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Pathway Health – Proud Sponsor of the 2019 Care Providers of Minnesota Foundation

Pathway Health is a proud sponsor of Hole #18 at the 2019 Care Providers of Minnesota Foundation Golf Tournament, the Foundation’s major fundraising event of the year.

The Golf Tournament will take place at the Deer Run Golf Club in Victoria, MN. Participants will have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the outdoor activities while supporting the work of the Foundation, which includes fostering the professional growth and leadership development of hundreds of long-term care employees.

The event will be on July 29 at 10:15 a.m.

Interested in participating in the Care Providers of Minnesota Foundation Golf Tournament? Visit the event site to register.

 

Learn more about Pathway Health here.

 

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A Team Approach to Operationalizing PDPM with LeadingAge Minnesota

Pathway Health’s Karolee Alexander presents her talk, “A Team Approach to Operationalizing PDPM,” where participants will learn about the necessary steps to prepare their organizations for implementation of the PDPM classification system for Medicare Part A payments that becomes effective October 1. Don’t Forget to Sign Up!

Objectives:

  • Review the PDPM classification system so you know how it differs from the RUG-IV Medicare payment system.
  • Understand the role of the IDT, and what will be expected of you as a member of that team, by following an admission through the departmental process.
  • Describe how clinical documentation systems support PDPM classification and assist your organization in capturing accurate reimbursement for services provided.
  • Learn through case studies how altering a component of the PDPM classification changes the per diem payment.
  • Identify actionable items to bring back to your organization that will make for a smoother implementation process, so you are ready before the October 1, 2019 deadline.

There are two remaining workshops in July at the following locations and times:

 

Mankato, MN, July 24 starting at 8:30 a.m.

Shoreview, MN, July 25, starting at 8:30 a.m.

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Pathway Health – Proud Sponsor of the 2019 WHCA Care Classic Golf Tournament

Pathway Health is a proud sponsor of Hole #17 at the WHCA Care Classic Golf Tournament, an event benefiting the George F. MacKenzie Education Fund.

The Golf Classic will take place at the Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove, WI. Participants will have an opportunity to play in the tournament and also enjoy other outdoor activities and games.

Stacy Jones and Heidi Sprado will be representing Pathway Health. Join them for a fun game and a chance to win prizes!

The event will be on July 15 at 10:00 a.m.

Interested in participating in the WHCA Care Classic Golf Tournament? Visit the event site to register.

 

Learn more about Pathway Health here.

 

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PDPM Revealed with LeadingAge Oklahoma

Pathway Health’s Karolee Alexander presents her talks, “Prepare for PDPM Now: An Interactive Workshop for Leaders” and “PDPM Prepare and Prevail: An Interactive workshop for MDS Staff and Clinical Leaders,” where participants will learn about preparation for the new PDPM for Medicare payments, becoming effective October 1.

Objectives:

  • Describe the CMS intent for changing the Medicare Part A SNF payment model
  • Identify the six components of the PDPM system
  • Compare the PDPM classification system to RUGS IV classification system

 

This talk will take place on July 10, starting at 8:00 a.m.

Leaders will review the components of the new PDPM model and identify the source documentation needed for payment calculation and review facility clinical systems and staff roles affected by these changes.

This talk will take place on July 11, starting at 8:00 a.m.

MDS staff and clinical leaders will review the components of the new payment classification model and identify the source documentation needed for payment calculation. 

 

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A Team Approach to Operationalizing PDPM with LeadingAge Minnesota

Pathway Health presents the talk, “A Team Approach to Operationalizing PDPM,” where participants will learn about the necessary steps to prepare their organizations for implementation of the PDPM classification system for Medicare Part A payments that becomes effective October 1.

Objectives:

  • Review the PDPM classification system so you know how it differs from the RUG-IV Medicare payment system.
  • Understand the role of the IDT, and what will be expected of you as a member of that team, by following an admission through the departmental process.
  • Describe how clinical documentation systems support PDPM classification and assist your organization in capturing accurate reimbursement for services provided.
  • Learn through case studies how altering a component of the PDPM classification changes the per diem payment.
  • Identify actionable items to bring back to your organization that will make for a smoother implementation process, so you are ready before the October 1, 2019 deadline.

 

There will be four workshops in July at the following locations and times:

Bemidji, MN, July 9, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Maple Grove, MN, July 11, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Mankato, MN, July 24 starting at 8:30 a.m.

Shoreview, MN, July 25, starting at 8:30 a.m.

 

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Fireside Training Courses in July

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

Learn more and register now »

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 on our Education page for more insight, expertise, and knowledge.

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Peter B. Schuna Appointed Co-Chair of Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee

We are pleased to announce that Peter B. Schuna, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pathway Health, has been appointed by Commissioner Jan K. Malcolm, Minnesota Department of Health, to serve as Co-Chair of the Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee, beginning July 1, 2019, for a two-year term. Mr. Schuna will join Dr. Sonja Short, current e-Health Advisory Committee Co-Chair, and work with committee members to set the agenda for how Minnesota will approach the integration of effective health information technology into the future.

 

Peter B. Schuna

I am honored to help guide the committee to achieve Minnesota’s e-Health vision that ‘All communities and individuals benefit from and are empowered by information and technology that advances health equity and supports health and well-being.’

 

 

 

 

The Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee was established in 2004 under Minnesota Statute. Committee membership is composed of members representing a broad spectrum of health care stakeholders throughout Minnesota, who are appointed by the Commissioner of Health. The Advisory Committee advises on policy and has convened workgroups to develop and implement a statewide plan for meeting Minnesota’s 2015 Interoperable Electronic Health Record Mandate.

For more information regarding the Minnesota e-Health Initiative Advisory Committee, visit their website.

Download the press release here.

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Pathway Health is Present at the Collaborative Care & Health IT Summit

Pathway Health’s Dan Billings and Chris Fangboner will be attending the Collaborative Care & Health IT Innovations Summit, convened by LeadingAge CAST. The summit is the key conference of Health IT providers. This year, it presents a space for discussion about the influence of technology in the connections among the healthcare ecosystem in the era of health and payment reform.

Some of the summit’s themes and hot topics include the following:

  • Payment Reforms and Policy Changes
  • Value Based Care and the Role of Data (including Social Determinants of Health)
  • Provider’s Technology & Health Policy Priorities
  • Data Analytics & Business Insights
  • Managed Care Innovations
  • Provider-Payer Convergence

 

The Summit takes place on June 23 – 25 in Baltimore, MD

 

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Learn About Phase 3 Requirements of Participation with LeadingAge Oklahoma

Pathway Health’s Leah Killian-Smith presents her talk, “Phase 3 Requirements of Participation – A Plan for Successful Implementation and Compliance,” where participants will learn about the necessary tools and resources for implementing the new Requirements of Participation for Phase 3 of the Mega-Rule.

Objectives:

  • Understand the required elements of the skilled nursing requirements for the implementation of Phase 3 regulations on Nov. 28, 2019
  • Identify appropriate assessment elements for care planning, cultural preferences, and needs
  • Describe and create a plan for implementing an effective compliance and ethics program
  • Determine the base competency and training requirements for licensed, certified, and unlicensed staff members

The talk will take place on June 20, starting at 8:00 a.m.

 

 

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Behavioral Health and Trauma Informed Care and PASRR

Ensure you are up-to-date with the new Phase 3 changes, scheduled to take place later this year and attend our talk. Pathway Health’s Leah Killian-Smith presents at the upcoming event, “Behavioral Health, Trauma Informed Approaches and PASRR,” hosted by the Beacon Institute.

The event will take place on June 18 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. and will host a discussion about informed care surrounding behavioral health and trauma. Attendees will also learn about the Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) process in Maryland.

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