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  • The AHCA Quality Initiative 2018-2021: What’s New & What it Means for You for NFP

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/01/2018

    This webinar will provide an overview of progress to date, outline the new goal areas and review strategies and resources to help members achieve the Quality Initiative goals.

    The American Health Care Association (AHCA) has announced new three-year goals as part of its nationwide, multi-year initiative to further improve quality in long term and post-acute care centers. Since the launch of the Initiative in 2012, members have been challenged to meet measurable targets in key areas such as hospitalizations and antipsychotic usage. While significant improvements have been made, more must be done. The next phase of the effort continues to challenge providers to achieve quantitative results in four areas by March 2021. This webinar will provide an overview of progress to date, outline the new goal areas and review strategies and resources to help members achieve the Quality Initiative goals.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review progress to date on AHCA Quality Initiative.
    2. Discuss the new goal areas and the rationale for each selection. 3. Review systematic quality improvement strategies and resources to support member success in meeting the identified goals.

    Speaker: Kiran Sreenivas, MS CPHQ, Research Director of American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living

    If you already have an AHCANCAL account, click the_LOG IN_button at the top right corner of the Home page. There, you will see the familiar AHCA log in screen. Apply your user name and password and you will be redirected to ahcancalED.


    If you are new to the site and are creating an account for the first time, please refer to the attached document: "How to create a new account in ahcancalED". 


    Please note: in order to receive access to this exclusive member benefit, you MUST list your AHCA/NCAL member Facility/ Community/ Company NAME on your account. 


    What if you forgot your password? If you forgot:_click the_LOG IN_button

    at the top right corner of the Home page and you will be redirected to the AHCA log

    in screen. Just below the blue SIGN IN box (toward the bottom of the page) you will see

    a message that says: If you need help retrieving your Username or Password Click HERE.

     

    Need Help? Please email educate@ahca.org for support. 

  • FY 2019 SNF Proposed Payment Rule with Mark Parkinson

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/30/2018

    FY 2019 SNF Proposed Payment Rule with Mark Parkinson

    FY 2019 SNF Proposed Payment Rule with Mark Parkinson

  • F 309 & Antipsychotics?! Compliance?! QAPI?!: Your Integrated Pathway to Dementia Care. Part Five: CNAs - The Keys to Success!

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/03/2013

    AHCA invites CNAs to join this session as we explore ways to respond to state survey teams about the care and support provided to residents with dementia who live in your center.

    CNAs are the backbone of nursing centers and are the key to each center's success. Satisfaction, safety and care are all predicated on their skill, know-how, and compassion. AHCA invites CNAs to join this session as we explore ways to respond to state survey teams about the care and support provided to residents with dementia who live in your center.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Differentiate between behaviors and unmet needs.
    2. Review interventions and ways to individualize care.
    3. Recognize appropriate responses to offer to survey teams about those for whom you care.

    Speaker:

    Mary Tellis- Nayak
    Vice President of Quality Initiatives/Strategic Advisor
    My InnerView

  • F 309 & Antipsychotics?! Compliance?! QAPI?! : Your Integrated Pathway to Dementia Care

    Contains 6 Product(s)

    F 309 & Antipsychotics?! Compliance?! QAPI?! : Your Integrated Pathway to Dementia Care- 6 part Series

    F 309 & Antipsychotics?! Compliance?! QAPI?! : Your Integrated Pathway to Dementia Care- 6 part Series

  • Payroll Based Journal (PBJ)...Mandatory Staffing Data Collection

    Contains 6 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/11/2018

    Here you will find resources to assist you in preparing for the Mandatory Electronic Staffing Data Collection aka Payroll Based Journal. Including a list of vendors that offer solutions such as American HealthTech, eHealth Data Solutions, Kronos, MatrixCare, Muller Prost, OnShift, Prime Care Technologies, and Smartlinx.

    Be sure to log-in using the log-in button in the upper left hand corner of this screen to see all the resources in this series. Your log in is the same as all our AHCA/NCAL products.


    The Affordable Care Act requires CMS to collect electronic staffing data from nursing centers. The Act requires this data to be auditable and verifiable. The information is intended to collect direct care staff (employed and contracted), employee turnover and tenure, and must include census data and case mix.

    CMS developed the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) to collect this data. The first mandatory reporting period began July 1, 2016. More information on PBJ and the manual can be found here. CMS has stated it will release risk adjusted measures on the average hours per resident day by nursing job categories this spring. CMS will also incorporate these measures into your Five-Star Ratings. The exact date of release is not yet known nor it is known when or if there will be a preview period for SNFs.

    On April 6, 2018, the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Quality, Safety and Oversight Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum , "Transition to Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Staffing Measures on the Nursing Home Compare tool on Medicare.gov and the Five-Star Quality Rating System." A brief summary of the information included in the memo is below. 

    • Transition to Payroll-Based Journal Data : Beginning in April 2018, CMS will utilize PBJ data to calculate the staffing measure rating for the Five-Star Quality Rating System.
    • Penalties: Providers with significant issues on their audits or who do not submit data by the reporting deadline will have their staffing star rating reduced to one star. Additionally, starting in July 2018 providers who have seven or more days in a quarter with no RN hours will have their staffing star rating reduced to one star. 
    • Staffing Data Audits: CMS shares some common errors that are found in the audits that providers should work to correct. 
    • Form CMS-671 : On June 1, 2018, centers will no longer be required to complete the staffing section of the form CMS-671.

    Additionally, CMS has posted PBJ data for the third quarter of the calendar year 2017 to the public through a public use file (PUF) posted here. This file contains preliminary data submitted by providers for the third quarter of the calendar year 2017. You can view CMS' previously posted data available here as well for the first and second quarters of the calendar year 2017. CMS will continue to publicly post data for the subsequent quarters.

    Be sure to log-in using the log-in button in the upper left hand corner of this screen to see all the resources in this series. Your log in is the same as all our AHCA/NCAL products.

    Electronic Staffing Data Collection and the Payroll-Based Journal

    Learn the basics and the history of the Payroll-Based Journal.

    View the webinar by clicking on the right hand navigation pane.


    Submit of Face the Consequences: Mandatory Staffing Data Collection Starting July 1st, 2016

    Objectives:

    • Gain an in-depth understanding of the new PBJ requirements
    • Find out what hours to count and what not to count
    • Learn what processes you should implement today to get ready
    • Get Answers to some questions the industry is asking

    View the webinar by clicking on the right hand navigation pane.

    How I plan on Succeeding with Payroll Based Journal

    This webinar is presented by providers who have successfully submitted data to CMS during the voluntary period. They will share the steps they took, the challenges they faced, and the lessons they walked away with. Attendees will get tips on how to successfully prepare their organization to submit the mandatory staffing data and answers to their questions.

    View the webinar by clicking on the right hand navigation pane.


    OnShift's Educational Session

    Learn the ins and outs of the Electronic Staffing Data Collection requirements and best practices to collect, review and submit the required information to CMS. Get credit for the care your organization provides by implementing proactive processes that help get PBJ reporting right. This session includes 30 minutes of educational content and 15 minutes of audience Q and A. Interested? Contact OnShift today.

    Kronos

    Also offers a resource for providers. To learn more about their solution, contact Larry Florio.


    Associate Business Members (ABMs) who currently are engaged in PBJ include:


    American HealthTech**

    Check out this PBJ Webinar.
    Check out this PBJ Video.


    eHealth Data Solutions*

    ezPBJ**

    Click to visit their site.

    Demo Video
    Free Trial


    CliftonLarsonAllen*

    CLA professionals can assist throughout this process by helping you:

    • Obtain a QIES log in
    • Prepare for the initial registration for PBJ
    • Review labor categories your organization currently has established for direct care staff
    • Establish a unique ID for every facility and contracted employee
    • Review your facility's direct care staff in accordance with the established CMS job title code
    • Examine system data for the hire and termination dates of all direct care staff
    • Review time, attendance, and hours worked data, and discuss auditable systems for hours and census reporting
    • Collaborate with your facility to provide reporting assistance as it pertains to all PBJ submission requirements
    • Line up an outsourced solution to assist your organization with this regulatory requirement on an ongoing basis, if appropriate

    Kronos**

    Click to visit their site and check out Kronos Workforce Timekeeper PBJ.


    MatrixCare*


    Mueller Prost**

    Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Reporting Services- click to see what Mueller Prost can do for you.

    Please contact Tiffany Karlin, Partner and Director of Health Care- tkarlin@muellerprost.com / 314-480-1288.


    NOVAtime Technology**

    NOVAtime Technology, Inc. is a leader in the workforce management industry, offering fully integrated timekeeping, leave management, scheduling, & labor analytics solutions designed to meet the needs of any business. NOVAtime’s PBJ module was custom developed to meet CMS’s data specifications and supports flat-file import of data into the CMS PBJ system. Not only does the PBJ reporting module allow for the configuration of the necessary time and attendance details, it also allows for manual entry of the non-payroll based data required in order to generate a report that is fully compliant with Section 6106.

    Check out the resources they have to offer:

    Brochure: Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Reporting 

    White paper: Payroll-Based Journal for Long-Term Care Facilities - Electronic Staffing Data Submission

    NOVAtime's Press release on 1/10/2017


    For more information on NOVAtime and how they can help you with your PBJ reporting and/or streamline your workforce management needs, please contact an authorized NOVAtime reseller, email sales@novatime.com or call 877.486.6682.


    OnShift**

    Click to visit their site.

    “OnShift has been an ideal partner helping us meet the Payroll-Based Journal reporting requirement. OnShift has simplified a very complex process. Their expertise in PBJ combined with user-friendly software has made the process much easier for us. I would highly recommend the use of OnShift to my fellow skilled nursing providers across the country to help them comply with the new PBJ reporting requirements."

    -- Amy Fish, Administrator, Lancaster Rehabilitation Center


    Prelude Services*

    Prelude's Payroll Based Journal solution (PBJ) is a real data management solution. We support multiple data imports to minimize your manual data entry effort, resulting in a single, consolidated submission file to CMS. This PBJ solution was grown from Prelude's Enterprise Reporting (PER) solution which Providers have used for years to track key clinical, financial and employee data across the entire enterprise.

    Click here for more details.
    Learn More about our PBJ Solutions.


    Prime Care Technologies**

    Click to visit their site.

    Check out Time to Automate PBJ Reporting to meet CMS' 3Q 2016 Mandate
    PBJ Reporting Solution
    PBJ Reporting + Submission (with SimpleLTC)
    PBJ On-Demand Webinars (with SimpleLTC and PointRight)
    PBJ Blog: 8 things you can do now to get ready for PBJ reporting


    Smartlinx*

    Click to visit their site.


    StaffScheduleCare**

    Click to visit their site.


    Think Anew

    152 Watford Parkway Drive
    Suite 201
    Canton, MS 39046

    Check out www.pbjsnap.com.


    AHCA does not recommend one vendor over another. Vendors are listed in alphabetical order.

    **AHCA does not attest that these Vendors' solutions are completely able to meet all the of the CMS requirements for submitting data but AHCA members who are vendors have indicated that they have been able to successfully submit data to CMS during the voluntary period working with one of these vendors. There may be other vendors with solutions that are successful as well but we have not heard from members about them. If you are aware of a vendor not on this list please contact Sharon Purvis – spurvis@ahca.org.

    *Vendor claims they have a solution, but AHCA has not heard from a member to verify they have been able to successfully submit data to CMS using the solution.

    For questions, email staffdatacollection@ahca.org

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  • All-member Webinar on PBJ

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/11/2018

    Later this month, CMS will begin using staffing data from the Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) in the calculation of Five-Star ratings posted on Nursing Home Compare. This webinar will explain these changes and the impact they will have on your nursing center’s Staffing Star rating. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

    Later this month, CMS will begin using staffing data from the Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) in the calculation of Five-Star ratings posted on Nursing Home Compare.  This webinar will explain these changes and the impact they will have on your nursing center’s Staffing Star rating.  A question and answer session will follow the presentation.  

    Presenters: 

    David Gifford, AHCA Senior Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs

    Thomas Martin, Senior Director of Research at AHCA

    Urvi Patel, Director of Quality Improvement at AHCA


    Please contact the AHCA PBJ team here with any questions. 

    If you already have an AHCANCAL account, click the_LOG IN_button at the top right corner of the Home page. There, you will see the familiar AHCA log in screen. Apply your user name and password and you will be redirected to ahcancalED.

    Please note: in order to receive access to this exclusive member benefit, you MUST list your AHCA/NCAL member Facility/ Community/ Company NAME on your account. 


    What if you forgot your password? If you forgot:_click the_LOG IN_button

    at the top right corner of the Home page and you will be redirected to the AHCA log

    in screen. Just below the blue SIGN IN box (toward the bottom of the page) you will see

    a message that says: If you need help retrieving your Username or Password Click HERE.

     

    Need Help? Please email educate@ahca.org for support. 

  • So You Think You Might Want to Run for the AHCA or NCAL Board: Everything You Want to Know But Are Afraid to Ask

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/18/2018

    This webinar will explain the application, credentialing and campaign process. It is perfect for those interested in running this year or in future years.

    American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) members in good standing may submit an application for the 2018-19 elections for the AHCA Board of Governors and the NCAL Board of Directors. This webinar will explain the application, credentialing and campaign process. It is perfect for those interested in running this year or in future years.

     

    Speakers:

    Tom Coble, President and CEO, Elmbrook Management Company

    Chris Mason, President and CEO, Senior Housing Managers, LLC

    Katherine Preede, Senior Director, Membership, NCAL

    If you already have an AHCANCAL account, click the_LOG IN_button at the top right corner of the Home page. There, you will see the familiar AHCA log in screen. Apply your user name and password and you will be redirected to ahcancalED.


    If you are new to the site and are creating an account for the first time, please refer to the attached document: "How to create a new account in ahcancalED". 


    Please note: in order to receive access to this exclusive member benefit, you MUST list your AHCA/NCAL member Facility/ Community/ Company NAME on your account. 


    What if you forgot your password? If you forgot:_click the_LOG IN_button

    at the top right corner of the Home page and you will be redirected to the AHCA log

    in screen. Just below the blue SIGN IN box (toward the bottom of the page) you will see

    a message that says: If you need help retrieving your Username or Password Click HERE.

     

    Need Help? Please email educate@ahca.org for support. 

  • Protecting your Tax Exempt Status....It's not just a legal issue

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/16/2018

    Non-profit providers are increasing having to fight with local and state governments to protect their tax exempt status. This presentation will share tips in a non-legal format for non-profit providers to adopt strategies that will protect their tax-exempt status. The presenter is a former C-suite leader of a faith-based long-term care organization.

    Non-profit providers are increasing having to fight with local and state governments to protect their tax exempt status.  This presentation will share tips in a non-legal format for non-profit providers to adopt strategies that will protect their tax-exempt status.  The presenter is a former C-suite leader of a faith-based long-term care organization.

    Speaker: Steven Chies, Lead Consultant of Care Paradigms & President, North Cities Health Care, Inc.

    If you already have an AHCANCAL account, click the_LOG IN_button at the top right corner of the Home page. There, you will see the familiar AHCA log in screen. Apply your user name and password and you will be redirected to ahcancalED.


    If you are new to the site and are creating an account for the first time, please refer to the attached document: "How to create a new account in ahcancalED". 


    Please note: in order to receive access to this exclusive member benefit, you MUST list your AHCA/NCAL member Facility/ Community/ Company NAME on your account. 


    What if you forgot your password? If you forgot:_click the_LOG IN_button

    at the top right corner of the Home page and you will be redirected to the AHCA log

    in screen. Just below the blue SIGN IN box (toward the bottom of the page) you will see

    a message that says: If you need help retrieving your Username or Password Click HERE.

     

    Need Help? Please email educate@ahca.org for support. 

  • The AHCA Quality Initiative 2018-2021: What’s New & What it Means for You

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/12/2018

    The American Health Care Association (AHCA) has announced new three-year goals as part of its nationwide, multi-year initiative to further improve quality in long term and post-acute care centers. Since the launch of the Initiative in 2012, members have been challenged to meet measurable targets in key areas such as hospitalizations and antipsychotic usage. While significant improvements have been made, more must be done. The next phase of the effort continues to challenge providers to achieve quantitative results in four areas by March 2021. This webinar will provide an overview of progress to date, outline the new goal areas and review strategies and resources to help members achieve the Quality Initiative goals.

    The American Health Care Association (AHCA) has announced new three-year goals as part of its nationwide, multi-year initiative to further improve quality in long term and post-acute care centers.  Since the launch of the Initiative in 2012, members have been challenged to meet measurable targets in key areas such as hospitalizations and antipsychotic usage. While significant improvements have been made, more must be done. The next phase of the effort continues to challenge providers to achieve quantitative results in four areas by March 2021. This webinar will provide an overview of progress to date, outline the new goal areas and review strategies and resources to help members achieve the Quality Initiative goals.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Review progress to date on AHCA Quality Initiative.
    2. Discuss the new goal areas and the rationale for each selection. 
    3. Review systematic quality improvement strategies and resources to support member success in meeting the identified goals.

    Speakers:  David Gifford, AHCA Senior Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs


    If you already have an AHCANCAL account, click the_LOG IN_button at the top right corner of the Home page. There, you will see the familiar AHCA log in screen. Apply your user name and password and you will be redirected to ahcancalED.


     If you are new to the site and are creating an account for the first time, please refer to the attached document: "How to create a new account in ahcancalED". 


    Please note: in order to receive access to this exclusive member benefit, you MUST list your AHCA/NCAL member Facility/ Community/ Company NAME on your account. 


    What if you forgot your password? If you forgot:_click the_LOG IN_button

    at the top right corner of the Home page and you will be redirected to the AHCA log

    in screen. Just below the blue SIGN IN box (toward the bottom of the page) you will see

    a message that says: If you need help retrieving your Username or Password Click HERE.

     

    Need Help? Please email educate@ahca.org for support. 

  • The NCAL Quality Initiative 2018-2021

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/10/2018

    The webinar will provide an overview the new goal targets and review strategies and resources to help members achieve the NCAL Quality Initiative goals.

    The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) has announced new three-year goals as part of its nationwide, multi-year initiative to further improve quality in assisted living communities.  Since the initiative’s launch in 2012, NCAL members have been challenged to meet measurable targets to improve resident outcomes and organizational success. The next phase continues this challenge while putting forth another, encouraging assisted living providers to track their progress with these goals through AHCA/NCAL’s data collection tool, LTC Trend Trackersm. The webinar will provide an overview the new goal targets and review strategies and resources to help members achieve the NCAL Quality Initiative goals.
     
    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss the new goals and targets for the NCAL Quality Initiative
    2. Discuss AHCA/NCAL tools and resources to help members achieve the Quality Initiative Goals
    3. Review systematic quality improvement strategies to support member success in meeting the Quality Initiative Goals

    Speakers:
    Howie Groff, President, Tealwood Senior Living
    Gerald Hamilton, Owner, R&G Healthcare Management
    Lindsay Schwartz, Associate Vice President, Workforce and Quality Improvement, AHCA/NCAL

    If you already have an AHCANCAL account, click the_LOG IN_button at the top right corner of the Home page. There, you will see the familiar AHCA log in screen. Apply your user name and password and you will be redirected to ahcancalED.


     If you are new to the site and are creating an account for the first time, please refer to the attached document: "How to create a new account in ahcancalED". 


    Please note: in order to receive access to this exclusive member benefit, you MUST list your AHCA/NCAL member Facility/ Community/ Company NAME on your account. 


    What if you forgot your password? If you forgot:_click the_LOG IN_button

    at the top right corner of the Home page and you will be redirected to the AHCA log

    in screen. Just below the blue SIGN IN box (toward the bottom of the page) you will see

    a message that says: If you need help retrieving your Username or Password Click HERE.

     

    Need Help? Please email educate@ahca.org for support. 

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