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​To sign up for NFP News or for questions about any publication on this page, please contact Dana Halvorson.
 

 Resources

 
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 care profession. 
 
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 
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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 

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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 

AHCA/NCAL 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 self-insured members.  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

Finding 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 Resource Center includes resources and tools for AHCA/NCAL members to learn more about effective strategies for recruiting, retention and staff development.  The 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. 


 

 Publications

 
NFP News is a monthly publication specifically for NFP providers. To sign up to receive NFP News, contact Dana Halvorson.

AHCA/NCAL has an array of publications that long term care providers will be interested in. Check out the list below.  
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