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Virtual Seminar: CMS Survey Focus for 2024



February 7-9, 2024

February 20-22, 2024


12:00 p.m.  - 2:00 p.m. EST on each date

11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. CST on each date

10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. MST on each date

9:00a.m.- 11:00a.m. PST on each date

Session Description:

CMS made numerous revisions to the Surveyor Guidance that became effective October, 2022. Most of you have already experienced at least one survey under this new guidance.

At the end of each calendar year, CMS determines the deficient areas that have had the most negative impact on a resident’s quality of care and quality of life. These findings are drawn from Facility Surveys, CASPER data, and reports from various agencies, including the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Not only are these deficient “findings” focused to your State Surveyors, they have also been “flagged” for Surveyors during Federal Surveys.

We will be offering our annual, 12-hour, virtual seminar, featuring CMS’ Survey Focus for 2024: Staff training/competencies, QAPI basics, Discharges, Trauma-Informed Care, and Non-pharmacological Interventions, as well as other pertinent information.

With staff shortages, and decreased budgets, most facilities cannot afford to have professional staff out of their buildings...yet, they need those CE hours! That’s why we are offering 12 hours of continuing education. Many of you have heard Cat present before, so you already know the material will be presented in an accurate, common sense, practical and entertaining way. You probably also know that the sessions will not be boring…Since this course will be conducted virtually, we are able to offer a special discounted price for Facility Registrations. Take advantage now!

CE Credit:

  • Licensed Nursing Home Administrators: 12 hours by The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB), Approval #20250206-12-A99456-DL
  • Licensed Social Workers: This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers; Approval # 886421320-1628 for 12 continuing education contact hours. Licensed Social Workers MUST attend the entire course (all 6 Sessions in order to receive credit. Partial Credit CANNOT be awarded to Licensed Social Workers. (Please note: NASW Approval is not recognized by the States of New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia.) 
  • Registered/Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses: This activity has been approved by the Mississippi Nurses Foundation, Inc. for approval to award 12.5 contact hours. The Mississippi Nurses Foundation is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • Certified Activity Professionals: This activity has been approved by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) for 12 hours.

Seminar Sessions:

Session 1: CMS Requirements of Participation: Staff Competencies & Training

Session 2: Part 1: QAPI Basics; Part 2: Social Services and the Revised MDS 3.0

Session 3: The Keys to Caring

Session 4: CMS 2024 Survey Focus - Most-Cited Deficiencies

Session 5: CMS Requirements of Participation: Non-pharmacological Interventions

Session 6: Trauma-Informed Care: How Should We Train Our Staff?

Seminar Registration:

Cost per facility: $595.00 for entire course (up to 5 persons) - A savings of $780!!

Cost per individual: $275 for entire course

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