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WORKSHOP: Surviving the Current Regulatory Climate and Ensuring Maximum Reimbursement (POSTPONED)
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Orlando Lutheran Towers
300 East Church Street
Orlando, Florida  32801
United States
Presenter: Connie Cheren, RN, MSW, Clinical & Compliance Specialist, LeadingAge Florida
Contact: Maria Maggio
(850) 671-3700

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Surviving the Current Regulatory Climate and Ensuring Maximum Reimbursement Workshop
   9:30 am – 4:30 pm | Orlando, FL

This workshop will help nursing homes identify ways to improve both their short stay and long stay quality measures and review the sections of the MDS where the data comes from for each of the measures used in the CMS 5 star rating. This workshop will review the long term quality measures Medicaid uses to determine your PPS reimbursement incentive payments.

In addition the workshop will review best practices in the following areas:
-Documentation in the medical record
-Developing a plan of correction following a CMS survey
-Writing an investigation report for an adverse incident
-Preparing an independent dispute resolution document

Join Connie Cheren, RN, MSW, LeadingAge Florida’s Regulatory and Compliance Specialist at this workshop and learn from her extensive regulatory knowledge and the insights she’s gained from working with over 3,000 nursing homes. 

Target Audience: Nursing Home Administrators, DONs, Nurse Managers, Risk Managers, Social Workers, Therapy staff and MDS Coordinators

Contact Hours: Six (6) contact hours of credit for Nursing Home Administrators, Nurses and Social Workers licensed in Florida. 

Speaker Information:

Connie Cheren, RN, MSW, Clinical & Compliance Specialist, LeadingAge Florida
Connie has helped hundreds of long-term care facilities and thousands of long-term care professionals understand and successfully meet state and federal standards. Using experience gained in developing and implementing innovative regulatory systems for Illinois and Florida, she developed new facility assessment protocols, procedures and materials to teach improved care planning and restorative care. Connie developed a variety of advanced approaches for streamlining facility management, clinical care practice, quality assurance/continuous quality improvement, and risk management, while enhancing regulatory compliance. Connie is widely recognized as a leader in the effort to make restorative and rehabilitative care a “theory in use” and for her contributions toward improving the quality of long-term care.

LeadingAge Florida Member Community: $150
Prospective Member Community: $250
After TBD, rates increase by $50. Includes lunch and educational materials, and a certificate of attendance.

REGISTER ONLINE by clicking on the green Register button above. If you're not sure what your membership status is or what your log-in is, please contact us at (850) 671-3700.  If you are a non-member and select the member rate, we reserve the right to charge the credit card on file for the rate difference.  A receipt of the additional charge will be sent to the email address provided on the registration. 

When you register online, if you select the pay by check/money order option, please remit payment to LeadingAge Florida. Your registration is not confirmed until we have received full payment, which must be received prior to the event. Complete the online registration and mail check to LeadingAge Florida - 1812 Riggins Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32308.

Cancellations/Refunds/Substitutions: There is a $50 administrative fee for each cancellation or refund. All cancellations must be in writing. Substitutions will be accepted at no additional fee. Due to costs incurred related to the workshop, no refunds will be issued after TBD. All cancellations and substitution requests must be sent to or faxed to (850) 671-3790.

Scholarships Available
The Scott Boord Career Development Scholarship Program gives members an opportunity to attend Aging Services programs and education events for those that otherwise would be unable to participate because of financial limitations. Scholarships are awarded to members who meet certain criteria. To find the guidelines and application, please click here.

Workshop Location:
Orlando Lutheran Towers
300 East Church Street
Orlando, FL 32801

Hotels Nearby:

Aloft Orlando Downtown
500 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
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Embassy Suites Orlando Downtown
191 East Pine Street, Orlando, FL 32801
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Marriott Orlando Downtown
400 West Livingston Street, Orlando, FL 32801
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ADA/Dietary Needs/Questions:

If you require assistance to participate in this event, including special meal requests, please contact LeadingAge Florida at or (850) 671-3700.

Questions? Contact us at (850) 671-3700 or email

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