Rules of Participation

On-Demand Webinars: Rules of Participation

Rules of Participation

Compliance and Regulations

Recorded on: 01/18/2018

In September 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final Rules of Participation for nursing facilities, also known as the “Mega-Rule.” The rule aims to improve patient care and safety for close to 1.5 million residents in more than 15,000 long-term care facilities nationwide that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Compliance obligations for the rule will be implemented in three distinct phases, concluding in November 2019.

How does the Mega-Rule reinforce the need for person-centered and meaningful care?
Hear from Mary Chiles, RN, RAC-CT QCP, the President of Chiles Healthcare Consulting, about how to meet the requirements of the regulations. Understand how your community can embrace the person-centered philosophy and put it into action. Learn how you can have all departments in your facility implement the person-centered care approach allowing residents to be active partners in their daily life decisions.

About the Speakers

Mary Chiles
RN, RAC-CT QCP, President of Chiles Healthcare Consulting

Mrs. Chiles is president and owner of Chiles Healthcare Consulting, LLC. She is a registered nurse who graduated from Richmond Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Her nursing experience is both extensive and varied; she was certified as a rehabilitation nurse from 1987-1997.

She later became Manager of the Long Term Care Section where she was responsible for oversight of the nursing home program, rehabilitation, ICF/MRs, home health, hospice and durable medical equipment. She was one of the co-authors and founders of the Virginia Medicaid Specialized Care Program. In 1995, she formed her own company and is now serving as a long term care consultant for nursing facilities and adult care residences. She works collaboratively with facility staff to implement systems that will enhance compliance with regulatory requirements and improve the facility’s overall efficiency, effectiveness, resident care, and value.

Charles de Vilmorin
CEO & Founder, Linked Senior

While at Georgetown University, Charles wrote his thesis on retirement communities: The nursing home institution, a Foucauldian paradigm (2006). Around the same time, his grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer ’s disease and moved to a nursing home. These two experiences helped Charles realize how lonely, bored and secluded many residents of nursing homes and retirement communities were. Linked Senior was created to enhance the quality of the lives of these seniors.

He serves on the board of:
• The Validation Training Institute: The Validation Method is proven method of communication developed by Naomi Feil that helps improve the connection between caregivers and older adults experiencing dementia.
• AMDA: The Society for Post Acute and Long Term Care Medecine.