May 24, 2022 01:00pm - May 24, 2022 02:00pm

Putting Patients First Webinar

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Virtual Seminar – Online Registration Only

Please click here to register

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
On July 31, 2022, the Department of Public Health will begin enforcing the Putting Patients First statute, G.L., c. 111, s. 228 (“PPF”),.   This law requires health care providers to notify patients about charges and payments for proposed admissions, procedures, services, and referrals that are specific to the patient’s insurance carrier. This law authorizes the DPH, consistent with its authority to regulate health care providers, to penalize providers who fail to comply with a penalty up to $2,500 for each instance of non-compliance.  However, penalties may not be issued in the months immediately following the effective date. Facilities are at further risk of losing significant reimbursement for resident stays if they fail to comply with the PPF. Enacted in 2021, the Act applies to health care facilities, clinics, practitioners and other providers, including skilled nursing facilities.

Join us for this informative webinar and download a copy of our Putting Patients First Toolkit.

Speaker:
Mark Reagan
Managing Shareholder of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C. and General Counsel to Mass Senior Care Association

CEUs – 1.0
1.0 CEU will be awarded for nurses and nursing home administrators. The Massachusetts Senior Care Association has qualified for “deemed status #NH-09015-007” from the Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators. This program also meets continuing education requirements for Nurses in Massachusetts.  All paid registrants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Fees: (Must be paid in full prior to attending seminar)
Mass Senior Care Member - $  75.00
Non-Member - $150.00

Cancellation Policy: 
Mass Senior Care must be notified in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the seminar for a credit of equal amount to be issued to your Mass Senior Care account. No refunds will be given.  “No Show” attendees will be billed at the full registration fee. Cancellations should be emailed to info@maseniorcare.org

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