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Maureen McCarthy, BS, RN, RAC-MT, QCP-MT, DNS-MT, RAC-MTA

Maureen McCarthy Instructor Bio:
Maureen is the president of Celtic Consulting, LLC, a clinical reimbursement, clinical operations, and compliance advisory firm. She is also the CEO of MDSRescue, an organization that provides temporary MDS completion services across the country. Recognized as an industry leader in clinical reimbursement for long-term care, Maureen has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years, with experience as an MDS coordinator, director of nursing, rehab director, and Medicare biller.

Maureen is the immediate past president for the Association for Long Term Care Financial Managers, the Medicare and MDS 3.0 advisor for several state affiliates, and an advisor to the J13 Medicare Contractor National Government Services Provider Advisory Group. She is also an editorial advisor for HCPro, a national publisher for post-acute care providers. She is the secretary-elect for the board of directors of the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN) and serves as an expert advisory panel member for the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC). Maureen was presented the ACHCA 2018 Education Award at the ACHCA Annual Convocation and Exposition in Orlando, Florida. She was selected to join the faculty of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) PDPM Academy, which provided education to the nation’s state affiliates regarding the new PDPM system.

Maureen is certified in the resident assessment process, QAPI, and director of nursing services by nationally recognized organizations and holds Master Teacher status in all three certifications.

Maureen and her associates at Celtic Consulting regularly provide consultation focusing on five-star quality improvement programs; quality auditing; clinical care management; PDPM/PPS/MDS/CMI services; compliance solutions, including Medicare compliance auditing; and custom education to meet any organization’s needs.

Maureen McCarthy's Continuing Education Courses

Fundamental Concepts of Defensible Documentation

Fundamental Concepts of Defensible Documentation

Video Runtime: 45 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

It is often said, “If it is not documented, it was not done.” This cliché, while true, often triggers frustration in clinicians struggling to keep up with… Read Morearrow_right

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Patient-Centered Defensible Documentation

Patient-Centered Defensible Documentation

Video Runtime: 41 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 25 Minutes

Recent revisions to the SNF requirements of participation (RoP) emphasize resident-centered care planning. But translating this concept into daily practice is… Read Morearrow_right

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Why Quantifiable Information Matters in Defensible Documentation

Why Quantifiable Information Matters in Defensible Documentation

Video Runtime: 42 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 20 Minutes

The implementation of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) presents a new landscape for SNF documentation requirements. Clinicians have a lot to learn about… Read Morearrow_right

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Interprofessional Collaboration in Defensible Documentation

Interprofessional Collaboration in Defensible Documentation

Video Runtime: 35 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 23 Minutes

Skilled nursing facilities are required to develop a care plan for each beneficiary and provide services in accordance with the care plan. Several studies and… Read Morearrow_right

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