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Assisted Living Action Plan Response for Adverse EventsContains 5 Component(s)
It is critical to address and mitigate adverse events and potential adverse events. An action plan, otherwise known as a mitigation plan, is a necessary response to adverse events and potential adverse events. For many such events, it is important to respond and start the mitigation process immediately. These tools were initially developed by members of AHCA’s Survey/Regulatory Committee and adapted for assisted living communities to assist providers in addressing adverse events and potential adverse events, documenting and tracking the steps they have taken, and identifying best practices for ongoing improvement. Communities may use different titles or terms than the action plans, such as Director of Health Services instead of Director of Nursing, or service plan instead of care plan. Please adapt the plans to reflect your AL community. Use of these tools does not guarantee regulatory compliance nor mitigate potential liability. Providers should adapt their tools, policies, and processes as needed to ensure compliance with current federal and state requirements and use both professional judgement and the advice of legal counsel in determining whether or how to share these mitigation tools.
Perception vs. Reality: The Quality Award Program for Assisted Living ProvidersContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/19/2018
On this webinar, we will break down the commonly cited barriers preventing assisted living communities from participating in the program and talk about the many free resources available to help assisted living providers succeed. We will also hear from the two 2018 Gold recipient assisted living organizations about their journey, including how they did it and how it benefited their organization. Join us to learn how the Quality Award program can help you succeed!
Compliance Considerations for Assisted Living CommunitiesContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/20/2018
Join us for a timely overview about how health care compliance programs are relevant for assisted living (AL) communities. While AL providers may not participate in Medicare or Medicaid, it is still important to understand fraud and abuse laws such as the Anti-kickback Statute, which can apply when referral and financial arrangements are in place with other Medicare providers such as hospitals, hospices, home health agencies or therapists. This seminar will give an overview of key issues that may arise for AL providers and issue spotting in order to consult legal counsel about proposed arrangements. The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have published many resources for other health care settings that offer AL providers insight on how to think about prevention and detection of potentially problematic arrangements. Additionally, certain elements of a compliance program may help with meeting state licensure requirements, other state conflict of interest and fraud and abuse laws, and commercial payor/network arrangements.
How do I use LTC Trend Tracker as an Assisted Living?Contains 7 Component(s)
Learn how to use LTC Trend Tracker as one of your tools for Quality Improvement. In these videos, you will learn how to utilize and modify the assisted living dashboard, customize the assisted living quality measures report, and upload assisted living data.
Introducing the AL Cost CalculatorContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/15/2018
The AL Cost Calculator is a new, online tool available exclusively to members of NCAL. This enhanced resident assessment tool will allow assisted living providers to assess how costs are allocated across residents. Member providers will be able to harness this information to make targeted staffing decisions across their entire organizations. Join us for this live release event to learn more about how the AL Cost Calculator can benefit your organization and for an on-screen demo on how to use this new member tool.