Ep 28: Ready or Not! Phase 3 is Coming October 24th

Andrea Haupt Podcast

CMS will begin surveying against Phase 3 of Requirements of Participation for Nursing Homes on October 24, 2022. With around 180 pages of guidance, revisions, and updates affecting 52 F-tags, many providers are feeling anxious about the new guidance. Angie Szumlinski, Director of Risk Management for HealthCap talks with Crystal Bowens, the Associate VP of Regulatory Services for AHCA/NCAL about …

Ep 27: Arbitration Agreements – How and Why

Andrea Haupt Podcast

Christina Nechiporchik, Associate General Counsel for HealthCap talks with John Hessburg, Senior Partner at the law firm of Kitch where he leads the Post Acute Practice group. Also included in the conversation is Drew Flichak, Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Compliance Office at Vivage Senior Living. Listen as they talk about why we should be talking about arbitration agreements after …

Obesity – More Than That!

Angie Szumlinski News

You are likely tired of my lectures about being fit, however, obesity continues to be a challenge for many Americans, and although we know the risks of being overweight, many people continue to struggle. Yes, weight management is difficult at best, and even when we run the risk of becoming diabetic, developing cardiovascular disease, damaging our weight bearing joints, etc. …

Ep 26: Instilling a Culture of Compassion in Your Organization with Glenn Van Ekeren

Andrea Haupt Podcast

Angie talks with Vetter Health Services President, Glenn Van Ekeren about their belief that it’s not about putting years in the life, but putting life in the years. Quality care is determined by a mindset to do what’s right, and that comes from compassion. Listen to learn about instilling a culture of compassion in your organization. Ep 26: Instilling a …

Podcast: Ep. 25 – Staffing Challenges: Recruitment & Retention Strategies with Allyson Bakewell, Ciena

Angie Szumlinski Podcast

In this episode, we’ll talk about the staffing challenges facing the senior living industry. Angie Szumlinski talks with Allyson Bakewell, Director of Talent Acquisition for Ciena Healthcare about what they’re doing to attract and retain talent. Ep 25: Staffing Challenges: Recruitment & Retention Strategies with Allyson Bakewell, Ciena In this episode, we’ll talk about the staffing challenges facing the senior …

QSO-22-18-ALL

Angie Szumlinski News

On June 16, 2022, CMS issued a new guidance document that states the mandate requiring state surveyors to be vaccinated has been rescinded. The federal government explained that the guidance does not include any possibility of penalties for non-compliance AND further prohibits facilities from inquiring about surveyor vaccination status. There are lots of questions flying around, i.e., can you require …

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Vaccines and Survey!

Angie Szumlinski News

CMS has rolled out mandatory vaccine requirements for employees working in post-acute care settings. The regulation clearly states that communities must provide documentation that their employee vaccination rate is 100%, excluding exemptions and delays. So, what does this mean to you? Bottom line, if your center is cited for not meeting the 100% vaccine requirement for employees, you will likely …

Podcast: Ep. 24 – Vaccine Mandates, Boosters, and Hesitancy

Angie Szumlinski Podcast

In this episode Angie Szumlinski, Director of Risk Management at HealthCap talks with Dr. Matthew Beacom, M.D. from the University of Nebraska and Heath Boddy, President and CEO at the Nebraska Health Care Association. Listen as they discuss the latest in vaccine mandates, boosters, and vaccine hesitancy in the senior living industry.    

Just Say No (For Now)

Angie Szumlinski News

The FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine for a “booster” dose for immunocompromised adults and people over the age of 16. As we talk about vaccines, boosters, “additional doses”, etc. I have heard a lot of discussions regarding vaccinating children under the age of 12. Of course, we all know that this would be “off-label” use of a medication, something …

Booster or Additional Dose?

Angie Szumlinski News

It is becoming a reality, COVID-19, the Delta variant, has swept through our world wreaking havoc yet again! Hospitalizations are on the rise, children are now affected and symptomatic and masks are again in vogue. The good news is the FDA have granted full approval to the Pfizer vaccine, only using the EUA for children over the age of 12. …