Issue: July 11, 2016

Published on July 11, 2016

Articles in this issue:

RHCF-4 Due 7/15/16 – Test HCS!

Author: Carl J. Pucci* Published in Finance & Reimbursement

Providers should test their Health Commerce System (HCS) immediately to ensure proper log-in and access capabilities in advance of Friday’s RHCF-4 submission deadline.

NYSHFA CONTACT:

Carl J. Pucci
Director, Finance & Reimbursement
518-462-4800 x36

35th Annual FQC - Health Care Open Golf Tournament

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Please join us for the 35th Annual Foundation for Quality Care Health Care Open Golf Tournament on Monday, September 19th.  Located at the Van Patten Golf Club in Clifton Park.  Click here for registration and sponsor information.

NYSHFA CONTACT:
Scott Jackson, CMP
Director, Education & Conference Planning
518-462-4800 x27

MDS, Medicare & Quality Metrics for Today's Nurse Managers

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Join us for our upcoming MDS, Medicare & Quality Metrics for Today's Nurse Managers program being held at the LaGuardia Marriott on September 13th.  Click here for registration and exhibition details.

NYSHFA Contact
Scott Jackson, CMP
Director, Education & Conference Planning
(518) 462-1800 ext. 27

Seminar: Managed Care at High Speed

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Please join us for high speed table discussions where you will have the opportunity to meet with industry experts who will work with you on specific topics, that you decide as a provider, mean the most to you. Click here for the registration brochure.

NYSHFA CONTACT:
Scott Jackson
Director, Education & Conference Planning
518-462-4800 x27

Audio Conference: Understanding Casper

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With so much riding on quality and value it is imperative that today’s LTC managers understand how to read their CASPER reports, such as 5-Star and Quality Measures. Instructor will review the differences between the two reports, with instructions to identify which residents triggered and which MDS caused the trigger.

Listeners can expect to learn how the reports are retrieved, how to read them, and how to interpret data being reported. Ultimately listeners will gain a better understanding of how MDS coding may affect the facility ranking on these reports, and how the reports may influence reimbursement.

Click here for the registration brochure and details to register online.  

NYSHFA CONTACT:
Scott Jackson
Director, Education & Conference Planning
518-462-4800 x27

Audio Conference: Medication Reconciliation

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Hospital readmission rates have been a constant discussion topic among healthcare providers over the past few years and a common determinate in Pay-for-Performance initiatives, Value Based Purchasing (VBP) and inclusion in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). The challenge to reduce readmissions will continue when CMS adds this quality measure to Nursing Home Compare and the Five-Star Calculation July 1, 2016.

Polypharmacy and poor communication of physician orders creates a perfect storm and should be a primary focus for skilled nursing facilities and medical providers to prevent adverse drug events that can precipitate hospital readmissions. SNFs need a comprehensive admission process that includes medication reconciliation incorporating a thorough review of the hospital discharge medications to identify needed clarifications (i.e., unclear diagnosis or indication, uncertain dose or route of administration, stop dates, hold parameters, laboratory tests needed for monitoring, doses that may be different than before hospitalization), medication duplications and a review of medications prior to hospitalization to ensure they are ordered or resumed when appropriate.

Click here for the registration brochure and details to register online.  

 

NYSHFA CONTACT:
Scott Jackson
Director, Education & Conference Planning
518-462-4800 x27

1st Annual Emergency Preparedness Symposium for Assisted Living & Skilled Nursing Providers

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NYSCAL and NYSHFA invite you to our 1stAnnual Emergency Preparedness Program for Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Providers. “Embracing Adversity & Emerging Stronger”, Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Albany Marriott on Wolf Road, Albany, NY.  Please click here to view the registration brochure.

NYSHFA CONTACT:
Scott Jackson
Director, Education & Conference Planning
518-462-4800 x27

 



New York Chapter ACHCA Summer Leadership Conference

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New York Chapter ACHCA Summer Leadership Conference
The Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda
July 25-29, 2016


If you are a long-term care leader who wants to enhance your management skills while creating a culture in which your team feels empowered to provide patients with a higher level of service, this conference is for you and top managers you depend on. Administrators, Owners, CEOs, ACHCA and NYSHFA members and non-members, and other health care company providers will all benefit from this 5-day workshop.

Leading a health care services organization has rarely been tougher than it is today. Ongoing regulatory and payment challenges, human resource issues including generational, cultural, and language differences, as well as consumer demands can all challenge leaders and managers. Best-in class models for leadership, sound principles of management and the behavioral science of motivation will be presented in a series of highly interactive sessions. You will return to work equipped with new insights, a replenished supply of leadership tools, and a personal program for success.

15 CEUs for LNHAs and ALAs

BROCHURE & REGISTRATION INFO


NYSHFA CONTACT:

Scott Jackson, CMP
Director, Education & Conference Planning
518-462-4800 x27