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Unpacking the Long Term Care Mega Rule

  • Tuesday, January 09, 2018
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Webinar


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The Kansas Home Care & Hospice Association is pleased to bring you this educational program through an agreement with the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice...

Unpacking the Long Term Care Mega Rule -

Encouraging Collaboration and Patient-Centered Pharmaceutical Care in Nursing Facilities


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

10:30 am –  Noon CST **

** a recording will be available for those unable to participate live

On October 4, 2016, CMS released the Final Rule of the Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities. This is the first major update to the Conditions of Participation (CoP) for LTC since 1991.  Because of the size and scope of the comprehensive update; it’s also been dubbed the LTC “Mega Rule”.  This session will review pharmacy services information provided in Appendix PP of the State Operations Manual (SOM) Interpretive Guidelines (IG) to the Mega Rule.  Providing hospice organizations a basic understanding of LTC facility regulations will allow for stronger collaboration between these two centers of patient care.

The Presenter will:

  • Describe aspects of the LTC Requirements of Participation (RoP) related to caring for hospice patients who reside in LTC facilities
  • Identify key pharmacy services components of the LTC RoP
  • Review effects of LTC RoP on person-centered care

PresenterBridget McCrate Protus, PharmD, MLIS, BCGP, CDP, is the Director of Drug Information for Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services. She graduated with her PharmD from The Ohio State University where she also completed a pharmacy practice residency specializing in hospice and palliative care. She received her Master of Library & Information Science from Kent State University. She is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Bridget serves on the Professional Development Committee of LeadingAge Ohio and is the Research Committee Chair for the Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists. She also teaches a course in Pain management, palliative care, and geriatrics at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. 

Continuing Education:  The presenters and program planners have no conflict of interest in regard to this webinar.  RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded.  To apply for nursing contact hours, please mail an evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours.  Additionally, send in a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours. 

Individuals requesting contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned.  Please make sure that you enter the Contact Person’s name in the Registration Form.  All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person.  No commercial support has been provided for this program.

Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  (OBN-001-91) (OH -157, 4/1/2019).

Confirmation: A confirmation will be sent via email to verify site registration, as will the handouts, Internet link and 800 number for entering the webinar, and instructions for participation.  If your Contact Person does not receive the E-mail confirmation two (2) business days prior to the webinar, please contact our office to verify your status.

Registration Fee per site/phone connection: Registration fees are for one (1) phone connection.  SHARING OF REGISTRATION OR FEES WITH OTHER AGENCIES AND/OR INDIVIDUALS IS PROHIBITED.  The live webinar includes the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter.  Contact hours may be earned for listening to the audio recording up to 6 months following the live webinar.  If you desire to purchase both the live webinar and the audio recording, pay the registration fee and an additional $30. 

KHCHA Members:  
  • $149 live webinar connection OR recording
  • $298 live webinar connection OR recording

Both the live webinar AND the recording: Registration fee above and an additional $30

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