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MHCA Mid-Year Conference

March 1-2, 2016:  Mid-Year Conference
Location:  Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, MO

MHCA hosts a Mid-Year Conference in March which features educational sessions along with our annual Legislative Reception.

Please visit the Missouri Health Care Association’s event page here for the full brochure and registration info.

MHCA Webinar

February 16, 2016:  Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Presenter:  Jennifer Rohen, CliftonLarsonAllen

In this session you will learn about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).  This tax credit allows employers to reduce their federal tax liability.  Join us to learn about the impacts of tax liability, the qualifying groups, eligibility, and the process for computing and reporting the tax credit.

Please visit MHCA’s event here to register.

New Generations Newsletters

The Section for Long-Term Care Regulation has published New Generations – Volume 13, Issue 2, Fall 2015.  This issue is now accessible on our website.  A complimentary color copy was sent via regular mail to each licensed home in Missouri.  In an effort to go paperless, we will no longer be printing and mailing a copy; the newsletter will be available electronically.

Please visit to view this publication along with a collection of previous newsletters.  Please stay tuned for the next publication coming soon.


February 4, 2016:  Conducting a Standardized Nursing Home Resident Assessment of Activities of Daily Living and Bowel/Bladder Continence Using the Minimum Data Set

Please join this webinar for a dynamic discussion about Minimum Data Set (MDS) requirements for clinical assessment to improve activities of daily living (ADLs) and bowel/bladder continence for nursing home residents. Attendees will hear an experienced MDS clinical coordinator describe the process to evaluate each aspect of ADLs and bowel/urinary continence to include MDS coding.

Please visit the event page here to register.

2015 and 2016 Hot Topics Webinars available as a bundle!

Pioneer Network’s Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action on demand webinars are a great resource for in-service training.  You can watch/show these webinar recordings as many times as you’d like and copy the handouts if you so desire.  The On-Demand version of our ten 2015 webinars are available for a special bundle price of $500 (a $990 value!).  Some of the webinar titles for sale include: Moving Past the 3Bs of a Traditional Activities Calendar; A Person-centered Approach to Eliminating Alarms and Physical Restraints; Safety vs. Autonomy for Elders: What if Maslow was Wrong?  For a complete list of On Demand webinars, click here.  If you’re not interested in the bundle purchase for the 2015 webinars, they are still available for $99 each. The 2014 webinars listed are available for $99/each.  To take advantage of the bulk discount, contact

The dates, topics and presenters are set for Pioneer Network’s 2016 webinars!  We are offering all 12 webinars for a discounted bundle price of $890 (that’s3 free webinars from the individual webinar rate).  Many of these webinars are from our most highly rated 2015 conference sessions.  Topics are always highly relevant to person centered care/person directed living.  The 2016 webinar titles are listed here.  To take advantage of the bulk discount, contact

Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report – 4rd Quarter 2015

Please view the quarterly report from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation here.

On the Road…to Culture Change: NHC Healthcare, Maryland Heights

NHC Healthcare, Maryland Heights
In early August 2015, I attended the national culture change conference hosted by the Pioneer Network in Chicago, Illinois.  During one of the training sessions, someone asked if nursing homes could keep live chickens…to read more and view photos, click here: NHC Healthcare, Maryland Heights