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MDS Quarterly Webinar A HUGE Success! HealthPROs’ very own Donna Luby, RN, CCM, CNAC, Director of Clinical Reimbursement, offered her expertise on our most recent MDS Support Network call which is offered as a complimentary value added service to our customers on a quarterly basis. Donna informed the participants of the CMS updates and clarifications on MDS 3.0 changes implemented in October 2011. Also there was an emphasis on the MDS 3.0 changes for April 2012 and how the changes will impact our communities. She also offered updates on planned/unplanned discharge assessment, care area assessments, the care planning process, discharge planning as related to Section Q, and the therapy assessment changes. If you are interested in participating in more information please contact Lisa Rowley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No Cookie Cutter Staff Here… In honor of the 2012 Ohio Speech-Learning-Hearing Association Convention Attendees, and on behalf of our very own Director of Pet Therapy, Dixie; Therapy Partners, a HealthPRO Company, opted to donate $200 to ‘Pet Partners’ in lieu of a raffle prize and fancy “chotchkeys” this year. Pet Partners, formerly Delta Society, is an international 501(c)(3)non-profit organization that helps people live healthier and happier lives by incorporating therapy, service and companion animals into their lives. They receive no government funding and rely on individuals, foundations and corporations for financial support. The OSHA Convention was held at the Columbus, Ohio at the Hilton in Easton, and hosted approximately 2,000 Speech Therapists from across the state and beyond. Jocelyn Alexander, MA SLP/CCC, Clinical Specialist for HealthPRO and proud owner of Dixie, presented to attendees on a Saturday afternoon on Animal Assisted Therapy programs, heavily focusing on Speech.
Batter Up! Conrad’s May Line Up…. May is a busy month for Tom Conrad, Clinical Behavioral Specialist at HealthPRO. His May lineup includes a presentation on “Chemical Restraint Reduction without Changing your Floor Plan” on May 2nd, at the annual OHCA Annual Convention & Expo in Columbus, Ohio. North Carolina Leading Age has asked Tom to present, “Modifying the Environment to Manage the Behavior vs.; Medicating the Behavior to fit in the Environment”, which will be introduced at their spring conference. And last but not least, Tom will be presenting on “Effective Treatment & Documentation Strategies for Residents with Dementia” on May 24th for the healthcare professionals in Youngstown, Ohio. Feel free to contact us if you would are interested in having Tom present for you!
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