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 Register Now for our Fireside Training Courses in April

 

Pathway Health offers multiple opportunities to strengthen your education in April. Register now for the following Fireside Training classes in Lake Elmo, MN:

 

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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.

 

 

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Register Now for Our Fireside Training Courses in March

 

 

Pathway Health offers multiple opportunities to strengthen your education in March. 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.

 

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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.

 

 

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Register Now! Fireside Training Courses in February

Pathway Health offers multiple opportunities to strengthen your education in February. 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.

 

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New Year, New Opportunities for Professional Development! Register Now for Our Fireside Training Courses in January

Pathway Health offers multiple opportunities to strengthen your education in January. 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.

 

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CMS Announcement: Updates and Initiatives to Ensure Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced updates and initiatives aligning with the CMS strategic initiative to Ensure Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes. These updates and initiatives include:

  • Phase 3 Interpretive Guidance: CMS will be releasing updated Interpretive Guidance and training for the Requirements for Participation for Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities. CMS will be releasing the guidance in the second quarter of calendar year 2020, along with information on training and implementing related changes to The Long Term Care Survey Process (LTCSP). While the regulations will be effective, CMS’ ability to survey for compliance with these requirements will be limited until the Interpretive Guidance is released.
  • Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Revision of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: Arbitration Agreements: On July 18, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule establishing requirements related to the use of binding arbitration agreements. This final rule amends the requirements that Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities must meet to participate with Medicare and Medicaid. The final rule can be downloaded here.
  • Actions to Improve Infection Prevention and Control in LTC Facilities: CMS has created a nursing home antibiotic stewardship program training; updated the Nursing Home Infection Control Worksheet as a self-assessment tool for facilities; and is reminding facilities of available infection control resources.
  • Release of Toolkit 3, “Guide to Improving Nursing Home Employee Satisfaction”: CMS has created a toolkit that helps facilities improve employee satisfaction.

Download the memo from CMS >

 

Leadership Considerations:

1. Review the current Appendix PP for Phase 3 Requirements.

2. Download tool to review with your team.

3. Purchase resources and tools to support RoP implementation and ongoing success.


 

Pathway Health provides your organization the insight, expertise and knowledge to help ensure quality clinical outcomes to reach your desired goals.
Visit pathwayhealth.com or 877-777-5463.

 

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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.

 

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Fireside Training Courses in November

Pathway Health offers multiple opportunities to strengthen your education in November. 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.

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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:

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

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Pathway Health Announces Distribution Agreement with MED-PASS

Pathway Health has signed a distribution agreement with MED-PASS, Inc., a leading provider of innovative and cost-effective solutions for the post-acute market. Pathway Health’s clinical and regulatory compliance resources are now available for their customers on their website.

Long-term care nurses and caregivers are challenged every day to provide exemplary care amid changing regulations. Clinical and regulatory training is key to empowering staff and allows them to excel in their positions,” said Valerie Hill, Senior Director for MED-PASS, Inc. “We are happy to be working with Pathway Health to offer products that provide up-to-date clinical and regulatory content. It is the perfect complement to our existing product line.

Pathway Health continues to focus on the development of strategic relationships to support post-acute providers ongoing success.

We are pleased to work with MED-PASS to expand providers’ access to our industry-leading resources, manuals and tools,” stated Peter B. Schuna, Pathway Health Chief Executive Officer. “This distribution agreement supports our vision of providing post-acute leaders with the insight, expertise and knowledge needed for ongoing operational success.

For more information, visit MED-PASS.com

 

About MED-PASS, INC.

In 1989 when MED-PASS was founded, the healthcare industry was facing the implementation of OBRA 87. Our brightly-colored, creatively-designed forms and tools helped pharmacies and nursing homes across the country comply with these new mandates. Now, almost 30 years later, we are firm in our commitment to provide pharmacies, nursing homes, assisted living communities, home health and hospice agencies with timely, innovative and cost-effective solutions to their regulatory, business and marketing challenges, while providing superior customer service. Visit MED-PASS online at MED-PASS.com for more information.