AHCA: Upcoming Webinar Events

Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

Below are four upcoming webinar events.

What Employers Need to Know Regarding ACA Reporting and Tax Requirements

March 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM EDT (60 minutes)

Registration Link: http://webinars.ahcancal.org/session.php?id=15482

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains a number of provisions affecting taxes, fees, and additional reporting requirements.  Most of these provisions apply to all types of entities including long term and post-acute care providers.  As an employer, it has been increasingly difficult to monitor and comply with all ACA provisions.  Rick Krueger of CliftonLarsonAllen will provide an overview of key provisions affecting employers and explain key action items required to comply with the law.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review and gain an understanding of key changes to tax law affecting employers and employees.
  • Discuss key changes in arrangements to reimburse employees for health insurance.
  • Review employer reporting, requirements and deadlines.
  • Discuss other changes affecting fees and premiums under the ACA.

Speaker:  Rick Krueger, CPA Manager - Health Care, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Update from HUD’s Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF) – the Section 232 Program

  April 1, 2015 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm(EST)

During this webinar, representatives of HUD’s Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF) will discuss the Section 232 program, which provides mortgage insurance programs for residential care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and board and care homes.  In this webinar, learn about what programs are offered through ORCF, and some specific ongoing requirements for borrowers and operators.

Registration Link: http://webinars.ahcancal.org/session.php?id=15521

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what the Office of Residential Care Facilities is and what mortgage insurance programs are available through ORCF.
  • Understand the concept of borrower surplus cash as used in the borrower regulatory agreements applicable to the Section 232 Program, and how surplus cash affects the borrower’s ability to withdraw funds.
  • Understand the concept of operator working capital as used in the operator regulatory agreements applicable to the Section 232 Program, and how working capital affects an operator’s ability to withdraw funds.
  • Understand the reporting requirements with respect to operator financial statements, via the ORCF portal system.


John Hartung, Director - Policy and Risk Analysis Division, Office of Residential Care Facilities, HUD
Tim Gruenes, Director - Asset Management and Lender Relations Division, Office of Residential Care Facilities, HUD
John Bruce, Senior Financial Analyst, Office of Residential Care Facilities, HUD

Date: April 7, 2015 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm (EDT)

Achieve Quality Improvement By Using the Rehospitalization Measure in LTC Trend Tracker ™ and PointRight® Pro 30™

Registration Link:

Rehospitalization continues to be a crucial part of overall quality improvement, and the American Health Care Association, working with PointRight, has the only NQF-endorsed risk- adjusted rehospitalization measure that enables skilled nursing centers to measures rehospitalization rates for all admissions regardless of payer status. The measure, which is being increasingly used by ACOs and MCOs as a source of information for the profession, presents an opportunity for AHCA members to benefit from both a competitive advantage and quality improvement standpoint.

Join David Gifford, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at the American Health Care Association and Steven Littlehale, Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at PointRight for an engaging, educational webinar titled, “Achieve Quality Improvement By Using the Rehospitalization Measure in LTC Trend Tracker ™ and PointRight® Pro 30™.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the policies that make the standardized Rehospitalization measurement important
  • Learn how to use the measure in quality improvement programs
  • Learn how to use your Rehospitalization data to position your organization with payer groups like MCOs and ACOs
  • Learn how providers are succeeding and how to access your data in LTC Trend Tracker and PointRight Pro 30

Date: May 13, 2015 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm (EDT)

Current Best Practice for Dysphagia and Nutrition

Swallowing disorders- or dysphagia- continues to increase in clients served; often presenting multiple challenges to providers in implementation of effective intervention. Providers must know how to meet “person centered” client needs with “best practice” nutrition protocols and interventions. This session will present an overview of current “best practice” nutrition for swallowing disorders along with suggestions of how to apply “best practice” for use in daily practice.

Registration Link:

Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND


After this presentation, the attendee will be able to:

  • Know the background and history of current “best practice” nutrition recommendations
  • Identify the distinctions between various diet modifications and consistencies
  • Discuss practical application of “best practice” recommendations in daily practice

Adrienne Riaz-Khan
Professional Development and Meetings Coordinator
American Health Care Association
W: 202-898-6332


Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20