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  • ACOs Bring Assisted Living Into The Fold

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    Since their advent into long term and post-acute care in 2012, accountable care organizations (ACOs) have started with a hospital system as the nucleus and partners taken from the skilled nursing and home health arenas.

    Since their advent into long term and post-acute care in 2012, accountable care organizations (ACOs) have started with a hospital system as the nucleus and partners taken from the skilled nursing and home health arenas.

  • Educating Patients On Sudden Death Syndrome In Epilepsy

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    For people living with epilepsy, achieving freedom from seizures is the ultimate goal of treatment, and health care professionals in long term and post-acute care settings have an important role to play in helping patients and residents with epilepsy achieve this goal.

    For people living with epilepsy, achieving freedom from seizures is the ultimate goal of treatment, and health care professionals in long term and post-acute care settings have an important role to play in helping patients and residents with epilepsy achieve this goal.

  • ZPICs Use An Arsenal Of Weapons To Fight Fraud

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    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) significantly revised Chapter 4 of the Medicare Program Integrity Manual (PIM). The changes outline investigative instructions and procedures governing Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), whose audits aim to prevent, detect, and deter fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare program.

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) significantly revised Chapter 4 of the Medicare Program Integrity Manual (PIM). The changes outline investigative instructions and procedures governing Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), whose audits aim to prevent, detect, and deter fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare program.

  • For Rural Providers, Location Does Matter

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    Between one-third and one-half of all nursing centers are in rural areas. Compared with urban skilled nursing providers, rural providers often face less competition for market share, resulting in strong occupancy.

    Between one-third and one-half of all nursing centers are in rural areas. Compared with urban skilled nursing providers, rural providers often face less competition for market share, resulting in strong occupancy.

  • ACOs Bring Assisted Living Into The Fold

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Since their advent into long term and post-acute care in 2012, accountable care organizations (ACOs) have started with a hospital system as the nucleus and partners taken from the skilled nursing and home health arenas.

    Since their advent into long term and post-acute care in 2012, accountable care organizations (ACOs) have started with a hospital system as the nucleus and partners taken from the skilled nursing and home health arenas.

  • Infection Prevention & Control § 483.80 _Tool

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Purpose & Intent of § 483.80: Designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections.

    Purpose & Intent of § 483.80: Designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections.

  • Part 3: Unintended Healthcare Outcomes - Building Prevention Into Every Day Practice: A Framework for Successful Clinical Outcomes

    Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/16/2016

    After the OIG Report that shed light on several areas of care that put residents at risk, providers immediately got to work developing systems and responses that would help to minimize these unintended healthcare outcomes. Part 3 of the Quality Initiative Series focuses on clinical care, nutrition and team strategies that can make an immediate difference in the lives of residents. Additionally, The Association's Clinical Practice Committee designed a framework that outlines guiding elements such as individualized care approaches, effective transitions of care, QAPI concepts, safety, risk management, team-based care, and diagnostic quality that will support your efforts in fulfilling the Requirements of Participation. Discover what the Hillcrest team has done to succeed in this valuable program on reducing unintended healthcare outcomes. Join Dr. David Gifford, Dr. Anna Fisher, Joe DiMinico and Roxanne Dai in Part 3 of our series.

    After the OIG Report that shed light on several areas of care that put residents at risk, providers immediately got to work developing systems and responses that would help to minimize these unintended healthcare outcomes. Part 3 of the Quality Initiative Series focuses on clinical care, nutrition and team strategies that can make an immediate difference in the lives of residents. Additionally, The Association's Clinical Practice Committee designed a framework that outlines guiding elements such as individualized care approaches, effective transitions of care, QAPI concepts, safety, risk management, team-based care, and diagnostic quality that will support your efforts in fulfilling the Requirements of Participation. Discover what the Hillcrest team has done to succeed in this valuable program on reducing unintended healthcare outcomes.

    Join Dr. David Gifford, Dr. Anna Fisher, Joe DiMinico, RN, Admin, Jason Hagarty, Culinary Coordinator and Roxanne Dai in Part 3 of our series

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    Anna Fisher, DHA

    Director of Quality and Education. Hillcrest Health Services

    Dr. Anna Fisher is a certified dementia practitioner and serves as the Hillcrest Health Services health, quality, and nursing services education expert for diverse business lines that include assisted living, memory support, adult day services, in-patient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, home health care, private duty, telehealth, palliative, hospice, and skilled nursing care. She is also an adjunct professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bellevue University and is also is co-producer of the award-winning NET Television program series, Now What?, about elder care and dementia.

    Dr. Fisher is a Clinical Practice Committee Member, Silver Quality Award Senior Examiner/Team Leader, and Dementia Friendly Designation Workgroup Member for the American Health Care Association (AHCA). She is also a Member of the Emergency Preparedness Committee for the AHCA/National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) and a member of the National Quality Forum (NQF) Advanced Illness Care Action Team. Dr. Fisher is a licensed nurse, and holds an undergraduate degree in human resources, graduate degree in business management, and a doctorate in health administration.

    David Gifford, MD, MPH

    Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, AHCA

    David Gifford, MD, MPH, is a geriatrician and former medical director of several nursing homes in Rhode Island. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at the American Health Care Association. He helped create the Quality Department at AHCA which assists providers in their quality improvement efforts and works with administration officials on regulations and policies impacting the profession. Dr. Gifford also serves on the Board of the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes campaign and the Baldrige Foundation Board. He is a former Director of the Rhode Island State Department of Health, where he received the National Governor’s award for Distinguished Service Award for State Officials. Prior to that he served as Chief Medical Officer for Quality Partners of Rhode Island where he directed CMS’ national nursing home-based quality improvement effort. He also holds a faculty appointment at Brown University Medical School and School of Public Health. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and conducted his geriatric fellowship at UCLA where he also earned his Master’s in Public Health while a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. 

    Joe DiMinico

    RN, Administrator of the Cottages at Hillcrest Country Estates

    Joe DiMinico joined Hillcrest Health Services in 2011 and is currently the Administrator of the Cottages at Hillcrest Country Estates. Joe is a Registered Nurse with experience in geriatric health care management and oversees a very innovative community of eight “household model" long-term care cottages and one post-acute rehabilitation cottage.

    Roxann Dai

    Nurse Technician

    Roxann has been with Hillcrest Health Services for 6 1/2 years.Her position with Hillcrest is a Nurse Tech, and she is also finishing up her Medication Aide classes.She has been nominated for employee of the month, employee of the year, and was a national finalist for CNA of the year through Cerner.

    Jason Hagarty

    Culinary Coordinator

    Jason Hagarty is the Culinary Coordinator with Hillcrest Country Estates at the Rehab Cottage since March 2014. Jason developed and designed menus and set up programming for the CBORD dietary food ordering system. Jason has three years experience with CHI Health Systems as Team Lead of Food and Nutrition, and initiated and implemented the new "Aladdin" Re-Therm food system throughout all CHI hospitals in Nebraska.

  • Taking Photos or Videos in SNFs - §483.10(e)

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    Purpose and Intent of §483.10(e): To provide guidance on the use of photographs and videos in SNFs

    Purpose and Intent of §483.10(e): To provide guidance on the use of photographs and videos in SNFs

  • Accompanying Residents at Discharge or Transfer §483.15(c)(2)

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    Purpose & Intent §483.15(c)(2): To improve care coordination by providing information to the receiving health care organization and provider that can help them provide quality care to the resident.

    Purpose & Intent of §483.15(c)(2): To improve care coordination by providing information to the receiving health care organization and provider that can help them provide quality care to the resident.

  • Admission, Transfer, and Discharge Rights §483.15(c)(1)

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    Purpose & Intent: To provide documentation that a physician has determined a discharge or transfer is necessary.

    Purpose & Intent: To provide documentation that a physician has determined a discharge or transfer is necessary.

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