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Abuse Reporting, Terminations/Discharge & Handling Difficult Situations Featured at Upcoming ALNET Meetings

On July 30, 2019 by Sue Boyd

The word is out! Attendees at our Assisted Living/Home Care Nurse Leader Network (ALNET) meetings are finding answers to many questions and evidence-based practices to implement in their organization. During the August and October meetings, ALNET will have various guest speakers to address the questions nurse leaders have. Guest speakers will include: 

MDH Will Host Nursing Home Regulatory Call on May 13

On May 8, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will host a statewide Nursing Home Regulatory telephone call on Monday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to Noon. Here are the connection details for the May 13 event:  

OHFC Seeks Input on Case Management System

On April 4, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC) intends to replace its existing case management system and wants input from the public – including private sector technology vendors – about its decision. 

June 1 CMS Deadline for SNF Quality Reporting Program – CMS Training Webinar Available

On May 31, 2017 by Julie Apold

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) must have all their MDS forms for admissions/discharges between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016 completed and corrected by June 1, 2017 to comply with the SNF Quality Reporting Deadline or risk losing two percent of their Medicare fee-for-service rate starting Oct. 1, 2017. 

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a training May 2 to help providers understand the Review and Correct process for the SNF QRP related to making any corrections to the MDS information submitted between Oct. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016.  CMS just made this recorded webinar available. Providers who attended the webinar felt it was helpful in understanding where to find the necessary reports within the CASPER system.  

CMS has also posted the corresponding Questions and Answers from that webinar. Reviewing these materials maybe helpful to members as they strive to meet the June 1 reporting deadline for making corrections.

OSHA’s Volks Rule Nullified

On April 25, 2017 by Jodi Boyne

A controversial rule issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that allowed the agency to issue citations to employers for failing to record work-related injuries and illnesses going back five years, contrary to a six-month statute of limitations, has been nullified by President Donald Trump and Congress. 

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