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Session | Preceptor Provider Training

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This six (6) hour Preceptor Training meets the requirements of 64B10-16.0025(2), FAC. This session will be an interactive training program to qualify attendees to become preceptors and help shape the careers of new long term care administrators. Lunch will be provided. *Additional Registration Fee Required


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Session | Medical Errors: Prevention and Analysis Course

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This two-hour self-directed course is designed to assist Florida’s licensed Nursing Home Administrators and Nurses in meeting the statutory requirements of Florida Statutes 456.013 (7); as well as the regulatory requirements of the Florida Administrative Code, Sections 64B9-5.011 for Nurses and s. 64B10-11.0011 for Nursing Home Administrators. *Complimentary with Full Conference Registration. Information delivered post Conference via Email


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Session 25 | Mega Session: Kick-Off Membership Meeting: The Hero Effect® - Being Your Best When It Matters the Most

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In a fresh and entertaining style, Kevin shares ideas, strategies and principles that will inspire and equip attendees to show up every day and make a positive difference. At the heart of Kevin’s message is a simple, yet powerful philosophy for life that drives every thought, every action and ultimately every result we achieve both personally and professionally. Your team will be motivated to reach beyond what is required and do something remarkable!


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Session 60 | Leverage Post-Acute Analytics to Inform and Improve Resident Care

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Resident care can be improved by learning to leverage post-acute analytics and become stronger partners for residents, referral sources, payers and communities served. This session will explore how Interventional Analytics help reduce hospital readmissions, risk strategies and clinically prioritizes residents and advances care coordination with acute partners to gain referrals. This session will also discuss the administrative and clinical impact data analytics can have on infection prevention and control programs and address how analytics help ensure appropriate payment for care provided.

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Session 59 | Orange You Glad You Know the Truth Behind Impairment Programs?

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Health care center administrators can face exposure liability in handling matters involving nurses and other health care providers suspected of impairment on the job. While Florida’s impaired practitioner programs (IPN/PRN) serve as “alternatives to discipline” for Practice Act violations, they carry high burdens for both the employee and employer. Learn what these intervention programs are about, their relationship with the Department of Health, the pros and cons of referral into the programs and the pitfalls “they” don’t tell you about.

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Session 58 | A 100-Day Crisis: The Truth About Employee Turnover in Long Term Care

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Most long term care providers are experiencing the effects of the workforce shortage. These days, it can be very difficult to engage, attract and retain talented employees. Unlike employees in most professions, those in long term care are most likely to leave within the first 100 days of employment. Operators must have a clear strategy to retain their new hires. Join the presenters as they discuss five techniques proven to reduce employee turnover.

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Session 57 | Creating an Adaptive Census Strategy

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We are constantly adapting to new technology, systems and rules. In this session, participants will learn how to identify targeted referral sources, create a selective process for choosing the right post-acute partners, align goals and have a simple but effective method of communication and marketing that clearly defines the advantages of your care model, clinical outcomes and resident satisfaction.

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Session 55 | Most Misunderstood Areas of Labor Law

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New laws and regulations have been enacted and interpretations of existing laws are changing, which are altering labor and employment laws here in Florida and around the country. A misunderstanding of these labor and employment laws can financially impact not only your center but you personally as well. This session will explore the most commonly misunderstood areas of labor law and is designed to keep you and your center away from costly litigation.

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Session 54 | Company Culture and Staffing: Practical Applications to Increase Staffing

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Staffing is the biggest challenge facing skilled nursing centers. So how do we attract staff without paying exorbitant wages? Culture change within the company is the most cost effective method of attracting and keeping staff. This session will provide a framework for instituting culture change and provide tools to monitor progress. The presenter will discuss a 10 step process to change building culture and lead a discussion on using culture change to improve nursing care, housekeeping and even building presentation.

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Session 53 | Riding the Waves of Florida Medicaid Eligibility and Managed Care

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Providers continue to ride waves of challenges and unexpected twists and turns. Securing Medicaid eligibility and managed care reimbursement is no exception. This session will provide an update on current trends related to Florida Medicaid reimbursement and eligibility. The presenter will discuss practical resolutions to specific challenges starting with the initial Medicaid application process all the way to successful Medicaid claims payment. Participants will be advised on how to recognize Medicaid eligibility concerns from the point of admission and learn best practices in working with Medicaid Managed Care companies. Participants will become a skilled resource for residents, their families and their companies, resulting in improved Medicaid reimbursement for their center. Additionally, the presenter will field provider questions related to current situations being faced and the best practices for a successful resolution.

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Session 52 | Effective Management of Psychiatric Disorders in Nursing Centers

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This session will address the challenges faced with providing quality mental health services while reducing the use of unnecessary psychiatric medications. Doing this will assist in achieving center compliance for maximizing reimbursement and resident outcomes.

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Session 49 | Preceptor Refresher Course

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Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrator (BNHA) regulations pursuant to 64B10-16.0025(2), FAC, require all Florida Nursing Home Administrators with Preceptor Certification to take a two-hour Preceptor Refresher Course upon license renewal every two years. This course will meet that requirement. If you are considering becoming a Preceptor, this session will also provide an overview to help you understand the needs and expectations of AITs and Preceptors. FHCA’s Senior Director of Quality Affairs Deborah Franklin will moderate this session as experts, including current and past members of the BNHA, probable cause panel members and experienced Preceptors, share their knowledge.

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Session 48 | Preventing Falls with Restorative Nursing

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This session will discuss how decreased mobility is the primary cause of falls and an overall deterioration in the health of residents. This session will also discuss exercise and restorative nursing programs that prevent falls by enhancing mobility, balance, strength and endurance of residents. It will describe how to set up an environment to help promote safe mobility.

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Session 56 | Caring for the LGBTQ+ Population

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This presentation will identify the anticipated demographic market change in Florida over the next decade in order to improve understanding and care of the increasing LGBT resident population. Best practices in providing culturally competent care and the formulation of actionable next steps will be discussed.


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Session 51 | Managing Risk, Developing a Personal Injury Protection Program and Applying the Five Whys

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Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a method of problem solving used for identifying the root causes of faults or problems. It is widely used in IT operations, telecommunications, industrial process control, accident analysis, in medicine and the health care profession. This session will provide participants with a better understanbding of a root cause analysis in relation to the issues and challenges that are dealt with in the long term care environment. With increased scrutiny of required Reportable and Adverse Incidents, having a more thorough understanding and being able to drill down and identify root causes will assist the nursing home administrator with being in compliance with the updated CMS Requirements for Participation.


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Session 50 | Taking Care of Risky Business: Identify High-Risk Clinical Areas for Process Improvement

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Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to articulate the steps to gather data for the Facility Assessment which will assist in identifying facility specific clinical risk areas. This session will also identify areas of high-risk clinical practices and risk operational processes and systems. Learn how to develop a Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) processes to address the identified risks.


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Session 47 | Avoid Riptides: Creating a Speak Up Culture

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Riptides can pull you under, gasping for air just like whistleblower complaints. You have learned what a compliance program should consist of, now learn how to successfully create a speak up culture as a leader in your organization. This interactive session will "dive" into culture, reporting, organizational justice, retaliation and current False Claims litigation/settlements.


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Session 46 | Medical Directors in 2022: Expectations, Promises and Delivery

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In acknowledgment of the multitude of changes in the post-acute and long term care environment over the last 30 years, it has become clear that a specific body of knowledge and unique skill set is required for medical directors to perform optimally. In this didactic session, an experienced, certified medical director will review the evolution of the medical director role, demonstrating the added value a qualified, engaged and empowered medical director can offer to facilitate positive outcomes.

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Session 45 | Managed Security Service Providers, Accountable Care Organizations and the Gainsharing Opportunity on Your Long Term Care Residents

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Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) participation offer skilled nursing centers an opportunity to share in cost savings without downside risk or capital outlays. Learn about how an MSSP and ACO contract can complement existing Institutional Special Needs Plan (I-SNP) arrangements, increase practitioner engagement and can provide incremental revenue to your organization.

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Session 44 | Improving Behavioral Health in Florida’s Nursing Centers Using Non-Pharmacological Interventions

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Approximately 65-90% of nursing center residents have some form of mental or behavioral health problem. Such diagnoses are frequently associated with challenging, aggressive or care-resistant behaviors. These behaviors often lead to increased caregiver burden with the potential of leading to burnout and ultimately turnover. According to a recent study published by the American Geriatrics Society, 30% of nursing center providers suggest behavioral health service needs are unmet, citing lack of staff education as a major contributing factor. This session will help providers identify behavior problems associated with mental/behavioral health diagnoses and manage through non-pharmacological interventions.

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Session 43 | Circle of Excellence Award Luncheon & Officer Installation: Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

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The world is changing faster than we ever imagined, leaders and teams have to dig deep within themselves to break through and find opportunity in uncertain times. Before becoming a #1 NYT best-selling author, playing basketball at the White House, having beers with Prince Harry, or living out his other dreams, Ben suffered from crippling depression. After committing to a series of positive life changes, Ben had a shift in perspective that changed his outlook on life and opened himself up to endless possibility. From there he committed to following his buried dreams and helping others through acts of service. The rest is history and Ben’s life changing message has opened up audiences around the world to cultures of service, gratitude and endless potential.

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Session 42 | Elevating Quality in Florida’s Nursing Centers Using the Baldrige Framework

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The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, based on the Malcolm Baldrige for Performance Excellence (Baldrige), is a three-level progressive program (Bronze, Silver, Gold) that recognizes providers committed to quality. The Baldrige framework calls for an integrated quality management system using data to make fact-based decisions while deploying systematic processes across six categories: leadership, strategic planning, customers, data measurement/analysis, workforce and operations. The session will demonstrate how the integration of these areas can improve clinical and financial outcomes in Florida's nursing centers.

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Session 41 | Preventing Fraud, Waste and Abuse: A Central Responsibility for Compliance

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This session will focus on fraud, waste and abuse to address new risk areas and review related compliance topics. The presenter will provide recommended internal audit programs regarding how to address identified areas of risk through Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI). The session will incorporate the current Officer of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan that includes Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) audits, COVID-19 related waivers, False Claims Act, No Surprises Act and other key areas of focus. This session will also introduce practical ways to help providers be compliant with policies and aware of programs.

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Session 40 | Leadership with Honor

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Leadership is an ongoing journey, not a destination. Leadership with honor is about leading with integrity, honor and making an impact in the lives they touch. This motivating session will inspire leaders to build a loyal team and produce outcomes beyond "just a career" that will result in a life worth living.

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Session 38 | Infection Control Quality Improvement Initiatives: Lessons Learned, Best Practices and Return on Investment

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In April 2020, Alliant Health Solutions (AHS), under contract with CMS, started working with skilled nursing centers on over 300 infection control related targeted response Quality Improvement Initiatives (QIIs) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will share best practices and lessons learned from both virtual and onsite visit assistance as well as return on investment.

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Session 37 | Mega Session: AHCA Update

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Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from Kim Smoak, Assistant Deputy Secretary/ State Survey Agency Director, Agency for Health Care Administration for this Mega Session. In the past this session was standing room only so get there early for a good seat and hear about the state of affairs, current regulations and survey trends impacting Florida’s long term care profession.

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Session 36 | Navigating the Regulatory Environment: Enforcement, CHOW and the IDR Process

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This session will feature the Agency for Health Care Administration's former general counsel who will explore recent enforcement actions taken against home health agencies. Learn what administrators and staff should know about the nursing center Change of Ownership (CHOW) process and an overview of the Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) process.

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Session 35 | Leadership: What COVID-19 Has Changed

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COVID-19 has permanently changed the leadership model. With the lack of readily available employees and managers, profession leaders must now re-imagine how they will direct and lead the personnel that is available. The workforce shortages are not going away soon, so leaders must assess, adapt and overcome this prevailing trend. This session will give leaders new ideas and processes to embrace as they deal with personnel shortages, recruiting realities and retention challenges.

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Session 31 | Clinical Transformation to Achieve Market Leadership

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What does the market want from me? Am I that provider? How do I know if my outcomes are competitive enough? What outcomes reveal the right insights? These are tough questions and quite difficult to answer. However, through advanced data analytics and quality improvement strategies, the right answers can be revealed. This session will present one system’s “Clinical Transformation Journey,” the potholes and the ultimate achievement of becoming a leader in the marketplace.

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Session 29 | PTSD in Frontline Health Care Workers: Pre- and Post-COVID-19

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Frontline health care workers, especially those in long term care centers, play a vital role in the treatment of severely ill residents. Their continual exposure to treatment-related stressors may result in increased feelings of irritability, anger, depressed mood and emotional instability. Health care workers are at a higher risk for developing PTSD when compared with the general population. Given the essential role of health care workers, both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, interventions to prevent and address PTSD in this population are paramount.

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Session 28 | Provider Owned Special Needs Plans Panel Discussion

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Join us for a panel discussion on the opportunity that Provider Owned Special Needs Plans (SNPs) afford nursing centers and post-acute care in general in a changing environment, including the clinical and financial impact. Hear from experts who partner and support providers with forming SNPs about the opportunity to double down on value based care and managed care.

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Session 27 | Best Practice for a Pressure Injury Program

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An in-house acquired or declining pressure injury puts providers at risk for regulatory citations and litigation. The burden on the provider is to demonstrate the development or decline of a pressure injury was unavoidable. The interventions that are implemented within the first 24 hours are critical, as well as ongoing interdisciplinary updates to the plan of care. This session will utilize the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) approach for implementing or enhancing a pressure injury program to ensure your program meets regulatory guidance for F686, as well as the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) and Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) standards of practice to minimize regulatory and legal risk.

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Session 24 | Challenges of All-hazard Emergency Planning and Response in Assisted Living Facilities

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Research from the University of South Florida's SAFEHAVEN II grant will be used to describe the challenges facing assisted living facilities in emergency situations and lessons learned from administrative staff. These include results of analyses concerning the effects on residents, including mortality and emergency department use after Hurricane Irma, and results of interviews with 90 administrative staff from facilities of varying size, type and locations concerning hurricane and pandemic preparedness.

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Session 21 | ALERT: Need Someone (Anyone) to Fill Shift ASAP

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How often does your organization scramble to fill open shifts and last-minute call-offs? If you are like most providers, this happens more often than you would like to admit. The reason is simple, we are facing an unprecedented staffing crisis. Most organizations cannot find, hire and retain employees without relying on excessive overtime or agency labor. The answers are much more involved, but it is clear that relying on status quo staffing strategies has become costly, ineffective and can be a detriment to resident care. This session will critically examine new research on today’s and tomorrow’s workforce challenges, explore frontline staff perspectives on their needs and wants and provide real-world case studies showing how digital transformation strategies are elevating recruitment, retention and staffing in senior care. This is a can’t-miss session for providers needing to transform the vicious cycle of employee burnout and turnover into a virtuous cycle of quality care and employee retention.

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Session 20 | Nursing and Non-therapy Ancillary Components of Patient Driven Payment Model

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The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Medicare payment system began October 1, 2019, followed closely by the onset of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). Skilled nursing centers did not have time to become fluent with the new payment system due to the onset of the PHE. This session will focus on the nursing and non-therapy ancillary (NTA) components of PDPM and how it impacts payments.

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Session 19 | On the Sunny Side: The Impact of Nutrition on Mental Health in Residents

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Mental health among seniors living in a congregate setting has long been a topic of interest, never more than while navigating the isolation, stress and boredom brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will discuss the role that nutrition can play in maintaining or improving the mental health status of older adults via the gut-brain axis, nutrient abundance and enjoyment of meals.

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Session 18 | Understanding Your Medicaid Contracts

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Assisted living facilities are often overwhelmed by the thought of Medicaid contracts and Medicaid residents. With more than 121,000 members currently enrolled in a long term care Medicaid plans in Florida, there are many opportunities for growth. The session will discuss best practices and efficiency tips to make this piece of your business run smoother so you can be a true community partner. The presenter will also discuss common pitfalls to avoid that can be implemented in day-to-day operations.

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Session 17 | Sometimes More is More: How to Increase Communication for Improved Family Satisfaction

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, providers acted to maintain communication with family members. Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, regulatory changes and ongoing staffing challenges, providers have been asked again and again to do more with less. In the case of communication, studies have shown that more is better. Participants will learn how to leverage technology to efficiently engage in more frequent and positive communications with families and key stakeholders to improve satisfaction and positive perception of their communities.

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Session 16 | Topics That are Hot and Those That are Not

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This session will highlight areas where centers are being cited under the CMS regulations with a focus on areas where interpretation of the regulation may differ from survey team to survey team or seem inconsistent with the language of the regulation. Case law interpreting the regulations, if any, will be discussed. Case studies will be used to explain the rationale for the citations and tips will be given on how to avoid violating specific regulations.

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Session 15 | Best Practices to a Successful Partnership with CNA Schools

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In this session, participants will gain valuable strategies to successfully partner with CNA schools to produce engaged and productive CNAs. Participants will learn the expectations and responsibilities each party should have to create a successful program. This session will also walk participants through a typical start to finish timeline for a new CNA student and the potential benefits for the skilled nursing center along the way.

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Session 14 | Medicaid Prospective Payment System Reimbursement Update

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This session will focus on the results of the rebasing process for October 2021 rates and what providers can expect from changes due to the 2022 legislative session. Participants will learn how to improve their rates and change their behavior to prepare for the rules that will apply through 2023. Participants will learn the impact of the reduction and eventual elimination of the hold harmless provision and evaluate their current position in relation to a pure Prospective Payment System (PPS) environment. Participants will learn the steps they need to take now to ensure they are prepared to compete in the future.

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Session 12 | Legal Topics as Hot as the Florida Sun

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This session will cover the current status of hot topics in assisted living facilities, changes in the area of Emergency Preparedness Rules and provide a list of good practices for litigation reduction related to COVID-19.

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Session 11 | The Role of Technology in Fall Prevention

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The world of technology is now an integral component of health care. Innovative resources are now available to aid in fall detection and prevention. This session will review how technology can be used to detect falls, assess risk and reduce or prevent occurrences. Participants will be exposed to exciting concepts which will provoke discussion to drive successful fall prevention programs. Let's make progress together by exchanging ideas and experiences to engage our exposure to cutting-edge technology.

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Session 10 | How to Pass with Flying Colors: CEMP and EPP Plan Reviews with County Emergency Management

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What is your local emergency management office looking for when reviewing your center's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) and the Emergency Power Plan (EPP) appendix? The Florida Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA) and the FEPA Health Care Working Group have developed a session for both skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. These expert presenters will share special insight to help centers prepare their plans for review, gain an understanding of the plan requirements the county must evaluate and develop successful partnerships with their local Emergency Management. They will also give an overview of the inner workings between local partners during an emergency response to achieve the best possible outcomes for long term care's vulnerable population.

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Session 9 | No Day at the Beach: Addressing Post-Pandemic Trauma

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For most people, a pandemic or crisis will be associated with increased uncertainty and stress. When we are under stress, we are more likely to trigger the “survival” or “fight or flight” responses in our brain. For some, this may mean difficulty with executive functions. For others, it could mean difficulty managing emotional responses or difficulty making decisions. How we respond to a crisis is individualized. The global pandemic has affected us as health care workers and the residents we serve. How should we as staff care for and approach our residents? How should we approach our staff and each other? How will our future interactions be affected and how can we promote healing? This session will review these concepts and more as we look at using a trauma-informed approach to addressing crisis.

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Session 8 | To IPA or Not IPA: A Very Important Question

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The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) improves payment for complex residents by providing payment for five case mix adjusted components. The complexity of the payment system makes it less clear what the final payment will be for a specific Medicare A resident. This confusion leads to missed opportunities to improve reimbursement with an Interim Payment Assessment (IPA). This session will help identify and focus on the components with the greatest opportunity for payment improvement. Speakers will explore the Health Insurance Prospective Payment System (HIPPS) code and how to understand the present payment so that opportunities are obvious. The entire Medicare team will benefit from this session and will learn which resident treatments and services to listen for during daily and weekly meetings.

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Session 6 | Assisted Living Facility Top 10 Deficiencies and Agency Updates

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In this session, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) staff will discuss the top 10 deficiencies and why centers are cited, along with helpful strategies so assisted living facilities can improve quality in these areas. Additionally, current AHCA updates will be discussed.

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Session 4 | Risk Reporting Requirements

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This session will support participants and help navigate the risk management reports, understand the intent of state and federal requirements, and clarify questions related to law enforcement involvement.

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Session 3 | The Nursing Home Administrator’s Journey to Success

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This session will cover the professional and personal journey of a nursing home administrator, including responsibilities and liabilities. It will cover the reasons for choosing this career path and real life experiences, obstacles and successul tools. Topics covered will include the first day you walk into your center, survey concerns, family meetings, COVID-19 in the long term care center and more.

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Session 1 | MDS 3.0 Quality Measures that Impact Five Star Quality Rating on Florida Reimbursement

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MDS 3.0 Quality Measures (QM) impact the Five Star Rating System, survey and Florida reimbursement. When coded correctly, the MDS 3.0 Quality Measures can identify clinical areas to compare the nursing center's performance against other nursing centers in the state and/or nation. Often, clinical and administrative leaders wonder whether the QM scores reflect MDS errors or clinical opportunities for improvement. This session will explain the MDS questions and coding for each of the measures, exclusions, risk adjustment and the impact on Florida's Medicaid payment system.

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Session 39 | The Changing Landscape of the Insurance Marketplace

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Over the past few years, we have seen changes in the insurance marketplace for senior care operators. This session will discuss markets trends, strategies to improve performance and budgeting, among other topics.


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Session 34 | Patient Driven Payment Model: SWOT Analysis

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This session will focus on the reimbursement elements and technical aspects of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM). The presenters will identify providers' strengths, opportunities, weaknesses and threats related to PDPM reimbursement and billing.


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Session 33 | Code Status and Resident Wishes: How to and When to

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The challenge is always present with advance care planning and code status. Code blues and resuscitation efforts almost always fail because they either fail to save the life or fail to restore that life to a previous level. Yet, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders send a message that life is devalued, not worth saving. "She wants to live, why wouldn't you resuscitate her?" Beyond the personal level are the regulations. How does your center respect residents' wishes for their code status and advance directives? This session will focus on both resident choices for code status and center support/enforcement of those wishes.


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Session 32 | Mega Session: Quality Award Ceremony/Legislative Update

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The FHCA Governmental Affairs team will provide a recap of Florida’s 2022 legislative session and the impact it will have on long term care providers across the state. The team will specifically review the fiscal year 2022-23 legislative budget and the effect it will have on nursing care centers; legislative initiatives targeted at addressing the staffing/workforce crisis; and the continued debate over COVID Liability Protection for long term care providers. The team will also discuss expectations for the 2022 Mid-term Elections and the advocacy initiatives anticipated for the 2023 Legislative Session. In addition to the legislative update, we will recognize our distinguished care centers who have received national and state awards and celebrate their remarkable accomplishments as they take center stage.


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Session 30 | Guarding Your Tomorrow Being Proactive Today: Utilizing Artificial Intelligence to Proactively Identify High Risk Areas

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In this session, participants will be able to identify ways to utilize artificial intelligence to scrub their medical records for high risk events, or potential for high risk events. The participant will understand how artificial intelligence programming can help identify key risk words that will help the center be proactive versus reactive. Understand what to do with that information when identified and how to best use the Quality Assurance process to ensure ongoing compliance.


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Session 26 | Mega Session: Membership Meeting and Election of Officers - AHCA/NCAL National Update

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We are honored to have American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living President and CEO, Governor Mark Parkinson and National Center for Assisted Living Executive Director, LaShuan Bethea join us for on overview on national legislation and regulations impacting the profession, industry trends and quality initiatives.


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Session 23 | Strengthen Infection Prevention and Control Regulations and Antibiotic Surveillance Through Post-Acute Analytics

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Improving antibiotic usage among skilled nursing centers has become a national priority. Learn how automating the tracking and reporting of antibiotic use center-wide is not only reducing administrative burden, but also identifying the early warning signs of infection and highlighting the need for possible testing to determine the appropriate drug interventions. Explore how operators are leveraging live data analysis to meet state and federal requirements, prepare for regulatory reporting and onsite surveys, and conduct infection surveillance.


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Session 22 | Everything an Administrator Needs to Know About Life Safety

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This session will provide the nursing home administrator with tools to be successful with Life Safety. Life Safety Codes, building codes and NFPA are different for every building, while some are the same for all. This session will provide participants with a survey ready toolkit with resource links, survey forms and best practices on setting up survey ready books for survey success.


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Session 13 | Health Care-Associated Infection Prevention Program Overview and Updates from the Department of Health

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This session will provide an overview of the Health Care-Associated Infection (HAI) Prevention Program, Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs, Antibiotic Resistance, Urgent Threats and Data for Action. Presenters will review Candida Auris Surveillance, Detection and Outreach. This session will also go over Enhanced Barrier Precautions Partnerships and Collaboration.


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Session 7 | Give them Quality: Achieving Clinical Excellence through the CMS Quality Initiatives

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This session will focus on toolkits that will enhance quality outcomes on rehospitalization, C-Diff and adverse drug events with a focus on reduction of opioid use. Hear from clinical experts on best practices and processes in a pre- and post COVID-19 environment.


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Session 5 | How Well Do You Shine?

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How well does your personal health and wellness shine? You are your best advocate; however, do you take care of yourself and take time in the sun? This session will focus on you, with ideas and suggestions to find the time to pop you to the top of your to-do list. Plan to wear comfy clothes and shoes; you may need to move a little.


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Session 2 | Mandatory Bundled Payments are Coming: Is Your Skilled Nursing Center Ready

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You have educated yourself on the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), COVID-19 waivers, vaccine mandates, and the latest quality metrics. But have you heard about the mandatory bundled payments CMS is rolling out for hospitals? Bundled payments replace hospital fee-for-service billing and incentivize hospitals to reduce costs, length of stay, and readmissions, without compromising the quality of care patients receive. In this presentation, health care administrators will learn how hospital mandatory bundled payments will impact skilled nursing facilities and how to leverage this change from CMS so your facility can be an indispensable hospital partner in the months and years ahead.


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Session | Nursing Home Administrator 101

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This six-hour training is designed to motivate new administrators and develop skills needed to become a great leader. The training will focus on leadership, financial, legal and regulatory, life safety, survey readiness and quality improvement skills. Hear from long term care leaders as they discuss best practices and tools for the administrator to be successful. Nursing home administrators are responsible for leading the team to ensure regulations are met and quality of care is of the highest standard. 


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