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Person-Centered Care Planning: Insight to Resident Assessment

Posted by Melissa Fox on Fri, Jan 20, 2017

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In our previous blog post (read here), Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) discussed the 4 Foundational Concepts of a Person-Centered Care. As we continue to discuss the concepts, we'll focus on defining the role of Resident Assessment in Person-Centered Care Planning.

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Topics: Requirements of Participation, Person-Centered Care

Person-Centered Care Planning: 4 Foundational Concepts

Posted by Melissa Fox on Wed, Jan 18, 2017

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Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) continues to work with providers to mine through the implementation of Phase 1 of Requirements of Participation (RoP). One area we begin to discuss is the foundational concept of Person Centered Care Planning.

The Implementation of Phase 1 of RoP, (which began November 28, 2016) reports 4 Foundational Concepts for Person Centered Care Planning:

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Topics: Requirements of Participation, Person-Centered Care

Requirements of Participation (RoP): Cultivating Residents' Rights

Posted by Melissa Fox on Tue, Jan 10, 2017

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November 28, 2016 Kicked off Phase One of the Requirements of Participation. The Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, Action Plan retains all existing resident rights and updates the languages and organization of the resident right provisions.

The foundation of Phase One develops the expanded definitions which include adverse event, exploitation, person-centered care, documentation, posting/displaying, resident representative, abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and “exploitation”, and misappropriation of resident property. 

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Requirements of Participation (RoP): 5 Operational Strategies Necessary to Maintain CMS Compliance

Posted by Melissa Fox on Thu, Jan 05, 2017

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The CMS Action Plan details efforts to continue to improve nursing home safety and quality which can be organized into the following Five Operational Strategies.

  1. Enhance consumer engagement
  2. Promote quality improvement
  3. Create strategic approaches through partnerships
  4. Advance quality through innovation and demonstration
  5. Strengthen survey processes, standards and enforcement
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Requirements of Participation (CMS): Phases 1,2,3 Checklist

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Tue, Nov 01, 2016

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Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) is honored to serve the SNF Industry during these complex, unpredictable (watch the news and election drama) and fast past times.  We are hopeful that the following checklist of the recently published Requirements of Participation is helpful.  We outlined the areas due within each phase.  This is to give you a “birds-eye” view of what you and your staff must prepare for over the next three years.  A more detailed check list to follow, however, in the meantime, it is important to gain an understanding of the broad scope necessary for success. 

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Topics: CMS, Requirements of Participation

CMS Requirements of Participation: Top 9 Things to Know

Posted by The Harmony Team on Tue, Oct 04, 2016

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


On 9/28/16, CMS finalized enhancements in care, safety, and consumer protections for long-term care facility residents.
 

CMS summarized the 700 plus pages with the following nuggets: 

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Topics: Requirements of Participation

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