Series Schedule

Thursday, February 14, 2019
10:30AM-11:30AM
Trauma-Informed Care: What It Is and Why It’s Important

This session will explore how trauma-informed approaches to care can be utilized by skilled nursing providers with individuals who have experienced past traumatic events. Participants will gain an understanding of the three E’s of trauma – events, experiences and effects – and how they can shape residents’ responses to care and employees’ approaches to caregiving. The speaker will walk through the principles of trauma-informed care and equip participants with specific strategies they can implement in their facilities, including addressing trauma in employees and its impacts on daily work.
(1.0 NAB and 1.0 SW hours available)

Kathleen Weissberg, Education Director, Select Rehabilitation, LLC, Milford, DE

Thursday, March 21, 2019
10:30AM-11:30AM
ROP Phase 3 Requirements

This session will provide a detailed overview of CMS’s Phase 3 Requirements of Participation for nursing homes, which take effect Nov. 28, 2019. Phase 3 includes a variety of programmatic changes that will require extensive training for staff, including in infection prevention, trauma-informed care, cultural competency, QAPI and more. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the key components of the requirements and the steps to take to ensure compliance.
(1.0 NAB and 1.0 SW hours available)

Mary Wassel, Director, LeadingAge New York ProCare , Latham, NY

Thursday, April 18, 2019
10:30AM-11:30AM
PDPM Documentation Requirements and the MDS

With the initiation of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) in October 2019, there is an increased focus being placed on nursing/clinical documentation. This session will spotlight for you the areas that need your attention in order to obtain appropriate reimbursement for your facility. Participants will learn how to identify MDS items critical to PDPM group assignment and required documentation, how to apply RCA strategies to determine what the focus should be and how to maintain improvements, how to identify opportunities to increase the amount and quality of documentation from clinicians/staff and how to identify resources that are available to assist management and clinicians in improving the quality of skilled documentation.
(1.0 NAB, 1.0 CPA and .5 SW hours available)

Mary Wassel, Director, LeadingAge New York ProCare , Latham, NY
Kristin Breese, Procare Consultant, LeadingAge New York ProCare , Latham, NY

Thursday, May 16, 2019
10:30AM-11:30AM
An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

As part of CMS’s Phase 3 Requirements of Participation, skilled nursing facilities are mandated to have a trained Infection Preventionist on staff by Nov. 28, 2019. This session will provide a comprehensive review of the requirements of the Infection Preventionist role and explore available opportunities to assist participants in meeting this mandate.
(1.0 NAB hours available)

Dawn Carter, ProCare Consultant, LeadingAge New York ProCare , Latham, NY

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - POSTPONED - New Date TBD
10:30AM-11:30AM
PDPM ICD-10 and Resident Characteristics

The initiation of PDPM in October 2019 will increase the pressure on facilities to ensure accurate ICD-10 coding of resident conditions and characteristics. Diagnosis codes and surgical history will determine the PDPM payment group to which each resident is assigned. Though diagnosis coding is often left to non-clinical staff or clinical staff with little or no coding education, it can, with the appropriate resources and basic guidelines, be completed with reasonable accuracy. This session will provide the essential information facilities need to know as they assess where they are in this process and create a plan to reach their clinical and reimbursement goals by the October 2019 date. Participants will learn about the type of information that can be used to assign diagnosis codes to the medical record, where to locate the guidelines to determine which codes can be used in the long term care setting, how to use available resources to accurately code the medical record and which diagnosis codes determine PDPM payment groups.
(1.0 NAB and 1.0 CPA hours available)

Speaker to be announced.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
10:30AM-11:30AM
Key to Preventing Psychosocial Adjustment Difficulties: Know Your Resident

Nursing home admission can often be a difficult experience for both a resident and his or her family. Many behavioral problems that manifest upon admission, however, may be successfully managed with greater knowledge of the individual and appropriate person-centered strategies. This session will focus on how to best utilize social history information to prevent or diminish potential adjustment issues experienced by the resident or his or her family and to assist direct care staff in better understanding and responding to behaviors.
(1.0 NAB and 1.0 SW hours available)

Elliott Frost, Senior Policy Analyst/Procare Consultant, LeadingAge New York ProCare , Latham, NY

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