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  • Preventing the Spread of Novel or Targeted Multidrug-resistant Organisms (MDROs) in Nursing Homes through Enhanced Barrier Precautions

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    During this webinar, clinicians and facility leadership will learn about 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, clinicians and facility leadership will learn about Enhanced Barrier Precautions, with a detailed discussion of the residents and high-contact resident care activities for which they apply.

    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.

    Speakers: 

    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
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • ACO Toolkit

    Contains 8 Component(s)

    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.

    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 on March 19th. 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. 

    AHCA has launched some new items around ACOs and will be hosting an all member webinar for the member to ask questions based on the review of the materials (power points and pre-recorded webinars) of the ACO Toolkit.

    If you have questions on the information or pre-recorded webinars send an email to phm@ahca.org

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

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

       CLICK TO REGISTER 

  • Life Safety Tips

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The tips are for individual deficiencies which have been frequently cited across the U.S. The tips provided are intended for reference only. If you have further questions, refer to the applicable NFPA Code manuals and/or please contact regulatory@ahca.org.

    The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) require participating skilled nursing facilities to comply with the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association 101-2012 Edition, commonly referred to as the Life Safety Code (LSC) as well as the NFPA 99 – 2012 edition known as the Health Care Facilities Code.  These codes are a comprehensive set of requirements, which provide nursing home residents a high level of safety and security due to the nature of illness, impairment and the inability to self-evacuate in an emergency.

    There are specific occupancy chapters of the LSC which apply to your center.  Facilities certified originally before July 5, 2016 are considered existing and Chapter 19 applies.  Facilities that have been certified after July 5, 2016 are addressed as new facilities and then Chapter 18 applies.  The Life Safety and Health Care Facilities Codes themselves are not all inclusive and often reference other editions of NFPA codes.

    A number of issues have arisen based on the requirements of the NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code.  NFPA 99 establishes criteria for systems in nursing facilities such as gas and vacuum, electrical, etc. The requirements, however, generally are applied only to new construction and new equipment. Several chapters begin with specifying which criteria are applicable to existing facilities. Generally, existing facility systems are permitted to remain, even if they are not in strict compliance with the code, unless the authority having jurisdiction determines that their continued use constitutes a distinct hazard to life. If facilities are consider altering, modernizing or replacing equipment, the ‘new’ system or individual component are required to meet the installation and equipment requirements stated in NFPA 99.

    The tips are for individual deficiencies which have been frequently cited across the U.S.  The tips provided are intended for reference only. If you have further questions, refer to the applicable NFPA Code manuals and/or please contact regulatory@ahca.org. 

  • Holistic Person-Centered Care Planning CE Webinar

    Contains 0 Component(s)

    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.

    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.

    CEs will be available.

  • Getting Older is not for the Weak: An Evidence-Based Approach for Improving Mobility CE Webinar

    Contains 0 Component(s)

    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.

    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.  

    CEs will be available.

  • ​Effective Care Transitions at Admission and Discharge CE Webinar

    Contains 0 Component(s)

    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. ​

    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. 

    CEs will be available.

  • Trend Tracker and Other Sources to Monitor Quality Impact of PDPM CE Webinar

    Contains 0 Component(s)

    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. The Trend Tracker and Other Sources to Monitor Quality Impact of PDPM Webinar​ is only available for AHCA provider members.

    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.

    CEs will be available. 

    The Trend Tracker and Other Sources to Monitor Quality Impact of PDPM Webinar is only available for AHCA provider members. 

  • Identifying and Managing Residents with Complex Nursing and NTA Needs CE Webinar

    Contains 0 Component(s)

    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.

    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.  

    CEs will be available.

  • PDPM Status Updates - for AHCA SNF Members

    Contains 8 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/31/2019

    PDPM Status & Updates Webinar - for AHCA SNF Members

    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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    Click the orange log in button in the upper left hand corner.

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

    Don’t have an account or can’t remember?

    Click the CREATE ACCOUNT button.

    Non-members can create an account with your first, last name and email. 

    AHCA/ NCAL Members - *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 On-Demand Training) For this demonstration, let’s try Webinars- Upcoming Live

    On the “upcoming webinars” page go to a product in which you are interested. Click the green REGISTER button.

    Or click the title of the webinar and you will be redirected to the page where you can view the overview, handouts or resources associated with that product. You can also click REGISTER in the upper right hand corner. The content will be available in your dashboard

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    If the resource you are trying to access is a paid-for product, fill out the registration details and voila! The products are yours to use and can be found in your dashboard.

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

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    The webinars will be recorded and available within 24 hrs after the live date. After registering, you will be notified of the recordings availability. Please note we anticipate large participant numbers. If we are unable to respond to your question due to the number of participants, please direct questions to the pdpm@ahca.org email address. We incorporate questions submitted at the email address into our FAQ documents.

    If you are unable to hear the streaming audio, please check your sound settings and press F5 to refresh your connection. 

  • 2019 AHCA Free PDPM Library of Resources for All Provider Members

    Contains 23 Product(s)

    The 2019 AHCA Free PDPM Library of Resources for All Provider Members offers AHCA provider members with a suite of original content, tools, and training options and resources developed in 2019 to assist providers in how to be successful in implementing the new Medicare Part A PDPM SNF PPS, effective October 2019. NOTE: The archived resources included on this page WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATED. Any updated content will be posted on the 2020 AHCA Free PDPM Library of Resources for All Provider Members page.

    The 2019 AHCA Free PDPM Library of Resources for All Provider Members offers AHCA provider members with a suite of original content, tools, and training options and resources developed in 2019 to assist providers in how to be successful in implementing the new Medicare Part A PDPM SNF PPS, effective October 2019. 

    NOTE:  The archived resources included on this page WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATED.  Any updated content will be posted on the 2020 AHCA Free PDPM Library of Resources for All Provider Members page or other AHCA PDPM-related educational resources.

    This package includes:

    AHCA PDPM Grouper Version 2 (9/19/2019)

    AHCA is releasing an improved PDPM Grouper Version 2.0 with clearer “how to use instructions” as well as a simplified workbook. The AHCA Grouper Tool (“Tool”) was developed to help AHCA members with PDPM implementation and to directionally understand the financial impact of PDPM. Please note the AHCA Grouper tool is not a substitute for the forthcoming CMS GROUPER tool.  Rather, it is intended to help members simulate PDPM payments and probable PDPM performance The user guide explains how to use the grouper tool, along with important model and data considerations. The tool allows the user to input patient-level data and derive estimated PDPM payments for non-interrupted patient stays. The user will be able to use this tool to understand the difference between reimbursement under RUG-IV and PDPM at a patient and facility level.

    • AHCA Grouper Tool Webinar Click here to access.  DOWNLOAD
    • AHCA PDPM Grouper Tool User Guide V2 Click here to access.  DOWNLOAD
    • AHCA PDPM Grouper Tool v2 Click here to access.  DOWNLOAD
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