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Although on hold, study the CMS's Reform of Requirements for LTC Phase 3 before it is required. Originally set for Nov. of 2019, CMS predicted its implementation to be 2nd quarter of 2020 so obviously it is still coming. 

Phase 3 requirements will be highlighted including trauma-informed care and care planning, new staff training and competency requirements, QAPI finally coming into effect officially, infection preventionist, compliance and ethics program, and more. Knowing regulations is foundational; homes are held accountable to them. Be knowledgeable about regulations which are established so you can be ready for additions and changes. Think of this session as a one-hour tutorial giving you an overview and foundation regarding the CMS long-term care regulations.

Why you should Attend

Attend in order to be ahead of the curve; take the time to create your own foundation to know the coming Phase 3 requirements. Professionals who know the regulations are strong professionals.

Areas Covered in the Session

  • Trauma-informed care and care planning
  • New staff training and competency requirements
  • Infection preventionist
  • Compliance and ethics program
  • QAPI - Quality assurance and performance improvement

Who Will Benefit

  • All LTC Professionals

Speaker Profile

Carmen Bowman is a consultant, trainer, author and owner of Edu-Catering: Catering Education for Compliance and Culture Change turning her former role of regulator into educator. Carmen was a Colorado state surveyor for nine years, a policy analyst with CMS Central Office where she taught the national Basic Surveyor Course and was the first certified activity professional to be a surveyor. As a contractor to CMS, Carmen co-developed the Artifacts of Culture Change measurement tool, authored the background papers for and facilitated both Creating Home national symposiums.

She facilitated the Pioneer Network (PN) Task Forces that developed the new Dining Practice Standards and subsequent Toolkit. Carmen serves on the PN Policy Committee which meets quarterly with CMS Division of Nursing homes. She has a Master's degree in Healthcare Systems, a Bachelor's in Social Work and German, is a Certified Eden Associate and Eden Mentor, Certified Validation Worker, Group Practitioner and Presenter. Carmen co-founded the Colorado Culture Change Coalition, and with Action Pact has authored eight culture change workbooks plus hosts a monthly web culture change talk show called Conversations with Carmen. Carmen is passionate about teaching people how to “be your own surveyor” and how culture change practices are the answer to both compliance and QAPI.