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Quality Virtual Conference Recording Bundle

Quality Virtual 2023 Conference Recording Bundle

Eight-Session BundleMembers: $99 |  Non-members: $99
Continuing Education
: 8.0 CE hours for all eight sessions
Duration: Eight sessions, 60 minutes each

Breakout Sessions Featuring Quality Improvement Experts

Experience the education sessions from the AAPACN Quality Virtual 2023 Conference in a recorded bundle packaged for learning on-demand. The bundle includes eight education sessions from leaders and experts in LTPAC quality improvement. Session recordings are a compilation of voice over PowerPoint and audio recordings from the live sessions, plus any Q&A that followed – all accessible in your AAPACN Learner Dashboard for up to one year.

The eight sessions included are as follows:

Strategies to Elevate Care Coordination and Outcomes for All | Laurie Nelson, RN, BSN, Care XM

Providing patients with the best possible care requires collaboration between home health agencies (HHAs) and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). While this can be a challenging process, the speaker will uncover strategies that can help healthcare providers ensure continuity of care and improve resident/patient outcomes. By implementing these strategies, providers can work together more effectively to provide residents/patients with high-quality care.

The Expanded Home Health VBP Model has Begun: Is Your Agency on Track? | Laurie Laxton, RN, BSN, RAC-CT, CCFA, CMAS, IP-BC, QCP, Inovalon

Building upon experience of the original Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model, CMS expanded the program to include all states and data capture began Jan. 1, 2023. The model can be confusing but during this session, the speaker will break down the basics including history, evolution, components, and reports tied to the Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model. 

The Anatomy of a Quality Measure | Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, AAPACN

Quality Measures (QMs) are tools to help nursing facility staff monitor quality improvement efforts and outcome data. To appropriately use this data, facility staff must have a thorough understanding of the measure’s specifications and methodology. In this session, you will examine the nuances of how a QM is calculated and the methodology that must be applied to understand the measure outcomes.

Driving Improved Care Transitions in Post-Acute Care | Nick Knowlton, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, ResMed SaaS (parent company of MatrixCare) and Board Chair, CommonWell Health Alliance, and Chris Pugliese, Director of Product Interoperability, ResMed SaaS

When providers don’t have all the appropriate information and documentation, the result can be less effective patient care planning, reimbursement denials, and other avoidable circumstances. What if your organization had the right digital tools to make patient intake an efficient process — keeping everyone along the care journey connected and prioritizing patient outcomes? Join us to explore how technology and true interoperability can help you with streamlining patient intake and improving your referral source relationships.

How MDS Changes Impact Quality Measures | Maureen McCarthy, RN, BS, RAC-MT, QCP-MT, DNS-MT, RAC-MTA, Celtic Consulting, AAPACN Board

CMS has announced multiple changes for the MDS 1.18.11 starting on Oct. 1, 2023. Many of the changes will impact quality measure reporting for multiple disciplines within the skilled nursing facility. Preparing for the changes will require education and planning for facility staff. During this session, the speaker will identify those changes and describe some best practices to prepare your team for implementation.

OASIS-E: The Cross-Settings/IMPACT Act Update | Jennifer Thiessen, RN, MSN, COS-C, Quality Partner, Avera@Home

The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 has been driving changes to the OASIS assessment since. The most recent version, OASIS-E went into effect Jan. 1, 2023. During this session, you will learn how the OASIS-E compares to other post-acute care assessments and how it impacts value-based purchasing. 

Is Your QAPI Program Working? | Barbara Bates, MSN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, Independent Consulting, MDS Consultants, and MedNet Compliance, and Linda Winston, RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, RAC-CTA, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, Independent Nurse Consultant and Educator

Each skilled nursing facility has a process of reviewing quality concerns and developing methods to address the issues, but is the process working the way it should? QAPI provides a framework to identify quality issues as well as methods to determine the root cause, develop corrective actions, and to evaluate and monitor whether actions taken were effective. In this session, you will explore ways to evaluate your QAPI program effectiveness and review strategies to improve your current QAPI/QAA process.

Blurring the Lines: Improving Quality Performance Across the Continuum of Care | Greg Seiple, RN, Vice President – Clinical Informatics, Kim Banker, RN-BSN, Home Health/Hospice SME, and Dahlia Kroth, Vice President – Strategic Relations, all of SHP

Competition has never been greater in the healthcare system than it is right now. Organizations are competing for both patients and staff and striving to differentiate themselves from their peers to foster better relationships with referring providers. In a highly competitive environment, it’s not always easy to initiate collaborative measures that can positively influence outcomes both for the patients and organizations.

The Quality Virtual 2023 Conference Recording Bundle provides the opportunity to earn up to 8.0 ANCC continuing education hours (CEs) for viewing all eight recorded sessions.

Visit the QAPI and Quality Initiatives resource page for more articles and tips focused on post-acute care quality improvement.