November 26, 2022

Featured News

ODM Outlines MyCare transition plans

This week, LeadingAge Ohio staff met with the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) to review its plans for transitioning the MyCare Ohio program to a fully-integrated dually eligible Special Needs Plan (FIDE-SNP) no later than 2025.

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Ohio Medicaid transitioning to PDPM: Webinar Series

Ohio Medicaid will be transitioning to PDPM for its case mix calculation in October 2023. LeadingAge Ohio has been engaged with the Department of Medicaid (ODM) over the last few months as they determine how the new case mix index (CMI) will be calculated so that it accurately reflects the service intensity of the resident population.

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You Asked... We Answered

You asked... We answered regarding training for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

What training does the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) require facilities to provide their staff for residents experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

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LeadingAge Ohio News

LeadingAge Ohio 2023 Annual Conference: Call for Presentations now open!

Have an education session proposal you would like to submit for the LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference taking place August 29-31, 2023?

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Leadership Academy to resume in 2023 - Apply today!

LeadingAge Ohio is now accepting applications for the 2023 class of the LeadingAge Ohio Leadership Academy. This year’s Leadership Academy is supported by the continuing sponsorship of LeadingAge Platinum-level Partner Link-age. 

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Advance care planning across cultures: November 30 at 8:00AM

LeadingAge Ohio members are invited to join the monthly Honoring Wishes Networking meeting as Donna Skurzak, MA, CDP describes the cultural insights needed to assist individuals wanting to complete advanced care planning documents.

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2022 Holiday Reception PAC Fundraiser: December 7

LeadingAge Ohio is approaching its final PAC fundraiser of the year – the 2022 PAC Holiday Reception in Downtown Columbus at Due Amici on Wednesday, December 7 from 5:00-7:30PM.

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Federal/National News

ANCOR research finds direct care workforce crisis has detrimental impact on access to community disability services

This week, national disabilities advocacy organization ANCOR released a report drawing attention to the ongoing direct care workforce shortage.

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CMS Quality in Focus Provider/Supplier trainings available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a series of interactive videos called "Quality in Focus" (QIF) on the Quality, Safety & Education Portal (QSEP).

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Employers’ request lame duck immigration activity

The Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC), of which LeadingAge is a member, has asked Congress to use the end of this legislative session to make meaningful changes to key immigration-related policy.

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State News

New process for self-reported incident reporting

On Thursday November 17, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) sent out an Electronic Information Dissemination & Collection (EIDC) bulletin alerting providers to a change in the self-reported incident (SRI) process.

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Family Satisfaction Survey results released

On Tuesday of this week, the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) released the overall scores of the 2022 Family Satisfaction Survey, which can be viewed in the complete article.

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Nursing Facility News

OIG report on psychotropics in nursing homes

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report on November 14 on the use of psychotropic drugs in nursing homes.

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National stakeholders share “tripledemic” toolkit

Five major medical societies have teamed up to create a toolkit for clinicians addressing public health concerns related to the “tripledemic” of COVID-19, flu, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) anticipated this winter.

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Refresher training on reporting up to date vaccination status in NHSN for Long-Term Care facilities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Vaccination Unit is providing a refresher webinar on Tuesday, November 29 from 1:30-2:30PM to review the up to date COVID-19 vaccination definition for Long-term Care facilities reporting data through the COVID-19 Vaccination Modules.

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Survey Tip of the Week: Cultural Competency

The Long-Term Care Survey Process was updated with the Requirements of Participation Phase 3 guidance that became effective on October 24 and the surveyor resources were subsequently posted to the CMS Nursing Home webpage.

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Hospice & Palliative Care News

LeadingAge, other national hospice associations request limited moratoria

The four preeminent national hospice organizations – LeadingAge, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), and the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) – are concerned by reports of rapid proliferation of newly certified hospice agencies in a handful of states that could create opportunities for fraud and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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Home Care News

Urge Congress: Protect access to home health care now

In October, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a cut to Medicare payments for providers of home health services.

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Education & Events

Education and Events Articles

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Upcoming Education Events

December 7, 2022

2022 Holiday Reception PAC Fundraiser

Due Amici, 67 E. Gay St., Columbus, OH 43215

December 7, 2022
9:00AM - 10:30AM

What We Do Now, Post-Pandemic, to Expand Gift Revenue

Philanthropy Gathering

Zoom Webinar

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