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CMS Proposed Changes and Final Rule - What Can the Changes Mean to You? - On Demand

Format:  Recorded Audio Conference

Date Recorded: Aug. 9, 2018

Program Summary: Our speaker, Kristin Breese, had one of the limited seats at the July 31 – Aug. 1 CMS Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program Provider Training and will provide information hot off the press! Hear what CMS has to say about the proposed MDS changes for October 1, 2018. Clinicians need to understand this to ensure the MDS is as accurate as possible. The sooner you know, the more prepared you will be!

Topics will include:

  • MDS changes for October -  Section GG, Section I, Section M, Medication reconciliation
  • Denial letter updates and process development assistance
  • ICD-10 updates and requirements
  • Impending PDPM and final rule requirements

Target Audience: Administrators, CEOs, CFOs, Directors of Nursing, Directors of Rehab, MDS Coordinators, Quality Improvement Professionals, Directors of Activities, Directors of Food Service, Directors of Social Work, RNs and all interdisciplinary team members.

Speaker: Kristin Breese, RN, BSN, RAC-CT, RAC-MT, CPC, QCP-MT
Kristin is the managing director of Post Acute Clinical Advisors, LLC as well as an Independent Nurse Consultant for the Connecticut Department of Public Health assisting facilities within the nurse monitor program. She has previously held positions as Director of Operations, Regional Medicare Specialist, Clinical Reimbursement Specialist, DNS and MDSC.

Kristin has been in long term care since 1985 in multiple clinical and operational capacities including MDS and reimbursement since the early 90's. Her focus at Post Acute Clinical Advisors is maintaining clinical competencies to provide quality person-centered care while managing reimbursement challenges. Kristin also assists facilities with both the clinical and operational implementation of electronic health records.

She is currently a Certified Professional Coder (AAPC), one of only a handful of OASIS Master Trainers and a master teacher for both AANAC (RAC-CT and QAPI programs) and AHRQ (TeamSTEPPS). Her years in education make her training sessions much more than just a transfer of information, but a long term supportive relationship with those who have attended programs. She has spoken locally as well as nationally on a variety of clinical and reimbursement topics, has published articles and co-authored an ICD-10 systems book. Holding multiple RN licenses in various states allows her to assist clients in federal and state regulation compliance. Kristin is currently pursuing her master’s degree in patient quality and safety.

Credit available:  1 hour of NAB credit until Aug. 8, 2019, 1 hour of CPE credit for CPAs and 1 hour of ACF/AL credit upon verification of attendance.

NAB: This audio conference is sponsored by the Foundation for Long Term Care (FLTC). The FLTC is a certified sponsor of professional continuing education with the National Association of Boards of Examiners for Long Term Care (NAB). This program has been approved for 1.00 hour of continuing education credit for nursing home administration under its sponsor agreement with NAB/NCERS. State Licensure boards, however, have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

CPA: LeadingAge New York/FLTC is authorized by the NYS Education Department to award continuing professional education (CPE) credits to individuals who successfully complete coursework in the following subject areas: "Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Advisory Services and Specialized Knowledge and Applications."

Registration Fee: LeadingAge NY Member: $99; Non-member: $199

  • The fee includes one (1) hour of NAB, CPA and/or ACF/AL credit for up to four individuals from the same facility (not applicable to affiliates) and one (1) handout.
  • Accepted Payment Method: Credit card only (American Express, MasterCard, Visa or Discover)
  • Please note: Credit will be issued approximately one month after purchase.

How the Recorded Audio Conference Works: 

  • If you would like to purchase this recording, please email your request to Leading-U@leadingageny.org.  We will contact you for payment.
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Questions? Contact us at Leading-U@leadingageny.org or 518.867.8385.