As if facing the stress of surveys was not enough, receiving a deficiency on the survey can make anyone queasy. In this workshop,we will walk through the post-survey process and discuss best practices to reduce risk and improve the likelihood of success during an Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) or appeal of the citation. We will also share tips and provide hands-on training on how to craft the POC response, how to effectively manage staff time and workflow, and how to ultimately minimize the impact of the deficiency.
The program will begin at 1:00 pm and conclude at 4:45 pm each day.
The IDR and IIDR Process: A Legal Perspective | Kally Goodwin-Ratzloff
In this presentation we will discuss IDRs, IIDRs, and appeals to the Departmental Appeals Board from a legal perspective, which
includes the general processes, the time lines that facilities must follow, as well as methods to minimize liability exposure.
Hands-on Training: Writing IDRs and POCs | Kaile Hilliard
Join regulatory expert Kaile Hilliard to learn how to fomulate plans of correction that promote the most effective use
of staff time and workflow. Learn the tips and tricks for successful IDRs and IIDRs. Learn how to dissect a 2567 and address failure
statements. Experience a hands on training to evaluate deficiencies and prepare acceptable POCs and IDRs. This session will give
you the tools to become successful in writing effective POCs and reducing or deleting tags with IDRs.
RN: This program will provide participants the opportunity to earn up to 7 contact hour s for nurses. HCAM is an approved
provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
NHA: This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 7 total participant hours from NAB/NCERS – Approval
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Kally Goodwin-Ratzloff, JD, BA | The Kitch Firm
Kally Goodwin-Ratzloff focuses her practice on healthcare regulatory issues in long term care and home health, and on issues facing
senior housing providers. Her experience includes counseling clients in compliance matters; defending clients undergoing federal
and state investigations involving such issues as Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, and Stark Law allegations; investigating
and responding to HIPAA data breaches and security incidents; and advising clients on fair housing laws.
Kaile Hilliard, LCSW, CCTP | Markail & Associates Consulting
Kaile Hilliard is the owner and principal consultant of Markail & Associates Consulting. Kaile is a recovering state surveyor with
a 15+ year career working with nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home and community based programs across the midwest
and western United States. Kaile has spent the last 11 years conducting pre surveys, writing plans of correction, IDRs and
consulting to support regulatory compliance, best practices and quality patient care. Kaile’s areas of expertise include, survey
preparedness, management, correction, IDR, State and Federal regulatory compliance, and problem solving.