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ICD-10 CM Education for Long-Term Care

August 5-6, 2015: Blue Springs, MO

This workshop, provided by Missouri Health Care Association, LeadingAge Missouri, and Missouri League for Nursing, is for long-term care staff, including MDS coordinators, medical records personnel, therapists, home health nurses and others who currently assign and/or use ICD-9 codes.  Participants will get an understanding of what ICD-10 CM is and how to appropriately assign codes in ICD-10 CM.

Please see the brochure attached or visit Missouri League for Nursing’s website here for more details and registration information.

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Webinar

August 6, 2015:  Improving Immunizations in Nursing Homes (12:00 Noon-1:00 p.m. CT)

Join this webinar to learn how nursing homes can improve in immunization quality measures and processes.  You will hear nursing home leaders discuss best practices that can be implemented, as well as the Texas MDS clinical coordinator who will present additional information about MDS coding for these measures.

For more information, please visit the TMF website here and sign in.

Proposed Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities Call – Registration Now Open

August 11, 2015:  2:30-4:00 pm ET (1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. CT)

This Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Connects National Provider Call provides an overview of the proposed rule to reform the requirements for long-term care facilities.  These requirements are the federal health and safety standards that long-term care facilities must meet in order to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs.  This presentation provides background for updating these requirements and briefly walks through many of the changes included in the proposal.  A question and answer session follows the presentation.


  • Highlights of the proposed rule
  • Overarching themes of the proposed rule
  • Methods for reviewing and commenting on the proposed rule

The registration page is located here:

The call detail page is here:

The link to the proposed regulations is here:

MDS Training Announced for 2015

Medicare from Start to Finish

  • August 11: St. Louis
  • November 11: Columbia

RAI Process from Start to Finish

  • October 6-7: Columbia

Please see the brochure here or visit for more details and registration information.

Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s 12th Annual Show Me Summit on Aging and Health

August 17-19, 2015:  “Set Sail for the Future”
Location:  The Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, MO

Step aboard a conference voyage that focuses on the opportunities and challenges facing Missouri’s senior population.  Workshops on aging strong, combating burnout and caregiver stresses, building health and well-being, innovative ideas and achievement, peer mentoring, and the future of senior services are a few of the ports of call.  Exhibit Hall opportunities will display services, products, and information with daily drawings for prizes.  There will also be special presentations by respected businesses and senior service leaders.

Please see the brochure attached or visit the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s announcement web page here.

Senior Day at the Missouri State Fair

August 19, 2015:  Sedalia, MO

Senior Day at State Fair Mathewson Building, Sponsored by the Area Agencies on Aging and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services:  Several activities are planned this day in the Mathewson Exhibition Center.  Please see the flyer attached for activities and times.

Senior Appreciation Day, Sponsored by Sedalia Democrat:  Each adult and senior presenting a special Sedalia Democrat front-page fair banner will receive $2 off their gate admission, valid today only.

Missouri Health Care Association’s 67th Annual Convention

August 23-26, 2015:  “The Changing Faces of Long Term Care”
Location:  Branson Convention Center, Branson, MO

Each day is scheduled to offer a range of education sessions to meet the needs of the entire staff, from Certified Nurse Assistants to owners.  The 2015 convention offers the opportunity for attendees to earn 18.5 continuing education hours.

For more information including the schedule, seminar descriptions, and registration, please visit the Missouri Health Care Association’s website here.

LeadingAge’s 2015 Annual Conference – Registration Now Open

September 1-3, 2015:  “Be the Voice”
Location:  Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel, St. Louis, MO

LeadingAge Missouri is gearing up for a new and exciting conference this year.  LeadingAge Missouri is able to offer this annual conference in large part because of the support from exhibitors, and sponsors and advertisers.  LeadingAge Missouri also understands how valuable vendors are to the success of the Annual Conference.  Conference attendees will have the opportunity to view the latest products, services and technologies across the variety of aging services.  This annual meeting offers the supporters a chance to reconnect with current customers and opportunities to make new contacts.

Please visit LeadingAge Missouri’s 2015 Annual Conference web page here for a list of presenters, registration details, and sponsorship and advertising information.

Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators’ ALF Assessor Training

September 2-4, 2015:  Cheryl Parsons, RN, LNHA – presenter
Location:  MANHA Training Facility, Jefferson City, MO

Individuals who attend this training will meet the 24 hours of training required to fill out and sign ALF Assessment forms.   Attendees will understand the process of aging, be able to assess those problems/issues and complete the planning and documentation required by SB 616 regarding the training needs for the Assisted Living Assessor.

Please see the brochure attached or visit the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators’ calendar of events web page here.

Director of Nursing Institute; Charge Nurse Day; and CNA Day

September 22, 2015:  DON/Charge Nurse/CNA
September 23, 2015:  DON
Location:  Orlando’s Event & Conference Center, St. Louis, MO

Missouri League for Nursing invites Directors of Nursing, Charge Nurses, and Certified Nursing Assistants to attend an educational event catered to YOUR needs!  This conference will be energetic and hands-on all while being in a learning environment.  Useful information will be available to take back and implement in your home along with the confidence, knowledge, direction, and motivation needed to help enhance your role of caring for the elderly.

Please see the brochure here or visit Missouri League for Nursing’s website here for more details and registration information.

2015 Annual Long-Term Care Provider Meetings – Save the Date

Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation

Coming to the following locations:
October 2, 2015:  Region 5 – Macon, MO
October 23, 2015:  Region 1 – Springfield, MO
October 28, 2015:  Region 4 – St. Joseph, MO
October 29, 2015:  Region 3 – Kansas City, MO
November 3, 2015:  Region 2 – Cape Girardeau, MO
November 4, 2015:  Region 7 – St. Louis, MO
November 16, 2015:  Region 6 – Jefferson City, MO

Registration is not required.  Please see the flyer next week for more details.

Missouri Assisted Living Association’s 2015 Fall Conference

October 11-13, 2015:  MALA 2015 Fall Conference
Location:  Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark, MO

This fall conference agenda includes several speakers and presentations over a three-day time frame.  The option to attend all or just one day is included on the registration form.

Please see the tentative conference agenda and attendee registration form attached or visit the Missouri Assisted Living Association’s conference web page here.

Nursing Home Administrator Oktoberfest Conference

October 14-16, 2015: Oktoberfest 2015
Location:  Hilton Branson Convention Center, Branson, MO

This conference will assist the attendee in acquiring knowledge and skills to better care for the elderly.  Expert speakers will get you recharged while providing the latest information on hot topics in long-term care.

Please see the brochure attached or visit the Missouri League for Nursing’s conference web page here.