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Cheryl Field

Cheryl is the chief product officer (CPO) of our company and a certified rehabilitation registered nurse (CRRN), with a Master degree in Nursing (MRN). She is a near 20-year industry veteran in senior care, with 16 years dedicated to healthcare privacy.
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Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze on Five Star Staffing? (McKnight's Guest Blog)

By Cheryl Field on Mon, May 13, 2019 @ 01:27 PM
 

In McKnight's "Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze on Five Star Staffing," Cheryl Field, Chief Product Officer, voices concerns over increased emphasis on RN staffing, where providers who have four or more occurrences in a quarter with less than 8 hours of RN coverage will automatically be set to a 1 star in staffing, and subsequently lose a star overall in their Five Star Quality Rating.

"Here is my concern as a 30 year RN: we don’t have enough RNs anywhere to meet the new standards. Does this mean more weekend rotations? More contract RN use? More overtime dollars placed on an already resource-starved industry? Is this really the time for CMS to put more squeeze on SNFs? Or will we simply drive more providers from the space?"

Since SNFs can't change CMS dictates, Field suggests that providers look closely at technology to help identify vulnerabilities in their schedule, and she provides other great tips, as well.

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Topics: pbj reporting, PBJ impacts to Five-Star, on-screen editing to PBJ, CMS RN Staffing requirement, RN staffing, Five Star Quality Rating

Join PDPM & Five Star Sessions with Cheryl Field at LNHA Spring Conference - April 30

By Cheryl Field on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 @ 11:41 AM

LNHA Spring Conference 4_30_19

With recent changes to Five Star calculations and the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) on the horizon, skilled nursing providers have much to understand and apply in a short period of time. These CE-eligible seminars at LNHA's Spring Conference may help provide guidance.

1:30-3:00 PM: PDPM for Executives: Outcome Metrics Essential for Success

  • Administrative level of care presumption
  • Group and concurrent therapy limits
  • Interrupted stay policy
  • Key MDS changes that impact PDPM

3:00-4:00 PM: CMS Changes to Five-Star and PBJ (April 2019)

  • Review key changes across all domains
  • How to prepare for scoring changes to your network
  • Explore future Five-Star strategies for success

I hope you can join me, so I can help you quickly get up to speed!

Topics: pbj reporting, post-acute business intelligence dashboard, Patient-Driven Payment Model, PDPM, PBJ calculation, CMS and Five Star, Staffing Star prediction, LNHA Spring Conference, CMS RN Staffing requirement

April 16 Webinar: Survey & Staffing & Quality, Oh My! Five Star Changes from CMS

By Cheryl Field on Tue, Apr 02, 2019 @ 09:58 AM

Survey and Staffing and Quality

CMS recently released The Five-Star Technical Users' Guide announcing changes to Five-Star calculations across all three domains.

Join me and co-host Jennifer Gross of PointRight, Inc., for our April 16 webinar at 2 p.m. ET to hear how these changes can affect April scores and what you can do to improve Five-Star scores going forward.

Remember, these changes take effect this month, so I hope you will join us!

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Topics: Five Star ratings, Five Star staffing, Five Star calculation, CMS and Five Star

PDPM Webinar Follow-Up: Technology can help; ask about primeVIEW

By Cheryl Field on Mon, Mar 11, 2019 @ 02:23 PM

Thanks your interest in last week's Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Webinar for C-suite executives. You may recall my mention that our technologies can help. Don't Put Off PDPM Prep!

For example, primeVIEW delivers an easy-to-navigate interface that automatically refreshes in near real time with consolidated data from various systems.

  • Census
  • Labor
  • Revenue cycle
  • Satisfaction scores
  • Five-Star Quality Ratings

So, get in touch if you'd like to hear more!

Topics: census, readmission rates, PDPM, LOS, length of stay, readmission

March 7 Webinar: A C-Suite Blueprint for PDPM

By Cheryl Field on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 @ 02:50 PM

PDPM Webinar

 

PDPM WEBINAR FOR C-SUITE EXECUTIVES
Thursday, March 7, 1-2:30 p.m. EST 

Executives of skilled nursing facilities have had to adapt to many changes, especially on reimbursement issues. With the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) coming in October, it is important to learn how to leverage the new model for quality and financial improvement.

This webinar will explain the opportunities and provide your company with the blueprint necessary to realize the benefits!

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SPEAKERS

Clint Maun, Maun-Lemke, LLC
Joseph Tomaino, Grassi Healthcare Advisors, LLC
Cheryl Field, Prime Care Technologies
Sharon Thole, LoveFunding
Kris Mastrangelo, Harmony Healthcare
Susie Mix, Mix Solutions, Inc.

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LOVE

 

MAUN

 

 

Topics: SNF PPS and PDPM, PDPM, CMS Final Rule PDPM

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