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In Memoriam of Steve Levenson

In Memoriam of Steve Levenson

1/31/2024 3:12 PM

On January 24, 2024 our colleague and friend, Steve Levenson, MD, CMD, died at his home in Towson, MD. He was 73 years old.

 

Dr. Levenson was the author of four books and over 80 articles on long-term care. He served as the president of the American Medical Director’s Association from 2006 to 2007, and throughout his extensive career worked as medical director and regional medical director for long-term care facilities throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Most recently, he worked at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in the Office of Health Care Quality. Steve was a contributing author and advisor for MED-PASS for over 25 years.

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Is your training schedule all tangled up?

Is it impossible for your facility to coordinate a training session that works for everyone’s schedule? Our self-study packets provide you with a convenient, efficient, and self-paced way to learn about an important topic in long-term care. Each packet includes instructions, a concise course, added resources, a competency test, and more!

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New! RSV Informed Consent Form

New! RSV Informed Consent Form

9/15/2023 2:32 PM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "For the 2023–24 season, clinicians should offer RSV vaccination to adults aged ≥60 years using shared clinical decision-making as early as vaccine supply becomes available and should continue to offer vaccination to eligible adults who remain unvaccinated." In response to this need, MED-PASS now offers the Informed Consent for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Vaccine!

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Save Time with our MDS Drug Class Index

This reference card (updated August 2022!) will help you MDS professionals quickly and accurately class medications according to the most up-to-date MDS standards. This product is one of many reference materials available through MED-PASS.

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UPDATED: Vaccination Mandate Resources

To keep in line with CMS Guidelines, MED-PASS has updated its Vaccination of Staff policy and corresponding paperwork. CMS revisions include reviews of noncompliance levels, guidance to surveyors, and an appraisal of hospitalization statistics in regards to the continuing severity of COVID-19.

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Are Your Policies and Procedures Ready for Phase 3?

In June CMS released advanced Phase 3 guidance that is proposed to go into effect October 24th.  MED-PASS is working to provide updates as soon as the deadline hits.  Whether you need to purchase newly updated policies and procedures or are a current subscriber, MED-PASS has you covered!

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UPDATED: LTC RAI Manuals

UPDATED: LTC RAI Manuals

8/31/2022 11:42 AM

Both the LTC RAI MDS and the Comprehensive LTC RAI User's Manual have been updated.  Be sure to check out the most recent updates to keep your MDS Coordinator ahead of the curve.  Both manuals include a flashdrive to ensure easy access to your content.

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Bed-Hold and Return Notification

This will help you establish facility and state policy regarding reserving a resident's bed while outside of the facility. Provide this form upon admission, upon transfer or therapeutic leave, and if any changes are made to the state or facility policies regarding this matter.

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Improve Quality with INTERACT Tools

INTERACT (INTerventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers) is a quality improvement program that focuses on changes in resident condition to avoid unnecessary transfers to an acute-care setting. INTERACT combines clinical tools and strategies with educational resources for use in long-term care facilities, assisted living communities and home health agencies

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Informed Consent for COVID-19 Vaccine

This two-sided form provides either employees or residents/patients with general information to help make an informed decision about being vaccinated against COVID-19.

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