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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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Breaking Ground for the new Transitional Care of Lake County

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12 17, 2018 | Posted in Construction, Event, Facilities | 0 comments

Following many years of work and partnerships between Lake County, the Winchester House Advisory Board, Transitional Care Management, Innovative Health, and the Village of Mundelein, representatives of the public/private partnership celebrated the official ground-breaking of the highly anticipated new Transitional Care of Lake County. The new care center, to be located at 850 East Route 45, will replace the existing county-owned Winchester House that will relocate and open as a new state-of-the-art healthcare center that is owned and operated by Transitional Care of Lake County. After 150 years of owning and operating Winchester House, the Lake County Board sought a partner that could help the County facilitate a smooth transition to private ownership and management of the county-owned and operated Winchester House skilled nursing center. Primary goals included:

  • building upon the strong Winchester House legacy of quality care
  • maintaining and enhancing services to residents and families
  • and planning for a new state-of-the-art community for current residents and their families, as well as future people in need of skilled nursing or memory care, to call home.
Innovative Health and Transitional Care Management offered what turned out to be an ideal solution for the County’s needs, and, in addition, presented incorporating a model, known as Transitional Care, which helps patients bridge the distance between hospital and home by providing a new and highly specialized, short-term recovery option. Construction for the new center begins this month. “The new Transitional Care of Lake County will offer new innovation in resident-centered senior care and continue the tradition of providing compassionate, high quality skilled nursing and memory care to current residents of Winchester House and Lake County residents who require services in the years to come,” said Denise Norman, President of Transitional Care Management. Breaking ground for the new Transitional Care of Lake County, a public/private partnership initiated by the Lake County Board in partnership with Innovative Health and Transitional Care Management to best serve area older adults and their families are (from left to right): Mayor Steve Lentz, Village of Mundelein; Julie Mayer, Winchester House Advisory Board Chair; Steve Carlson, Lake County Board Member (District 7); Brad Haber, Principal, Innovative Health; Denise Norman, the President of Transitional Care Management; Michael Knight, Lake County United, Winchester House Advisory Board; Sandy Hart, Lake County Board Chair; Brian Cloch, Principal, Innovative Health, CEO, Transitional Care Management

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Marketing Techniques for Today’s Data-Driven Market

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10 27, 2017 | Posted in Event | 0 comments

Therapists and clinicians take pride in identifying successful outcomes, but how do referral sources and potential customers in today’s competitive marketplace learn about and understand the great work they are doing?  Charles Ross, Chief Strategy Officer with Transitional Care Management, a featured conference speaker on marketing techniques for new therapy models at The National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies (NARA) fall conference, says:
“In an increasingly data-driven, results-based world, we have great stories to tell! Providers must creatively position their outcomes in a way that translates into increased referrals and more opportunities from both professionals and consumers.”
Outcomes are, without a doubt, increasingly the name of the game. Determining the most effective data for measuring success and finding the best way to present it for maximum results, are the keys to success in an increasingly data-driven marketplace. To find out more about positioning your skilled nursing or post-acute rehab center for success, contact Charles at CRoss@tc-mgmt.com.

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Financial Fundamentals for Therapists

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10 27, 2017 | Posted in Event | 0 comments

Michael Filippo, Chief Operating Officer with Transitional Care Management, was a featured pre-conference speaker on financial fundamentals for therapists and therapy managers at The National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies (NARA) fall conference.

“The roles of the therapist, rehab director and middle manager are critical not only in caring for patients but in managing resources and getting paid for what we do,” says Filippo. “Understanding fundamentals in accounting and finance are key to delivering quality care in our ever-changing industry.”
 

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Virtual CCRC: Increase Census While Improving Outcomes

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10 27, 2017 | Posted in Event | 0 comments

Charles Ross, Chief Strategy Officer with Transitional Care Management (TCM), is a featured presenter at the national PointClickCare Summit on November 6-9 in Orlando, Florida. Charles will discuss the role of the “virtual CCRC” in helping improve outcomes and increase census. By creating successful partnerships at various care levels, residential care centers can offer a “virtual” CCRC experience. For example, partnering with a post-acute transitional care center presents an opportunity to develop and fine-tune mutually agreed upon pathways and protocols that help residents transition through various levels of post-acute care more efficiently and effectively.
“Virtual CCRC partnerships ultimately make for a better user experience and improve clinical outcomes,” says Ross. “Plus they can also assist each provider market their own services while ensuring residents are directed to the most appropriate setting in a timely manner.”
Participants will learn what a virtual CCRC “looks” like, and how it can create a smooth and consistent transition for residents who are in need of services, either upstream or downstream along the continuum of care, in a coordinated effective way. For more information about the PointClickCare Summit or to register visit summit.pointclickcare.com.

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Reducing Hospitalizations Through Physician Engagement: Promoting Interdisciplinary Communication

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10 27, 2017 | Posted in Event | 0 comments

Michelle Stuercke, RN, MSN, DNP, MPH, LNHA, Chief Clinical Officer with Transitional Care Management (TCM), is a featured presenter at the national PointClickCare Summit on November 6-9 in Orlando, Florida. Michelle and a panel of experts will discuss positively impacting re-hospitalization rates by fostering interdisciplinary communication and physician engagement. Hospital readmissions continue to be a focus at all levels of care. The current rate of returning to hospitals from post-acute care facilities is approximately 23%. The cost of re-hospitalizations to Medicare is approximately 17.5 billion dollars. The effect of re-hospitalizations is not only monetary, but physical and emotional as well. Research shows that approximately 45% of these hospitalizations are avoidable. The centers to be profiled in this session are post-acute care centers that specialize in high acuity. At the beginning of 2016 the centers were not using the PointClickCare INTERACT™ tools or Physician Engagement solution. The return-to-hospital rate was running as high as 50%. By the end of 2016, after the implementation of both the Change of Condition forms, QI tools and Physician Engagement tools, the return-to-hospital rate decreased to as low as 16%. The use of the Change of Condition form for effective communication, as well the physicians’ use of the Physician Engagement tool to review labs, medications, vital signs and progress notes, allowed for a more comprehensive evaluation and treatment that resulted in the prevention of unnecessary hospitalizations. For more information about the PointClickCare Summit or to register visit summit.pointclickcare.com.

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