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  • 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

  • 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

  • Workforce Shortage……Now What?

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/20/2019

    The session will focus on practical strategies in the face of a workforce crisis. Organizational recruitment and retention strategies will be highlighted. In addition, a regional approach for providers working together to effect change in their community will be described.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

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

     

    Step 1

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

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


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

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

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


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

    Step 2

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

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

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

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

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

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


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

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    The session will focus on practical strategies in the face of a workforce crisis.  Organizational recruitment and retention strategies will be highlighted. In addition, a regional approach for providers working together to effect change in their community will be described. 


    Speakers: 

    Cathy Gray, Administrator of Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities

    Cynthia Andrews R.N., M.S.N., D.N.S. Director of Nursing, Assistant Vice President of Seven Hills Pediatric Center

    Cynthia Andrews R.N., M.S.N., D.N.S.

    Director of Nursing, Assistant Vice President, Seven Hills Pediatric Center

    Since January, 2004, Cindy has directed the nursing care for 83 children and young adults who have profound cognitive and physical disabilities along with complex medical needs at Seven Hills Pediatric Center (SHPC) in Groton, Massachusetts.  Her responsibilities include the management of over 140 staff consisting of Nursing Supervisors, RN’s, LPN’s, Infection Control Nurse, MDS Nurse, and C.N.A.’s. During Cindy’s tenure, SHPC has achieved ten consecutive years of deficiency free survey findings, and 5 Star ratings with CMS.

    Cindy received her Associate Degree in Nursing from New Hampshire Technical Institute, and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Fitchburg State University, where she received the Grace Gumma Award with a GPA 4.0 and in recognition of outstanding clinical and academic excellence.  She completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing Executive Leadership from Benedictine University with a GPA 4.0.

    In 2005 Cindy received the Seven Hills Foundation Presidents Award for outstanding service to developmentally challenged individuals, professional duty, and the commitment to the ideals of Seven Hills Foundation. 

    Cathy Gray

    Administrator of Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities

    Cathy Gray has served as Administrator of Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities in Keene, New Hampshire for the past twenty-two years. A Physical Therapist by profession, Cathy transitioned from clinician to administrator while working at a children’s facility in Vermont. She has her Masters in Rehab Education and a Certificate in Healthcare Management. She serves as a Board Member for the Pediatric Complex Care Association and New Hampshire Health Care Association. She currently serves as a member of AHCA’s Developmental Disabilities Committee. Cathy has been Chair of the Monadnock Region Healthcare Workforce group since its inception in 2016.  

  • CMS’ New SNF Payment System & Implications for Medicaid Rate Methodologies

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This prerecorded webinar provides an overview of the new Medicaid payment system for skilled nursing facilities and the implications these changes will have for states that use RUGs to set Medicaid rates.

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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 prerecorded webinar provides an overview of the new Medicaid payment system for skilled nursing facilities and the implications these changes will have for states that use RUGs to set Medicaid rates. 

  • Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Workshop Pre-Requisite Webinar Modules

    Contains 7 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/01/2019

    Estimate 115 minutes of prep time before workshop to view pre- requisite webinar modules, and additional time to review the documents either included in your registration packet, or that you have been requested to download prior to the workshop.

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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 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.

     

    Recorded Pre-Requisite Webinar Modules on:

    a) PDPM Academy Workshop, What to Expect (5 minutes)

    b) PDPM Basics (32 minutes) 

    c) Payment Case Examples (20 minutes) 

    d) SNF Benefit Review & Interaction with Existing SNF Policies/Programs (17 minutes) 

    e) “How-To” Use CMS ICD-10 PDPM Crosswalk Tables (22 minutes)  

    f) Administrator’s Role in PDPM Training (19 minutes)


    Estimate 115 minutes of prep time before workshop to view pre- requisite webinar modules, and additional time to review the documents either included in your registration packet, or that you have been requested to download prior to the workshop. 

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  • Quality Award Application Submission – Step by Step

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/30/2019

    The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program application deadline is on January 31, 2019, at 8 p.m. EST! An application can be submitted regardless of whether or not you submitted an Intent to Apply payment. All applications and payments must be submitted through the Quality Award Portal. Join Quality Award staff for a step by step how to (including live Q & A) on submitting your Quality Award application and payment in the portal.

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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.

     

    Please note this program is being offered at two different days and times. The first program is on January 29th at 3pm ET and the second will be on January 30th at 9am ET. Once you register for this program, you may attend whichever session is most convenient for you.

    The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program application deadline is on January 31, 2019, at 8 p.m. EST! An application can be submitted regardless of whether or not you submitted an Intent to Apply payment. All applications and payments must be submitted through the Quality Award Portal. Join Quality Award staff for a step by step how to (including live Q & A) on submitting your Quality Award application and payment in the portal.              

  • Best Practices for Food Safety

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/28/2019

    In a random audit conducted by AHCA of LTC Surveys throughout the United States there were several common areas being cited under F812 (Food safety requirements for food procurement, storage, preparation, distribution and service in accordance with professional standards.) A series of three videos has been developed to provide an overview of these areas along with “Best Practice” resources to assist providers in regulatory compliance and overall safe food practices.

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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.

     

    In a random audit conducted by AHCA of LTC Surveys throughout the United States there were several common areas being cited under F812 (Food safety requirements for food procurement, storage, preparation, distribution and service in accordance with professional standards.)

    A series of three videos has been developed to provide an overview of these areas along with “Best Practice” resources to assist providers in regulatory compliance and overall safe food practices.

    • Video 1:Egg Safety for Highly Susceptible Populations
    • Video 2: Labeling/dating of foods; food temperatures and sanitizing.
    • Video 3: Proper hand washing /glove usage and requirements for reporting of communicable diseases for staff carrying out the functions of food and nutrition services.

    After viewing the content of each of the webinars attendees will be able to:

    • Understand the regulatory requirements for the commonly cited areas.
    • Describe the US Food Code “Best Practice” recommendations.
    • Identify resources to assist with staff with needed skills, knowledge and competencies.


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

    LTC Nutrition Expert, President-Brenda Richardson, LLC

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

  • The Impact of Quality Incontinent Products on Incontinence Associated Dermatitis and Operational Costs in Skilled Nursing Facilities- Clinical Research Study

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    First Quality Products Sponsored Webinar - Please join Michele Mongillo, RN, BSN, MSN RAC-CT, Senior Clinical Director at First Quality and adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Nursing for a timely education session. Michele will discuss the measurements and outcomes of a 3rd party clinical research study conducted at 3 skilled nursing facilities and the impact of quality products and education on IAD rate, laundry costs and wound care. The presentation will include specific interventions that can be utilized to improve key clinical and operational outcomes in a facility’s incontinence management program. IAD is a precursor to pressure ulcer development and it is essential for nursing staff to implement steps to prevent IAD by utilizing incontinent products appropriately with essential education.

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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.

     

    First Quality Products Sponsored Webinar - Please join Michele Mongillo, RN, BSN, MSN RAC-CT, Senior Clinical Director at First Quality and adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Nursing for a timely education session.  Michele will discuss the measurements and outcomes of a 3rd party clinical research study conducted at 3 skilled nursing facilities and the impact of quality products and education on IAD rate, laundry costs and wound care. The presentation will include specific interventions that can be utilized to improve key clinical and operational  outcomes in a facility’s incontinence management program. IAD is a precursor to pressure ulcer development and it is essential for nursing staff to implement steps to prevent IAD by utilizing incontinent products appropriately with essential education.


    Michele Mongillo, RN, BSN, MSN RAC-CT (Moderator)

    Senior Clinical Director at First Quality and adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Nursing

  • AHCA PDPM MDS Accuracy Toolkit – Resident Classification

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    The AHCA PDPM MDS Accuracy Toolkit – Resident Classification was designed to furnish tools to providers during preparations leading up to PDPM implementation to better understand the specific MDS items and claim information that determine how the five case-mix adjusted component classifications and per-diem payment rates are determined. All members can access template PDPM MDS worksheets (including ~40 new items providers will report on October 1, 2019), template PDPM workbooks that enable manual determination of resident case mix classifications and rates, and a PT, OT, and NTA variable per-diem and RUG-IV rate tables. These tools will permit members to compare the relative impacts of PDPM rates versus RUG-IV rates on current residents, which can help in planning changes in operational and clinical processes prior to PDPM implementation. PDPM Academy Registrants can also access example resident MDS and resident classification workbooks to facilitate team training efforts. Additional tools and resources to be added as developed.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

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

     

    Step 1

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

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


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

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

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


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

    Step 2

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

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

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

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

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

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


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

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    The AHCA PDPM MDS Accuracy Toolkit – Resident Classification was designed to furnish tools to providers during preparations leading up to PDPM implementation to better understand the specific MDS items and claim information that determine how the five case-mix adjusted component classifications and per-diem payment rates are determined.  All members can access template PDPM MDS worksheets (including ~40 new items providers will report on October 1, 2019), template PDPM workbooks that enable manual determination of resident case mix classifications and rates, and a PT, OT, and NTA variable per-diem and RUG-IV rate tables.  These tools will permit members to compare the relative impacts of PDPM rates versus RUG-IV rates on current residents, which can help in planning changes in operational and clinical processes prior to PDPM implementation.  PDPM Academy Registrants can also access example resident MDS and resident classification workbooks to facilitate team training efforts.  Additional tools and resources to be added as developed.

  • AHCA PDPM Hospital Discharge Toolkit

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    The AHCA PDPM Hospital Discharge Toolkit was designed to facilitate the collection of clinical information from the referring hospital prior to admission to better assure that information related to a residents SNF care needs upon admission, and appropriate PDPM case-mix group classification, is obtained and documented prior the end of the residents SNF PPS 5-day assessment reference date. The tools can also be used to help facilitate discussions with referring hospitals regarding how to better coordinate the transfer of health information relevant to PDPM resident classification. All members can access a SNF pre-admission checklist tool and a reference document identifying all MDS item fields that apply to PDPM case-mix adjusted components. PDPM Academy Registrants can also access an additional “High-Impact” MDS items reference document. Additional tools and resources to be added as developed.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

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

     

    Step 1

    image

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

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


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

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

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


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

    Step 2

    image

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

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

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

    Step 3

    image

    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

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

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


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

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    The AHCA PDPM Hospital Discharge Toolkit was designed to facilitate the collection of clinical information from the referring hospital prior to admission to better assure that information related to a residents SNF care needs upon admission, and appropriate PDPM case-mix group classification, is obtained and documented prior the end of the residents SNF PPS 5-day assessment reference date.  The tools can also be used to help facilitate discussions with referring hospitals regarding how to better coordinate the transfer of health information relevant to PDPM resident classification.  All members can access a SNF pre-admission checklist tool and a reference document identifying all MDS item fields that apply to PDPM case-mix adjusted components.  PDPM Academy Registrants can also access an additional “High-Impact” MDS items reference document.  Additional tools and resources to be added as developed.

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