October Conference 2020 – First Webinar

by Avila Institute Staff

September 9, 2020

First Webinar: 

Surviving Chaos: Legal and Regulatory Update 


Speaker: Janet Feldkamp, RN, BSN, LNHA, CHC, JD, Partner, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP 

COVID-19 has caused tremendous hardship in the lives of facility leaders, employees and residents. The dramatic changes have affected numerous regulatory and enforcement criteria and the focus will continue to change as the country and the long-term care industry recovers to what will be our new normal. 

This session will provide information and potential action items regarding survey and certification protocol and requirements, including recent changes and proposed changes. It will also include a discussion on other areas, such as emergency preparedness, HIPAA, COVID-19, and other hot topics for nursing facilities.  

You will be able to: 
  • Discover current regulatory requirements for post-acute care facilities, including new transmittals, guidance and other issuances from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  
  • Identify the need for proactively addressing facility challenges facing the post-acute care industry.  
  • Analyze the Office of Inspector General’s Work Plan on post-acute care providers’ and multiple agencies’ focus on fraud enforcement and prevention. 
Learn more about Janet: 

Janet Feldkamp is a nurse attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience representing long-term care providers. During her first nine years practicing as a Registered Nurse, Feldkamp worked in intensive care and then with long-term care providers. She gained experience as a Facilities Surveyor, Director of Nursing, Administrator, and Nurse Consultant for a multi-state long-term care management firm, but she always yearned for an advanced degree.

Feldkamp now specializes in health law with an emphasis on long-term care regulatory matters, such as survey certification and informal review requests, compliance and fraud and abuse. She also counsels clients about handling family conflicts and end-of-life decisions as well as a variety of challenging issues for post-acute care providers. 

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