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 ICD-10 CM Refresher

February 8-9, 2016:  Blue Springs, MO
February 10-11, 2016:  Springfield, MO
February 15-16, 2016:  St. Louis, MO
February 17-18, 2016:  Columbia, MO

This workshop is for long-term care staff, including nursing home administrators, MDS coordinators, medical records personnel, therapists, home health nurses and others who currently assign and/or use ICD-10 codes.

Please see the brochure here for more information including registration.

Culture Change with Carmen

Alarms: The New Deficient Practice? Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls by Engaging with Life
Come on Long Term Care! Be the Best, Smash the Box and get ready for the Baby Boomers

February 10, 2016:  Osage Beach, MO – LOCATION FULL
February 11, 2016:  Springfield, MO
February 12, 2016:  Sikeston, MO

Join Carmen Bowman for an all-day event at three locations as she discusses the use of alarms.  See how eliminating alarms has actually reduced falls in the homes that no longer use them.  She will also help you find out if your home is really offering the right ways to attract Baby Boomers.

Please see the flyer here for more details.

Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

February 11, 2016:  Building Community Through Meaningful Engagement
Presenters:  Angie McAlister, Director of Cultural Transformation-Hometown, Signature HealthCARE and Linda McDaniel, Director of Clinical Care-Hometown, Signature HealthCARE

How can you build true community by engaging elders and the care team in new and innovative ways?  Join us for this webinar as we discuss concepts that have worked in our homes to build vibrant communities that promote growth for all.  We will discuss new ways to strengthen individualized approaches to protect and honor personal preferences through innovative programming methods.  We will also define intentional spontaneity and outline the benefits and discuss how to build flexibility into the day.

Please visit the Hot Topics event registration page here for more details.

 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.

LeadingAge Webinar Opportunities

February 18, 2016:  System Improvement Webinar Series:  Safety and Supervision (F323)
Presenter:  Liz Davidson from LeadingAge Iowa

F323, Free of Accident Hazards/Supervision/Devices, is one of the most frequently cited deficiencies nationally.  The intent of the requirement is to ensure that the long-term care (LTC) provider maintains an environment free from hazards and provides appropriate supervision for each resident to prevent avoidable accidents.  Implementation of key systems and processes can avert potential accidents, improve quality of care, and boost compliance with the regulation.  The implementation of key systems and processes helps improve the quality of care delivered and increase compliance.

Registrants for this webinar will be given the opportunity to submit questions on the topic in advance of the program.

Click here to register – Deadline is February 15, 2016.


March 2, 2016:  Interdisciplinary Approach to Continence Improvement
Presenter:  Kathleen Weissberg from Select Rehabilitation

All health care disciplines have a role in skilled intervention to treat continence.  This webinar provides an overview of anatomy and physiology of normal voiding as well as normal function related to continence.  Different types of incontinence are identified and assessment/treatment strategies are offered for each.  This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to continence improvement and demonstrates roles of each team member.  Emphasis is placed on the role of nursing in completing an assessment of voiding, identifying triggers and bladder stimulants, voiding habits and patterns, and implementing individualized care approaches.  Restorative and compensatory strategies for continence management are reviewed as well as the unique role of physical/occupational therapy in this program.  Documentation and care planning related to behavioral aspects of continence improvement are reviewed.

Click here to register – Deadline is February 29, 2016.


March 17, 2016:  Differentiating Stage 2 Pressure Ulcers from Moisture Associated Skin Damage
Presenter:  Pamela Scarborough from AMT

This webinar is designed to provide you with knowledge to assist you and your skin team in recognizing the differences between moisture associated skin damage (MASD) and stage 2 pressure ulcers, which often look very similar. Content will also include considerations for putting together a functional plan of care for your patients/residents for the prevention and treatment of MASD.

Click here to register – Deadline is March 14, 2016.

Conversations with Carmen

February 19, 2016:  Facing Risk: Care Planning for Resident Choice
Guest:  Karen Shoeneman, Retired Deputy Director CMS Division of Nursing Homes

Are you holding back on offering true choice to residents, even though you want to – for fear of deficiencies being cited, possible legal action or other negative outcomes?  We challenge you to think again.  It is possible to hone our skills in order to honor resident choice.

Please visit the Conversations with Carmen event page here for more details including registration.

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.

ALF Resident Assessment Training

March 21-23, 2016:  Best Western Capital Inn, Jefferson City, MO
June 27-29, 2016:  Best Western Capital Inn, Jefferson City, MO
November 7-9, 2016:  Best Western Capital Inn, Jefferson City, MO

Anyone who wants training on issues relating to the elderly, aging, certain people with mental illness, and community-based assessments can attend this training.

Please see the brochure and registration information on the Missouri Assisted Living Association’s event pagehere.

TMF Quality Innovation Network Annual Conference

April 7, 2016:  Be the Change: Strategies for health care transformation

Mark your calendar to join the TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization for our free, one-day virtual conference.  We are planning a dynamic event to give health care providers from all care settings innovative tools, top case study scenarios and in-depth demonstrations of how to make needed changes within your organizations to better engage patients, establish successful processes and use health information technology to improve patient outcomes.  Please save the date to attend this event.  All health care providers, partners and stakeholders are invited.  We will provide additional information about this event, including information regarding continuing education credits, in the coming weeks.  Visit www.TMFQIN.organd follow @TMFQINQIO for the latest updates.

MDS Training

RAI Process from Start to Finish

April 12-13, 2016:  Independence, MO
June 28-29, 2016:  St. Louis, MO
August 10-11, 2016:  Columbia, MO
October 11-12, 2016:  Columbia, MO

This workshop will look at the RAI process from beginning to end.  The MDS is used for both a clinical assessment and a financial assessment and this workshop will discuss the rules on scheduling these assessments and meeting the requirements individually and combined. Item-by-item coding will be reviewed.  From coding the MDS, we will then look at the CAA to care plan process.

Please see the brochure here for more information.

MALA Spring Conference

April 17-19, 2016:  Unmasking the True Identity in Long Term Care
Location:  Chateau on the Lake, Branson, MO

Registration for attending the Missouri Assisted Living Association’s 2015 Spring Conference is now available.

Please visit MALA’s website here for registration forms for this conference.

MC5 2016 Annual Conference – Flyer Updated

May 3-5, 2016:  Honoring the Past; Challenging the Future of Culture Change
Location:  Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia, MO

As the leader in promoting person-centered care and personal choice, MC5 provides this annual opportunity for care professionals and businesses to network in an exciting, and partnership-building event to bring the best ideas and services to the seniors of our state.

Please see the flyer here and stay tuned to MC5 for more registration details coming soon.