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Mastering Regulation, Red-Tape and Resident Care: F-Tag Review Series

1/31/2018 - 12/19/2018

: Comprehensive Review of Regulations & Interpretive Guidance for Top F-Tags
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Mastering Regulation, Red-Tape and Resident Care: F-Tag Review Series
Comprehensive Review of Regulations & Interpretive Guidance for Top F-Tags

A series of 12 webinars focusing on top-cited F-Tags in the new survey process

During this year long series, we will focus on the top deficiencies cited nationally with the new Long Term Care Survey Process (LTCSP). Each session will concentrate on top-cited F-Tags with a review of the regulation and an analysis of the associated Interpretive Guidance. Survey procedures, such as associated Critical Element Pathways and/or Surveyor Probes used to guide the investigative process will be discussed. Actual citation examples will be shared and examined. Tools to assist the facility interdisciplinary team in monitoring compliance and incorporating performance improvement activities into the facility QAPI processes will be a focal point.

Projected Learning Outcomes/Course Objectives:
◆ Identify the regulatory requirements related to the monthly F-Tag topic
◆ Identify survey procedures that describe how the F-Tag topic is reviewed for compliance during the annual survey process
◆ Identify examples of how the F-Tag is commonly cited in the new LTCSP
◆ Identify tools for the leadership team to use for monitoring compliance with the F-Tag topic
◆ Explain strategies for incorporating survey preparedness into facility QAPI processes

Course Content:

1. Overview of the F-Tag Regulations and Interpretive Guidance
2. Survey procedures for assessing compliance with the F-Tag and citation examples
3. Strategies for monitoring compliance and incorporating survey preparedness into facility QAPI processes
4. Closing Comments/Q&A

Target Audience:
Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Managers, Nursing Home Administrators, Nursing Staff and Leaders, Quality Assurance Director, Social Services, Rehabilitation Services

Based on CASPER Data from 2017 Standard Health Inspection Surveys the Planned Monthly F-Tag Topics will be:
All sessions begin at 10:30 am EST

Note: Topics are tentative and subject to change based on CASPER data for surveys occurring after November 28, 2017 to ensure series focuses on top citations in the new LTCSP

January 31: Infection Control/Antibiotic Stewardship F880, F881 (Former F441)

February 28: Food Safety F812, F813 (Former F371)

March 28: Accidents/Bed Rails F689, F700 (Former F323)

April 25: Quality of Life/Quality of Care F675, F684, F697, F698, F744 (Former F309)

May 30: Pharmacy Services F755, F761 (Former F431)

June 27: Comprehensive Care Plans F656 (Former F279)

July 25: Unnecessary Drugs F757, F758 (Former F329)

August 29: Resident Records F842 (Former F514)

September 26: Resident Assessments/Accuracy of Assessments F641 (Former F278)

October 31: Dignity and Respect of Individuality F550 (Former F241)
November 28: Treatment/Services to Prevent/Heal Pressure Ulcers F686 (Former F314)

December 19: Services Meet Professional Standards F658 (Former F281) Mastering Regulations, Red Tape & Resident Care

Shelly Maffia, MSN, MBA, RN, LNHA, QCP
Director of Regulatory Services for Proactive Medical Review & Consulting, with over 15 years of leadership and
consulting experience, Shelly has held positions as DON, NHA, Corporate Nurse Consultant, and Training Positions.
Currently Shelly provides consultation on regulatory compliance to nursing facilities in multiple states. Her expertise
includes developing clinical training tools, policies, procedures, protocols and training programs on systems, processes and best practices. Shelly is also a QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) through the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinator.

Proactive Medical Review & Consulting assists post-acute care providers in ensuring compliance with regulatory standards
and promoting measurable care excellence. Proactive specializes in SNF risk assessment, Quality Assurance Performance
Improvement (QAPI) projects, medical record review services and staff development to promote care quality and effective clinical documentation. Proactive offers consulting for Medial Review and Medicare Appeals, and is uniquely positioned to assist SNF providers with therapy oversight and the defense of skilled rehab services through their team that includes Therapist consultants in addition to Nurse, Health Facility Administrator, MDS and SNF/NF billing experts.
Proactive Medical Review, LLC | (812) 471-7777 |
CEUs & Other Education Requirements:

Instructional Level: Intermediate NAB Approved Contact Hours: 1.25 each, Nurses may also use this approval.

How much does it cost?

Facilities will pay one low fee for an unlimited number of participants. However, the number and access code is valid only for one phone line/computer at the location registered with the Association. Any additional phone connections calling in will be billed the individual session registration fee.

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Individual Webinar Registration Fee:

Members, early $55 per location
Non Members, early, $130

Series Registration Fee:

Members, prior to January 17 - $559
After January 17 - $599

Non Members, prior to January 17 - $1359
After January 17 - $1459