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Guide for Surviving the Future of Long Term Care: Proactive Planning for Section GG Implementation…and More!
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Mass Senior Care Office, Waltham
9:00 a.m.— 3:30 p.m.
(Registration at 8:30 a.m.)
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), the IMPACT Act, SNF Value Based Purchasing (VBP), the Proposed Rule for Medicare and Medicaid and the SNF Quality Reporting Program all require changes to the Minimum Data Set (MDS 3.0) effective October 1, 2016. These changes include the addition of a SNF Medicare Part A PPS discharge assessment when a Medicare Part A stay ends and the addition of Section GG to capture functional status items from the Continuity Assessment and Evaluation (CARE) item set.
Now more than ever, your interdisciplinary team must work together to meet the CMS Quality Initiative and have a clear understanding of these changes to ensure success. The speaker will assist facilities in negotiating through these changes. In addition to regulatory and reimbursement details, this seminar will provide your interdisciplinary team with valuable strategies to proactively develop policies and procedures to become a higher quality facility.
This program will be of particular interest to Administrators, Nursing Management, Social Workers and Rehabilitation Staff.
At the end of the course you will be able to:
- Identify the MDS Item Sets which require completion of Section GG, and clarify the intent of this section;
- Describe the 6 point rating scaling and the activity not attempted codes for Section GG;
- Describe the Quality Measure related to Section GG data; and,
- Identify the major changes to the overall Five-Star Rating System.
Keri Hart, MS, CCC-SLP, CHHRP-QT, RAC-CT, Senior VP of Clinical Operations/Education & Training and Healthcare Specialist, Harmony Healthcare International
$175 for Mass Senior Care Members $250 for Non-Members
CEUs: 6 - The Massachusetts Senior Care Association has qualified for “deemed status #NH-09015-007” from the Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators for Administrators. Mass Senior Care has applied to the NASW for 6 credits for Social Workers. This program also meets continuing education requirements for Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists in Massachusetts. All will receive certificate of attendance.
Massachusetts Senior Care Association
800 South Street, Suite 280
Waltham, MA 02453
From the North: Take I-95S, take Exit 24, MA-30W. Stay to the left on the off ramp, following the ramp to the first set of lights. Continue through the stop light (following the signs for Brandeis University) onto River Road. Follow River Road, which turns into South Street, for 0.9 miles to Watermill Center, which will be on the right hand side of South Street.
From the South: Take I-95N to Exit 23-24-25, Route 30 / Mass Pike. Stay to the left on the off ramp for approximately ½ mile and then bear right onto the ramp for Exit 24, Route 30. At the top of the ramp, take a left onto MA-30 West and continue 0.1 miles to the traffic light and turn right onto River Road. Follow River Road, which turns into South Street, for 0.9 miles to Watermill Center, which will be on the right hand side of South Street.
From the West: Take I-90E to Exit 14 (Route 128/I95). Stay left after the toll booth, following signs to “NH – Maine / Points North”. Continue on the ramp as it circles around and follow signs to Exit 24, Route 30. At the end of the ramp on the top of a small hill, take a left onto MA-30 West and continue 0.1 miles to the traffic light and turn right onto River Road. Follow River Road, which turns into South Street, for 0.9 miles, Watermill Center will be on the right.
Parking: Use the upper level of the parking garage to the left of the building only. Take a left in the garage to access the upper levels. There are ample handicapped parking spaces located directly in front of the building’s main entrance. Please do not park in marked reserved spaces.