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AHCA Virtual Joint Training for Skilled Nursing Facilities

Live, Virtual Event: October 14, 2020

Virtual event platform with access to on-demand sessions closed October 30 at 4:00 p.m. EST

Click here to access the AHCA ALF Virtual Joint Training web page.

The AHCA 2020 Joint Training for Skilled Nursing Facilities is being offered in a different format to accommodate and support attendee participation online. This year’s program will be uniquely responsive to the current public health emergency and, as always, will provide the fundamental regulatory and compliance review and guidance. Providers, advocates and state surveyor participants will hear from AHCA leadership, as well as leading long term care experts, on the latest updates on regulatory compliance requirements and the details of current enforcement provisions that directly impact facility operations. Attendees can engage with AHCA representatives by submitting online questions and learn the latest regulatory updates directly from state and federal agency experts.

Join our presenters live on October 14, 2020, with an opportunity to ask questions for immediate feedback. All presentations will be recorded and made available to registered attendees for on-demand viewing through October 30, 2020.

Attendee Information - Virtual Event Platform

FHCA will report attendees' earned hours to CE Broker by November 12 for transmission to the Florida Department of Health. Please review your online Official Continuing Education Report for accuracy before that date.

Continuing Education

FHCA is approved for Six (6) hours of continuing education – Provider Number 50-720: Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators, Florida Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Clinical Social Work and the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Contact FHCA at (850) 224-3907 or with any questions.

Leaderboard Prizes

Virtual Joint Training attendees can win big when they actively engage on the event platform Leaderboard. From joining in for the live and on-demand sessions to visiting with virtual exhibitors through the platform chat feature, attendees will have the opportunity to earn points and win some fabulous prizes listed below. The more engaged the attendee is on the platform and with the exhibitors, the better the chances of increasing his/her leaderboard points. Bonus code opportunities with high point values will also be released throughout the day.

  • 1st Place: YETI Hopper BackFlip 24 Backpack Cooler ($299 Value) and $300 cash
  • 2nd Place: $300 Amazon gift card
  • 3rd Place: Enjoy a Night Out or Night In ($200 value includes dinner for 2 at/or delivered from your favorite restaurant, Uber ride to restaurant and dessert basket)
  • 4th Place: $150 cash
  • 5th – 10th Place: Entered into prize drawing for $100 cash

Event Agenda

Live Session

Wednesday, October 14

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. EST

#1 - CMS Regulatory and Enforcement Updates (1.5 CEUs)
Kim Smoak, AHCA

Compliance with CMS regulations and understanding enforcement expectations is critical for the effective functioning of all nursing facilities. This session will provide attendees with the latest CMS regulatory and enforcement updates. The CMS guidance on infection control enforcement will be covered as well as COVID-19 reporting, facility testing and other newly released CMS information.

Live Session

Wednesday, October 14

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EST

#2 - Infection Control Regulations and Lessons Learned During a Pandemic (1.5 CEUs)
Michelle Dillehay, AHCA and Nychie Dotson, Department of Health

Even during the short evolution of the current pandemic, many insights and new precedents have emerged. This session will provide attendees with real-world examples from the field as Florida has battled the pandemic. The Agency will provide additional regulatory guidance to better arm providers with important information to continue to improve infection control processes and systems.

On-demand Session

#3 - Quality Improvement Organization Updates (1 CEU)
Jeana Partington, Alliant Quality

Alliant Quality is the contracted Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) to complete the CMS quality improvement scope of practice. Because of the pandemic, CMS issued a change for the QIO to focus on infection control. Session attendees will hear from Alliant Quality on the different initiatives and the programs currently in place.

On-demand Session

#4 - Trauma-Informed Care for Residents and Staff (1 CEU)
Lorrel Filliator, The Compliance Store           

Trauma-informed care processes are already proven to impact the well-being of residents. Attendees will learn about the regulations governing trauma-informed care. In addition to the regulatory issues, attendees will learn about potential trauma of COVID-19 to residents and staff during the pandemic and suggestions to address the need.

On-demand Session

#5 - Top 10 Opportunities for Improvement (1 CEU)
Donah Heiberg, AHCA

Striving for the highest level of compliance with regulations is a worthy yet challenging goal. Session attendees will learn about the current top 10 opportunities to improve compliance and achieve better survey outcomes. The presenter will give detailed examples of potential citations to help providers in developing best practices and to take steps to close identified gaps.