The 3 R’s: How to Succeed with Regulatory, Reimbursement and Reporting Changes Impacting SNFs, ALFs & ARCHs

Join us for a Two-Day Workshop on

February 22 and 23, 2018 at the
Ala Moana Hotel

featuring AHCA’s Quality Experts 


Day 1 OverviewDay 2 OverviewCEUsRegistrationFeesHotel

Title: What you need to know to achieve compliance with the new Regulations and Survey process for SNFs and NFs

This session will cover how to prepare for the new survey process and the new Phase II requirements of participation for SNFs and NFs. Together we will take a deeper dive into specific requirements that have important changes and new expectations.  Using case examples, we will work through how to operationalize the new requirements in your facility. We will discuss feedback from providers across the country about their experiences with the new survey process and deficiencies they received. Specific topics to be covered include: facility assessment, infection prevention & control plan including antibiotic stewardship, how to make the survey visit run smoothly, care plan changes, staff competency evaluation and training as well as emergency preparedness regulations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will understand how to assemble necessary information that will result in a smoother survey visit.
  • Attendees will be able to prepare the facility assessment consistent with the new regulations.
  • Attendees will be able to design an antibiotic stewardship program that can change physician antibiotic prescribing.
  • Attendees be able to write care plan goals consistent with new regulations
  • Attendees will be able to create and implement a staff competency program to comply with the new requirements.

Target Audience: Nursing home staff.

Day #1 will focus on SNF/NF regulations and be appropriate for the Administrator, Directors of Nursing, and other staff responsible for implementing changes for the new regulations including, for example, the MDS and care plan coordinators, the QAPI and Infection Control l leads.

Materials Attendees Must bring: Attendees will need to bring materials from their Center including:

  • Facility Assessment
  • Infection Prevention & Control Plan
  • QAPI plan
  • ONE Antibiotic stewardship protocol (such as UTI but others ok)
  • List of mandatory in-services:
  • for all staff (including contractors and volunteers)
  • for CNA’s
  • for staff proving or supervising behavioral health

Title: How SNFs, ALFs and ARCHs can succeed in quality improvement in 2018

Description: This session will focus on quality improvement strategies and practices applicable to SNFs, ALFs, and ARCHs related to measuring and improving your outcomes in areas that are impacted by the changes in Medicare reimbursement and your referral sources.  We will review topics such as hospitalizations, customer satisfaction, staffing turnover, falls, and elopements; how to communicate more effectively with your physicians; and how to conduct data-driven root cause analysis in your quality assurance and performance improvement committees. In addition, we will review the AHCA/NCAL quality initiative goals and best practices for achieving the goals. Finally, we will cover CMS’s new measurement programs for SNFs (e.g. SNF QRP, PBJ, Five Star). To best demonstrate the application of principles and practices emphasized in this section, we will use multiple clinical case examples.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will be able to recognize the impact of new reimbursement and measurement programs on their operations.
  • Attendees will learn data-driven strategies to address common quality concerns such as hospitalizations, falls, and elopements.
  • Attendees will identify how to use CoreQ to measure and improve customer satisfaction.

Target Audience: SNF, ALF & ARCH Staff
Staff responsible for quality improvement strategies including how to measure and how to improve your outcomes related to hospitalizations, customer satisfaction, infection control, adverse events, falls, and staff retention/turnover.

Material Attendees Must bring: Attendees will need to bring materials from their Center including:

  • Elopement policy and procedure, if they have one
  • Falls policy and procedure, if they have one

This program is pending approval by National Association of Social Workers–Hawai`i Chapter for 12 Social Work continuing education contact hours.

This program is pending approval by the Oregon Nurses Association, an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for 12.5 contact hours.

State licensure boards have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

There is no conflict of interest for any planner or presenter with this learning activity.

To receive a Certificate of Completion, the registration fee must be paid, and each individual wanting a certificate must complete the evaluation.  The link to the evaluation will be made available to registrants.

Allow 30 days for processing of the Certificate of Completion.  For more information contact Lori Henning at

Each person who plans to attend must register indivdually.
Registration closes on Friday, February 16th.

  • Please note: Awarding CE hours is commensurate with participation.

    Individuals attending Day 2 only will be eligible for 6 social work contact hours or 6.25 nursing contact hours, pending approval.

    Individuals attending both days will be eligible for 12 social work contact hours or 12.5 nursing contact hours, pending approval.

  • For fees and to make a payment, please click on the "FEES" tab.

Cost: $249 for two days; $149 for day 2 ONLY.

Click here to pay via credit card (see below for how to pay by check).

Credit cards accepted are: Mastercard, Visa and Discover.

Make checks out to HHERF and mail to:

Healthcare Association of Hawaii
707 Richards Street, PH2
Honolulu, HI 96813

*Cancellations will be charged a processing fee.

Email to cancel your registration.

**NO REFUNDS for non-attendance.

The Ala Moana Hotel is offering a 12% discount off of the Best Available Rates at time of booking in the Kona and Waikiki Towers, City/Mountain view.  Rooms are first come, first served.

To get the discount, you may book and pay for your reservations two ways:

  1. Online at, using  Promo Code: HAH2018; or,
  2. By phone, calling the reservations department at 1-800-367-6025; or 955-4811 from Oahu.  When calling-in a reservation, please mention the group name “HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATION OF HAWAII,” Central ID # 5489038246, AND the Promo Code (HAH2018).

The discount on rates are being offered for the following dates, based on availability:

  • Check-in on or after: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Checkout on or before: Sunday, February 25, 2018

The promo code will expire the day before the latest checkout date, OR, if there are no rooms available (meaning the hotel is sold out), whichever occurs first.