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WEBINAR SERIES: New Requirements for Participation | Phase II
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7/10/2017 to 9/18/2017
When: Various Dates | July 10 - September 18, 2017
Where: Online Webinar
United States
Contact: Dorothy Ferrick
(512) 467-2242

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Prepare for the New CMS Requirements of Participation - Phase II

The expansive Final Rule (Requirements of Participation) for skilled nursing facilities is now in effect. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, these changes reflect the substantial advances that have been made over the past several years in the theory and practice of service delivery and safety. Set to be implemented in three phases, the first phase went into effect in November of 2016, with Phase II implementation rapidly approaching this fall. LeadingAge Texas has partnered with LeadingAge National and Pathway Health to offer this 8-part webinar series to help you and your organization prepare for the Final Rule.


Part 1: The Elements of Phase II - Compliance for November | July 10 @ 2:15 pm | July 17 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for Part 1 of the Final Rule Series to receive an introduction to the Requirements for Participation for Phase 2 from an Operator’s Perspective. This webinar will provide a high level overview of the different sections of the final rule that are due on November 28, 2017. Disclosure

Part 2: Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) | July 17 @ 2:15 pm | July 24 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for Part 2 of the Final Rule Series that will include an information packed, 60-minute presentation highlighting the changes in the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities effective November 28, 2017. This webinar will offer implementation strategies for leaders in the creation and submission of your initial QAPI plan. Disclosure 1 | Disclosure 2

Part 3: Infection Control & Antibiotic Stewardship Program | July 24 @ 2:15 pm | August 7 @ 1:00 pm

Part 3 of the Final Rule Series includes a compelling 60-minute deep dive into the required elements of a compliant antibiotic stewardship program. This webinar will provide information on setting up a successful program for antibiotic stewardship for your skilled nursing facility. Disclosure 1 | Disclosure 2

Part 4: Admission, Transfer & Discharge | August 7 @ 2:15 pm | August 14 @ 1:00 pm 

Join us for Part 4 of the Final Rule Series that will include an explanation of the regulations for admission, transfer, and discharge compliance. This webinar will provide participants with valuable information on resident admissions, transfers internally and externally, and proper discharge planning to assist providers with compliance. Disclosure 1 | Disclosure 2

Part 5:  Behavior Health Services | August 14 @ 2:15 pm | August 21 @ 1:00 pm

Part 5 of the Final Rule Series will introduce new concepts and requirements for behavioral health services in skilled nursing facilities.T his webinar will enhance the participants’ knowledge of behavioral health related to setting up a model of services for behavioral health. Disclosure 1 | Disclosure 2

Part 6: Developing Competency & Skill Abilities for Nursing Staff | August 21 @ 2:15 pm | August 28 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for Part 6 of the Final Rule Series for this action packed education session to introduce regulatory guidance regarding competencies and skills for nursing staff members. This webinar will provide participants with knowledge on how to develop the skills of nursing staff according to the new and revised rules and regulations. Disclosure 1 | Disclosure 2

Part 7: Facility-Wide Resource Assessment | August 28 @ 2:15 pm | September 11 @ 1:00 pm

Part 7 of the Final Rule Series will include an action-packed education session on creating your facility wide resource assessment. This webinar will provide participants with the key elements required in the facility assessment and also operational strategies to create and implement the plan. Disclosure 1 | Disclosure 2

Part 8: Quality of Care & Life | September 11 @ 2:15 pm | September 18 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for Part 8 of the Final Rule Series that will highlight Phase II regulations including pharmacy services, drug regimen review, smoking, nutrition services, resident rights, abuse prevention, and dental services. This webinar will assist skilled nursing facilities in reviewing and revising policies to include the new language from the Phase II regulations. Disclosure 1 | Disclosure 2


Leah Killian-Smith, BA, NHA, RHIA
Director of Governmental Services & Quality Assurance
Pathway Health Services

With over 20 years of experience in post-acute care, Leah’s expertise includes leadership positions in several different settings including, stand-alone long term care facilities and campus settings with affordable housing, home care, and assisted living.  Her accomplishments include the successful closure of sixteen long term care facilities and the opening of a new senior living campus. Leah has experience with coding compliance and billing systems, MDS 3.0 training nationwide, reimbursement, interim management, survey recovery, government turn around projects, and the creation and implementation of performance improvement plans to ensure successful operations.  Her specialties also include labor relations/negotiations, benefit administration, human resource management, operations management, HUD housing management, quality improvement in the areas of survey management and regulations, accounts receivable, customer service, employee engagement, census growth, and new program development such as mental health and chemical health programs for seniors.  


These webinars are available for purchase as a series only. Sessions may not be purchased individually.Individuals can register for the full Phase I webinar series at any time. Any new registrants will receive access to any recording(s) they may have missed.Certain sessions are offered on two dates in order to better accommodate your schedule. Registrants unable to participate in a scheduled webinar will have access to a recording.

LeadingAge Texas Members: $240 per registrant

Non-Members: $360 per registrant


AdministratorsThis program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for continuing education for 8 total clock hours from NAB/NCERS. Contact LeadingAge Texas for further information.


Paid registrations are limited to one individual. Links to join the webinar are unique and tied to the registrant name. The link should not be forwarded.

Registrations are fully transferable. Notice of transfer should be emailed to no later than 24 hours prior to the start of the webinar. Cancellations may be processed at any time prior to the 24-hour period for a full refund less a $15 processing fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations less than 24 hours prior to the start of the webinar series.

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