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  • HUD ORCF Webinar Presentation Focusing Primarily on Asset Management Matters

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    In a webinar hosted by the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), ORCF will provide a brief overview of the Section 232 program and address some key asset management matters. There is no charge for participation. The recording is available to review.

    In a webinar hosted by the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), ORCF will provide a brief overview of the Section 232 program and address some key asset management matters. There is no charge for participation. The webinar recording is available to review. 

    Presentation topics will include:

    • Understanding participants’ roles and responsibilities
    • Understanding how ORCF works with the Departmental Enforcement Center
    • Understanding Operator financial statement requirements
    • Understanding requirements for a change in Master Lease structure
    • Understanding the requirements for a change in type or level of care
    • Understanding the resumption of REAC inspections
    • Understanding NSPIRE and how it benefits the Borrower/Operator
    • Current event updates and responses to your questions
    Speakers:
    • John Hartung, Director, Policy, Risk Analysis and Lender Relations Division, Office of Residential Care Facilities, HUD
    • Philip Head, Director Asset Management Division, Office of Residential Care Facilities, HUD
    • Rita Dockery, Deputy Director, Asset Management Division, Office of Residential Care Facilities, HUD
    • Angela Collier Mills, Workload Manager, Asset Management Division, Office of Residential Care Facilities, HUD
    This webinar is free and open to everyone.

    Membership to AHCA/NCAL is not required to access the materials however, you will need to create an account to identify your personal access to the materials.

    How to Register: 
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Participants will need to login using their existing ahcancalED email and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account hereAfter creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org


  • Introduction to the AHCA FFS to MA Levels Calculator Presentation (27 mins)

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Introduction to the AHCA FFS to MA Levels Calculator Presentation

    This is available to AHCA members. 
  • FY 2022 Urban Provider Patient-Level MA Risk Calculator

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The AHCA urban provider patient-level MA risk calculator takes three user entered data points to compare the MA plan offered rate for an individual patient with a facility-specific comparable Medicare fee-for-service per-diem rate determined by high or low nursing, therapy, and non-therapy ancillary care needs identified by the Patient Intake or Reassessment MA Risk Classification tool.

    This is available to AHCA members. 

    The AHCA urban provider patient-level MA risk calculator takes three user entered data points to compare the MA plan offered rate for an individual patient with a facility-specific comparable Medicare fee-for-service per-diem rate determined by high or low nursing, therapy, and non-therapy ancillary care needs identified by the Patient Intake or Reassessment MA Risk Classification tool.  The three data points are:

      • Facility Name
      • Facility Wage Index Adjustment Factor 
      • MA Plan Levels Rate Offered

    Providers should only use this file if they know the SNF is located in a county located in a Medicare core based statistical area (CBSA) designated as ‘Urban’.  If uncertain, providers should use the Wage Index Adjustment Factor Lookup Tool to identify the SNF’s rural/urban designation and wage index factor.

  • FY 2022 Rural Provider Patient-Level MA Risk Calculator

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The AHCA rural provider patient-level MA risk calculator takes three user entered data points to compare the MA plan offered rate for an individual patient with a facility-specific comparable Medicare fee-for-service per-diem rate determined by high or low nursing, therapy, and non-therapy ancillary care needs identified by the Patient Intake or Reassessment MA Risk Classification tool.

    This is available to AHCA members. 

    The AHCA rural provider patient-level MA risk calculator takes three user entered data points to compare the MA plan offered rate for an individual patient with a facility-specific comparable Medicare fee-for-service per-diem rate determined by high or low nursing, therapy, and non-therapy ancillary care needs identified by the Patient Intake or Reassessment MA Risk Classification tool.  The three data points are:

      • Facility Name
      • Facility Wage Index Adjustment Factor 
      • MA Plan Levels Rate Offered

     Providers should only use this file if they know the SNF is located in a county located in a Medicare core based statistical area (CBSA) designated as ‘Rural’.  If uncertain, providers should use the Wage Index Adjustment Factor Lookup Tool to identify the SNF’s rural/urban designation and wage index factor.

  • FY 2022 Wage Index Adjustment Factor Lookup Tool

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The AHCA MA patient-level risk calculator requires a provider to know whether they are classified as ‘Urban’ or a ‘Rural’ provider for Medicare payment purposes. For providers that do not know this detail, providers only need to know the county their SNF is located to use this wage index lookup file to quickly find the wage index adjustment factor that applies to the facility.

    This is available to AHCA members. 

    The AHCA MA patient-level risk calculator requires a provider to know whether they are classified as ‘Urban’ or a ‘Rural’ provider for Medicare payment purposes.  For providers that do not know this detail, providers only need to know the county their SNF is located to use this wage index lookup file to quickly find the wage index adjustment factor that applies to the facility.

    The facility-specific wage index adjustment factor is necessary for evaluation of MA levels payment risk in the rural or urban patient-level risk calculator tool.

  • Patient Intake or Reassessment MA Risk Classification Tool

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This simple tool is designed to be utilized at critical decision-making times - Prior to Accepting the Admission – Upon a Significant Change in Care Needs – and – Upon Contract Initiation and Renewal

    This is available to AHCA members.

    This simple tool is designed to be utilized at critical decision-making times - Prior to Accepting the Admission – Upon a Significant Change in Care Needs – and – Upon Contract Initiation and Renewal

    1. Like the SNF PDPM pre-admission process - providers should ask the MA plan and admitting hospital about information necessary to assure that the SNF is able to meet the patient’s care needs.  Special attention should be paid to those patient characteristics and clinical need factors associated with high-cost care needs to best assure that the SNF can provide the necessary level of care as well as receive an appropriate MA plan rate.    
    2. Additionally, some SNF patients admitted for care under MA plan coverage may experience a change in status and require an updated care plan.  Special attention should be made to assess whether the change in care needs is sufficient to justify a request for the MA plan to adjust the patient’s assigned rate ‘Level’.
    3. This tool can provide a quick analysis of the overall risk associated with the proposed reimbursement ‘Levels’.

     This tool differentiates patient care needs for nursing, therapy, and non-therapy ancillary services into high or low categories necessary for evaluation of MA levels payment risk in the rural or urban patient-level risk calculator tool. 

  • Medicare Advantage Fee for Service to Levels Calculator – Overview

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The AHCA Medicare Advantage (MA) Fee for Service to Levels Calculator was developed at member request to permit providers with MA contracts to quickly estimate the per-diem payment rate financial risk associated with: Accepting a new MA admission, and Continuing with a current MA rate, or a MA plan proposed adjusted rate related to a significant change in resident care needs during a stay.

    This is available to AHCA members. 

    The AHCA Medicare Advantage (MA) Fee for Service to Levels Calculator was developed at member request to permit providers with MA contracts to quickly estimate the per-diem payment rate financial risk associated with:

    1.  Accepting a new MA admission, and
    2. Continuing with a current MA rate, or a MA plan proposed adjusted rate related to a significant change in resident care needs during a stay.

    This overview document is designed as a “Read-Me-First” file that includes the following

    • Why should providers use the calculator
    • When should providers use the calculator, and
    • How do providers use the calculator

  • PRF Reporting – Insights and Key Highlights: September Update

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    During this webex, participants will hear from Betsy Rust, an AHCA Board member who also is a highly qualified CPA and Provider Relief Fund expert, discuss the latest HHS PRF Guidance, Overview of PRF Reporting Portal, Example of Submitting a Report Using HRSA Guidance, Top Ten List of To-Dos, Portal Resources and Challenges as well as a preliminary overview of Phase 4 and Rural Distributions.

    During this webex, participants will hear from Betsy Rust, an AHCA Board member who also is a highly qualified CPA and Provider Relief Fund expert, discuss the latest HHS PRF Guidance, Overview of PRF Reporting Portal, Example of Submitting a Report Using HRSA Guidance, Top Ten List of To-Dos, Portal Resources and Challenges as well as a preliminary overview of Phase 4 and Rural Distributions.   

    Speaker: Betsy Rust, AHCA Board Membe

    This webinar is available to AHCA/NCAL members only. 
    How to Register: 
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing AHCA/NCAL username and password first. 
    • Once you are logged in to the website you will be able to register by clicking the green register button at the top of the page. 
    • If you have forgotten your password click here
    • If you are new to the site, you can create an account here. Answer all fields on the create an account page- especially locating your company name. You can search by name or zip code. After creating an account, you will be able to register for the webinar. 

    Need further assistance? Email educate@ahca.org

  • Trauma-Informed Care Training

    Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is a regulatory requirement, but it is also an approach to care that requires specific staff competency as well as a system of care delivery to achieve the intent of the regulation and provide the necessary support to care for residents who may suffer from trauma. This certificate program is designed to provide education that will assist the nursing home providers to implement TIC in their facility with staff who are appropriately trained and competent to care for residents who are at risk for re-traumatization.

    Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is a federal regulatory requirement, but it is also an approach to care that requires specific staff competency as well as a system of care delivery to achieve the intent of the regulation and provide the necessary support to care for residents who may suffer from trauma. Developed in partnership with AHCA, this certificate program is designed to provide education that will assist facility leaders in implementing TIC in their facility with staff who are appropriately trained and competent to care for residents who are at risk for re-traumatization. 

    Following this on-demand workshop, you will be able to:

    • Define Trauma-Informed Care and identify its six key principles
    • Coordinate the IDT to design a process that supports collaboration for Trauma-Informed Care
    • Identify the necessary areas to implement Trauma-Informed Care
    Two certificates can be awarded upon successful completion of the program:
    1. You must have completed at least 80% of the educational activity to be eligible for 5.10 continuing education hours (CEs) from both the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
    2.  You must take and pass the final exam with a score of at least 70% to receive 5.75 continuing education hours (CEs) from the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).
    Cost:

    $350 AHCA/NCAL Members

    $650 Non-members

    This course was developed in partnership with AAPACN.
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    Pamela Truscott, MSN, RN, DNS-CT, QCP

    Director, Clinical and Regulatory Services

    American Health Care Association

    Pamela Truscott, MSN, RN, DNS-CT, QCP is the Director, Clinical and Regulatory Services with the American Health Care Association (AHCA).  She joined the AHCA family in June 2019 and has been actively involved with a variety of education, tools, and resources such as: trauma-informed care, behavioral health, functional outcomes improvement, and infection prevention and control.  Prior to joining AHCA, Pam worked for the Nebraska Health Care Association as the Vice President of Professional Development for seven years.  She is an active member of the American Nurses Association as well as the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nurses.  Pam has over 20 years of long-term care experience and shares a passion for growing education and cultivating new leaders in long-term care.  

    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.

    Denise Winzeler BSN, RN, LNHA, DNS-CT, QCP

    Curriculum Development Specialist

    American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN)

    Denise is a curriculum development specialist for AAPACN. She started her career as a nursing assistant and has served in a variety of roles, including ADNS, DNS, LNHA, regional consultant, and divisional consultant. She has extensive experience in providing clinical oversight, monitoring, and education. She has been instrumental in developing and implementing policies and procedures for multiple long-term care companies. Denise also has over 10 years of experience as a legal nurse consultant, including review of litigation cases and trial appearances. She received her bachelor of science in nursing from Ohio Wesleyan University and her nursing home administrator core of knowledge from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

    Alexis Roam, MSN, RN-BC, DNS-CT, QCP

    Curriculum Development Specialist

    American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN)

    Alexis is a curriculum development specialist for AAPACN. She started her career as a certified nurse assistant and has served in a variety of roles including DNS, MDS Coordinator, and nursing instructor. Alexis was a Program Manager for the QIO, Primaris assisting skilled communities with their quality improvement efforts. During her tenure at the QIO she developed tools, resources, and presented to various stakeholders on a variety of clinical and workplace topics. Alexis has served as a regional nurse and a clinical consultant assisting skilled communities with clinical operations, compliance, and risk management. She is passionate about post-acute care and has held a board member position with her state AHCA affiliate and her state’s board of nursing home administrators. Alexis also teaches a leadership development program for the University of Missouri. 

  • Creating Inclusive Communities for LGBTQI and HIV+ Older Adults: for Facilities

    Contains 9 Component(s)

    Creating Inclusive Communities for LGBTQI and HIV+ Older Adults

    What are some of the unique concerns, needs, and strengths of your residents who are also lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender? How can your staff make sure that all residents, including LGBT people, are safe and affirmed in your community? This training will cover the key information and skills that are key to creating an inclusive environment. We will focus on terminology, the history of the LGBT experience, and common questions and scenarios to make sure your staff is skilled at LGBT cultural competency. 

    After completing this online learning module, participants will be able to: 

    • Describe the unique needs of LGBT older adults. 
    • Provide reasons why LGBT older adults may hide their LGBT identities, or be fearful of accessing services.
    • Identify practices to create a more welcoming and supportive environment

    Creating Inclusive Communities for LGBT Older Adults is applicable to staff working in any type of senior living setting, in all 50 states. If your state has specific training requirements please view the supplemental materials. 

    Supplemental state materials are available for California, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C. 

     If you have questions or require information specific to your state not listed here – please contact educate@ahca.org

    No CEs available upon completion. 

    Facility registrations last for 18 months 
    To determine your facility’s FTE (full-time employee equivalent), use the same FTE number that your facility reports/calculates annually under the Affordable Care Act.
    AHCA/NCAL Member Pricing: 

    1 - 25 FTE: $400.00

    Contact AHCA to register groups 26 + 

    26 - 50 FTE: $750.00 

    51 - 100 FTE: $1,000.00

    101 - 150 FTE: $1,250.00

    151 - 200 FTE: $1,500.00

    201+ FTE: Contact AHCA for pricing, educate@ahca.org


    This course was developed in partnership with Sage. 

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