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April 4-5, 2019: QAPI Certification Program, 2-Day (CHHi-QAPI) Boston-North, MA
Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) Quality Assurance & performance Improvement QAPI Certification Program (CHHi-QAPI) Certified Harmony Healthcare International QAPI Professional    2-Day Program April 4-5, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.    This 2-day course offers participants a robust understanding of the QAPI methodology. Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) is a data-driven, proactive approach to improving the quality of life, care, and services in organizational settings.  CMS requires that healthcare entities implement and effectively demonstrate a program that encompasses the principals and methods associated with ongoing monitoring of outcomes.  A QAPI program provides the facility level team members a forum and platform to identify areas of growth, risk and refinement that potentially impact the quality of care rendered to the patient population or negatively impinge on the financial well-being of the organization. The Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) QAPI Certification Program helps provide the tools and framework for members at all levels of the organization to:   Identify opportunities for improvement Address gaps in systems or processes Develop and implement an improvement or corrective plan Continuously monitor effectiveness of interventions   Effective QAPI programs are critical to improving the quality of life, quality of care and quality of services that are delivered in nursing homes.  Certification is obtained with a passing score on the online exam. Recommended Audience:  Owners, Operators, CEO, CFO, Compliance Officers, Administrators, Nursing Management, Rehabilitation Management, Nurses, Therapists, Business Office Managers, Risk Managers, Safety Officers, IT Personnel  2-Day Seminar Information Registration:  8a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (Day 1) Program Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Handouts are provided Continental Breakfast and Lunch is provided Upon completion of the 2-Day workshop, access the CHHi-QAPI certification exam via email. Take the exam at your own pace within 90 days.  Score 80% or higher to pass and receive your CHHi-QAPI credential.  Course Content Historical Aspects of QAPI Define Quality Assurance Define Performance Improvement Industries Successful Using QAPI LEAN Value Based Purchasing Bundled Payment CJR Quality Measures Internal & External Data Collection Benchmarks, Baselines and Targets Normalizing Data Root Cause Analysis Failure Modes and Effects Analysis CMS Regulations that Surround QAPI QAPI in PACE Compliance Program Necessity QAPI and Compliance Hand in Hand SNF QAPI Regulations SMART RACI Role of the QAPI Coordinator QAPI and Survey Physician Involvement Clean Audit Trail Triple Check ICD-10 Coding QAPI Five Elements QAPI 12 Steps HHI 10 Steps to QAPI Policy Surrounding QAPI QAPI Work Plan Initiative Development   Continuing Education Hours:     12 Contact Hours/Continuing Education Credits are pending for the following:   Nursing Home Administrators Nurses Speech Language Pathologists Occupational Therapists Physical Therapists* (New York) CHC Compliance certified individuals receive up to 14 CCB CEUs    *Physical Therapists licensed in states other than New York:  Continuing education criteria varies by state, please call 800.530.4413 for more information.    Completion Requirements   Contact hours for the 2-day certification program are based upon actual classroom attendance for the duration of the scheduled educational activity. The Certified HHI QAPI Professional certification exam is not a requirement to earn a CE certificate and associated contact hours. For more details on how to earn up to 12 contact hours, please call 800.530.4413 for more information.    Registration Fees    Fee includes manual, meals, and exam access.   Non Client:  $850 Client:  $550**    **You must be a current Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) Client with an Annual Term of Service to receive this rate.  All discounts will be validated and any unauthorized discounts will not be honored.     Refund Policy   Registrants requesting a refund must do so in writing within 7 business days of the seminar.  Refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee.  Refund requests received within 6 business days or less from the seminar date will not be accepted.       Cancellation Policy   Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) is not responsible for any fees incurred due to cancellations or postponements.     Disclosures   Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) does not endorse commercial products or services within the education program. No HHI Expert Trainer has any conflicts of interest to disclose.       Need hotel recommendations, or have further questions?  We are here to help you.  Please contact the Education and Training Department at 800.530.4413. 

When: Apr 4, 2019 8:30AM in Topsfield, MA

3 Kitchens Catering Anniversary Party

Join us as we celebrate our first year and our new menu!

When: Apr 18, 2019 7pm in Topsfield, MA

Hollywood-Style Premier of the DONKumentary

Join ERN on April 20th for a Hollywood Style Premiere Party of ERN's Donkumentary Film at Peirce Farm in Topsfield. The DONKumentary is not the only exciting news to celebrate.  Peirce Farm at Witch Hill has offered to partner with the Equine Rescue Network to allow us to use their 10 acre field as an Equine Sanctuary for retired Amish Mules, Donkeys and Horses.  ERN will fill the field at Peirce farm with equines who have worked hard all their lives and deserve a soft landing for their 'senior years.' BUT WAIT - There's more:  Cultivate will then use the equines at Peirce farm for local adolescent and adult for their recognized 'Farm-Based Therapy' using the EAGALA model! Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) is an international non-profit organization that was founded in 1999. Currently, there are over 500 EAGALA certified programs located in 41 countries around the world.   Cultivate's certified EAGALA program offers outpatient program services for adolescents and adults out of a farm in Bolton, MA.   Using the new location at Peirce Farm, certified EAGALA therapists will heal both humans and equines from fear, despair, abandonment, or pain.  Peirce Farm will be a place of mutual growth and healing for both humans and horses.  This fabulously fun evening will include dinner, music and some special guest. CAN'T MAKE IT BUT STILL WANT TO SUPPORT US?  JOIN OUR WALL!  Donate at www.EquineRescueNetwork.com.  Add "JOIN THE WALL" in the memo and your name will appear on the Donor Wall on April 20th.

When: Apr 20, 2019 6pm in Topsfield, MA

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About Topsfield, MA
Topsfield Massachusetts is an area of rolling hills and meandering streams and has some of the highest land in Essex County. Topsfield has a rural nature and contains a typical New England town common.

The town is home to many acres of protected land and trails which includes Bradley Palmer State Park. It is an excellent choice for hiking and biking in the spring and summer and cross country skiing in the winter. Topsfield also has plenty of agricultural land and hosts the Topsfield Fair.

The Topsfield Fair is America’s oldest agricultural fair established in 1818 and held every October during harvest time. The Fair is chock full of agricultural exhibits as well as homemade baked goods and farm animals. There is also a largest pumpkin contest-always the most popular exhibit. It also has plenty for the kids including great stuff to eat and also a midway loaded with amusement park rides and games and a parade. The Topsfield Fair is a fun time for everyone and well worth the price of admission. Plan to spend a day there next October-you will be glad you did.