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May 2017

PHCA Quality Symposium

May 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
sheraton harrisburg hershey, 4650 Lindle Rd
Harrisburg, 17111 United States

PHCA will host the 4th Annual Quality Symposium on May 23 at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, 4650 Lindle Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111. 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 our communities. To help providers…

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November 2017

The Data of Wound Care in the Nursing Home

November 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Wound care presents unique regulatory risks in the nursing home market. Nursing home administrators have reacted by implementing QAPI systems to mitigate these risks. These QAPI generally focus on the micro-trends in that single nursing home, or in homes in their corporate unit. However, there exists a growing body of both national and state-level data that can strengthen QAPI and risk-management. Nursing home administrators need to understand the trends in this data to build robust QAPI and risk-management related to…

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April 2018

Webinar: Grievance Management Best Practices

April 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The updated Long-Term Care Requirements of Participation significantly change the manner in which centers must publicize and manage resident grievances. Facilities must designate a specific Grievance Official and ensure prompt action and documented follow up to each grievance. This webinar will discuss the content of CFR 483.10 (j) and the interpretive guidance for surveyors in evaluating compliance with this section; generally cited under federal tag 585. The presentation will also include discussion regarding best practices in grievance management. Learning Objectives: At…

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May 2018

Webinar: How PHCA Members Can Leverage Their Critical Mass to Reduce Healthcare Costs for All

May 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Please join Brown and Brown Insurance for a webinar on May 10 at 10:00 am to learn how PHCA members can band together to reduce medical costs. Learning Objectives: Reduce Medical Costs More Predictable Medical Costs to Budget Level Renewals Greater Transparency to Identify Cost Drivers New products and potential changing association health plan legislation make this possible. Click here to learn more. Presenter: Brown & Brown Insurance CEUs: This webinar will be informational only and not for credit. Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6236037816772076291…

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Webinar: Goodbye Grace Period: What will be expected from your Facility Assessment in the Coming Year

May 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

With over 500 changes to existing regulations and 19 brand new requirements to comply with, the Final Rule hit the long-term care industry hard. CMS heard concerns regarding the scope and timing of the new requirements for Phase 2 and provided a limited time restriction of enforcement remedies like CMPs, payment denial, or termination for Phase 2 requirements, including the Facility Assessment. Surveyors were instructed to take it easy doling out tags for Phase 2 requirements, and to use those instances…

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June 2018

Webinar: Recognizing Pain in People with Dementia

June 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In people with dementia, pain is believed to be under-recognized and under-treated. The brain changes associated with various types of dementia are believed to have an impact on pain expressions. Many behavioral expressions that interfere with care and a persons’ well-being may be related to pain but can be misdiagnosed as psychological symptoms of dementia. There are several tools that can be used to help identify if pain is a root cause so interventions can be initiated. Non-medication and pharmacological guidelines…

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August 2018

CHC Webinar: Southwest NFs Lessons Learned

August 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The implementation of the Community Health Choices (CHC) program promises historic change for long-term and post-acute care providers in Pennsylvania. Since January 1st of this year, your colleagues in the 14 county Phase I zone have been operating under CHC. This webinar will allow you to learn from your colleagues that operate nursing facilities in the Phase I zone of CHC. The presenters will share the steps they took to prepare for implementation and some of the challenges and successes they…

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Pa Health and Wellness CHC Contracting Webinars: Part 2 of 2

August 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This webinar will provide an overview of the claims testing process and Ramp Manager for PA Health and Wellness (PHW), a Community HealthChoices (CHC) Managed Care Organization (MCO), for providers in the Phase 2 CHC Southeast zone, which begins January 1, 2019. Learning Objectives: Understand the claims testing submission process, Overview of testing notifications and next steps, and Preparing for go-live business and claims submissions. Presenter: Tracy Celebrado, Director Provider Network LTSS with PA Health and Wellness (PHW) Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4533715643366062593 CEUS:…

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Webinar: Emergency Preparedness and Life Safety Code Update

August 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The webinar will provide attendees an update on the Life Safety Code requirements used for state licensure and federal certification, along with an overview of CMS Emergency Preparedness rules. Common deficiencies related to Emergency Preparedness and Life Safety will also be discussed and how to avoid these deficiencies and ensure compliance. Learning Objectives: Overview of CMS Emergency Preparedness requirements for long-term care facilities, Review of common Emergency Preparedness deficiencies, and Review of common Life Safety Code deficiencies. Presenter: Charlie Schlegel, Director of…

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February 2019

Webinar: Workplace Harassment and Cultural Sensitivity

February 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The webinar will provide an insight into Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and other laws regarding workplace harassment, hostile work environment, and bullying. We will discuss personal protected characteristics and the importance of respecting our differences in beliefs and perceptions. Attendees will learn to identify unwelcome behaviors and understand their responsibilities in helping to eliminate harassment in the workplace. We will walk through three legal examples of a hostile work environment and discuss why these were considered a…

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