Education and Agenda
Continuing Education Credits
AHCA/NCAL has requested 13 hours of continuing education approval for nursing home administrators, assisted living administrators, and nurses. Individuals seeking approval for all other professional licensures must file independently and should contact professional development staff for the materials needed.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
|11:30am – 1:00pm
||Conference Pre-Session/Working Lunch|
HIT = Opportunities + Responsibilities > Electronic Health Record
Speakers: Tom Coble, Elmbrook Management Company, IO Council Co-Chair; Patricia MacTaggart, George Washington University, Lead Research Scientist
To engage - to survive - in the world of e-health, you need to understand content, context and complexities to fully utilize the opportunities and avoid expensive missteps. This session will address questions to ask, the transitions to consider, and the realities of e-everything. Learn how to embrace what cannot be avoided as tomorrow is today!
|1:30pm – 3:00pm
||NCAL Spring Conference Closing Session /AHCA/NCAL IO Conference Opening Session|
Speaker: Dave Kyllo, NCAL Executive Director; Mike Shepard, Shepard Group, NCAL Board of Directors Chair
Engagement, Every Step of the Way: Successfully Leading Change in a “Do More With Less” World
Speaker: Vicki Hess
Imagine a workforce full of empowered employees and motivated managers who deliver outstanding service to internal and external customers, and provide exceptional quality and safety results. Sound too good to be true in these topsy-turvy times? If you are looking for evidence-based strategies for moving your team, department, division or entire organization toward full engagement, then attend this practical, interactive, real-world workshop.
|3:00pm – 3:15pm
|3:15pm – 4:45pm
||"Owner to Owner" Town Hall|
Speaker: Tom Coble, Elmbrook Management Company, IO Council Co-Chair
Facilitator: Jeff Call, Focus & Execute
|4:45pm - 5:00pm
|5:00pm - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 14, 2013
|7:30am – 8:30am
||Continental Breakfast and Registration|
|8:30am – 8:45am
||Welcome & Advocacy Update |
Speakers: Kelley Rice-Schild, Floridean Nursing Home, IO Council Co-Chair; Mark Parkinson, AHCA President and CEO
|8:45am – 9:00am
|9:00am – 10:00am
||Simple Strategies to Guarantee Meeting the AHCA Quality Initiative Goals|
Speaker: David Gifford, AHCA Senior Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Learn both short and long term strategies that will guarantee achieving and even exceeding the AHCA Quality Goals. In addition to discussing clinical practices and tools that can help reduce hospitalizations, antipsychotics and staff turnover, strategies to more rapidly assure their adoption and use by staff will be presented. Learn how to improve overall customer satisfaction responses.
|10:00am – 10:15am
|10:15am – 10:30am
|10:30am - 11:45am
Independent Owner Electronic Health Records: The Why, How, and Results
Speakers: Steve Chies, Benedictine Health System
Panelists: Harry Baum, C & H Healthcare, DBA Sharon Lane Health; Eli Quinones, Alliance Nursing Centers, Inc.; Phil Scalo, Bartley Healthcare
Selecting and implementing an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is a major undertaking for IOs. Learn from fellow IO peers who have taken the journey. Panelists will share their experiences including why they took the plunge, how the program was implemented and the results and outcomes of having an EMR system.
|11:45am – Noon
|Noon - 1:00pm
||Networking Lunch with Sponsor Recognition|
Speaker: Kelley Rice-Schild, Floridean Nursing Home, IO Council Co-Chair
|1:00pm - 1:15pm
|1:15pm - 2:15pm
Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI): A New Tool to Improve Your Business
Speakers: Courtney Krier, AHCA Director, Quality Awards Program
Within the next two years, every nursing center in the country will be required to have a QAPI program. Learn how this exciting new program can positively impact your business. How does QAPI differ from the current Quality Assessment and Assurance (QA&A) committees that are required? Why must each facility do this? What are the steps to get started?
Five Ways IOs are Gaining a Competitive Edge with EMRs and Outcomes Reporting
Speaker: Teresa Chase, American HealthTech
IOs are in a powerful position to use data to their competitive advantage, and become attractive partners to hospitals by mining EMRs with Outcomes Reporting. Data-driven facts level the playing field when competing for census. Learn the key steps to implementing an EMR– from paper to paperless and what data hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) expect to see.
How to Reduce Hospital Readmissions with Health Information Technology (HIT)
Speaker: Brian Dimit, PointClickCare
Residents in long term care (LTC) facilities are subject to frequent avoidable inpatient hospitalizations. Prevention is key and necessary for resident quality of care improvements and eliminating billions of dollars in unnecessary health care expenditures placed on the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Take an in-depth look at the steps LTC providers can take to reduce the rate of unnecessary hospitalizations through the use of the Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers (INTERACT 2) quality improvement program combined with HIT.
|2:15pm - 2:30pm
|2:30pm - 3:30pm
Financial Implications of Proposed Reimbursement Models
Speakers: Gregg Hathorne, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP; Nancy Rehkamp, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Medicare and private insurance reimbursement models are changing for patients requiring post-acute care through the implementation of ACOs, Total Cost of Care Contracting and Bundled Payments. Discuss the types of contracting terms that might be included in the new contracts and the performance measures that will likely be used. An interactive financial modeling tool that will help identify the impact of some of these contracts on key financial indicators such as days cash on hand, EBITA, etc. will be demonstrated.
The Affordable Care Act- Will You Be Better to "Pay or Play"?- What the Employer Mandate Will Mean to Your Company in 2014
Speakers: Nick Cianci, New England Financial Group; Jeff Smith, New England Financial Group; TBD, Benefit Focus
Employers will hear a critical overview of what to know about the employer mandate. IOs will learn how to make the determination about paying the fine or purchasing health insurance for employees? Learn about the cost effective health insurance benefit solutions AHCA/NCAL has developed to meet the needs of the membership.
Leading the Way to Reducing Off-Label Use of Antipsychotic Drugs
Speakers: David Gifford, AHCA Senior Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs; Ruta Kadonoff, AHCA Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Reducing the use of antipsychotic drugs in skilled nursing centers remains a top-priority goal for both CMS and AHCA. This session will review the current evidence base on the risks and benefits of these medications; discuss alternative strategies for understanding and responding to behavioral expressions of distress in persons with dementia; and offer practical approaches to foster positive facility changes to meet this goal.
|6:00pm - 8:30pm
|9:00pm - Midnight
PAC Event (Invitation Only)
Friday, March 15, 2013
|8:00am – 9:00am
||Continental Breakfast and Registration|
|9:00am – 10:00am
Medicare in 2013: OH MY!
Speakers: Patricia Boyer; Boyer & Associates, LLC
In October 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) made major payment changes with the implementation of RUGs IV and changes in how therapy was captured on the MDS and in the payment system. Facilities are still struggling to understand all these changes. In Fiscal Year 2013, additional changes are being implemented. Learn some of the strategies facilities have developed to manage the 2010 changes along with new changes and how to continue to work with the Medicare system in 2013.
Crafting Business Success with New Quality Award Resources for IOs
Speaker: Tim Case, AHCA Consultant
Completing a Bronze Quality Award application provides IOs important insight as to key factors at play in facilities and helps capitalize on them for maximum results. Writing a successful application for the AHCA/NCAL Bronze Quality Award has never been easier. The new Bronze Criteria Series will walk IOs through writing a successful Bronze application. The Bronze Series provides easy to follow explanations of each criteria, along with examples of correct responses, explanations of the purpose and value of each criteria. Both skilled nursing and assisted living providers will learn how to effectively apply for both awards.
EMR and HIT Hot Topics: How to Avoid the Top 10 Application Selection Blunders and Leverage Current Trends in Technology
Speaker: Janine Savage, VCPI
Learn the top 10 mistakes LTPAC providers make in selecting a clinical/EHR vendor. Explore how to avoid these blunders and use an effective application selection process to help choose a product in alignment with your business objectives and overall HIT strategy. Discover the importance of proper preparation, getting all the right players on board, and utilizing "gold standard" key differentiators during the vendor evaluation process. Hear how to develop a consistent, weighted scoring system for evaluating application vendors.
|10:00am – 10:15am
|10:15am – 11:15am
Are You Ready? What Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) Need to Know to Prepare for Healthcare Reform
Speakers: Stephen David, Accurate Business Results; Lori Peterson, Collaborative Consulting
The restructuring of the healthcare delivery system will require cross setting coordination and collaboration, the creation of shared strategies, financial modeling and a common purpose to positively impact the quality of care delivery, while at the same time implementing efficiencies to contain the rapidly rising costs. Explore emerging trends that are driving new partnership opportunities between acute, post-acute, LTC, and community based providers. Learn financial, marketing and communication tools and strategies that can help providers take on leadership roles in affecting change across the healthcare delivery system.
The Role of Clinical HIT in SNF Person Centric Longitudinal Care
Speaker: John Derr, Golden Living, LLC
Clinical care and HIT have to be in harmony to provide high quality of care and quality of life in longitudinal care planning. This is especially true in tomorrow’s world of new clinical care and payment models like ACOs and in the electronic transition of care between SNFs, hospitals and physicians. Hear an update on SNF clinical HIT, strategic alternatives, transition of care alternatives, eQuality of care requirements, and person centric medication management.
High Return Workplace Practices
Speaker: Marguerite McLaughlin, Healthcentric Advisors
There is a wide array of workplace practices that, even with the most meager of budgets, can provide significant return on investment. In this engaging session, you will explore numerous practical interventions that lead to greater staff stability along with core staffing elements such as consistent assignment. You are sure to walk away with a wide range of ideas that you can implement within your organization. These high return workplace practices come from on-site visits at nursing homes from around the country.
|11:15am – 12:30pm
||Closing General Session - Three Essential Principles from Sun Tzu's Art of War|
Speakers: Kelley Rice-Schild, Floridean Nursing Home, IO Council Co-Chair; Becky Sheetz-Runkle, Professional Speaker
Sun Tzu’s Art of War is a 2500-year-old battlefield treatise that is required reading in many business schools in the U.S. and around the world. It is revered for its profound strategy that has been applied with great success by businesses. But what does it say for long term care providers? Learn three essential principles from The Art of War that long term care professionals can use to compete more effectively. Becky Sheetz-Runkle, author of Sun Tzu for Women: The Art of War for Winning in Business will discuss ways to gain knowledge of your organization and competition, how to seize advantages and take the unexpected route.