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  • 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. 

  • 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. If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please contact qualityaward@ahca.org.

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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.

     

    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. If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please contact qualityaward@ahca.org.

    For the 2019 AHCA/NCAL Award cycle, Gold applicants should respond to the 2017-2018 Baldrige Excellence Framework in it’s 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.

    This series can serve as a valuable team building experience for your staff. We suggest that you form an application team that views the videos together and then completes the responses to the criteria as a team effort. This will result in a better application, greater understanding of the foundational elements of quality in your center, and enhanced excitement as your center engages in the program.

    Also, many AHCA/NCAL state affiliates conduct classroom-based workshops each year. Typically, these are facilitated by local Senior and Master Examiners from the program. Many use this series as part of their workshops - contact your AHCA/NCAL state affiliate to see if a workshop is scheduled in your state. 

    Before beginning the application process, you should review the 2019 Gold Application Packet, containing the important program information and instructions. In addition to this series of videos, you'll find many other resources on the Quality Award website.

    As you watch the series, remember that you can always submit questions to qualityaward@ahca.org.

    A special thank you to our 2019 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.

    Paul Grizzell

    Paul Grizzell of Core Values Partners is an international speaker, trainer, and leadership coach who helps his partners focus, align, and accelerate their improvement efforts through effective deployment of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence.  Much of his work is focused on helping mission-focused organizations use the Baldrige Criteria to improve processes - all with an eye toward improving outcomes.  He has also assisted long-term care organizations with refining their AHCA/NCAL Award applications, preparing for site visits, and better understanding performance excellence concepts.  He speaks fluent “Baldrige-geek” and can translate it well to others!

    Paul has been a Judge for the Gold Level of the American Health Care Association Quality Award for five years and trains Senior Examiners for the Quality Award program. He has been involved with Baldrige-based performance improvement since 1997.  Paul is an Alumni Examiner on the Baldrige Award Board of Examiners where has led multiple site visits and trains Baldrige Examiners.  He is also a Judge for multiple state award programs.  He is an Assessor and Licensed Advisor for the European Quality Award. 

    Paul is a contributing author to Insights to Performance Excellence, An Inside Look at the Baldrige Award Criteria, published by the American Society for Quality.

    Paul lives in Woodbury, Minnesota.  He is currently driving his family nuts by trying to implement a self-administered “Baldrige in the Home” initiative.  In spite of this, he has been married to Janice for 31 years.  

  • AHCA Toolkit: ROP Compliance and Ethics Program

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Starting November 28, 2019, nursing centers must have a Compliance and Ethics Program that meet the standards outlined in the Requirements of Participation. Creating an effective program requires advanced planning to have in place the appropriate staff, training, and policies and procedures. This toolkit is a concise summary of the requirements with helpful, practical tips for implementation. It also pulls in best practices from a variety of sources to support providers in building or improving their program. While we wait for interpretative guidelines to provide additional clarity, the information in this toolkit will help providers plan for phase 3 implementation.

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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.

     

    Starting November 28, 2019, nursing centers must have a Compliance and Ethics Program that meet the standards outlined in the Requirements of Participation. Creating an effective program requires advanced planning to have in place the appropriate staff, training, and policies and procedures. This toolkit is a concise summary of the requirements with helpful, practical tips for implementation. It also pulls in best practices from a variety of sources to support providers in building or improving their program. While we wait for interpretative guidelines to provide additional clarity, the information in this toolkit will help providers plan for phase 3 implementation.

    This toolkit is intended for:

    • All nursing homes that must comply with the requirements of participation

    AHCA contracted with Post and Schell to draft this toolkit. Their attorneys have extensive experience representing governmental, proprietary and not-for-profit post-acute and long-term care clients on matters involving a full scope of operational, regulatory and compliance matters

  • 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

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

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

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

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

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

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


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

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

  • The AHCA 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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