Member Savings Programs Page ContentStart Saving Today!AHCA/NCAL Provides Cost-Cutting Programs To Save YOU Money!American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) members can now benefit from several member service programs designed to help cut costs on products and services that you use every day. Start saving money now with our exclusive member benefit discounts only available to AHCA and NCAL Members! NEW - Group Purchasing OrganizationEmployee Health Benefit ProgramsGeneral and Professional Liability InsuranceROP & Infection Control Trainings & eCompetencies®Gero Nurse PrepDementia Training ProgramsUtility Audit ServicesEnergy Savings ProgramsMusic and Scent Services AHCA/NCAL Insurance Solutions - Employee Health Benefits Program AHCA/NCAL Insurance Solutions has employee health benefit programs designed with exclusive AHCA/NCAL member savings and discounts for both the fully insured or self-insured member. The program offers health insurance options, voluntary benefit packages, an aggressive Stop-Loss insurance program, a Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) plan and fully ACA compliant Minimum Value Plan (MVP) options. The AHCA/NCAL Insurance Solutions Program also offers ACA-compliant comprehensive employee health benefits through our broker Compass Total Benefit Solutions, which was named a 2021 “Top Emerging Benefits Administration Company” by Manage HR Magazine. The MEC plan and MVP plan options were designed to help long term care employees who cannot afford Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant plan premiums, or the high deductibles associated with many ACA plans. These plans give employees affordable access to commonly needed and utilized health benefits at affordable prices with no deductibles and low co-pays. Pharmacy benefits are included in both plans. Spouse, children and family plan options are also available. To learn more about these plans and other health insurance savings and discounts available to AHCA/NCAL members, please contact Nick Cianci, President of Compass Total Benefit Solutions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave Kyllo with AHCA/NCAL Insurance Solutions at email@example.com for more information. Exclusive Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) AHCA/NCAL is pleased to announce a new exclusive partnership with Incite Strategic Partners, a senior living Group Purchasing Organization (GPO). Incite and AHCA/NCAL have aligned to bring members a best-in-class group purchasing experience with a shared vision of excellence and advocacy for residents and the senior living industry.Many high quality, recognizable, and trusted brands are on contract with Incite at industry leading prices and the Incite team provides analytical support to help your team choose the right product for the right price. All facility and company sizes are welcome to join the GPO. Signing up with Incite is free and easy with an online enrollment process that makes paperwork a breeze. Incite features:No feesNo volume minimumsNo exclusivity requirementsVisit www.incitesp.com/ahcancal to learn more. HealthCap - General and Professional Liability Insurance HealthCap is the leading professional and general liability insurance company dedicated to the senior care profession. HealthCap provides focused claims management services and specialized insurance products serving the spectrum of senior living communities. HealthCap is the AHCA/NCAL preferred provider of liability insurance. AHCA/NCAL members receive: 10% discount for AHCA/NCAL members Lower claims frequency and lower claims severity than other major liability insurance carriers Integrated risk management Onsite risk consult Accredited in-service education – in person or on-line Resource & Education Center stocked with policies, procedures, manuals and best practices Access to QA Reader, our innovative virtual risk management program Exclusive and local industry expert insurance agents Learn More Healthcare Academy® RoP eCompetencies® Phase 3 CMS Requirements of Participation (RoP) guidance mandates that SNFs develop, implement, and maintain effective training and competency programs for all staff. Training and competencies need to be based on each facility’s resident population and facility assessment to ensure staff have the competencies necessary to meet the ever-changing care needs of residents.Designed to help skilled nursing facilities comply with F-Tag 726 under CMS’ Requirements of Participation (RoP), AHCA’s Requirements of Participation eCompetencies® is a digital competency tool that helps skilled nursing facilities meet CMS’ RoP requirements at all staff levels. AHCA’s RoP eCompetencies® program is interdisciplinary and relevant to all staff, and features:80+ digital checklistsVideos to aid in competency developmentCompatibility with all devices RoP Evidence-based competency checklistsFlexibility to add orientation programs and customized competenciesFor more information and pricing, go here. For questions or to arrange a no-obligation demonstration, call (866) 323 4169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep Clinical competency is fundamental to value-based purchasing and LTC companies need to demonstrate their clinical strength to be competitive with ACOs, MCOs and their local hospitals. Clinical competency is also important to CMS in annual survey inspections.AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep does much more than just prepare RNs to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) board certification exam in gerontological nursing.It increases RNs’ knowledge of gerontological nursing practice. Gero Nurse Prep students see a whopping 24 percent average increase between their pre- and post-course test scores.Taking the AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep course does not obligate a RN to sit for the ANCC Board certification exam. Registered nurses who are interested in increasing their knowledge of gerontological nursing practice can simply complete the AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep course, receive 30 nursing contact hours, and increase their skills and knowledge of geriatric nursing.The AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse prep course thoroughly prepares those RNs who want to take the ANCC Board certification exam in gerontological nursing. Gero Nurse Prep grads have a passing rate of 94 percent on the ANCC exam on their first try. Research conducted by AHCA/NCAL in 2023 found that nursing facilities with at least one ANCC Board certified RN experienced: Lower rehospitalization rates for short stay and long stay residentsFewer deficiencies on averageFewer Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) citationsMore stars -- twice as likely to be a CMS 5-Star facility (44% versus 19%)Watch this video to learn more about the engaging AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep curriculum. CARES® and essentiALZ® Individual Certification Supported by AHCA/NCAL AHCA/NCAL supports the CARES® online person-centered dementia training program for staff. Properly trained staff is key to safely reducing the off-label use of antipsychotics. The CARES® trainings are real, practical, and relatable for all long term care employees to help achieve this goal. CARES Meets State Training RequirementsThis interactive U.S. map shows which CARES dementia training modules match and fulfill existing state training requirements for staff in various care settings. Click on your state to see which courses match your state’s training mandates. About CARES®CARES® was developed by HealthCare Interactive and is a series of online video-based dementia care training programs featuring real care providers and people with dementia in real settings. Training is accessible 24/7 and can be completed individually, in small groups or in a classroom-style setting. CARES® Discount for AHCA/NCAL Members AHCA/NCAL members receive a 15% discount on all orders by entering promo code AHCA15 when registering. Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Individual CertificationHealthCare Interactive’s CARES® Dementia Basics™ is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® for successfully incorporating the evidence-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication. Providers who purchase and train their staff with the HealthCare Interactive’s CARES® Dementia Basics™ are eligible to purchase Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® certification. Learn more at alz.org/essentiALZ. Check out the CARES program today and remember to use promo code AHCA15 when ordering to save 15% on your purchase. Cleary Energy - Utility Bill Auditing Services Most long term care facilities are being overcharged for one or more of their utilities. Cleary Energy recoups on average 4% to 8% savings on utilities for long term care facility customers. That’s a significant savings!Cleary Energy performs utility bill audits by examining utility, supplier and government charges on utility bills to obtain refunds and/or credits and rate reductions. Specifically, Cleary Energy audits a facility’s electric, natural gas, propane, heating oil, diesel fuel, water, sewer and telecommunications bills without adding new expenses to facility budgets.Cleary Energy guarantees savings or its auditing services are free. Cleary Energy’s fees are based on facility savings on their utility bills. AHCA/NCAL member facilities enter into a shared savings agreement with Cleary Energy that lasts for a period of three years. If no refund, savings or credits are received, AHCA/NCAL members owe nothing and will know with certainty that their facilities are not being overcharged for utilities. The process for engaging Cleary Energy to conduct a utility audit is easy and most information comes directly from the utilities or suppliers.Cleary Energy’s long term care experience sets the company apart. That in-depth knowledge of long term care operations enables Cleary Energy to find the greatest costs savings on utility expenses for AHCA/NCAL members because Cleary Energy knows where to look for savings.Take advantage of this unique no-risk opportunity to save on utility costs. Contact Cleary Energy today at:www.ClearyEnergy.comEmail: AHCA-NCAL@ClearyEnergy.comPhone: (203) 416-6568 Mood Media Mood Media offers exclusive AHCA/NCAL member pricing on music, messaging, and scent services that will enhance the resident experience in any long term care center. Mood’s music solutions are 100 percent fully licensed for all Mood usage applications and are commercial free!More information about Mood’s services and products can be found on the Mood website, or by calling Chip Ford at 814.931.8938 or emailing email@example.com. Check out Mood Media today! APPI Energy APPI Energy is available to provide data-driven, holistic energy management services and custom solutions tailored to your organization's specific needs and goals. As part of your membership benefit, APPI Energy can analyze your energy usage, evaluate your energy bill, deliver a green-apples-to-green-apples comparison of supplier prices and contracts, and negotiate a supply solution tailored to your budgetary needs and sustainability goals.Benefits to you include:Negotiating on your behalf: Advocating for you, not the supplier or the utilityMinimizing risk: Analyzing contracts and monitoring regulatory changesProviding customized solutions: Including comprehensive evaluations on demand and usage profileSave you time: Evaluate local utility and government policies to ensure all incentives are being capturedOperating on a foundation of data-driven consulting solutions, designed to help you save time, money, and minimize budgetary risk on the energy procurement process, APPI Energy is unbiased, working with only the most trusted, heavily-vetted suppliers.Additionally, APPI Energy offers energy management solutions to reduce demand, reduce costs, and increase sustainability. As a true extension of your team, APPI Energy provides holistic, tailored solutions that help you set and meet your energy goals while reducing overall energy costs. To learn more about the member benefit, contact Carrie Shepard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.520.6685.