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  • AHCA Toolkit: ROP Compliance and Ethics Program

    Contains 1 Component(s)

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

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

     

    Step 1

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

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


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

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

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


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

    Step 2

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

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

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

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

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

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


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

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

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

    This toolkit is intended for:

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

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

  • All in the Family

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/17/2018

    Medical directors and medical providers are often treated as visitors to a building. In this webinar we will discuss the value of inviting them to “join the family.” We will discuss how this shift in perspective helps break down many of the traditional barriers to achieving excellent clinical outcomes.

    Topic: The Value of Strong Relationships with the Medical Director and Medical Providers in Achieving Desired Clinical and Performance Outcomes

    Medical directors and medical providers are often treated as visitors to a building. In this webinar we will discuss the value of inviting them to “join the family.” We will discuss how this shift in perspective helps break down many of the traditional barriers to achieving excellent clinical outcomes.

    Victoria Walker, MD, CMD, FAAFP

    Victoria Walker, MD, CMD, FAAFP
    Vice President, Medical Services and Quality System
    The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

    Dr. Walker serves as the vice president of medical services and quality systems for the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society. The Society is a diverse provider, with more than 200 locations in 24 states delivering post-acute, long-term care and a variety of other residential and home-based services. She completed her undergraduate and medical school training in South Dakota, and a family medicine residency in Pennsylvania. Her community practice included care for patients of all ages and in all settings. Dr. Walker developed a special interest in caring for those with dementia with challenging neuropsychiatric symptoms and advanced illness care, and spent several years serving as the medical director and attending physician for specialized gero-psychiatric units before joining the Society.  Dr. Walker is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, an APSA Congressional Health and Aging Policy Fellow, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.  She currently serves as the Committee Chair for the AMDA Clinical Issues Public Policy subcommittee, on the Board of Advancing Excellence in Long Term Care Collaborative, and the Board of the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care.

    Victoria Walker, MD, CMD, FAAFP

    Vice President, Medical Services and Quality System; The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

    Dr. Walker serves as the vice president of medical services and quality systems for the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society. The Society is a diverse provider, with more than 200 locations in 24 states delivering post-acute, long-term care and a variety of other residential and home-based services. She completed her undergraduate and medical school training in South Dakota, and a family medicine residency in Pennsylvania. Her community practice included care for patients of all ages and in all settings. Dr. Walker developed a special interest in caring for those with dementia with challenging neuropsychiatric symptoms and advanced illness care, and spent several years serving as the medical director and attending physician for specialized gero-psychiatric units before joining the Society.  Dr. Walker is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, an APSA Congressional Health and Aging Policy Fellow, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.  She currently serves as the Committee Chair for the AMDA Clinical Issues Public Policy subcommittee, on the Board of Advancing Excellence in Long Term Care Collaborative, and the Board of the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care.

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    How to Register in ahcancalED 

    Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

     

    Step 1

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

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


    Don’t have one or can’t remember?

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

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


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

    Step 2

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

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

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

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    Click the green register button.

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

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


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

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

  • The AHCA Quality Initiative 2018-2021: What’s New & What it Means for You for Independent Owners (IO)

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/15/2018

    This webinar will provide an overview of progress to date, outline the new goal areas and review strategies and resources to help IOs, those with 10 or fewer centers, achieve the Quality Initiative goals.

    The American Health Care Association (AHCA) has announced new three-year goals as part of its nationwide, multi-year initiative to further improve quality in long term and post-acute care centers.  Since the launch of the Initiative in 2012, members have been challenged to meet measurable targets in key areas such as hospitalizations and antipsychotic usage. While significant improvements have been made, more must be done. The next phase of the effort continues to challenge providers to achieve quantitative results in four areas by March 2021. This webinar will provide an overview of progress to date, outline the new goal areas and review strategies and resources to help IOs, those with 10 or fewer centers, achieve the Quality Initiative goals.

     

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Review progress to date on AHCA Quality Initiative.
    2. Discuss the new goal areas and the rationale for each selection. 
    3. Review systematic quality improvement strategies and resources to support IO success in meeting the identified goals.

     

    Speaker: Lyn Bentley, MSW, Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs of AHCA

    If you already have an AHCANCAL account, click the_LOG IN_button at the top right corner of the Home page. There, you will see the familiar AHCA log in screen. Apply your user name and password and you will be redirected to ahcancalED.


    If you are new to the site and are creating an account for the first time, please refer to the attached document: "How to create a new account in ahcancalED". 


    Please note: in order to receive access to this exclusive member benefit, you MUST list your AHCA/NCAL member Facility/ Community/ Company NAME on your account. 


    What if you forgot your password? If you forgot:_click the_LOG IN_button

    at the top right corner of the Home page and you will be redirected to the AHCA log

    in screen. Just below the blue SIGN IN box (toward the bottom of the page) you will see

    a message that says: If you need help retrieving your Username or Password Click HERE.

     

    Need Help? Please email educate@ahca.org for support. 

  • Introducing the New! LTC Trend Tracker SNF VBP Tool

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/23/2018

    Join the LTC Trend Tracker℠ Team as we unveil the new SNF Value Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Predictor Tool! The SNF VBP tool is loaded with the most current publicly reported data and projections derived from that data. Members can create additional projections using their own internal revenue and readmissions data, such as SNF RM rates provided in CMS feedback reports. Using the tool's slider features, members can see the impact of readmissions on their Medicare reimbursement. The tool is equipped to provide insight on multiple years of the VBP program, so do not wait to prepare for payment adjustments in October 2018 and beyond. Act Now!

    Join the LTC Trend Tracker℠ Team as we unveil the new SNF Value Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Predictor Tool! The SNF VBP tool is loaded with the most current publicly reported data and projections derived from that data. Members can create additional projections using their own internal revenue and readmissions data, such as SNF RM rates provided in CMS feedback reports. Using the tool's slider features, members can see the impact of readmissions on their Medicare reimbursement. The tool is equipped to provide insight on multiple years of the VBP program, so do not wait to prepare for payment adjustments in October 2018 and beyond. Act Now!

    If you already have an AHCANCAL account, click the_LOG IN_button at the top right corner of the Home page. There, you will see the familiar AHCA log in screen. Apply your user name and password and you will be redirected to ahcancalED.

    If you are new to the site and are creating an account for the first time, please refer to the attached document: "How to create a new account in ahcancalED". 

    Please note: in order to receive access to this exclusive member benefit, you MUST list your AHCA/NCAL member Facility/ Community/ Company NAME on your account. 

    What if you forgot your password? If you forgot:_click the_LOG IN_button

    at the top right corner of the Home page and you will be redirected to the AHCA log

    in screen. Just below the blue SIGN IN box (toward the bottom of the page) you will see

    a message that says: If you need help retrieving your Username or Password Click HERE.

     

    Need Help? Please email educate@ahca.org for support. 

  • The AHCA Quality Initiative 2018-2021: What’s New & What it Means for You for NFP

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/01/2018

    This webinar will provide an overview of progress to date, outline the new goal areas and review strategies and resources to help members achieve the Quality Initiative goals.

    The American Health Care Association (AHCA) has announced new three-year goals as part of its nationwide, multi-year initiative to further improve quality in long term and post-acute care centers. Since the launch of the Initiative in 2012, members have been challenged to meet measurable targets in key areas such as hospitalizations and antipsychotic usage. While significant improvements have been made, more must be done. The next phase of the effort continues to challenge providers to achieve quantitative results in four areas by March 2021. This webinar will provide an overview of progress to date, outline the new goal areas and review strategies and resources to help members achieve the Quality Initiative goals.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Review progress to date on AHCA Quality Initiative.
    2. Discuss the new goal areas and the rationale for each selection. 3. Review systematic quality improvement strategies and resources to support member success in meeting the identified goals.

    Speaker: Kiran Sreenivas, MS CPHQ, Research Director of American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living

    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. 

  • FY 2019 SNF Proposed Payment Rule with Mark Parkinson

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/30/2018

    FY 2019 SNF Proposed Payment Rule with Mark Parkinson

    FY 2019 SNF Proposed Payment Rule with Mark Parkinson

  • F 309 & Antipsychotics?! Compliance?! QAPI?!: Your Integrated Pathway to Dementia Care. Part Five: CNAs - The Keys to Success!

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/03/2013

    AHCA invites CNAs to join this session as we explore ways to respond to state survey teams about the care and support provided to residents with dementia who live in your center.

    CNAs are the backbone of nursing centers and are the key to each center's success. Satisfaction, safety and care are all predicated on their skill, know-how, and compassion. AHCA invites CNAs to join this session as we explore ways to respond to state survey teams about the care and support provided to residents with dementia who live in your center.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Differentiate between behaviors and unmet needs.
    2. Review interventions and ways to individualize care.
    3. Recognize appropriate responses to offer to survey teams about those for whom you care.

    Speaker:

    Mary Tellis- Nayak
    Vice President of Quality Initiatives/Strategic Advisor
    My InnerView

  • F 309 & Antipsychotics?! Compliance?! QAPI?! : Your Integrated Pathway to Dementia Care

    Contains 6 Product(s)

    F 309 & Antipsychotics?! Compliance?! QAPI?! : Your Integrated Pathway to Dementia Care- 6 part Series

    F 309 & Antipsychotics?! Compliance?! QAPI?! : Your Integrated Pathway to Dementia Care- 6 part Series

  • Payroll Based Journal (PBJ)...Mandatory Staffing Data Collection

    Contains 6 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/11/2018

    Here you will find resources to assist you in preparing for the Mandatory Electronic Staffing Data Collection aka Payroll Based Journal. Including a list of vendors that offer solutions such as American HealthTech, eHealth Data Solutions, Kronos, MatrixCare, Muller Prost, OnShift, Prime Care Technologies, and Smartlinx.

    Be sure to log-in using the log-in button in the upper left hand corner of this screen to see all the resources in this series. Your log in is the same as all our AHCA/NCAL products.


    The Affordable Care Act requires CMS to collect electronic staffing data from nursing centers. The Act requires this data to be auditable and verifiable. The information is intended to collect direct care staff (employed and contracted), employee turnover and tenure, and must include census data and case mix.

    CMS developed the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) to collect this data. The first mandatory reporting period began July 1, 2016. More information on PBJ and the manual can be found here. CMS has stated it will release risk adjusted measures on the average hours per resident day by nursing job categories this spring. CMS will also incorporate these measures into your Five-Star Ratings. The exact date of release is not yet known nor it is known when or if there will be a preview period for SNFs.

    On April 6, 2018, the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Quality, Safety and Oversight Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum , "Transition to Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Staffing Measures on the Nursing Home Compare tool on Medicare.gov and the Five-Star Quality Rating System." A brief summary of the information included in the memo is below. 

    • Transition to Payroll-Based Journal Data : Beginning in April 2018, CMS will utilize PBJ data to calculate the staffing measure rating for the Five-Star Quality Rating System.
    • Penalties: Providers with significant issues on their audits or who do not submit data by the reporting deadline will have their staffing star rating reduced to one star. Additionally, starting in July 2018 providers who have seven or more days in a quarter with no RN hours will have their staffing star rating reduced to one star. 
    • Staffing Data Audits: CMS shares some common errors that are found in the audits that providers should work to correct. 
    • Form CMS-671 : On June 1, 2018, centers will no longer be required to complete the staffing section of the form CMS-671.

    Additionally, CMS has posted PBJ data for the third quarter of the calendar year 2017 to the public through a public use file (PUF) posted here. This file contains preliminary data submitted by providers for the third quarter of the calendar year 2017. You can view CMS' previously posted data available here as well for the first and second quarters of the calendar year 2017. CMS will continue to publicly post data for the subsequent quarters.

    Be sure to log-in using the log-in button in the upper left hand corner of this screen to see all the resources in this series. Your log in is the same as all our AHCA/NCAL products.

    Electronic Staffing Data Collection and the Payroll-Based Journal

    Learn the basics and the history of the Payroll-Based Journal.

    View the webinar by clicking on the right hand navigation pane.


    Submit of Face the Consequences: Mandatory Staffing Data Collection Starting July 1st, 2016

    Objectives:

    • Gain an in-depth understanding of the new PBJ requirements
    • Find out what hours to count and what not to count
    • Learn what processes you should implement today to get ready
    • Get Answers to some questions the industry is asking

    View the webinar by clicking on the right hand navigation pane.

    How I plan on Succeeding with Payroll Based Journal

    This webinar is presented by providers who have successfully submitted data to CMS during the voluntary period. They will share the steps they took, the challenges they faced, and the lessons they walked away with. Attendees will get tips on how to successfully prepare their organization to submit the mandatory staffing data and answers to their questions.

    View the webinar by clicking on the right hand navigation pane.


    OnShift's Educational Session

    Learn the ins and outs of the Electronic Staffing Data Collection requirements and best practices to collect, review and submit the required information to CMS. Get credit for the care your organization provides by implementing proactive processes that help get PBJ reporting right. This session includes 30 minutes of educational content and 15 minutes of audience Q and A. Interested? Contact OnShift today.

    Kronos

    Also offers a resource for providers. To learn more about their solution, contact Larry Florio.


    For questions, email staffdatacollection@ahca.org

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  • All-member Webinar on PBJ

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/11/2018

    Later this month, CMS will begin using staffing data from the Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) in the calculation of Five-Star ratings posted on Nursing Home Compare. This webinar will explain these changes and the impact they will have on your nursing center’s Staffing Star rating. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

    Later this month, CMS will begin using staffing data from the Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) in the calculation of Five-Star ratings posted on Nursing Home Compare.  This webinar will explain these changes and the impact they will have on your nursing center’s Staffing Star rating.  A question and answer session will follow the presentation.  

    Presenters: 

    David Gifford, AHCA Senior Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs

    Thomas Martin, Senior Director of Research at AHCA

    Urvi Patel, Director of Quality Improvement at AHCA


    Please contact the AHCA PBJ team here with any questions. 

    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.

    Please note: in order to receive access to this exclusive member benefit, you MUST list your AHCA/NCAL member Facility/ Community/ Company NAME on your account. 


    What if you forgot your password? If you forgot:_click the_LOG IN_button

    at the top right corner of the Home page and you will be redirected to the AHCA log

    in screen. Just below the blue SIGN IN box (toward the bottom of the page) you will see

    a message that says: If you need help retrieving your Username or Password Click HERE.

     

    Need Help? Please email educate@ahca.org for support. 

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