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Quick CEs

With little time to spare, each course listed below can be completed in less than 3-4 hours to aid professional development in a convenient and time-efficient manner. AHCA/NCAL provides NAB-approved CEs upon successful course completion. 

  • Includes Credits

    The Strengthening Facility Assessments to Adapt to Regulatory Changes webinar provides facility leadership with the regulations, the CMS guidance, operational considerations, and examples of things facilities have done to implement the new requirements. The webinar also offers a question and answer section, along with common myths vs. facts to assist facilities in fully understanding the updates to the Facility Assessment. Registration is $50 for AHCA/NCAL Member | $75 Non-members. NAB & IBON CEs awarded upon completion.

    On May 10, 2024, CMS released the "Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Minimum Staffing Standards for Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities and Medicaid Institutional Payment Transparency Reporting". One part of this rule was an expansion of the Facility Assessment Requirements. Effective August 8, 2024, facilities must comply with the updated requirements.

    The Strengthening Facility Assessments to Adapt to Regulatory Changes webinar provides facility leadership with the regulations, the CMS guidance, operational considerations, and examples of things facilities have done to implement the new requirements. The webinar also offers a question and answer section, along with common myths vs. facts to assist facilities in fully understanding the updates to the Facility Assessment.

    Objectives

    • Review- The CMS Facility Assessment regulatory requirements and guidance
    • Explore- Considerations for how to implement the regulatory requirements for the Facility Assessment
    • Share- Real examples from facilities on approaches they have implemented to comply with different components of the Facility Assessment regulations
    • Examine- Frequently asked questions and myths vs. facts regarding the Facility Assessment requirements

    Speakers: 

    Crystal Bowens, Vice President, Regulatory & Clinical Services • Quality and Regulatory Affairs

    Hawley Hunt, Director of Regulatory & Quality Services • Quality and Regulatory Affairs

    Target Audience: 

    Facility leadership, DONs, and Administrators, potentially Regional Staff, Clinical VP.

    Registration is $50 for AHCA/NCAL Members | $75 Non-members.

    Follow the Instructions Below to Register: 
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing 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 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.
    Email educate@ahca.org if you need assistance. 

    © 2024 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. Materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of American Health Care Association.


  • Includes Credits

    The Accidents Webinar will review regulations related to supervision to avoid accidents. It also pulls together various resources available on ahcancalED, as well as external resources. The Webinar provides resources for development of policies to remain compliant with accident regulations. Finally, real-life case studies will be reviewed with explanations for what facilities should do if similar events occur. This webinar is $30 for AHCA/NCAL members. $65 Non-members

    The Accidents Webinar will review regulations related to supervision to avoid accidents.  It also pulls together various resources available on ahcancalED, as well as external resources.  The Webinar provides resources for development of policies to remain compliant with accident regulations.  Finally, real-life case studies will be reviewed with explanations for what facilities should do if similar events occur.

    Registration is $40 AHCA/NCAL Members | $80 Non-members
    1.25 NAB approved CEs are available upon completion and 1.0 contact hours for nurses through the Iowa Board of Nursing.
    Audience: Facility leadership, DONs, and Administrators, Regional Staff
    Follow the Instructions Below to Register: 
    • To avoid technical problems, use Google Chrome. 
    • Members will need to log in using their existing 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 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.
    Email educate@ahca.org if you need assistance.

    © 2023 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. Materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of American Health Care Association.


  • Includes Credits

    SNF Administrators, DONs, Finance, QAPI & Operations Leaders -- Your actions beginning October 1, 2023 determine your future SNF Medicare Part A rates! Learn how: • CMS calculates VBP measures, risk adjustment, facility score and payment adjustment. • How CMS will apply the incentive payment multiplier • To use a SNF VBP prediction calculator to estimate the financial impact of quality measures on Medicare Part A revenue. • Adopting best practices now helps avoid Part A payment penalties and can boost future incentive payments. Registration is $40 for members and $80 for non-members.

    New CMS SNF VBP measures effective 10/1/2023 will determine Medicare Part A rates beginning 10/1/2025. Understand the new skilled nursing value-based purchasing changes now or start writing your excuses for losing future Medicare reimbursements.  Learn how: 

    • CMS calculates VBP measures, risk adjustment, facility score and payment adjustment.
    • How CMS will apply the incentive payment multiplier
    • To use a SNF VBP prediction calculator to estimate the financial impact of quality measures on Medicare Part A revenue.
    • Adopting best practices now helps avoid Part A payment penalties and can boost future incentive payments.
    Presenter: Kiran Sreenivas, Vice President, Research, Integrated Networks & Research, AHCA
    Cost: $40 AHCA Members | $80 Non-Members

    1.25 NAB CEs and 1.0 contact hour through the Iowa Board of Nursing are available upon course completion.



    © 2023 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. 

    All SNF VBP Essentials materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of American Health Care Association.

  • Includes Credits

    This course is aimed at reinvigorating your passion for long term care by providing you with tools and resources you can immediately use to decrease your perceived stress levels and help your team members do the same to aid with staff retention. Self-care is essential and is the key to self-managing stressful situations. If you are not taking care of yourself first, how can you be expected to take care of others.

    Working in post acute and long term care is incredibly rewarding. It is also stressful due to the demands and pressures that are faced on a daily basis. The workforce crisis and COVID-19 have exacerbated this stress creating even more challenges for those who work in long term care. This course is aimed at reinvigorating your passion for long term care by providing you with tools and resources you can immediately use to decrease your perceived stress levels and help your team members do the same to aid with staff retention. Self-care is essential and is the key to self-managing stressful situations. If you are not taking care of yourself first, how can you be expected to take care of others? It is time to put yourself first!  Mindfulness-based stress reduction learned in this training can help put self-care back into your daily routine and support you in doing what you do best. 

    Course Objectives:

    • Identify what stress is.
    • Identify why we fail at self-care.
    • Examine the importance of self-care.
    • Describe the mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program.
    • Discuss how to use the MBSR program to improve staff retention, resiliency, and improve job satisfaction.
    • Describe how to establish a MBSR program peer support group.
    • Discuss the sustainability of MBSR programs.
    • Identify which MBSR program strategy you can implement today to decrease your stress.

    Presenter: Pamela Truscott, MSN/Ed, DNS-CT, QCP, RAC-CT, CDP, Director, Clinical and Regulatory Services

    Cost:

    $199 for AHCA/NCAL members

    $249 for non-members

    Additional discounts are available for groups 26+

    3.50 NAB CEs and 3.0 contact hours through the Iowa Board of Nursing are available upon course completion.


    © 2022 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. 

    All Improving Staff Resiliency and Retention: An Action Plan that Works materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of American Health Care Association.

    Please use Google Chrome for the best user experience. 

    One individual can purchase multiple registrations for more participants by adding them to their cart during the checkout process. Please note, for this option to work, every participant will need to have an ahcancalED account first. 

    To add several participants, please click the green button in the cart that says: 

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    You will then be able to search for more than one participant using their email address. If the person making payment should not have access to the course, then you can remove yourself by clicking the red "remove" button by your name.

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    *Payment Tip: The price of the training will be based on each registrant’s member type (member or non-member). please be sure when you are paying with a credit card the bill-to and shipping address are the same* 

    If you need assistance, please email educate@ahca.org


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    Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing, Second Edition
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  • Includes Credits

    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

    Continuing Education Credit: 1.25 NAB approved CEs upon course completion.
    AHCA/NCAL Member Pricing: $150 per individual with continuing education credits (CEs).

    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, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. 

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

    This course was developed in partnership with Sage. 

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    © 2022 American Health Care Association. All rights reserved. 

    All Creating Inclusive Communities for LGBTQI and HIV+ Older Adults materials subject to this copyright may be photocopied or distributed for the purpose of nonprofit or educational advancement. The use, photocopying, and distribution for commercial purposes of any of these materials is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of American Health Care Association.

    Please use Google Chrome for the best user experience. 

    One individual can purchase multiple registrations for more participants by adding them to their cart during the checkout process. Please note, for this option to work, every participant will need to have an ahcancalED account first. 

    To add several participants, please click the green button in the cart that says: 

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    You will then be able to search for more than one participant using their email address. If the person making payment should not have access to the course, then you can remove yourself by clicking the red "remove" button by your name.

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    *Payment Tip: The price of the training will be based on each registrant’s member type (member or non-member). please be sure when you are paying with a credit card the bill-to and shipping address are the same* 

    If you need assistance, please email educate@ahca.org

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