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The New PEPPER Made Simple
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When: 7/10/2014
12:15 PM
Where: Webinar
Presenter: Stephanie Kessler, RKL & Paula Sanders, Post & Schell
Contact: Jill Schumann

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The New PEPPER Made Simple

SAVE THE DATE - JULY 10, 2014, 12:15 PM 

LeadingAge Maryland no-cost Webinar 

A key to survival in today's environment is a commitment to continuous quality improvement and transparency. You need adequate tools and systems to find internal issues and improve them. The PEPPER reports provide valuable insight not only into the individual operations of a SNF, but also comparative government-generated data at the state, regional and national levels. Many organizations lack a thorough understanding of how best to use their PEPPER reports. During this webinar, we will explain how to analyze PEPPER reports and evaluate your therapy data in comparison to other SNFs to better assess strengths and weaknesses and to minimize risk. We will also discuss how to utilize PEPPER reports to implement more robust review of therapy procedures and improve quality of care. 
Stephanie Kessler, RKL 
Paula Sanders, Post & Schell 
Stephanie Kessler is a Partner in Reinsel Kuntz Lesher's (RKL's) Senior Living Service Consulting Group. Stephanie has over 20 years of experience in post acute care. She worked as a nurse and educator prior to starting her career in consulting. Ms. Kessler assists clients with operational, clinical, compliance and a variety of services. She is on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC), as well as various healthcare association committees. 
Paula Sanders is a Principal and Chair of Post & Schell's national healthcare practice. She focuses her practice exclusively on healthcare law. She represents clients on both substantive and procedural aspects of health facility regulation, such as licensure; Medicare/Medicaid; compliance; RAC, MIC, PERM, CERT and ZPIC audits; accreditation; fraud and abuse, and voluntary disclosures. Her clients include continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), long-term care facilities, personal care homes, assisted living providers, hospices, home health agencies, rehabilitation providers, and adult day care centers. She is on the Editorial Board of Eli Healthcare Long Term Care Survey Alert, and is a member of the national legal committees of the American Health Care Association and LeadingAge. Ms. Sanders has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for Health Care by her peers.

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