Earlier this month, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law the FY 2020 Budget, which includes $50 million in new Medicaid funding for nursing facility care and establishes a Nursing Facility Emergency Task Force to make recommendations to ensure the sustainability of the nursing facility sector.
Register today for Mass Senior Care's 2019 Leadership Convention at Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club in Brewster on September 19-20th. Please join us at this premier conference destination that offers a unique forum to exchange ideas, share experiences, earn CEUs and network with colleagues.
PDPM will be here soon and the American Health Care Association has resources available to assist providers in preparing for this transformative change to the way in which skilled nursing facilities are reimbursed for Medicare Part a stays.
Mass Senior Care's Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Task Force will be meeting on Monday, September 9th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Mass Senior Care's office in Waltham. MassHealth representatives will be joining the SUD Task Force meeting to learn about challenges and barriers to caring for residents with SUD and/or on MAT. In addition, there will be a presentation from DPH on a SAMSHA-funded grant on MAT in nursing facilities.
The 2020 AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program cycle is underway! Application packets are now available online. Based on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework , the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award recognizes long term and post-acute care member centers and communities for quality care. Participating in the Quality Award Program has many benefits, including: It provides a proven framework that organizations can use to make improvements in any clinical, quality or other operational issue (i.e. staff engagement, customer satisfaction, hospital readmissions). It
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MassMAP will be holding orientation sessions for Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Residences and Rest Home members in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in September. The orientation is for new MassMAP members as well as staff who are not familiar with the MassMAP website.
MA DPH has been made aware of a current national shortage, and anticipated supply interruption, of APLISOL®, one of two purified-protein derivative (PPD) tuberculin products licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for detecting TB infection.
State Senator Michael Brady (D-Brockton) and Brockton Mayor Moises Rodrigues presented citations recognizing the staff and leadership at Baypointe Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center for a second consecutive deficiency-free survey.