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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.

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Phase 3 Preparedness at MN-DONA/LTC Annual Meeting

Pathway Health will be attending the 2019 MN-DONA/LTC Spring Connection and Annual Meeting hosted by Minnesota Director of Nursing Administration in St. Paul, MN, on May 2. This annual spring meeting offers the opportunity to learn and grow with your team and other nurse leaders during a single-day event. Participants gain access to networks, mentorship possibilities, health care leaders and more.

In addition to our attendance, we are also proud to announce our sponsorship of the event and Social Networking Reception to help support the efforts of the MN-DONA and fellow attendees to learn and grow in the world of nursing and long-term care.

Attendees can connect with Pathway Health leaders during these following events:

May 1:

  • 6 – 8 p.m.– Social Networking Reception at the Radisson Hotel

May 2:

  • 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.– Karolee Alexander – Purposeful Preparation for Phase 3
  • 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.– MN-DONA/LTC Annual Meeting

Schedule an appointment to connect with a Pathway Health expert.

Pathway Health leaders are traveling to many events in May for insights into the future of health care, in 2019 and beyond. Stay informed of their progress through social media and our blog.

 

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Culturally Competent and Trauma Informed with LeadingAge Wisconsin

Get exclusive training on cultural competence and trauma-informed care with the upcoming webinar from LeadingAge Wisconsin. Pathway Health’s Leah Killian-Smith presents the upcoming event, “Comprehensive Care Plan: Culturally Competent & Trauma-Informed,” to expand upon the role of trauma-informed care in your nursing facility.

The event takes place on April 9 starting at 10 a.m. and breaks down the importance of trauma-informed care in today’s long-term care (LTC) facilities.

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Fireside Training Courses in April

Pathway Health offers multiple opportunities to strengthen your education in April. 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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Register for FREE Webinar on PDPM Need-to-Knows

Back by popular demand! Pathway Health’s exclusive, FREE webinars fill up in days! Secure your spot while it’s hot!

 

Pathway Health’s Karolee Alexander presents a special, FREE webinar on Patient-Driven Payment Model Solutions. The webinar, titled, “Patient-Driven Payment Model: What You Need to Know Now,” will provide participants with an overview of the new SNF Medicare payment classification system to be implemented in October 2019.

We will examine each new classification category and identify supporting documentation requirements. Attendees will gain insight into the following:

  • Review the PPS Final Rule
  • Describe the PDPM classification system case mix classification system
  • Identify the clinical PDPM components: PT and OT, SLP, Skilled Nursing and Non-therapy ancillary
  • Define three strategies to prepare for PDPM implementation

The FREE webinar will take place on April 25 starting at 1 p.m. CT/ 2 p.m. ET.

Attendance is limited to the first 500 registrants, so register early!

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FREE Infection Prevention and Control System Check Webinar!

Back by popular demand! The first session one was filled within three days and the evaluations included rave reviews!!

 

Pathway Health’s Susan LaGrange presents a special, FREE webinar on infection prevention and control. The webinar, titled, “Infection Prevention and Control System Check,” will provide participants with a one-hour, fast-paced presentation to walk you through key strategies to check your system for quality and compliance.

Infection Control continues to be one of the top deficiencies in the country. Whether you are an Infection Preventionist, Administrator, DON or Nurse Manager, you will gain insight into the following:

  • How to identify three key steps for daily oversight of the Infection Prevention and Control Program
  • Describe strategies to engage staff for compliance
  • Develop an audit system that involves employees from all levels of the organization for success!

The FREE webinar will take place on April 11 starting at 1 p.m. CT/ 2 p.m. ET.

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Reconnect 2019 Annual Meeting with LeadingAge Illinois

Pathway Health’s Cheryl Studzinski and Jane Burch will be attending, and Kim Stenzel presenting at, the 2019 Connect Annual Meeting & Expo hosted by LeadingAge Illinois in Schaumburg, IL, from April 2 – 4.

This will be the first conference in April for our team members as they travel to meet with potential clients. We look forward to open discussions on nursing leaders in long-term care facilities, industry insights from the presentations, and networking opportunities on the floor.

Meet with our representatives directly at any of the following times:

April 2:

  • 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.– Expo booth #711

April 3:

  • 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.– Expo booth #711

April 4:

  • 8 – 9:30 a.m.– Kim Stenzel – Revitalize Restorative Nursing Program for Success!
  • 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.– Kim Stenzel – Overview of Behavioral Health Services
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.– Kim Stenzel – Creating Effective Teams

Be sure to catch them at booth #711 when they aren’t presenting! Exhibits are open at 11 a.m. from April 2 – 3.

Schedule an appointment to connect with a Pathway Health expert.

Pathway Health leaders are traveling to many events in April for insights into the future of health care, in 2019 and beyond. Stay informed of their progress through social media and our blog.

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Trauma-Informed Care with LeadingAge Kansas

Pathway Health’s Leah Killian-Smith presents the first installation of the new 4-part webinar series hosted by LeadingAge Kansas on trauma-informed care. The webinar, titled, “Overview of Behavioral Health Services,” will provide participants with information on the new requirements for behavioral health services.

The information provided will give providers the definitions of behavioral health disorders and ways to help the resident attain or maintain the highest practicable mental and psychosocial well-being.

Objectives:

  • Describe and clarify terminology related to behavioral health services
  • Identify how to determine if a resident needs specialized services for behavioral health
  • Learn three leadership strategies for providing behavioral health services for residents

The webinar will take place on April 4 starting at 2 p.m.

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Phase 3 Training Requirements with LeadingAge Kansas

Pathway Health’s Leah Killian-Smith presents the FINAL installation of the 7-part series on Phase 3 changes. The webinar, titled, “Phase 3 Training Requirements for SNFs,” summarizes the key points from the previous webinars and boils down the next steps for long-term care facilities with new requirements for training under Phase 3.

Nursing homes must develop, implement, and maintain an effective training program for all new and existing staff, individuals providing services under a contractual arrangement, and volunteers, consistent with their expected roles.

The webinar will take place April 2 starting at 2 p.m.

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