Quality Summit Page ContentThe 2023 Quality Summit will provide can’t miss programming designed for quality practitioners at all levels. Sessions will showcase the innovative practices of providers across the country, offer peer-to-peer idea exchanges, new solutions from sponsor partners, and engaging keynote presentations. This year’s opening keynote speaker, Kathy Raethel, former President and CEO of Adventist Hospital will share her guiding philosophy, "Why Love Matters." The focus on this philosophy was key to her organization earning the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2019. The Summit will showcase a strong slate of sessions this year, with topics including the Baldrige criteria, workforce retention, diversity, equity and inclusion, quality improvement, survey/regulatory, etc. We will also host a Bronze application workshop again this year. Join us at the Gaylord in Grapevine, TX May 22-24 and you will leave with information and ideas that you can implement as soon as you return to your centers and communities. Registration Attendee Eligibility Attendee registration for this event is exclusively for long term care and post-acute care providers. Registration and attendance for companies and individuals who sell or market products and/or services to provider organizations is limited to sponsorship opportunities. AHCA/NCAL reserves the right to grant final approval for all registrants to attend this conference. Registration Rates Deadline: Thursday, May 11, 2023 AHCA/NCAL Member: $500 First-Time Attendee (Member): $400 Each Additional Member, from same facility: $450 State Executive Member: $325 Attendee Non-Member: $695 Discounted Quality Award Examiners: $300 All registrations include: The opportunity to earn up to 10.5 CEs Two Breakfasts, luncheon, and an evening networking reception Register online today! General Information Substitutions Substitutions will be allowed up to five (5) calendar days prior to the conference. Conference registration changes and/or substitutions must be made in writing via fax to (415) 293-4743. (Attn: AHCA/NCAL Registration), or contact the Quality Summit Registration Support Center. Cancellations/RefundsCancellations received on or before Thursday, May 11, 2023, will be refunded minus a $75.00 administrative fee. Any change or cancellation must be made in writing. Refunds will not be issued after Thursday, May 11, 2023. Refunds will be processed within five (5) days following the end of the conference. Refunds or credits will not be made on no-shows. Conference Attire Business casual attire is suitable for all meetings, sessions, and receptions. Please remember to bring a sweater or jacket for air-conditioned rooms. By registering for and/or attending the event, I acknowledge and agree that photographs, video, and other recordings of the event may be taken by AHCA/NCAL or parties acting on behalf of AHCA/NCAL and that these photographs, video, and other recordings may be used by AHCA/NCAL in any media now known or later invented for any purpose related to AHCA/NCAL’s mission, including educational, promotional, and awareness-related use. I give to AHC/NCAL unlimited permission to use my name, likeness, image, statements, and other information I may give to AHCA/NCAL whether through registration, at the event, or otherwise that may be necessary for AHCA/NCAL to make use of its rights in photographs, video, and other recordings. Hotel & Travel Information Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center 1501 Gaylord TrailGrapevine, TX 76051 Make Your Reservation Early! Convention Management Resources Inc., (CMR) is AHCA/NCAL’s Quality Summit official registration and housing company. Please register and make your hotel reservation online. Conference registration is required to secure your hotel reservation. Room Rates & TaxesAHCA/NCAL has arranged for special group rates of $299.00 per night single or double occupancy plus appropriate tax and service charges. This rate will be extended three days pre and post conference dates, based on availability. Reservations must be made by Thursday, May 11, 2023. Reservation requests made after this hotel deadline will be based on availability at the prevailing rate determined by the hotel. The hotel requires a first-night deposit of room and tax to guarantee accommodations. (Hidden) Networking Activities PLEASE NOTE: All activities are open to all conference guests and occur simultaneously on Thursday, March 21. Choose one of these exciting options! Golf Outing Location: TPC Tampa Bay Cost: $115 per golfer (includes round-trip transportation) Time: 12:00pm (The required pace of play for TPC Tampa Bay is 4 hours 22 minutes) The Bobby Weed designed 18-hole course earned a 4.5-star rating from Golf Digest and is one of the top five courses in Florida according to Florida Golf Magazine. This course is one of two in Tampa Bay designated as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Golf package includes green fees, cart fees, and practice facility privileges. Golf clubs and shoes are available for an additional cost. Includes lunch. Paddle Board and Kayak Tour Location: Marriott Waterside Hotel & MarinaCost: $72 per personTime: 2:00pm - 4:00 pm Get out on the water for a two-hour tour on either a paddleboard or kayak. Spend time on the beach at Davis Island, and enjoy the sunshine and good company before returning to the Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. Includes lunch. Mixology ClassLocation: Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, Pool Deck Cost: $64 per personTime: 2:00pm - 4:00 pm The Mixology Class will entail 2 cocktails (hands on for all participants), along with hors d’ oeuvres that will complement the drinks. Join your IO Peers for this fun class! Health & Safety Protocols With health and safety remaining a priority for our attendees, we ask that the following be observed:Up to date with current vaccines is preferred for all registered attendees. Masks are worn at the discretion of the attendees. Do not travel if you experience COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days before a meeting or event.If you have had a recent high-risk exposure in last 10 days before and meeting or event, you should wear a mask for 10 days following the exposure and not participate in indoor activities where you may need to take off your mask (e.g. dinning, drinking, coffee, etc.). High risk exposure at work does not count if appropriate PPE was used during resident care.Follow all state, local, and private business health and safety measures in place. If you experience symptoms or are exposed while onsite, please self-quarantine to your hotel room and contact AHCA/NCAL staff (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a test kit. (Hidden) Discounted Disney Tickets Disney currently provides exclusive After 1PM and After 5PM Twilight Tickets and special discounted multi-day tickets to Quality Summit attendees that are not available at our Ticket Windows. The multi-day tickets include a complimentary bonus visit to an additional Disney experience. (Due to Covid-19 these options have been modified to include the mini-golf and Disney Oak Trail golf options. To purchase specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or CLICK HERE. Tickets are valid 7 days pre, during, and 7 days post meeting dates. Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is 05/13/2022. Please note: With the new Disney Theme Park Reservation System and park capacity limitations, it’s important to lock in your visit as soon as possible. A park reservation is required for entry along with the ticket. Opening Keynote Speaker (Hidden) Coming Soon... Closing Keynote (Hidden) Jerald Cosey, HFA Jerald Cosey is a senior healthcare leader, patient advocate, consultant, and professional speaker. He is the operational leadership development director for American Senior Communities (ASC), the largest senior living and senior healthcare company in Indiana. In this role, he is dedicated to developing leaders for over 90 skilled nursing and assisted living communities in Indiana and Kentucky. Jerald recently served as executive director of Greenwood Meadows; a skilled nursing facility operated by ASC which earned the 2019 American Health Care Association’s Silver Quality Award.Jerald graduated from Kentucky State University in 1990 with a BA in Business Administration. He is the founder of Graceful Moments, an outreach ministry focused on minimizing isolation within the senior living community. Experiences he had during outreach led Jerald to complete work for his Health Facility Administrator license and Nurse Aide certification in 2013. Jerald is a member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and the National Speakers Association. He is committed to advancing senior healthcare as a speaker, consultant, and patient advocate. Summit Agenda Monday, May 22 11:00am – 5:00pm Registration Open2:00pm - 3:00pmConcurrent Sessions - Pick 1 of 3 OptionsThe Outliers - Some Centers Beat the Odds Speaker(s): David J. Farrell, MSW, LNHADescription: COVID has highlighted the dedication and courage of long-term care staff, the fragility of residents, and the impact of good leadership. The speaker offers insights and effective practices from Missouri, South Carolina and California centers that had better COVID related outcomes than their peers. At the same time, and not unrelated, these centers were able to maintain staff stability over the course of the pandemic. What can we learn from the outliers who faced the same challenges as their peers yet had better outcomes. The speaker will share knowledge and observations of best practices to stabilize staff, prevent and mitigate spread and increase vaccination and booster rates. Attendees will take home concrete practices that the outliers utilized to support their staff and create the conditions for stability and excellent infection control outcomes.Improving Resident & Staff Outcomes in Assisted Living Speaker(s): Pamela Truscott, DNP/HSL, MSN/ED, RN, CA-L, DNS-CT, QCP, RAC-CT, CDP, Director, Quality Improvement, National Center for Assisted Living; Lisa Zeis, SLP, MS, Senior Director of Quality and Experience, Lifespark Senior LivingDescription: Why do we work in long term care? The answer is simple. We are here to support the residents and provide them with the best quality of life, and care, for however long they have with us while we continuously try to improve outcomes. How can we improve the outcomes for residents as well as staff? Again, the answer is simple. Facilities must be engaged in continuous quality improvement efforts, data collection, and system improvement processes. This session will be aimed at improving resident and staff outcomes through exploration of data collection, continuous systems improvement, and the quality journe Life Safety and Emergency Preparedness Hot Topics Speaker(s): David Hood, Senior Advisor / Technical Fellow, Jensen Hughes; Nick Gabriele, VP, Global Service Line Leader Healthcare + Emergency Management, Jensen HughesDescription: Life safety and emergency preparedness are consistent survey focus areas for Skilled Nursing providers and state-level focus for Assisted Living providers. This session will review survey trends, deficiency data and best practices for emergency preparedness and life safety readiness. Current hot topics will be reviewed along with recent interpretations related to life safety or emergency preparedness.3:00pm – 3:30pmMarketplace MeetupAn opportunity to Meet our Sponsors and learn about products or services that can improve your organization’s performance or further enhance resident care.3:30pm - 4:30pmConcurrent Sessions - Pick 1 of 3 OptionsInfection Prevention and Control in Assisted LivingSpeaker(s): Pamela Truscott, DNP/HSL, MSN/ED, RN, C-AL, QCP, DNS-CT, RAC-CT, CDP, Director, Quality Improvement, National Center for Assisted LivingDescription: Prior to the pandemic, long term care had areas of opportunity to improve their infection prevention and control (IPC) programs. COVID-19 shed a spotlight on the need to improve IPC programs in long term care. With emerging communicable diseases, including multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs), it is important that team members know and understand standard, enhanced barrier, contact, and airborne precautions. This session will review what an effective assisted living IPC program should include, the part that QAPI plays in assisted living IPC, the importance of understanding IPC precautions, and the key stakeholders in assisted living to engage in the IPC program. The Interplay of Baldrige and QAPISpeaker(s): Tammy Kelly, PT, LNHA, RAC-CT, RAC-CTA, Director of RAI & Clinical Reimbursement, CCR, Inc.; Stacey Hord, CCC-SLP, LNHA, Chief Business Development Officer, Associated Care Ventures, Inc.Description: The Baldrige framework is a set of nationally recognized criteria that helps businesses improve performance. A fundamental principal of the Baldrige framework is the idea of systems-based continuous quality improvement. This goes hand in glove with the concepts of QAPI. During this session, the presenters will share how the implementation of the Baldrige criteria into a facilities organization will enrich and support their QAPI plan. Further, the presenters will provide resources and action items to help facilities create, implement, refine, and sustain their QAPI plan.Hardwiring Excellence with High Performing TeamsSpeaker(s): Deb G. Fournier, Gero-RN, MSB, CHC, CPHQ, CIP, NHA, Owner, Health Care Executive, Fournier’s Oceana LLC Description: The presenter will describe and review the required elements for hardwiring excellence in long term care. She will also discuss strategies and share tools used in two organizations to achieve national quality recognition. The presenter will identify critical factors that create a climate for attaining high performance and share how she used the performance excellence framework to align systems.5:00pm - 6:00pmHospitality Reception Tuesday, May 23 8:00am - 5:00pmRegistration Open8:30am - 9:30amFull Breakfast Buffet9:30am - 10:30amOpening General SessionSpeaker(s): Kathy RaethelKathy is the former President and CEO of Adventist hospital and under her tenure they won the national Baldrige award. Kathy’s motto “it’s all about love” is the motto that was adopted at Adventist under her tenure.10:30am - 10:45amMarketplace MeetupAn opportunity to Meet our Sponsors and learn about products or services that can improve your organization’s performance or further enhance resident care.10:45am - 11:45amConcurrent Sessions - Pick 1 of 3 OptionsMentoring - The Bridge to Long-term Staffing SuccessSpeaker(s): Angela R. Eslinger, Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain, Direct Supply; Heather TerHark-Monreal, Vice President of Ancillary Services, VIVAGE Senior Living; Nicole Burger, Regional Vice President, Mission HealthDescription: Learn how to build a practical and sustainable mentoring program that scales with your staffing situation and puts the people back in the center of mentoring. We’ll take you through a how-to so you can build a culture that enables formal and informal mentoring. You’ll leave with tools to launch a program that is measurable, fun and reinforces the organization’s goals. We’ll discuss the impact to the resident when there is consistent staff who are happy and engaged and show you that there are fewer mistakes when your staff is comfortable enough to be vulnerable and ask questions. Ultimately, this session will help you bridge the gap between a new hire to a committed employee and future leader.Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Senior CareSpeaker(s): Michelle Maalouf, Head of Product, Marketing and Operations, Activated InsightsDescription:Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in senior care is at forefront more so now than ever and while it’s obviously morally correct and in line with all senior care organizational values; it also makes business sense. You might ask, what is the value of diversity in an organization?Sometimes the data tells us what we already know, senior living and long-term care organizations with a DEI strategy achieve a more diverse and inclusive workforce widening their collective perspective and deliver better outcomes for their seniors and stakeholders while retaining and contributing to the growth of their employees. But how to collect DEI data and benchmark your senior care organization vs the market, implement and measure your DEI initiatives as well as ensuring equitable outcomes will separate on paper metrics from tangible cultural impacts.Surveying over 300k employees annually, Activated Insights will share the value, implementation strategies and key measurement metrics of diversity, inclusion and equity for senior care organizations.Leveraging AHCA LTC Trend Tracker SNF PDPM Utilization and Quality Measures Reports to Improve CareSpeaker(s): Daniel E. Ciolek, PT, MS, PMP, Associate Vice President, Therapy Advocacy, American Health Care Association; Maureen McCarthy, RN, BS, RAC-MT, QCP-MT, DNS-MT, RAC-MTA, President & CEO, Celtic ConsultingDescription:Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a goal to have all Medicare fee-for-service providers, including SNFs, participate in some form of accountable care relationship that coordinates care across multiple types of providers. Central to this effort is a desire to improve the value of care through improved outcomes at a lower cost. Also, CMS has begun efforts at expanding the number of quality measures a SNF would be subject to in the SNF Medicare Part A value-based payment (VBP) incentive program where performance will determine if a SNF receives a bonus payment or a penalty depending on quality measure performance compared to peers. AHCA has developed member tools in the AHCA Trend Tracker platform that permit SNFs to analyze their Medicare PDPM utilization trends to help identify issues that could be contributing to suboptimal quality measure performance. In this session, the presenters will discuss the current CMS efforts at transitioning Medicare into a more value-oriented payment system, will explain how AHCA members can access the AHCA LTC Trend Tracker SNF PDPM Utilization and Quality Measures Reports for their building(s), and how they can utilize these reports in efforts to improve care and outcomes. 12:00pm - 1:00pmNetworking Lunch (Association Update + NCAL Update)1:00pm - 1:30pmMarketplace MeetupAn opportunity to Meet our Sponsors and learn about products or services that can improve your organization’s performance or further enhance resident care.1:30pm - 2:30pmConcurrent Sessions - Pick 1 of 3 OptionsBuilding Trust for COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Long-Term CareSpeaker(s): Courtney Bishnoi, Vice President of Quality & Regulatory Programs, AHCA/NCAL; Jerald Cosey, BA, HFA, CNA, Healthcare Speaker & Operational Leadership Development Director, American Senior Communities; David Gifford, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, AHCA/NCAL; Kayla Stocks, Manager, Federal Grants, AHCA/NCALDescription: COVID has highlighted the dedication and courage of long-term care staff, the fragility of residents, and the impact of good leadership. The speaker offers insights and effective practices from Missouri, South Carolina and California centers that had better COVID related outcomes than their peers. At the same time, and not unrelated, these centers were able to maintain staff stability over the course of the pandemic. What can we learn from the outliers who faced the same challenges as their peers yet had better outcomes. The speaker will share knowledge and observations of best practices to stabilize staff, prevent and mitigate spread and increase vaccination and booster rates. Attendees will take home concrete practices that the outliers utilized to support their staff and create the conditions for stability and excellent infection control outcomes. A Catalyst for Innovation is in Your BackyardSpeaker(s): Rochelle Rindels, MSN, RN, QCP, Vice President of Nursing and Clinical Services, Good Samaritan Society; Heather Herlyn, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Director of Quality and Safety, Good Samaritan SocietyDescription:The needs of seniors are comprehensive and evolving, so finding innovative ways to deliver care and sharpen your facility’s performance is a key to providing the best possible experience and outcomes for residents and staff. You may have opportunities to unlock greater innovation by working together with your hospital partner on programs, systems and strategies that enhance clinical care, improve quality outcomes and engage clinical teams in a new way. This session will provide insights into how the Good Samaritan Society, together with its parent company Sanford Health, has harnessed these opportunities, and how your facility can, too.Memory Care; Going Beyond a Secured UnitSpeaker(s): Rebecca Slocum, PT, DPT, RAC-CTA, CDP, CHHRP-LTC, Clinical and Quality Specialist, Encore RehabilitationDescription:In the past year, CMS has developed an additional 20 ICD 10 codes for classifying dementia in patients. CMS and physicians are recognizing that not every patient with dementia should be treated the same way and that the diagnosis of dementia alone is no longer adequate to coordinate care. At the end of this training, you will feel confident developing a marketing program to sell your specific services to families and physicians alike, as well as describing your systems to surveyors to demonstrate overall competency in the memory care specialty.2:30pm - 3:00pmMarketplace MeetupAn opportunity to Meet our Sponsors and learn about products or services that can improve your organization’s performance or further enhance resident care.3:00pm - 4:00pmConcurrent Sessions - Pick 1 of 3 OptionsLateral Workplace Violence – Creating a Safe Place for Staff and ResidentsSpeaker(s): Barbara Speedling, Owner, Innovations for Quality LivingDescription:Stress, working short, not enough supplies, challenging resident and staff behaviors can all lead to frustration and tension. When frustration and tension are high a perfect storm is created. The perfect storm is the possibility for lateral workplace violence to occur. This session will identify what lateral violence is and what can be done to reduce the risk of lateral workplace violence.Evidence Based Fall PreventionSpeaker(s): Karen A. Lerner, RN, MSN, ATP, CWS, Clinical VP, Drive DeVilbiss HealthcareDescription:Evidence-based fall prevention interventions are effective at decreasing falls and fall-related injuries among older adults. The extent to which this evidence has penetrated routine health-care practice in the United States remains unclear and data suggests that translation of fall-prevention evidence into practice is limited. This program will review the available evidence of various fall prevention systems implemented through the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), American Nurses Association (ANA) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Specific examples of innovative evidence-based fall prevention strategies will be discussed. An IDT Approach to Operationalizing SDOH in SNFSpeaker(s): Sabrena McCarley, MBA-SL, OTR/L, CLIPP, RAC-CT, QCP, FAOTA, Director of Clinical Reimbursement, Transitional Care ManagementDescription:Skilled nursing facilities are being faced with various challenges of how to successfully address health inequities as well as the many components of social determinants of health impacting their patients, patient’s family members and their caregivers. It is easy for a skilled nursing facility to get overwhelmed by the unknown of how to operationalize these challenges, create resources and training material while updating their current policies and procedures. This session will focus on health equity and the different components within social determinants of health and connect the dots of how they are relevant within a skilled nursing facility for patient centered care and optimal discharge planning to prevent re-hospitalizations. This session will be focus on how each member of the interdisciplinary team plays a vital role in achieving patient centered care that is truly individualized based upon the patient’s economic stability, health care access and quality, education access and quality, their neighborhood and built environment as well as their social and community context. Additionally, this session will provide participants with resources and best practices that they will be able to take back to their facilities to train and put into place.4:00pm - 4:15pmBreak4:15pm - 5:15pmConcurrent Sessions - Pick 1 of 3 OptionsBeyond the Crisis: Workforce Resources to Build TalentSpeaker(s): Michelle Day, National Workforce Solutions Director, Equus Workforce SolutionsDescription:During this session, Equus Workforce Solutions, a comprehensive provider of workforce development services in North America, will provide an overview of workforce system resources designed to help employers recruit, develop, train, and retain skilled talent to meet business needs. The session will include information on partnership strategies to help employers in the healthcare and long-term care industry move beyond the crisis and build a skilled workforce. Participants will learn how to connect to resources, such as on-the-job wage subsidies and individual training accounts to offset the cost of professional development and to expand their talent pipeline.How to Prepare for a Deficiency Free SurveySpeaker(s): April Diaz, Vice President of Clinical Services, Marquis Companies; Elana Madrid, Executive Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, Washington Health Care AssocationDescription:This session will provide a deep dive into the current survey trends as well as top citations. The speakers will explore some action steps facilities can take to proactively avoid citations and ensure that they are meeting regulatory requirements. An Introduction to the CoreQ Short-Stay SurveySpeaker(s): Nicholas Castle, Department Chair, West Virginia UniversityDescription:The CoreQ surveys are a series of surveys for use with short-stay residents, long-stay residents, and family members of nursing facilities and residents and family members of assisted living facilities (i.e., five different surveys). Information from items in the CoreQ surveys can be combined to create a score that gives a measure representing the overall satisfaction of participants with the facility. Since development and release of the CoreQ surveys, they have been used in multiple initiatives. This has included collection and use of the surveys by states including NJ, MI, OR, and CT. The success of CoreQ surveys is partly due to their parsimonious nature, and standard data collection protocols employed. The measures (scores) from the items are representative of the overall satisfaction of the facility. This has great potential utility for public reporting purposes. Recently, in rulemaking, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requested feedback on the inclusion of the CoreQ: Short Stay Discharge for possible use in the future. If CMS were to adopt the CoreQ for use in their quality programs, it will be important for facilities to understand this measure. Discuss this with one of the CoreQ developers at this session. Wednesday, May 24 7:30am - noonRegistration Open8:00am - 8:45amFull Breakfast Buffet & Marketplace Meetup8:45am - 10:00amConcurrent Sessions - Pick 1 of 3 OptionsBronze Quality Award Train the Trainer Workshop Speaker(s): Pamela Truscott, DNP/HSL, MSN/ED, RN, C-AL, QCP, DNS-CT, RAC-CT, CDP, Director, Quality Improvement, National Center for Assisted Living; Urvi Patel, Senior Director, Quality Improvement, American Health Care Association; Shauna Kapsner, Director of Education & Events, Care ProvidersDescription:The first step in the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program is the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award. The Bronze Award level provides applicants with the tools and resources they need for continuous improvement in quality care. Through the Bronze criteria, based on the Baldrige Excellence Framework, applicants assess their organization’s mission, vision, and key factors that lead to success. Join this session to learn how to effectively facilitate a Bronze Quality Workshop using a case study, lectures, videos, sharing and feedback. This session is perfect for individuals responsible for providing applicant training or support. At What Cost? How to Operationalize a Cost-effective Skin and Wound Care Program Speaker(s): Melissa Morgan, MSN, RN, CWCN, Clinical Resource Manager, Medline Industries, LP Description: The cost of pressure injuries is on the rise. From cost of treatment, increased length of stay, decreased reimbursement and litigation, do you know what you are spending? In this session, the fundamental components of a skin and wound care program will be discussed with an emphasis on how to drive positive clinical outcomes, mitigate risk and decrease the financial impact on your organization. Improving the Quality of Care with CMS and Quality Improvement Organizations Speakers: Anita Monteiro, MSHCA, MA, MBA, BSN, Director, iQuality Improvement & Innovation Group (iQIIG), Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); Colleen Frey, RN, MSN, CPHQ, ACHE, Acting Director, QIN QIO Program – Nursing Homes and Community Health, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Description: The Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program, one of the largest federal programs dedicated to improving health quality for Medicare beneficiaries, is an integral part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human (HHS) Services' National Quality Strategy for providing better care and better health at lower cost. By law, the mission of the QIO Program is to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, economy, and quality of services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries.As directed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), the QIO Program provides nursing homes with no-cost quality improvement tools, training, coaching and resources to help them improve their overall 5-Star Quality Rating and clinical measures for resident care. Nursing homes also receive assistance to reduce Covid-19 infections through vaccination programs and infection prevention, improve medication safety, reduce preventable emergency room visits and readmissions, and prevent falls and pressure ulcers. This session, presented by the leaders of the CMS QIO program, will provide more information on the QIO program purpose and goals, and how partnering with your local QIO can benefit your organization.10:00am - 10:15amBreak10:15am - 11:30amConcurrent Sessions - Pick 1 of 3 OptionsProactive Financial Success Strategies for SNF LeadersSpeaker(s): Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, VP of Education and Certification Strategy, American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing; Maureen McCarthy, RN, BS, RAC-MT, QCP-MT, DNS-MT, RAC-MTA, President & CEO, Celtic ConsultingDescription:The budgets of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) have never been tighter, with most providers cutting any unnecessary items from their expenses. However, instead of cutting items, providers should consider focusing on opportunities to maintain or increase revenue. Managed care receivables, the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP), and the SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program all impact the facility’s bottom line in different ways. Also, the changes coming with MDS 3.0 version 1.18.11, effective Oct. 1, 2023, will significantly impact these programs as well as Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. During this 75-minute session, AAPACN Vice President of Education and Certification Strategy, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, and Celtic Consulting President and CEO, Maureen McCarthy, RN, BS, RAC-MT, CQP-MT, DNS-MT, RAC-MTA, will examine how facility leaders can implement strategies that ensure accurate reimbursement and prevent financial losses from these programs. The presenters will also discuss best practices and strategies to implement forthcoming MDS changes so they will be better prepared for the Oct. 1 transition. Nurse leaders will learn how to manage managed care, earn revenue back, and implement proactive operational strategies that will impact their facility’s financial success.Improving Your Organization’s Performance Through Root Cause AnalysisSpeaker(s): Andrew Martin, MSN, RN, CPHRM, Patient Safety Analyst/Consultant, ECRI and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices PSO; Mary C. Magee, MSN, CPPS, CPHQ, Patient Safety Analyst/Consultant, ECRIDescription: The purpose of a Root Cause Analysis is to find out what happened, why it happened, and determine what changes need to be made to prevent similar events from occurring. Through this session, participants will utilize a stepwise approach to conducting a complete and thorough root cause analysis. This will include determining when to conduct a root cause analysis, conducting the investigation and analysis, developing effective and sustainable action plans and measuring the effectiveness of the mitigation strategies.Data Tracking and Trending – It’s Not Just for SNFs Anymore!Speaker(s): Pamela Truscott, DNP/HSL, MSN/ED, RN, C-AL, QCP, DNS-CT, RAC-CT, CDP, Director, Quality Improvement, National Center for Assisted Living; KeShawn Heard (Franklin), Manager, LTC Trend Tracker & Quality, American Health Care Association; Jennifer Svoboda, Director of Standards, Arete LivingDescription: Assisted Living communities are no longer able to provide anecdotal information as a means of justification. Data to support the quality of care and services provided is becoming increasingly important. Unfortunately, data tracking and trending is still a new philosophy for many assisted living communities. This session will explore the benefits, rationales, and importance of tracking and trending data in assisted living.12:00pmQuality Summit Concludes (Hidden) Special Thanks! AHCA/NCAL would like to recognize the Quality Cabinet Committees AHCA Quality Improvement Committee NCAL Quality Committee AHCA Survey/Regulatory Committee AHCA Clinical Practice Committee AHCA/NCAL Customer Experience Committee AHCA/NCAL Workforce Committee AHCA/NCAL Emergency Preparedness and Life Safety Committee CONTACT US If you have questions or would like more information about the Quality Summit, please email us! email@example.com Location & Date Location: Grapevine, TX Date(s): May 22-24, 2023 Sponsorships Sponsorship opportunities available! firstname.lastname@example.org CE Credits & Certificates Earn up to 10.5 CEs. Network in formal and informal settings. Gain fresh ideas and perspectives that will help you achieve your goals back home. AHCA/NCAL has requested NAB approved CE hours for skilled nursing and assisted living administrators. Individuals seeking approval for all other professional licensures must file independently and should contact Becca Colbert, Manager, Education & Events for the materials needed. Meet the sponsors Get to know our wonderful sponsors! Browse their profiles and feel free to reach out to them regarding your business needs. Click to view Untitled  Host Sponsor Untitled  2023 SponsorsSponsorship Opportunities Available!