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Providers and the Elders They Serve

Prepare, Plan & Succeed Under the Prospective Payment System

An Informational Seminar Designed for Not-For-Profit and Independently-Owned Centers

Friday, June 30, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL

With the Prospective Payment System (PPS) for nursing center reimbursement passing in the 2017 legislative session, providers will want to better understand the new payment structure and learn how to adapt their business models. This half-day seminar, specifically geared toward not-for-profit and independently-owned nursing centers, will address ways providers can improve their centers' quality scores and maximize their reimbursement under the new system.

Join Tom Parker, FHCA Director of Reimbursement, and Robin Bleier, President of RB Health Partners, Inc. and FHCA Quality Affairs Consultant, for an informative seminar to help your center prepare, plan and succeed under the PPS. Owners, Administrators, Directors of Nursing and MDS Coordinators will want to attend to gain a better understanding of the PPS, including cost parameters, the Fair Rental Value System, the impact of the transition period and center-specific overviews. Highlights of the Quality Measure reimbursement components, as well as best practices and strategies to succeed, will also be addressed. Registered attendees will also receive a detailed rate summary for their building(s) based on the impact of the PPS.

Learner Objectives

  • Gain a broader understanding of the unique challenges faced by independent and not-for-profit providers and a strategy to be successful.
  • Understand the new Fair Rental Value System for property reimbursement and the key differences between the PPS and the cost-based system.
  • Explain the relationship between quality metrics and payment incentives


Registration (includes breakfast)

$50 for FHCA members | $75 for non-members


*Please note no CEUs will be available for this event.

Event Details

Friday, June 30, 2017
Breakfast:  8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Education: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Rosen Shingle Creek
Suwanee 11 Room
9939 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL
(866) 996-9939

About the Presenters

Tom Parker is Director of Reimbursement for Florida Health Care Association, where he is responsible for the Association’s strategy and policy positions regarding Medicaid reimbursement. Tom works in conjunction with the Association's Government Affairs team to liaison with the executive and legislative branches on Medicaid reimbursement, managed care and other long term care finance issues. Prior to joining FHCA, Tom spent eight years with the Agency for Health Care Administration, where he oversaw the Florida Medicaid Nursing Home Rate Setting Program for the state’s 650-plus nursing centers. His experience at AHCA gave him in-depth experience in the Florida Medicaid Program specific to long term care, including the state’s transition to Medicaid Managed Care, the Nursing Facility Quality Assessment and the Nursing Home Long Term Care Reimbursement Plan. He also had extensive dealings with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency providing oversight to Florida nursing centers.

Robin Bleier is President of RB Health Partners, Inc., a clinical risk Medicare and operations consultancy firm that consults with FHCA on quality affairs. Robin is a featured state and national presenter, a special topics advisor to the FHCA Quality Foundation, Chair of the FHCA Emergency Preparedness Council, Chair of the FHC PAC, Co-Chair of the FHCA Risk Management Development Group, past executive board member of FADONA for ten years, and a vested long term care advocate through her volunteerism and affiliation with numerous professional committees. She is the FHCA RAI-PPS Certificate/ Endorsement Program Educator, and has been educating on this and other topics since 1998.