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  • AHCA PDPM Academy 2020 Subscription– Building Optimal Operational Capacities©

    Contains 7 Product(s)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • PDPM ICD-10 Coding Training (January 2020) (Members and Non-Members)
    • AHCA/AHIMA ICD-10 Training for PDPM – Coder/Clinician 
      • 2020 Full Version (16 Hours & CEs) 
      • 2020 Refresher Version (Hours TBD & CEs) 
    • AHCA/AHIMA ICD-10 Training for PDPM – Non-Coder – 2020 Full Version (4 Hours & CEs) 
    • i-STRONGER Online/Interactive High-Intensity Rehabilitation Program Training for Physical and Occupational Therapy Clinicians (May 2020) (12+ Hours) (Members and Non-Members) 
    • Patient Pathway Platform (P3) Report Subscription (containing local market hospital referral data, SNF LOS data, SNF market PDPM data, and top referring hospital PDPM data) (January 2020) (Provider Members Only) 
    • PDPM Medicare Advantage Education & Negotiation Guidance (release TBD) (Provider Members Only) 
  • "Hot Topics" with “Best Practice” for Food, Nutrition and Dining

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

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

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

    After attending this session, participants will be able to:

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

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

  • National Quality Award Silver Series

    Contains 6 Component(s)

    Thank you for your interest in the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program! The Silver Award is the second step in the Quality Award journey. Applicants are required to have received a Bronze Quality Award before applying at the Silver level. Our 2021 series has launched! Modules will be released on an ongoing basis for a total of 10 modules. Please register today! In addition to the Organizational Profile, Silver applicants respond to the seven Baldrige categories and the basic and select overall item requirements within these categories. This allows Silver applicants to begin focusing on the Baldrige Criteria as an integrated management system and provides a clear pathway for recipients moving to Gold. We look forward to sharing the series with our 2021 applicants! If you have questions, please contact qualityaward@ahca.org.

    Thank you for your interest in the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program! The Silver Award is the second step in the Quality Award journey. Applicants are required to have received a Bronze Quality Award before applying at the Silver level.

    Our 2021 series has launched! Modules will be released on an ongoing basis for a total of 10 modules. Please register today!

    In addition to the Organizational Profile, Silver applicants respond to the seven Baldrige categories and the basic and select overall item requirements within these categories. This allows Silver applicants to begin focusing on the Baldrige Criteria as an integrated management system and provides a clear pathway for recipients moving to Gold.

    We look forward to sharing the series with our 2021 applicants! If you have questions, please contact qualityaward@ahca.org.

    A special thank you to our 2021 AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Sponsors:

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    Permission to use, copy and/or distribute any documentation and/or related images from this series shall be expressly obtained from AHCA.

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

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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.

    1.25 CEs will be available upon successful completion of quiz. 

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

  • National Quality Award Gold Series

    Contains 5 Component(s)

    Thank you for your interest in the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program! The Gold Award is the third step in the Quality Award journey. Applicants are required to have received Bronze and Silver Quality Awards before applying at the Gold level. Our 2021 series has launched! Modules will be released on an ongoing basis for a total of 10 modules. Please register today! For the 2021 AHCA/NCAL Award cycle, Gold applicants should respond to the 2019-2020 Baldrige Excellence Framework in its entirety. You should purchase a copy of the Framework at https://www.nist.gov/baldrige/publications/baldrige-excellence-framework/health-care prior to beginning the series. We look forward to sharing the series with our 2021 applicants! If you have questions, please contact qualityaward@ahca.org.

    Thank you for your interest in the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program! The Gold Award is the third step in the Quality Award journey. Applicants are required to have received Bronze and Silver Quality Awards before applying at the Gold level.

    Our 2021 series has launched! Modules will be released on an ongoing basis for a total of 10 modules. Please register today!

    For the 2021 AHCA/NCAL Award cycle, Gold applicants should respond to the 2019-2020 Baldrige Excellence Framework in its entirety. You should purchase a copy of the Framework at https://www.nist.gov/baldrige/publications/baldrige-excellence-framework/health-care prior to beginning the series.

    We look forward to sharing the series with our 2021 applicants! If you have questions, please contact qualityaward@ahca.org.


    A special thank you to our 2021 AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Sponsors:

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    Permission to use, copy and/or distribute any documentation and/or related images from this series shall be expressly obtained from AHCA.

  • CMS’s COVID-19 Performance Payment Program

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/08/2020

    AHCA/NCAL President & CEO Mark Parkinson and CMO David Gifford will review the new rule released on 9/3/2020, discuss resources available to facilities and answer your questions.

    AHCA/NCAL President & CEO Mark Parkinson and CMO David Gifford will review the new rule released on 9/3/2020, discuss resources available to facilities and answer your questions. 

    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members only. 
    How to Register: 
    • 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 pre- 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. 

    To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

  • Infection Prevention and Control Core Practices for Managing COVID-19

    Contains 7 Component(s)

    ​This package includes seven action briefs that focus on five key areas in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each action brief combines two key concepts – infection prevention and control and core practices. Infection prevention and control (IP&C) is an essential component of care in all long-term care centers. Vital to the success of the IP&C program is a set of core practices that are the foundational building blocks for success in every aspect of resident care.

    This package includes seven action briefs that focus on five key areas in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic:

    • Introduction: The Infection Prevention and Control Program/Core Practices Connection
    • Self-Assessment
    • Communication and Documentation
    • Cohorting and Testing
    • Fostering Social Connections
    • Supporting Staff Wellness
    • Infection Control Focused Survey

    Each action brief combines two key concepts – infection prevention and control and core practices. Infection prevention and control (IP&C) is an essential component of care in all long-term care centers. Vital to the success of the IP&C program is a set of core practices that are the foundational building blocks for success in every aspect of resident care. 

    Core practices are a set of principles that revolve around providing reliable, person-centered care and doing the right thing in the right way. High performing health care systems are distinguished by a set of underlying core practices that allow them to effectively put systems in place for reliable care. Implementation of core practices will help make your infection prevention and control program more effective.

    Action briefs are designed to be quick references to help long-term care providers with meaningful implementation and tips. Please reach out to AHCA/NCAL at covid19@ahca.org with any questions.

    This package is free to AHCA/NCAL members

    Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) Version 2

    $450 AHCA/NCAL Members | $650 Non-Members   REGISTER HERE

    AHCA Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) is a specialized course of study for healthcare professionals who desire to serve as Infection Preventionists (IPs) as established in the CMS Reform of Requirements of Participation for Long Term Care Facilities. Through this program, individuals will be specially trained to effectively implement and manage an Infection Prevention and Control Program in a nursing center.

    It addresses both clinical and organizational systems, processes and cultural aspects of infection prevention and control which are fundamental to effectively leading and administering a center’s Infection Prevention & Control program. 

    5 ANCC approved contact hours and 22 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion.

    Infection Prevention & Control in the Post-COVID-19 World

    $199 AHCA/NCAL Member | $249 Non-Member    REGISTER HERE 

    Intended for Nurses, Administrators, Nursing Home Leadership/Management (Clinical & Non-Clinical Leaders). 3 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion.

    3 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion and 3 contact hours for nurses through the Iowa Board of Nursing.

    Basics of Infection Prevention & Control in the Post-COVID-19 World

    Free to AHCA/NCAL members & general public    REGISTER HERE 

    This course is appropriate for all people who work in nursing homes.

  • Understanding Batch Testing with the Quidel Sofia2

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    CMS’ new testing regulations require providers to conduct routine COVID-19 testing of staff and contractors with 48-hour turnaround times. The Sofia2 has the ability to conduct a high volume of tests in a short period of time. This presentation will cover the batch testing functionality on the Sofia2 to help providers meet this new CMS requirement.

    CMS’ new testing regulations require providers to conduct routine COVID-19 testing of staff and contractors with 48-hour turnaround times. The Sofia2 has the ability to conduct a high volume of tests in a short period of time. This presentation will cover the batch testing functionality on the Sofia2 to help providers meet this new CMS requirement. 

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
    • Understand the basics of the Sofia2 system
    • Demonstrate how to conduct batch testing using the Sofia2
    • Learn about documentation capabilities using the Sofia2
    SPEAKERS:

    Allison Leone, New Market Development Director, Quidel Corporation

    Cheryl Miller, Vice President New Market Development, Quidel Corporation

    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members only. 
    How to Register: 
    • 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 pre- register
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site you can create an account here. After doing so, you will be able to register for the webinar. Please note, all new account holders must add their member facility to their account at the time of account creation.

    To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

    Allison Leone

    New Market Development Director, Quidel Corporation

    Allison Leone has a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science and is a certified Medical Technologist through the American Society for Clinical Pathology.  

    Allison’s career has focused on clinical laboratory medicine. She has had the opportunity to view this market through several lenses. She began her career as a bench technologist where she implemented testing, managed laboratories, and deployed system standardization initiatives. After nine years on the clinical side of the business, she transitioned to the supplier side. In this capacity she held a variety of roles including technical applications specialist, sales and marketing management positions. Allison returned to Quidel in 2020, to leverage her clinical and business experience as the New Market Development Director focusing on long-term care, occupational health, and employee health initiatives.

    Allison is excited to be here to share with you the Sofia 2 technology and support the HHS initiative from all angles.

     

    Cheryl Miller

    Vice President New Market Development, Quidel Corporation

    Cheryl Miller holds a Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Miami University and has achieved her CFP (Certified Financial Planner) designation from the College of Financial Planning.

    Cheryl’s career has focused on leading and executing corporate strategy in both the medical and dental markets.  She currently is the Vice President for New Market Development at Quidel Corporation. In this role, she is responsible for the company’s growth strategy that identifies, develops, and commercializes untapped market opportunities within new customer segments. She leads the organizations word of mouth marketing initiatives, leveraging the circle of care from consumer awareness and education to physician testing/reporting.   Cheryl was also named on the Virena patent as a named inventor for the first wireless cloud-based system that aggregates de-identified patient results at near-real time allowing for improved public health surveillance, remote instrument management and consumer disease mapping and education.  She was responsible for leading this new business enterprise around connectivity solutions that integrated instrumentation with data, building an ecosystem delivering critical disease and practice management information to clinical providers, laboratorians, and administrators.

    Prior to joining Quidel, Miller served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at the Brewer Company, General Manager at Hu-Friedy Mfg., Inc., Director of US Marketing at Leica Microsystems and held multiple positions at Abbott Diagnostics including; Capital Equipment Sales and Senior Global Product Management positions. Miller has held numerous volunteer positions at St. Athanasius including Director of Finance, School Board President, Parish Council President as well as a past elected board member of OSAP (Organization for Safety and Asepsis and Prevention).  

  • CMS’s New Testing Requirements for Staff & Residents: What you Need to Know

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    AHCA’s President & CEO Mark Parkinson and CMO Dr. David Gifford will explain the interim final rule released this week, detailing what providers must do to be in compliance and how to successfully implement the new requirements.

    AHCA’s President & CEO Mark Parkinson and CMO Dr. David Gifford will explain the interim final rule released this week, detailing what providers must do to be in compliance and how to successfully implement the new requirements.

    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members only. 
    How to Register: 
    • 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
    • If you have forgotten your password click here

    • If you are new to the site you can create an account here. After doing so, you will be able to register for the webinar. Please note, all new account holders must add their member facility to their account at the time of account creation.

    To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org


  • Therapy Telehealth Across the Healthcare Spectrum: Navigating this New Frontier

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/27/2020

    Review & Discuss Telehealth, Improve patient outcomes and overall patient satisfaction. Rules & Regulations, CMS guidelines review while incorporating various methods of providing skilled care. SNF Engagement, Infection control to outcome; telehealth utilized in various situations for facility needs. AL/IL Engagement, Telehealth can prevent quality of life decline & improve socialization. Future of Rehab,Telehealth in the continuum of care, marketing and utilizing cutting edge care options.

    Review & Discuss

    Telehealth, Improve patient outcomes and overall patient satisfaction.

    Rules & Regulations, CMS guidelines review while incorporating various methods of providing skilled care.

    SNF Engagement, Infection control to outcome; telehealth utilized in various situations for facility needs.

    AL/IL Engagement, Telehealth can prevent quality of life decline & improve socialization. 

    Future of Rehab,Telehealth in the continuum of care, marketing and utilizing cutting edge care options.

    This event is intended for:
    • Administrators
    • BOM
    • Corporate leadership
    • Corporate ownership
    • DONs
    • Executive directors
    • MDS
    • Therapy

    Clare Coleman, CCC/SLP, RAC-CT

    President/COO, Encore Rehabilitation Services

    Keely L Kent, PT, DPT, RAC-CT

    Senior Vice President, Encore Rehabilitation Services

    Kathy Claypool, OTR, MBA, RAC-CT

    Senior Clinical and Quality Specialist, Encore Rehabilitation Services

    Shawn Halcsik DPT, MEd, RAC-CT, CPC, CHC

    Corporate Compliance Officer, Encore Rehabilitation Services

    Todd Haydock MS SLP, RAC-CT

    Divisional Vice President, Great Lakes Division,Encore Rehabilitation Services

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