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Category Archives: Long Term Care Blog

Alive Inside – A Story of Music & Memory: Now in Theaters Nationwide

August 15, 2014: Tivoli Cinemas, Kansas City, Mo. – Visit http://www.aliveinside.us/#see-the-film.

Music & Memory website:  http://musicandmemory.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeAliveInside

LTCEA Meeting: Faith Community Nursing with Seniors

August 8, 2014:  Location:  The Cedars of Town and Country, 13190 S. Outer 40 Rd., Chesterfield.  For more information, please visit the Long Term Care Educators Association (LTCEA) at www.ltcea.org.

Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report – Second Quarter 2014

Please view the quarterly report from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation here:  Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report Second Quarter 2014

AHRQ and Joint Commission Launch E-Learning Module to Reduce Infections

Applying High Reliability Principles to Infection Prevention and Control in Long-Term Care

Free online learning module and index of resources!

Staff at all levels can help prevent healthcare-associated infections by using a 50-minute e-learning tool based on high reliability principles.  The online module teaches long-term care facilities to apply these principles, which can help them achieve safety, quality and efficiency goals, prevent infections and achieve high safety performance over extended periods.  Visit www.jointcommission.org/HRipcLTC.aspx.

Announcement from CMS – National Provider Call: QIO Program Transition

You are invited to join the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, for a discussion on the restructuring of Quality Improvement (QIO) Program effective August 1, 2014.  We recognize the unique impact of the changes on the provider community as it relates to areas such as provider’s procedures for notifying beneficiaries regarding rights to appeals of discharge determinations, addressing quality of care concerns, provision of medical records, working on quality improvement initiatives and receiving technical assistance on value and incentive programs.  The purpose of this meeting is to share an overview of the QIO Program changes, provide an update on the transition process, discuss its impact on the provider community, share critical resources, and to answer any questions.

We have scheduled the National Provider Call for Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT (10:00 am – 11:00 am CDT) via webinar.

Here is how you can join:

Audio:  Telephone Number: 1-877-267-1577

MeetingPlace ID: 993 182 797 (This meeting does not require a password.)

Webinar:  https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/qio-provider-call/

Users without an Adobe Connect login may sign-in as a guest.  Pre-registration is not required.  This session will be recorded.  Thank you for your participation in this call to advance health care quality for Medicare beneficiaries.  We look forward to hearing from you.