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  • Food and Nutrition Survey: Part 2

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/12/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Learning Objectives: Identify top citations affecting Medical Nutrition Therapy. Take a deep dive into F 692: Nutrition and Hydration. Provide best practice systems to ensure deficiency inspections.

    Once you are logged in, click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen 

    OR 

    Follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

    Surveys are one of the most stressful occurrences in SNF communities, and that's without a pandemic going on!

    This presentation identifies top citations in food and nutrition services including recent F880 Infection Control tags. As states open up annual surveys, this presentation gives you the tools to be ready.

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Identify top citations affecting Medical Nutrition Therapy.
    • Take a deep dive into F 692: Nutrition and Hydration.
    • Provide best practice systems to ensure deficiency inspections.
    Meet the Speaker:
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    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN, President Nutrition Alliance, LLC

    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members only. 
    How to Register: 
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN

    President of Nutrition Alliance, LLC

    Nutrition Alliance, LLC

    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN, is the President of Nutrition Alliance, LLC, founded in 2000.  Nutrition Alliance provides nutrition and culinary consultants in Skilled nursing, assisted living, hospitals and various industries in AZ. 

    Anna has worked in various fields such as research, school food service, acute care, sales and senior healthcare.  She is a dynamic speaker and has presented for several organizations both locally and nationally.  In 2020, her webinars on COVID-19 have garnered over 1000 participants.  Anna has been teaching the Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe) class for the last 20 years.

    She has held various nominated and elected positions and is currently the Sponsorship Chair for the Dietitians in Health Care Communities.

    An innovator and educator, Anna has written and co-authored various publications.  She graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Community Nutrition and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School, where she graduated with distinction.

  • Food and Nutrition Survey: Part 1 & 2

    Contains 2 Product(s)

    Surveys are one of the most stressful occurrences in SNF communities, and that's without a pandemic going on! This presentation identifies top citations in food and nutrition services including recent F880 Infection Control tags. As states open up annual surveys, this presentation gives you the tools to be ready.

    Surveys are one of the most stressful occurrences in SNF communities, and that's without a pandemic going on!

    This presentation identifies top citations in food and nutrition services including recent F880 Infection Control tags. As states open up annual surveys, this presentation gives you the tools to be ready.

    Part 1 Learning Objectives: Webinar, May 13th at 2 pm ET
    • Identify Top SNF Citations in Food and Nutrition Annual Surveys.
    • Discuss F880 citations affecting Food Services 
    • Provide best practice systems to ensure deficiency inspections.
    Part 2 Learning Objectives: Webinar, August 12th at 2 pm ET
    • Identify top citations affecting Medical Nutrition Therapy
    • Take a deep dive into F 692: Nutrition and Hydration
    • Provide best practice systems to ensure deficiency inspections.
    Meet the Speaker: 
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    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN, President Nutrition Alliance, LLC 


    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members only. 
     How to Register:  
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org


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    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN
    President of Nutrition Alliance, LLC
    Nutrition Alliance, LLC

    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN, is the President of Nutrition Alliance, LLC, founded in 2000.  Nutrition Alliance provides nutrition and culinary consultants in Skilled nursing, assisted living, hospitals and various industries in AZ. 

    Anna has worked in various fields such as research, school food service, acute care, sales and senior healthcare.  She is a dynamic speaker and has presented for several organizations both locally and nationally.  In 2020, her webinars on COVID-19 have garnered over 1000 participants.  Anna has been teaching the Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe) class for the last 20 years.

    She has held various nominated and elected positions and is currently the Sponsorship Chair for the Dietitians in Health Care Communities.

    An innovator and educator, Anna has written and co-authored various publications.  She graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Community Nutrition and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School, where she graduated with distinction.

  • Food and Nutrition Survey: Part 1

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/13/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Learning Objectives: Identify Top SNF Citations in Food and Nutrition Annual Surveys. Discuss F880 citations affecting Food Services. Provide best practice systems to ensure deficiency inspections.

    Once you are logged in, click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen 

    OR 

    Follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

    Surveys are one of the most stressful occurrences in SNF communities, and that's without a pandemic going on!

    This presentation identifies top citations in food and nutrition services including recent F880 Infection Control tags. As states open up annual surveys, this presentation gives you the tools to be ready.

    Learning Objectives: 
    • Identify Top SNF Citations in Food and Nutrition Annual Surveys. 
    • Discuss F880 citations affecting Food Services.
    •  Provide best practice systems to ensure deficiency inspections.
    Meet the Speaker:
    image

    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN, President Nutrition Alliance, LLC


    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members only. 
    How to Register: 
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN

    President of Nutrition Alliance, LLC

    Nutrition Alliance, LLC

    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN, is the President of Nutrition Alliance, LLC, founded in 2000.  Nutrition Alliance provides nutrition and culinary consultants in Skilled nursing, assisted living, hospitals and various industries in AZ. 

    Anna has worked in various fields such as research, school food service, acute care, sales and senior healthcare.  She is a dynamic speaker and has presented for several organizations both locally and nationally.  In 2020, her webinars on COVID-19 have garnered over 1000 participants.  Anna has been teaching the Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe) class for the last 20 years.

    She has held various nominated and elected positions and is currently the Sponsorship Chair for the Dietitians in Health Care Communities.

    An innovator and educator, Anna has written and co-authored various publications.  She graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Community Nutrition and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School, where she graduated with distinction.

  • Submitting Comments to CMS on Proposed SNF Payment Rule

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    AHCA/NCAL President & CEO Mark Parkinson will brief the membership on submitting comments to CMS on the proposed SNF payment rule. Our technical experts, Mike Cheek and Kathy Lester will share information about the proposed rule.

    AHCA/NCAL President & CEO Mark Parkinson will brief the membership on submitting comments to CMS on the proposed SNF payment rule. Our technical experts, Mike Cheek and Kathy Lester will share information about the proposed rule. 

    This webinar is available to AHCA members only. 

    How to Register:
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org


    Once you are logged in, click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen 

    OR 

    Follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

  • OSHA COVID-19 National Emphasis Program

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    On March 12, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) implemented a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to ensure employees in high-hazard industries are protected from contracting COVID-19. OSHA will prioritize COVID-19-related inspections involving deaths or multiple hospitalizations due to occupational exposures to COVID-19. In addition, this NEP will focus on protecting workers from retaliation. The NEP includes: Skilled Nursing Facilities, Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities, Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities. This webinar will review the NEP and what it means for AHCA/NCAL members.

    On March 12, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) implemented a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to ensure employees in high-hazard industries are protected from contracting COVID-19.  OSHA will prioritize COVID-19-related inspections involving deaths or multiple hospitalizations due to occupational exposures to COVID-19.  In addition, this NEP will focus on protecting workers from retaliation.  The NEP includes: Skilled Nursing Facilities, Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities, Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities.  This webinar will review the NEP and what it means for AHCA/NCAL members.

    Meet the Speaker:

    Brad Hammock, Attorney at Law, Littler

    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members and non-members. 

    How to Register:
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

  • AHCA & LeadingAge Reform Proposal

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    AHCA/NCAL President & CEO Mark Parkinson will brief the membership on a cobranded AHCA/LeadingAge Reform proposal to present to Capitol Hill

    AHCA/NCAL President & CEO Mark Parkinson will brief the membership on a cobranded AHCA/LeadingAge Reform proposal to present to Capitol Hill.

    This webinar is available to AHCA members only. 

    How to Register:
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org


  • Office Hours: Vaccine Distribution in LTC

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    As the Pharmacy Partnership for LTC is coming to an end, the AHCA/NCAL team will discuss the next phase of vaccine distribution for LTC and share information on the Johnson and Johnson vaccination.

    As the Pharmacy Partnership for LTC is coming to an end, the AHCA/NCAL team will discuss the next phase of vaccine distribution for LTC and share information on the Johnson and Johnson vaccination.


    This webinar is available to everyone. 
    How to Register: 
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Participants will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first.
    • If you are new to the site you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page. Members should identify your company name. You can search by name or zip code.
    • After creating an account and being logged in to the website you will be able to pre-register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

    Once you are logged in, click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen OR 

    Follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Participants will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first.
    • If you are new to the site you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page. Members should identify your company name. You can search by name or zip code.
    • After creating an account and being logged in to the website you will be able to pre-register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

  • Emerging Models: Direct Contracting

    Contains 4 Component(s)

    Direct Contracting (DC) is part of The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) Primary Cares Initiative and was released in April 2019. It is one of the newest Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) risk sharing models built on lessons learned from the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and Next Generation ACOs (NGACOs) and leverages innovative approaches from Medicare Advantage (MA) and private sector risk-sharing arrangements. The design is intended to broaden participation beyond current participants in Medicare FFS risk models by attracting traditional providers new to risk as well as other innovative partnerships/organizations looking to take risk for Medicare FFS beneficiaries.

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    Direct Contracting (DC) is part of The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) Primary Cares Initiative and was released in April 2019. It is one of the newest Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) risk sharing models built on lessons learned from the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and Next Generation ACOs (NGACOs) and leverages innovative approaches from Medicare Advantage (MA) and private sector risk-sharing arrangements. The design is intended to broaden participation beyond current participants in Medicare FFS risk models by attracting traditional providers new to risk as well as other innovative partnerships/organizations looking to take risk for Medicare FFS beneficiaries.

    This module consists of four components: 

    Direct Contracting Brief: three pages, pdf

    Highlights key components of CMS’ Direct Contracting Model options noting opportunities for SNFs

    Direct Contracting Overview: six pages, pdf

    Provides a detailed overview of Direct Contracting including types of participants, payment, beneficiary alignment, quality incentives, and a model timeline.

    Direct Contracting 101: Opportunity for SNF/PAC to Lead Webinar : 60 mins

    Direct Contracting is one of the newest, voluntary Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) risk sharing models aimed at transforming care delivery and moving providers from volume to value. Direct Contracting is based on lessons learned from ACOs and features of Medicare Advantage and encourages participation by organizations serving  dually eligible and complex needs populations. It provides a potential path for innovative SNF/PAC providers to lead in managing risk.  Join this webinar to learn more about Direct Contracting -- key features, participation options, beneficiary criteria, payment and quality, model waivers, and opportunity for SNF/PAC.

     Direct Contracting 201 “Office Hours” Webinar: 60 mins

    This session succeeds the Direct Contracting 101 webinar and offers attendees a brief overview of Direct Contracting including the recently released MCO-based DCE model and a comparison of Institutional Special Needs Plans (I-SNPs) and Direct Contracting. The session is designed to give attendees a greater opportunity to ask questions and receive answers regarding some of the more detailed pieces of the model. 


    Meet the Speakers:

    Tyler Cromer, Principal, ATI Advisory

    Nisha Hammel, Senior Director, Population Health Management, AHCA

  • PHM Innovation Lab

    Contains 6 Product(s)

    Population Health Management (PHM) is a term that describes the application of various interventions and strategies aimed at improving the health outcomes and managing the costs of a targeted group of individuals. Historically population health models have been led by hospitals, health systems, physician groups and large insurance organizations. More recently long-term care (LTC) and post-acute care (PAC) providers have been assuming a leadership role in developing and employing some PHM models. The Population Health Management Innovation Lab has been developed to educate LTC/PAC providers on the different PHM models and opportunities for participation and leadership within them.

    Population Health Management (PHM) is a term that describes the application of various interventions and strategies aimed at improving the health outcomes and managing the costs of a targeted group of individuals.  Historically population health models have been led by hospitals, health systems, physician groups and large insurance organizations.  More recently long-term care (LTC) and post-acute care (PAC) providers have been assuming a leadership role in developing and employing some PHM models.  

    The Population Health Management Innovation Lab has been developed to educate LTC/PAC providers on the different PHM models and opportunities for participation and leadership within them.  

     

    Models covered include:
    Managed Care: Medicare Advantage, Medicaid managed care

    A healthcare delivery system that encompasses care, services and payment and seeks to control costs and enhance quality through the establishment of provider networks and employment of utilization management strategies.

     

    Accountable Care Organizations: Medicare Shared Savings Program, Next Generation ACOs

    Networks of physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers that voluntarily come together to coordinate care and manage the total costs of a defined population, sharing in the financial risks and rewards of performance against benchmarks and on patient outcomes.  ACOs are one of the largest alternative payment models in Medicare, but also exist in Medicaid and commercial payors.  

     

    Bundled Payments: Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BCPI), BCPI Advanced

    A single payment for all care and services provided for a patient over an episode of care.  An ‘episode of care’ is the services performed by multiple providers for a single procedure or medical condition over a specified period of time.

     

    Emerging Models: Direct Contracting

    CMMI continues to push delivery system reform through new and innovative models driving providers into two-sided risk sooner and capitated models.   

    Direct Contracting (DC) builds of lessons learned from the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and Next Generation ACOs and leverages innovative approaches from Medicare Advantage (MA) and private sector risk-sharing arrangements.  CMMI has created different tracks to broaden participation and emphasizes complex, chronically ill and seriously ill populations.


    Provider Networks: Integrated Care Networks

    Providers come together to negotiate value-based reimbursement that focuses on efficiency and quality outcomes.

    The Lab general content includes pre-recorded webinars and/or information briefs on each model.  Future content will include self-assessments, targeted in depth training for your leadership and facilities, roadmaps for initial due diligence and strategic planning. 

  • Reopening Dining: Are we there yet?

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The CMS QSO memo in September discussed guidelines for reopening communities to visitors and communal dining services. As the vaccine is distributed in long term care, residents and staff have long been ready to get back to normal. With the pandemic still in our midst, this session will discuss best practices for dining services, including lessons learned from COVID-19

    Once you are logged in, click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen 

    OR 

    Follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

    The CMS QSO memo in September discussed guidelines for reopening communities to visitors and communal dining services.  As the vaccine is distributed in long term care, residents and staff have long been ready to get back to normal. With the pandemic still in our midst, this session will discuss best practices for dining services, including lessons learned from COVID-19

    Learning Objectives:
    • Discuss current CMS guidance on communal dining
    • Identify conditions and steps to gradually open dining services
    • Discuss best practices used in various dining settings
    Meet the Speaker:

    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN, President Nutrition Alliance, LLC

    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members only. 
    How to Register: 
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN

    President of Nutrition Alliance, LLC

    Nutrition Alliance, LLC

    Anna de Jesus, MBA, RDN, is the President of Nutrition Alliance, LLC, founded in 2000.  Nutrition Alliance provides nutrition and culinary consultants in Skilled nursing, assisted living, hospitals and various industries in AZ. 

    Anna has worked in various fields such as research, school food service, acute care, sales and senior healthcare.  She is a dynamic speaker and has presented for several organizations both locally and nationally.  In 2020, her webinars on COVID-19 have garnered over 1000 participants.  Anna has been teaching the Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe) class for the last 20 years.

    She has held various nominated and elected positions and is currently the Sponsorship Chair for the Dietitians in Health Care Communities.

    An innovator and educator, Anna has written and co-authored various publications.  She graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Community Nutrition and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School, where she graduated with distinction.

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