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Upcoming Education and Event Schedule

PHCA hosts a number of opportunities to earn continuing education credits throughout the year via monthly webinars and in-person learning sessions. 


Unless otherwise specified, only PHCA members may earn CEU credits by attending our monthly webinars – this is a “member-only” benefit. Future PHCA members may register to attend our webinars but will not receive a continuing education credit for their participation.

To learn more about becoming a PHCA member, click here.

How COVID Changed Appendix Z

CEUs - 1 CEU for SNF In March 2021, CMS made changes to Appendix Z in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Facilities must enhance their emergency preparedness programs to be prepared for natural disasters and pandemics/epidemics. To register, click here.

Community HealthChoices Contracting-The Old and the New (Refresher and New Developments)

Virtual PA, United States

This program will provide you with insight and practical advice needed to address and overcome some of the common problems encountered in Community HealthChoices Contracting. The course will address issues that arise during negotiation including how claims payment will work; assuring that ancillary providers are in network; and assuring your residents receive the necessary services […]

Nursing Economic Crisis Before Staffing Mandates Webinar

Virtual PA, United States

CEUs - 1 CEU for SNF We know the COVID-19 pandemic historical impact on our Pennsylvania and nation’s nursing homes. Using analysis of the most recent reimbursement, Five-Star, PBJ Staffing, and Covid-filings data, CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) will look forward to 2022-close and 2023 to highlight the cost of care and other operations in Pennsylvania and […]

PHCA Political and Legislative Recap & Where We Go From Here

Virtual PA, United States

This webinar will be presented by Tim Ward, Director of Advocacy and Government Relations at PHCA. As the 2021-22 legislative session comes to a close, the advocacy efforts of our industry proved critical in the fight for a more favorable operating environment for providers and frontline caregivers. Over the past two years, PHCA has worked […]

Strengthen IPC Regulations and Antibiotic Surveillance through Post-Acute Analytics

Virtual PA, United States

Improving antibiotic usage among nursing homes has become a national priority. According to the CDC, antibiotics are among the most frequently prescribed medication in nursing facilities – reports indicate 6-10% of residents receive antibiotics on any given day. However, 40-75% of those prescribed antibiotics may be unnecessary or inappropriate, causing risk of serious Gastrointestinal infections […]

IT Risks

Virtual PA, United States

CEUs - 1 CEU for SNF The last two years have provided significant learning opportunities in incident response, disaster recovery and business continuity. This session will analyze four case studies of cybersecurity breaches or business continuity situations from the last 18 months that had significant impact on businesses. We will explore lessons learned as a […]

Learn More about the COVID Employer Tax Credit

Date/Time: Thursday, January 19 2023 @ 10am - 11am CEUs: 1 CEU Description: As an employer in health care affected by the pandemic, you may be eligible to receive a tax credit of up to $26,000 per employee. These are refundable payroll tax credits made possible by Congress revising the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax […]

Storytelling with Caregiver Recognition Increases Worker Well-Being and Retention

Virtual PA, United States

Description: Recognizing caregivers tells the story of your culture, increases feelings of appreciation and connects employees to their work. As staffing shortages threaten quality of care, retaining your best caregivers becomes paramount. Healthcare communities need to increase worker well-being and resilience, improve retention, and maintain high standards. Workforce recognition, which goes beyond appreciation tactics, is […]


Deep Dive Into the New DOH Regulations (Part 1)

Part 1: Thursday, February 23, 2023 @ 9 a.m. - Noon Part 2: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 @ 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Cost for PHCA members: $49.00 Cost for future PHCA members: $99.00 Description: This two-part intensive webinar series will dissect the new PA Department of Health regulations to provide you with what you […]


2023 PA State Nursing Facility Licensure Regulations: Guidance and Clarifications from DOH

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 @ 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.   Description: In this webinar, the Department of Health (DOH) will provide clarification on topics of interest identified by nursing facilities related to the new PA state nursing facility licensure regulations effective in 2023. Expectations related to documentation of compliance will be presented, including requirements […]

PHCA Annual Quality Symposium

Virtual PA, United States

The quality of care we provide to our residents today and in the future is the standard by which we are all being measured. With the challenge of continually striving to raise the quality of care we provide comes the opportunity to learn, grow and advance the quality of life and quality of care in […]


Improve Outcomes and Gain Referrals as a High-Performance Post-Acute Provider

Virtual PA, United States

Thursday, March 30, 2023 @ 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Description: To perform well under bundled and other value-based payment models, ACOs and hospitals are inherently tied to the ability of their post-acute care partners to improve clinical and financial outcomes – namely by reducing avoidable hospital readmissions and managing length of stay in the […]

Deep Dive Into the New DOH Regulations (Part 2)

Part 2: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 @ 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Cost for PHCA members: $49.00 Cost for future PHCA members: $99.00 Description: This two-part intensive webinar series will dissect the new PA Department of Health regulations to provide you with what you need to do to get ready for the changes. The first […]


Life Safety Code Happens – Documenting for Success

Virtual PA, United States

CMS adopted both the 2012 Life Safety and Healthcare Facilities Code with many new expectations for inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) for the many features of fire and safety protection found in long term care facilities. With this comprehensive adoption there has been an evident tightening of the requirements by CMS through stricter implementation resulting […]

Going Beyond Interoperability – The Data You Share (And How You Share It) Matters

Virtual PA, United States

In March 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare Technology (ONC) released their latest updates to healthcare IT regulations, which included final rules on interoperability. And while some in the post-acute care space have been reluctant to offer up their data to health care […]

2023 PHCA Legislative Conference and Rally Day

Hilton Harrisburg 1 North Second Street, Harrisburg, United States

Register for the first-ever PHCA Legislative Conference today to get up to speed on what's next on the federal and state level! Join us as we advocate for a robust, high-quality, resident-centered long-term care continuum in Pennsylvania.


MDS Change Overview

Virtual PA, United States

CMS has made revisions to the RAI Manual and changes to various item sets. We will discuss the upcoming changes to prepare for October 1, 2023. PA will be utilizing the OSA to continue calculating the CMI and we will review the new process.   Learning Objectives: Identify item changes beginning October 1, 2023. Determine […]

Leveraging Your Dining Program to Build Back Census

Virtual PA, United States

There's a new generation on the horizon as the next pipeline for building census, and your senior living community has never seen anything like them! Join us in discussing the ways that leveraging and updating your Dining program draws in new Baby Boomer residents, excites family members who are shopping for their loved one's next […]

[Refocus] 2023 PHCA Convention and Trade Show

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions 250 Kalahari Blvd, Pocono Manor, PA, United States

re·fo·cus     /rēˈfōkəs/ to focus again, to change the emphasis or direction of, to create opportunities from challenges producing outcomes that drive an organization to somewhere ahead of where it is today   This October, join the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) as we welcome our members – skilled nursing, assisted living and personal care […]


Departmental Considerations in Infection Prevention and Control

Virtual PA, United States

This session will focus on infection prevention and control for the non-clinical professional tasked with ultimate responsibility for the infection prevention and control program. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention for the housekeeping, maintenance and laundry departments as well as changes in emergency preparedness since the Public Health Emergency. Objectives: Know correct procedures for […]

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