OHCQ is currently seeking a Deputy Director of Long Term Care. Learn more about this opportunity now.
OHCQ is Hiring
And the winner is....
Congratulations to the winners of LifeSpan's Taste of Senior Living 2019! See who took home the Silver Spoon, People's Choice, and Best Of awards, photos of the night, and more.
Save the Date!
LifeSpan's annual membership meeting will be December 6, 2019. Details and registration coming soon.
Mark your calendar now!
Guidance on the Maryland Home Health/NP Waiver Available
A provider education article on the home health/nurse practitioner waiver for the Total Cost of Care Model is now available. Visit the CMS website to review it.
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.