Free HealthCap® Webinar Will Examine OIG Recommendations for Nursing Facilities

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​HealthCap® is hosting a free webinar titled OIG Recommendations: More Than Just Smoke? on Tuesday, March 7 at 2 p.m. EST.  This program will assist providers in identifying areas of risk related to the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recent focus on infection control issues. 

A recent OIG study found that nursing homes were not prepared for the sweeping health emergency that COVID-19 created. The OIG said that “significant changes are needed to protect the health and safety of residents and better prepare nursing homes for current and future health emergencies.”  

The report went on to say “the survey process did not identify any deficiencies in infection control for the majority of the nursing homes with extremely high infection rates.” Beyond this perceived regulatory gap is also a renewed interest in Enhanced Barrier Precautions. The webinar will discuss what these developments mean for providers with a focus on risk reduction. Webinar learning objectives include: 

  • Identify the importance of accessing OIG website information  
  • Review the current OIG report and recommendations 
  • Discuss the implications of the findings  
  • Identify the importance of ensuring effective implementation of Enhanced Barrier Precautions 

Registration for all participants is free. The webinar is approved for 1.0 ANCC contact hours and 1.0 NAB CEs upon completion.  

AHCA/NCAL has embraced HealthCap​® for more than a decade as a premier provider of liability insurance that is solely dedicated to serving senior care communities. HealthCap® clients have the fewest liability claims in the industry, and HealthCap settles claims below the industry average.