Cheryl Field

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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Join Cheryl Field at AHCA for Mandated Programs Beyond PDPM Oct. 15

By Cheryl Field on Wed, Oct 02, 2019 @ 12:37 PM

With PDPM keeping us distracted, it's easy to lose sight of other mandated programs that impact relationships with ACOs, ISNPs and preferred provider networks.

Join my AHCA session October 15 for Five-Star updates, PBJ staffing metrics, VBP, and additional metrics to the QRP program. Takeaways include:

  • Five changes with the mandated programs that impact SNF providers in FY2020.
  • Three strategies to improve performance among the mandated programs
  • Learn how to incorporate the five elements of QAPI into outcomes analysis using a VBP case study

Join me after in Booth 1816 to see our PDPM-ready technology solutions like Managed Care MASTER and primeVIEW in action. 

Our team is ready to discuss your specific goals, so schedule here




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Join Cheryl Field for CMS Mandated Programs Session at THCA Sept. 16

By Cheryl Field on Wed, Sep 11, 2019 @ 09:54 AM


It's easy to get derailed by PDPM, but CMS-mandated programs continue to evolve and need your attention.These programs have a significant impact on your relationship with ACOs, ISNPs and preferred provider networks.

Join me at 2019 THCA Convention and Trade Show to explore these objectives and provide strategies on how to integrate them for compliance.

  • Define five changes with the mandated programs impacting SNF providers in FY2020
  • State three strategies which will result in improved performance among the mandated programs
  • Incorporate the five elements of QAPI into outcomes analysis using a VBP case study

See you in Texas!


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Join Cheryl Field for Executive PDPM Session at THCA June 25

By Cheryl Field on Thu, Jun 20, 2019 @ 10:54 AM

THCA Summer Conference June 25-1 

The Patient-Driven Payment Model and its role in care delivery and reimbursement are top of mind for today’s providers. How will your team effectively manage cost of services provided? What outcomes of care will you measure and share with your referral sources? Please join me at THCA Summer Conference as we explore answers and provide tips on how to transition with success:

PDPM for Executives: Costs and Outcome Metrics Essential for Success 

Tuesday, June 25 - 1:30 p.m. (Lost Pines 6-7-8):

  • State three key topics for mastery under PDPM
  • Define three means for measurement of costs and outcomes relative to PDPM
  • Identify three strategies for success under PDPM, while maintaining high quality care, network membership and financial stability

Touch base with me after my session to see how primeVIEW and Managed Care MASTER can help align your data and processes for PDPM.

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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.



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


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