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Recorded Webinar: November 20, 2014

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Presenters: Bob Habasevich, MS, PT., Vice President Provider Quality and Performance Improvement

Darlene D’Altorio-Jones, PT., MBA-HCM, Senior Consultant, Strategist Rehabilitation Management

Webinar Summary:

We finally have an approved IMPACT Act and we are now ready to discuss how the post-acute level of care will gradually align assessments and outcome measurements for all levels of post-acute care. What does this mean for you if you provide services in the LTAC, IRF, SNF, and/or Home Health environments? The act has many detailed timelines for assessment, quality indicator reporting, recommendations for payment model reports, etc.

By watching, attendees will:

  • Be exposed to the IMPACT ACT 2014 as signed into law October 2014.
  • Recognize the major timelines and work that must be achieved to meet alignment of quality initiatives across the various types of service: Home Health Agency, LTCH, IRF, and SNF.
  • Gain knowledge of key dates that reports are due to congress that will recommend and change payment models for post-acute care.
  • Be provided with reference materials and links specific to the IMPACT ACT.

Mediware’s Bob Habasevich and Darlene D’Altorio-Jones detail how this timeline will affect your business in this recorded webinar.

Who Should Watch?

Post-acute care facility managers, directors and quality improvement staff would benefit from attending the hour-long webinar.

Presenter Bios

Bob Habasevich is a Senior Strategist for Quality and Performance Improvement at Mediware. Bob holds a solid history of success in clinical operations including startup, business development and operations management. In addition to being a Physical Therapist, his experience includes hospital accreditation, regulatory compliance, clinical information systems, performance management monitoring and reporting, clinical outcomes systems development and deployment. Bob is highly knowledgeable in clinical process analysis and improvement, clinical error and complications reduction, patient flow improvement, clinical analytics methods for timely identification and reversal of problematic outcomes. Bob has effectively integrated information technology and clinical expertise through training, coaching, facilitation and management to effect change in process and practice to realize clinical, operational and financial performance improvement.

Darlene D’Altorio Jones is a Senior Consultant, Strategist for Rehabilitation Management at Mediware. She is PT with an MBA in Healthcare Management. In her role she brings information to leadership that help guide practice strategy. Her focus is to assist clients nationally in the use of charting data to drive clinical and financial performance in support of decisions for best practices in meeting rehabilitation compliance, outcomes, revenue and efficiency. Since February 2011, Darlene has visited more than 30 IRF locations to assist in guiding C.O.R.E. (Compliance, Outcomes, Revenue, Efficiency/Effectiveness), performance improvement plans. Working in rehab medicine for greater than 30 years, Darlene spent 12 years in executive leadership as a Director of Rehabilitation and Operations. Therapy oversight included three post-acute service lines; acute inpatient rehabilitation (IRF), skilled and outpatient hospital-based services and is LEAN trained in healthcare. At various points in her career, Darlene had oversight of rehabilitation admissions, marketing, quality improvement, dietary & maintenance. Her responsibilities have included compliance toward Federal Regulations and leading CARF and Joint Commission standards of practice. Her experience includes Quality Improvement Chair, Lean Healthcare Trainer Certification and Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Ohio Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (OARF). Darlene lectures and writes blogs on post acute care topics that include federal guidelines, post acute admissions, managing outcomes, documentation, and rehabilitation marketing.

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