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HealthCap® USA

Angie Szumlinski, NHA, RN-BC, RAC-CT and BS

Director of Risk Management

Angie SzumlinskiMs. Szumlinski is a nationally-recognized leader in long-term care with experience as an Owner/Provider, Administrator, Director of Nursing, Corporate Quality Assurance Coordinator and independent consultant. Ms. Szumlinski conducts risk management visits at facilities across the country, touching every acuity level within the post-acute care spectrum. Ms. Szumlinski served as an Associated Board Member for NCAL, is a member of the AHCA/NCAL Quality Committee, NCAL Risk Management Committee, HCAM Legal/Clinical Committee and is a Senior Examiner/Team Leader for the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award Program. Ms. Szumlinski is a Nurse Planner for Evolucent’s ANCC accredited education program.

Disasters – It CAN happen to you!

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, News

Long ago and far away nursing centers provided care for frail, elderly patients. There were no IVs, TPN, Cpaps, peritoneal dialysis, active shooters or emergency evacuations. Our biggest threat back then was probably scabies! Those were the days where we “hunkered down”, took what hits us, brushed ourselves off and moved on. Today we are much more enlightened and we …

DHS Announces Funding Opportunity For Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Preparedness Grants

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, News

Release Date: June 2, 2017 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: 202-282-8010 WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly today announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Notices of Funding Opportunity for 10 DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.6 billion. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as transportation …

CMS Issues Proposed Revision Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities’ Arbitration Agreements

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Featured, News

FACT SHEET FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2017 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries   CMS Issues Proposed Revision Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities’ Arbitration Agreements The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued proposed revisions to arbitration agreement requirements for long-term care facilities.  These proposed revisions would help strengthen transparency in the arbitration process, …

Bariatric Residents and Skin Care

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The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) in collaboration with Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education, recently hosted a webinar on Considerations for Bariatric Patients in Pressure Injuries and Wound Care. This program focused on the “how” and “why” we do what we do when caring for residents with a diagnosis of obesity as their needs often differ. At the …

Exciting Collaboration

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As we continue to soldier through the process of preventing unnecessary re-hospitalizations and nosocomial infections, AHCA/NCAL has partnered with Brown University’s Center for Gerontology to involve members in a proposed study that seeks to evaluate if enhanced environmental cleaning will reduce the rate of infection among patients in skilled nursing centers and ultimately reduce hospitalizations. AHCA has established a center …

HealthCap 2001 to 2016 and Beyond

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Featured, News

HealthCap was formed in 2001 in response to rapidly escalating claim costs which caused liability insurance companies to abandon the senior living industry.  If you are old enough to remember the late 1990’s and early 2000’s and you are still in the industry, congratulations on your persistence.  You certainly recall how one day insurance coverage was ubiquitous and cheap and …

Don’t Be Alarmed!

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Have you ever visited a community only to be bombarded by noise, alarms sounding, call lights beeping and overhead paging? It can be very stressful can’t it? So, let’s talk about alarms and why we use them! I remember years ago, prior to the creation of tab alarms, etc. when we went to a store called “Radio Shack” and purchased …

We’ve Heard You!

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We’ve Heard You! We are very excited to announce the return of HealthCap RMS! Why the change you ask? Because it isn’t “just a name”, it is who we are. Our team of consultants are here to serve the members of HealthCap so it is a natural fit! What does this mean to you, a valued member of the HealthCap …