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Lunch and Learn: "The Times They Are A-Changin"
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Join us over lunch and learn about the paradigm shift in health care third party reimbursement as it relates to Medicare Advantage programs, bundled payment initiatives, accountable care organizations and proposed PPS reform.

When: June 11, 2018
Noon - 2:00pm
Where: Salemtowne
190 Moravian Way Drive
Winston-Salem, NC  27106
United States
Contact: Leslie Roseboro

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Join us over lunch and learn about the paradigm shift in health care third party reimbursement as it relates to Medicare Advantage programs, bundled payment initiatives, accountable care organizations and proposed PPS reform.

Listen and learn as facilitators discuss the potential impact of the paradigm shift on skilled nursing length of stay, resident choice and satisfaction, operations, clinical decision making, clinical outcomes, relationships with other community health care providers, and marketing initiatives.

Discuss strategies for successfully navigating the shift and problem-solve specific examples from your community.



Matthew Schorner, Divisional VP of Strategic Programming

Matthew Schorner began his career in rehabilitation as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the United States Army. After serving, he returned to school and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Neumann University. Matt has been employed by Functional Pathways for five years and has held such positions as Regional Manager, lead Physical Therapist, Instructor/Mentor, Clinical Program Champion and Clinical Manager. His military background, educational training and clinical experiences have provided him with the necessary skills to lead others and manage reimbursement at the highest level.

Melissa Ward, VP of Clinical Services

Melissa Ward is the Vice President of Clinical Services for Functional Pathways and has extensive experience in long term care and contract rehab. Prior to joining Functional Pathways, Melissa worked as a Clinical Coordinator helping to ensure companywide clinical documentation compliance and excellence in therapy service delivery for a multi-state contract rehab provider. She has also successfully held the position of Area Manager directly overseeing the daily operations for up to 12 facilities specializing in geriatric care. Melissa’s in-depth knowledge of therapy service delivery has been instrumental in guiding teams to maximize functional outcomes while maintaining an environment of patient- centered care.

Melissa earned her Masters of Rehabilitation Science - Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology.

Sheila Capitosti, VP of Compliance Services

Sheila Capitosti has 30 years of experience in the long-term care field serving as a Director of Nursing, Administrator, Vice President for Clinical Services, and Vice President of Operations for a long-term care management and consulting company before joining Functional Pathways. Her in-depth knowledge and experience is concentrated in all aspects of nursing home operations, clinical processes, quality improvement services and clinical program development as well as the long term care survey and certification process and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. She is a frequent speaker at national, state and regional conferences and has authored numerous articles on subjects that include clinical practice applications, program development models and risk management applications.

Sheila is a registered nurse, certified by the American Nurses Association in gerontology and is also a licensed nursing home administrator. She graduated from Latrobe Area Hospital School of Nursing and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration as well as a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from St. Joseph’s College in Windham, Maine. She is on the Medical Services Committee for the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care and the Facility Standards Committee for the Ohio Health Care Association. She is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators.

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