This course will discuss the importance of the Bill of Rights and the obligations of the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, to support and protect those rights. This course was updated to reflect changes due to the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Final Rule, 2019.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Understanding the Bill of Rights
A. Bill of Rights
B. Right #1 – Respect and Nondiscrimination
C. Right #2 – Information Disclosure
D. Right #3 – Choice of Providers
E. Right #4 – Access to Emergency Services
F. Right #5 – Participation in Treatment Decisions
G. Right #6 – Confidentiality of Health Information
H. Right #7 – Complaints and Appeals
I. Restraints J. Review
Section 3: Conclusion
B. Course Contributor
Ursula Robinson LCSW, MHA is the Executive Director of PACE of Guilford and Rockingham Counties, PACE of the Triad, located in Greensboro, NC. Ursula served on the planning committee to evaluate the feasibility of bring PACE to Greensboro and was hired as the first Executive Director in 2010. Under her leadership, PACE of the Triad is the fourth largest PACE program in NC and the first PACE program in North Carolina to provide an Alternative Care Setting to serve rural participants. PACE of the Triad has grown from a start-up operation with one employee in 2010 to 82 employees, volunteers and over 250 acute, long-term care, and medical specialist providers. PACE of the Triad’s annual budget was $16M in in 2016. The organization has served approximately 400 participants and families since inception. Prior to PACE, Ursula was employed with Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro for 18 years in various progressive leadership roles. She currently serves on the following Board of Directors: Greensboro Urban Ministries, NC LeadingAge and North Carolina PACE Association. Ursula has taught at Duke’s Divinity School, UNC-G’s School of Social Work, and The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Leadership Program. She has a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Pfeiffer University and a master’s degree in Social Worker from UNC-Chapel Hill. She earned her bachelor degree in Social Work from UNC-G. She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and National LeadingAge Fellow. Some of Ursula’s awards include The Greensboro Chapter of NAACP’s Community Service Award and The North Carolina PACE Association’s Leadership Award. Disclosure: Ursula Robinson LCSW, MHA has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.Expert Reviewer: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC
Ron Orth obtained a nursing degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1985 and a B. A. in Health Care Administration from Concordia University in 1996. Mr. Orth possesses over 30 years of nursing experience with over 20 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry. Mr. Orth has extensive experience in teaching Medicare regulations to healthcare providers both in the US and internationally. Mr. Orth is currently the Director of Curriculum Design for Post-acute Care at Relias. Ron is certified in Healthcare Compliance through the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Ron has also successfully completed the Infection Control Officer training through the AHCA.Disclosure: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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