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Free Enrollment Available - Nursing Facility Connectivity Program

This program provides data integration to help facilities prioritize patient care, automate prevention and surveillance programs, and reduce preventable hospital admissions/readmissions. Learn how to enroll  or access resources.

Dementia Training for Healthcare Providers Available At No Cost

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New CMS Rules Put Residents First

CMS announced two rules – one proposed and one final – that emphasize the agency’s commitment to ensuring safety and quality in nursing homes. Read about them in the Federal Register.

J.D. Power Announces Alliance with LifeSpan

On June 6, 2019, national industry leader J.D. Power announced its alliance with LifeSpan to offer discounted Senior Living Community certifications.  Read the press release here. 

RAI manual for PDPM training released

CMS posted an early release of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17. The much-anticipated draft document spells out many requirements that operators will need to follow when the Patient-Driven Payment Model takes effect October 1. See it here.

Behavioral Health in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Services designed for individuals with behavioral health needs may lack expertise and skills to support individuals as they age. Likewise, services designed for older adults may lack knowledge and expertise in behavioral health. This project was designed to bridge the gap between those systems of care.

Executive Leadership Institute

LifeSpan Network and The Beacon Institute have launched the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI), a series of courses designed to address issues for current and emerging leaders in the senior services fields.  Learn more about how you can benefit from this training.  

PDPM Bootcamp Available

The new Medicare Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) begins October 1, 2019.  The Beacon Institute will hold a 2-part PDPM Bootcamp, offering a full day in-person or  live stream workshop, followed by a 14-part deep-dive live webinar series to address critical information your interdisciplinary team will need to know.  Learn more or register.




DC PACE Program RFP Coming

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is coming to the District of Columbia.  The Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) will hold a pre-solicitation conference to answer questions from interested providers before the release of the Request for Proposals.  Learn how you can participate.