Five Star Webinars Available This Week

In October 2014, President Obama issued an executive action instructing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to make changes to the Five Star rating system. CMS will be announcing the first of these changes at its Open Door Forum  on Thursday, February 12 at 2:00pm Eastern time. These changes have to do with how the staffing and quality measure ratings are calculated as well as the addition of two new measures to the quality measures component: (1) use of antipsychotics among short stay residents and (2) use of antipsychotics among long stay residents.  These changes will likely cause some members to lose star ratings.  The American Health Care Association (AHCA) CEO Mark Parkinson will host a call to brief members on the CMS announcements on Friday, February 13 at 1:30pm Eastern time.  Below please find call in details for both the CMS Open Door Forum and the AHCA Member Webinar.

Five Star CMS Open Door Forum Call
Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm Eastern
Dial: 1-800-837-1935
Conference ID: 12529597

Description: CMS will be announcing the first of its changes to the Five Star rating system on this call

AHCA Member Webinar on Five Star
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 1:30pm Eastern
Registration Link: http://webinars.ahcancal.org/session.php?id=15440

Description: To brief the full membership on the impact on members of the changes to the Five Star rating system

*If you are unable to join this Webinar live, the event will be recorded and a link to the recording will be made available.