Apr 12, 2016 – Long Term Care Conditions of Participation – What’s NEW

Date: Tuesday – April 12, 2016
12:00 PM CST
Presenter: Cheri Benander, RN, MSN, CHC, NHCE-C

Do you have a QAPI or Compliance & Ethics program in place? Don’t wait until the last minute to be prepared!

Last year there were minor changes to the Conditions of Participation for Long Term Care Facilities but major revisions are on the way! For the first time since 1991, a major overhaul of Appendix PP is taking place. CMS has proposed changes to 23 sections including the addition of 7 new sections. The comment period has ended and we are waiting the final rule on the proposed changes to be published. Many of these changes are simply a realignment of requirements with current practices while others represent changes based upon recent legislation.

Please join us for a one hour webinar as we provide an overview of the recent and proposed changes to the LTC Conditions of Participation.

The webinar will 1) Explain the revisions to Appendix PP that went into effect October 2015. 2) Examine the revisions to the LTC Conditions of Participation proposed by CMS and 3) Outline what facilities can do now to begin preparing for the upcoming changes.

Cheri Benander has worked in Health Care for over 30 years. Her experience includes a variety of staff and administrative roles in acute care, home health, hospice, assisted living and long term care. Her background includes the role of Compliance Officer and Information Security Officer. In her current role, Cheri is the Director of Compliance Consulting Services with HealthTechS3.

In her role as Director of Compliance Consulting Services, she performs compliance program effectiveness assessments, provides organizations compliance program support, develops and presents compliance educational presentations to staff and governing board members. Cheri also performs LTC mock surveys and assists in developing strategies for continuous survey readiness and developing plans of correction.

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