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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.

  • Nutrition and Current Regulatory and “Best Practice Updates”

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

    Nutrition and Current Regulatory and “Best Practice Updates”

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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.

     

    Nutrition and Current Regulatory and “Best Practice Updates”

    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

  • Trauma-Informed Care Providing Mental Health Services in Long Term Care

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 04/24/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This session offers a framework for developing an assessment and person-centered approach to care planning that will prove successful for this emerging population of younger, more complicated adults.

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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 numbers of adult residents impacted by PTSD, mental disorders, brain injury, and substance use disorders continue to increase in long term care, ensuring staff possess the competency and skill sets to address mental health will take on a new significance. Maintaining a caregiving environment that supports positive psychosocial functioning requires that staff understand how PTSD, mental disorders, brain injury, and substance use disorders differ from dementia to ensure appropriate care and services are provided.  This session offers a framework for developing an assessment and person-centered approach to care planning that will prove successful for this emerging population of younger, more complicated adults.

    Learning Objectives:  At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    1. Explain the importance of a holistic assessment in meeting the mental health needs of adult residents impacted by PTSD, mental disorders, brain injury, and substance use disorders; 2. Describe the systems and approaches utilized to improve access to clinical and psychosocial support and resources; and
    3. Demonstrate how meeting the mental health needs of adult residents impacted PTSD, mental disorders, brain injury, and substance use disorder improves mood and behavior, and enhances quality of life.

    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.

  • So You Think You Might Want to Run for the AHCA or NCAL Board: Everything You Want to Know but Are Afraid to Ask

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 04/12/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    AHCA and NCAL members in good standing may apply for the 2019-20 elections for the AHCA Board of Governors and the NCAL Board of Directors. This webinar will explain the application, credentialing and campaign process. It is perfect for those interested in running this year or in future years.

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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

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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.

     

    AHCA and NCAL members in good standing may apply for the 2019-20 elections for the AHCA Board of Governors and the NCAL Board of Directors. This webinar will explain the application, credentialing and campaign process. It is perfect for those interested in running this year or in future years.

    Presenters: Tom Coble, President & CEO, Elmbrook Management Company, Chris Mason, President & CEO, Senior Housing Managers, LLC and Christy Herle, Senior Director Member Services, AHCA/NCAL

  • Tips and Tools for Protecting Residents from Financial Exploitation

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Too many vulnerable adults fall prey to con artists, family members, fiduciaries, and professional advisers who steal their nest eggs and threaten their financial security. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released a manual to equip assisted living and nursing center staff with the know-how to prevent and spot the warning signs of financial exploitation. In this webinar, CFPB will take you through the manual and its key points.

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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

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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.

     

    Too many vulnerable adults fall prey to con artists, family members, fiduciaries, and professional advisers who steal their nest eggs and threaten their financial security. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released a manual to equip assisted living and nursing center staff with the know-how to prevent and spot the warning signs of financial exploitation. In this webinar, CFPB will take you through the manual and its key points. 

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    1. Prevent financial exploitation and scams by educating staff, residents, and family members about warning signs and precautions
    2. Recognize, record, and report financial abuse as early as possible using a model protocol and a team approach
    3. Get help from first responders in the community

    Speaker: Naomi Karp, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

  • Toward Better Behavior: Yours, Mine, and Everyone Else's

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/06/2019

    This session provides professional caregivers a framework for developing an assessment process that results in a deeper understanding of what motivates someone to do what they do. With greater understanding comes a more focused, personalized plan to accommodate the complicated needs of every individual.

    image

    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

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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 demographics continue to shift and diversify, the greater the need to understand people as individuals. Achieving such understanding presents new challenges and considerations in assessment and care planning. While long-term care facilities once cared almost exclusively for the frail elderly, many of whom had also been diagnosed with dementia, today’s populations are far more varied in age, disability, and psychosocial circumstances. That makes understanding “what makes someone tick” more complicated, at best. This session provides professional caregivers a framework for developing an assessment process that results in a deeper understanding of what motivates someone to do what they do. With greater understanding comes a more focused, personalized plan to accommodate the complicated needs of every individual.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the concept of culture change and the expectations of regulators and consumers with regard to applying these principles;
    2. Develop a keener insight into human behavior and be able to apply that knowledge in creating an environment in which everyone thrives;
    3. Create person-centered, innovative interventions as alternatives to pharmacologic remedies in response to the behavioral health needs of residents with dementia;

    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.

  • AHCA/AHIMA ICD-10 Training for PDPM — CODER

    Contains 25 Component(s), 32 credits offered

    This in-depth course features eight modules covering coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI). The course prepares SNF coders for ICD-10 and include ICD-10-CM coding guidelines, CDI program implementation, and best practices for the transition to PDPM. (16 AHIMA CEs are available upon completion)

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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.

     

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

    • PDPM Basics; and
    • Walk-Through of CMS’ ICD-10 Mapping Tool

    You can access this free training at this link, AHCA ICD-10 PDPM Pre-Training

    The AHCA ICD-10 PDPM training is designed to position SNF professionals to be successful in a PDPM environment.  The ICD-10 content, while PDPM specific, is complex.  AHCA’s recommends a slow deliberate pace as trainees move through both the coder and non-coder versions.  To aid with placing the ICD-10 content on perspective, we recommend watching the following pre-recorded webinars:

    • PDPM Basics; and
    • Walk-Through of CMS’ ICD-10 Mapping Tool

    Also, of note, CMS may revise its ICD-10 mapping.  Should the Agency take such steps, AHCA will release a Version 2 of the training.  

    The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) takes effect on October 1, 2019 and the Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) system ends. PDPM relies on rapid, accurate patient assessment and diagnosis, and on MDS and ICD-10 coding to determine payments for each SNF patient.  Incorrect or insufficient coding can significantly impact the payment rate for each patient. Building ICD-10 coding proficiency is essential to ensure proper reimbursement for needed care and services. SNF billing staff, MDS staff, nursing and therapy staff, and admissions and discharge staff all need to be coding proficient.  

    To assist in the building of coding proficiency, AHCA has partnered with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to offer two targeted on-line trainings. 

    This in-depth course features eight modules covering coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI). The course prepares SNF coders for ICD-10 and include ICD-10-CM coding guidelines, CDI program implementation, and best practices for the transition to PDPM. (16 AHIMA CEs are available upon completion)

    Program Fees:

    Member $499.00 

    Non-Member $599.00

    • 0-25- no discount
    • 26-75 or more -  $75 off
    • Over 76 – 150 - $100 off
    • 151+ contact rep for negotiated price

    Please visit our FAQs to get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions pertaining to the course and group purchasing. If you require additional assistance, please email educate@ahca.org and we'll be happy to help. 

    Frequently Asked Questions
    What is the ICD-10 for Coders?

    It is an in-depth course designed for SNF billing staff, MDS staff, Nursing and Therapy staff, and Admissions and Discharge staff. 

    Do you have to be an AHCA member to register for the ICD-10 for Coders Training?

    No, both AHCA members and nonmembers are eligible to participate in the course.

    How much does it cost to take the ICD-10 for Coder training?

    Registration fee: $499 members, $599 nonmembers. Payment and registration is completed by individual participant in the AHIMA ICD-10 PDPM – For Coders product in ahcancalED.

    How can an individual register and pay for ICD-10 for Coder? 

    The individual who wants to take the course must login to ahcancalED and register for the course under their individual login.  Payment will be made in ahcancalED upon registration via credit card or e-check. During the checkout process you will have the option to add more than one individual to your cart. This can only be done if all individuals have an ahcancalED account.

    How can an organization group register and pay for ICD-10 for Coder?

    One user can purchase multiple registrations for other users by adding them to their cart during the checkout process. The price of the training will be based on each registrant’s member type (member or non-member).

    Group purchase is available for groups of 26 or more. If you are interested in group purchasing, please email educate@ahca.org

    AHCA offers the following discount structure for groups: 26-75 registrations will receive $75 off each registration. 76- 150 or more registrations will receive $100 off each registration. Group of 151+ please contact educate@ahca.org for negotiated price.

    After full payment is made for group purchase of ICD-10 for Coder, the designated individuals who the course registration payment was made for, will be provided with a unique group code for their group which will translate to $0 due upon registration (because full payment has already been received).  One code will be provided for each group with a max allowance of times that the code can be used based on the group’s payment. 

    Each individual will need to login to the AHCA website to access ahcancalED and then complete their own registration using the group code.

    Can I get a refund if I no longer want to take the course?

    No refunds are issued.

    Can my registration be transferred to a colleague?

    Registrations cannot be transferred. The individual that registers for the course is the only one that has access to it.

    Where can I find the AHCA recommended pre-training? 

    AHCA’s recommends a slow deliberate pace as trainees move through both the coder and non-coder versions. To aid with placing the ICD-10 content on perspective, we recommend watching the following pre-recorded webinars: PDPM Basics; and Walk-Through of CMS’ ICD-10 Mapping Tool You can access this free training at this link, AHCA ICD-10 PDPM Pre-Training

    What are the requirements to successfully complete ICD-10 for Coder?

    Participate in each module and successfully complete the final assessment (achieve at least 70% correct)

    The final assessment may be attempted three times before the participant is required to repeat the module and then reattempt answering questions. 

    Complete course evaluation at the end of the course. 

    How long does it take on average to complete the ICD-10 for Coders course?

    The learning time of all modules, review of additional resources, time to complete the modules and final course evaluation and final test accounts for 16 hours. 

    Participants are encouraged to spread out the course over time in an organized manner – such as scheduling module reviews on various dates/times when they can focus their attention to it.  The course could be completed within a week or over several months based on how the individual would like to approach the program. 

    Are Contact Hours awarded for ICD-10 for Coders?

    Yes, 16 CNEs for nurses or 16 AHIMA CEUs for Health Information Management (HIM) professionals.

    What does a participant get when they complete the ICD-10 for Coders?

    Participants receive two certificates at the completion of ICD-10 for Coders:

    • AHIMA CEU certificate for Health Information Management professionals
    • CNE Certificate for Nurses
    How long does the certificate last?

    Certificate of completion does not expire.

    How can someone renew their certificate?

    The certificate of completion does not require renewal.

    Is ICD-10 for Coders a certification?

    No, ICD-10 for Coders is a specialized training program with a certificate upon successful completion.

    I am having technical difficulties with ICD-10 for Coders, can you help?

    Please email us at educate@ahca.org.

    For the best user experience we recommend that you use a PC with Google Chrome, Windows and Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser. For viewing videos, please use high speed/broadband internet connect. Wifi is not recommended. Also, please make sure you do not have pop-ups disabled in your internet browser settings.

    I notice the course does not appear in chronological order. Why?

    Chapters 15 and 16 have been excluded as they address pregnancy, childbirth and newborn conditions. These conditions are not relevant to SNF residents and the PDPM.  Additionally, Chapter 20 covers external cause of injury codes, which are also not applicable to the SNF and PDPM.

    Chapter 13 covers the musculoskeletal system, including fractures.  Chapter 19 covers injuries, which includes traumatic fractures.  For this reason, it seemed logical to include these two chapters in the same module.

    Where can I find the handouts for the modules?

    The handouts are located at the top menu bar of the training labeled “handouts”. Each pdf will open in a separate window and excel documents will download and prompt you to open or save the file. 

     How can I pause/ rewind the video? 

     To locate the pause and rewind functions for the video modules, please hover your mouse over the video and the tool bar below will display. You can easily click within the time bar to rewind to a certain time in the video program. 

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    Maria N. Ward, MEd, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P

    Director of HIM Practice Excellence for AHIMA

    Maria N. Ward, MEd, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P is a director of HIM Practice Excellence for AHIMA. In her role she provides professional practice expertise to AHIMA members, the media and outside organizations on coding practice issues. She authors and supports AHIMA online ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT coding education and serves as faculty for AHIMA coding workshops, including ICD-10-CM/PCS Academies and Crack the Codes.  In addition, she is a technical advisor for the Association on ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT coding publications.

    Prior to joining AHIMA, Ms. Ward served as HIM Director and Compliance Officer for a small chain of acute care hospitals specializing in inpatient physical rehabilitation and inpatient geriatric psychiatry. She has over 20 years of HIM experience in various roles, including inpatient and physician coding, and medical transcription. As an educator, she was an adjunct faculty member at South Plains College in Lubbock, Texas, and has provided coder training across the country. Additionally, she spent over ten years working in the long-term care industry in HIM and administration.

    Ms. Ward holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor in Healthcare Administration from Wayland Baptist University in Lubbock, Texas, as well as an Associate in Health Information Management from South Plains College in Lubbock, Texas. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and a Certified Coding Specialist for Physicians (CCS-P).

    Click here to purchase your copy of the AHIMA ICD-10-CM Code Book, 2019

  • AHCA/AHIMA ICD-10 Training for PDPM— NON-CODER

    Contains 8 Component(s)

    This 4-hour course is designed to give non-coders the knowledge they need to support a successful PDPM implementation. (4 CNEs for nurses, 4 AHIMA CEs, and 4.50 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion)

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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.

     

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

    • PDPM Basics; and
    • Walk-Through of CMS’ ICD-10 Mapping Tool

    You can access this free training at this link, AHCA ICD-10 PDPM Pre-Training

    The AHCA ICD-10 PDPM training is designed to position SNF professionals to be successful in a PDPM environment.  The ICD-10 content, while PDPM specific, is complex.  AHCA’s recommends a slow deliberate pace as trainees move through both the coder and non-coder versions.  To aid with placing the ICD-10 content on perspective, we recommend watching the following pre-recorded webinars:

    • PDPM Basics; and
    • Walk-Through of CMS’ ICD-10 Mapping Tool

    Also, of note, CMS may revise its ICD-10 mapping.  Should the Agency take such steps, AHCA will release a Version 2 of the training.  

    The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) takes effect on October 1, 2019 and the Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) system ends. PDPM relies on rapid, accurate patient assessment and diagnosis, and on MDS and ICD-10 coding to determine payments for each SNF patient.  Incorrect or insufficient coding can significantly impact the payment rate for each patient. Building ICD-10 coding proficiency is essential to ensure proper reimbursement for needed care and services. SNF billing staff, MDS staff, nursing and therapy staff, and admissions and discharge staff all need to be coding proficient.  

    To assist in the building of coding proficiency, AHCA has partnered with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to offer two targeted on-line trainings. 

    This 4-hour course is designed to give non-coders the knowledge they need to support a successful PDPM implementation. (4 CNEs for nurses, 4 AHIMA CEs, and 4.50 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion)

    Program Fees:

    Member $199.00 

    Non-Member $249.00

    • 26-75 or more -  $25 off
    • Over 76 – 150 $50 off
    • 151+ contact rep for negotiated price

    Please visit our FAQs to get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions pertaining to the course and group purchasing. If you require additional assistance, please email educate@ahca.org and we'll be happy to help. 

    Frequently Asked Questions
    What is the ICD-10 for Non-Coders?

    It is a four-hour course developed for non-coders who need to lead a successful PDPM transition and is intended for Administrators, DONs, and other management staff.

    Do you have to be an AHCA member to register for the ICD-10 for Non-Coders Training?

    No, both AHCA members and nonmembers are eligible to participate in the course.

    How much does it cost to take the ICD-10 for Non-Coder training?

    Registration fee: $199 members, $249 nonmembers. Payment and registration is completed by individual participant in the AHIMA ICD-10 PDPM – Non-Coder product in ahcancalED.

    How can an individual register and pay for ICD-10 for Non-Coder? 

    The individual who wants to take the course must login to ahcancalED and register for the course under their individual login.  Payment will be made in ahcancalED upon registration via credit card or e-check. During the checkout process you will have the option to add more than one individual to your cart. This can only be done if all individuals have an ahcancalED account.

    How can an organization group register and pay for ICD-10 for Non-Coder?

    One user can purchase multiple registrations for other users by adding them to their cart during the checkout process. The price of the training will be based on each registrant’s member type (member or non-member).

    Group purchase is available for groups of 26 or more. If you are interested in group purchasing, please email educate@ahca.org

    AHCA offers the following discount structure for groups: 26-75 registrations will receive $25 off each registration. 76- 150 or more registrations will receive $50 off each registration. Group of 151+ please contact educate@ahca.org for negotiated price.

    After full payment is made for group purchase of ICD-10 for Non-Coder, the designated individuals who the course registration payment was made for, will be provided with a unique group code for their group which will translate to $0 due upon registration (because full payment has already been received).  One code will be provided for each group with a max allowance of times that the code can be used based on the group’s payment. 

    Each individual will need to login to the AHCA website to access ahcancalED and then complete their own registration using the group code.

    Can I get a refund if I no longer want to take the course?

    No refunds are issued.

    Can my registration be transferred to a colleague?

    Registrations cannot be transferred. The individual that registers for the course is the only one that has access to it.

    Where can I find the AHCA recommended pre-training? 

    AHCA’s recommends a slow deliberate pace as trainees move through both the coder and non-coder versions. To aid with placing the ICD-10 content on perspective, we recommend watching the following pre-recorded webinars: PDPM Basics; and Walk-Through of CMS’ ICD-10 Mapping Tool You can access this free training at this link, AHCA ICD-10 PDPM Pre-Training

    What are the requirements to successfully complete ICD-10 for Non-Coder?

    Participate in each module and successfully complete the final assessment (achieve at least 70% correct)

    The final assessment may be attempted three times before the participant is required to repeat the module and then reattempt answering questions. 

    Complete course evaluation at the end of the course. 

    How long does it take on average to complete the ICD-10 for Non-Coders course?

    The learning time of all modules, review of additional resources, time to complete the modules and final course evaluation and final test accounts for 4 hours. 

    Participants are encouraged to spread out the course over time in an organized manner – such as scheduling module reviews on various dates/times when they can focus their attention to it.  The course could be completed within a week or over several months based on how the individual would like to approach the program. 

    Are Contact Hours awarded for ICD-10 for Non-Coders?

    Yes, 4 CNEs for nurses or 4 AHIMA CEUs for Health Information Management (HIM) professionals and 4.50 NAB approved CEs

    What does a participant get when they complete the ICD-10 for Non-Coders?

    Participants receive two certificates at the completion of ICD-10 for Non-Coders:

    • AHIMA CEU certificate for Health Information Management professionals
    • CNE Certificate for Nurses
    • Nab approved CEs
    How long does the certificate last?

    Certificate of completion does not expire.

    How can someone renew their certificate?

    The certificate of completion does not require renewal.

    Is ICD-10 for Non-Coders a certification?

    No, ICD-10 for Non-Coders is a specialized training program with a certificate upon successful completion.

    I am having technical difficulties with ICD-10 for Non- Coders, can you help?

    Please email us at educate@ahca.org.

    For the best user experience we recommend that you use a PC with Google Chrome, Windows and Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser. For viewing videos, please use high speed/broadband internet connect. Wifi is not recommended. Also, please make sure you do not have pop-ups disabled in your internet browser settings.

    Where can I find the handouts for the modules?

    The handouts are located at the top menu bar of the training labeled “handouts”. Each pdf will open in a separate window and excel documents will download and prompt you to open or save the file. 

    How can I pause/ rewind the video? 

     To locate the pause and rewind functions for the video modules, please hover your mouse over the video and the tool bar below will display. You can easily click within the time bar to rewind to a certain time in the video program. 

    image

    Maria N. Ward, MEd, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P

    Director of HIM Practice Excellence for AHIMA

    Maria N. Ward, MEd, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P is a director of HIM Practice Excellence for AHIMA. In her role she provides professional practice expertise to AHIMA members, the media and outside organizations on coding practice issues. She authors and supports AHIMA online ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT coding education and serves as faculty for AHIMA coding workshops, including ICD-10-CM/PCS Academies and Crack the Codes.  In addition, she is a technical advisor for the Association on ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT coding publications.

    Prior to joining AHIMA, Ms. Ward served as HIM Director and Compliance Officer for a small chain of acute care hospitals specializing in inpatient physical rehabilitation and inpatient geriatric psychiatry. She has over 20 years of HIM experience in various roles, including inpatient and physician coding, and medical transcription. As an educator, she was an adjunct faculty member at South Plains College in Lubbock, Texas, and has provided coder training across the country. Additionally, she spent over ten years working in the long-term care industry in HIM and administration.

    Ms. Ward holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor in Healthcare Administration from Wayland Baptist University in Lubbock, Texas, as well as an Associate in Health Information Management from South Plains College in Lubbock, Texas. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and a Certified Coding Specialist for Physicians (CCS-P).

    Click here to purchase your copy of the AHIMA ICD-10-CM Code Book, 2019

  • Understanding the critical role of malnutrition in the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) for Success

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/26/2019

    Efficiency and cost-effective positive nutritional outcomes are critical for success in today’s healthcare environment. CMS will be replacing the current SNF PPS Resource Utilization Group (RUGs) payment model with a new per-diem payment system called the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) beginning on October 1, 2019. It is critical for success that providers understand where key nutrition related diagnoses are included in the PDPM. This session will discuss collaboration with appropriate healthcare professionals to incorporate systems, processes and documentation for successful financial reimbursement of nutrition related services.

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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.

     

    Efficiency and cost-effective positive nutritional outcomes are critical for success in today’s healthcare environment. CMS will be replacing the current SNF PPS Resource Utilization Group (RUGs) payment model with a new per-diem payment system called the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) beginning on October 1, 2019. It is critical for success that providers understand where key nutrition related diagnoses are included in the PDPM. This session will discuss collaboration with appropriate healthcare professionals to incorporate systems, processes and documentation for successful financial reimbursement of nutrition related services.

    Objectives:

    After attending this session attendees will be able to:

    • Identify key components for sustainable success with the CMS Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM).
    • Present key Non-Therapy Ancillary (NTA) Components Diagnostic Criteria and SLP   - Component of Presence of swallowing disorder or mechanically altered diet related to Nutrition.
    • Discuss critical collaborative steps for successful integration of nutrition services into PDPM.

    Presented by:

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

NCAL AHCA