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Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Issue 24   VOLUME 5 ISSUE 25  
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Beacon Ball Surprised and Intriqued Guests!
A Great Crowd Turned Out for Great Fun

Even in this gloomy economy, 240 LifeSpan members and friends gathered last Saturday to support the Beacon's 11th annual gala and honor Mr. Jim Melhorn of EMA...

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OHCQ RELEASES TWO MEMOS TO PROVIDERS
Focus on Holiday Decorations and Bed Bugs
http://www.lifespan-network.org/recentreports.asp

Within the last two weeks, the Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) released two members. OHCQ sent the first memo to nursing homes to remind them that holiday decorations must comply with the 2000 edition of the Life Safety Code, which requires that all combustible decorations must be flame retardant...

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MEDICAID TRAINING CONTINUES THROUGH NOVEMBER 13TH
Elimination of the Face-to-Face Interview Requirement Begins December 1st

Medicaid training continues this week through November 13th. The reason for the training is that, beginning December 1, 2008, the face-to-face interview requirement for LTC medical assistance will be eliminated...

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LifeSpan PAC Event a Great Success!
Delegate Peter Hammen Honored for Leadership

LifeSpan members and their friends honored a key Maryland healthcare legislative leader, Delegate Hammen at their November 1st reception....

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Beacon Issues Call for Sessions- Deadline is Nov 21st!
for 2009 LifeSpan Annual Conference
www.lifespan-network.org/beacon_conf_call.asp

LifeSpan is seeking original, thought- provoking proposals that will supply providers with new information and creative ideas for transforming the direction of senior care in the Mid-Atlantic region. Proposals are to be submitted by November 21, 2008...

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Advancing Excellence Targeting Pressure Ulcers
Coalition Focuses Education on 'At Risk' Facilities in 2009

Maryland's Advancing Excellence coalition, which includes LifeSpan, HFAM, Delmarva, OHCQ, NADONA, LTC Ombudsman Program, AMDA and Voices for Quality, is organizing to focus educational efforts exclusively to improving Maryland's pressure ulcer rates...

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December Elections go Electronic
LifeSpan/MANPHA Trustees to be Voted in Via Web-based Survey

LifeSpan plans on asking its voting members to meet via the internet in mid December, to elect new trustees for terms beginning in January of 2009...

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Kauffman to Join Obama Administration
(Not Really) But Her Podcast is Great!
http://www.lifespan-network.org/whatsnew_podcast.a...

LifeSpan's Danna Kauffman continues to draw rave reviews for her bi-monthly podcasts, a brief video news report produced for members to update them on the latest happenings in senior care in the region...

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DC Coalition on Long Term Care
Next Meeting on November 19, 2008

Reminder! The next meeting of the Coalition will be on Wednesday, November 19, 2008, from 12 - 2 PM, at IONA Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle Street, NW...

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Project Guide
NCB Capital Impact
www.ncbcapitalimpact.org

Position Purpose: The Project Guide will assist the GHRI Co-Directors implement all aspects of GHRI...

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SAVE THESE DATES Ė Be a Part of How Policy Gets Made!

November 18th 10:00 AM: Board of Nursing Mtg on Scope of CMT Issues (at the Board of Nursing)
November 20th: 9:30 AM LifeSpanís CCRC Members Meet with Sage Policy
December 9th 9:30 AM: LifeSpanís Policy Committee Meeting
February 3rd 3:00 PM: LifeSpanís Legislative Day in Annapolis (Joint with HFAM)

 
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