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AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Defining and Refining Patient Population for the Facility Assessment

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Fri, Jan 19, 2018

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


Interview with Judi Kulus, Vice President of Curriculum Development at AANAC

Kris Mastrangelo, President of Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) interviews Judi Kulus, the Vice President of Curriculum Development at the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC), in the 2017 AHCA Provider Lounge.  Judi discusses the need for facilities to analyze patient populations for the facility assessment.    Only through a thorough understanding of their patient population can a provider determine the appropriate staffing levels and competencies needed for their facility.  (Audio transcription below).

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Topics: Facility Assessment

2017 AHCA Provider Lounge Series: Facility Assessment, A Baseline Measurement for the SNF

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Thu, Dec 21, 2017

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Interview with Pam Duchene, VP of Education/Training at Harmony Healthcare International

Kris Mastrangelo, President of Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) interviews Pam Duchene, Vice President of Education and Training at Harmony Healthcare International (HHI), in the 2017 AHCA Provider Lounge.  Pam discusses not only the importance of having the facility assessment process in place, but also utilizing the facility assessment as a baseline measurement to bring skilled nursing facilities to the next level.   (Audio transcription below).

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Topics: Facility Assessment

Requirement of Participation (RoP): Facility Assessment Tool

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Tue, Jul 25, 2017

C.A.R.E.

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


Of the many changes closing in with Phase 2 of the Requirements of Participation, there is the much-discussed Facility Assessment.  This document is due November 28, 2017 and then annually thereafter.

The intent of the Facility Assessment is for Skilled Nursing Facilities to define their facility, via a written report which describes the: 

  • Patient Population
  • Resources
  • Risk Assessments 
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Topics: Facility Assessment, Requirements of Participation

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