Upstairs Solutions Offers Compliance Whitepaper for Nursing Homes

Industry experts outline the impact of quality of care and the steps for compliance

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Skokie, IL (PRWEB) February 23, 2011

Upstairs Solutions, an industry leader in online training for senior care, announced today that it is making available its whitepaper, “The Case for Compliance: Quality of care takes center stage for today’s nursing homes.” It is intended to assist nursing homes in understanding OIG guidelines and the rising concerns related to the mandatory compliance plans.

Specific topics covered in the whitepaper include what you need to know about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and mandatory compliance, including exclusions checks, education and training; the OIG compliance guidelines; and the role of training in achieving compliance.

“The whitepaper is intended to provide the long term care industry with a comprehensive overview on the importance of a corporate compliance plan and how to achieve it,” said Tamar Abell, MA, CCC-SLP, LNHA, principal of Upstairs Solutions. “Too many providers are completely focused on the survey process without understanding or implementing a corporate compliance program. We want to help the provider understand that creating an effective corporate compliance plan is not optional and very doable.”

White Paper Abstract

Government investigations of America’s 17,000 skilled nursing facilities are on the rise. More than 91% of nursing homes were cited for deficiencies during annual surveys in the last decade, with an increasing number of quality-of-care deficiencies. As a result of this, the U.S. government created its own “insurance policy” with mandated nursing home compliance by 2013. This legislation, aimed at making quality assurance the focal point of compliance programs, will usher in a new era of quality of care and accountability for providers and their patients. If you would like a copy of the white paper, please visit: http://www.UpstairsSolutions.com/compliance

About Upstairs Solutions
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.

Contact:
Marni Gordon
Director of Marketing and Communications
Upstairs Solutions
mgordon(at)UpstairsSolutions(dot)com
866-763-4500

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