Skilled Nursing Facilities Survey & Enforcement Development -- LIFESPAN FALL SUMMIT (LIVE WEBINAR) September 30, 2020

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In the last year, CMS continued to refine and update its approach to the survey and enforcement process and has tried to "simplify" the Rules of Participation. Some of these updates represent a sea change in the way that nursing homes should approach annual and complaint surveys. This session will explore those updates and provide practical ways to ensure that nursing homes address these issues and remain compliant.


  1. Administrators
  2. Nurses
  3. Social Workers
  4. Assisted Living Managers

CEU- 1.5

  1. Administrator
  2. Social Work
  3. Assisted Living Manager

Fees are per person

LifeSpan Member: $55.00

Nonmember: $85.00

Mark A. Yost, Esq.

Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP

Mark A. Yost is a Partner in the Baltimore office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Healthcare Regulatory & Compliance and Long-Term Care & Elder Law Practices. Mark has over 15 years of experience in the heavily regulated healthcare sector, most notably in the post-acute care space. His practice focuses on defending healthcare providers against government and regulatory actions, as well as directing transactional change of ownership of healthcare facilities.

He brings a wealth of regulatory, government affairs and public policy experience in the healthcare and aging fields, most importantly providing strategic leadership in navigating difficult regulatory predicaments. His legal background has enabled him to litigate complex matters essential to business operations as well as extensive experience in all matter of legal issues. Mark inherently understands the needs of business units and how to navigate the legal and regulatory landscape to minimize the negative impact on business. Mark knows how to turn a negative into a positive, and knows the answer is never: “It can’t be done”.

Previously, Mark served as CEO, COO and General Counsel of a regional and innovative healthcare company. In that role, Mark oversaw the entirety of healthcare operations in five nursing homes, a physicians practice and other ancillary companies. Mark helped guide the company through two major acquisitions as well as the record-breaking sale-leaseback of the major assets.

Prior to that role, Mark managed regulatory affairs for a national CCRC developer and operator. Mark also served as the Government Affairs Director of a national tourist attraction, securing record-setting levels of funding for that national institution.

In addition to his legal career, Mark served on the Board of Directors for a number of non-profits. In those roles, he learned the value of effective board leadership and proper oversight. He has also served on the Legislative Policy Committees of a number of industry trade associations.

Mark also has significant experience in government relations, having served as a staffer both on Capitol Hill and in the Maryland legislature. For several years, he worked as a lobbyist for a large real estate developer specializing in retirement and nursing facilities. He was a registered lobbyist at the federal level, as well as in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, and has lobbied in 11 other states across the country. His work as a lobbyist has given him unique insight into a number of highly technical issues, including healthcare, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, real estate, taxation, civil rights, aging services, and environmental issues. Mark has been involved in a number of political campaigns, both as an adviser and in campaign finance.

An attendance/validation code is required in order to print your certificate. The attendance code is distributed at the end of each webinar. Attendees are required to enter the code before they can print the certificate. 

This program is sponsored by The Beacon Institute. This course is approved for 1.5 continuing education.


This program is approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators.

Social Worker

This program is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Worker Examiners for Category 1 Continuing education for social workers in Maryland.

Assisted Living Manger

This educational offering was approved by the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, Office of Healthcare Quality, State of Maryland for  Assisted Living Managers.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds, minus a $25 processing fee per registrant, will be honored if requested in writing FIVE (5) business days prior to the date of the seminar. 

Cancellation due to State survey, the state Surveyors must actually be in the building in order to receive a refund. To receive a refund due to a Survey, Beacon Institute requires a form to be completed, please contact Annmarie Gordon @ Attendees may send substitutions in their places without prior notification. Additional fees may apply.


Skilled Nursing Facilities Survey & Enforcement Development -- LIFESPAN FALL SUMMIT (LIVE WEBINAR)
09/30/2020 at 8:30 AM (EDT)   |  120 minutes
09/30/2020 at 8:30 AM (EDT)   |  120 minutes
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Certificate--Skilled Nursing Facilities Survey & Enforcement Development
1.50 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CEU credits  |  Certificate available