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  • CFMC Offers Online Learning Sessions: Work with the Experts to Improve Transitions – MediCaring.org
    Care Transfers comprises an array of straightforward tools designed to help nursing home staff address issues of communication clinical care paths and advance care planning The toolkit was developed to help identify residents at risk for changing states to conduct a comprehensive assessment improve documentation and enhance communication with other health care providers A PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the program can be downloaded here Herndon slides Sept 22 2011 INTERACT short overview Ouslander for Sept 22 To retrieve access information about the program go to https qualitynet webex com and use the password community For a complete schedule of upcoming events and to retrieve webinars of the first two visit http www cfmc org integratingcare learning sessions htm Upcoming sessions will feature programs from leaders who include Eric Coleman Mary Naylor Brian Jack and other innovators who are leading the effort to improve care transitions Key Words care transitions learning sessions QIOs INTERACT II Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Building the Will for Change A New Video from Dr Joanne Lynn Tech challenge seeks to improve care transitions MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2011/09/21/cfmc-offers-online-learning-sessions-work-with-the-experts-to-improve-transitions/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Don’t Accept Medical Errors as the Standard of Care for Frail Elders – MediCaring.org
    elderly persons in need in most of the country the waiting lists are routinely more than 6 months long because we have not chosen to fund the Older Americans Act adequately What are we doing And how can we complain effectively Each family somehow believes that its situation is bad luck or how things are There is no benchmark by which to set expectations so the families accept the errors dysfunctions suffering and impoverishment that so often come with disabilities in old age Why are the errors of our system not being debated or even mentioned in political campaigns How can we change this We can start by changing our abysmal expectations of the services that we get Let s question why the care system is so deaf to the priorities of our loved ones everywhere we can in the newspapers in the candidate debates through social media Let s reengineer current services build highly reliable care systems in our communities and see what it really costs Projections for the costs of a community anchored care system that is person centered and flexible enough to bring most services into the home are not much different from current care arrangements Let s record stories good and bad Let s figure out how family caregivers can become politically powerful Why is it for example that Medicare has no standing advisory committee speaking for the interests of its millions of beneficiaries If we are lucky we will grow old So it s our future too not just our parents We ve started an initiative to get family caregiver issues on the party platforms in all states that generate party platforms You can join the Family Caregiver Platform Project initiative It takes very little time and gets leaders talking Go to http caregivercorps org to sign up now There are some bright spots on which we can build The Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services has introduced payment for advanced care planning discussions between Medicare beneficiaries and their physicians We agree that this is a good idea and strongly support it But care planning is not just an end of life matter it needs to be comprehensive and a standard practice All health care providers and social services agencies should pursue the goals that the elder and family actually most want We invite you to read our MediCaring blog for more of our comments on this proposal http medicaring org 2015 08 25 comments on payment for advance care planning What else can you think of We need other leverage points that would focus the pent up frustration of millions of family members who have already witnessed the misery of ordinary elder care What should have been available to Marcy as she helped her parents live their last years Hers is a story that we can all absorb and tell others then we can go out and insist that our care system change Eventually Marcy and her family found some exceptional paid caregivers and together

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2015/09/28/dont-accept-medical-errors-as-the-standard-of-care/?replytocom=13970 (2016-04-30)
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  • Today is National Healthcare Decisions Day – MediCaring.org
    one step The team at National Healthcare Decisions Day has developed an array of resources for the public which can be downloaded here http www nhdd org ad And any number of good organizations around the country can be tapped to help you navigate your own particular needs and situation If you have a story you d like to share we d be happy to post it here and will also send along to our colleagues at NHDD In the meantime in the face of the day s tragic news we can take a moment to treasure our loved ones and our opportunities to be present with and for them Along with colleagues Altarum and NathanKottkamp we participated in last Thursday s Twitterchat You can read that via this Storify version courtesy of Altarum http storify com Altarum national healthcare decisions day key words national healthcare decisions day advance care planning NHDD org Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Take Note and Action Improvement Standard Case Settlement Official Shining Stars Webinar Highlights Care Transitions Work MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2013/04/16/today-is-national-healthcare-decisions-day/ (2016-04-30)
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  • national healthcare decisions day – MediCaring.org
    health care provider and so on Tackling it all at once can seem overwhelming So use today as an opportunity to take one step The team at National Healthcare Decisions Day has developed an array of resources for the public which can be downloaded here http www nhdd org ad And any number of good organizations around the country can be tapped to help you navigate your own particular needs and situation If you have a story you d like to share we d be happy to post it here and will also send along to our colleagues at NHDD In the meantime in the face of the day s tragic news we can take a moment to treasure our loved ones and our opportunities to be present with and for them Along with colleagues Altarum and NathanKottkamp we participated in last Thursday s Twitterchat You can read that via this Storify version courtesy of Altarum http storify com Altarum national healthcare decisions day key words national healthcare decisions day advance care planning NHDD org MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing care transitions the role of the community pharmacist Dove Medical Press April 26 2016 3 lessons to improve patient care transitions FierceHealthcare April 21 2016 Dave

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/tag/national-healthcare-decisions-day/ (2016-04-30)
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  • treatment options – MediCaring.org
    the type of intervention The blended rate can reflect different costs for different categories of patients and can include such elements as ongoing supervision monitoring administrative costs and so on Most important however it does not include initial training Sites must have some previous experience with care transitions so they must have paid for initial training CMS payment also cannot directly support travel expenses for attending the required meetings in Baltimore the cost of this must come from some other source Applicants are required to use the worksheet provided by CMS for a link to the worksheet see http www cms gov DemoProjectsEvalRpts downloads CCTP ApplicationBudgetWorksheet zip No payments will be made more than once in 6 months for each beneficiary In other words CMS will not pay for re treatment of patients for whom first efforts to prevent rehospitalization failed Keep in mind that although the program will run for 5 years the initial award is only for 2 years with possibility of renewal annually thereafter Intervention CCTP interventions must target Medicare beneficiaries who are at high risk for readmissions based on criteria provided by HHS or for substandard care post hospitalization Interventions cannot duplicate already required services You must be willing to participate in collaborative learning and redesign including data collection Finally and not surprisingly your intervention must save money overall and show savings within two years You can find a list of evidenced based interventions at http www amda com advocacy Attachment j 16 pdf CMS s measures so far include Outcome measures 30 d Risk adjusted all cause readmission rate currently under development 30 d unadjusted all cause readmission rate 30 d risk adjusted AMI HF and Pneu readmissions Process measures PCP follow up within 7 days of hospital discharge PCP follow up within 30 days of hospital discharge HCAHP items note includes more than HCAHPS HCAHPS on medication info HCAHPS on discharge info Care Transitions Measure 3 item see http www caretransitions org documents CTM3Specs0807 pdf Patient Activation Measure 13 item see http www ncbi nlm nih gov pmc articles PMC1361231 table tbl1 Note There are some areas where the solicitation is unclear or internally inconsistent You should stay abreast of updated FAQs by subscribing to the email list at https service govdelivery com service subscribe html code USCMS 626 Key words hospital readmission care transitions 3026 funding evidence based intervenitons patient activation measure budget worksheet financing medicare beneficiaries payment rate CMS AHRQ s Effective Health Care Program site for consumers launches Posted by Janice Lynch Schuster on July 5 2011 No Responses Tagged with evidence based patient activation social marketing treatment guidelines treatment options Jul 05 2011 A new multimedia ad campaign from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality AHRQ aims to encourage patients to be proactive in making treatment decisions offering a series of how to guides treatment guidelines and real patient stories about making health care decisions The site puts the results of various research studies into plain language information

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/tag/treatment-options/ (2016-04-30)
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  • MediCaring engages with Grace – MediCaring.org
    when our time is near making sure those preferences are known and appointing someone to advocate on our behalf Goodness you might be wondering just what are we getting at and why are we keeping you from stretching out on the couch preparing your belly for onslaught Thanksgiving is a time for gathering for communing and for thinking hard together with friends and family about the things that matter Here s the crazy thing in the wake of one of the most intense political seasons in recent history one of the safest topics to debate around the table this year might just be that one last taboo end of life planning And you know what It s also one of the most important Here s one debate nobody wants to have deciding on behalf of a loved one how to handle tough decisions at the end of their life And there is no greater gift you can give your loved ones than saving them from that agony So let s take that off the table right now this weekend Know what you want at the end of your life know the preferences of your loved ones Print out this one slide with just these five questions on it Have the conversation with your family Now Not a year from now not when you or a loved one are diagnosed with something not at the bedside of a mother or a father or a sibling or a life long partner but NOW Have it this Thanksgiving when you are gathered together as a family with your loved ones Why Because now is when it matters This is the conversation to have when you don t need to have it And believe it or not when it s a hypothetical conversation you might even find it fascinating We find sharing almost everything else about ourselves fascinating why not this too And then one day when the real stuff happens You ll be ready Doing end of life better is important for all of us And the good news is that for all the squeamishness we think people have around this issue the tide is changing and more and more people are realizing that as a country dedicated to living with great intention we need to apply that same sense of purpose and honor to how we die One day Rosa Parks refused to move her seat on a bus in Montgomery County Alabama Others had before Why was this day different Because her story tapped into a million other stories that together sparked a revolution that changed the course of history Each of us has a story it has a beginning a middle and an end We work so hard to design a beautiful life spend the time to design a beautiful end too Know the answers to just these five questions for yourself and for your loved ones Commit to advocating for each other Then pass it on Let s start

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2012/11/23/medicaring-engages-with-grace/ (2016-04-30)
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  • advance directives – MediCaring.org
    suffer it s just that few of us are taking the time to figure out our own preferences for what we d like when our time is near making sure those preferences are known and appointing someone to advocate on our behalf Goodness you might be wondering just what are we getting at and why are we keeping you from stretching out on the couch preparing your belly for onslaught Thanksgiving is a time for gathering for communing and for thinking hard together with friends and family about the things that matter Here s the crazy thing in the wake of one of the most intense political seasons in recent history one of the safest topics to debate around the table this year might just be that one last taboo end of life planning And you know what It s also one of the most important Here s one debate nobody wants to have deciding on behalf of a loved one how to handle tough decisions at the end of their life And there is no greater gift you can give your loved ones than saving them from that agony So let s take that off the table right now this weekend Know what you want at the end of your life know the preferences of your loved ones Print out this one slide with just these five questions on it Have the conversation with your family Now Not a year from now not when you or a loved one are diagnosed with something not at the bedside of a mother or a father or a sibling or a life long partner but NOW Have it this Thanksgiving when you are gathered together as a family with your loved ones Why Because now is when it matters This is the conversation to have when you don t need to have it And believe it or not when it s a hypothetical conversation you might even find it fascinating We find sharing almost everything else about ourselves fascinating why not this too And then one day when the real stuff happens You ll be ready Doing end of life better is important for all of us And the good news is that for all the squeamishness we think people have around this issue the tide is changing and more and more people are realizing that as a country dedicated to living with great intention we need to apply that same sense of purpose and honor to how we die One day Rosa Parks refused to move her seat on a bus in Montgomery County Alabama Others had before Why was this day different Because her story tapped into a million other stories that together sparked a revolution that changed the course of history Each of us has a story it has a beginning a middle and an end We work so hard to design a beautiful life spend the time to design a beautiful end too Know the answers to just

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/tag/advance-directives/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Joanne Lynn Addresses Advance Care Planning – MediCaring.org
    program for her colleagues at Altarum Institute where she directs the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness We recorded her remarks and are happy to share them here https altarum adobeconnect com a758956138 brownbag042412 Key words Joanne Lynn advance care planning NHDD National Healthcare Decisions Day Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Video from The Last Word Author Roundtable Now on YouTube Speak Up Detroit Roundtable To Focus on Aging Caregiving and End of Life MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing care transitions the role of the community pharmacist Dove Medical Press April 26 2016 3 lessons to improve patient care transitions FierceHealthcare April 21 2016 Dave Alfano Launches Caring Transitions of Central Connecticut PR Web press release April 19 2016 Older adults with dementia face increased mortality risk due to care transitions Bel Marra Health April 14 2016 Central Wyoming Caring Transitions Owners Recognized for Pioneer Spirit PR Web press release April 4 2016 Tags advance care planning Affordable Care Act aging Altarum Institute best practices

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2012/05/01/joanne-lynn-addresses-advance-care-planning/ (2016-04-30)
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