WMCMA Monthly Meeting

February 11, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Swedish Cultural Center
1920 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Onsite: (includes lunch & CE) $20 members; $30 non-members; $10 teleconference

Topic: “Changing Medicare Criteria for LTACHs, Reducing RTAs, Direct Admits, Lowering LOS, Reducing Costs to STACHs”

Presented  by:

Jean Clark RN, BSN, MSN, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Kindred Hospitals of Seattle- Northgate

Lauren Suarez, Chief Executive Officer, Kindred Hospitals of Seattle -First Hill

Shelley O’Brien, Director of Case Management

Kathryn Anderson, Clinical Liaison

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Check-In 11:00 ~ Buffet Lunch and Networking 11:20 ~ Program 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

This Program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers for  1.0 CE contact hour(s).


This Presentation will contain an overview of Kindred Hospital and the changing 2016 Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) criteria. Reducing RTA’s, direct admits, lowering LOS and reducing costs to STACHs will also be discussed. Participants will leave with practical tools shared with Case Managers for patient selection that will assist in managing their patient load. This will be an interactive presentation with audience participation.

1.       Acquire a clear understanding of LTAC care

2.       Identify a qualifying LTAC patient

3.       Understand how to effectively transition patients in the healthcare continuum

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