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Friday, March 23 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
FR22 | Medical Director Collaboration to Yield a More Meaningful Meeting (and Fun) for all Participants

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While federal and state regulations require quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI) meetings, which are often led by the administrator or medical director, the full potential of the meetings is often limited by individuals’ contributions to the meetings, interprofessional relationships, and follow-up of identified issues. Interdisciplinary team (IDT) members may struggle with understanding the value of their roles during QAPI meetings and how to better participate in a productive manner. The collaborative relationship among the medical director, administrator, and director of nursing provides the foundation for leading productive and efficient QAPI meetings. In this session, sponsored by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM), experienced IDT members build upon the previous years’ session to assist the triad of leadership in nursing facilities in their goals of improving QAPI meetings and subsequent care outcomes, resident experience, and the quadruple aim. Based on trends and past performance, create a vision and direction for your facility which guides QAPI meeting.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Build a foundation for a productive QAPI meeting and subsequent performance by developing and/or improving skills in collaboration among the Medical Director-Administrator-Director of Nursing leadership triad.
(2) Based on trends and past performance, create a vision and direction for your facility which guides QAPI meetings.
(3) Develop a plan to maximize the value of technology, such as an EMR, in a facility’s QAPI meeting.
Leverage value of each individual members’ participation in the QAPI meeting.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Edmondson, MD, CMD

Thomas Edmondson, MD, CMD

Tom Edmondson, MD, CMD, AGSF, FACP, is a native Texan who graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and he completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital followed by... Read More →
avatar for Richard Rethorst, MD, CMD

Richard Rethorst, MD, CMD

Richard Rethorst, MD, CMD, graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1988. He works in Benton, Illinois and specializes in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine - Geriatrics.
avatar for Frank Caruso, LNHA

Frank Caruso, LNHA

Frank Caruso, LNHA, has served in the healthcare field in both post-acute/long-term care and acute care since the 1980’s in various roles including SNF accounting, SNF Administrator, Critical Access Hospital Executive roles (CFO, COO, CEO), and most recently in the role of Senior... Read More →
avatar for Eric Hutchins, LNHA, MBA

Eric Hutchins, LNHA, MBA

Eric Hutchins, LNHA, MBA, is currently the VP of Operations and Business Development for Certus Healthcare Management and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator who has been in the long-term care industry for eight years. Eric has successfully operated nursing homes specializing in... Read More →
avatar for Denise Wassenaar, RN, MSN

Denise Wassenaar, RN, MSN

Denise Wassenaar, RN, MS, NHA, joined MatrixCare as Chief Clinical Officer in May 2013 and serves as Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs and CCO. A recognized leader in long-term care, Ms. Wassenaar brings innovative strategies and solutions to the changing environment... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Dallas 5-7