PYA Webinar Addresses Antibiotic Stewardship for the LTC Community

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Dr. J. Michael Keegan, infectious disease expert and leader of PYA’s antibiotic stewardship team, will guide long-term care facilities (LTCFs) through antibiotic stewardship program (ASP) preparedness planning during an upcoming webinar.

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PYA Webinar Addresses Antibiotic Stewardship for the LTC Community

For long-term care facilities, the integration of effective ASPs depends on education and preparation

Dr. J. Michael Keegan, an infectious disease expert and director of PYA’s antibiotic stewardship initiative, will present a webinar to guide long-term care facilities (LTCFs) through the processes necessary to effectively manage an impending government mandate. The one-hour webinar, “Is the Inevitable Antibiotic Stewardship Requirement on Your Horizon?” takes place at 12 noon EST on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

In July 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed the first major rewrite of Conditions of Participation (CoPs) affecting the long-term care industry since 1991. Part of that proposal would require LTCFs to adopt antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) to cope with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the burgeoning danger they pose to every community.

The PYA webinar will provide key factors LTCFs can use to ensure preparedness for the impending requirements and will offer participants:

  • A stronger grasp of the nature of the antibiotic-resistance problem and its influence on public health and whole communities.
  • Insight into the significance of antibiotic resistance for the LTCF sector.
  • An understanding of how ASPs can improve patient care while reducing costs and advancing long-term economic benefit for your facility.

“For long-term care facilities, the integration of effective ASPs depends on education and preparation,” said Dr. Keegan. “This webinar will help in both respects, providing insight into how best to take advantage of critical and cost-effective services to ensure that long-term care facilities successfully navigate this important safety initiative.”

Well-known for his philosophy of “aggressive diagnostics and conservative therapeutics,”™ Dr. Keegan has more than 20 years of experience in the establishment, integration, and measurement of antibiotic programs within a multitude of healthcare settings. In addition to moderating this upcoming webinar, Dr. Keegan will serve as the moderator for the ABX CROSSROADS symposium, an inaugural dialogue featuring nationally and internationally esteemed speakers within the field of antimicrobial resistance countermeasures, to be held November 6, 2015.

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About PYA
For over three decades, Pershing Yoakley & Associates (PYA), a national professional services firm providing management consulting and accounting has helped its clients navigate and derive value amid complex challenges related to regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, governance, business valuations and fair market value assessments, multi-unit business and clinical integrations, best practices, tax and assurance, business analysis, and operations optimization.

Founded in 1983, PYA’s steadfast commitment to an unwavering client-centric culture has served the firm’s clients well. PYA is now ranked by Modern Healthcare as the 9th largest privately owned healthcare consulting firm in the US. PYA is also ranked 103rd by INSIDE Public Accounting’s “Top 200” Largest Accounting Firms. PYA affiliate companies offer clients world-class data analytics, professional real estate development and advisory resources, self-insured employer health insurance claims audits for Fortune 500 companies, wealth management and retirement plan administration, and business transitions consulting.

PYA is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information, please visit

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