Issue: June 20, 2016

Published on June 20, 2016

Articles in this issue:

CMS’ Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) Mandated Registration Date is July 1, 2016

Author: * Published in Clinical & Quality

July 1st is just 11 days away. Each SNF across the country is required to be registered by this date to establish your account with CMS. This may take you a few days to register, because there are a couple steps in this process. Please refer to our member mailing that we have sent out previously for the CMS resource information and the FAQ on PBJ. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact Nancy or Lisa.

If you prefer to go directly to CMS’ website, here are the links for registration training and implementation:

Here is the most current FAQs:

PBJ Policy Manual FAQ 4-27-16


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

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

2016 Audio Conference Announcement- National Update: Assisted Living

Author: * Published in Education

Join us on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 for "National Update: Assisted Living" audio conference from 8:00am - 9:45 am.

This session offers updates on emerging industry trends, state regulatory requirements, changing payment models, Medicaid funding for long term care services and supports, and the implementation of the final rule defining home and community based settings under the Medicaid waiver program. Several initiatives being undertaken by federal departments and agencies that affect assisted living will be presented. Risk management and key quality initiatives that help assisted living providers thrive in a changing marketplace will also
be discussed.

Learning Objectives
Attendees will learn the following: 1) An understanding of what activities federal policymakers are undertaking that impact assisted living; 2) State and national industry, regulatory, and legislative trends and developments; and 3) Current quality initiatives and data collection efforts to help assisted living professionals succeed now and in the future.


Scott Tittle | Executive Director, National Center for Assisted Living

1.75 CEUs Approved by NAB for LNHAs and ALAs

Brochure & Registration Information

NYSHFA Contact:
Scott Jackson, CMP
Director, Education & Conference Planning
518.462.4800, ext.27

2016 Audio Conference Announcement: Post Acute Strategies

Author: * Published in Education

Join us on Monday, June 27, 2016 for "Post Acute Strategies for Sustaining Partnerships: The Key is Nursing" audio conference from 10:00am - 12:00pm.

Hospitals, ACOs and managed care plans are evaluating post-acute strategic partnerships. This session will explore what you, as a
post-acute provider, need to do to establish and maintain these relationships. The session will explore 10 criteria acute care partners are expecting and what you need to consider in terms of your nursing staff model while preparing your staff for this changing environment. Learn what a successful nurse leader has done to prepare for and maintain relationships and gain the confidence of hospitals and managed care providers. This session will highlight tools for acuity based staffing, strategies for reducing re-hospitalizations, ensuring patient
satisfaction as well as looking at a model for root cause analysis.


Mary Tellis-Nayak | MyInnerView by National Research Corporation

Ellen Rychlik, RN, BC | Mainstreet Health

2.0 CEUs Approved by NAB for LNHAs and ALAs

Brochure & Registration Information

NYSHFA Contact:
Scott Jackson, CMP
Director, Education & Conference Planning
518.462.4800, ext.27

NYSHFA/NYSCAL 2016 Annual Convention - A Day of Education


"A Day of Education" at the NYSHFA/NYSCAL 2016 Annual Convention will be held on June 28, 2016 at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, NY.

6.0 CEUs for LNHAs & ALAs.

Up to four additional registrants are FREE!

Recommended for the Following Audiences:
Administrators, Directors of Nursing, Social Workers, Activities Directors, Quality Assurance Coordinators, Nurse Managers.

Brochure & Registration Information

Scott Jackson
Director, Education & Conference Planning
518-462-4800 x27

Deadline Approaching for 2016 Art from the Heart Program

Author: Rick Patterson and Joanne O'Connor* Published in Foundation for Quality Care News

The Foundation for Quality Care, Inc., and the New York State Health Facilities Association, Inc./New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSHFA/NYSCAL) are thrilled to launch the 12th Annual “Art from the Heart” program, which is designed to spotlight the artists who live in member facilities.

Those of you who are fortunate to work in the skilled nursing profession are well familiar with the special gifts and images created by the residents entrusted in your care. As your Statewide Association we believe it important to continually recognize the creative abilities of your dynamic residents and the vibrant activities which occur each and every day in your facilities. We encourage you to consider holding your own competition as a means of selecting the two submissions from your facility.

The rules of the contest are outlined in the attached brochureThe submission deadline for the 2016 Art from the Heart Program is June 30, 2016.

As in the past, an independent panel of judges will select 13 winning entries which will be featured in the 2017 Art from the Heart wall calendar.  Additional pieces will be chosen to be part of the annual public exhibition.  The Foundation is currently exploring opportunities to showcase the winning entries and will also continue to sponsor the “Legislator Artwork on Loan Program”, where the winning pieces will be loaned to Legislators for display in their offices.

The “Art from the Heart” calendar will be distributed to the artists, their families, NYSHFA/NYSCAL member facilities, state lawmakers, and government officials.

Please join the many facilities which have participated previously.  Have some fun and help us recognize the talented and vibrant artists who reside in your facility.

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Patterson or Joanne O’Connor at the Foundation for Quality Care.

FQC Contacts
Rick Patterson
Executive Director
518-462-4800 ext. 19

Joanne O'Connor
Communications & Business Development Coordinator
518-462-4800 ext. 23