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2021 Annual Conference CEU Bundle

Long term care professionals seeking professional development and Nursing Home Administrators in need of continuing education credits can purchase this Conference CEU Bundle, which features 10, on-demand sessions for a total of 13.5 contact hours.

These sessions, geared toward both assisted living and skilled nursing professionals, were chosen from the original lineup of FHCA in-person Annual Conference sessions. NHAs who need CEUs and didn’t attend Annual Conference or did participate but did not receive credits for these specific sessions.NHAs should review the listing of CEU sessions below to ensure that you have not received credit for these if you attended the FHCA 2021 Annual Conference in July. Click here to view in-person sessions for which you’ve already received continuing education credits.

On-demand Training: How It Works

  • Registered participants will receive an email on September 6 which will include a link to access the on-demand sessions on the FHCA Virtual Platform. A username (your email) and individual password will be included along with instructions on how to get into the platform.
  • Training Dates: On-demand Video Sessions must be accessed and completed between September 6 and September 24 to receive CEUs.
  • Continuing Education Credits: FHCA will post contact hours to CE Broker by October 5, 2021. Participants may complete between 1 to all 10 sessions in the CEU Conference Bundle. You do not need to complete all 10 to receive credit as FHCA will submit to CE Broker the actual number of sessions you watched.

Continuing Education

Nursing Home Administrators (NHAs) Only

FHCA is seeking approval for 13.5 hours of continuing education – Provider Number 50-720: Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators ONLY. FHCA will NOT be seeking approval by the following Boards: Florida Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Clinical Social Work and the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. This CEU Conference Bundle is strictly for Administrators who need CEUs, however, if you are licensed with another Board or Certification body that allows you to self-report, you will receive a certificate of attendance for any of the online sessions completed and may self-report at your discretion and based on what your Board or Certification body allows.

Contact FHCA at (850) 224-3907 or with any questions.

Event Agenda


#1: Assisted Living Facility Medicaid Billing Rhythm and Blues (1.5 CEU)

Darlene Fritzke, Health Care Professional Consulting Services, Inc.

This session will provide a timely and instep review of the Medicaid Program in the assisted living community, including the notification, billing, contracting and other key changes under the Statewide Managed Care model. Attendees will understand the formula applied for assisted living communities' Medicaid Managed Care reimbursement, with focus on funding and reimbursement changes. Many takeaways will be provided to keep with the rhythm of the challenges of understanding both Medicaid and Medicare benefits for your residents and to align for your success.


# 2: Change It Is A 'Happening (1.5 CEU)

Karen Goldsmith, Goldsmith & Grout, P.A.

This session will cover the current status of marijuana and hemp derivatives for resident use in assisted living facilities, changes in the area of advance directives and directed physicians orders and the importance of semantics in discussing deficiencies. In addition, the speaker will discuss how to challenge a citation you believe is inaccurate (informally and formally) and other current issues in assisted living facility operations.


# 3: Lettuce Turnip the Beet: Elevated Plant-Forward Dining for the Assisted Living Facility Communities (1 CEU)

Jennifer Bruning, Incite Strategic Partners, LLC

Plant-forward dining is here to stay. Baby Boomers are more focused on healthy eating than ever before, and plant-based cuisines are a big part of that pattern. Assisted living facility communities can honor the preferences of current residents while attracting future clientele with an elevated, plant-based dining offer, all while crafting stories of responsible sourcing, spending and environmental impact.


# 4: Connected Health Care: More Than a Concept for Assisted Living Facilities (1 CEU)

Waqas Ahmed, AmericanTelephysicians

Telemedicine technology must be designed to address the specific challenges of assisted living facilities. By using all of telemedicine's capabilities we cannot only meet with the resident, but also provide medical specialties, as required, which results in better care for the resident. Telemedicine can integrate solutions already in place by merging the residents immediate need with their medical history, and share that information with emergency responders, primary care physicians and current specialists.


# 5: Finding Your Rhythm Through Medicaid Reimbursement (1.5 CEU)

Alberto Gonzalez, Hansen Hunter & Co. and Synergy Healthcare Resources, LLC; DeDe Nichols, Hansen Hunter & Co. and Synergy Healthcare Resources, LLC; and Tom Parker, Florida Health Care Association

Come jam out with Florida Health Care Association's own Director of Reimbursement, Tom Parker and Alberto Gonzalez and DeDe Nichols, both with Hansen Hunter & Co. and Synergy Healthcare Resources, LLC, as we help providers learn how to review and analyze their financial information while determining how to maximize their Medicaid rate. We’ll let the music guide us through discussions on the latest news on the state budget, the rate setting process, quality measures, the Fair Rental Value (FRV) rate components and the phase out of the hold harmless provisions.


# 6: Negotiating and Performing Under Value-Based Contracts with Hospitals and Payers (1 CEU)

Dr. Scott Rifkin, Real Time Medical Systems

Thanks to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), value-based programs continue to gain dominance over traditional fee-for-service throughout the entire care continuum. As such, value-based contracting is critical to the ability of skilled nursing centers to establish themselves as essential entities, making non-participation no longer an option for those wishing to preserve clinical and financial integrity with health care partners. Identifying and establishing proactive strategies allow skilled nursing centers additional bargaining power when negotiating and performing under value-based contracts with both hospitals and payers.


# 7: Legal and Regulatory Change Is a Daily Occurrence in Long Term Care (1 CEU)

Karen Goldsmith, Goldsmith & Grout, P.A.

This session will include changes that are occurring in the nursing center environment including Phase III of the regulations that are now in effect. This session will focus on how surveyors are interpreting the citations specific to Advance Directives and the changes providers see as a result of the pandemic in the survey process. COVID-19 has raised additional questions about how residents should take into consideration the impact of COVID-19 on their end-of-life decision making. Case studies will be presented and participants will be provided access to an updated Advance Directive “cheat sheet” which can be used to train staff and to educate residents and families on their rights and responsibilities to end-of-life decision making. This session will also identify trends in IDR and IIDR.


#8: Anatomy of an Immediate Jeopardy (2 CEUs)

Robin A. Bleier, RB Health Partners, Inc. and Kimberly Smoak, Agency for Health Care Administration

This program is designed to support the providers' understanding of the Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) citation, understand its components, be able to explain steps to reduce immediacy, submit an acceptable allegation of compliance (AOC), and how to maneuver through the process.


# 9: The Beat of a Different Drum: Innovations in Emergency Preparedness (2 CEUs)

Michael Dragone, Incite Strategic Partners, LLC

A global pandemic and a rapidly evolving climate have produced unprecedented challenges to preparedness in senior living communities. While traditional measures are still appropriate for anticipated situations, we face a time in which previously unknown threats could be upon our doorsteps at any time. Participants will learn ways in which the profession is rising to the challenge of meeting these new emergencies head-on.


# 10: Disaster Preparedness (1 CEU)

Russell White, Cotton Global Disaster Solutions

This session will discuss successful planning for the unexpected man-made, one-off, or weather-related incident that can damage a center and interrupt daily business activities. Recovering after a disaster and returning a business to its pre-loss condition can be frustrating when contingency planning is not a priority or requirement. Take time to partner with a professional and reputable company that excels in reducing business interruption and provides solutions for large-scale and day-to-day disruptions that lead to loss of primary center functionality.