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  • SNF Re-hospitalization Program – Independent Owners Preparing for Implementation

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/17/2014

    The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (H.R. 4302; Pub.L. 113-93) included several important provisions for the skilled nursing center industry. Of key importance is a re-hospitalization program. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) will withhold two percent of Medicare fee-for-services payments to skilled nursing centers. In turn, skilled nursing centers will be able to receive these withheld funds by meeting CMS and industry agreed to facility-specific re-hospitalization rates

    The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (H.R. 4302; Pub.L. 113-93) included several important provisions for the skilled nursing center industry. Of key importance is a re-hospitalization program. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) will withhold two percent of Medicare fee-for-services payments to skilled nursing centers. In turn, skilled nursing centers will be able to receive these withheld funds by meeting CMS and industry agreed to facility-specific re-hospitalization rates.

    Learning Objectives
    :
    1. Basics of the SNF Re-Hospitalization Program
    2. Ideas for Preparation Including Use of Long Term Care Trend Tracker
    3. Information on How Some Members Are Preparing for Implementation

    Speakers:

    Mike Cheek
    Senior Vice President, Medicaid & Long Term Care Policy
    AHCA

    David Gifford
    Senior Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs
    AHCA

    Peggy Connorton
    Director, Quality & LTC Trend Tracker
    AHCA

    Holly Harmon
    Senior Director, Clinical Services
    AHCA

  • Update on VA Contracts, VA Provider Agreements, and $10.10 Wage Increase

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/11/2014

    Get your pressing questions answered on issues impacting you as a VA contractor.

    Get your pressing questions answered on issues impacting you as a VA contractor. Presenters include:

    • Daniel J. Schoeps
    Director, Purchased Long Term Services and Supports
    Geriatrics and Extended Care
    VA Central Office

    • Patrick O'Keefe
    Program Analyst (NRCPDS)
    US Department of Veterans Affairs

  • AHCA Payment Reform Training and Materials for State Affiliates – Explaining the Effort to Your Members

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/10/2014

    AHCA will release the Medicare SNF-Only Bundle Proof of Concept paper, a three-page explanation of the proposed payment system suitable for lay persons, talking points on the Payment Reform Task Force and related effort tailored to state affiliates, and FAQs.

    AHCA will release the Medicare SNF-Only Bundle Proof of Concept paper, a three-page explanation of the proposed payment system suitable for lay persons, talking points on the Payment Reform Task Force and related effort tailored to state affiliates, and FAQs. While the materials will provide detail, the documents and webinar also will emphasize the concepts are preliminary and will be thoroughly vetted through all member constituency groups, including a Board of Governors vote before any component is considered AHCA policy.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the Context for Payment Reform
    2. Learn about the Payment Reform Task Force Call to Action and Process
    3. Understand the Basics of the Preliminary Proposals

    Speakers:

    Russ Len
    Jim Gomez

  • ACA Employer Requirements – Are You Ready for January 1, 2015?

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/02/2014

    Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, there have been some administrative delays and a number of regulations published, making it at times challenging for employers (including long term and post-acute care providers) to keep up and comply with the relevant employer shared responsibility provisions that go into effect on January 1, 2015. As an employer, a key aspect of the health reform law is understanding and complying with these provisions. Nicole Fallon of CliftonLarsonAllen will explain what these provisions are, and what you need to do to ensure you are prepared. A timeline of key ACA requirements will be provided, and you will have the opportunity to get your pressing questions answered.

    Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, there have been some administrative delays and a number of regulations published, making it at times challenging for employers (including long term and post-acute care providers) to keep up and comply with the relevant employer shared responsibility provisions that go into effect on January 1, 2015. As an employer, a key aspect of the health reform law is understanding and complying with these provisions. Nicole Fallon of CliftonLarsonAllen will explain what these provisions are, and what you need to do to ensure you are prepared. A timeline of key ACA requirements will be provided, and you will have the opportunity to get your pressing questions answered.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review and gain a better understanding of key employer reporting requirements
    2. Learn more about the employer "shared responsibility" penalties and IRS reporting requirements
    3. Receive a better understanding for determining when an employee is full-time
    4. Learn about key ACA compliance dates

    Speaker:
    Nicole O. Fallon
    Consultant/Director
    Health Care, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

  • Improving Integrity in Nursing Centers

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/20/2014

    This webinar will highlight AHCA/NCAL's new "Fraud and Abuse Toolkit," and help providers untangle the web of fraud and abuse laws and regulations.

    This webinar will highlight AHCA/NCAL's new "Fraud and Abuse Toolkit," and help providers untangle the web of fraud and abuse laws and regulations. The Toolkit focuses on nursing facilities; but much of the information can be helpful to other health care providers, such as assisted living or DD facilities. Provider's comprehensive understanding of the applicable fraud and abuse laws and regulations is important in order to protect patients and payors (including Medicare and Medicaid). Further, an understanding of the fraud and abuse laws and regulations can help facilities protect themselves from potential administrative, monetary, civil and criminal liabilities.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand how to comply with federal fraud and abuse laws and regulations.
    2. Learn how federal agencies and contractors enforce those laws and regulation.
    3. Discover what to do when a government inspector walks in the facility door.

    Speakers:
    Susan Edwards
    Reed Smith

  • Considerations for End of Life Care

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/07/2014

    This session will offer participants a unique framework and an array of strategies to enhance care at the end of a resident's life.

    This session will offer participants a unique framework and an array of strategies to enhance care at the end of a resident's life. Discover ways to invite family members into the conversation, support the wishes of the resident and uphold the sacred trust that is placed in your care.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Identify critical domains and competencies for Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care
    • Examine the process flow map for implementation of Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care
    • Review scenarios that support having "end of life conversations"
    • Contrast the difference between an Advance Care Plan and Advance Directive

    Speakers:

    Sandy Kingsley, Committee Lead
    Marguerite McLaughlin
    Lara Cline
    Loretta Kaes
    Steven Levinson

    Scenarios:
    Sandy Kingsley, Committee Lead
    Steven Biondi
    Lara Cline
    Curt Conrad
    Holly Harmon
    Loretta Kaes

  • How Can I get Beyond the Basics of Hospital Readmission and Become a Preferred Provider?

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/27/2014

    The program briefly explains the impact that Healthcare Reform is having on the healthcare industry on both the acute and post-acute care side. There is a strong emphasis on the importance of accurate data analysis and on implementing potential solutions for facilities. The clinical programs along with the use of cutting edge technology have shown to improve clinical outcomes, allowed centers to become preferred providers for local hospitals and have significantly reduced unnecessary hospital readmissions.

    The program briefly explains the impact that Healthcare Reform is having on the healthcare industry on both the acute and post-acute care side. There is a strong emphasis on the importance of accurate data analysis and on implementing potential solutions for facilities. The clinical programs along with the use of cutting edge technology have shown to improve clinical outcomes, allowed centers to become preferred providers for local hospitals and have significantly reduced unnecessary hospital readmissions.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Discuss the history of hospital readmission and its impact on the industry.
    2. Discuss and analyze the types of data necessary to appropriately measure hospital readmission rates.
    3. Describe potential solutions within your center that will positively affect clinical outcomes.
    4. Describe how progress is measured after implementation.
    5. Discuss measures to ensure continuous quality improvement.

    Speaker:

    Kim Barrows
    Director of Clinical Services at Health Care Management Group

  • Part I: Overview of AHCA/NCAL Clinical Considerations of Antipsychotic Management Toolkit

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/27/2014

    Part I: Overview of AHCA/NCAL Clinical Considerations of Antipsychotic Management Toolkit

    The use of antipsychotic medications is an important topic in healthcare. Antipsychotic medications may be beneficial and may also carry substantial risks. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have implemented new measures, and long term care providers must show efforts to reduce antipsychotic medication use. In this webinar, the presenters will provide an overview of the AHCA Clinical Considerations of Antipsychotic Management Toolkit and how it can assist long term care providers in reducing antipsychotic medication use.



    Learning Objectives:

    1. Summarize recent regulatory changes and national efforts to reduce antipsychotic use.
    2. Understand the key components of the Clinical Considerations of Antipsychotic Management Toolkit and how to encourage use of tools to yield optimal outcomes.
    3. Identify a systematic approach for using processes and documents in the Antipsychotic Management Toolkit to manage and/or reduce antipsychotic medication use.



    Speakers:

    Cathy Lipton
    Holly Harmon
    Anna Fisher

  • Antipsychotic Management Toolkit- Two Part Series

    Contains 2 Product(s)

    Antipsychotic Management Toolkit- Two Part Series

    Antipsychotic Management Toolkit- Two Part Series

  • Using Dashboards to Monitor Metrics

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/30/2014

    Using dashboards to monitor metrics is a way for nonprofit organizations to monitor what is working or not working. Efficiency helps the organization to best utilize available funds. Also many organizations are being requested to provide outcomes to support its mission.

    Using dashboards to monitor metrics is a way for nonprofit organizations to monitor what is working or not working. Efficiency helps the organization to best utilize available funds. Also many organizations are being requested to provide outcomes to support its mission.

    Webinar speaker, Jeanette Bax-Kurtz, is the Director of Not-for-Profit and Regulatory Services for Mueller Prost PC and coordinates the firm's delivery of audit, tax and advisory services to tax exempt and other organizations, including not-for-profit, real estate, construction and healthcare industries. Her knowledge base has been the source of assistance for many directors, trustees, government agencies, owners and legal consultants in solving challenges facing a dynamic environment. Mueller Prost PC is a team of CPAs and business advisors headquartered in St. Louis that is Advising with Vision® to help clients grow and prosper. The firm offers a full range of professional tax, audit, accounting and management advisory services to high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs, closely-held businesses, as well as to non-profit organizations and public companies. For more details, visit www.muellerprost.com.



    Learning Objectives:

    1. Value of Benchmarking
    2. Nonprofit Organization's Challenges
    3. Utilizing Dashboards



    Speaker:

    Jeanette Bax-Kurtz
    Director of Nonprofit and Regulatory Services/Owner
    Mueller Prost LC

NCAL AHCA