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CMS Requirements of Participation Phase 3 Webinar Series

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12 27, 2022 | Posted in Event, General | 0 comments

Understanding the Updated Guidance

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  On June 29, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released Updated Guidance for Nursing Home Resident Health and Safety as part of the Requirements for Participation (ROP) Phases 2 and 3 that went into effect on October 24, 2022. To assist facilities in understanding these updates, IHCA, in partnership with Transitional Care Management, is hosting a series of webinars in the coming months. This training series will review the updated guidance and best practices, as well as resources that participants can take back to their facilities to train staff and implement appropriate changes.  Flexible training to meet your needs! This webinar series offers more than 12 hours of training. Sessions are being held virtually and will be available on the IHCA Education Access Virtual Learning Platform (more information to come). Registrants can sign up for individual sessions ($100 per session), register for the entire series, and save $50!

Sessions

Sessions held Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
  • Jan. 5, 2023 — Session 1: ROP Phase 3 Guidance Introduction / Residents Rights
  • Jan. 12, 2023 — Session 2: Abuse and Neglect / Nurse Staffing (Payroll-Based Journal)
  • Jan. 26, 2023 — Session 3: Admission, Transfer and Discharge / Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
  • Feb. 2, 2023 — Session 4: Potential Inaccurate Diagnosis and/or Assessment / Pharmacy
  • Feb. 9, 2023 — Session 5: Infection Control
  • Feb. 16, 2023 — Session 6: Arbitration / Psychosocial Outcome Severity Guide
  • Feb. 23, 2023 — Session 7: State Operations Manual Chapter 5 / ROP Phase 3 Guidance Overview/Wrap Up
**Please note: No session is scheduled on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

Presenters

Michelle StuerckeMichelle Stuercke, RN, MSN, DNP, LNHA, Chief Clinical Officer Michelle Stuercke has more than 30 years of experience in long-term care. She has served as a nurse, Director of Nursing, Education Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, and Chief Clinical Officer. As Chief Clinical Officer for Transitional Care Management, Stuercke is responsible for the clinical operations of 12 facilities in Illinois. She holds BSN, MSN, MPH, and DNP degrees and is also a licensed nursing home administrator. She is the President of the Long Term Care Nurses Association (LTCNA) and serves on the IHCA Board of Directors. She is also a frequent presenter for IHCA and other organizations.     Sabrena McCarleySabrena McCarley, OTR/L, CLIPP, RAC-CT, QCP, FAOTA, Director of Clinical Reimbursement Sabrena McCarley is a licensed occupational therapist with expertise in providing clinical and operational management within post-acute care settings. McCarley works for Transitional Care Management, where she is the Director of Clinical Reimbursement. McCarley is a regular guest faculty speaker at various colleges and universities and state, national, and international conferences. She is a California representative for the AOTA Representative Assembly and is a member of the Living in Place Medical Advisory Panel. McCarley is also actively involved in leadership with The National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies as Secretary and the Chair of the Government Affairs Committee. In 2022, McCarley was appointed to the Technical Expert Panel for the Measurement of Gaps and Measure Development Priorities for the Skilled Nursing Facility Value Based Purchasing Program.
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Elevating the Occupational Therapy Practitioner Role in Post-Acute Care Settings Following the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

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09 22, 2022 | Posted in General | 0 comments

Transitional Care Management’s Sabrena McCarley, Director of Clinical Reimbursement MBA-SL, OTR/L, CLIPP, RAC-CT, QCP, FAOTA, and Linda Riccio, OTR/L, Vice President of Therapy Services, will present at the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association on November 18, 2022.
For more information, please visit: https://www.ilota.org/2022-conference-main-page.

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Post-Acute Sales and Marketing Thought Leadership

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09 22, 2022 | Posted in General | 0 comments

Charles Ross, Chief Strategy Officer presents on Post-Acute Sales and Marketing Thought Leadership panel at SMASH: Senior Care Marketing Sales Summit  
October 24 – 26, 2022 (Las Vegas, NV)
Learn from this group of sales and marketing experts, including Charles Ross, Chief Strategy Officer with Transitional Care Management, about what’s really happening in the marketing trenches and the different approaches they are taking to increase admissions and census in skilled nursing.

In this thought-provoking panel, participants will hear a diverse range of ideas and insights and walk away with a spark that will ignite new ways of looking at revenue in 2023.

For more information or to register, visit https://www.seniorcaremarketingsummit.com/.

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COVID Long Haulers

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09 22, 2022 | Posted in General | 0 comments

Michelle Stuercke, RN, MSN, ND, LNHA, Chief Clinical Officer, Transitional Care Management

Individuals with multiple medical co-morbidities are most likely to experience lingering COVID-19 symptoms, often referred to as "Long Covid." Their recovery is further complicated by the prolonged immobility and isolation required during the public health emergency leading to significant physical, psychosocial and cognitive deficits.

In this panel discussion, featuring Transitional Care Management Chief Clinical Officer, Michelle Stuercke, participants will learn what long haul Covid is, the statistics behind those who have it, and possible treatment options.
To learn more, attend the National Association of Rehabilitation Providers & Agencies (NARA) conference or visit: https://www.eventsquid.com/event.cfm?event_id=17083)

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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Managing Resident Care Post Covid-19

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09 22, 2022 | Posted in General | 0 comments

Linda Riccio, OTR/L, Vice President of Therapy Services, Transitional Care Management,  and Michelle Stuercke, RN, MSN, DNP, LNHA, Chief Clinical Officer, Transitional Care Management

Individuals with multiple medical co-morbidities are most likely to experience lingering COVID-19 symptoms, often referred to as "Long Covid." Their recovery is further complicated by the prolonged immobility and isolation required during the public health emergency leading to significant physical, psychosocial and cognitive deficits.

Transitional Care Management Chief Clinical Officer, Michelle Stuercke, RN, MSN, DNP, LNHA and Vice President of Therapy Services, Linda Riccio, OTR/L, will review a multi-disciplinary approach to resident care to promote the recovery of COVID-19 symptoms and long-haul effects, while achieving well-being during the long recovery process at the American Healthcare Association fall conference held in Nashville, TN.
To learn more, attend the American Healthcare Association's October 9 - 12, 2022 conference. For more information please visit: https://www.eventscribe.net/2022/AHCA/

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Compassion Fatigue and Caregiver Burnout: Working Together to Work Through It

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09 22, 2022 | Posted in General | 0 comments

      
Linda Riccio, OTR/L, Vice President of Therapy Services, Transitional Care Management, and Michelle Stuercke, RN, MSN, DNP, LNHA, Chief Clinical Officer, Transitional Care Management

National headlines describe “The Great Resignation” as our profession experiences the long-term challenges of working through a pandemic with health care providers experiencing issues such as caregiver burnout, compassion fatigue, post-traumatic stress, and occupational deprivation, all of which have resulted in some of the greatest staffing shortages we have seen in our careers.

Transitional Care Management’s Linda Riccio, OTR/L, Vice President of Therapy Services and Michelle Stuercke, RN, MSN, DNP, LNHA, Chief Clinical Officer, spoke with Illinois-based longterm care providers at the Illinois Healthcare Association’s annual fall convention about taking care of the health care providers and caregivers and offered strategies for how to care of one another in the face of difficult work.
For more information about how to recognize the signs of compassion fatigue and burn-out, find personal home and work life balance, and regain job fulfillment contact CRoss@tc-mgmt.com

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Preventing Negative Patient Outcomes: A Collaboration Between Nursing and Pharmacy

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09 22, 2022 | Posted in General | 0 comments

Michelle Stuercke, RN, MSN, ND, LNHA, Chief Clinical Officer, Transitional Care Management
As a featured speaker at the Illinois Healthcare Associations convention held in Peoria this fall, Michelle Stuercke, Chief Clinical Officer for Transitional Care Management, presented on the importance of developing a working partnership and how a collaboration between pharmacy and nursing for medication reconciliation can lead to decreased costs, negative outcomes, and re-hospitalizations.
For more information about how Transitional Care Management can help your organization decrease costs and reduce negative outcomes, contact CRoss@tc-mgmt.com

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Supporting Nurse Leaders in Turbulent Times

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09 22, 2022 | Posted in General | 0 comments

Michelle Stuercke, RN, MSN, DNP, LNHA, Chief Clinical Officer, Transitional Care Management

Retaining and growing nurse leaders has always been a challenge, but during a pandemic, the challenge has become even more difficult.

As a featured speaker at the Illinois Healthcare Associations convention held in Peoria this fall, Michelle Stuercke, Chief Clinical Officer for Transitional Care Management, offered helpful strategies for retaining nurse leaders, recruiting nurses to become part of the leadership team, and growing individuals within the organization to assist in clinical team leading.
To learn more about how Transitional Care Management can help your organization recruit, retain, and nurture leaders, contact CRoss@tc-mgmt.com

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We Value your Compliments and Concerns

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07 05, 2022 | Posted in Featured | 0 comments

In the spirit of open communication, Transitional Care Management actively solicits input from residents, guests, employees, and family members. iCare is the “listening ear” of the TCM organization. With this program and  847-720-8860 dedicated phone line, TCM turns s former “compliance hotline” into a direct line for expressing:
  • Compliments and recognition of a job well done
  • A direct conduit to management for discussing concerns
  • And a vehicle for team members residents and guests to express Bright Ideas and suggestions that will help us improve operations.
"More than a hotline, iCare is also an ever-present reminder of the caring customer service culture that is so critical to our success," says Denise Norman, President of Transitional Care Management, "and it serves as a gentle reminder to our crew to show our customers how much we care every chance we get!" We’d love to hear from you! Let us know what we are doing right and how we can improve. Look for the iCare logo on posters and suggestion boxes throughout all TCM-managed Centers, and please don’t hesitate to call or fill out an iCare comment card show how much you care if you have a bright idea, compliment or concern to share.

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Transitional Care Management Welcomes New Director of Clinical Reimbursememt

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04 29, 2022 | Posted in Uncategorized | 0 comments

SABRENA McCARLEY, MBA-SL, OTR/L, CLIPP, RAC-CT, QCP, FAOTA DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL REIMBURSEMENT

Sabrena McCarley is a licensed occupational therapist and industry leader with expertise in providing clinical and operational management within post-acute care settings. At TCM, she is responsible for mentoring and training therapists, clinical and regulatory support, and partnering with customers and interdisciplinary teams on program development and training. Sabrena holds several publications and is a regular guest faculty speaker at various colleges and universities as well as state, national and international conferences. She is a California representative for the AOTA Representative Assembly and is a member of the Living in Place Medical Advisory Panel. She is also actively involved in leadership with The National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies as a Board Member at Large and Chair of Government Affairs Committee. In 2022, McCarley was appointed to the Technical Expert Panel for the Measurement Gaps and Measure Development Priorities for the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program.

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