Post Acute Care

2018 AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention

PAC-6 - How to Avoid Citation F656 for Care Plan Development & Implementation

Wednesday, October 10
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
CE: NAB: 1.5 | Nurses 0

F656 is the third most frequent citation under the new survey process. This session will focus on common reasons for citations related to the Care Plan given the changes required by the new regulations. Example Care Plans will be reviewed to demonstrate how the Care Plan can evolve into a document that does not serves its intended purpose and ultimately increases the risk of deficiencies. Common misperceptions about what must be in a Care Plan to satisfy surveyors will be highlighted.

Learning Objectives:

David Gifford, MD, MPH

Senior Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Afffairs and Chief Medical Officer
American Health Care Association

David Gifford, MD, MPH, is the Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at the American Health Care Association, the largest association in the country representing long term and post-acute care facilities. He helped create the department which assists providers in their quality improvement efforts and works with Administration officials on regulations and policies impacting the profession. Dr. Gifford also serves on the Board of the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes campaign. He is a former Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health and Chief Medical Officer for Quality Partners of Rhode Island where he directed CMS' national nursing home-based quality improvement effort. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and conducted his geriatric fellowship at UCLA where he also earned his Master's in Public Health in Epidemiology.

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Telephone Number: (202) 898-3161

PAC donor level: Platinum Plus

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Holly Harmon, RN, MBA, LNHA, FACHCA

Associate Vice President, Quality & Clinical Affairs

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Telephone Number: (202) 898-6317


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