Massachusetts Events

News from Massachusetts Extension


Riding the wave of inspiration and motivation after attending the Building Strategies Conference, anticipating Spring arriving (for real hopefully) soon we are prepared to offer our members several exciting programs through the upcoming months.
Starting April 25th we have a “double-header” starting with a program at Tufts Health Plan in Watertown;  Incorporating Professional Ethics into the New Age of Care Collaboration    The speaker is Emily Navetta, MPH Sr. Acct. Manager at Caregiver Homes. Program located at Tufts Health Plan, Watertown, MA- 1 -2:45 PM. We expect a large audience of Tufts Health Plan colleagues, any CMSNE members and non-members are invited to attend.
Later in the day we will be in Southeastern MA in collaboration with the Rhode Island Extension and Vibra Hospital to present a dinner program; Chronically Ill Patient Care the speaker is Candice Leigher, RN- Educator at Vibra Hospital- Program located at White's of Westport, Westport, MA- 5:30-7 PM. We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Vibra Hospital who provides post-acute care to patients in the South Coast area.
We then move north to The Center for Advanced Therapy - D’Youville Life and Wellness Community in Lowell on June 5th from 5 to 7 PM for an event titled; Recent changes to the PASRR Program -Trends, Compliance the speaker is Pavel Terpelets, Institutional Program Manager - Masshealth. The presentation will focus on recent changes to the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) program (i.e. Level I form, referral process, add-on to the nursing facility rate, etc.), recent trends in PASRR referrals, and providers’ compliance with the PASRR process. The PASRR is used by RN’s and Social Workers across the continuum of care, and with changes comes confusion so this is a valuable topic for discussion.
Moving into July we will be at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington and are very happy to have Erin Miller present the mandatory MA DPH Compliance Program for RN License renewal; Domestic and Sexual Abuse: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know, Erin is with DV/SA Program at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. The program will be held in the Alumni Auditorium at Lahey Hospital on July 25th from 4 PM to 7 PM. Erin is one of very few clinicians in the state certified to present this topic and we are fortunate to have her available to us. She is passionate about this topic and provides an excellent interactive session that educates professionals on these very important situations. Attendance to this program will satisfy the required credits mandatory for RN license renewal.   We appreciate Lahey Hospital for providing the auditorium to us, we hope to fill it with RN’s eager to fulfill their educational obligation to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Info and registration forms all these programs are available below.
The Massachusetts Extension Committee appreciates the support of our members and we continue to work on planning additional events and programs for the fall and winter.

The Massachusetts Extension is always welcome to volunteers, so if you would like to get involved and gain experience in program planning, committee functions, etc. contact the CMSNE office at and an extension member will reach out to you.

Yours in professional case management practice,
Ken King and Virginia Heikkinen, MA Extension Co-Chairs

Massachusetts Events

Date & Location

Program Title


Thursday, April 25, 2019
Watertown, MA
2 PM

Incorporating Professional Ethics into the New Age of Care Collaboration
This presentation offers 1.25 CCM Ethics renewal credits.

Sponsored by: 

Closed no longer accepting registrations. 




Thursday, April 25, 2019
White's of Westport
Westport, MA
5:30 PM

Chronic Critically Ill Patient Care

Sponsored by:

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
The Center for Advanced Therapy located on the D'Youville Life and Wellness Community
Lowell, MA
5 PM

Recent changes to the PASRR Program, Trends, Compliance

Sponsored by:

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Burlington, MA
4:30 - 8:00 PM

Domestic and Sexual Violence: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know
A DPH Approved Ch 260 Training

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