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Sep 29-30, 2016, Utica, NY: The Great Eight: Overview of the Future 2016 National Tour

Harmony Healthcare International, Inc. (HHI)

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Friday, September 30, 2016 at 4:30 PM (EDT)

Sep 29-30, 2016, Utica, NY: The Great Eight: Overview...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
The Great Eight - 4 Sessions, Full Conference Package   more info 13h 41m $650.00 $0.00
Day One, Session 1: The Great Eight, The Future of C.A.R.E.
This ticket is for admission to Day 1, Session 1 Only. Ticket must be presented at registration. DAY ONE SESSION 1: The Great Eight: The Future of C.A.R.E. 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (Registration: 8:30 am - 9:00 a.m. )
13h 41m $199.00 $0.00
Day 1, Session 2 The Future of Reimbursement: MDS & More for the Clinical Leader   more info 13h 11m $199.00 $0.00
Day 2: Session 1: ADRs & Denial Mgmt
This ticket is for admission to Day 2, Session 1 Only. Ticket must be presented at registration. DAY TWO SESSION 1: ADRs & Denial Mgmt 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (Registration: 8:30 am - 9:00 a.m. )
13h 11m $199.00 $0.00
Day 2: Session 2: Jumpstart Your QAPI & Compliance Programs
This ticket is for admission to Day 2, Session 2 Only. DAY TWO SESSION 2: Jumpstart Your QAPI & Compliance Programs 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (Registration: 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm)
13h 11m $199.00 $0.00

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 Harmony University Presents:

The Great Eight: The Future of C.A.R.E.

Join us for 1 session or all 4 at a special rate of $650!  Earn up to 12 Contact Hours*!  ...or choose a convenient session or sessions at $199 each!

DAY ONE

SESSION 1: The Great Eight: The Future of C.A.R.E.

9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  (Registration:  8:30 am - 9:00 a.m. ) 

The speaker will share an overview of the eight major areas of focus for every Skilled Nursing Facility Operator: IMPACT Act, 5-Star Analysis, Proposed Rule, Compliance, PEPPER, Value-Based Purchasing, Bundled Payments and Antibiotic Stewardship. Learn about the changing landscape of compliance enforcement, and what penalties might look like with and without a compliance program. The Speaker will discuss the latest compliance risks, and data-driven strategies to help providers address risk.

 

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: CEO, CFO, Administrators, Nursing Management, Direct Care Nurses in a SNF, Therapy Management, Therapists, MDS Coordinators and Business Office Managers

 

GOALS

This program will enable long term care professionals to provide quality healthcare through an understanding of Changes in Regulatory expectations from CMS as well as Corporate Compliance in a skilled nursing facility.

 

CONTENT

IMPACT Act

5-Star Analysis

Proposed Rule

Pharmacy Proposed Regulations

Drug Regimen Review

QAPI

Compliance Program

PEPPER

Value-Based Purchasing

Bundled Payments

Antibiotic Stewardship

 

SESSION 2: The Future of Reimbursement: MDS & More for the Clinical Leader

1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (Registration:  12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. )

Let Quality of Care Lead to Accurate and Appropriate Reimbursement: Skilled Nursing Facilities will see many changes as we approach Fiscal Year 2018 in order to ensure we are accurately and appropriately reimbursed for the care we provide. In addition, the Proposed Rule for Medicare and Medicaid will overhaul our regulatory requirements. The changes are cumbersome and complicated. What is the bottom line for clinicians? What to these changes mean for the Clinical Leaders? What do Clinical Leaders need to know? We need to become a higher quality Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)! This course will detail the underlying clinical themes every clinical leader will need to address to ensure compliance with upcoming regulatory and reimbursement changes.  

 

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE

MDS Coordinators, Nurse Managers, Directors of Nursing, Nursing Staff, Administrators, Social Workers, Therapists, Discharge Planners and Admissions Directors.

 

GOALS

This program will enable healthcare providers to establish clinical policy and procedures to meet changing regulatory and reimbursement requirements

 

CONTENT

 

What Will the Future Bring

 MDS Changes October 2016

Quality Measure Management

 Medication Reduction

 Antipsychotics

 Antibiotic Use

 Reducing Hospitalizations

 Preventing Adverse Events

 Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management

 Dementia Management

 Discharge Planning

 Patient Centered and Team Based Care

 Impact of Rehabilitation Services

 Why QAPI

 Questions and Answers

 

 DAY TWO


SESSION 3: Additional Documentation Request (ADRs) and Denial Management

9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  (Registration:  8:30 am - 9:00 a.m. )


In response to several OIG investigations and reports that Skilled Nursing Homes are overbilling Medicare, the Healthcare Industry is experiencing a surge of Probe Reviews per CMS mandates. Multiple contracted agencies are out in full force investigating Medicare and Medicaid billing practices of Nursing Home providers across the country. Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Documentation coupled with MDS 3.0 accuracy is critical to ensuring accurate reimbursement for Medicare claims under the scrutiny of review. The key to success is an understanding of the clinical and technical Medicare requirements. The speaker will explain the OIG Investigation and identify focus areas for educational development for SNF providers. Hear the intrinsic details of how the government approaches Medical Review and determines findings of fraud and denied claims. The attendees will hear detailed clinical and technical Medicare Coverage requirements for improving delivery of care. Current trends in nursing and the healthcare industry impacting the SNF will be presented for nursing and therapy leadership. The Harmony HealthCARE Specialist will disclose techniques for preparing for legal situations as well as strategies for appealing denied claims. The speaker will detail recommended tactics to manage and guide the interdisciplinary team toward absolute compliance.

 

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE

CFO, CEO, Administrators, Nursing Management, MDS Coordinators and Business Office Managers, Rehabilitation Managers, Therapy Professionals

 

GOALS

This program will enable healthcare providers working in the skilled nursing facility setting to understand the legal nursing and therapy ramifications behind the surge of Medical Record Reviews, how they are affecting care and impacting legal documentation. Healthcare providers will gain knowledge of current trends in nursing care and Compliance Reviews to preserve the daily operations of providing the highest quality care to the residents.

 

CONTENT

 

OIG Report and CMS Comments

 Medical Necessity; The Jimmo Settlement

 Clinical Denial Reasons and Trends

 Probe, RAC, Medical Review Survival Guide

 Technical Requirements and Documentation Expectations

 Medicare Skilled Qualifiers

 Understanding the ADRs/Denial Process - HHI

 RAC Audit; Legal Document Preparations

 Guide to ALJ Hearings

 Additional Documentation Request (ADR)

 Appeal Rights and Process

 Keys to Success

 

SESSION 4: Jumpstart Your QAPI & Compliance Programs

 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  (Registration:  12:45 pm - 1:00 p.m.)

 While the utilization of the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Plan is in its infancy stage within the Skilled Nursing Facility setting, other Medicare and Medicaid regulated organizations have been responsible for developing a QAPI annually as a standard of practice. Data-driven, quality- focused initiatives that align with the SNF's overall performance goals work in unison to ensure care delivery weaknesses are addressed, and performance improvement measures and data, plans and outcomes are available on request by SNF Boards of Directors as well as Surveyors. The QAPI builds on Quality activities and Compliance investigations to ensure each facility is working together to create a safe, effective, quality program.

 

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: MDS Coordinators, Case Managers, Nursing Management and Administrators and all other SNF team members.

 

GOAL

This program will enable healthcare providers to engage in QAPI development and oversight activities to attain and maintain compliance with CMS QAPI regulations while improving quality healthcare delivery and improving resident quality of life.

 

CONTENT

 Industry Changes

IMPACT Act

Alignment of Proposed Goals with National Initiatives

SNF Rehospitalization Facts

FY 2016 Medicare SNF Final Rule

MDS Section GG

Five Star QM's of the future

Current and Proposed Regulations

Letting QAPI Lead the Way

What is QAPI?

Are you ready for QAPI?

QAPI: The Five Elements

Practical Application of QAPI Process

QAPI 12 Action Steps

PDSA Model

QAPI and Compliance: A Hand in Hand Approach

Building Your Facility Specific QAPI

RACI Matrix

The Ten Steps for QAPI Planning

QAPI Principles Summarized

Questions and Answers

Current and Future Initiatives

 

Each Session includes one 15 minute break.

 

*CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT/ CONTACT HOURS

Contact Mary Moser, Director of Education for further information at 1.800.530.4413.

Earn up to 12 Contact Hours!  Sessions are approved for 3 Contact Hours each as follows:  

Administrators:  This educational offering is pending review by the National Continuing Education Review Serivce (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (NAB) for 3 Clock Hours and 3 participant Hours. 

Registered Nurses:  Harmony University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurse Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Harmony Healthcare is an AOTA approved provider of continuing education. This course is offered for .3 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level beginner, Category 3: Professional issues. Awarding of CEU’s is dependent on full course attendance, post test and course evaluation completion.

APTA* State Specific:  Please call to verify

SPEAKERS:

Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, MBA, LNHA, is President and CEO of Harmony Healthcare International, a nationally recognized, premier Healthcare Consulting firm specializing in C.A.R.E. (Compliance, Audits, Reimbursement and Regulations, Education and Efficiency). Kris brings her post-acute care expertise with more than 20 plus years experience in the industry as an Occupational Therapist, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and MBA.  Kris is a nationally recognized speaker on SNF compliance and operational excellence in post-acute care.

 Financial Disclosure: The speaker is the owner of Harmony Healthcare International                                        Non Financial Disclosure: The speaker does not have any nonfinancial relationships to disclose

Keri Hart, MS-CCC/SLP, CHHRP-QT, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations and Education and Training
and the Director of CHHRP Program Development for Harmony Healthcare International, a nationally recognized, premier Healthcare Consulting firm specializing in C.A.R.E. (Compliance, Audits and Analysis, Reimbursement and Regulatory, Education and Efficiency).   Keri has over 20 years of experience in the post-acute care industry. 
Financial Disclosure: The speaker is employed by Harmony Healthcare International
Non Financial Disclosure: The speaker does not have any nonfinancial relationships to disclose

Elisa Bovee, MS OTR/L, CHHRP-QT  is  Senior Vice President of Operations   for Harmony Healthcare International, a nationally recognized, premier Healthcare Consulting firm specializing in C.A.R.E. (Compliance, Audits and Analysis, Reimbursement and Regulatory, Education and Efficiency).  In her role, Elisa manages a team of HealthCARE Specialists who have extensive knowledge in the areas of Corporate Compliance, MDS 3.0, RUG-IV, Documentation, Therapy Program development and state-specific Medicaid Case Mix. Elisa has been working in the post-acute care industry for over 20 years, practicing and providing consulting services related to therapy services and Medicare regulations and guidelines.

Financial Disclosure: The speaker is employed by Harmony Healthcare International
Non Financial Disclosure: The speaker does not have any nonfinancial relationships to disclose

Colleen Gouldrick, RN, RAC-CT, CHC is Vice President of QAPI/QM at Harmony Healthcare International (HHI).  Colleen has 25 years of broad- ranging experience in the acute, home care and long-term care arena working with a diverse client base.

Financial Disclosure: The speaker is employed by Harmony Healthcare International
Non Financial Disclosure: The speaker does not have any nonfinancial relationships to disclose

Have questions about Sep 29-30, 2016, Utica, NY: The Great Eight: Overview of the Future 2016 National Tour? Contact Harmony Healthcare International, Inc. (HHI)

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St Luke's Memorial Hospital
1656 Champlin Avenue
Utica, NY 13502

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Friday, September 30, 2016 at 4:30 PM (EDT)


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