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  • Sexuality and the Resident With Dementia

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/10/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This session provides a shared human and clinical perspective on how to approach matters of sexuality for all residents, but with focused considerations for those with dementia or other special needs. The matters of consent, capacity and resident education will be addressed. Suggested approaches will be offered for care planning for issues involving suspected sexual abuse, cases of unwanted sexual contact or contact in circumstances where one or both parties lack capacity to consent.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    Step 1

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    Go to the ahcancalED site at https://educate.ahcancal.org/and log in using the orange button in the upper left hand corner.

    Use your usual user name and password that you would use for LTC Trend Tracker or the AHCA NCAL website.  


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

    Click the log in button and follow the directions found under the search button that reads-“If you need help retrieving your Username or Password, click here”.

    *Please note* you must add your member facility name to your login


    Once you are in and can see your name in the upper left hand corner, you are ready to go.

    Step 2

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    From the home page click on a category (Resources, Training, Webinars or Trending Now) For this demonstration, let’s try hovering over Webinars until upcoming webinars displays. 

    Under “upcoming webinars” go to a product in which you are interested. Click on the title.

    You’ll be redirected to the site where you can register for the product. This allows you to view the overview, handouts or resources associated with that product.

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

    Fill out the registration details and voila! The products are yours to use indefinitely and can be found in your dashboard.

    FYI: after registering, you will be automatically notified when the recording of the webinar is ready.


    Need further help? Email us at educate@ahca.org

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    This session provides a shared human and clinical perspective on how to approach matters of sexuality for all residents, but with focused considerations for those with dementia or other special needs.  The matters of consent, capacity and resident education will be addressed.  Suggested approaches will be offered for care planning for issues involving suspected sexual abuse, cases of unwanted sexual contact or contact in circumstances where one or both parties lack capacity to consent.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory requirements relative to Residents’ Rights for privacy, dignity and choice in matters of sexual expression;
    2. Create policy and procedure that supports compliance and quality care, addresses capacity and the special considerations for residents with dementia, mental illness or other cognitive or intellectual deficit; and
    3. Develop staff education and training programs that ensure sensitivity and appropriate accommodation of the human need for sexual expression.

    Intended Audience: Appropriate to all staff, with a concentration on the clinical care team

    Speaker: Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist

    Barbara Speedling (Moderator)

    Quality of Life Specialist

    Barbara Speedling Personally dedicated to the creation of meaningful, satisfying lives for all those who rely on another’s care

    An inspirational and motivational speaker, Barbara is an author, educator and management consultant at the forefront of person-centered care. 

    An innovator with more than 30 years of practical experience within the adult care community, she is the expert providers turn to when they want to ensure that the services they provide meet not only the physical needs of their residents, but their emotional and psychosocial needs as well.

    Working from a core belief in the dignity and individuality of all people, Barbara has helped countless adult care communities implement her unique training and education programs that:

     

    • Improve the quality of care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease
    • Bring better quality of life to such residents, as well as to those who live with disease-related dementia, a mental illness, or a brain injury
    • Encourage staffers to use newly developed cultural empathy to form better relationships with those in their care
    • Offer new strategies for promoting harmony among increasingly diverse, younger and assertive populations
    • Open new pathways to maintaining regulatory compliance 
    • Support leadership and organizational development

    In addition to her degree in healthcare administration, Barbara is an accomplished musician and artist.  She uses those talents to develop new and creative ways of reaching out to those who are cognitively diminished.  She was also certified in 2015 by Dr. Susan Wehry as a Master Trainer for the OASIS education program for improved care of residents with dementia.

     

    The author of two books devoted to common sense advice for meeting the holistic needs of an increasingly diverse and challenging community, both Why is Grandma Screaming and Toward Better Behavior:  Yours Mine & Everyone Else’s are now widely distributed to staff members at community, residential and long-term care facilities across the country and in Canada.

     

    Blessed with boundless energy and tireless enthusiasm, Barbara also volunteers in her free time to offer caregiver education and support to families who need it most.  Through her affiliations with local artists and musicians in her native New York City, she also arranges therapeutic music, dance and wellness programming that improves the quality of life for local seniors.

  • Sex, Drugs and Rolling Walkers

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 07/24/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This session offers a variety of ideas for anticipating and developing common sense approaches to these contemporary challenges. Improving staff education and training in behavioral health and developing strategies to address common symptoms and reactions in mental health are a focus of this conversation.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    Step 1

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    Go to the ahcancalED site at https://educate.ahcancal.org/and log in using the orange button in the upper left hand corner.

    Use your usual user name and password that you would use for LTC Trend Tracker or the AHCA NCAL website.  


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

    Click the log in button and follow the directions found under the search button that reads-“If you need help retrieving your Username or Password, click here”.

    *Please note* you must add your member facility name to your login


    Once you are in and can see your name in the upper left hand corner, you are ready to go.

    Step 2

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    From the home page click on a category (Resources, Training, Webinars or Trending Now) For this demonstration, let’s try hovering over Webinars until upcoming webinars displays. 

    Under “upcoming webinars” go to a product in which you are interested. Click on the title.

    You’ll be redirected to the site where you can register for the product. This allows you to view the overview, handouts or resources associated with that product.

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

    Fill out the registration details and voila! The products are yours to use indefinitely and can be found in your dashboard.

    FYI: after registering, you will be automatically notified when the recording of the webinar is ready.


    Need further help? Email us at educate@ahca.org

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    As the long-term care industry faces major challenges in regulation, finance, and staffing, the shift in demographics to a younger, more complex, transient population has added another layer of stress.  Resources to develop the type of care and service needed to address issues of long-standing mental disorders, substance use, addictions, and other behavioral health needs are in short supply. This session offers a variety of ideas for anticipating and developing common sense approaches to these contemporary challenges.  Improving staff education and training in behavioral health and developing strategies to address common symptoms and reactions in mental health are a focus of this conversation.

    Learning Objectives:

      At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the impact of the changing demographics in long term care on quality of life and quality of care;
    2. Explain the increasing complexity of social and ethical considerations in matters concerning capacity, advance directives, sexual expression, and medical marijuana;
    3. Develop a well-trained, competent staff prepared to meet the needs of a diverse and ever-changing population.

    Intended Audience: Appropriate to all disciplines and positions

    Speaker: Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist

    Barbara Speedling (Moderator)

    Quality of Life Specialist

    Barbara Speedling Personally dedicated to the creation of meaningful, satisfying lives for all those who rely on another’s care

    An inspirational and motivational speaker, Barbara is an author, educator and management consultant at the forefront of person-centered care. 

    An innovator with more than 30 years of practical experience within the adult care community, she is the expert providers turn to when they want to ensure that the services they provide meet not only the physical needs of their residents, but their emotional and psychosocial needs as well.

    Working from a core belief in the dignity and individuality of all people, Barbara has helped countless adult care communities implement her unique training and education programs that:

     

    • Improve the quality of care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease
    • Bring better quality of life to such residents, as well as to those who live with disease-related dementia, a mental illness, or a brain injury
    • Encourage staffers to use newly developed cultural empathy to form better relationships with those in their care
    • Offer new strategies for promoting harmony among increasingly diverse, younger and assertive populations
    • Open new pathways to maintaining regulatory compliance 
    • Support leadership and organizational development

    In addition to her degree in healthcare administration, Barbara is an accomplished musician and artist.  She uses those talents to develop new and creative ways of reaching out to those who are cognitively diminished.  She was also certified in 2015 by Dr. Susan Wehry as a Master Trainer for the OASIS education program for improved care of residents with dementia.

     

    The author of two books devoted to common sense advice for meeting the holistic needs of an increasingly diverse and challenging community, both Why is Grandma Screaming and Toward Better Behavior:  Yours Mine & Everyone Else’s are now widely distributed to staff members at community, residential and long-term care facilities across the country and in Canada.

     

    Blessed with boundless energy and tireless enthusiasm, Barbara also volunteers in her free time to offer caregiver education and support to families who need it most.  Through her affiliations with local artists and musicians in her native New York City, she also arranges therapeutic music, dance and wellness programming that improves the quality of life for local seniors.

  • Regulatory Updates and CMS Initiatives related to Food, Nutrition and Dining

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 07/23/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    The new survey process has been in place since November 2017 and encompassed extensive changes to survey procedures, survey forms, F-tags, and survey guidance for food, nutrition and dining. On November 28, 2019 - “Phase 3” requirements will go into effect which include several new requirements that nursing homes must implement. This webinar will present the most current revisions to the LTC requirements of participation and survey process related to food, nutrition and dining. In addition, recent “hot topics” emerging from LTC Surveys related to Food, Nutrition and Dining and a general overview of the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) effective will be presented. Learn how to be prepared for successful management of Food, Nutrition and Dining with CMS initiatives.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    Step 1

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    Go to the ahcancalED site at https://educate.ahcancal.org/and log in using the orange button in the upper left hand corner.

    Use your usual user name and password that you would use for LTC Trend Tracker or the AHCA NCAL website.  


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

    Click the log in button and follow the directions found under the search button that reads-“If you need help retrieving your Username or Password, click here”.

    *Please note* you must add your member facility name to your login


    Once you are in and can see your name in the upper left hand corner, you are ready to go.

    Step 2

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    From the home page click on a category (Resources, Training, Webinars or Trending Now) For this demonstration, let’s try hovering over Webinars until upcoming webinars displays. 

    Under “upcoming webinars” go to a product in which you are interested. Click on the title.

    You’ll be redirected to the site where you can register for the product. This allows you to view the overview, handouts or resources associated with that product.

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

    Fill out the registration details and voila! The products are yours to use indefinitely and can be found in your dashboard.

    FYI: after registering, you will be automatically notified when the recording of the webinar is ready.


    Need further help? Email us at educate@ahca.org

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    The new survey process has been in place since November 2017 and encompassed extensive changes to survey procedures, survey forms, F-tags, and survey guidance for food, nutrition and dining. On November 28, 2019 - “Phase 3” requirements will go into effect which include several new requirements that nursing homes must implement. This webinar will present the most current revisions to the LTC requirements of participation and survey process related to food, nutrition and dining. In addition, recent “hot topics” emerging from LTC Surveys related to Food, Nutrition and Dining and a general overview of the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) effective will be presented. Learn how to be prepared for successful management of Food, Nutrition and Dining with CMS initiatives.

    Objectives: After attending this session attendees will be able to:

     

    • Understand the most current key changes in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised Requirements for Participation for Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing facilities.
    • Describe the “Hot Topic” areas related to the Appendix PP for food/nutrition/dining.
    • Identify the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) reimbursement system and the importance in prevention and management of malnutrition.


    Presented by: 

    Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND

    LTC Nutrition Expert, President-Brenda Richardson, LLC.

    ACADEMY Finance and Audit Committee 2017-19

    Past Chair, ANDPAC

    Past Chair, DHCC DPG Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND (Moderator)

    LTC Nutrition Expert, President-Brenda Richardson, LLC

    Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND has more than thirty years of proven success in directing multi-million dollar food service and nutrition operations. Brenda is a national lecturer, author/contributing author of many professional books and publications, and serves on state and national offices in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her expertise is in demand as she has successfully assisted healthcare facilities cited with serious and immediate jeopardy deficiencies, achieve and sustain positive nutritional outcomes. Brenda is a Fellow with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves on the Academy Finance and Audit Committee. Brenda has served on the Academy’s IMPACT Act Task Force, the Academy CMS Work Group; the Academy Positions Committee, and is Past- Chair of the Academy’s Political Action Committee (ANDPAC). In 2010, Brenda received the Academy’s “2010 Grassroots Excellence Award” and the Indiana Academy’s 2010 Honored Dietitian Award. In 2016, Brenda was then awarded the Academy’s prestigious Medallion Award for dedication to the high standards of the nutrition and dietetics profession through active participation, leadership and devotion to serving others in dietetics and allied health fields. Brenda has been selected as the Academy’s 2019 Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecturer in recognition of her distinguished career and remarkable contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession Brenda’s practical experience and skills put her in demand for advocating the profession, and professional speaking throughout the country.

  • CMS MDS Section GG Training Resources

    Contains 5 Component(s)

    The SNF PPS Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) relies on accurate coding of several MDS Section GG mobility and self-care items that impact the PT, OT, and Nursing component per-diem case-mix payment rates. This toolkit contains a collection of Section CC training materials that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided on their website that may be useful for provider PDPM training of nurses, certified nursing assistants, and therapists.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    Step 1

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    Go to the ahcancalED site at https://educate.ahcancal.org/and log in using the orange button in the upper left hand corner.

    Use your usual user name and password that you would use for LTC Trend Tracker or the AHCA NCAL website.  


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

    Click the log in button and follow the directions found under the search button that reads-“If you need help retrieving your Username or Password, click here”.

    *Please note* you must add your member facility name to your login


    Once you are in and can see your name in the upper left hand corner, you are ready to go.

    Step 2

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    From the home page click on a category (Resources, Training, Webinars or Trending Now) For this demonstration, let’s try hovering over Webinars until upcoming webinars displays. 

    Under “upcoming webinars” go to a product in which you are interested. Click on the title.

    You’ll be redirected to the site where you can register for the product. This allows you to view the overview, handouts or resources associated with that product.

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

    Fill out the registration details and voila! The products are yours to use indefinitely and can be found in your dashboard.

    FYI: after registering, you will be automatically notified when the recording of the webinar is ready.


    Need further help? Email us at educate@ahca.org

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    The SNF PPS Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) relies on accurate coding of several MDS Section GG mobility and self-care items that impact the PT, OT, and Nursing component per-diem case-mix payment rates.  This toolkit contains a collection of Section CC training materials that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided on their website that may be useful for provider PDPM training of nurses, certified nursing assistants, and therapists. 

  • Medicare Advantage 101

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Jill Sumner, Vice President , Population Health Management of AHCA/NCAL

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    Step 1

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    Go to the ahcancalED site at https://educate.ahcancal.org/and log in using the orange button in the upper left hand corner.

    Use your usual user name and password that you would use for LTC Trend Tracker or the AHCA NCAL website.  


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

    Click the log in button and follow the directions found under the search button that reads-“If you need help retrieving your Username or Password, click here”.

    *Please note* you must add your member facility name to your login


    Once you are in and can see your name in the upper left hand corner, you are ready to go.

    Step 2

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    From the home page click on a category (Resources, Training, Webinars or Trending Now) For this demonstration, let’s try hovering over Webinars until upcoming webinars displays. 

    Under “upcoming webinars” go to a product in which you are interested. Click on the title.

    You’ll be redirected to the site where you can register for the product. This allows you to view the overview, handouts or resources associated with that product.

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

    Fill out the registration details and voila! The products are yours to use indefinitely and can be found in your dashboard.

    FYI: after registering, you will be automatically notified when the recording of the webinar is ready.


    Need further help? Email us at educate@ahca.org

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    Jill Sumner, Vice President , Population Health Management of AHCA/NCAL

  • Compliance and Ethics Program (Phase 3) – 42 CFR § 483.85

    Contains 15 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/15/2019

    As part of the Requirements of Participation (RoP) Phase 3, nursing centers must have a Compliance and Ethics Program that meets specified requirements. Starting November 28, 2019, CMS and state survey agencies will be authorized to issue survey deficiencies under federal Ftag F895 to centers that do not have an effective compliance program.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    Step 1

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    Go to the ahcancalED site at https://educate.ahcancal.org/and log in using the orange button in the upper left hand corner.

    Use your usual user name and password that you would use for LTC Trend Tracker or the AHCA NCAL website.  


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

    Click the log in button and follow the directions found under the search button that reads-“If you need help retrieving your Username or Password, click here”.

    *Please note* you must add your member facility name to your login


    Once you are in and can see your name in the upper left hand corner, you are ready to go.

    Step 2

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    From the home page click on a category (Resources, Training, Webinars or Trending Now) For this demonstration, let’s try hovering over Webinars until upcoming webinars displays. 

    Under “upcoming webinars” go to a product in which you are interested. Click on the title.

    You’ll be redirected to the site where you can register for the product. This allows you to view the overview, handouts or resources associated with that product.

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

    Fill out the registration details and voila! The products are yours to use indefinitely and can be found in your dashboard.

    FYI: after registering, you will be automatically notified when the recording of the webinar is ready.


    Need further help? Email us at educate@ahca.org

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    As part of the Requirements of Participation (RoP) Phase 3, nursing centers must have a Compliance and Ethics Program that meets specified requirements. Starting November 28, 2019, CMS and state survey agencies will be authorized to issue survey deficiencies under federal Ftag F895 to centers that do not have an effective compliance program.

    AHCA has created a webinar series and resources to support members in developing or adapting their existing program to meet this requirement. Although the interpretive guidelines have not yet been published (as of April 2019), the RoP Compliance and Ethics Program stems from the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) long-standing guidance for the 7 elements of a compliance program. The numbering and titling of the specific elements within an effective Compliance and Ethics Program can be different, yet the content generally remains the same, with a few specific additions in the RoP. So even though CMS has not yet released guidance for the Compliance and Ethics Program, reviewing existing OIG resources will support a nursing center to develop an effective compliance program overall. This webinar series and the AHCA toolkit offers tools and distills the information into a webinar series to provide practical explanation and tips for how to create or update your compliance program.

     This webinar series are presented by various compliance experts. It includes:

    • Overview
    • A different session on each of the 7 elements for an effective compliance program and how this fits in with the RoP Compliance and Ethics Program
    • The Interdependence between Compliance, Ethics and Quality
    • What Administrators and Compliance Liaisons Need to Know
  • Virtual AHCA Patient Driven Payment Model Training

    Contains 31 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Registration fees include the virtual training, PDPM monthly webinars and online tools.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    Step 1

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    Go to the ahcancalED site at https://educate.ahcancal.org/and LOG IN using the orange button in the upper left hand corner.

    Use your usual user name and password that you would use for LTC Trend Tracker or the AHCA NCAL website. 

    If you cannot remember your login- go here and follow the steps to access your account. 

    If you are new: click CREATE ACCOUNT button and follow the directions on this page.

    Step 2

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    New Users: Complete all necessary fields on the "Create an account" screen and; 

    *Please note* you must add your member facility name to your login*

    Once you are in and can see your name in the upper left hand corner, you are ready to add this product to your cart and checkout. 

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

    Click the blue COMPLETE REGISTRATION NOW, Fill out the registration and payment details and voila! The products are yours to use indefinitely and can be found in your dashboard (shown on the left hand side of the web page). 

    Need further help? Email us at educate@ahca.org

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

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    The Virtual PDPM Training Class Can Help You Get Ready Now for October 1!

    The new patient driven patient model (PDPM) begins October 1, 2019. Patient clinical characteristics in totality will determine payment so the need for quick and highly accurate assessment and diagnosis will be critical. Payment will no longer be focused on therapy minutes and ADLs but instead will rely on over 180 MDS item fields. Failing to accurately code patient needs will have a significant impact on adequate and accurate payment for high quality care. Staff roles must change to operate effectively under PDPM.

    Registration for the Virtual PDPM Training also includes access to the online PDPM ACADEMY where updates, tools, webinars, and other supporting materials are housed. You will also be able to join in the free monthly webinars designed to provide additional training and PDPM updates.  Pre-sale registrants will be notified as soon as the training site goes live.

    NAB approved CEs have been requested.

    **Members who register for the PDPM Virtual Training understand that the training and all supporting materials within the Academy are copyrighted and should not be shared.

    Registration Fees: $350 

    Please note: only provider members of AHCA may register.

    Who should register: To be successful with PDPM, Administrators, MDS/billing staff, nurses/DONs, and therapists must be included in the training and education process.

    AHCA’s recommends a slow deliberate pace as trainees move through both the virtual PDPM Academy workshop.  To aid with placing the PDPM ICD-10 content on perspective, we recommend watching the following pre-recorded webinars:

    1. PDPM Academy Workshop, What to Expect (5 minutes)
    2. PDPM Basics (32 minutes) 
    3. Payment Case Examples (20 minutes) 
    4. SNF Benefit Review & Interaction with Existing SNF Policies/Programs (17 minutes) 
    5. “How-To” Use CMS ICD-10 PDPM Crosswalk Tables (22 minutes)  
    6. Administrator’s Role in PDPM Training (19 minutes)

    You can access this free training here, Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Workshop Pre-Requisite Webinar Modules

    How can an organization register and pay for more than one individual? 

    One user can purchase multiple registrations for other users by adding them to their cart during the checkout process; using the button displayed in image below. (This can only be done if all individuals have an ahcancalED account.) The price of the training will be based on each registrant’s member type (member or non-member). 

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    *payment tip: please be sure when you are paying with a credit card the bill-to and shipping address are the same* 

    Group discounts are not offered for this training. 

    If you need assistance, please email educate@ahca.org

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  • Opioid Use: What Do We Do & How?

    Contains 4 Component(s)

    This multi-part resource offers “Steps to Opioid Reduction” which covers steps by which any center can safely and effectively attempt to reduce opioids in individuals who are on opioids as well as “Appropriate and Safe Use of Opioids As Part of Effective Pain Management” which covers key processes and practices of pain management including (but not limited to) the use of opioids in that context.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    Step 1

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    Go to the ahcancalED site at https://educate.ahcancal.org/and log in using the orange button in the upper left hand corner.

    Use your usual user name and password that you would use for LTC Trend Tracker or the AHCA NCAL website.  


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

    Click the log in button and follow the directions found under the search button that reads-“If you need help retrieving your Username or Password, click here”.

    *Please note* you must add your member facility name to your login


    Once you are in and can see your name in the upper left hand corner, you are ready to go.

    Step 2

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    From the home page click on a category (Resources, Training, Webinars or Trending Now) For this demonstration, let’s try hovering over Webinars until upcoming webinars displays. 

    Under “upcoming webinars” go to a product in which you are interested. Click on the title.

    You’ll be redirected to the site where you can register for the product. This allows you to view the overview, handouts or resources associated with that product.

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

    Fill out the registration details and voila! The products are yours to use indefinitely and can be found in your dashboard.

    FYI: after registering, you will be automatically notified when the recording of the webinar is ready.


    Need further help? Email us at educate@ahca.org

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    The use of opioid medications to manage chronic pain is complex and challenging, especially in long-term care and post-acute settings. As the care of individuals with chronic pain in these settings increases, it will be imperative to understand concerns, challenges and opportunities surrounding this issue. This program focuses on the foundation of pain management and how optimal pain management can help prevent opioid abuse.

    This multi-part resource offers “Steps to Opioid Reduction” which covers steps by which any center can safely and effectively attempt to reduce opioids in individuals who are on opioids as well as “Appropriate and Safe Use of Opioids As Part of Effective Pain Management” which covers key processes and practices of pain management including (but not limited to) the use of opioids in that context. 

    Dr. Anna Fisher, DHA, CMDCP, CDP

    Director of Quality and Education. Hillcrest Health Services

    Dr. Anna Fisher,  DHA, CMDCP, CDP, is a Certified Montessori Dementia Care Practitioner and Director of Quality & Education at Hillcrest Health Services and is responsible for quality and education services for assisted living, memory support, adult day services, in-patient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, home health care, private duty, telehealth, hospice, and skilled nursing care. She is also an adjunct professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bellevue University.

    Dr. Fisher is a Clinical Practice Committee Member, Emergency Preparedness Committee Member, and Silver Quality Award Senior Examiner for the American Health Care Association (AHCA) / National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). Most recently, she serves as a leadership member of the Pioneer Network Artifacts 2.0 Advisory Group, Nebraska Culture Change Coalition, and the Developmental Disabilities Aging Coalition.

    In this webinar, Dr. Fisher will discuss QAPI and how health care communities can oversee and review their pain management approaches, including the use of opioids to treat pain as well as the expectations of surveyors and how facilities should address pain issues.

    Dr. Jean Storm D.O., CMD

    Dr. Jean Storm D.O., CMD, has worked for Genesis Healthcare since 2013 and is currently the Regional Medical Director for West Virginia for Genesis, as well as a facility medical director and attending physician for several facilities in the state

    In this webinar, Dr. Storm will discuss a systematic, reasonable approach to tapering and discontinuing opioids, which has been used successfully for several years to manage diverse patients across multiple nursing home settings

    Dr. Steven Levenson, MD

    Regional Medical Director, Genesis Healthcare

    Dr. Steven Levenson, MD, CMD, is Regional Medical Director, Genesis Healthcare and has spent 41 years providing and overseeing care across the long-term and post-acute care continuum, including assisted living, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and long-term acute care hospitals.

    In this webinar, Dr. Levenson will discuss issues related to the indications for opioids and best practices and current thinking about opioid use in acute and nonacute pain.

    Deanna Bokel, RN-BC, RAC-CT, LNHA

    Director of Corporate Compliance for Stonebridge Senior Living

    Deanna Bokel, RN-BC, RAC-CT, LNHA, is Director of Corporate Compliance, StoneBridge Senior Living, and is responsible for the management of the survey performance and CMS requirements of participation for their 18 communities and also oversees the risk management program and is the professional liaison for the organization’s Post-Acute Care Hospital Partnerships.

    Deanna conducts many technical teaching programs with topics that include MDS 3.0 coding, ICD-10 coding, Medicare Compliance, and Risk Management.  Deanna is also a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in Missouri and Arkansas, Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Gerontology, and is a Certified MDS Coordinator.

    She received a certificate in Legal Nurse Consulting from SIU-Carbondale and the Center for Legal Studies. She is active with MHCA, AHCA, HCCA, and the mid-Missouri American Heart Association. She chairs the Survey, Certification, Policy and Quality Improvement for MHCA.  

    Deanna will provide the conclusion of this robust webinar, highlighting key takeaways for effective person-centered and population-based strategies to reduce the risk of opioid use disorders, overdoses, inappropriate prescribing, and drug diversion.

  • CMS PDPM-Related SNF QRP Resources

    Contains 34 Component(s)

    On May 7-8, 2019 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) conducted a two-day train-the-trainer session on the October 1, 2019 updates to the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP). Examples of agenda items directly relevant to PDPM include: discussions on how to properly code Section GG of the MDS, Changes in Sections A, I, J, and O of the MDS, PDPM: What is changing and what is not, and Integrated coding & PDPM Case Study. This PDPM Academy toolkit includes the following CMS resources: • May 2019 SNF QRP Provider Training Agenda • May 2019 SNF QRP Provider Training Day 1 Part 1 Slides • May 2019 SNF QRP Provider Training Day 1 Part 2 Slides • May 2019 SNF QRP Provider Training Day 1 Part 3 Slides • May 2019 SNF QRP Provider Training Day 2 Slides • May 2019 SNF QRP Provider Training • May 2019 SNF QRP Provider Training Day 1 YouTube Video Recording • May 2019 SNF QRP Provider Training Day 2 YouTube Video Recording • SNF Quality Reporting Program Training Web Page

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    Step 1

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    Go to the ahcancalED site at https://educate.ahcancal.org/and log in using the orange button in the upper left hand corner.

    Use your usual user name and password that you would use for LTC Trend Tracker or the AHCA NCAL website.  


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

    Click the log in button and follow the directions found under the search button that reads-“If you need help retrieving your Username or Password, click here”.

    *Please note* you must add your member facility name to your login


    Once you are in and can see your name in the upper left hand corner, you are ready to go.

    Step 2

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    From the home page click on a category (Resources, Training, Webinars or Trending Now) For this demonstration, let’s try hovering over Webinars until upcoming webinars displays. 

    Under “upcoming webinars” go to a product in which you are interested. Click on the title.

    You’ll be redirected to the site where you can register for the product. This allows you to view the overview, handouts or resources associated with that product.

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

    Fill out the registration details and voila! The products are yours to use indefinitely and can be found in your dashboard.

    FYI: after registering, you will be automatically notified when the recording of the webinar is ready.


    Need further help? Email us at educate@ahca.org

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    On May 7-8, 2019 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) conducted a two-day train-the-trainer session on the October 1, 2019 updates to the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP).  Examples of agenda items directly relevant to PDPM include: discussions on how to properly code Section GG of the MDS, Changes in Sections A, I, J, and O of the MDS, PDPM: What is changing and what is not, and Integrated coding & PDPM Case Study.  This PDPM Academy toolkit includes the following CMS resources:

    • May 2019 SNF QRP Provider Training Agenda
    • May 2019 SNF QRP Provider Training Day 1 Part 1 Slides
    • May 2019 SNF QRP Provider Training Day 1 Part 2 Slides
    • May 2019 SNF QRP Provider Training Day 1 Part 3 Slides
    • May 2019 SNF QRP Provider Training Day 2 Slides
    • May 2019 SNF QRP Provider Training
    • May 2019 SNF QRP Provider Training Day 1 YouTube Video Recording
    • May 2019 SNF QRP Provider Training Day 2 YouTube Video Recording
    • SNF Quality Reporting Program Training Web Page
  • CMS PDPM-Related MDS-RAI Resources

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The PDF file labeled “MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17 October 1, 2019” is now available in the Related Links section on the CMS webpage linked to the right.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    Step 1

    image

    Go to the ahcancalED site at https://educate.ahcancal.org/and log in using the orange button in the upper left hand corner.

    Use your usual user name and password that you would use for LTC Trend Tracker or the AHCA NCAL website.  


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

    Click the log in button and follow the directions found under the search button that reads-“If you need help retrieving your Username or Password, click here”.

    *Please note* you must add your member facility name to your login


    Once you are in and can see your name in the upper left hand corner, you are ready to go.

    Step 2

    image

    From the home page click on a category (Resources, Training, Webinars or Trending Now) For this demonstration, let’s try hovering over Webinars until upcoming webinars displays. 

    Under “upcoming webinars” go to a product in which you are interested. Click on the title.

    You’ll be redirected to the site where you can register for the product. This allows you to view the overview, handouts or resources associated with that product.

    Step 3

    image

    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

    Fill out the registration details and voila! The products are yours to use indefinitely and can be found in your dashboard.

    FYI: after registering, you will be automatically notified when the recording of the webinar is ready.


    Need further help? Email us at educate@ahca.org

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    The PDF file labeled “MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17 October 1, 2019” is now available in the Related Links section on the CMS webpage linked to the right.

    Please note this early release is being provided in response to stakeholder feedback. The MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17 contains many updates including information related to the Patient Driven Payment Model. Please check back prior to October 1, 2019 for a final posting which may contain additional updates.  Specific files on the CMS site that are applicable to the PDPM implementation include:

    • MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.16 October 1, 2018 – Which is a single PDF file of the entire RAI manual for use as an electronic version with bookmarks that you can click on to take you to each section of the manual.
    • MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.16 and Change Tables October 2018 – Which is a traditional set of zip files of the RAI manual and the change tables that crosswalk the changes made to this year’s manual. Note: This is the same material as the first item above, except there are separate files for each chapter or subchapter.
    • MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.16 Replacement Manual Pages and Change Tables October 2018 – Which includes replacement pages for this year’s manual changes for those who want to update their existing paper-based manual with just the pages that have changed. It also includes the change tables that crosswalk the changes made to this year’s manual.
    • MDS Forms (Item Sets) v1.16.1 October 2018 – Which included two folders separate the v1.16.1 MDS forms (MDS item sets) into those used in long term care facilities (SNFs and NFs) and those used in swing bed facilities.
    • MDS RAI Manual Appendix B – Which includes updated contact lists for the state and regional RAI/MDS contacts.  
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