CE CENTRAL- Need a continuing education certificate from an event?  Click here!


  • PDPM Training
    March 13 - The Chateau, Bloomington
    March 14 - Doubletree, Mt. Vernon

  • ‚ÄčResources for Success
    March 27-28, Northfield Inn, Springfield

  • PDPM Training for MEMBERS ONLY
    April 16, Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield

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.

Phase 3 RoP: Implementing and Effective SNF Compliance and Ethics Program

February 5, 2019 | 1:30 p.m.
This web seminar will review SNF Compliance and Ethics Program requirements effective with Phase 3 of the Requirements of Participation on November 28, 2019. This session will emphasize developing or updating the SNF Compliance and Ethics Program to meet all required Phase 3 components per the final rule. Guidance on effective day to day implementation strategies and operating the program will be provided. A program implementation checklist and risk assessment tool will be shared with participants. 
Click here to view the brochure
Click here to register online

Review Course for the Illinois Licensure Examination for Nursing Home Administrators

2019 Dates:
Naperville, IL - NIU

March 23 & 30
May 4 & 18
August 10 & 17
November 2 & 16

Springfield, IL - Northfield Inn & Suites
March 12 & 13
May 29 & 30
August 28 & 29
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.  

Click here to view the complete brochure
Click here to register online

PDPM (Patient Driven Payment Model): Let’s Giddy on Up with the New Medicare Payment System Expectations!

March 13, 2019- The Chateau, Bloomington 
March 14, 2019- DoubleTree by Hilton, Mt. Vernon

In 2017, CMS began looking at a way to pay nursing facilities that would eliminate some of the ongoing concerns about therapy utilization and other costs that affect the care of the resident. This new SNF reimbursement system, PDPM (Patient Driven Payment Model), will replace the current RUGs-based payment system. PDPM includes five different components of care that will affect payment - PT, OT, SLP, NTA (Non Therapy Ancillaries) and Nursing.
This session will not only address the facility ramifications due to the change, but also discuss how accurate ICD-10 coding will be crucial to your success. This full day workshop will start with diagnosis coding, work through PDPM including a case study, and end with participants having a plan to implement in their facilities.

Click here to view the complete brochure
Click here to register online

DON Certificate Program

March 28, 2019
Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center, Springfield
The Long Term Care Nurses Association (LTCNA) is offering an extensive certificate program to assist Directors of Nursing and other nurse managers in their operations. This program will take place over the course of about 8 months and feature face-to-face sessions, as well as web seminars. The program will total 20-22 clock hours of continuing education and participants will receive a framed certificate of completion for display.

The LTCNA DON Certificate Program kicks off with an informative and interactive face-to-face event on March 28 in Springfield that will focus on the many roles of the Director of Nursing/Nurse Manager. During the months of April through June and August through November, there will be web seminars covering a variety of topics including financial information for DONs, How to Manage the Survey Process (pre- and post-), Communication, Infection Control, Basic MDS, PDPM, Quality, Staff Recruitment and Retention and more! In July, there will be another face-to-face leadership workshop presented by Mary Tellis-Nyak.

As an added bonus, registrants will be invited to attend the 22nd Annual Resources for Success, March 27 & 28 at NO CHARGE! The kickoff session will begin following the conclusion of Resources for Success.

Click here to view the complete brochure

PDPM Training with AHCA- for Members only

April 16, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield

The new patient driven patient model (PDPM) begins October 1, 2019!  This training by AHCA staff will prepare you for all the upcoming changes.  In this new payment model, patient clinical characteristics in totality will determine payment and quick and highly accurate assessment and diagnosis will be critical. Payment will no longer be focused on therapy minutes and ADLs, but will rely on over 180 MDS items. Failing to accurately code patient needs will have a significant impact on adequate and accurate payment for high quality care. It will also be important to review staff roles and changes made to operate effectively under PDPM.

Click here to view the complete brochure
Click here to register online