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2015 Annual Long-Term Care Provider Meetings – Save the Date

Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation

Coming to the following locations:
October 2, 2015:  Region 5 – Macon, MO
October 23, 2015:  Region 1 – Springfield, MO
October 28, 2015:  Region 4 – St. Joseph, MO
October 29, 2015:  Region 3 – Kansas City, MO
November 3, 2015:  Region 2 – Cape Girardeau, MO
November 4, 2015:  Region 7 – St. Louis, MO
November 16, 2015:  Region 6 – Jefferson City, MO

Registration is not required.  Please see the flyer next week for more details.

KEPRO’s Phone Numbers

As of August 1, 2015, phone numbers for previous state QIOs will no longer be forwarding to KEPRO’s phone lines as has occurred over the last year.  Please make sure that all of your beneficiary notices have been updated with KEPRO’s appropriate area phone number.  Should the notice not contain the correct number and the call is late, the skilled services notice (Notice of Medicare Non-coverage) will be deemed invalid.  The phone numbers for each area are also listed on the website at www.keproqio.com.

Missouri is part of Area 4.  If a Medicare beneficiary has a concern or is not satisfied with the quality of care received, he or she can call the KEPRO Medicare Beneficiary Helpline at 855-408-8557.  TTY for all areas: 855-843-4776.

The beneficiary may also download a quality of care complaint form, English or Spanish, to complete and fax or mail to:

Beneficiary Helpline Fax: 844-834-7130

5201 West Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 900
Tampa, Florida 33609
Attention: Beneficiary Complaints

Complaints may also be emailed to beneficiary.complaints@hcqis.org.

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Webinar

August 6, 2015:  Improving Immunizations in Nursing Homes (12:00 Noon-1:00 p.m. CT)

Join this webinar to learn how nursing homes can improve in immunization quality measures and processes.  You will hear nursing home leaders discuss best practices that can be implemented, as well as the Texas MDS clinical coordinator who will present additional information about MDS coding for these measures.

For more information, please visit the TMF website here and sign in.

Live Stream the 2015 Pioneer Network Conference

Can’t make the 2015 Pioneer Network Conference in Chicago?  Tune-in via livestream video August 3-4 for select education sessions brought to you by ChangingAging with support from Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

The livestream feed will be available FREE to the public from the Pioneer Network website.  The Pioneer Network Annual Conference is the premier event of the year showcasing the latest developments in the long-term care culture change movement.

Click here to view the full Livestream broadcast schedule, including sessions by Karen Schoeneman, Glenn Blacklock, Megan Hannan, Peggy Brenner, Susan Frazier, Loretta Downs and more!

Missouri Assisted Living Association’s 2015 Fall Conference

October 11-13, 2015:  MALA 2015 Fall Conference
Location:  Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark, MO

This fall conference agenda includes several speakers and presentations over a three-day time frame.  The option to attend all or just one day is included on the registration form.

Please see the tentative conference agenda and attendee registration form attached or visit the Missouri Assisted Living Association’s conference web page here.

Senior Day at the Missouri State Fair

August 19, 2015:  Sedalia, MO

Senior Day at State Fair Mathewson Building, Sponsored by the Area Agencies on Aging and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services:  Several activities are planned this day in the Mathewson Exhibition Center.  Please see the flyer attached for activities and times.

Senior Appreciation Day, Sponsored by Sedalia Democrat:  Each adult and senior presenting a special Sedalia Democrat front-page fair banner will receive $2 off their gate admission, valid today only.

Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s 12th Annual Show Me Summit on Aging and Health

August 17-19, 2015:  “Set Sail for the Future”
Location:  The Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, MO

Step aboard a conference voyage that focuses on the opportunities and challenges facing Missouri’s senior population.  Workshops on aging strong, combating burnout and caregiver stresses, building health and well-being, innovative ideas and achievement, peer mentoring, and the future of senior services are a few of the ports of call.  Exhibit Hall opportunities will display services, products, and information with daily drawings for prizes.   There will also be special presentations by respected businesses and senior service leaders.

Please see the brochure attached or visit the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s announcement web page here.