HealthCare-Associated Infections Summer Workshops

HealthCare-Associated Infections Summer Workshops

  • June 6-7, 2017:  Central District HAI, Primaris, Columbia
  • June 20-21, 2017:  Southeastern District HAI, Saint Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau
  • June 27-28, 2017:  Eastern District HAI, Forest Park Drury Inn, St. Louis
  • July 20-21, 2017:  Northwestern District HAI, St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City
  • July 25-26, 20107:  Southwestern District HAI, Cox North Hospital, Springfield

 

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) cut across all care settings – acute, ambulatory and long-term. All settings are currently (or soon will be) required to have an infection control and prevention program including an antimicrobial stewardship plan. These workshops will provide the latest evidence regarding the prevention of HAIs across settings with a strong focus on incorporating this evidence in clinical practice. Regulatory considerations and specific strategies to bridge the gap in coordinating care when patients transition from one setting to another will be included.

 

Please see more information including the brochure and registration on the MU Sinclair School of Nursing’s page.

VOYCE Conference

VOYCE Conference

  • June 8-9, 2017: 2017 Changing the Landscape of Long Term Care Conference
  • Location:  Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel and Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Hear national and local experts discuss dynamic strategies, innovative tools and available long-term care options.

The format has been set with two educational tracks throughout the day; one for professionals working in long-term care and one for the general public who are looking for answers to the complexity of long-term care.

See the registration packet for the full description of the topics and the national and local expert speakers.

Throughout the day there are multiple opportunities to interact with exhibitors who showcase long-term care services across Greater St. Louis.

In addition to hearing thought-provoking speakers, facility administrators and social workers earn 7.25 CEUs.

Registration for all includes breakfast and lunch.

 

Please see the VOYCE event page for more information.

 

2017 ALF Resident Assessment Trainings

2017 ALF Resident Assessment Trainings

  • June 26-28, 2017:  Best Western Capital Inn, Jefferson City
  • October 30-31, 2017:  Best Western Capital Inn, Jefferson City

As required by 198.005 RSMo and 19 CSR 30-86.047, residents of Assisted Living Facilities are required to undergo a community based assessment performed by an appropriately trained and qualified individual. This individual must complete a DHSS approved 24-hour training program prior to performing resident assessments. The MALA ALF Resident Assessment Training satisfies this regulatory requirement.

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care – New Briefs Available

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care – New Briefs Available

  • Three New Briefs Available in Series on Revised Nursing Facility Regulations

Consumer Voice, along with the Center for Medicare Advocacy and Justice in Aging, has released three new briefs in their issue brief series, “A Closer Look at the Revised Nursing Facility Regulations.”

  • Return to Facility After Hospitalization – This brief explains bed hold rights when a resident returns to a facility after a hospitalization. The brief provides information on advance notification of bed hold rights and residents’ rights if they return to a facility after a bed hold period has been exceeded.
  • Grievances and Resident/Family Councils – This brief covers the resident’s right to file grievances and the facility’s requirement to work to resolve those concerns promptly. Each facility must have a grievance policy and provide residents with information on how to file a grievance. Also, residents have a right to form a resident council, and family members and resident representatives have the right to form a family council.  The facility must act upon council concerns and recommendations.
  • Quality of Care – The substantive requirements for quality of care are retained in the revised regulations, and CMS has affirmed the regulations’ goals of supporting person-centered care and enabling each resident to attain his or her highest level of well-being. This brief covers those regulations as well as providing information on how the quality of care provisions have been reorganized in the revised regulations.

 

Read the other issue briefs in the series here.

Crimes Against Persons List

Crimes Against Persons List

  • Crimes Against Persons List

On January 1, 2017, revisions to the Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMo) resulted in changes to the list of disqualifying crimes.

 

For example:

Involuntary Manslaughter, prior to January 1, 2017, could have been a Class A or B felony under Chapter 565, making it a disqualifying crime. On January 1, 2017, the classification of Involuntary Manslaughter was changed to a C or E felony, making it no longer disqualifying. Any A or B felony conviction of Involuntary Manslaughter prior to January 1, 2017 remains disqualifying.

 

Criminal Water Contamination was listed as a disqualifying crime in RSMo Chapter 569 prior to January 1, 2017. On January 1, 2017, it was moved to RSMo Chapter 577, making it no longer disqualifying. However, convictions prior to January 1, 2017, remain disqualifying.

 

Because of the potential confusion, SLCR is removing the list of disqualifying crimes from the website. Providers must review the criminal background check to determine if the crime is disqualifying. Disqualifying crimes are any A or B felony violation of Chapter 565, 566 or 569, RSMo, or any violation of subsection 3 of section 198.070, RSMo, or of section 568.020, RSMo.

 

  • Good Cause Waiver

An individual who has been disqualified from employment with any Long Term Care provider type has the right to apply for a Good Cause Waiver (GCW), which, if granted, would not correct or remove the finding, but would remove the hiring restriction and allow the individual to be employed. This includes those individuals who have committed a disqualifying crime and thus have been disqualified from employment in a regulated nursing home. More information about Good Cause Waivers can be found on the DHSS website at:  http://health.mo.gov/safety/goodcausewaiver/.

 

If a provider has a question about a disqualifying crime or Good Cause Waivers, please feel free to contact the Section at 573-522-6228.

IRF, LTCH, SNF QRP: Registration Open for Review and Correct Reports Provider Training – Live Webcast on May 2, 2017

IRF, LTCH, SNF QRP: Registration Open for Review and Correct Reports Provider Training – Live Webcast on May 2, 2017

CMS is hosting a live webcast for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, from 2:00 to 3:30  p.m. ET.

 

This training will assist providers in better understanding how Review and Correct Reports fit within the overall Quality Reporting Programs. Additionally, the training will provide information about re-submitting data to correct errors prior to the quarterly submission deadlines to ensure the accuracy of the data which will ultimately be publicly displayed.

Visit the following webpages for more information and to register:

 

IRF Quality Reporting Training:  https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/IRF-Quality-Reporting/IRF-Quality-Reporting-Training.html

 

LTCH Quality Reporting Training webpage

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/LTCH-Quality-Reporting/LTCH-Quality-Reporting-Training.html

 

SNF Quality Reporting Training webpage

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Skilled-Nursing-Facility-Quality-Reporting-Program/SNF-Quality-Reporting-Program-Training.html