Affinity Health Services is honored to have been selected to speak at the 2017 Pennsylvania Association of County Affiliated Homes Fall Conference at The Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square on Thursday, September 14th.
Date of Event:
Thursday, September 14th, 2017
“The MDS Impact”
Presenters: Teresa Toth, RN, RAC-CT, Clinical Consultant for Affinity Health Services, Inc.
Whether you are new to the MDS assessment process or if you do not actively participate in the assessment process on a day-today basis, this session offers an opportunity to obtain a stronger understanding of the importance of accuracy in the MDS process.
Because data in the MDS impacts so many aspects of the long-term care facility, it is important for all staff to have a clear, concise understanding of how this instrument impacts the function of the facility.
- Understanding how the MDS impacts the long-term care facility
- Understanding the financial, quality measures, and survey aspects of the assessment tool in long-term care
- Identify barriers to accurately code the MDS
PANAC host – Speaker – Teresa Toth, Clinical Consultant, Affinity Health Services
For those who are new to the MDS Assessment process or who do not actively participate in the Assessment process on a day-to-day basis, this is the perfect opportunity to obtain a stronger understanding of the entire process. Because the data in the MDS impacts so many aspects of the LTC facility, it is important for all staff to have an understanding of how this instrument impacts the functioning of the facility. Participants will be exposed to the financial, quality measures and survey related aspects of the assessment tool.
Date: May 26, 2017
Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00pm
Register at PANAC website www.paanac.net/event-2505598/registration
Fee: member – free
nonmember – $35.00
Teresa Toth, RN
Employed for over 6 years as an Assessment Coordinator in LTC facilities, responsible for completion of and transmission of the MDS to Myers and Stauffer, determined whether residents qualified for Medicare benefits and determined when those benefits were to be discontinued, trained clinical staff in data requirements of the assessment, improved accuracy of Case Mix Index of the facility and maintained a low error rate during the Utilization Management Review process.
This activity has been submitted to the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The PANAC Education Committee has determined there is no conflict of interest in this presentation.
The speaker has identified that there is no conflict of interest in this presentation.
Successful completion for receipt of the certificate is determined by presenting the completed evaluation form. Partial credit will not be provided for this webinar.
Affinity Health Services is honored to have been selected to speak at the 2017 LeadingAge PA Annual Conference at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center in June 2017.
Date of Event:
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Are We Listening to Our Acute Care Partners?
Denise McQuown-Hatter President & Chief Executive Officer of Affinity Health Services
Eric Lawlor, Executive Vice-President of Ohio Valley Hospital and Senior Choice, Inc. Board Member
This presentation will define the essential element to blend acute care and post-acute care expertise. During this session precise experiences will be shared with regards to Accountable Care Organizations; preferred provider status for Comprehensive Joint Program; as well as the new and innovative Medical Director agreements, to name a few. In addition, the progression of focus towards Personal Care Home initiatives, the presentation will also provide highlight to continuation of making Personal Care Homes a significant part of the continuum.