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PDPM Master Class Web Seminar Series
This 12 month webinar series focuses on developing mastery of the skills required to successfully lead clinical reimbursement excellence under PDPM. The log in fee for each session is $55 each member/$110 each non-member. 

Scheduled dates and topics:
April 7 - Effective Meetings for PDPM (UR/Medicare, Clinical, Triple Check)
May 5 - PDPM: Staff Development and Core Competency Essentials
June 2 - Care Planning for the Complex Resident Under PDPM
July 7 - All In! PDPM Supportive Documentation for Physicians, Nursing, Rehab, Dietary, and Social Services
August 4 - PDPM Quality Assurance and Outcomes Tracking
September 1 - Addressing PDPM Medical Review Risks in the SNF Compliance and Ethics Work Plan
October 6 - PDPM: Advancing Clinical Capabilities and Care Delivery
November 3 - What We’ve Learned: Insights into Successful Providers from the First Year of PDPM
December 1 - Year End PDPM Updates and 2021 Policy Changes

PDPM Master Class Web Seminar Series:
Effective Meetings for PDPM (UR/Medicare, Clinical, Triple Check)
April 7, 2020- 1:30 p.m.

This session of the PDPM Master Class Series will review how daily clinical, Medicare and triple-check meeting processes can be updated to ensure ongoing resident-centered assessment and identification of changes under PDPM. Best practices for review of newly admitted residents, incorporating IPA considerations, Interrupted Stay tracking and assurance of continued skilled need will be emphasized along with ensuring clean claims through an effective pre-submission review process. 

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Review Course for the Illinois Licensure Examination for Nursing Home Administrators

2020 Dates:
Naperville, IL- NIU
March 14 & 28, 2020
May 2 & 9, 2020
August 8 & 15, 2020
November 7 & 14, 2020

Springfield, IL - Northfield Inn & Suites
March 18 & 19, 2020 CANCELLED
May 13 & 14, 2020
August 19 & 20, 2020
November 18 & 19, 2020

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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IHCA Public Policy Forum- CANCELLED 
March 25, 2020
State House Inn, Springfield

IHCA policy staff and consultants will provide an overview of IHCA’s policy and political agenda for 2020, 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.
23rd Annual Resources For Success
April 29 & 30, 2020- Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center, Springfield
Wednesday, April 29
8—9 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9—10 a.m. Mandated Sexual Harassment Training by Michelle Stuercke
10—11 a.m.                 Implementing Trauma-Informed Care Regulations into Daily Practice by Kimberly Palermo
11 a.m.—Noon The Ever-Changing MDS: Are You Ready? by Kelly Kreul
Noon—1:30 p.m. Expo and Lunch
1:30—2:30 p.m. How to Protect Yourself and Your Residents When Using Electronic Records, Email and Social Media by
                                     Amy McCracken
2:30—3:30 p.m.           Infection Control by IDPH
3:30—4:30 p.m. Legislative Update by Ashley Snavely 
4:30—6 p.m. Just For You Reception
Thursday, April 30
8:30 - 10 a.m. Own it! Building an Accountability-Rich Culture Together by Leta Beam
10 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Own it! (cont’d)
11:45 a.m. - Noon Wrap up and Adjourn

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Nurse Leader Certificate Program (formerly DON Certificate Program)
Kickoff Session
April 30, 2020 | Northfield Inn, Springfield
The Long Term Care Nurses Association (LTCNA) is offering an extensive certificate program to assist Nurse managers and other nurse leaders 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 Nurse Leader Certificate Program kicks off with an informative and interactive face-to-face event on April 30 in Springfield that will focus on the many roles of the Nurse Manager. Monthly web seminars will focus on topics pertinent to the role of nurse manager and in July, there will be a face-to-face leadership workshop presented by Mary Tellis-Nyak. As an added bonus, registrants will be invited to attend the 23rd Annual Resources for Success, April 29 & 30 at NO CHARGE! The kickoff session will begin following the conclusion of Resources for Success.
This program is for Directors of Nursing, nurse managers who may be new to this role or those who would like to enhance their knowledge. It would also be beneficial for those nurses who show leadership potential and are looking to advance their career. Sessions will help you improve your leadership skills as well as general knowledge needed to be an effective nurse manager.
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