May 29, 2020 

HPS Partners to Present at AAPACN Annual Conference



HPS Partners Laura Ginett and Elizabeth Neidig will present at the annual conference of the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN). The Conference, originally scheduled for April 15 - 17, 2020, in Atlanta, GA, is now a virtual conference that will be held from June 3 - 5, 2020.

Ms. Ginett and Ms. Neidig will present on June 3, 2020, from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Central, on the use of The Minimum Data Set Assessments (MDS) and Care Plans in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.


ANATOMY OF AN MDS/CARE PLANNING LAWSUIT (From AAPACN.ORG)
Laura Ginett, JD, and Elizabeth Neidig, both of Hall, Prangle and Schoonveld

In this session using case studies, we will explore the common themes in litigation regarding care plans and the MDS. For care plans, that includes failure to create initial care plans, update care plans, communicate the contents of the plan to staff, and document the plan’s components in the medical record. Regarding the MDS, that includes lack of consistency in the MDS, PT, Nursing and CNA notes concerning ADL function, and failure to accurately document the number of wounds and stages. Following this session, you’ll be able to:
  • Understand the standard of care required for care plans and the MDS
  • Understand the importance of timing with care plans, care plan updates after changes in condition
  • Learn how care plans and MDS assessments are used by plaintiffs in litigation against facilities and nursing staff

AAPACN 2020 Virtual Conference (From AAPCN.ORG)

Each year, the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN), the parent association of AANAC and AADNS, hosts the most anticipated educational conference in the field of long-term and post-acute care nursing with more than 1,200 LTPAC professionals from around the country. The AAPACN Conference brings together leaders in the RAI process, reimbursement, and nurse leadership for two days of learning and connecting.

Click here for more information about the conference or to register.