The Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5)
by Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in 2010 requires that all nursing homes develop Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs, ensuring that homes continuously identify and correct quality deficiencies as well as sustain performance improvement. While the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has yet to promulgate the specific regulatory requirements, many homes are already initiating or improving their QAPI processes… to read more and view photos click here: MC5
Please read the news release here: http://www.mvc.dps.mo.gov/news/template.asp?ID=N03130006.
Did you (or someone you know) serve in the military? There may be benefits you have earned because of your service. To learn more about VA Pension benefits, please visit the Missouri Veterans Commission at http://www.mvc.dps.mo.gov/, or call 1-866-VET-INFO (1-866-838-4636).
The 37th Annual Conference was held October 24 – 27, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Presentation materials are now available online, visit www.theconsumervoice.org/2013conferencematerials.
MLN’s 61st Annual Convention – Save the Date
April 10 - 12, 2014: Spicing Up Health Care
The 61st Annual Missouri League for Nursing (MLN) Convention will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.
April 9 - 10, 2014: Nursing Home Administrator Pre-Conference
The Exhibitor Prospectus is now available online. More information coming soon – visit www.mlnmonursing.org/Convention%20NHA%20Pre-Con.
August 4 – 7, 2014: Journey to the Heartland
The 14th Annual Culture Change Conference will be in Kansas City, Missouri!
The Request for Proposals is now open online! Proposals are due by January 10, 2014. Please visit http://www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/2014Conference/RFP.
EARLY REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN – PLEASE CLICK HERE
President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. November is also Family Caregivers Month. To learn more, please visit www.alz.org/care/honor-caregiver.asp, or view all upcoming events at www.alz.org/news_and_events_upcoming_events.asp.
November 5 – 6, 2013: Jefferson City, Missouri.
The Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators (MANHA) and the Missouri Health Care Association (MHCA) invite you to attend the second annual conference. View the brochure here: MHCA MANHA Caregivers Conference. For more information and educational opportunities visit the MHCA website at www.mohealthcare.com/seminars or visit MANHA at www.mlnha.org/conventions-1-day-seminars/.