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LeadingAge’s 2015 Annual Conference: Exhibitor, and Sponsorship and Advertising Prospectus Packets Available

September 1-3, 2015:  “Be the Voice”
Location:  Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel, St. Louis, MO

LeadingAge Missouri is gearing up for a new and exciting conference this year.  LeadingAge Missouri is able to offer this annual conference in large part because of the support from exhibitors, and sponsors and advertisers.  LeadingAge Missouri also understands how valuable vendors are to the success of the Annual Conference.  Conference attendees will have the opportunity to view the latest products, services and technologies across the variety of aging services.  This annual meeting offers the supporters a chance to reconnect with current customers and opportunities to make new contacts.

Please see both the Sponsorship and Advertising Prospectus and the Exhibitor Prospectus packets attached and stay tuned to LeadingAge Missouri’s 2015 Annual Conference web page here for future registration details.

ICD-10 CM Education for Long-Term Care: Registration Now Open!

June 19-30, 2015: Kansas City, MO
July 1-2, 2015: Springfield, MO
July 13-14, 2015: Cape Girardeau, MO
July 15-16, 2015: St. Louis, MO
July 20-21, 2015: St. Louis, MO
July 22-23, 2015: Columbia, MO
August 5-6, 2015: Blue Springs, MO

This workshop, provided by Missouri Health Care Association, LeadingAge Missouri, and Missouri League for Nursing, is for long-term care staff, including MDS coordinators, medical records personnel, therapists, home health nurses and others who currently assign and/or use ICD-9 codes.  Participants will get an understanding of what ICD-10 CM is and how to appropriately assign codes in ICD-10 CM.

Please see the brochure attached or visit Missouri League for Nursing’s website here for more details and registration information.

LeadingAge Missouri’s Kansas City Regional Meeting

June 4, 2015:  Adams Mark Hotel Conference Center, Kansas City, MO

LeadingAge Missouri will hold a Regional Meeting in Kansas City focusing on Root Cause Analysis:  Fertilizer for a Safe and Just Culture along with updates from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, the Division of Senior and Disability Services, and LeadingAge Missouri’s Legislative update.  Following the meeting and a networking reception, a shuttle will take attendees over to Kauffmann Stadium to see the Kansas City Royals take on the Cleveland Indians.

For more information and registration details, visit LeadingAge Missouri’s KC Regional Meeting web page here.

LeadingAge Missouri’s St. Louis Regional Meeting

June 2, 2015:  Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, St. Louis, MO

LeadingAge Missouri will hold a Regional Meeting in St. Louis focusing on High Reliability:  The Key to Quality and Value along with updates from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, the Division of Senior and Disability Services, and LeadingAge Missouri’s Legislative update.  Following the meeting and a networking reception, attendees will head over to Busch Stadium to see the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers.

For more information and registration details, visit LeadingAge Missouri’s STL Regional Meeting web page here.

CMS Memo S&C 15-40-NH: Information Only – Review and Status of Nursing Home Survey: Summary of Traditional and Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) Findings and Issues

For the past 10 years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the States have used two standard survey processes that assess the quality of care and quality of life for nursing home residents.  The memo has a review of both the traditional survey and QIS processes.  CMS is continuing to make improvements to QIS to address the challenges, concerns and feedback we have received to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of survey process.

The memo and attachment are both attached or you may visit www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions-Items/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-15-40.html?DLPage=4&DLEntries=10&DLSort=3&DLSortDir=descending.

New Generations Newsletter – Spring 2015

The Section for Long-Term Care Regulation has published New Generations – Volume 13, Issue 1, Spring 2015.  A complimentary color copy will be circulated via regular mail to each licensed home in Missouri.  This issue is now accessible on our website.  Please visit health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/providerinfo.php  to view this publication along with a collection of previous newsletters.

Selfie Tip #7:  “Don’t Call Me Honey!”

Have you listened to yourself and the words you use?  Not only the words, but also the way you say them may be condescending to people.  Using person-centered language is one of the essentials in changing our culture.

Please see the flyer here for more information.