Upstairs Solutions and AIS Inc. Offer Industry Leading MDS 3.0 and RUG IV Education

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Upstairs Solutions and AIS Inc. today announced a partnership to help skilled nursing facilities deliver MDS 3.0 and RUG IV Education. The partnership enables Upstairs Solutions to offer AIS’s MDS 3.0 and RUG IV web-based training modules as an additional course offering within its complete training system including more than 130 courses and a learning management system.

We have experience with AIS and Upstairs Solutions as independent offerings and consider both critical

Upstairs Solutions and AIS Inc. today announced a partnership to help skilled nursing facilities deliver MDS 3.0 and RUG IV Education. The partnership enables Upstairs Solutions to offer AIS’s MDS 3.0 and RUG IV web-based training modules as an additional course offering within its complete training system including more than 130 courses and a learning management system.

“We are pleased to be able to provide AIS’s industry leading MDS 3.0 and RUG IV education,” stated Ken Berger, Chief Operating Officer of Upstairs Solutions. “With the go-live of MDS 3.0 and RUG IV on October 1, our clients are faced with a daunting challenge and have been asking us for assistance. This partnership will provide our clients with convenient access to MDS 3.0 and RUG IV education, which will improve the competency of their staff resulting in improved coding accuracy, optimized reimbursement, time and cost savings and improved operational performance.”

“This is an exciting opportunity to partner with a premiere education provider like Upstairs Solutions,” noted Scott Keller, President of USA Operations of AIS Inc. “Upstairs Solutions provides more than 130 best-in-class online courses expressly developed for skilled nursing providers. This partnership will allow us to leverage Upstairs Solutions’ expertise, extend our market reach, and help skilled nursing providers meet their education challenges as the October 1 deadline approaches.”    

“We have experience with AIS and Upstairs Solutions as independent offerings and consider both critical,” commented Jeb King, Director of Learning and Organizational Development, Encore Healthcare. “Offering them as a combined solution demonstrates industry leadership and commitment to bringing the best resources needed to run a proficient organization.”

Built on the same values the combined offering provides self-paced learning designed to appeal to different learning styles. Customers will enjoy the same learning on demand accessibility allowing anyone to take a course anytime from any computer connected to the Internet.

About Upstairs Solutions LLC
Upstairs Solutions is a provider owned company with the mission to continually raise the bar in senior care training. We offer more than 130 online courses, specifically developed for senior care and an easy-to–use record-keeping system (LMS) to manage and track training, licenses and competencies. Upstairs Solutions’ online training is cheat-proof and uses multimedia to create engaging and interactive courses for orientation, compliance training and in-service instruction. For more information contact us at http://www.upstairssolutions.com.

About AIS Inc.
AIS Inc. http://www.aissystems.com is a provider of comprehensive, on-demand RAI education for Skilled Nursing Facilities. AIS provides solutions to support RAI education through the delivery of Web-based Training, Competency Testing and Education Analytics. AIS’ solutions play an important role in reducing risk in the areas of lost reimbursement, survey compliance and quality of care. AIS’ solutions are being used by over 2,500 Long-term care centers in three countries around the world. AIS have headquarters in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

For more information contact:

Upstairs Solutions LTC, LLC
Ken Berger
Chief Operating Officer
Email: kberger(at)upstairssolutions(dot)com
866.763.4500 x1039    

AIS Inc.
D’Arcy Mykietowich
National Accounts Manager
Email: darcy(dot)m(at)aissystems(dot)com
866.783.8949

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