Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:40 PM EDT
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Don Halls Guesthouse Hotel & Conf. Center 
1313 W. Washington Center Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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Art Moynihan 
Samaritan Alliance, LLC 

Samaritan Alliance RoP Conference 


CEU: 6.5 hours - Schedule:

8:00 - 8:30 am  Registration

8:30 - 11:30 am
Integrating Phase 2 New Requirements of Participation into Practice - Shelly Maffia

11:45 am - 12:30 pm Lunch 

12:30 - 1:30 pm IHIE Presentation

1:40 - 4:40pm
Integrating Phase 2 New Requirements of Participation into Practice - Shelly Maffia 

Integrating Phase 2 New Requirements of Participation into Practice

This 5.5 hour session will focus on a comprehensive review of the Phase 2 requirements of the new Requirements of Participation (RoP). The content focuses on helping nursing facility staff understand the new Requirements of Participation that will be effective on November 28, 2017, and the actions required to achieve and maintain compliance with the new rules. The session will focus on incorporating the new requirements into existing continuous quality improvement (CQI) facility quality programs. Self-assessment for analysis of policies and procedures, current facility practices and leadership’s role in accountability for implementation of the new requirements will be emphasized.For each requirement discussed, assessment recommendations, intervention strategies and education topics will be examined. An extensive handout with sample policy templates, QAPI resources, and guidance for the facility assessment will be included.

Target Audience: Nursing Home Admins, Nursing Administration, Facility Department Heads

Projected Learning Outcomes/Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the learner will:

  1. Describe the new changes required for compliance with the new Requirements of Participation and the key actions required to achieve compliance
  2. Understand the Phase 2 Requirements of Participation for nursing facilities
  3. Describe a process for establishing priority actions to achieve compliance with the RoP. 
  4. Understand how to use a QAPI framework to implement the new changes into facility practicesand maintain compliance with the new requirements.

Presented By:
Shelly Maffia, MSN, MBA, RN, LNHA, QCP, Clinical Consultant
Proactive Medical Review and Consulting

812-719-0452  |  smaffia@proactivemedicalreview.com
Shelly Maffia is a Registered Nurse and Nursing Home Administrator with over 15 years of experience serving in long term care leadership and consulting positions, including positions as Director of Nursing, Administrator, and Corporate Nurse Consultant and Training Positions. She earned the QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) credential from the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC), which was established to promote the highest standards for QAPI program implementation in the long-term care profession.


Defining the Value of a Health Information Exchange in the Post-Acute Setting

Data from external settings is of extreme value in all healthcare settings, including the post-acute.  This one hour presentation will include a basic overview of a Health Information Exchange (HIE) and how the data impacts the care of patients. Citing specific use cases for post-acute care areas, attendees will understand how data from an HIE promotes efficiency, saves healthcare dollars,  assists in developing more robust plans of care and promotes care transition for their patients. 

Presented By:
Deb Hemler, MHA
Director of Business Development & Customer Relationships
Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE)

317-644-1725  |   dhemler@ihie.org
Deb has been with the Indiana Health Information Exchange for eight years, serving in different roles as the organization has grown. She is currently the Director of Business Development & Customer Relationship Management. Deb’s passion is ensuring that clinicians have immediate access to the right information in order to make informed decisions on their patient’s care.  Deb’s belief is that all health care is not local.  Many times our sickest patients have to travel to receive the level of care that they need.   Deb has also served as the COO for a large Orthopedic practice and the Director of Information Technology for a large multispecialty organization.