Florida’s Advocate for Long Term Care
Providers and the Elders They Serve

FHCA Quality Symposium

April 45, 2018
Hilton Orlando
Orlando, FL

The 2018 Quality Symposium offers important training on key quality improvement topics and regulatory changes that will impact the future of how long term care is delivered. The Symposium focuses on Strategic Workforce Planning: Building Blocks for Success. Topics will include workplace culture, active shooter scenarios, CMS Mega Rule staffing requirements. AHCA Deputy Secretary Molly McKinstry and Bureau Chief of Field Operations Kim Smoak will offer a bonus session to assist providers with compliance with the Generator Rules. FHCA’s Tom Parker will also be available for one-on-one reimbursement discussion with FHCA members only.

Attendee Registration

Registration is now CLOSED. Onsite registration is available; please note a $50 onsite fee will be applied. Onsite registration will open at 8:00 a.m. Limited space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Contact Sarah Duff at sduff@fhca.org or by phone at (850) 224-3907.

Agenda

  • Click here to download the speaker bios.
  • Click here to download the presentation materials (password protected for registered attendees).
  • Click here to view your official Continuing Education Report of your badge scan records.
     

Wednesday, April 4

Staying Power: Why Your Employees Leave & How to Keep Them Longer, Cara Silletto, Author
While some of today’s workforce is made up of deep-rooted, dependable staff, a larger number of positions are now a revolving door of employee turnover. Workforce thought leader, Cara Silletto, will share more insight on why staffing is so challenging today and additional ways to gain greater staffing stability. Join us to learn how to slow the revolving door, more effectively manage the impending shorter-term workforce, and maximize the time you have with each employee.
 
Surviving an Incident of Violence CourseTerry Choate & Joseph Hileman, Co-Founders, Blue-U Defense
This course provides a complete understanding of what the challenges are during a sudden incident of violence, and more importantly, it provides the tools necessary to correct them.
 

2018 Legislative Update, Bob Asztalos, Chief Lobbyist, FHCA; Deborah Franklin, Senior Director of Quality Affairs, FHCA
The Government Affairs team of FHCA will provide a recap of Florida’s 2018 legislative session and the impacts these policy changes will have on long term care. The panel will review the outcome of legislation which was introduced in response to Hurricane Irma (including the AHCA/DOEA Permanent Generator Rules), how the 2018-19FY state budget affects long term care reimbursement and other legislation impacting the regulatory environment for nursing centers and assisted living facilities. The team will also provide an update on Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission, the proposed amendments that impact long term care and how members can engage in grassroots advocacy to help stop these proposals from moving forward.

One-on-One Reimbursement Meetings, Tom Parker, Director of Reimbursement, FHCA
Discuss how the new Medicaid Prospective Payment System will impact your center, including a review of the updated quality measure data, and your fair rental value asset submission information. Or use your time to discuss Medicaid and other financial issues to ensure your operating effectively and maximizing your center's reimbursement. Click here to schedule your Tom Time (FHCA members only).

 

Thursday, April 5

The RoP Employee Requirements, Robin Bleier, President, RB Health Partners, Inc.
Robin Bleier of RB Health Partners, Inc. will discuss how employers will anticipate staffing needs for their facility assessment, along with the education requirements and how that will be measured for each employee. Robin will also educate on the new quality measures that go into effect July. 
Family Style Workforce, Lina Dureza, Director of Nursing Administration, Hughes Health & Rehabilitation, Inc.; Koko Okano, Quality Improvement and Research Analyst, FHCA
Attendees will hear observations from the AHCA Quality Award Master Examiner and site visit team leader about the workforce culture and engagement of Hughes Health & Rehabilitation.
 
Generator Rule Update Molly McKinstry, Deputy Secretary, Division of Health Quality and Assurance, Agency for Health Care Administration; Karen Goldsmith, FHCA Regulatory Consultant with Goldsmith & Grout, PA; Tom Parker, Director of Reimbursement, and Deborah Franklin, Senior Director of Quality Affairs, both with FHCA
Subject matter experts will discuss the outcomes from the 2018 legislative session, as well as the accompanying regulatory requirements, implementation deadlines and details, funding sources and technical issues. Deep dive into the Agency for Health Care Administration regulatory requirements, how to calculate facility needs, staff training requirements and reimbursement options.
One-on-One Reimbursement Meetings Tom Parker, Director of Reimbursement, FHCA
Discuss how the new Medicaid Prospective Payment System will impact your center, including a review of the updated quality measure data, and your fair rental value asset submission information. Or use your time to discuss Medicaid and other financial issues to ensure your operating effectively and maximizing your center's reimbursement. Sign up for your Tom Time onsite on Wednesday, April 4, or Thursday, April 5, which will be located near the registration desk.


Continuing Education

Approved for up to 13 hours of continuing education
FHCA Provider Number 50-720:

  • Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

  • Click here to view the current Symposium Sponsors. 

Hotel

Hilton Orlando
6001 Destination Parkway
Orlando, FL 32819

Room Rate: $159 + taxes
Room Block Cut-Off Date: March 12
Parking: $11 per day

To make hotel reservations click here or call 407-313-8499.

Thank you to our Title Sponsor