Feb. 8 @ 9am: Survey Management—The Nuts and Bolts of the New Skilled Nursing Survey Process

Today is a new day. Survey readiness is a critical element of overall operational controls and is essential to success. The goal of under-standing the nuts and bolts of the long-term care survey process is less about annual recertification and more about structural compliance. Facilities that maintain an approach of survey readiness are focused on key compliance elements and are consistently prepared for unannounced visits because of a complaint.

This educational seminar is provided in collaboration with LifeSpan Network's educational affiliate, Beacon Institute. Space is limited. First come, first served.

Event Details:

Date: February 8, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 1:15pm
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The Beacon Institute
Handelman Conference Center
7090 Samuel Morse Drive
Columbia, MD


LifeSpan Members: $85
Non-members: $165

Course Objective:

  • Understand the survey process steps.
  • Become familiar with the various work-sheets, including the mandatory facility tasks and triggered tasks.
  • Learn how to prepare for the new survey process.
  • Recognize different elements of the survey process and how they will be applied to sampled residents.
  • Learn best practices for achieving good survey outcomes under the new process.
  • Understand the importance of using a framework focused on the intent and purpose of the requirements to help centers navigate successfully through the changes.
  • Identify key compliance areas under the new interpretive guidelines.

Target Audience:

  • Administrators
  • Nurses
  • Other members of the interdisciplinary team
About the Presenter:
Maureen Kelly has been an acute care nurse since 1989; serving in the United States Air Force during Desert Storm. Maureen has over ten years of experience working in the CCRC and Post-Acute Care setting, performing management and clinical consultant duties. Her experience encompasses assuring full compliance with Federal and State regulations while achieving high levels of performance. She has served as a Director of Skilled Nursing Services and Operations for a small non-profit community where she facilitated the growth and development of a diverse nursing staff. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA. She is a DON-CT and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She is currently working on a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration.

Continuing Education:

This program is approved for 4.0 credit/contact hours. This program is approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators. The Beacon Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by the Maryland Board of Social Worker Examiners and this course is approved for Category I continuing education credit for Social Workers license in Maryland.

CEU: 4.0
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