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  • 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. 

  • Outcomes Reporting - Be Ready to Negotiate with a Hospital CFO

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Your clinical data is a powerful gold mine. Are you maximizing it to its fullest potential? This webinar will give you three strategic ways to unleash its power in your organization.

    Your clinical data is a powerful gold mine.  Are you maximizing it to its fullest potential?  This webinar will give you three strategic ways to unleash its power in your organization.  



    Learning Objectives:

    1)  What are outcomes reports? 

    2)  What can outcomes reporting do for me in five strategic ways?

               a.  Re-hospitalization prevention:  attacking and measuring success

               b.  Corporate Compliance:  reporting for requirements in 2012-13

               c.  QAPI:  preparing for upcoming regulations

               d.  Marketing:  creating a 'sales pitch' to win census from hospitals

               e.  Benchmarking: comparing facilities and replicating best practices

    3)  Get concrete ideas from Tanya Procell who will share her best practices.

    Presenters: 

    •  Tanya Procell, RN ADN, Director of Clinical Services for Provider Professional Services

    •  Teresa Chase, President & CEO, American HealthTech

  • Referral Partnerships: A Data-Driven Approach to Cross Continuum Healthcare Coordination

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    With the rise of accountable care organizations (ACOs), readmission penalties, and bundled payment initiatives, providers from across the healthcare continuum are seeking partnerships with long term care organizations to create smoother care transitions and reduce hospitalizations. Attend this exclusive AHCA/NCAL webinar, presented by My InnerView by National Research Corporation, to find out how to use your satisfaction data to position your organization as a preferred referral partner and more easily navigate the new managed care payment system.

    With the rise of accountable care organizations (ACOs), readmission penalties, and bundled payment initiatives, providers from across the healthcare continuum are seeking partnerships with long term care organizations to create smoother care transitions and reduce hospitalizations.

    Attend this exclusive AHCA/NCAL webinar, presented by My InnerView by National Research Corporation, to find out how to use your satisfaction data to position your organization as a preferred referral partner and more easily navigate the new managed care payment system.

    Learning Objectives
    :

    1. Learn how and what to communicate to hospitals, health systems, and home health agencies for potential referrals

    2. Understand what your data is telling you to uncover valuable quality improvement opportunities

    3. Find out why your satisfaction scores open more doors to referrals than proximity or promotional marketing

    Speakers:

    Jason Stevens
    Vice President of Business Development
    National Research Corporation

    Gregg Loughman
    Vice President
    Strategy and Governance

  • Elements for Effective Care Transitions, Ideas and Resources for Post-Acute Care Providers

    Contains 10 Product(s)

    This guide and webinar series identifies four categories of multiple elements that assist in effective care transitions and provides an introduction to ten free AHCA/NCAL webinars that elaborate further on each of these element categories.

    This guide and webinar series identifies four categories of multiple elements that assist in effective care transitions and provides an introduction to ten free AHCA/NCAL webinars that elaborate further on each of these element categories.

  • All member webinar on CMS’ Resident Classification System Version 1 – An Overview and Preliminary Action Steps

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    ​AHCA staff and member experts will provide a technical overview, as well as technical insights into, CMS’ Resident Classification System Version 1 (RCS-1). The proposed patient characteristics-based system is a fundamental departure from the current Resource Utilization Group Prospective Payment System (RUGS IV). AHCA staff and member experts will discuss the overarching RCS-1 goals and features. Presenters also will discuss each new component as well as likely alternations in SNF operations required to deliver services in the proposed system should it be implemented.

    AHCA staff and member experts will provide a technical overview, as well as technical insights into, CMS’ Resident Classification System Version 1 (RCS-1).  The proposed patient characteristics-based system is a fundamental departure from the current Resource Utilization Group Prospective Payment System (RUGS IV).  AHCA staff and member experts will discuss the overarching RCS-1 goals and features.  Presenters also will discuss each new component as well as likely alternations in SNF operations required to deliver services in the proposed system should it be implemented.   

     

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand CMS’ Goals and Overarching RCS-1 Construct
    2. Learn about Each Component and Associated Patient Characteristics
    3. Learn about Member Expert Preliminary Analyses and Steps to Assess RCS-1 Impacts
    4. Outlook for Implementation and Transition from RUGS IV to RCS-1

    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.

     

    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.

     

    Please email educate@ahca.org if you need help or have additional questions. 

  • CMS’ Resident Classification System Version 1 – An Overview and Preliminary Action Steps for NFP

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/27/2018

    AHCA staff and member experts will provide a technical overview, as well as technical insights into, CMS’ Resident Classification System Version 1 (RCS-1). The proposed patient characteristics-based system is a fundamental departure from the current Resource Utilization Group Prospective Payment System (RUGS IV). AHCA staff and member experts will discuss the overarching RCS-1 goals and features. Presenters also will discuss each new component as well as likely alternations in SNF operations required to deliver services in the proposed system should it be implemented.

    AHCA staff and member experts will provide a technical overview, as well as technical insights into, CMS’ Resident Classification System Version 1 (RCS-1).  The proposed patient characteristics-based system is a fundamental departure from the current Resource Utilization Group Prospective Payment System (RUGS IV).  AHCA staff and member experts will discuss the overarching RCS-1 goals and features.  Presenters also will discuss each new component as well as likely alternations in SNF operations required to deliver services in the proposed system should it be implemented.   

     

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand CMS’ Goals and Overarching RCS-1 Construct
    2. Learn about Each Component and Associated Patient Characteristics
    3. Learn about Member Expert Preliminary Analyses and Steps to Assess RCS-1 Impacts
    4. Outlook for Implementation and Transition from RUGS IV to RCS-1

    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.

     

    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.

     

    Please email educate@ahca.org if you need help or have additional questions. 

  • Safely Reducing Hospital Readmissions in Assisted Living

    Contains 4 Component(s)

    Safely reduce hospital readmissions within 30 days of hospital discharges to a rate of 20% or less.

    The Issue

    Hospitalization is disrupting to elderly individuals and puts them at greater risk for complications and infections. Hospitalization also increases the likelihood of reduced functioning on return to the assisted living community.

    Hospital readmissions not only have the potential for negative physical, emotional and psychological impacts on assisted living residents, but also cost the Medicare program billions of dollars.

    Preventing these events whenever possible is always beneficial to residents and has been identified by policymakers and providers as an opportunity to reduce overall health care system costs. The issue has become a top priority for CMS and managed care programs over the past several years.

    Ideas to Get Started

    • Start tracking your hospital readmission rates with LTC Trend Tracker
    • Access INTERACT for Assisted living
    • Monitor days and times residents are being sent to the hospital to look for trends
    • Implement consistent assignment to allow staff to detect changes in a resident’s status
    • Encourage all residents to have advanced directives, and make sure staff are aware of residents’ needs and wishes

    Assisted Living Nursing

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  • Safely Reducing the Off-Label Use of Antipsychotics in Assisted Living

    Contains 8 Component(s)

    Safely reduce the off-label use of antipsychotics to a rate of 15% or less.

    The Issue

    Nearly two out of five individuals in assisted living are living with some type of dementia. For these individuals and as illness progresses, behavior often becomes a key form of communication. This can be challenging for families and staff, and too often, antipsychotic medication is used in an attempt to modify behavior.

    The use of antipsychotic medication to treat behavior associated with dementia is not supported clinically and is considered off-label by the FDA, which issued a “black box” warning for the elderly with dementia. They increase the risk of death, falls and fractures, hospitalizations, and other complications resulting in poor health and high costs. Additionally, antipsychotic drugs are expensive, costing Medicare hundreds of millions.

    The intent of this Quality Initiative goal is to encourage alternative strategies for responding to challenging behavioral expressions in persons living with dementia before considering medications and to ensure that antipsychotic medications, when used, are as appropriate and safe as possible.

    Ideas to Get Started

    • Start tracking your off-label use of antipsychotics with LTC Trend Tracker
    • Make sure staff understand dementia and the disease process
    • Implement consistent assignment, so that staff works with residents closely to understand preferences and communication methods
    • Look for non-pharmacologic interventions to enhance an individual’s quality of life
    • Help educate family members, health care partners, and other community members about the risks associated with off-label us of antipsychotics

    Get other ideas from Granite Ledges in New Hampshire, which used a team approach to decrease off-label use of antipsychotics.



    Dementia Beyond Drugs:Changing the Culture of Care


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