Volume XXXI, Number 8
August 2016

This month’s Commitment to Care (C to C)
Is a SPECIAL Edition

where THCA is highlighting NEW PASRR Changes and What Each Nursing Facility Needs to Know NOW

Member Alert

“The Quality Initiative Series – Succeeding in the Midst of Change”

The AHCA Quality team is creating a series of FREE education Webinars which covers the best practices to help members with many of the new regulatory, payment or public reporting changes. The series is designed to provide critical support to members. It will consist of eight webinars and started on July 27, 2016, 3 PM EST with a focus on rehospitalizations.

The schedule is as follows:

September 28, 2016
2 – Discharge to Community

November 16, 2016
3 – Unintended Healthcare Outcomes

January 25, 2017
4 – Staff Stability

April 26, 2017
5 – Antipsychotic Drug Reduction

June 21, 2017
6 – Functional Outcomes

September 20, 2017
7 – Customer Satisfaction/Experience

November 15, 2017
8 – Hospital Admissions in Long Stay Settings


Infection Control Conference 2016

Presented by The Department of Aging and Disability Services and The Department of State Health Services

7:15-8:00 Registration/Sign-In
8:00-8:15 Introduction
8:15-9:15 Evidence Based Practices of an Infection Prevention & Control Program including superbugs and prevention methods
9:15-10:50 The Environment and Dietary
10:50-11:05 Break
11:05-12:00 Employee Health & Infection Prevention
12:00-1:15 Lunch, on your own
1:15-3:00 Infection Control Surveillance
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:15 Regulatory related to Infection Control
4:15-4:40 Q & A Panel
4:40-5:00 Evaluations

Houston Food Bank Conference Center
Thursday, September 15, 2016

J J Pickle Commons Center
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Map & Directions

Juliette Fowler
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

For more information contact  infectioncontrol2016@dshs.texas.gov


President’s Report

Legislative Update

Commitment to Care

  • Commitment to Care News – August 2016

State / THCA News

National / AHCA News



Attendee Registration Opens for 2016 THCA Annual Convention and Trade Show

Announcements & Recognition

THCA Associate Business Member News