Regulations, Red Tape and Resident Care
F-Tag Review Web Seminar Series: Comprehensive Review of Regulations and Interpretive Guidance for top F-Tags 

IHCA is collaborating with several other AHCA/NCAL affiliates to bring you this exciting web seminar series for 2018. During this year long series, we will focus on a review of the top deficiencies cited nationally with the new Long Term Care Survey Process (LTCSP). Each session will focus on top-cited F-Tag with a review of the regulation and an analysis of the associated Interpretive Guidance. 

For a complete list of dates and topics, click here to view the informational flyer. 

The log in fee for each session is $55 members/$110 non-members. The fee for each additional person who wishes to receive CEs is $15 per session.

F-Tag Review Series: Comprehensive Review of Regulations and Interpretive Guidance for Infection Control/Antibiotic Stewardship F880-F881 

January 31, 2018 | 9:30 a.m.

This session will focus on F-Tag 880-881 with a review of the regulation and an analysis of the associated Interpretive Guidance. A review of survey procedures, such as the Infection Prevention, Control and Immunization Critical Element Pathway and the Surveyor Probes used to guide the investigative process will be discussed. Actual citation examples will be shared and discussed. Tools to assist the facility interdisciplinary team in monitoring compliance and incorporating into the facility QAPI processes will also be discussed. 

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2018 IHCA Public Policy Forum

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
President Abraham Lincoln DoubleTree | Springfield, IL

IHCA policy staff and consultants will provide an overview of IHCA’s policy and political agenda for 2018, review potential opposition initiatives that we may face, discuss the possibilities of what is in store for our sector in any potential state budget and provide an open discussion on the various policy concerns facing the long term care profession.
Featured speaker is Rich Miller, editor, author and publisher of The Capitol Fax and the Capitol Fax blog. The Capitol Fax is widely regarded as Illinois’ premiere ‘political insider’ publication. Miller has a finger on the pulse of everything that happens in the capitol, and his publications have a statewide readership.
We have also invited each of the major gubernatorial candidates to attend and address the group.
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Review Course for the Illinois Licensure Examination for Nursing Home Administrators

Saturday, February 17 and Saturday, February 24, 2018 | Naperville
Wednesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 15, 2018 | Springfield

February 17 and March 14 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. 

February 24 and March 15 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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