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Charles “Tripp” Francis Charles “Tripp” Francis
V OLUME IIIV, I SSUE IV
This year’s MHCA Annual Convention
and Tradeshow held at the Pearl River
Resort in Choctaw, Mississippi was a
wonderful triumph for the Association!
Its success was made possible due to
the hard work of our outstanding
volunteers and attendance of the over
330 convention registrants and the
230 vendor representatives.
MHCA
staff would like to issue a special word
of thanks to David Flippin for once
again managing the convention golf
tournament! David’s hard work
organizing and implementing the
tournament at the Dancing Rabbit Golf
Course made this year’s tournament
one of the best to date.
J ULY /A UGUST 2006
20 Years of Service
Albertha Miller, Nursing Home Administrator
Bobby Welborn, Nursing Home Administrator
Charlyn Beeson, Nursing Home
Administrator
Bronze Eubanks, Nursing Home
Administrator
Julia Edwards, Nursing Home Administrator
Simone Wilson, Nurse
Jeannie Frierson, Nurse
Pat Arnold, Nurse
15 Years of Service
Renee’ Pope, Nurse
Debbie Myers, Nurse
Judy Dunn, Nurse
Susan Montogmery, Nurse
Virginia Kay Gerache, Nurse
Judy Stanford, Nurse
With an excellent educational line-up Rhonda Bryant, Nurse
for this year’s convention, the opening Deana Hennington, Nurse
session was kicked off with a
presentation by speaker Clint Maun.
Wednesday break out sessions were
led by Lou Burgess and Robin Bleier,
and before the Business Session on
Thursday, McCumber, Inclan, Daniels,
Valdez, Buntz & Ferrera, P.A. provided
a mock trial to educate administrators
on nursing home lawsuits. Lastly,
during the business session, special
recognition and plaques were given to
each administrator in the membership
who had been licensed for over 20
years, over 25 years and over 30
years and to each nurse who had been
a DON for 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 years.
Recognized were:
30 Years of Service
Frances Griffin, Nursing Home Administrator
Michael McMahan, Nursing Home
Administrator
Joan B. Woolhouse, Nurse
25 Years of Service
Michael Bass, Nursing Home Administrator
Jeanette McKinion, Nursing Home
Administrator
Joan Woolhouse, Nursing Home
Administrator
Blanche Reed, Nurse
MHCA President Tripp Francis delivering his acceptance
speech during the business meeting June 29, 2006 MHCA
Convention in Choctaw, MS
10 Years of Service
Betty J. McCurdy, Nurse
Etta Porterpan, Nurse
Rebecca Reynolds, Nurse
Sheila Cooper, Nurse
Shay Holder, Nurse
In addition, incoming President Tripp
Francis presented the Spirit Award to
outgoing President Steve Delaney.
Steve’s remarkable dedication and
care during his tenure made him a
worthy recipient of this award.
Please mark your calendars for June
12-15, 2007 – we will be heading back
to the Beau Rivage in Biloxi for next
year’s convention!
On June 29, 2006, I gladly accepted the
nomination as President of the Mississippi
Heath Care Association. Those of you who
know me, understand that I have a
profound passion for the residents of long
term care facilities and the long term care
profession.
In 1996, I sat in the back corner of the
Grand Casino, and listened to a gentleman
stand where I stand today and speak
about his PASSION for our profession and
how much it meant to serve each of us.
And after hearing him speak and seeing
the emotion and pride that he had for the
association, I knew I to wanted do my
part one day in serving our association in
any way I could.
This association has been growing
stronger and stronger each year with the
support and efforts of each of you. This
year, Katrina, as we all know, hit our state
hard, but the teamwork and caring came
out in all of us. We had nurses and
facility staff staying in the facilities
affected taking care of residents, not even
knowing if their own homes and families
were ok.
They are truly remarkable
stewards of our profession.
My goal or promise to each of you as your
President is to continue what we have
started with our association in leading the
way in Quality of Care and Quality of Life
for those that we serve and to work with
your board and each of you to continue to
move our profession forward.
Charles “Tripp” Francis
Charles “Tripp” Francis, President
Mississippi Health Care Association
P AGE 2
A NNOUNCEMENTS
•
A brief hold will be placed on Medicare payments for all
claims during the last 9 days of the Federal fiscal year
(September 22 through September 30, 2006). These
payment delays are mandated by section 5203 of the Deficit
Reduction Act of 2005. No interest will be accrued and no
late penalties will be paid to an entity or individual by reason
of this one-time hold on payments. All claims held during this
time will be paid on October 2, 2006.
This policy only applies to claims subject to payment. It does
not apply to full denials, no-pay claims, and other non-claim
payments such as periodic interim payments, home health
requests for anticipated payments, and cost report
settlements.
•
number of days left before the compliance date; bookmark
this page as new information and resources will continue to
be posted.
A press release on this topic will be posted shortly at
www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/media/?media=pressr on the CMS
website.
∗
Please check the MHCA website (www.mshca.com)
for new DRA Citizenship Requirements!
Survey & Certification Letters 06-19 & 06-20
Letter 06-19 Summary
Please note that payments will not be staggered and no
advance payments will be allowed during this 9-day hold.
•
New Tag F356 has been developed for use in citing
noncompliance regarding posting of nurse staffing
information in lieu of Tag F492.
For more information, please view the MLN Matters Article at
www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/
MM5047.pdf
•
Tag F356 is effective immediately upon its availability
after the ASPEN release in June.
•
Tag F492 remains for other issues involving compliance
with Federal, State, and local laws; however, previous
direction (S&C –03-11) to cite deficiencies in posting at
Tag F492 is rescinded.
•
Please note retention requirements of the posted staffing
information is 18 months.
National Provider Identifiers (NPIs) will be required on
electronic claims sent on and after May 23, 2007. Every
health care provider should obtain an NPI!
Getting your NPI is the first step in the process of meeting the
compliance date. Once you have your NPI, you may need to
modify your existing business processes to accommodate use
of the NPI. You will also need to share your NPI with other
health care providers with whom you do business.
Learn more about NPI and how to apply by visiting
www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalProvIdentStand/ on the CMS
website. This page also contains a section for Medicare FeeFor-Service (FFS) providers with helpful information on the
Medicare NPI implementation. A Countdown Clock is now
available on this page to remind health care providers of the
Letter 06-20 Summary
•
CMS delayed the June 1, 2006 implementation of the
Psychosocial Outcome Severity Guide.
•
The Psychosocial Outcome Severity Guide is implemented
and effective as of June 8, 2006.
•
There were no changes to the Psychosocial Outcome
Severity Guide from the advance copy version released on
March 10, 2006 in memorandum S & C-06-10.
(Left to Right) Mark Clay, Bruce Kelly, Aundrea Fuller, Chance Becnel, Eric Holland, Tripp
Francis, Reita Hall, Craig Robinson, Marvel Morgan, Bobby, Beebe, and Steve Delaney, not
pictured Thomas “Ed” Hill and Ken Beebe.
V OLUME IIIV, I SSUE IV
P AGE 3
N ATIONAL A SSISTED L IVING W EEK
P LANNING S EPTEMBER 10-16, 2006
NCAL has posted the 12th annual National Assisted Living Week® (NALW) 2006
Planning Guide and Product Catalog. The guide includes celebratory ideas built on
the theme "Hearts in Harmony." The catalog includes products that generate
awareness throughout your facility and community and make great gifts for staff
and residents. NALW® was created by NCAL in 1995. The 2006 celebration marks
the third consecutive year that the American Association of Homes and Services for
the Aging, the Assisted Living Federation of America and NCAL are celebrating
together. All three organizations welcome the return of CNL Retirement Corp. as the
corporate sponsor.
Additional information regarding National Assisted Living Week is available on the
following website: www.nalw.org/index.cfm
AHCA/NCAL Offer Resources on
"Culture Change" in Long Term Care
The American Health Care Association and National Center For Assisted
Living offer three unique resources that address culture change in long
term care environments:
This
must-have
manual
explains a detailed process
for the critical first phase of
culture change for your
organization. It features 16
training modules that build
c o m m i t m e n t
a nd
understanding for a personcentered home. Its three-ring
binder format make it easy to
share materials with staff.
The
NCAL
Board
of
Directors
recently
approved
changes
to
NCAL’s “Guiding Principles
for
Assisted
Living”.
These changes are the
first
ones
since
the
document was created in
2000. This document is
intended to describe how
NCAL views assisted living
and how the assisted
liv ing
p rofe ss io n
is
dedicated
to
continue
developing and improving
services.
Changes to the “Guiding
Principles
for
Assisted
Living” include:
Order by phone AHCA Bookstore: 800-321-0343
Getting Started: A
Pioneering Approach to
Culture Change in Long
Term Care Organizations
“Guiding
Principles for
Assisted Living”
– Updated
Culture Change in LongTerm Care
F-Tag Crosswalk to
Culture Change
This book provides a timely and
comprehensive approach to
understanding culture change
from the perspective of
management and business as
well as policy and regulatory
guidelines and the framework
for aging services. The theory
and practice of culture change
are presented with an eye
toward a future where aging
people and their families will be
both consumers and providers
of long term care.
The goal of these two
volumes is to connect culture
change
to
regulatory
compliance. The principles
and values of culture change
are linked to regulations.
Each F-Tag is matched with
several quotations relating to
culture change. After each
quotation,
specific
suggestions are listed that
link the principles and values
of culture change to the FTag.
• An expanded
defininition of assisted
living, emphasizing
resident-centered care;
• A new statement
promoting effective fire
safety systems, including
sprinklering;
• A recommendation
that facilities should have
at least one awake staff
member at all times;
• A recommendation
that a nurse should be
available, on an on-call
basis, at all times; and
A statement that assisted
living
services/facilities
should be licensed or
certified under state law.
The “Guiding Principles for
Assisted Living” document
is available from the
following
website:
www.ncal.org/about/
principles.htm.
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Becky Martin
[email protected]
Sammie Rea
[email protected]
Heather Bradley
[email protected]
Melzana Fuller
[email protected]
Tres` Robertson
[email protected]
Vanessa Henderson
Executive Director
[email protected]
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
114 Marketridge Drive
• Coastal Administrative Services
Jim Culp
303 Perimenter Center North Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30346
• Orchard Healthcare, LLC
John W. Reed, CPA
5221-B Cliff Gookin Blvd.
Tupelo, MS. 38801
• Enserv
Jack Butcher
301 Soldier Colony Road
Canton, MS. 39046
• Portable Medical Diagnostics
Doug Brown
1855 Lakeland Drive #J10
Jackson, MS. 39216
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July 26
July 27
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August 2
August 9
September 20
October 11
November 8
December 6
Educational Seminar: Nurses Aide (Jackson)
Educational Seminar: Nurses Aide (Grenada)
Educational Seminar: Nurses Aide
(Hattiesburg)
Educational Seminar: Nurses Aide (Meridian)
Educational Seminar: Pressure Ulcers
Educational Seminar: Leadership
Educational Seminar: Legal Documentation
Educational Seminar: Activities
MHCA Winter Business Meeting
MHCA Board of Directors
Tripp Francis, President
Eric Holland, First Vice President
Aundrea Fuller, Treasurer
Chance Becnel, Secretary
Mark Clay, Area I Vice-President
Marvell Morgan, Area II Vice-President
Bruce Kelly, Area III Vice-President
Craig Robinson, Area IV Vice-President
Reita Hall, Area V Vice President
Bobby Beebe, Area VI Vice President
Steve Delaney, Past President
Thomas E. Hill, Past President
Ken Beebe, Past President
MCAL Board
Prasant Desai, President
Joy Lehman, Vice President
Becky Adams, Secretary
Joy Allen, Treasurer
Amy Brame, Area I Representative
Steve Downing, Area II Representative
Anne Thompson, Area III Representative
Hilda Hollis, Area IV Representative
Robert Greer, Area V Representative
Greg McKissick, Past President
Jay Shannon, Past President
Eleta Grimmett, Past President

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