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Moving Mountains
Web Seminar Series: SNF Provider Training, Tools & Insight to Conquer 2019 Industry Changes

This web seminar series will focus on the clinical, operational and reimbursement updates   necessary for success with Phase 3 Requirements of Participation and preparing for the 2019 Medicare Reimbursement update under the proposed Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM).

This 12-month web seminar series will guide providers in implementing a step-wise action plan to manage the industry changes taking effect in 2019 including phase 3 Requirements of Participation and the potential transition of Medicare PPS from RUGs IV to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM).

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.

PDPM Triple Check Process and Billing Accuracy

October 1, 2019 | 1:30 p.m.

This web seminar will review best practices to decrease potential billing errors and promote accurate reimbursement for PDPM claims through internal interdisciplinary auditing processes. Key roles of interdisciplinary team members in completion of a collaborative triple check process and key data collection, billing and monitoring process pertinent to PDPM will be emphasized.
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HFS Provider Staffing Plans

September 24, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. 

Mark McCurdy, HFS Bureau Chief, will discuss the implementation of the Provider Staffing Plans and explain how they will be used in the staffing based reimbursement add-on, which will be included in the rate as of July 1, 2019 and monitored for compliance beginning October 1, 2019. The rejected TAN review processing will also be covered during this seminar. A Q&A session for LTC billing and eligibility issues will follow.

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AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Workshops

Bronze Workshop | October 23, 2019 | Springfield
The first step in the National Quality Award Program is the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award. IHCA member skilled nursing centers and assisted living providers are all eligible to apply.

The goal of this award level is to provide applicants with the tools and resources they need for continuous per-formance improvement. Through the Bronze criteria, based on the Organizational Profile section of the Baldrige Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence, members will assess their organization’s mission, vision and key factors that lead to success. This will provide a strong foundation for the second step—the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award level.

At the end of the workshop you will have a mostly completed application!!!

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Silver Workshop | October 24, 2019 | Springfield
The second step in the National Quality Award Program is the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award. A requirement of the program is to receive a Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award before applying at the Silver level.

At this level, applicants continue to learn and develop effective approaches that help improve performance and health care outcomes. The Silver guidelines are based on the Baldrige Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence. In addition to the Organizational Profile, applicants provide a thorough assessment of their systematic approaches and the deployment of these approaches. The Silver program provides a clear pathway for recipients moving to the Gold—Excellence in Quality Award.

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Review Course for the Illinois Licensure Examination for Nursing Home Administrators

2019 Dates:
Naperville, IL - NIU

November 2 & 16

Springfield, IL - Northfield Inn & Suites
November 20 & 21

8:00 - 8:30 Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 - 12:00 Review 
12:00 - 1:00 Plated lunch
1:00 - 6:30 Review (Day One)
1:00 - 5:30 Review (Day Two)

Day One 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.  

Day Two 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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