This program will cover the relationship the Nurse Leader has with the Administrator and how to communicate within the partnership. It also explores the new culture change needed within LTC. A review of the regulatory changes in ’17 and ’19 will be held. Nursing department budgets will be discussed and hands on practice of developing a staffing model used in budgeting. This program, will also cover how the facility is reimbursed and the role of the Nurse Leader in QAPI and survey. It outlines the responsibilities of the DON role. Participants will be eligible for 16 Contact hours upon completion of the course. This course will prepare the Nurse Leader to take the CDONA board certification exam.
Cindy Fronning, RN-BC, IP-BC, AS-BC, RAC-CT, CDONA, FACDONA
NADONA Master Trainer and Director of Education
Over 30 years of experience in long-term including 8 years as a Clinical Consultant specializing in clinical reimbursement and leading a team of Reimbursement Specialists, over 9 years as a Director of Nursing, and 5 years as an Assistant Director of Clinical Services for a large non-for-profit organization in which she was responsible for oversight of several facilities.
Cindy’s experience includes education of nursing home personnel, mentoring of nurses and Directors of Nursing, clinical systems and form development, department restructuring, and mock surveys. She has extensive experience in Medicare, MDS/RAI process, (AANAC certified), care planning, implementation of systems as well as a comprehensive understanding of State and Federal regulations. Cindy has achieved successful results as a clinical consultant in all aspects of clinical operations, as well as regulatory compliance.
Recently Cindy worked with Clinical Reimbursement for Welcov Healthcare. Her role included monitoring many facilities for their case mix and Medicare utilization as well as their MDS process. The focus was on reimbursement and continued compliance with all state and federal rules regarding these systems.
Currently Cindy is the Director of Education for NADONA. Her role is responsible for the planning, direction and implementation of all Educational projects and pursuits within NADONA.