Fire Marshal Webinar on May 19th at 10 AM – Topic: All Things Propane

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Join Zoom Meeting HERE. Meeting ID: 971 4781 6105. Passcode: 1hukcD. Questions? Email John at John.Sprague@ks.gov.

CMS LTSS Webinar on Culture Change in Long-Term Care

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On Wednesday, May 25th at 1 PM CT, CMS will host a webinar with UNITE (Uniting Nursing Homes in Tribal Excellence). The organization’s mission is to partner with and be a resource for Native...

OIG Finds 25% of Medicare Patients Harmed During Hospital Stays

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2018, the OGI found 1 in 4 Medicare beneficiaries had temporary or lasting harm during hospitalizations. These included adverse events leading to longer hospital stays or which caused permanent harm, death, or situations requiring life-saving intervention....

KDADS Survey, CHOW, IDR and Enforcement Roundup for Quarter 1 CY 2022

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Deficiency Count by Region (NF)More Info on NF DeficienciesDeficiency data for AL/RHC/HPLicensure Changes, IDR and Enforcement

ACTION ALERT: PPS Proposed Rule.  It’s Time for You to Speak the Truth to...

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The FY 2023 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Proposed Rule (CMS 1765-P) was issued by CMS on April 11.It will have far-reaching negative effects on Medicare payment and your ability to serve Medicare-reimbursed...

Quality & Risk Management Member Network Meeting – May 13th, 10 – 11:30 AM...

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The group will discuss the SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program and Quality Reporting Program (QRP) elements of the SNF PPS proposed rule, hear an update on what is in the NASEM study related to...

1135 Federal Blanket Waivers (Nursing Homes)

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The first round of 1135 blanket waivers terminated over the weekend, including waivers related to physician visits and physician delegation of tasks. LeadingAge has updated the LeadingAge blanket waivers chart here to help members to stay...

KDHE HAI/AR Restarts Newsletter – Infection Preventionists Should Take a Look

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The Semmelweis Times is a newsletter that the KDHE HAI/AR Program (Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Program) produced and sent out quarterly during 2015-2017. Bryna Stacey, HAI-AR Director reports that they, “Hope it will...

Fire Marshal Statement on Nuclear Power and Radiological Risks

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Please see the new release from the state fire marshal about nuclear exposure possibilities in Kansas. Email prevention@ks.gov if you have any questions.

New Nursing Home QM Recalibrations

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The quality measures thresholds on the Nursing Home Care Compare site will recalibrate with this week’s quarterly refresh. This recalibration dates back to a change originally announced in October 2019, scheduled for April 2020,...

Fire Marshal News

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Please see the below links shared by Clark Zeit, of Medical Technology Associates, concerning the transportation of oxygen cylinders: https://www.usasafety.com/news/how-to-transport-gas-cylinders-safelyhttps://www.homecaremag.com/law/jan-2014/protect-your-company-following-dots-oxygen-provider-regulations Archive of monthly video series https://www.firemarshal.ks.gov/339/OSFM-Prevention-Training-Videos Fire Marshal Webinar - CMS 1135 waiver update for Life Safety CodeTime:...

Known KMAP Portal Issue Notice

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It has come to KDADS' attention that there is a glitch in the new portal that is affecting Nursing Facilities. The known issue is with the admit date for nursing facilities and those issues...