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  • Replacing RUGs – CMS’ New SNF Payment System & How to Get Ready (a video recording from the 2019 AHCA Convention Intensive)

    Contains 9 Component(s), 4.00 credits offered Recorded On: 10/10/2018

    The Patient-Drive Payment Model (PDPM) is now final with implementation scheduled for October 2019. AHCA’s educational approach to PDPM will be to offer a holistic picture of how PDPM impacts SNFs and will incorporate PDPM interactions with: • Requirements of Participation, • Survey and Licensure, • SNF Re-Hospitalization Measure Value-Based Purchasing, • IMPACT Act Quality Reporting Program, and • Other payers’ (Medicare Advantage and Medicaid) and their probable responses to PDPM. In addition to in-depth training on the PDPM final rule, a member’s only tool kit will be introduced that will contain the core competencies framework and a readiness review tool that will help you track your operational readiness for PDPM. The intensive will also cover data gathered from 12 companies testing impacts of PDPM and provide hospital and discharge pattern data that could be helpful in member markets. Finally, a panel discussion of AHCA members will discuss opportunities and potential pitfalls for SNFs as they consider operational changes necessary to be successful under PDPM.

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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 Patient-Drive Payment Model (PDPM) is now final with implementation scheduled for October 2019. AHCA’s educational approach to PDPM will be to offer a holistic picture of how PDPM impacts SNFs and will incorporate PDPM interactions with: • Requirements of Participation, • Survey and Licensure, • SNF Re-Hospitalization Measure Value-Based Purchasing, • IMPACT Act Quality Reporting Program, and • Other payers’ (Medicare Advantage and Medicaid) and their probable responses to PDPM. In addition to in-depth training on the PDPM final rule, a member’s only tool kit will be introduced that will contain the core competencies framework and a readiness review tool that will help you track your operational readiness for PDPM. The intensive will also cover data gathered from 12 companies testing impacts of PDPM and provide hospital and discharge pattern data that could be helpful in member markets. Finally, a panel discussion of AHCA members will discuss opportunities and potential pitfalls for SNFs as they consider operational changes necessary to be successful under PDPM. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss how Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) will impact MDS assessments and claim payment components
    • Describe how PDPM will require changes to current SNF operations
    • Explain how facilities are preparing for PDPM implementation

    Speakers:

    Mike Cheek – Senior Vice President, Reimbursement & Legal Affairs, AHCA/NCAL

    Daniel E. Ciolek, PT, MS, PMP – Associate Vice President, Therapy Advocacy, American Health Care Association

    Robin L. Hillier, CPA, STNA, LNHA, RAC-MT – Director Reimbursement and Quality Metrics, Welcome Nursing Home

    Nate Ovenden, RAC-CT – Senior Medicare & Managed Care Consultant, Good Samaritan Society

    Deb Bielek, MS CCC SLP – Therapy Resource Education and Programs, Ensign Services, Inc.

    Anne Tumlinson – CEO, Anne Tumlinson Innovations, LLC

    Francine Rainer, MA, CCC-SLP – Senior Vice President, Reimbursement, PruittHealth

    Session Price: $199 for AHCA members only

    CEs Available: Up to 4 NAB approved CEs are available.

    • 2 CEs available after completing Part 1. 
    • 4 CEs are available if you complete recording in its entirety. 

    Mike Cheek

    Senior Vice President, Reimbursement Policy and Legal Affairs, AHCA

    Mike Cheek is the Senior Vice President for Reimbursement Policy and Legal Affairs. Before joining AHCA/NCAL, Mike was the long term care director for the District of Columbia Medicaid agency in the Fenty administration. Before joining AHCA/NCAL, Mike also worked as a consultant at The Lewin Group and Avalere Health with clients such as health plans, post-acute and long term care organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and states. Mike also worked extensively with state agencies. He was the deputy director with the association of state aging agencies and was the lead staff person on eligibility and long term care with the National Association of Medicaid Directors. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science from the College of William and Mary.

    Daniel Ciolek, PT, MS, PMP

    Associate Vice President, Therapy Services, AHCA

    Dan Ciolek is the Associate Vice President of Therapy Advocacy with the American Health Care Association. Mr. Ciolek's clinical and healthcare policy experience spans 30 years. He has practiced as a physical therapist clinician, manager, and business owner in a variety of settings including acute inpatient, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility, home health, outpatient, and industrial health. He previously earned the Geriatric Physical Therapy Specialist certification, and is currently a certified Project Management Professional. Before joining AHCA in 2013, Dan served in the Subject Matter Expert and Project Manager capacities in numerous Centers for Medicare and Medicaid contracts. Specific to therapy services, Dan's CMS work has included: national outpatient therapy utilization analysis for PT, OT, and SLP services; medical review; workgroup facilitation; development of policy recommendations; development of Medicare Learning Network and 1-800-Medicare content, and Physician Quality Reporting System reporting enhancements.  Additionally, Dan has contributed to therapy health policy activities at the University, State, Chapter and National levels. These activities included: elected and appointed positions; adjunct faculty/lecturer; author of professional articles; invited speaker; technical expert panelist, and invited contributor of health policy concepts to professional and provider organizations. Dan's advocacy efforts have been recognized through his receipt of two national professional awards for Policy Making and Advocacy for Older Adults. Overall, Dan is recognized as a leading expert in therapy policy and research, including a focus on reimbursement issues. His efforts have contributed directly to numerous Medicare policy changes. 

    Robin L. Hillier, CPA, STNA, LNHA, RAC-MT

    Director Reimbursement and Quality Metrics, Welcome Nursing Home

    Robin L. Hillier is a healthcare executive dedicated to post-acute and long term care. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a State Tested Nursing Assistant, a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, and is Resident Assessment Coordinator Certified and a Master Teacher through the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC). Throughout her career she has been involved in all aspects of facility operations, including ownership roles. She is currently the Director of Reimbursement and Quality Metrics for Welcome Nursing Home in Oberlin, Ohio, and President of RLH Consulting, which provides operational and reimbursement consulting to providers of skilled nursing, assisted living and intellectual or developmental disabilities. Ms. Hillier served on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the American Health Care Association from 2010 through 2017, and currently serves on the Reimbursement Cabinet. She is Past Chair of both the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) and its’ Educational Foundation (EFOHCA). She also serves on the AANAC Expert Advisory Panel. Ms. Hillier was a recipient of the 2015 Joe Warner Patient Advocacy award, the 2004 OHCA President’s award, and the 2018 AANAC Contributor of the Year. She is a graduate of both the AHCA Future Leader and Political Ambassador programs and represented AHCA at the 2014 White House Summit on Working Families. 

    Nate Ovenden, RAC-CT

    Senior Medicare & Managed Care Consultant, Good Samaritan Society

    Nate Ovenden, RAC-CT, Senior Medicare & Managed Care Consultant, Good Samaritan Society. Nate has been working in the Medicare compliance and revenue area for Good Samaritan Society (GSS) for seven years. He has provided training and education to the 160 plus Skilled Nursing Facilities owned and operated by GSS. Nate helped develop all RCS-1 & PDPM education materials and has traveled the country providing education on the new payment model. He is currently focusing on developing and implementing the strategic goals related to PDPM. Nate and his team provide four Medicare & Managed Care annual workshops and also travel the country providing regional education on an annual basis. Under the current RUG-IV model, Nate developed an audit tool that has recouped more than $3 million over the last three years. 

    Deb Bielek, MS CCC SLP

    Therapy Resource Education and Programs, Ensign Services, Inc.

    Deb Bielek, MS, CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist and serves as the Therapy Education and Programs Resource with Ensign Services, Inc. She has spent most of her career in the post-acute industry, working in various roles as both a clinician and leader. Deb provides program development and education support to greater than 200 post-acute care facilities throughout her organization. In addition to leading education and development, she also serves as a regulatory liaison, representing her organization and providing expertise to various industry panels, clinical and technical work groups and councils throughout the post-acute care industry. She is currently a member of the Therapy Policy Advisory Group and the Reimbursement Committee of the American Health Care Association. She is also a member of the Clinical Focus Workgroup for Optima Healthcare Solutions. One of her areas of specialty is helping teams develop models of care that meet the needs of their individual healthcare communities through the delivery of well-coordinated, patient-centered, outcomes-based care. Deb facilitates discussion and learning with therapy, nursing and operations teams throughout her organization and other industry providers on topics of post-acute regulatory change and implementation strategy, functional outcomes with focus on the shift to value-based payment, and clinical programming to support innovative healthcare models such as managed care, BPCI, and ACO’s. Recent speaking engagements include: Co-Presenter at the Regional Multi-facility Council Meeting for American Health Care Association; Co-Presenter of the Comparison of RUGIV and RCS1 American Health Care Association; IMPACT Act Leads Change for an interdisciplinary continuing education event. 

    Anne Tumlinson

    CEO, Anne Tumlinson Innovations, LLC

    Anne Tumlinson is the founder of Anne Tumlinson Innovations and Daughterhood with 25 years of research and consulting experience in post-acute and long-term care financing and delivery. Anne’s work helps organizations respond successfully to payment and delivery reform, and develops innovative ideas and strategies for public policy change – especially important as we prepare the country for demographic shifts. Anne has testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Senate Aging Committee, and appeared before the Congressional Long-Term Care Commission, and the Bipartisan Policy Center. Her testimony has consistently emphasized that the under-financing of long-term care is an economic problem for families and caregivers, and stifles innovation needed to help them. In support of this work, Anne researches, writes and speaks about innovation in aging services, contributing to Health Affairs and McKnight’s Long Term Care News. Anne has also created a consumer website, Daughterhood.org, to generate and improve information for caregivers navigating the health and elder care systems. Daughterhood is a nationwide community of caregivers who educate and inform others. Anne served previously as a Senior Vice President at Avalere Health, where she founded and led Avalere’s post-acute and long-term care consulting practice for 14 years. She created, developed and launched a data-based provider navigation tool for post-acute care placement and led many analytic and modeling projects for a wide variety of clients. Prior to that, she led Medicaid program oversight at the federal Office of Management and Budget.

    Francine Rainer, MA, CCC-SLP

    Senior Vice President, Reimbursement

    Francine Rainer, MA, CCC-SLP is the Senior Vice President of PruittHealth. She has served in the Post-Acute Care industry for 19 years. Fran began her career as a speech-language pathologist, where she enjoyed enhancing the lives of our most vulnerable citizens. Fran spent more than 10 years as a clinician while managing teams of therapists. In 2008 Fran joined PruittHealth as the Post-Acute Care Coordinator. In that role, she worked to develop clinical and rehabilitation programs to support PruittHealth’s expanding model of care. Fran supported and coordinated training for more than 80 skilled nursing facilities across the southeast in comprehensive programming for aquatic therapy, balance re-training, respiratory programs, pain management, infusion therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and restorative nursing programs. In 2011 Fran matriculated into clinical reimbursement. As the SVP of Reimbursement Fran and her team of reimbursement consultant support and train skilled nursing facilities related to the RAI process including reimbursement and regulatory requirements. She developed an onboarding/ training manual for the MDS coordinator that lead to improvement in retention in that role. Fran served as the project lead for a successful transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. In the role of SVP of Reimbursement, Fran assists PruittHealth to be positioned to be prepared for CMS initiatives such as the requirements of participation (ROP), value-based purchasing (VBP) and the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP). 

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    PDPM ACADEMY is Both In-Person Training and Continuing Updates and Support

    Provider members of AHCA and the STATE AFFILIATE who register for the PDPM ACADEMY will have access to:

    • PDPM 101 workshop webinar
    • One-day, in-person training workshop in your state
    • Monthly workshop webinars on key topics and emerging PDPM issues
    • “How To” webinars on implementing additional tools developed by AHCA

    At the in-person workshop, participants will go in-depth with hands on experiential learning by:

    1. Aligning buildings and companies to transition to PDPM using AHCA’s PDPM Readiness Tools© and the related core competencies;
    2. Classifying residents in case mix groups;
    3. Assessing market position in a PDPM environment; and
    4. Using organizational, business, and management tools to reconfigure business planning.
    • CEs if you attend the optional PDPM 101 workshop webinar
    • CEs if you do not attend the PDPM 101 workshop webinar

    Who should register:

    To be successful with PDPM, Administrators, MDS/billing staff, nurses/DONs, and therapists must be included in the training and education process.

    To Register: Contact your local State Affiliate

  • Quality Initiatives in Medicaid

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Our quality-focused webinar will discuss quality initiatives in Medicaid. Included will be potential performance measure development in both fee-for-service and managed care environments. This webinar will also include Value-Based Purchasing, and the technical assistance AHCA/NCAL can provide.

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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.

     

    Our quality-focused webinar will discuss quality initiatives in Medicaid. Included will be potential performance measure development in both fee-for-service and managed care environments. This webinar will also include Value-Based Purchasing, and the technical assistance AHCA/NCAL can provide.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn about key Medicaid VBP rate elements
    2. Understand how state affiliates and AHCA have advocated for VBP programs with state Medicaid agencies
    3. Learn about AHCA VBP support
  • Nursing Centers Action Plan Response for Adverse Events

    Contains 5 Component(s)

    It is critical for nursing centers and assisted living communities to address and mitigate adverse events and potential adverse events. An action plan, otherwise known as a mitigation plan, is a necessary response to adverse events and potential adverse events. For many such events, it is important to respond and start the mitigation process immediately. These tools were developed by members of AHCA’s Survey/Regulatory Committee. Use of these tools does not guarantee regulatory compliance; nursing centers should adapt as needed to ensure compliance with current federal and state requirements. They are not intended as legal advice and should not be used or relied upon as legal advice.

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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.

     

    It is critical for nursing centers and assisted living communities to address and mitigate adverse events and potential adverse events. An action plan, otherwise known as a mitigation plan, is a necessary response to adverse events and potential adverse events. For many such events, it is important to respond and start the mitigation process immediately.

    Examples of adverse events/potential adverse events include:

    • Falls (not following the care plan, use of gait belt, one vs. two-person transfers)
    • Falls with a mechanical lift
    • Elopement
    • Allegation of abuse or neglect
    • Water too hot
    • Smoking (supervised vs. unsupervised, with oxygen, defined smoking area, all about safety)
    • Bedrails (entrapment, assessment for use)
    • Significant medication errors such as cardiac medications, chemo, insulin, morphine, Coumadin
    • Served/consumed wrong consistency of food or liquids
    • Infection Control – outbreaks (e.g. scabies, bedbugs, MRSA, C-Difficile, Noro Virus, Legionella)
    • Fluid restriction not managed or monitored by facility, physician parameters not followed
    • Lack of timely or complete assessment of a change in condition
    • Pressure ulcer – lack of prevention or following prevention measures
    • Grievances and resident council feedback

    Objectives:

    1.  Identify adverse events that could potentially have a negative impact on residents as well as on a center’s regulatory compliance.   
    2.  Establish a routine root cause analysis process to identify the specific/source, root cause or causal factor of the problem.  
    3.  Create a structured process for developing a mitigation plan to address the adverse event/potential adverse event and minimize similar events for all residents:
      •  Review the guidance for determination of avoidable versus unavoidable event
      • Complete the Initial Mitigation Action Plan
      • QAPI members complete the formal documentation of the Mitigation Action Plan
    4. Use information learned by sharing results and Plan with the QAPI committee for continued monitoring.

    Note: These tools were developed by members of AHCA’s Survey/Regulatory Committee to assist centers and communities in addressing adverse events and potential adverse events, documenting and tracking the steps they have taken, and identifying best practices for ongoing improvement. Use of these tools does not guarantee regulatory compliance nor mitigate potential liability. Providers should adapt their tools, policies, and processes as needed to ensure compliance with current federal and state requirements and use both professional judgement and the advice of legal counsel in determining whether or how to share these mitigation tools. 

  • Improving Clinical Outcomes through Competent Gerontological Nurses

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/08/2018

    Gerontological nursing competency is fundamental to operating successfully within a value based purchasing reimbursement structure. This webinar will discuss how specialized training such as the Gero Nurse Prep course improves nursing competence, improves clinical outcomes and prepares nurses for board certification in gerontological nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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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.

     

    Gerontological nursing competency is fundamental to operating successfully within a value based purchasing reimbursement structure. This webinar will discuss how specialized training such as the Gero Nurse Prep course improves nursing competence, improves clinical outcomes and prepares nurses for board certification in gerontological nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

    Speakers:

    David Kyllo, VP, Insurance and Member Programs
    Heidi Keeler, Director of Continuing Nursing Education, UNMC School of Nursing

  • Medicaid Financing

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The purpose of this webinar is to map out the basics of how Medicaid is financed, including different opportunities states may pursue and state Medicaid matching pressures. It will include information on the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) and state match rates, provider taxes, intergovernmental transfers (IGTs), upper payment limits (UPLs) as well as supplemental payments.

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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

    image

    Go to the ahcancalED site at https://educate.ahcancal.org/and log in using the orange button in the upper left hand corner.

    Use your usual user name and password that you would use for LTC Trend Tracker or the AHCA NCAL website.  


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

    Click the log in button and follow the directions found under the search button that reads-“If you need help retrieving your Username or Password, click here”.

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


    Once you are in and can see your name in the upper left hand corner, you are ready to go.

    Step 2

    image

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

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

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

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

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

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


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

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    The purpose of this webinar is to map out the basics of how Medicaid is financed, including different opportunities states may pursue and state Medicaid matching pressures. It will include information on the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) and state match rates, provider taxes, intergovernmental transfers (IGTs), upper payment limits (UPLs) as well as supplemental payments. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand state matching requirements and related advocacy strategies
    2. Learn about provider tax and IGT best practices
    3. Learn about pending CMS action on supplemental payment policy

    Presented by: 

    Kathy Gifford, JD, Principal at HMA

  • Quality Initiatives

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/25/2018

    Our quality-focused webinar will discuss quality initiatives in Medicaid. Included will be potential performance measure development in both fee-for-service and managed care environments. This webinar will also include Value-Based Purchasing, and the technical assistance AHCA/NCAL can provide. Learning Objectives: -Learn about key Medicaid VBP rate elements -Understand how state affiliates and AHCA have advocated for VBP programs with state Medicaid agencies -Learn about AHCA VBP support

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

     

    Step 1

    image

    Go to the ahcancalED site at https://educate.ahcancal.org/and log in using the orange button in the upper left hand corner.

    Use your usual user name and password that you would use for LTC Trend Tracker or the AHCA NCAL website.  


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

    Click the log in button and follow the directions found under the search button that reads-“If you need help retrieving your Username or Password, click here”.

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


    Once you are in and can see your name in the upper left hand corner, you are ready to go.

    Step 2

    image

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

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

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

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

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

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


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

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    Our quality-focused webinar will discuss quality initiatives in Medicaid. Included will be potential performance measure development in both fee-for-service and managed care environments. This webinar will also include Value-Based Purchasing, and the technical assistance AHCA/NCAL can provide.

    Learning Objectives:
    -Learn about key Medicaid VBP rate elements
    -Understand how state affiliates and AHCA have advocated for VBP programs with state Medicaid agencies
    -Learn about AHCA VBP support

    Speaker:
    Marsida Domi, MPH
    Senior Research Analyst, American Health Care Association


  • 2019 Quality Award Examiners Overview Webinar

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/23/2018

    The purpose of this 1 hour webinar is to review the Examiner program, the timeline and process for the 2019 Quality Award review cycle, discuss the different Examiner roles, and answer any questions viewers may have.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

     

    Step 1

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    Go to the ahcancalED site at https://educate.ahcancal.org/and log in using the orange button in the upper left hand corner.

    Use your usual user name and password that you would use for LTC Trend Tracker or the AHCA NCAL website.  


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

    Click the log in button and follow the directions found under the search button that reads-“If you need help retrieving your Username or Password, click here”.

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


    Once you are in and can see your name in the upper left hand corner, you are ready to go.

    Step 2

    image

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

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

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

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

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

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


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

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    The purpose of this 1 hour webinar is to review the Examiner program, the timeline and process for the 2019 Quality Award review cycle, discuss the different Examiner roles, and answer any questions viewers may have.

  • Perception vs. Reality: The Quality Award Program for Assisted Living Providers

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/19/2018

    On this webinar, we will break down the commonly cited barriers preventing assisted living communities from participating in the program and talk about the many free resources available to help assisted living providers succeed. We will also hear from the two 2018 Gold recipient assisted living organizations about their journey, including how they did it and how it benefited their organization. Join us to learn how the Quality Award program can help you succeed!

    The In a competitive and ever-changing market, assisted living providers must identify ways to stay a step ahead and stand out to potential customers and referral sources. The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program provides the external validation necessary to set yourself apart from the competition. Historically, the Quality Award Program has been perceived as being only for skilled nursing centers. However, more assisted living communities than ever before are applying for and receiving the National Quality Award. In 2018, 114 assisted living centers received the Bronze award, 47 centers received the Silver award and two (the first AL communities) received the Gold award. On this webinar, we will break down the commonly cited barriers preventing assisted living communities from participating in the program and talk about the many free resources available to help assisted living providers succeed. We will also hear from the two 2018 Gold recipient assisted living organizations about their journey, including how they did it and how it benefited their organization. Join us to learn how the Quality Award program can help you succeed!

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to describe the perceived barriers for assisted living participation in the program and how to overcome them.  
    2. Participants will be able to summarize the free resources available to help assisted living providers succeed in the program.
    3. Participants will discover how participation in the program would benefit their organization.  

    Speakers:

    • Alana Wolfe, National Director of Performance Excellence, Sunrise Senior Living
    • Nicolette Merino, Avamere Health Services
    • Kimberly Dilg, Executive Director, Sunrise of Gurnee
    • Marcia Jackson, RN Administrator, Maine Veterans Home – Machias     

    Who Should View This Event: 

    Leadership (i.e. administrator, DON, etc.) at assisted living communities that are members of AHCA/NCAL.

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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.

     

  • How Independent Owners Can Utilize LTC Trend Tracker℠ Data

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/18/2018

    Learn the potential of LTC Trend Tracker℠ and how it can help Independent Owners harness the untapped power of the data you collect. This session will provide a brief overview of LTC Trend Tracker℠ for 10 or fewer skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities to understand its quality improvement and organizational performance benefits.

    Learn the potential of LTC Trend Tracker℠ and how it can help Independent Owners harness the untapped power of the data you collect. This session will provide a brief overview of LTC Trend Tracker℠ for 10 or fewer skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities to understand its quality improvement and organizational performance benefits. You will learn how to complete the following:

    • Use LTC Trend Tracker℠ to support implementation of quality programs

    • AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative 3.0 & LTC Trend Tracker℠
    • Enhance external negotiations with entities such as hospitals, managed care organizations, and other networks.

    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: Kiran Sreenivas, Director, Research

    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. 

  • PDPM Readiness Toolkit

    Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/02/2018

    The AHCA PDPM Readiness Toolkit was designed to facilitate discussions among Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) management and front-line clinical and support personnel as you begin your journey in preparing your administrative and clinical operations to be successful in the change of the per-diem SNF prospective payment system (PPS) from the current Resource Utilization Groups, Version 4 (RUG-IV) case-mix model to the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) starting on October 1, 2019. These files should be shared and reviewed by SNF administrative and clinical staff as part of training efforts. Additionally, these tools should be used in identifying your baseline readiness status, and conducting gap-analysis as part of planning to implement those changes necessary to be successful under 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

    image

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

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

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

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

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

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


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

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    The AHCA PDPM Readiness Toolkit was designed to facilitate discussions among Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) management and front-line clinical and support personnel as you begin your journey in preparing your administrative and clinical operations to be successful in the change of the per-diem SNF prospective payment system (PPS) from the current Resource Utilization Groups, Version 4 (RUG-IV) case-mix model to the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) starting on October 1, 2019.  These files should be shared and reviewed by SNF administrative and clinical staff as part of training efforts.  Additionally, these tools should be used in identifying your baseline readiness status, and conducting gap-analysis as part of planning to implement those changes necessary to be successful under PDPM.   The first file is a 31 slide packet with a cover slide title of “Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Readiness Planning: Background and Methodology”.  This file provides an overview of PDPM and what it means for SNFs, and why and how AHCA identified the need for and developed a PDPM training approach revolving around four Core Competencies for success.  The second file is a more comprehensive 49 slide packet with a cover slide title of “Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Readiness Planning: Core Competencies for Success”.   This file provides more detailed information related to each of the four identified Core Competencies.  The third file is an eight page PDPM readiness considerations checklist document with the title “Core Competencies for Success under PDPM”.  This file identifies very specific questions your administrative and clinical staff should ask and answer within each of the four Core Competencies so that you can identify items where your organization may need to focus efforts prior to October 1, 2019, so that you are best prepared to be successful under PDPM.  

    Learning Objectives:

    1. The document users will understand the importance of beginning the process of a formal Readiness Review in preparation for the October 1, 2019 implementation of the per-diem SNF PPS PDPM payment model to replace RUG-IV.
    2. The document users will be able to describe the four PDPM Core Components for success identified by AHCA through interviews with a diverse array of large and small and for-profit and non-profit member organizations.
    3. The document users will be able to successfully use the “Core Competencies for Success under PDPM” checklists within their organizations to perform gap-analyses to identify operational and clinical areas that will need to be addressed to be successful under PDPM.    

    Who is this for?

    These materials were designed to be useful to all AHCA members that furnish Medicare Part A services under the SNF PPS per-diem payment model, regardless of size or business structure. They were designed to facilitate discussions between administrative and front-line clinical personnel as part of staff education as well as strategic baseline readiness assessment and strategic planning meetings. 

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