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This three part series is presented by Dr. David Gifford, Senior VP of Quality & Regulatory Affairs of AHCA/NCAL. This series will break down what an owner or CEO needs to know about the new regulations:
Part 1: Overview and key themes in the new regulations
Part 2: Overview of the new survey process that goes into effect in November 2017
Part 3: Provides key questions you want to ask your management to make sure your organization is ready for the new regulations
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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.