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June 21, 2016

On June 15, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) releases its June 2016 Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System. The report examines a variety of Medicare payment system issues, including...

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Looking to develop a more comprehensive plan of care while improving MDS 3.0 accuracy? MDS Care Plans: A Person-Centered, Interdisciplinary Approach to Care helps you navigate recent changes to the RAI and includes more than 100 customizable care plan templates.

On-Demand Webcast

Changing How We Care Plan: Best Practices for Resident Quality Outcomes in Long-Term Care

During this program, expert speaker Debbie Ohl, RN, NHA, M.Msc, PhD, will show you how to make team- and resident-centered care plans and how to develop strategies to ensure leadership and team buy-in. She will also explain how to create user-friendly, person-driven, compliant care plans.

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses in their current care plan system
  • Determine the benefits and challenges of changing current care plan methodology and why it is necessary
  • Review a specific care plan format that meets regulatory demands, simplifies care plan development, and acts as a reference for staff
  • Identify the steps to transition their care plans to real-world, usable formats

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