Care Area Assessments (CAAs) and Care Planning for Better Outcomes

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Marilyn Mines, RN, BC, RAC-CT
60 minutes
Product Description

How to Develop a Useful Care Plan Using CAA Information

Completion of the CAA and development of care plans based on the information garnered from the CAA is challenging at best. However, more and more scrutiny is being placed on the care plan and the oversight may result in citations and civil monetary fines.

Join this session by expert speaker Marilyn Mines as she discusses Care Area Assessment (CAA) in detail and how you can complete it. She will talk about the development of a viable care plan that is made as per the patient’s specific need. She will also discuss the current approaches of medical representatives, and what they need to do for improving their Medicare delivery tactics.

Additional Handouts:

  • Good care planning examples for falls
  • Checklist reviewing indicators of fall risks

Session Highlights:

  • How to complete the CAA
  • How to streamline the process
  • Combining similar CAAs to limit repetitive verbiage
  • Development of a useful care plan based on the CAA information
  • Interdisciplinary team approaches on care plans
  • Why person-centred care is the theme?
  • What is the purpose of a CAA?
  • What is the purpose of a care plan?
  • Why care plans must be changed and revised as necessary?
  • Case Studies

Session Snapshots:

  • New requirements of participation and the updated State operations manual
  • The assessment process
  • MDS interviews
  • Care area assessments
  • RAI verbiage
  • Philosophy/ rules
  • List of CAAs triggered by MDS items
  • Completion of the CAA
  • Completing/ analyzing the CAA review
  • Care plan decisions
  • Referrals, documentation and signatures
  • CAA documentation
  • Individualized care plans
  • Approaches/ intervention
  • Care plan development

Who should attend

Any staff member that is responsible for the completion of a CAA and development of Care plans.

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About Our Speaker

Marilyn Mines - Skilled Nursing Coding  Expert

Marilyn Mines RN, BC, RAC-CT, brings over 40 years of experience as a practicing Registered Nurse to her role as Director of Clinical Services for FR&R. While working with clients, she has been instrumental in preparations for JCAHO, Public Health and Public Aid inspections, and promoting confidence in the direct care of patients, as well as managerial staff.

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