On May 22, FL ALFA held its first Regional Meetings in Niceville. Tami Miles, Executive Director, Sterling House of Niceville hosted the first meeting, along with Shelley Normand, Region 1 Chair, and Ann Navarre, Region 1 Vice Chair.
Kim Ross, RN., Director of Case Management, Twin Cities Hospital was the guest speaker. She spoke about the new CMS penalties for hospital readmissions, new discharge procedures, and additional diagnoses that will be added to the penalty list in coming months, including COPD and pneumonia. Kim discussed the differences of inpatient and patient observations for treatment and Medicare reimbursement payments.
About 20 members and non-members attended the meeting.
Attend the next meeting
The next meeting will be held on July 25 at Superior Residences of Niceville at 2:00 p.m. Senate President Don Gaetz will be the special presenter. Please plan to join us for this important meeting!
Please plan to join us for the next scheduled Regional Meetings:
June 6 — Region 9 — Willow Wood, Ft. Lauderdale
June 11 — Region 8 — The Fountainview, Palm Beach
June 19 — Region 5 — Bradenton, Florida
June 20 — Region 4 — The Grand Court, Tampa
June 21 — Region 7 — Ft. Myers
June 26 — Region 2 — The Villages, Ocala
June 27 — Region 6 — Serenades at West Orange, Winter Garden
July 25 — Region 1 — Superior Residences of Niceville