Driving 5-Star & RoP Implementation Through a QAPI Approach: 2017 Web Seminar Series

IHCA is collaborating with the AHCA affiliates of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee to bring you this exciting web seminar series. For a complete list of dates and topics, click here to view the informational flyer. 

The fee for each session is $55 members/$110 non-members. 

Increase in ADL Help, Ability to Move Independently Worsened & Improvement in Function: Analyzing 5-Star Functional Mobility QMs & Applying QAPI Principles to Improve Functional Mobility QMs 

October 11, 2017
9 - 10:15 a.m.

This session will review the increase in ADL help, the ability to move independently worsened and improvement in function quality measures that impact the Quality Measure component of the Nursing Home Compare 5-Star Quality Rating system. During the session, we will review how these measures are calculated and how they impact your overall 5-Star Quality Rating. The session will focus on best practices for reducing and preventing decline in ADL status and improving this quality measure using a QAPI framework with emphasis on reduction of common MDS coding errors and implementation of a facility specific 5-Star road map action plan. Sample tools will be shared for driving and sustaining 5-Star Quality.

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Emergency Preparedness: Developing and Implementing Your Disaster Plan

October 27, 2017 - Springfield

Being prepared in the case of an emergency is a major hot button in today's regulatory environment. This session will provide attendees with the information they need to help them develop and implement their own disaster plan.

Overview of the Regulations—This portion of the session will provide an overview of the changes in the federal regulations concerning Emergency Preparedness.

Emergency Operations Plan Development—This segment will focus on identifying what an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is and how it is developed and used in both the public and private sector. Discussion will also cover the required elements of an EOP as it relates to the new CMS rules, and examples will be shown. 

Testing the Emergency Operations Plan—The last part of the session will focus on testing the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) through exercises. Discussion will center on the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), which was developed by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The HSEEP concept was developed for both the public and private sector as a process for designing, developing, conducting and evaluating exercises that test the EOP.
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Review Course for the Illinois Licensure Examination for Nursing Home Administrators

Naperville- Saturday, November 4 and Saturday, November 11, 2017
NIU- Naperville- Room 166
1120 E. Diehl Rd., Naperville

Springfield - Wednesday, November 29 and Thursday, November 30, 2017
Northfield Inn, Suites and Conference Center 
3280 Northfield Dr., Springfield
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.             Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Review  
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.           Plated lunch
1:00 - 6:30 p.m.             Review (Day One)
1:00 - 5:30 p.m.             Review (Day Two)

November 4 and November 11 will be devoted to reviewing material covered by the national portion of the exam.  The session will cover federal laws and regulations, and present basic principles of leadership and management, human resources, finance, physical environment, and resident care and quality of life. Study materials you will receive: “Practice Questions and Answers on Nursing Home Administration” by John T. Cirn, Ph.D. written in the same multiple-choice format used in the licensure exam. “Review Manual for the National Part of the Licensure Examination” by John T. Cirn, Ph.D. is a two-binder set containing overviews of human resources management and financial management in the nursing home; a glossary of long term care terms; outlines of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, federal employment laws, and the Life Safety Code; and readings on infection control, activity programming, resident-centered care, and numerous other topics addressed by both the core and the NHA specialty components of the NAB exam. Federal materials include the certification standards, all the survey guidances, and the survey protocol.  

November 11 and November 30 will focus on materials covered by the state supplemental part of the exam, primarily the Illinois licensing rules for skilled nursing facilities.  BRING A CALCULATOR for the practice exercises on calculation of minimum “direct care” staffing.  

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