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  • Introducing the AL Cost Calculator

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/15/2018

    The AL Cost Calculator is a new, online tool available exclusively to members of NCAL. This enhanced resident assessment tool will allow assisted living providers to assess how costs are allocated across residents. Member providers will be able to harness this information to make targeted staffing decisions across their entire organizations. Join us for this live release event to learn more about how the AL Cost Calculator can benefit your organization and for an on-screen demo on how to use this new member tool.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

     

    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 AL Cost Calculator is a new, online tool available exclusively to members of NCAL. This enhanced resident assessment tool will allow assisted living providers to assess how costs are allocated across residents. Member providers will be able to harness this information to make targeted staffing decisions across their entire organizations. Join us for this live release event to learn more about how the AL Cost Calculator can benefit your organization and for an on-screen demo on how to use this new member tool.

    Targeted Learners

    Assisted living corporate leadership; administrators/executive directors; directors of nursing

    Learning Objectives

    • Receive an overview of the AL Cost Calculator’s general features
    • Learn how to use the resident assessment tool and calculate monthly costs through a live demonstration
    • Understand how to customize and export the data for your organization’s needs to then make targeted staffing decisions  

    Speakers: 

    Chris Mason, President & CEO, Senior Housing Managers
    Chris Mason is the president & CEO of Senior Housing Managers and a past chair of the NCAL Board of Directors. His company operates assisted living, residential care homes, and nursing centers in Oregon and Washington. Chris’s career in long term care spans 30 years

    Cheryl Field, Chief Product Officer, Prime Care Technologies
    Cheryl Field is the Chief Product Officer at Prime Care Technologies, which
    developed the AL Cost Calculator. She is certified in Rehabilitation
    Nursing and has more than 25 years of experience in professional
    nursing, specializing in rehabilitation in the acute and post-acute
    areas, with a concentration in reimbursement.

  • How to interpret SNF VBP Performance Score reports

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just released on August 2nd, 2018, the SNF VBP confidential reports that contains the payment adjustment factor to be applied to all SNF part A claims on October 1st, 2018 through September 2019. This payment adjustment factor may result in a decrease of up to 2% or increase up to 1.65% in your SNF Part A payments. This short video will use actual reports to discuss how to interpret your adjustment factor. it will also go over the SNF RM rates that will result in a payment cut, no cut as well as a payment increase. resources to access the reports are also provided. The presentation is a short video less than 15 minutes and also has a short set of power point slides as additional resource. Having a copy of your actual report, which you can access through the QIES portal in CASPER will be helpful.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

     

    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.

     

    Important Note: Due to technical formatting, please DO NOT use the Internet Explorer Browser to view the video component within this product.


    Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just released on August 2nd, 2018, the SNF VBP confidential reports that contains the payment adjustment factor to be applied to all SNF part A claims on October 1st, 2018 through September 2019. This payment adjustment factor may result in a decrease of up to 2% or increase up to 1.65% in your SNF Part A payments. This short video will use actual reports to discuss how to interpret your adjustment factor. It will also go over the SNF RM rates that will result in a payment cut, no cut as well as a payment increase. Resources to access the reports are also provided. The presentation is a short video less than 15 minutes and also has a short set of power point slides as additional resource. Having a copy of your actual report, which you can access through the QIES portal in CASPER will be helpful.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Explain how the incentive payment multiplier is calculated and applied to a SNF's part A payments.
    • Utilize the line item reports from CMS on SNF RM measure. 
    • Understand the threshold rehospitalization rates that will impact your SNF part A payments.

    This product is intended for:

    • Administrators & Owners

    Speakers: Dr. David Gifford, Sr. VP of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, AHCA

    David Gifford, MD, MPH

    Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, AHCA

    David Gifford, MD, MPH, is a geriatrician and former medical director of several nursing homes in Rhode Island. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at the American Health Care Association. He helped create the Quality Department at AHCA which assists providers in their quality improvement efforts and works with administration officials on regulations and policies impacting the profession. Dr. Gifford also serves on the Board of the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes campaign and the Baldrige Foundation Board. He is a former Director of the Rhode Island State Department of Health, where he received the National Governor’s award for Distinguished Service Award for State Officials. Prior to that he served as Chief Medical Officer for Quality Partners of Rhode Island where he directed CMS’ national nursing home-based quality improvement effort. He also holds a faculty appointment at Brown University Medical School and School of Public Health. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and conducted his geriatric fellowship at UCLA where he also earned his Master’s in Public Health while a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. 

  • Adoption Aids In Staff, Resident Retention

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Believe it or not, technology adoption equals retention, and even more so in the long term care profession. Here are three ways that technology can positively impact retention.

    Believe it or not, technology adoption equals retention, and even more so in the long term care profession. Here are three ways that technology can positively impact retention.

  • FY19 SNF PPS Final Rule

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/01/2018

    This webinar is on the FY19 SNF PPS Final Rule which includes an overview of changes to the SNF Re-hospitalization Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, IMPACT Act Quality Reporting Program (QRP) as well as the new SNF payment system, the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM).

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

     

    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.

     

  • Patient-Driven Payment Model – An Overview, AHCA Priority Comments, and Outlook for the Final Rule

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/16/2018

    AHCA staff experts will offer an overview of CMS’ proposed Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) and highlight AHCA comment areas that are of most importance to members. AHCA also will provide an outlook for what may be contained in the final rule.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

     

    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.

     

    AHCA staff experts will offer an overview of CMS’ proposed Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) and highlight AHCA comment areas that are of most importance to members.  AHCA also will provide an outlook for what may be contained in the final rule.


    Speakers:

    Mike Cheek
    Senior Vice President, Reimbursement, AHCA

    Dan Ciolek

    Associate Vice President, Therapy Services

  • PBJ and Five-Star

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/10/2018

    This webinar will explain these changes and the impact they will have on your nursing center’s Staffing Star rating.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

     

    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.

     

    CMS has begun 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.

    Speaker:

    Thomas Martin, Senior Director of Research at AHCA
    Urvi Patel, Director of Quality Improvement at AHCA

  • LTC Trend Tracker℠ 101 for Independent Owners (IO)

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/21/2018

    This webinar will go over the basic functionalities of LTC Trend Tracker℠ and how it is useful for IOs.

    Welcome to LTC Trend Tracker℠! LTC Trend Tracker℠ is a ‘one-stop-shop’ to access helpful tools and reports that will assist AHCA/NCAL IOs, those 10 or fewer centers, with providing better quality care. Reports containing Quality Measure Data, personalized publications containing facility specific Five-Star Data, and checking your status on Quality Initiative goals only scratch the surface of the capabilities of LTC Trend Tracker℠. Join us as we dive into this tool and how it is useful for IOs.

    This webinar will go over the basic functionalities of LTC Trend Tracker℠ including the following:
    • Top 5 Utilized Reports
    • Quality Improvement Tools
    • Quality Awards & LTC Trend Tracker℠

    Want to learn more about LTC Trend Tracker℠? Check out our resource center located at www.ltctrendtracker.com for helpful how-to videos and help documents!

    Questions about LTC Trend Tracker℠? Feel free to email the LTC Trend Tracker℠ team at help@ltctrendtracker.com.

    Speakers: Lonnita Belk, Manager of LTC Trend Tracker

    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. 

  • All in the Family

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/17/2018

    Medical directors and medical providers are often treated as visitors to a building. In this webinar we will discuss the value of inviting them to “join the family.” We will discuss how this shift in perspective helps break down many of the traditional barriers to achieving excellent clinical outcomes.

    Topic: The Value of Strong Relationships with the Medical Director and Medical Providers in Achieving Desired Clinical and Performance Outcomes

    Medical directors and medical providers are often treated as visitors to a building. In this webinar we will discuss the value of inviting them to “join the family.” We will discuss how this shift in perspective helps break down many of the traditional barriers to achieving excellent clinical outcomes.

    Victoria Walker, MD, CMD, FAAFP

    Victoria Walker, MD, CMD, FAAFP
    Vice President, Medical Services and Quality System
    The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

    Dr. Walker serves as the vice president of medical services and quality systems for the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society. The Society is a diverse provider, with more than 200 locations in 24 states delivering post-acute, long-term care and a variety of other residential and home-based services. She completed her undergraduate and medical school training in South Dakota, and a family medicine residency in Pennsylvania. Her community practice included care for patients of all ages and in all settings. Dr. Walker developed a special interest in caring for those with dementia with challenging neuropsychiatric symptoms and advanced illness care, and spent several years serving as the medical director and attending physician for specialized gero-psychiatric units before joining the Society.  Dr. Walker is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, an APSA Congressional Health and Aging Policy Fellow, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.  She currently serves as the Committee Chair for the AMDA Clinical Issues Public Policy subcommittee, on the Board of Advancing Excellence in Long Term Care Collaborative, and the Board of the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care.

    Victoria Walker, MD, CMD, FAAFP

    Vice President, Medical Services and Quality System; The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

    Dr. Walker serves as the vice president of medical services and quality systems for the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society. The Society is a diverse provider, with more than 200 locations in 24 states delivering post-acute, long-term care and a variety of other residential and home-based services. She completed her undergraduate and medical school training in South Dakota, and a family medicine residency in Pennsylvania. Her community practice included care for patients of all ages and in all settings. Dr. Walker developed a special interest in caring for those with dementia with challenging neuropsychiatric symptoms and advanced illness care, and spent several years serving as the medical director and attending physician for specialized gero-psychiatric units before joining the Society.  Dr. Walker is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, an APSA Congressional Health and Aging Policy Fellow, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.  She currently serves as the Committee Chair for the AMDA Clinical Issues Public Policy subcommittee, on the Board of Advancing Excellence in Long Term Care Collaborative, and the Board of the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

     

    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

    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

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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 Quality Initiative 2018-2021: What’s New & What it Means for You for Independent Owners (IO)

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/15/2018

    This webinar will provide an overview of progress to date, outline the new goal areas and review strategies and resources to help IOs, those with 10 or fewer centers, 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 IOs, those with 10 or fewer centers, 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 IO success in meeting the identified goals.

     

    Speaker: Lyn Bentley, MSW, Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs of AHCA

    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. 

  • Introducing the New! LTC Trend Tracker SNF VBP Tool

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/23/2018

    Join the LTC Trend Tracker℠ Team as we unveil the new SNF Value Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Predictor Tool! The SNF VBP tool is loaded with the most current publicly reported data and projections derived from that data. Members can create additional projections using their own internal revenue and readmissions data, such as SNF RM rates provided in CMS feedback reports. Using the tool's slider features, members can see the impact of readmissions on their Medicare reimbursement. The tool is equipped to provide insight on multiple years of the VBP program, so do not wait to prepare for payment adjustments in October 2018 and beyond. Act Now!

    Join the LTC Trend Tracker℠ Team as we unveil the new SNF Value Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Predictor Tool! The SNF VBP tool is loaded with the most current publicly reported data and projections derived from that data. Members can create additional projections using their own internal revenue and readmissions data, such as SNF RM rates provided in CMS feedback reports. Using the tool's slider features, members can see the impact of readmissions on their Medicare reimbursement. The tool is equipped to provide insight on multiple years of the VBP program, so do not wait to prepare for payment adjustments in October 2018 and beyond. Act Now!

    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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