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Requirements of Participation (RoP): Overview Phase III

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Thu, Mar 28, 2019

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Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


Phase III
Requirements of Participation (RoP)
Implemented by November 28, 2019 

Highlights 

  1. QAPI Plan/Program Governing Body
  2. Person-Centered Care Planning
  3. Trauma Informed Care / Behavioral Health Services for History of Trauma PTSD
  4. Infection Preventionist
  5. Compliance and Ethics Program
  6. Physical Environment
  7. Training Requirements Competencies of Staff
  8. Dietary 

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Topics: Requirements of Participation

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #7 Enforcement, Discipline and Incentives

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Tue, Feb 19, 2019

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


As a finalization of the 7-Post Blog Series on Compliance, today we will explore #7 Enforcement, Discipline and Incentives.

P-R-E-P-A-R-E

  1. Policies and Procedures
  2. Reporting and Investigating
  3. Education and Training
  4. Prevention and Response
  5. Auditing and Monitoring
  6. Responsibility and Oversight Committee
  7. Enforcement, Discipline and Incentives 
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Topics: Compliance

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #6 Responsibility and Oversight Committee

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Thu, Feb 14, 2019

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


As a continuation of the 7-Post Blog Series on Compliance, today we will explore #6Responsibility and Oversight Committee. 

P-R-E-P-A-R-E

  1. Policies and Procedures
  2. Reporting and Investigating
  3. Education and Training
  4. Prevention and Response
  5. Auditing and Monitoring
  6. Responsibility and Oversight Committee
  7. Enforcement, Discipline and Incentives
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Topics: Compliance

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #5 Auditing and Monitoring

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Tue, Feb 12, 2019

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


As a continuation of the 7-Part Blog Series on Compliance, today we will explore Auditing and Monitoring. 

P-R-E-P-A-R-E

  1. Policies and Procedures
  2. Reporting and Investigating
  3. Education and Training
  4. Prevention and Response
  5. Auditing and Monitoring
  6. Responsibility/Oversight of Compliance Officer/Committee
  7. Enforcement, Discipline and Incentives 
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Topics: Compliance

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #4 Prevention and Response 2019

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Thu, Feb 07, 2019

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


As a continuation of the 7-Part Blog Series on Compliance, today we will explore Prevention and Response. 

P-R-E-P-A-R-E

  1. Policies and Procedures
  2. Reporting and Investigating
  3. Education and Training
  4. Prevention and Response
  5. Auditing and Monitoring
  6. Responsibility/Oversight of Compliance Officer/Committee
  7. Enforcement, Discipline and Incentives
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Topics: Compliance

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #3 Education and Training

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Tue, Feb 05, 2019

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


As a continuation of the 7 Part Blog Series on Compliance, today we will explore Education and Training. 

P-R-E-P-A-R-E

  1. Policies and Procedures
  2. Reporting and Investigating
  3. Education and Training
  4. Prevention and Response
  5. Auditing and Monitoring
  6. Responsibility/Oversight of Compliance Officer/Committee
  7. Enforcement, Discipline and Incentives 
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Topics: Compliance

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #2 Reporting and Investigating

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Thu, Jan 31, 2019

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


As a continuation of the 7 Part Blog Series on Compliance, today we will dive into Reporting and Investigating. 

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Topics: Compliance

Compliance Series - 7 Elements: #1 Policies and Procedures

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Tue, Jan 29, 2019

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


As a continuation of last week’s blog post, we are reviewing the seven elements of an effective Compliance Program.  To reiterate, it is necessary to develop and implement a Compliance Program with the following key elements: 

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Topics: Compliance

Compliance Series: 7 Elements of An Effective Compliance Program

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Thu, Jan 24, 2019

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory/Rehab • Education/Efficiency


CMS revised paragraph §483.85(b) to accurately indicate that the operating organization for each Skilled Nursing Facility must have in operation a Compliance and Ethics program by November 28, 2019, (Phase 3). A technical error occurred on page 68869 of the October 4, 2016, Final Rule.  CMS incorrectly stated that the each facility must have an in operation compliance and ethics program by November 28, 2017.  CMS corrected this error. 

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Topics: Compliance

AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Challenges Facing SNFs in Rural America

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Tue, Jan 22, 2019

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


Interview with Ted LeNeave, President & CEO of Accura Healthcare

Tom Mack, Senior Vice President of Client Development at Harmony Healthcare International (HHI), interviews Ted LeNeave, President and CEO of Accura Healthcare, in the AHCA Provider Lounge.   With 17 skilled nursing facilities throughout the state of Iowa, Ted LeNeave knows the challenges of running a SNF in rural America.  With more and more of the rural working class outliving their life-savings, more and more of rural SNF residents rely on Medicaid, which rates are substantially lower than Medicare and Managed Medicare.  As a Chair on the Board of Directors for the Iowa Health Care Association, Ted has been actively working on ways to increase funding to the Medicaid system including increasing provider fees.  Rural nursing homes are also facing a growing workforce shortage.  As a solution to this problem, Accura Healthcare has developed a recruiting strategy focused in out-of-state urban areas such as Detroit and Chicago.  Accura Healthcare seeks to attract long-term care professionals who are looking for the chance to move to a quieter town that boasts low crime rates and top-tier education with the added bonus of paid moving expenses.

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Topics: Staffing, Rural

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