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Recruitment and retention of direct care workers is one of the largest challenges facing long term care providers across the nation. An increased demand for services due to an aging population and a declining supply of individuals seeking and maintaining careers in this profession are factors responsible for a looming workforce crisis. It will take a significant effort to attract, recruit and retain skilled workers.
IHCA/INCAL is dedicated to supporting our members in their efforts to recruit, train and retain quality staff. Learn more about our workforce development offerings and how they might be of use to you.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development has launched Hoosier Talent Network (HTN), a new platform that leverages artificial intelligence capabilities that more efficiently match job seekers with employers and vice versa. HTN delivers relevant job and training recommendations based on the capabilities, experiences and potential of job seekers. By using HTN, you can widen your talent pool and connect with the best fit from Hoosier job seekers.Learn more
A two-day train-the-trainer session on the October 1, 2019 updates to the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP).Learn More
Hospital readmissions not only have the potential for negative physical, emotional, and psychological impacts on individuals in skilled nursing care, but also cost the Medicare program billions of dollars.Learn More
A total of 37 recertification surveys were completed by the Indiana State Department of Health in the month of October and of those, four (0%) were found to be deficiency free.Learn More
CMS recently introduced the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation Rule to strengthen transparency and oversight of state Medicaid supplemental payment programs.Learn More
The 2020 Session of the Indiana General Assembly began on November 19th during the traditional Organization Day at the Statehouse.Learn More
Several weeks ago, OMPP announced that due to CMS’ immediate elimination of the quality measure for “percentage of long-stay residents who report moderate to severe pain,” it was in the process of working on options for our VBP calculation.Learn More
IHCA/INCAL’s analysis and work on the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR) continues and it is our highest priority.Learn More
Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation to strengthen transparency and oversight for state Medicaid supplemental payment programs.Learn More
The Indianapolis Bar Association recently published an article written by Randall R Fearnow and Jaya F White, Quarles & Brady LLP that outlined the CMS guidance to state facility regulators related to Medical Marijuana.Learn More
The Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Human Services issues a final report in October forwarding five preliminary bill drafts and several other recommendations that were not drafted into preliminary draft bills yet.Learn More
When the PDPM model rolled out last month, claims submitted in October were either being placed on hold or, if processed, were not recording accurate payments.Learn More
The SNF VBP Program rewards SNFs with incentive payments based on the quality of care they provide to Medicare beneficiaries, as measured by a hospital readmissions.Learn More
On October 23, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will make several changes to the Nursing Home Compare website and the Five-Star Quality Rating System.Learn More