Nurse Aide Registry Annotation List

January 12, 2019


Attached, for your information, is a listing of all nurse aides who have had substantiated findings of resident abuse, neglect or misappropriation of resident property entered on the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Registry as of January 4, 2019. The Nurse Aides names that have been added since the last issue are bolded.

Verification of a nurse aide's status must still be done before hiring to verify eligibility for employment in a nursing care facility. An individual nurse aide's status may be verified by accessing the twenty-four hour online access to the registry via the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov/ . Once this site is accessed, click on "Healthcare Facilities" at top of page and next select "Registries" and "Nurse Aides". Next click on "Nurse Aide Registry On-line". Choose "Pennsylvania Department of Health" under the program once on the Pearson Vue Pulse portal page and use "Registry Search".

If you would like additional information or have any questions, please feel free to contact Division of Nursing Care Facility staff at 717-787-1816.

Nurse Aide Registry Annotation List

Contact List for Directed In-Service Providers

January 12, 2019


Attached is the contact information for persons who have communicated an interest to provide directed in-service training.

When the remedy of Directed In-Service training is imposed, the facility will be responsible for the procurement of services from an appropriate resource, and the facility will submit a copy of the proposed training program to the supervisor at the State Survey Agency for approval within the same 10-day period that is required for submitting the plan of correction.

Contact List for Directed In-Service Providers

MDS coding of item S9085C

January 12, 2019


Please note that AmeriHealth Caritas (Southwest) and Keystone First (Southeast) are the same CHC plan with differing names.

Both should be coded a "01" at S9085C on the MDS.



Contact list for Directed In-Service providers

December 16, 2018


Attached is the contact information for persons who have communicated an interest to provide directed in-service training.
When the remedy of Directed In-Service training is imposed, the facility will be responsible for the procurement of services from an appropriate resource, and the facility will submit a copy of the proposed training program to the supervisor at the State Survey Agency for approval within the same 10-day period that is required for submitting the plan of correction.

Contact list for Directed In-Service providers

Updated Nondiscrimination Notice

December 16, 2018


Please see the attached Nondiscrimination Notice for facilities operated in accordance with the regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Updated Nondiscrimination Notice

New Claims Based Measures

December 16, 2018


New Claims Based Measures

Surveyor Training Modules

December 16, 2018


Principles of Documentation for Long Term Care (POD-LTC)

Surveyor Training Modules

Surveyor Training Modules

December 16, 2018


Principles of Documentation for Long Term Care (POD-LTC)

Surveyor Training Modules

RAI Spotlight Newsletter

November 26, 2018


Attached is the latest issue of the RAI Spotlight newsletter. Included are details about the next scheduled MDS teleconference.

The RAI Spotlight newsletter is published at the end of February, May, August and November. The four most recent issues are posted in the Bulletins section of the Nursing Facility Report Portal (NFRP). If you are interested in an older issue, please contact the Myers and Stauffer help desk at 717-541-5809. A generic form to request a CD of any teleconference may be found in the Resources section of the NFRP.

Nov.18RAISpotlight Volume 13 Issue 2.pdf



Revised Resident Data Reporting Manual

November 26, 2018


The Department of Human Services (DHS) published changes to the Manual.

Resident Data Reporting Manual



SNF Quality Reporting Provider Preview Reports Are Now Available

November 26, 2018


Skilled Nursing Facility Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. Providers have until Nov. 30, 2018 to review their performance data on quality measures based on Quarter 2 -2017 to Quarter 1 - 2018 data, prior to the Jan. 2019 Nursing Home Compare site refresh, during which this data will be publicly displayed. Corrections to the underlying data will not be permitted during this time. However, providers can request a CMS review during the preview period if they believe their data scores displayed are inaccurate.

More information can be accessed:

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Skilled-Nursing-Facility-Quality-Reporting-Program/SNF-Quality-Reporting-Program-Public-Reporting.html



Alzheimer's Association and how to join

October 21, 2018


Attached is a brochure with details about the Alzheimer's Association and how to join. Also attached is information on their curriculum, which has been taught successfully in a variety of care settings for over 20 years. It provides 13 hours of vetted training that may help decrease difficult behaviors, reduce the use of psychotropic medications, help staff gain insight into fall prevention and improve communication between staff and persons living with dementia. This trainer habilitation curriculum also fulfills the training requirements to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

Brochure

Training Curriculum



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