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July 2018 Archives

Below is a list of all of the articles published in the selected month, ordered from most recent to least.

Check Your Email: MDH Now Sending Home Care Survey Results by Email

Effective July 1, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Home Care and Assisted Living Program discontinued mailing paper copies of license survey results to providers and began emailing the results to the agent on record with MDH. 

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SNFs Notified of QRP Noncompliance Program Can Request Reconsideration by Aug. 7

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) identified as not meeting the 80 percent reporting threshold under the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) recently received a letter from National Government Services, the Medicare contract agency for Minnesota, informing them that they will be subject to a 2 percent reduction on their Medicare fee-for-service rates beginning Oct. 1, 2018. SNFs who received these letters can request reconsideration by Aug. 7.  

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OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training Sees High Pass Rates for State Exam

The OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training program is seeing incredible state exam results! We currently we have 60 sites adopting the program, with 104 RN Trainers and 135 students. Student testing data shows: 

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Retain Your Staff with the Onboarding Toolkit

The FREE Onboarding Toolkit provides tools to turn your standard new employee orientation into an engaging onboarding experience! Watch this introductory 7-minute video to learn about the new resource. 

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Adult Day: Help Strengthen Data to Shape and Influence Public Policy Decisions

During her recent keynote address at the Adult Day Conference, Ruth Katz, Senior Vice President of Public Policy/Advocacy or LeadingAge, discussed the importance of strengthening the data story for Adult Day Services. Adult day members can now shape that story by participating in a national study. 

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Show Us Your Great Work - Nominations Open for Excellence in Practice Awards

The Stars Among Us Award program is open for the 2019 recognition awards and we want to hear about the great work your organization is doing. The Excellence in Practice Awards recognize promising programs and initiatives in four areas: Quality, Innovation, Workplace and Community Collaboration. 

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Answer the Call: Board of Directors, Honorary Lifetime Memberships

LeadingAge Minnesota is now accepting nominations for the Board of Directors and Honorary Memberships. Applications are due by Friday, Aug. 10. 

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A Simple Fix for Low Occupancy

Life plan communities need to get busy growing the supply of senior housing and finding new ways to attract younger residents to that housing. 

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72 Jobs Posted on AgingServicesJobs.org

The new AgingServicesJobs.Org platform launched nearly 2 months ago, with 72 jobs posted to date! 

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Proposes to Limit Information to be Reported Electronically by Certain Employers

In a proposed rule released for public inspection this week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) aims to make changes to a 2016 final rule that requires the electronic reporting of work-related injury and illness data.  

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Aging Services Funding Moving in Congress

To facilitate timely passage of 2019 spending bills and avoid a government shutdown when the new fiscal year begins on Oct. 1, the U.S. House and Senate are combining multiple individual spending bills into larger legislative packages. 

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Moratorium Exceptions – What Care Centers Need to Know

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently published application materials for the moratorium exceptions process. To help care center members learn more about this process, we are hosting a Moratorium Exceptions Process: What Care Centers Need to Know webinar on Aug. 9. 

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2018 CHAIN Fall Conference & Award for Excellence

Registration is being accepted for the 2018 CHAIN (Collaborative Healthcare-Associated Infection Network) ConferenceThe conference, which takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, includes the latest evidenced-based approaches for preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antibiotic resistance. 

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Hear Marketplace Trends at Annual Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting & Leadership Forum is Sept. 18-21 at Madden’s in Brainerd. Go BOLD is the theme of this year’s leadership conference, with speakers, sessions and events designed to explore what it means to lead in today’s complex environment and to navigate through the changes that will define the very future of senior living.

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Protect Residents from Telephone and Internet Scams

A new resource from LeadingAge will help you better protect your residents from falling victim to telephone and internet scams typically aimed at older people. 

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Candidate PAC Endorsement Deadline Extended to Aug. 6

Do you know a candidate for state office who is a champion for the seniors we serve and their caregivers? The LeadingAge Minnesota Political Action Committee (PAC) seeks to support compassionate leaders who will champion policies promoting excellence and innovation in older adult services. 

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Nominations Open for Nursing Director of the Year

The Minnesota Directors of Nursing Administration (MN-DONA) is now accepting nominations for the Nursing Director of the Year. 

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Billing University for Care Centers is Aug. 8-9

The last day to register for the August 8-9 Billing University is Thursday, August 2. 

This two-day intensive learning workshop delivers essential knowledge, skills and resources to help capture all appropriate reimbursement for the services you provide and is applicable and valuable learning for both new and seasoned staff.

Find details and registration here.

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Registration Is Open for Health Care Engineers Conference

Registration is now open for the 43rd Annual Minnesota Health Care Engineers Association (MHCEA) Fall Education Seminar and Vendor Show. 

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LTC Pharmacy Update Conference Returns on Sept. 14

Consultant Pharmacists Inc. (CPI) will unravel some of the complexities of the regulation and guidelines for pharmacy services from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) “Mega-rule” of 2017 at is annual conference on Sept. 14.  

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Sign up for Live Demo of New Job Board

The new AgingServicesJobs.Org platform has launched! Sign up for a live webinar demo on July 31 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. to learn how to post a job. 

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Annual Meeting Registration Open

Registration is open for the 2018 Annual Meeting & Leadership Forum, Sept. 18-21 at Madden’s in Brainerd. Go BOLD is the theme of this year’s leadership conference, with speakers, sessions and events designed to explore what it means to lead in today’s complex environment and to navigate through the changes that will define the very future of senior living. 

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Moratorium Exceptions Process Opens; LeadingAge MN Hosts Webinar Aug. 9

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently released the application materials for this year’s round of the nursing facility moratorium exceptions process. Care centers interested in applying will need to complete and submit the required application materials by Dec. 20. To help members evaluate whether they should apply, LeadingAge Minnesota is hosting a Moratorium Exceptions webinar on Thursday, Aug. 9. 

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Billing University for Care Centers is Aug. 8-9

Business office staff in care centers are encouraged to attend the annual Billing University on Aug. 8 and 9. This two-day intensive learning workshop delivers essential knowledge, skills and resources to help capture all appropriate reimbursement for the services you provide. 

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Care Centers: Improve Your 5-Star Rating and Sustain Your Outcomes

As part of our ongoing commitment to help you improve performance and measure and report outcomes in your organization, LeadingAge Minnesota is proud to provide you with access to a new tool that will help translate your current MDS 3.0 data into actionable information. 

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Nominations Now Open for Lifetime Honorary Membership

LeadingAge Minnesota is now accepting nominations for the recognition of Lifetime Honorary Membership. This honor is provided to persons of distinction by election each year during our Annual Meeting & Leadership Forum in September.  

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U.S. Department of Labor Rescinds 2016 Persuader Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor has rescinded the 2016 Persuader Rule that required employers to report whenever they seek assistance from consultants or lawyers to dissuade employees from joining unions. 

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100 OnTrack RN Trainers Approved in Minnesota

The OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training program has seen 100 nurses complete the Train the Trainer course! Those 100 RN Trainers are now supporting OnTrack Nursing Assistant programs all over the state. 

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HCBS: Changes in Evaluation of Services for Annual Assessments Effective Aug. 1

In keeping with the Minnesota State Transition Plan to comply with the Home and Community-Based Services Settings (HCBS) Rule, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has added a person’s evaluation of services and compliance with HCBS Standards to the MN Choices Tool. The questions are to be completed at the next reassessment visit on or after Aug. 1, 2018. 

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Ruth Katz Encourages Adult Day Providers to Take the Lead in Public Policy

Ruth Katz, Senior Vice-President of Public Policy/Advocacy at LeadingAge, opened the 2018 LeadingAge Minnesota Adult Day Conference with a strong message of support for providers of these valued services that help older adults age in place. 

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