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  • PDPM Basics for AHCA Provider and Associate Business Members webinar- for ABMs

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    AHCA Associate Business Members have asked AHCA to offer a PDPM Basics webinar to provide an overview of the new SNF PPS Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) as well as highlight the importance of SNFs collaborating with care delivery partners including hospitals and physicians as well as with vendors including therapy contractors and pharmacies. This 40 minute webinar is designed for individuals that have limited knowledge about PDPM. The webinar discusses the basic design of the PDPM payment model as well as discusses changes in operations and clinical processes that will be occurring with the introduction of the PDPM payment model.

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    *Please note* you must add your member facility name to your login

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    From the home page click on a category (Resources, Training, Webinars or On-Demand Training) For this demonstration, let’s try Webinars- Upcoming Live

    On the “upcoming webinars” page go to a product in which you are interested. Click the green REGISTER button.

    Or click the title of the webinar and you will be redirected to the page where you can view the overview, handouts or resources associated with that product. You can also click REGISTER in the upper right hand corner. The content will be available in your dashboard

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

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    AHCA Associate Business Members have asked AHCA to offer a PDPM Basics webinar to provide an overview of the new SNF PPS Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) as well as highlight the importance of SNFs collaborating with care delivery partners including hospitals and physicians as well as with vendors including therapy contractors and pharmacies.  This 40 minute webinar is designed for individuals that have limited knowledge about PDPM.  The webinar discusses the basic design of the PDPM payment model as well as discusses changes in operations and clinical processes that will be occurring with the introduction of the PDPM payment model.  After viewing the webinar the participant will understand:     

    1. Key features of the new Medicare Part A Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) case-mix payment model that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be implementing on October 1, 2019.
    2. How and why PDPM will require SNFs to transform their operational and clinical processes in order to be successful in achieving optimal resident care outcomes in a financially viable manner.
    3. How and why it is critical for SNFs to consider “Win-Win” approaches when approaching care delivery partners to improve communications and service delivery.
  • 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.

    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 2020 AHCA/NCAL Award cycle, Gold applicants should respond to the 2019-2020 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 2020 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 2020 AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Sponsors:

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  • Proposed Rule on Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: Regulatory Provisions to Promote Efficiency and Transparency

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/25/2019

    Member Webinar on Proposed Rule on Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: Regulatory Provisions to Promote Efficiency and Transparency

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

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    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

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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.

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    Almost there!

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    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.

     

    On July 16, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the proposed rule that is intended to ease some of the administrative and paperwork burdens of the Requirements of Participation (RoPs). Click here for a full detailed summary.

    The proposed rule provides a 60-day public comment period that allows AHCA and all of you an opportunity to submit comments to CMS in support of proposed changes that will reduce administrative paperwork burden on your centers and to provide targeted feedback on areas where CMS has asked for additional information and insight, or areas that you believe have the biggest impact on your ability to provide quality care to your residents. We will share additional details on how you can support these proposals via the public comment process.

    Speakers:

    Dr. David Gifford, AHCA SVP of Quality and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Medical Officer

    Holly Harmon, AHCA Vice President of Quality, Regulatory & Clinical Services

    Sara Rudow, AHCA Senior Director of Regulatory Services

    If you have any questions, please send them to regulatory@ahca.org.

  • Sex, Drugs and Rolling Walkers

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/24/2019

    This session offers a variety of ideas for anticipating and developing common sense approaches to these contemporary challenges. Improving staff education and training in behavioral health and developing strategies to address common symptoms and reactions in mental health are a focus of this conversation.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    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.

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    Almost there!

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    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.

     

    As the long-term care industry faces major challenges in regulation, finance, and staffing, the shift in demographics to a younger, more complex, transient population has added another layer of stress.  Resources to develop the type of care and service needed to address issues of long-standing mental disorders, substance use, addictions, and other behavioral health needs are in short supply. This session offers a variety of ideas for anticipating and developing common sense approaches to these contemporary challenges.  Improving staff education and training in behavioral health and developing strategies to address common symptoms and reactions in mental health are a focus of this conversation.

    Learning Objectives:

      At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the impact of the changing demographics in long term care on quality of life and quality of care;
    2. Explain the increasing complexity of social and ethical considerations in matters concerning capacity, advance directives, sexual expression, and medical marijuana;
    3. Develop a well-trained, competent staff prepared to meet the needs of a diverse and ever-changing population.

    Intended Audience: Appropriate to all disciplines and positions

    Speaker: Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist

    Barbara Speedling (Moderator)

    Quality of Life Specialist

    Barbara Speedling Personally dedicated to the creation of meaningful, satisfying lives for all those who rely on another’s care

    An inspirational and motivational speaker, Barbara is an author, educator and management consultant at the forefront of person-centered care. 

    An innovator with more than 30 years of practical experience within the adult care community, she is the expert providers turn to when they want to ensure that the services they provide meet not only the physical needs of their residents, but their emotional and psychosocial needs as well.

    Working from a core belief in the dignity and individuality of all people, Barbara has helped countless adult care communities implement her unique training and education programs that:

     

    • Improve the quality of care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease
    • Bring better quality of life to such residents, as well as to those who live with disease-related dementia, a mental illness, or a brain injury
    • Encourage staffers to use newly developed cultural empathy to form better relationships with those in their care
    • Offer new strategies for promoting harmony among increasingly diverse, younger and assertive populations
    • Open new pathways to maintaining regulatory compliance 
    • Support leadership and organizational development

    In addition to her degree in healthcare administration, Barbara is an accomplished musician and artist.  She uses those talents to develop new and creative ways of reaching out to those who are cognitively diminished.  She was also certified in 2015 by Dr. Susan Wehry as a Master Trainer for the OASIS education program for improved care of residents with dementia.

     

    The author of two books devoted to common sense advice for meeting the holistic needs of an increasingly diverse and challenging community, both Why is Grandma Screaming and Toward Better Behavior:  Yours Mine & Everyone Else’s are now widely distributed to staff members at community, residential and long-term care facilities across the country and in Canada.

     

    Blessed with boundless energy and tireless enthusiasm, Barbara also volunteers in her free time to offer caregiver education and support to families who need it most.  Through her affiliations with local artists and musicians in her native New York City, she also arranges therapeutic music, dance and wellness programming that improves the quality of life for local seniors.

  • Phase 3 Overview Materials

    Contains 6 Component(s)

    Here you will find: RoP Checklist, RoP Playbook, Extracted Final Rule, Implementation Timeline, Recorded Webinar

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    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.

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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.

     

    Here you will find: RoP Checklist, RoP Playbook, Extracted Final Rule, Implementation Timeline, Recorded Webinar

  • Regulatory Updates and CMS Initiatives related to Food, Nutrition and Dining

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/23/2019

    The new survey process has been in place since November 2017 and encompassed extensive changes to survey procedures, survey forms, F-tags, and survey guidance for food, nutrition and dining. On November 28, 2019 - “Phase 3” requirements will go into effect which include several new requirements that nursing homes must implement. This webinar will present the most current revisions to the LTC requirements of participation and survey process related to food, nutrition and dining. In addition, recent “hot topics” emerging from LTC Surveys related to Food, Nutrition and Dining and a general overview of the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) effective will be presented. Learn how to be prepared for successful management of Food, Nutrition and Dining with CMS initiatives.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    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 new survey process has been in place since November 2017 and encompassed extensive changes to survey procedures, survey forms, F-tags, and survey guidance for food, nutrition and dining. On November 28, 2019 - “Phase 3” requirements will go into effect which include several new requirements that nursing homes must implement. This webinar will present the most current revisions to the LTC requirements of participation and survey process related to food, nutrition and dining. In addition, recent “hot topics” emerging from LTC Surveys related to Food, Nutrition and Dining and a general overview of the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) effective will be presented. Learn how to be prepared for successful management of Food, Nutrition and Dining with CMS initiatives.

    Objectives: After attending this session attendees will be able to:

     

    • Understand the most current key changes in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised Requirements for Participation for Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing facilities.
    • Describe the “Hot Topic” areas related to the Appendix PP for food/nutrition/dining.
    • Identify the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) reimbursement system and the importance in prevention and management of malnutrition.


    Presented by: 

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

    LTC Nutrition Expert, President-Brenda Richardson, LLC.

    ACADEMY Finance and Audit Committee 2017-19

    Past Chair, ANDPAC

    Past Chair, DHCC DPG Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND (Moderator)

    LTC Nutrition Expert, President-Brenda Richardson, LLC

    Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND has more than thirty years of proven success in directing multi-million dollar food service and nutrition operations. Brenda is a national lecturer, author/contributing author of many professional books and publications, and serves on state and national offices in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her expertise is in demand as she has successfully assisted healthcare facilities cited with serious and immediate jeopardy deficiencies, achieve and sustain positive nutritional outcomes. Brenda is a Fellow with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves on the Academy Finance and Audit Committee. Brenda has served on the Academy’s IMPACT Act Task Force, the Academy CMS Work Group; the Academy Positions Committee, and is Past- Chair of the Academy’s Political Action Committee (ANDPAC). In 2010, Brenda received the Academy’s “2010 Grassroots Excellence Award” and the Indiana Academy’s 2010 Honored Dietitian Award. In 2016, Brenda was then awarded the Academy’s prestigious Medallion Award for dedication to the high standards of the nutrition and dietetics profession through active participation, leadership and devotion to serving others in dietetics and allied health fields. Brenda has been selected as the Academy’s 2019 Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecturer in recognition of her distinguished career and remarkable contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession Brenda’s practical experience and skills put her in demand for advocating the profession, and professional speaking throughout the country.

  • Medicare Advantage 101

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Jill Sumner, Vice President , Population Health Management of AHCA/NCAL

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    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.

     

    Jill Sumner, Vice President , Population Health Management of AHCA/NCAL

  • Compliance and Ethics Program (Phase 3) – 42 CFR § 483.85

    Contains 15 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/15/2019

    As part of the Requirements of Participation (RoP) Phase 3, nursing centers must have a Compliance and Ethics Program that meets specified requirements. Starting November 28, 2019, CMS and state survey agencies will be authorized to issue survey deficiencies under federal Ftag F895 to centers that do not have an effective compliance program.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    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.

     

    ** In July 2019, CMS proposed several changes that would affect the compliance and ethics section in the Requirements of Participation, including delaying implementation of this requirement for a year from the date the rule is finalized. AHCA recommends providers continue implementing the requirement because it is unknown if or when CMS will finalize the proposal. As of now, the regulations still require providers be in compliance as of November 28, 2019. AHCA will continue to closely monitor and notify members when any changes are finalized. **

    As part of the Requirements of Participation (RoP) Phase 3, nursing centers must have a Compliance and Ethics Program that meets specified requirements. Starting November 28, 2019, CMS and state survey agencies will be authorized to issue survey deficiencies under federal Ftag F895 to centers that do not have an effective compliance program.

    AHCA has created a webinar series and resources to support members in developing or adapting their existing program to meet this requirement. Although the interpretive guidelines have not yet been published (as of September 2019), the RoP Compliance and Ethics Program stems from the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) long-standing guidance for the 7 elements of a compliance program. The numbering and titling of the specific elements within an effective Compliance and Ethics Program can be different, yet the content generally remains the same, with a few specific additions in the RoP. So even though CMS has not yet released guidance for the Compliance and Ethics Program, reviewing existing OIG resources will support a nursing center to develop an effective compliance program overall. This webinar series and the AHCA toolkit offers tools and distills the information into a webinar series to provide practical explanation and tips for how to create or update your compliance program.

     This webinar series are presented by various compliance experts. It includes:

    • Overview
    • A different session on each of the 7 elements for an effective compliance program and how this fits in with the RoP Compliance and Ethics Program
    • The Interdependence between Compliance, Ethics and Quality
    • What Administrators and Compliance Liaisons Need to Know
  • Opioid Use: What Do We Do & How?

    Contains 4 Component(s)

    This multi-part resource offers “Steps to Opioid Reduction” which covers steps by which any center can safely and effectively attempt to reduce opioids in individuals who are on opioids as well as “Appropriate and Safe Use of Opioids As Part of Effective Pain Management” which covers key processes and practices of pain management including (but not limited to) the use of opioids in that context.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    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 use of opioid medications to manage chronic pain is complex and challenging, especially in long-term care and post-acute settings. As the care of individuals with chronic pain in these settings increases, it will be imperative to understand concerns, challenges and opportunities surrounding this issue. This program focuses on the foundation of pain management and how optimal pain management can help prevent opioid abuse.

    This multi-part resource offers “Steps to Opioid Reduction” which covers steps by which any center can safely and effectively attempt to reduce opioids in individuals who are on opioids as well as “Appropriate and Safe Use of Opioids As Part of Effective Pain Management” which covers key processes and practices of pain management including (but not limited to) the use of opioids in that context. 

    Dr. Anna Fisher, DHA, CMDCP, CDP

    Director of Quality and Education. Hillcrest Health Services

    Dr. Anna Fisher,  DHA, CMDCP, CDP, is a Certified Montessori Dementia Care Practitioner and Director of Quality & Education at Hillcrest Health Services and is responsible for quality and education services for assisted living, memory support, adult day services, in-patient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, home health care, private duty, telehealth, hospice, and skilled nursing care. She is also an adjunct professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bellevue University.

    Dr. Fisher is a Clinical Practice Committee Member, Emergency Preparedness Committee Member, and Silver Quality Award Senior Examiner for the American Health Care Association (AHCA) / National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). Most recently, she serves as a leadership member of the Pioneer Network Artifacts 2.0 Advisory Group, Nebraska Culture Change Coalition, and the Developmental Disabilities Aging Coalition.

    In this webinar, Dr. Fisher will discuss QAPI and how health care communities can oversee and review their pain management approaches, including the use of opioids to treat pain as well as the expectations of surveyors and how facilities should address pain issues.

    Dr. Jean Storm D.O., CMD

    Dr. Jean Storm D.O., CMD, currently works at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Institute for Successful Aging where she serves as medical director for several facilities and teaches medical students and residents about LTC. Previously, she worked for Genesis Healthcare as the Regional Medical Director for West Virginia for Genesis, as well as a facility medical director and attending physician for several facilities in the state.

    In this webinar, Dr. Storm will discuss a systematic, reasonable approach to tapering and discontinuing opioids, which has been used successfully for several years to manage diverse patients across multiple nursing home settings

    Dr. Steven Levenson, M.D., CMD

    Regional Medical Director, Genesis Healthcare

    Dr. Steven Levenson, MD, CMD, is Regional Medical Director, Genesis Healthcare and has spent 41 years providing and overseeing care across the long-term and post-acute care continuum, including assisted living, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and long-term acute care hospitals.

    In this webinar, Dr. Levenson will discuss issues related to the indications for opioids and best practices and current thinking about opioid use in acute and nonacute pain.

    Deanna Bokel, RN-BC, RAC-CT, LNHA

    Director of Corporate Compliance for Stonebridge Senior Living

    Deanna Bokel, RN-BC, RAC-CT, LNHA, is Director of Corporate Compliance, StoneBridge Senior Living, and is responsible for the management of the survey performance and CMS requirements of participation for their 18 communities and also oversees the risk management program and is the professional liaison for the organization’s Post-Acute Care Hospital Partnerships.

    Deanna conducts many technical teaching programs with topics that include MDS 3.0 coding, ICD-10 coding, Medicare Compliance, and Risk Management.  Deanna is also a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in Missouri and Arkansas, Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Gerontology, and is a Certified MDS Coordinator.

    She received a certificate in Legal Nurse Consulting from SIU-Carbondale and the Center for Legal Studies. She is active with MHCA, AHCA, HCCA, and the mid-Missouri American Heart Association. She chairs the Survey, Certification, Policy and Quality Improvement for MHCA.  

    Deanna will provide the conclusion of this robust webinar, highlighting key takeaways for effective person-centered and population-based strategies to reduce the risk of opioid use disorders, overdoses, inappropriate prescribing, and drug diversion.

  • Population Health Management

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Jill Sumner, Vice President , Population Health Management of AHCA/NCAL

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

    click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen or follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    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.

     

    Jill Sumner, Vice President , Population Health Management of AHCA/NCAL

NCAL AHCA