NURSING FACILITY RESOURCES

LeadingAge Massachusetts aims to provide members with recent and
relevant information affecting our industry. 

LeadingAge Guidance for Long Term Care Facilities

LA Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities, created by LeadingAge Michigan, is a new resource tool aimed to assist you in compliance with the Mega Rule and more specifically the SNF Phase 3 changes.  This document is an online edition of the CMS revised Appendix PP, the new Appendix Z and the Life Safety Codes and also includes all federal rules alongside their specific interpretive guidance.  This PDF can be downloaded to mobile devices, like tablets and laptops, and can be searched, annotated and bookmarked.  It is best viewed with a PDF reader such as Adobe.  This is a LeadingAge member benefit and will require you to login for access. 

Click here to access the LA Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities

Nursing Home Requirements of Participation (RoP) Tools

LeadingAge and state partners have contracted with Pathway, a consulting firm, to prepare the basic information you will need to understand the new regulations and update your policies and procedures. As tools are developed, states may adopt them, as appropriate, to reference state laws or regulations that may be relevant and will encourage you to do so as well. We will notify you of the availability of these tools through newsletters and listservs. Tools and resources are for LeadingAge members only. You will be required to login to access these documents through the LeadingAge website.

Click here to access the first phase of documents.

Nursing Facility Data Tools

LeadingAge Quality Metrics is a collection of tools to help LeadingAge provider members better understand their own performance and their market position. With the added advantage of easy access to experts in the field, these tools help members improve their performance and competitiveness. Operated as a partnership of LeadingAge Massachusetts and LeadingAge, these tools are available free of charge to LeadingAge provider members. 

Click here to go directly to the LeadingAge Insights Tool.

Quality Apex is a tool available for LeadingAge members to purchase which allows you to use your most recent MDS Data to drill down to resident level to focus your improvement efforts.

Click here to learn more about Quality Apex

PDPM Webinar Recording

Preferred Therapy Solutions, a LeadingAge Massachusetts Gold Partner, presented a series of 30-minute educational webinars designed to master the complexities of PDPM. The recordings on these webinars are still accessible by clicking HERE. Simply click the title of the webinar you would like to review and "register." This will give you access to the materials.