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  • "Hot Topics" with “Best Practice” for Food, Nutrition and Dining

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/27/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This session will present an overview of current recommended “best practice” nutritional management of diabetes, pressure ulcers/injuries and prevention and management of malnutrition.

    This session will present an overview of current recommended “best practice” nutritional management of diabetes, pressure ulcers/injuries and prevention and management of malnutrition.

    After attending this session, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the overview and the need for “best practice” in nutrition management and successful outcomes.
    • Recognize current “best practice” recommendations for nutritional management of diabetes, pressure injuries and prevention and management of malnutrition.
    • Identify “best practice” resource for successful facility implementation.

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

  • Behavioral Health and Trauma Informed Care

    Contains 9 Product(s)

    Phase 3 of the RoPs goes into effect on November 28, 2019. AHCA has developed resources to help you navigate the new requirements. This package includes resources applicable to Behavioral Health and Trauma Informed Care.

    Phase 3 of the RoPs goes into effect on November 28, 2019. AHCA has developed resources to help you navigate the new requirements. This package includes resources applicable to Behavioral Health and Trauma Informed Care. Such as:

    • Trauma-Informed Care: How Do I Start
    • Trauma-Informed Care Providing Mental Health Services in Long Term Care
    • Toward Better Behavior: Yours, Mine, and Everyone Else's
    • Sex, Drugs and Rolling Walkers
    • Sexuality and the Resident With Dementia
    • Behavioral Health and Trauma Informed Care Action Briefs (available in Requirements of Participation Action Briefs)
  • Trauma-Informed Care: Quality Assurance and Abuse Prevention Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/04/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This session outlines the development of an effective Quality Assurance system designed to monitor the policies and practices that ensure a well-trained, culturally competent staff who possess the knowledge and skill sets to care for a diverse and complicated resident population. The potential for episodes of abuse and neglect when staff education, training, and oversight are insufficient is a focus of this conversation.

    This session outlines the development of an effective Quality Assurance system designed to monitor the policies and practices that ensure a well-trained, culturally competent staff who possess the knowledge and skill sets to care for a diverse and complicated resident population.

    The potential for episodes of abuse and neglect when staff education, training, and oversight are insufficient is a focus of this conversation. 


    Speaker: Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist

    Barbara Speedling

    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.

  • Success with Current Regulatory Compliance for Food, Nutrition and Dining

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/12/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This session will identify the most current Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) regulatory requirements related to Food, Nutrition and Dining. Tools and resources for successful compliance will be presented for facility management of the LTC survey process.

    This session will identify the most current Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) regulatory requirements related to Food, Nutrition and Dining. Tools and resources for successful compliance will be presented for facility management of the LTC survey process.

    After attending this session, participants will be able to:

    • Discuss significant changes to the Requirements of Participation related to Food, Nutrition and Dining
    • Present facility practices for successful LTC survey management.
    • Identify additional resources available for “Best Practice” and “Regulatory Compliance”.


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

  • Trauma-Informed Care: Behavioral Health Services Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/05/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Ensuring staff understand and can recognize and accommodate the behavioral health needs of residents diagnosed with dementia, mental disorders, addictions, or other complicated psychosocial needs is important to the development of realistic, person-centered interventions. This session provides information and ideas on assessment and care planning, with a focus on the development of therapeutic, non-pharmacologic interventions.

    Ensuring staff understand and can recognize and accommodate the behavioral health needs of residents diagnosed with dementia, mental disorders, addictions, or other complicated psychosocial needs is important to the development of realistic, person-centered interventions.  This session provides information and ideas on assessment and care planning, with a focus on the development of therapeutic, non-pharmacologic interventions. 


    Speaker: Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist

    Barbara Speedling

    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 PDPM Academy 2020 Subscription– Building Optimal Operational Capacities©

    Contains 7 Product(s)

    AHCA’s PDPM Academy 2019 focused on the basic elements and technical aspects of the new patient characteristic-based payment model. In 2020, the AHCA subscription-based PDPM Academy will provide AHCA provider members with in depth on-line education and training on best practice topics and operational capacities key to PDPM success.

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    AHCA’s PDPM Academy 2019 focused on the basic elements and technical aspects of the new patient characteristic-based payment model.  In 2020, the AHCA subscription-based PDPM Academy will provide AHCA provider members with in depth on-line education and training on best practice topics and operational capacities key to PDPM success.  

    Subscribers to the AHCA PDPM Academy 2020 – Building Optimal Operational Capacities© will receive the following benefits:

    1. In-depth education will include six pre-recorded webinars starting in March 2020 with continuing education (CE) credits and accompanied by AHCA-developed guidance, tool kits, or other resources. The six (CE) educational webinars on will be held throughout 2020 as they are completed.  All six educational webinars are included in the $299 2020 PDPM Academy registration fee. The topics include:

    • Holistic Person-Centered Care Planning –This training module will provide possible models for PAC Comprehensive, Person-Centered Care Planning which also align with CMS’ vision for PDPM “holistic care planning” as well as offer insights into the business case for person-centered planning.
    • Getting Older is not for the Weak: An Evidence-Based Approach for Improving Mobility –In this training module, the RESTORE team, a collaborative group of researchers, educators, and professionals within the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program will share an approach for helping providers integrate the latest evidence-based rehabilitation strategies into routine practice.  
    • Effective Care Transitions at Admission and Discharge –PDPM Academy participants will hear in this module from hospital discharge specialists, AHCA members, and home health intake specialists about their approaches to effective care transitions entering and exiting the SNF. 
    • Trend Tracker and Other Sources to Monitor Quality Impact of PDPM – AHCA members can monitor their Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Rehospitalization Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) performance as well as their IMPACT Act Quality Reporting Program (QRP) performance via LTCTT.  In this module, PDPM Academy participants will gain a deeper understanding of key PDPM Quality Measures (QM), how to best monitor them including using of LTCTT.  Participants also will learn about root-cause analysis approaches to address QM challenges.
    • Identifying and Managing Residents with Complex Nursing and NTA Needs – In this module, PDPM Academy participants will learn how members have attracted and retained nursing staff, best practices for staff training on complex care as well as optimal NTA services need identification and care. 
    • Restorative Nursing and Skilled Maintenance Nursing and Therapy – Nearly one-third of SNF resident stays would be eligible for restorative nursing case-mix payment adjustments within the PDPM Nursing Component.  Additionally, new flexibilities in therapy service delivery permitted under PDPM create incentives to develop more effective restorative nursing programs to all Medicare Part A residents, including those on an active therapy care plan.  This module will highlight restorative nursing and skilled maintenance nursing and therapy best practices under PDPM.

    2. Six “live” PDPM Academy Open Discussion Forums (ODF) every other month (one-hour each) starting January 2020, addressing challenging PDPM clinical and billing topics and CMS updates.

    3. Access to AHCA’ library of 2019 and 2020 PDPM Academy materials housed at ahcancalED. 

    These resources are a considerable value to AHCA members.  Private consultancies will charge several hundreds of dollars for the resources and the six hours of CE eligible training on the topics above. 

    Access to all of the benefits, above, is available to AHCA provider member individual employees (or individual contracted employees if registering through the AHCA provider member) via a PDPM Academy 2020 subscription price of $299 including CEs for the entire year. 

    AHCA’s PDPM resources for all provider members in 2019 focused on the basic elements and technical aspects of the new patient characteristic-based payment model and included AHCA developed tools, resources and webinars as well as access to numerous PDPM-related CMS and other public domain resources.  In 2020, the AHCA PDPM Resources Page will continue to provide basic PDPM education all AHCA provider members as listed below.

    The following free PDPM resources will be available to all AHCA provider members:

    • All-Provider member PDPM webinars
      • FY 2021 SNF PPS Proposed Rule Summary (est. May 2010)
      • FY 2021 SNF PPS Final Rule Summary (est. August 2020)
    • New or updated all-provider member tools and resources as they are developed (TBD)
    • Access to CMS and other PDPM-related public-access resources
    • Access to AHCA’s library of 2019 and 2020 all-member materials housed at ahcancalED

    AHCA is offering the following PDPM-Related fee-based products and services in 2020 to support SNF personnel in improving care delivery best practices and in building optimal operational capacities.

    These items are not inlcuded in your PDPM Academy subscription. Each resource will have a separate fee. 

    • PDPM ICD-10 Coding Training (January 2020) (Members and Non-Members)
    • AHCA/AHIMA ICD-10 Training for PDPM – Coder/Clinician 
      • 2020 Full Version (16 Hours & CEs) 
      • 2020 Refresher Version (Hours TBD & CEs) 
    • AHCA/AHIMA ICD-10 Training for PDPM – Non-Coder – 2020 Full Version (4 Hours & CEs) 
    • i-STRONGER Online/Interactive High-Intensity Rehabilitation Program Training for Physical and Occupational Therapy Clinicians (May 2020) (12+ Hours) (Members and Non-Members) 
    • Patient Pathway Platform (P3) Report Subscription (containing local market hospital referral data, SNF LOS data, SNF market PDPM data, and top referring hospital PDPM data) (January 2020) (Provider Members Only) 
    • PDPM Medicare Advantage Education & Negotiation Guidance (release TBD) (Provider Members Only) 
  • Direct Care Staff Role in Preventing the Spread of Novel or Targeted Multidrug-resistant Organisms (MDROs) in Nursing Homes through utilization of Enhanced Barrier Precautions

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/20/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    During this webinar, direct care staff will learn about their role in Enhanced Barrier Precautions, with a detailed discussion of the residents and high-contact resident care activities for which they apply.

    In the United States, nursing homes provide complex medical care to residents at high risk of acquiring multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). Through outbreak responses to novel or targeted MDROs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health partners have found that gaps in infection prevention practices, such as inadequate use of gowns and gloves, contribute to the spread of MDROs. In nursing homes, it can be challenging to implement the contact isolation precautions used in hospitals when caring for patients with MDROs. CDC recently introduced a new approach called Enhanced Barrier Precautions to help address these challenges. Enhanced Barrier Precautions are recommended for preventing the transmission of novel or targeted MDROs in nursing homes involved in a public health containment response. Enhanced Barrier Precautions fall between Standard and Contact Precautions, and require gown and glove use for certain residents during specific high-contact resident care activities that have been found to increase the risk for MDRO transmission.

    During this webinar, direct care staff will learn about their role in Enhanced Barrier Precautions, with a detailed discussion of the residents and high-contact resident care activities for which they apply.

    Specific Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:
    1. Describe the burden of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs).
    2. Describe challenges to preventing MDRO transmission in nursing homes.
    3. Define Standard Precautions, Enhanced Barrier Precautions, and Contact Precautions.
    4. Identify which residents and activities meet criteria for Enhanced Barrier Precautions.
    5. Discuss best practices for implementing Enhanced Barrier Precautions.

    Presenters:
    Nimalie Stone, MD, MS
    Team Lead, Long-Term Care Team
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Kara Jacobs Slifka, MD, MPH
    LCDR United States Public Health Service

  • AHCA Provider Member Webinar on ACO Toolkit

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/19/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    AHCA has launched some new items around ACOs and will be hosting an all member webinar to ask questions based on the materials (power points and pre-recorded webinars) or make recommendations. If you have questions on the information or pre-recorded webinars send an email to phm@ahca.org. If you cannot attend, please proceed with registration as the webinar recording will be made available shortly after the live event concludes.

    AHCA has launched some new items around ACOs and will be hosting an all member webinar to ask questions based on the materials (power points and pre-recorded webinars) or make recommendations.  If you have questions on the information or pre-recorded webinars send an email to phm@ahca.org

    If you cannot attend, please proceed with registration as the webinar recording will be made available shortly after the live event concludes.

    Speakers: Nisha Hammel, Sr Director, Population Health Management and Mike Cheek, Sr. Vice President, Reimbursement Policy

    Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s value-based payment strategy aimed at improving quality and reducing costs.  ACOs are networks of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, coming together to deliver high value, coordinated care and payment for Medicare beneficiaries.  ACOs are financially incentivized to meet quality outcomes and focus on preventative and primary care. The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) is one of CMS’s largest value-based payment models.

     To assist members in navigating the ACO environment and changes, AHCA has developed a revised ACO toolkit to educate AHCA members on how Medicare ACOs work, including

    • the newest ACO models (such as Next Generation ACOs) and new regulatory requirements (such as the Pathways to Success rule), 
    • the role of SNF and PAC in ACOs, and
    • guidance on contracting between ACOs and SNFs.

    The ACO Toolkit is a prerequisite to attending the live webinar. The toolkit includes three (3) modules and two (2) pre-recorded webinars.  The first webinar combines Modules 1 and 2 and the second webinar contains Module 3. 

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  • USP 800 - What you Need To know

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/18/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) published a new standard on hazardous drugs in the healthcare setting on February 2016. The chapter provides standards for safe handling of hazardous drugs to minimize the risk of exposure to healthcare personnel, patients and the environment. General Chapter defines a hazardous drug based on the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) List. NIOSH considers a drug hazardous if it exhibits one or more of the following characteristics in humans or animals: carcinogenicity, teratogenicity or other developmental toxicity, reproductive toxicity, organ toxicity at low doses, genotoxicity, or structure and toxicity profiles of new drugs that mimic existing drugs determined hazardous by the above criteria. This webinar will provide an overview of USP General Chapter standards for handling hazardous drugs in the healthcare setting.

    The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) published a new standard on hazardous drugs in the healthcare setting on February 2016. The chapter provides standards for safe handling of hazardous drugs to minimize the risk of exposure to healthcare personnel, patients and the environment. General Chapter <800> defines a hazardous drug based on the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) List. NIOSH considers a drug hazardous if it exhibits one or more of the following characteristics in humans or animals: carcinogenicity, teratogenicity or other developmental toxicity, reproductive toxicity, organ toxicity at low doses, genotoxicity, or structure and toxicity profiles of new drugs that mimic existing drugs determined hazardous by the above criteria. This webinar will provide an overview of USP General Chapter <800> standards for handling hazardous drugs in the healthcare setting.

     

    Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to explain what USP 800 is.
    2. Participants will be able to describe their role in USP 800.
    3. Participants will be able to implement updates to their current practices to incorporate USP 800 practices.
  • Trauma-Informed Care: Addressing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Webinar

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The new Federal regulations for Trauma-Informed Care challenge long-term care facilities to ensure that they are fully prepared to care for residents with complex clinical needs. This series offers an overview of the regulations and insight into staff education and training, assessment and care planning, and policy development. Assessing and care planning for residents impacted by trauma is a focus of this session.

    The new Federal regulations for Trauma-Informed Care challenge long-term care facilities to ensure that they are fully prepared to care for residents with complex clinical needs. This series offers an overview of the regulations and insight into staff education and training, assessment and care planning, and policy development. Assessing and care planning for residents impacted by trauma is a focus of this session. 

    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.

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