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LeadingAge Webinar Opportunities

January 27, 2016:  Navigating Bundled Payment Programs: Lessons Learned
Presenter:  Kathleen Weissberg from Select Rehabilitation

Considering the magnitude of participation by skilled nursing facilities in bundled payment arrangements and available data, we have an opportunity to look retrospectively at what has worked well in bundled arrangements and what areas may require improvement.  Using this information and “lessons learned” from participation, SNF providers can look to the future of health care delivery with a more positive outlook for success.
This training program will review the background and rationale behind bundled payments.  Using available data, this session provides lessons learned from the initiative and strategies and tactics for participating in bundled payment initiatives.

Click here to register – Deadline is January 22, 2016.


February 18, 2016:  System Improvement Webinar Series:  Safety and Supervision (F323)
Presenter:  Liz Davidson from LeadingAge Iowa

F323, Free of Accident Hazards/Supervision/Devices, is one of the most frequently cited deficiencies nationally.  The intent of the requirement is to ensure that the long-term care (LTC) provider maintains an environment free from hazards and provides appropriate supervision for each resident to prevent avoidable accidents.  Implementation of key systems and processes can avert potential accidents, improve quality of care, and boost compliance with the regulation.  The implementation of key systems and processes helps improve the quality of care delivered and increase compliance.

Registrants for this webinar will be given the opportunity to submit questions on the topic in advance of the program.

Click here to register – Deadline is February 15, 2016.


March 2, 2016:  Interdisciplinary Approach to Continence Improvement
Presenter:  Kathleen Weissberg from Select Rehabilitation

All health care disciplines have a role in skilled intervention to treat continence.  This webinar provides an overview of anatomy and physiology of normal voiding as well as normal function related to continence.  Different types of incontinence are identified and assessment/treatment strategies are offered for each.  This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to continence improvement and demonstrates roles of each team member.  Emphasis is placed on the role of nursing in completing an assessment of voiding, identifying triggers and bladder stimulants, voiding habits and patterns, and implementing individualized care approaches.  Restorative and compensatory strategies for continence management are reviewed as well as the unique role of physical/occupational therapy in this program.  Documentation and care planning related to behavioral aspects of continence improvement are reviewed.

Click here to register – Deadline is February 29, 2016.


March 17, 2016:  Differentiating Stage 2 Pressure Ulcers from Moisture Associated Skin Damage
Presenter:  Pamela Scarborough from AMT

This webinar is designed to provide you with knowledge to assist you and your skin team in recognizing the differences between moisture associated skin damage (MASD) and stage 2 pressure ulcers, which often look very similar. Content will also include considerations for putting together a functional plan of care for your patients/residents for the prevention and treatment of MASD.

Click here to register – Deadline is March 14, 2016.


Resident-to-Resident Mistreatment Webinar

February 2, 2016: Resident-to-Resident Elder Mistreatment in Nursing Homes:  Findings from the First Prevalence Study

Join us for a webinar hosted by Consumer Voice in collaboration with the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) to discuss the prevalence of resident-to-resident mistreatment and learn how to identify, prevent, and respond to these incidents

Click here to register.

ICD-10 CM Refresher

February 8-9, 2016:  Blue Springs, MO
February 10-11, 2016:  Springfield, MO
February 15-16, 2016:  St. Louis, MO
February 17-18, 2016:  Columbia, MO

This workshop is for long-term care staff, including nursing home administrators, MDS coordinators, medical records personnel, therapists, home health nurses and others who currently assign and/or use ICD-10 codes.

Please see the brochure here for more information including registration.

Culture Change with Carmen

Alarms: The New Deficient Practice? Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls by Engaging with Life
Come on Long Term Care! Be the Best, Smash the Box and get ready for the Baby Boomers

February 10, 2016:  Osage Beach, MO
February 11, 2016:  Springfield, MO
February 12, 2016:  Sikeston, MO

Join Carmen Bowman for an all-day event at three locations as she discusses the use of alarms.  See how eliminating alarms has actually reduced falls in the homes that no longer use them.  She will also help you find out if your home is really offering the right ways to attract Baby Boomers.

Please see the flyer here for more details.

MDS Training

RAI Process from Start to Finish

                April 12-13, 2016:  Independence, MO
                June 28-29, 2016:  St. Louis, MO
                August 10-11, 2016:  Columbia, MO
                October 11-12, 2016:  Columbia, MO

This workshop will look at the RAI process from beginning to end.  The MDS is used for both a clinical assessment and a financial assessment and this workshop will discuss the rules on scheduling these assessments and meeting the requirements individually and combined. Item-by-item coding will be reviewed.  From coding the MDS, we will then look at the CAA to care plan process.

Please see the brochure here for more information.

MC5 2016 Annual Conference – Save the Date

May 3-5, 2016:  Honoring the Past; Challenging the Future of Culture Change
Location:  Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia, MO

As the leader in promoting person-centered care and personal choice, MC5 provides this annual opportunity for care professionals and businesses to network in an exciting, and partnership-building event to bring the best ideas and services to the seniors of our state.

Please see the flyer attached and stay tuned to MC5 for more registration details coming soon.