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Welcome to AHCA/ NCAL Webinars

AHCA/NCAL provides free webinars as a way for our members to gain important industry knowledge in your own facility, office or home by participating in an effective learning opportunity for the long term care professional.  With little time to spare, participating in Webinars allow you to stay up-to-date on the latest in our industry and further your knowledge and professional development in a convenient and time efficient manner.  Webinars will be archived so that they can be accessed by AHCA/NCAL members in the event that they are unable to participate in the live webinar.  Access to the archived webinars is free of charge. Visit the webinars on-demand page to browse the archive library. 

  • 11th hour PDPM Transition Guide

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 08/27/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    During this 90- minute live webinar, the presenters will discuss how providers can use a concise and downloadable 11th hour PDPM Transition Guide tool we developed to help providers answer these questions over the remaining days leading up to October 1. In addition, the presenters will share important recent PDPM implementation updates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) including: 1) Policy changes and clarifications discussed in the recently published SNF PPS FY 2020 Final Rule, 2) FAQs from the CMS August 8 SNF Open Door Forum call, and 3) Key PDPM-related MDS updates/clarifications discussed in the CMS August 13-14 SNF QRP/MDS/PDPM two-day provider training, and any other billing guidance issued by CMS prior to the webinar. There will be a Q&A period of approximately 30 minutes following the presentation. In addition to the downloadable 11th hour PDPM Transition Guide tool and webinar slides, AHCA will also post an on-demand recording of the live webinar as well as written Q&A responses to all questions submitted shortly after the live webinar.

    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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    Click the orange log in button in the upper left hand corner.

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

    Don’t have an account or can’t remember?

    Click the NEED HELP button and the next button that reads-Are you new to the site? Create an Account”.

    *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 On-Demand Training) For this demonstration, let’s try Webinars- Upcoming Live

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

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

    Step 3

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    Almost there!

    If the resource you are trying to access is a paid-for product, fill out the registration details and voila! The products are yours to use and can be found in your dashboard.

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

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    During this 90- minute live webinar, the presenters will discuss how providers can use a concise and downloadable 11th hour PDPM Transition Guide tool we developed to help providers answer these questions over the remaining days leading up to October 1.  In addition, the presenters will share important recent PDPM implementation updates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) including: 1) Policy changes and clarifications discussed in the recently published SNF PPS FY 2020 Final Rule, 2) FAQs from the CMS August 8 SNF Open Door Forum call, and 3) Key PDPM-related MDS updates/clarifications discussed in the CMS August 13-14 SNF QRP/MDS/PDPM two-day provider training, and  any other billing guidance issued by CMS prior to the webinar.  There will be a Q&A period of approximately 30 minutes following the presentation.  In addition to the downloadable 11th hour PDPM Transition Guide tool and webinar slides, AHCA will also post an on-demand recording of the live webinar as well as written Q&A responses to all questions submitted shortly after the live webinar.

    Recommended Participants:  SNF Administrators, Directors or Nursing, MDS Coordinators, Rehabilitation Directors, Billers, and other staff responsible for assessment of Medicare Part A SNF PPS residents. 

    Presenters: 

    Mike Cheek, Senior Vice President, Reimbursement Policy, AHCA and 

    Robin Hillier, Robin Hillier Consulting, LLC



  • Arbitration: tips and tools for implementing CMS’s recent final rule on arbitration

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 08/29/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    AHCA will host a webinar on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final arbitration rule on Thursday, August 29 at 2 pm ET. As a reminder, last month CMS issued the final rule that reverses the Obama-era ban on the use of arbitration agreements. This rule makes it very clear that we have the ability to use pre-dispute agreements, while at the same time adding provisions intended to make sure that residents and/or their representatives understand the agreements into which they are entering. Additionally, the rule prevents a facility from making the signing of an agreement a precondition of admission.

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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.

     

    AHCA will host a webinar on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final arbitration rule on Thursday,August 29 at 2 pm ET. As a reminder, last month CMS issued the final rule that reverses the Obama-era ban on the use of arbitration agreements. This rule makes it very clear that we have the ability to use pre-dispute agreements, while at the same time adding provisions intended to make sure that residents and/or their representatives understand the agreements into which they are entering. Additionally, the rule prevents a facility from making the signing of an agreement a precondition of admission.

    Speakers:

    Mark Reagan, Managing Shareholder, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC

    James Segroves, Partner, Reed Smith LLP

  • Sexuality and the Resident With Dementia

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/10/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This session provides a shared human and clinical perspective on how to approach matters of sexuality for all residents, but with focused considerations for those with dementia or other special needs. The matters of consent, capacity and resident education will be addressed. Suggested approaches will be offered for care planning for issues involving suspected sexual abuse, cases of unwanted sexual contact or contact in circumstances where one or both parties lack capacity to consent.

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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.

     

    This session provides a shared human and clinical perspective on how to approach matters of sexuality for all residents, but with focused considerations for those with dementia or other special needs.  The matters of consent, capacity and resident education will be addressed.  Suggested approaches will be offered for care planning for issues involving suspected sexual abuse, cases of unwanted sexual contact or contact in circumstances where one or both parties lack capacity to consent.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory requirements relative to Residents’ Rights for privacy, dignity and choice in matters of sexual expression;
    2. Create policy and procedure that supports compliance and quality care, addresses capacity and the special considerations for residents with dementia, mental illness or other cognitive or intellectual deficit; and
    3. Develop staff education and training programs that ensure sensitivity and appropriate accommodation of the human need for sexual expression.

    Intended Audience: Appropriate to all staff, with a concentration on the clinical care team

    Speaker: Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist

    Barbara Speedling (Moderator)

    Quality of Life Specialist

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

  • Week One of PDPM – “One-Time” Transitional Policies

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/17/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    During this 90- minute live webinar, the presenters will discuss details related to unique challenges providers will face during the SNF PPS transition period from the RUG-IV to PDPM. Many of these are related to “one-time” transitional policies for residents receiving Part A services under RUGs in September and transitioning to PDPM on October 1. Specific topics to be discussed include: 1) Handling RUG-IV assessments and billing for late September admissions expected to extend into October; 2) Use of the 5-Day PDPM assessment versus the Transitional IPA Assessment during week one in October; 3) Interrupted stay policy during week one in October; 4) Assessment considerations for payers that may have continued with RUG-III or RUG-IV payment models (i.e. Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, VA); and 5) Strategies to troubleshoot and resolve payment challenges should they occur. AHCA will also post an on-demand recording of the live webinar as well as written Q&A responses to all questions submitted shortly after the live webinar.

    Click the image button found in the upper right corner of your screen 

    OR 

    Follow these three easy steps below! 

     

    Step 1

    image

    Click the orange log in button in the upper left hand corner.

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

    Don’t have an account or can’t remember?

    Click the NEED HELP button and the next button that reads-Are you new to the site? Create an Account”.

    *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 On-Demand Training) For this demonstration, let’s try Webinars- Upcoming Live

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

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

    Step 3

    image

    Almost there!

    If the resource you are trying to access is a paid-for product, fill out the registration details and voila! The products are yours to use and can be found in your dashboard.

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

    We’ll walk you through it.

     

    During this 90- minute live webinar, the presenters will discuss details related to unique challenges providers will face during the SNF PPS transition period from the RUG-IV to PDPM.  Many of these are related to “one-time” transitional policies for residents receiving Part A services under RUGs in September and transitioning to PDPM on October 1.  Specific topics to be discussed include: 1) Handling RUG-IV assessments and billing for late September admissions expected to extend into October; 2) Use of the 5-Day PDPM assessment versus the Transitional IPA Assessment during week one in October; 3) Interrupted stay policy during week one in October; 4) Assessment considerations for payers that may have continued with RUG-III or RUG-IV payment models (i.e. Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, VA); and 5) Strategies to troubleshoot and resolve payment challenges should they occur.  AHCA will also post an on-demand recording of the live webinar as well as written Q&A responses to all questions submitted shortly after the live webinar.

    Presenters:  Mike Cheek, Senior Vice President, Reimbursement Policy, AHCA and Dan Ciolek, Associate Vice President, Therapy Advocacy AHCA

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