Regulation Revisions for Long-Term Care: What They Mean for You - On-Demand
Thursday August 20, 2015
Reginald Hislop III
Billers' Association for Long-Term Care
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposal to improve the quality of care and safety affecting long-term care residents. Regulations regarding reduction of unnecessary hospital readmissions and infections, increased quality of resident care, and strengthened safety measures top the major revisions in CMS’ proposed rule released in the July 16, 2015, Federal Register.
Proposed rule CMS-3260-P marks the first major rewrite of the long-term care Conditions of Participation since 1991. According to the CMS press release, this rule would bring best practices for resident care to all facilities that participate in Medicare or Medicaid; it would also implement a number of important safeguards that have been identified by patient advocates and other stakeholders, and include additional protections required by the Affordable Care Act.
During this 90-minute program, our expert speaker Reginald Hislop III, PhD, will give an overview of all the changes and how they affect long-term care facilities. The proposed changes include:
- Making sure that nursing home staff are properly trained on caring for residents with dementia and preventing elder abuse
- Ensuring nursing homes consider the health and proper care of residents when making staffing decisions
- Ensuring that staff members have the skill sets and competencies to provide person-centered care to residents
- Developing a care plan that takes the resident’s goals of care and preferences into consideration
- Improving care planning, including discharge planning for all residents with involvement of the facility’s interdisciplinary team and consideration of the caregiver’s capacity, giving residents information they need for follow-up, and ensuring that instructions are transmitted to any receiving facilities or services
- Allowing dietitians and therapy providers the authority to write orders in their areas of expertise when a physician delegates the responsibility and state licensing laws allow
- Requiring nursing homes to provide greater food choice for residents while also giving nursing homes flexibility
- Updating the nursing home’s infection prevention and control programs, including requiring an infection prevention and control officer, as well as an antibiotic stewardship program that includes antibiotic use protocols and a system to monitor antibiotic use
- Strengthening rights of nursing home residents, including placing limits on when and how binding arbitration agreements may be used
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to do the following:
- Comprehend what the new rule includes, why the rule was proposed, and what will likely survive to the final rule
- Understand how to begin planning now for the salient change elements that will be embedded in the final rule
- Identify where the compliance risks are and how to mitigate them—starting now
- Recognize where to source some best practice information that will help with staying ahead of the emerging requirements
Who Should Listen?
- Directors of nursing
- Nurse administrators
- Nurse supervisors
- Executive directors
- SNF line management
- QA personnel
- Board members
- Risk Managers
- Trade association individuals
- What the major rule changes are (as written) and which changes are likely to survive to the final rule
- What to plan for NOW to stay ahead of the final rule changes
- How to ensure proper implementation to mitigate compliance risk as survey changes occur
- How to adapt strategies to avoid compartmentalization of the new requirements—killing multiple birds with one stone
- Q&A (not live)
Meet the Speaker
Reginald Hislop III, PhD, is managing partner and CEO of H2 Healthcare, LLC. Before forming H2, Hislop served for 24 years as the CEO of Wisconsin’s largest specialized health system (top 50 largest nationally) and then as the managing partner of a national healthcare advisory group in partnership with Grubb & Ellis, specializing in mergers/acquisitions, capital development, and financial/corporate development. In total, Hislop has 30 years of experience as an executive in the development, operations, and financing of all aspects of healthcare, with particular experience in postacute care. In addition to his work at H2, Hislop serves as a consultant on health policy and reimbursement for the NYC investment banking firm of DeMatteo Monness. He also provides policy and reimbursement guidance to the Transitional Healthcare Consortium and clients of the Gerson Lehrman Group, and is a consulting member of the 10eqs knowledge network.
Hislop has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in finance, a Master of Arts in Applied Mathematics and Quantitative Sciences, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Macroeconomics.
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