Category Archives: Events


Pathway Health to Attend the AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Annual Conference

Pathway Health will attend the virtual AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Annual Conference, April 2 – 5.

The conference is the only educational forum of its kind in the field of post acute and long term care (PALTC). Attendees are exposed to the latest clinical developments in geriatric medicine, best practices in medical directions, policy/regulatory updates, as well as practical tools to help implement new ideas in your practice setting.

While the event is virtual, you can still connect with our experts and learn about the different solutions we can offer your organizations.


Contact us to make an appointment.




Pathway Health to Host ICD-10 Workshop with the Iowa Health Care Association

Pathway Health, in partnership with the Iowa Health Care Association, will host a two-day ICD-10 Coding Essentials for Post-Acute Care workshop, February 25 – 26. Pathway Health’s Louann Lawson will direct the workshop, where attendees will receive training on coding terms, official coding guidelines, basic coding knowledge, coding case studies for each chapter in ICD-10-CM and education on diagnosis management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain definitions of coding terminology
  • Identify official coding guidelines
  • Demonstrate the ability to assign correct medical codes
  • Utilize resource materials for accurate coding
  • Discuss the basis of diagnosis management
  • Describe how ICD-10-CM coding affects the MDS and billing


To learn more about the workshop click here.


Learn about other educational resources provided by Pathway Health by visiting our education page.




Pathway Health to Attend Ignite: Symposium 2020


Pathway Health will attend the Ignite: Symposium 2020, February 24 – 26, in Wisconsin Dells, WI.

The symposium will provide attendees great educational programming and networking experiences with a variety of sessions and the exhibitor showcase.

Pathway Health’s Donna Webb, Heidi Sprado and Stacy Jones are looking forward to connecting with conference attendees and discussing our dynamic resources to support your organization’s success. Make sure to connect with our team members at booth #304.


Contact us to make an appointment and connect during the Symposium.


Also, make sure to stop by the following sessions presented by Betty Brunner:

Feb. 25, 3 – 4 p.m.

What to Do Now with the Five-Star Quality Rating System

The Five-Star Quality Rating System on the Nursing Home Compare site was designed to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily, especially in the quality of care delivery. During this session learn about how the Five-Star Quality Rating System is used by providers. You will be able to explain to others how the rating system works and how to better explain your facilities’ quality rating.


Feb. 26, 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Closing Session: Igniting Your Passion

Don’t go home with the feeling, “How do I get it all done.” The closing session will bring together the topics and ideas from the sessions and help you put a plan together to put them into practice. We’ll take time to remember that when the challenges are many, focus on the ways to ignite the passion for why you started working in the long-term care continuum.



Connect with Pathway Health during the 2020 LeadingAge Minnesota Institute & Expo

Connect with our Pathway Health team members during the LeadingAge Minnesota Institute & Expo, the premier conference for older adult service providers. The event will take place in St. Paul, MN, February 5 – 7, where we will come together through learning and networking.


There are many ways to connect with us:

  • Visit us at booth #511 to speak with our team members.
  • Schedule an appointment with a Pathway Health expert.
  • Attend the sessions presented by our Pathway Health experts:



Build Nursing Competencies through Creative and Meaningful Education (CC) – Karolee Alexander


  • Identify the elements of competencies and evidenced-based adult education to develop skills that include hearing it, seeing it and doing it.
  • Learn five workable strategies to create a simple and meaningful training process for staff.
  • Develop a plan to implement or update your competency-based training.




How to Address Older Adult Chemical Dependency Issues in Post-Acute Care (AL, CC) – Agnes Kastenholz-Lehn


  • Recognize the signs of progressive addiction and drug misuse in older adults.
  • Discuss essential tools to help manage compliance with residents or clients who may use drugs or alcohol.
  • Learn how to identify chemical use in older adults and how to assist the resident or client access special services or treatment options.


PDPM Lessons Learned So Far by IDT Teams (CC) – Karolee Alexander


  • Review the components of the Patient Driven Payment Model.
  • Identify clinical systems which provide supporting documentation for payment.
  • List potential changes to your charting systems to more effectively support PDPM.


The Renewed Emphasis on Restorative Nursing in Today’s Care Centers (CC) – Susan LaGrange


  • Describe key requirements essential for restorative nursing programs.
  • Identify strategies necessary for program assessment, implementation and documentation for quality, compliance and PDPM.
  • Identify three realistic strategies you can implement right away to move toward a best practice approach to a restorative nursing program.


Learn more about the event here.



Register Now! Fireside Training Courses in December

Pathway Health offers multiple opportunities to strengthen your education in December. Register now for the following Fireside Training classes:



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By striving to improve yourself and your colleagues, your facility grows the quality of its care and the effectiveness of its staff.


Explore the multiple options for furthering your education with Pathway Health and visit our Education page for more insight, expertise and knowledge.



Robin Storey to Present at the AHCA/AALA Annual Fall Conference

Pathway Health’s Robin Storey will be attending the Arkansas Health Care Association/Arkansas Assisted Living Association Annual Fall Conference in Little Rock, AR, November 19 – 21. She will be presenting on several topics for a full day of education.


Make sure to connect with Robin and stop by her sessions. They include the following:

  • “Key Strategies for Structuring a Busy Workday!”
  • “Delegation Key Tips for the DON”
  • “The DON Role in Survey Management”
  • “The DON Role in Using Quality Measures for Positive Outcomes”
  • “Putting it ALL Together!”


Learn more about the AHCA/AALA Annual Fall Conference here and make plans to connect with Robin during the event.



Lisa Thomson to Present at the FOCUS 2019 Conference

Pathway Health’s Lisa Thomson is honored to present, “The New Grievance Process? Collaborative Relationships to Positive Outcomes,” at the FOCUS 2019 Conference in Stevens Point, WI, November 20 – 21. This is the 18th annual conference, developed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Quality Assurance (DQA).

If you are attending, take a seat at this session from 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. and learn the following:

  • Grievance regulations and their application as indicated in the requirements of participation.
  • The importance of the grievance process and how to relate the resident’s perspective of the process to facility providers.
  • Best practice leadership strategies for collaborative working relationships and positive outcomes.


Participants will gain an understanding of the process from the resident’s perspective. Lisa will also share leadership strategies for communication and application of the grievance process into daily operations.


Learn more about FOCUS 2019 here and make plans to connect with Lisa during the event.



Let’s Connect During Care Providers of Minnesota’s 71st Annual Convention & Exposition


Pathway Health team members will be connecting with industry leaders during the Care Providers of Minnesota’s 71st Annual Convention & Exposition.

·       Stop by Booth #78 to connect and register for prize give-aways.

·       Schedule an appointment with a Pathway Health expert.

·       Take a seat at a must-attend session presented by a Pathway Health expert:



First Aid Interventions for Mental Health – presenter: Leah Killian-Smith

This session will discuss how post-acute care can work on changing the perception of mental health in our communities. Our profession has an obligation to support residents with mental health disorders. Gain the knowledge necessary to support older adults by recognizing signs and symptoms of mental health disorders.


The Leaders Top 10 – presenter: Lisa Thomson

This engaging presentation will walk operational and clinical leaders through the top 10 reports that are available to operational leaders. The attendees will learn where to find the top 10 and how to use the reports to improve operational, clinical and financial outcomes.





Tips for Trauma-Informed Care Planning – presenter: Leah Killian-Smith

This discussion will include tips on creating a trauma-informed care plan.


Mental Health Disorders in Post-Acute Care – presenter: Leah Killian-Smith

This session will provide participants with helpful information about mental health disorders, psychosocial adjustment difficulties, history of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorders. Even though providers have been caring for residents with mental health disorders for a very long time, caregivers have not received much training in this area.


Adapting to the Patient-Driven Payment System – presenter: Karolee Alexander

The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) replaced the RUGS IV classification system on October 1, 2019. Leaders had a brief time to learn about this dramatic change and make systems changes to implement the new payment classification system successfully. In this interactive class, participants will learn about clinical documentation system changes that support the PDPM classification system.


Transitions of Care: Strategies for Successful Outcomes – presenter: Susan LaGrange

Creating a person-centered care plan is the first step in a seamless transfer or discharge from skilled nursing to a different level of care. This session will provide the participant with the knowledge needed to work with person-centered care planning and three key strategies for methods of discharge planning to improve outcomes and decrease the chance of readmission to the hospital.


LEAD: Leadership Environmental Assessment Diagnostic Approach – presenter: Dr. Douglas Olson

This session will share critical leadership practices necessary to move health and aging services organizations forward. The instrument is based on leadership and organizational quality practices literature and has been field tested for health and aging services. Initial findings explore the impact of fundamental leadership practices on management team performance. Dr. Olson will discuss approaches and tools available to make positive changes within your organization.


Learn more about the Convention here.


Pathway Health’s Lisa Thomson Will Present at the 2019 CAHF Annual Conference

Lisa Thomson will present, “Strategies for Final Preparation and Implementation of Phase 3 Requirements,” on November 13 at the 2019 CAHF Annual Conference in Palm Springs, CA.

Make sure to connect with Lisa during the CAHF Annual Conference, November 10 – 13.


Learn more about the event here.


Pathway Health is a Proud Sponsor of the 2019 PointClickCare SUMMIT

Pathway Health is a proud Silver sponsor and exhibitor at the PointClickCare® SUMMIT 2019 in Dallas, TX, November 3 – 6. As an annual gathering of PointClickCare users and partners, SUMMIT has a focus on topics and industry drivers that are affecting long-term care providers. Dan Billings, Chris Fangboner, Kathleen Patterson, Lesa Vandermeer and Jane Burch will represent Pathway Health at the event. They will be connecting with other industry experts and peers, discussing best practices surrounding health information technology.

Connect with the Pathway Health team during the event and stop by booth #313 to learn more about how our ePath consultants provide expert implementation insight, custom assessments, training and ongoing support to help keep your team on the clear path to success.

Contact us to schedule an appointment during the SUMMIT 2019.