD-10-CM coding updates go into effect on Oct. 1, 2023. HIPAA requires that the facility’s clinical team ensure accurate diagnoses are reflected in the medical record, so any changes …

MDS Changes Effective Oct. 1, 2023, Live Q&A Session – July 12, 2023

Members: $22 |  Non-members: $44Continuing Education: 1 CE hourRecording Date: July 12, 2023Duration: 60 minutesSpeakers: Jessie McGill, RN, BSN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, and Jennifer LaBay, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP, CRC Training, training, training! There has been a wave of MDS trainings for the new items coming this October from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the American …

Overview of the Draft MDS 3.0 RAI User’s Manual v1.18.11 – May 18, 2023

Members: $51 |  Non-members: $101Continuing Education: 1.5 CE hoursRecording Date: May 18, 2023Duration: 90 minutesSpeaker: Jennifer LaBay, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP, CRC In early April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the draft version of the Long-Term Care Facility Resident Assessment Instrument 3.0 User’s Manual version (v)1.18.11, which will go into …

The COVID-19 PHE Ends May 11: What This Means for the NAC – April 6, 2023

Members: $22 |  Non-members: $44Continuing Education: 1.0 CE hour Recording Date: April 6, 2023Duration: 60 minutesSpeaker: Jennifer LaBay, RN, RAC-CT, RAC-MTA, QCP, CRC The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) will end on May 11, 2023. Several skilled nursing facility (SNF) blanket waivers that …

MDS Updates and Regulatory Considerations: Antipsychotics – March 30, 2023

Members: $22 |  Non-members: $44Continuing Education: 1.0 CE hour Recording Date: March 30, 2023Duration: 60 minutesSpeakers: Denise Winzeler, RN, BSN, LNHA, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, and Jessie McGill, RN, BSN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA MDS changes coming this October include the expansion of the pharmacological classes of medications in section N and a new column for indication of …

MDS Updates: Social Determinants of Health and Care Planning Considerations – Feb. 23, 2023

Members: $22 |  Non-members: $44Continuing Education: 1.0 CE hour Recording Date: February 23, 2023Duration: 60 minutesSpeaker: Jessie McGill, RN, RAC- MT, RAC-MTA Substantial MDS changes are just months away. CMS has posted the draft MDS Item Sets, but the updated RAI User’s Manual is still pending. However, facilities can still start preparing now. During …

Don’t Be at a Loss: Effective Resident Weight Loss Management – Feb. 16, 2023

Members: $22 |  Non-members: $44Continuing Education: 1 CE hour Recording Date: February 16, 2023Duration: 60 minutesSpeakers: Denise Winzeler, BSN, RN, LNHA, DNS-MT, QCP-MT and Jessie McGill, RN, RAC- MT, RAC-MTA Significant unplanned weight loss in a resident can be a challenging clinical concern that requires collaboration from the interdisciplinary team to manage. During this …