Harmony Healthcare International Offers Training and Educational Courses Geared Towards New CMS Regulations

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Company Helps Post Acute Care Market Navigate Changes

The new regulations have a massive impact on how SNFs will operate

On July 16, 2015, a proposed rule was published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing a seismic overhaul of the long-term care regulations that skilled nursing facilities will need to meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Harmony Healthcare International offers a variety of courses that will help providers prepare for and understand the new regulations and their impact. Among the hundreds of revisions and updates which are designed to improve the quality of life, care and services in facilities, optimize resident safety, reflect standards of practice and incorporate requirements outlined in provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the long anticipated Quality Assurance Performance Improvement standards are also being introduced.

According to CMS, the revisions are also intended to eliminate and/or reduce duplicative or unnecessary requirements. The 403 page update to the Federal Register, includes new regulations aimed at enhancing the quality of life and the quality of care in the long term care industry. Click here for the full 403 page document: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2015-17207.pdf

“The new regulations have a massive impact on how SNFs will operate and will align practice requirements with current clinical standards and allow for the optimization of care delivery. Key areas where Harmony Healthcare International can help make the transition successful include baseline compliance review, mock survey, QAPI program analysis and implementation plan, among other areas” said Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA, President and CEO, Harmony Healthcare International.

Harmony Healthcare International, the leader in long term care compliance, reimbursement, operations and denied claims appeal consulting, as well as training and education programs and talent management, offers both public and private training and education seminars. Training and education programs can be customized to meet the specific needs of providers. With the October 1 deadline for ICD-10 transition coming up, Harmony Healthcare is currently offering a series of pre- and post-ICD-10 implementation training seminars. For an overview of the company’s 2015 training and education offerings, please visit: http://www.harmony-healthcare.com/education-training/schedule/all

“Harmony Healthcare offers a suite of consulting solutions—PEPPER Analysis, Compliance, Length of Stay and 5 Star calculations—and training and education courses—MDS, ICD-10, rehabilitation and nursing certifications—that provide SNFs and ALFs with the tools needed to implement the new regulations successfully and help improve quality and care for residents,” said Mastrangelo.

The company will also host “Harmony 2015” at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut on November 5 and 6, 2015. The symposium will spotlight several featured industry and thought leaders who will address topics relevant to the state of the post acute care industry today. In addition, 24 break-out sessions will be offered on a variety of clinical, operational, financial and marketing topics. Up to 12 hours of continuing education credit will be offered for Nursing Home Administrators, Nurses, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational and Physical Therapists. Registration information and costs can be found at http://hhi.hub.am/1GCnnkY.

About Harmony Healthcare International
Harmony Healthcare International was founded in 2001. With headquarters in Topsfield, MA, Harmony Healthcare International services clients in the skilled nursing, acute care, home health and assisted living markets with operational and compliance consulting, training and educational programs and talent management services. With a staff of accomplished healthcare clinicians who serve as consultants to For-Profit, Not-For-Profit, Standalone and Multi-Facility Chains across the country, Harmony Healthcare International has been ranked among the top 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S. for 3 consecutive years by Inc. Magazine. Harmony Healthcare International, “We care about care.”

For more information on Harmony Healthcare International and its compliance, clinical and operational solutions for the post acute care industry visit: http://www.harmony-healthcare.com

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