AHCA’s State of the States Clearinghouse
AHCA members now have access to key Medicaid and Medicare information through the State of the States Clearinghouse
. The AHCA State of the States Clearinghouse is a one stop
shop for key Medicaid and Medicare information impacting the long term
AHCA will continue to provide the most up-to-date information through the Clearinghouse and share new data/resources as they become available. Also be sure to visit the AHCA Medicaid Page
to learn more about the program and to access additional AHCA members-only Medicaid resources.
AHCA/NCAL Learning Management Website
Take a moment to visit AHCA/NCAL's comprehensive online Learning Management System that supports the training needs of its members. The website, known as ahcancalED
, contains a wealth of information including educational programs, webinars, instructional videos, training courses, and other tools. It is available free to AHCA/NCAL members.
Gero Nurse Prep Raises Geriatric Nurse Competence, Lowers Re-hospitalization Rates
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. AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep prepares RNs for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)’s board certification test in gerontological nursing – the GOLD standard in demonstrating clinical excellence in geriatric patient care. Recent analyses conducted by AHCA/NCAL show that nursing facilities with ANCC certified nurses have lower re-hospitalization rates, lower rates of off-label anti-psychotic use and are twice as likely to receive a 5-Star rating from CMS.
The Gero Nurse Prep program provides great value and increases the average experienced RN’s score on his/her knowledge of gerontological nursing by 24 percent. RNs earn 30 nursing contact hours by completing the Gero Nurse Prep program and those that complete the self-paced program have a 96% pass rate on the ANCC exam should they chose to take the exam.
Watch this video to learn more about AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep. Go to www.geronurseprep.com to learn more about this highly recommended program designed exclusively for RNs working in the long term and post-acute care profession.
We’ve Got You Covered! AHCA/NCAL Insurance Solutions Website
offers a variety of comprehensive insurance programs to meet your
business needs. AHCA/NCAL Insurance Solutions programs are designed with
exclusive member savings and discounts for both the fully-insured or
AHCA/NCAL Insurance Solutions also offers the Compass Minimum Essential
Coverage (MEC) plan that provides affordable health benefits that
employees actually use with no deductibles and low copays. The MEC plan
costs only $162 per month and employers determine
how much they contribute toward the premiums from 0-100%. This short video
describes the MEC plan. For more information, please contact AHCA’s Dave Kyllo at
dkyllo@AHCA.org and visit the
AHCA/NCAL Insurance Solutions website.
Long Term Care Sector Addresses Caregiver Shortage with Innovative Workforce Resource Center
a qualified workforce is one of the largest challenges facing long term
care providers. AHCA/NCAL has resources available
to help members attract and retain qualified caregivers. The online Workforce
includes resources and tools for AHCA/NCAL members to learn more about
effective strategies for recruiting, retention and staff development.
association also announced a partnership with PHI, a leading provider
of workforce training programs. PHI offers a range of services that
help providers attract quality workers, promote excellent care, reduce
turnover and achieve cost efficiencies. AHCA/NCAL
and PHI will provide coaching, training and consulting to help long
term care providers deliver quality care.