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11/1/2017

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Please, Don't Say THAT To a Family! What To Say Instead (Nov 01, 2017 07:00 PM)

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Standard: $99.00

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Sleep Disorders in Older Adults

Dec 11, 2019 6:30pm ‐ Dec 11, 2019 7:30pm

Credits: None available.

Difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep, a disorder known as insomnia, is especially prevalent in later life. This program will explore normal and abnormal sleep patterns in older adults and help clinicians more effectively assess and manage insomnia and other common sleep disorders. practical approach to integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for insomnia into your practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review normal and abnormal sleep patterns in older adults.
  • Examine common sleep disorders in older adults.
  • Assess non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for insomnia.
  • Develop a practical approach to integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for insomnia into your practice.

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Billing and Coding: Something Old, Something New

Nov 20, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Nov 20, 2019 8:30pm

Credits: None available.

This session will provide details about billing for services that have recently been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Participants will learn the peculiarities of the billing changes for these codes. Speakers will discuss the new direction CMS may be heading for evaluation and management (E&M) documentation and billing as delineated in the proposed Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for 2018. The session also will review and explore the finer points of some classical billing and coding enigmas that continue to challenge many PALTC practitioners.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss details of billing complexities for recently approved billing codes used in the geriatric care continuum
  • Discuss CMS’ potential new direction for E&M documentation and billing
  • Review details of some recurrently perplexing PALTC coding and billing issues

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Multimorbidity in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care

Nov 6, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Nov 6, 2019 8:30pm

Credits: None available.

The term “multimorbid” refers to co-occurrence of two or more chronic medical or psychiatric conditions. The majority of residents in post-acute and long-term care facilities are considered multimorbid, and more than 50% of older adults have 3 or more chronic conditions. Management of multimorbid patients is complex, with limited acknowledgement in Clinical Practice Guidelines. Clinicians must learn to approach multimorbid patients with attention to best available evidence, risks, benefits, and burdens of interventions and overall goals of care for the patient and family caregivers. Effective management includes a systemic approach to which includes evaluation of patient preferences, application of best available evidence, estimations of prognosis, consideration of treatment feasibility, and optimization of therapies and care plans. This webinar will utilize sample cases to illustrate this approach to multimorbid patients and will also use available evidence and prognostic tools to assist the practitioner in a post-acute and long-term care setting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define multimorbidity and identify associated risks
  • Explain why most clinical practice guidelines are not appropriate for older adults with multimorbidity
  • Apply five steps for evaluating older adults with multimorbidity and managing their care
  • Identify challenges that clinicians must try to overcome when caring for older adults with multimorbidity

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Being the Change You Want to See: Influencing Leadership to Do the Right Thing

Oct 16, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Oct 16, 2019 8:30pm

Credits: None available.

There is heightened awareness that in order to become excellent and to succeed in quality initiatives, a facility must have excellence in leadership and communication. It is also beneficial for a facility to have a method to assure staff feel engaged, valued, recognized and have a chance to grow in the organization. However, there is little penetration of leadership expertise, or mentoring of new leaders, in the nursing home environment. Whether you are a leader hoping to develop new skills, or you want to be a leader or to influence the leaders in your facility, this webinar will address your needs. Dr. Ferrini will bring own experiences (and mistakes) and provide a practical introduction to leadership concepts like managing up, teaming, rounding with purpose, and current best practices in leadership and communication.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate “managing up”
  • Analyze your facility for examples of team and teaming and plot a strategy to improve teaming
  • Define “rounding with a purpose” and demonstrate how rounds can meet five critical employee needs
  • Evaluate your own leadership strengths and identify strategies to improve your skills and to improve efficacy

Speaker(s):
  • Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD, Medical Director, County of San Diego, Health and Human Services, Edgemoor DP SNF

Fall Online Core Q and A Webinar

Sep 26, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Sep 26, 2019 8:30pm

Credits: None available.


Fall Online Core Q and A Webinar

Sep 26, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Sep 26, 2019 8:30pm

Credits: None available.


Patient Driven Payment Model Question and Answer Forum

Sep 24, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Sep 24, 2019 8:30pm

Credits: None available.

Still have questions about the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) that will take effect on October 1, 2019? Join this webinar for the opportunity to discuss the upcoming changes with our panel of experts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how PDPM differs from Resource Utilization Group System (RUGS)

  • Identify the importance of accurate physician/NP/PA engagement in new skilled nursing facility PDPM payment system

  • Identify tools to help with the transition to the new payment model

  • Interact with audience and address their questions about PDPM

Speaker(s):
  • Steven Buslovich, MD, MSHCPM, Geriatrician, TeamHealth
  • Rajeev Kumar, MD, FACP, CMD, Chief Medical Officer, Symbria
  • Walter Lin, MD, MBA, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Generation Clinical Partners

QAPI/QAA: What Medical Directors Need to Know

Sep 11, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Sep 11, 2019 8:30pm

Credits: None available.

On July 18, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Proposed Rule in the Federal Register that would significantly revise the regulation regarding Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI). CMS will not issue a Final Rule until sometime after the public comment period closes, which is September 16, 2019. This session explores the proposed changes to the regulation that will occur towards the end of 2019.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain what the federal regulation requires from a QAPI program and QAA committee
  • Describe the “Five Elements” of QAPI
  • Understand the medical director’s role in QAPI and the QAA committee
  • Explore the case law regarding “privilege” and discovery of the QAA committee’s “internal documents” and learn how to maintain protection from discovery by plaintiffs’ lawyers and surveyors of confidential and privileged resident information

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Fall Online Core Q and A Webinar #1

Sep 10, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Sep 10, 2019 8:30pm

Credits: None available.

Speaker(s):
  • Meenakshi Patel, MD, MMM, CMD, Assoc., Prof., Dept of Geriatrics, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Verna Sellers, MD, MPH, CMD, Medical Director, Centra

Hypertension: A Review of the Current Clinical Practice Guidelines

Aug 28, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Aug 28, 2019 8:30pm

Credits: None available.

Hypertension is an extremely common disorder and affects over 60% of adults over the age of 65 years. There has been much controversy regarding the target values in management, as well as marked variations in physicians approaches to management based on age and setting of the patient. Current evidence base guidelines, backed by the results from numerous studies, seek to offer more precise information on the matter. This webinar will disseminate the new information and help the audience gain an understanding of the clinical practice guidelines.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an understanding of the new definition and classification of hypertension based on information from the 2017 Clinical Practice Guidelines released from the ACC/AHA and other societies
  • Examine data from the SPRINT study to illustrate the changes in approach to hypertension
  • Review the current approaches to management, including life style and medications
  • Offer clarification and answers to any questions from the audience

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