70th AHCA/NCAL Convention and Expo
Our proposal to present at the American Health Care Association (AHCA) National Conference offers conference attendees access to experts who have been on the “front-line” working with surveyors and nursing home staff on effective implementation of the new CMS regulations. Our presenters have been surveyors and can help conference attendees, “think like a surveyor” in examining compliance and preparedness for Phase 3 implementation of behavioral health (BH) and trauma informed care (TIC). Our experience includes:
- LTC training on the updated regulations, survey process, and survey tool (software) to state, Regional Office (RO), and contract surveyors.
- Regulatory and compliance training for nursing home executives and associations.
- CMS Basic Instructor Course (BIC) and Effective Training Techniques (ETT) courses delivered to staff preparing to become CMS certified trainers.
- Learning & Performance consulting support for national training, education, and assistance initiatives.
- The presentation will provide:
- An overview of the broad framework of behavioral health with a participant-centered examination of associated F-Tags.
- The staff competencies required to provide behavioral health and TIC will be listed and examined through brief case studies.
- Mental diseases and non-disease states outlined in the State Operations Manual.
- Information on trauma rates and potential sources, federal partner definitions, and best practices in TIC for older adults.
- Potential impacts of the new survey process and tools to support participant awareness of surveyor identification of potential noncompliance.
- Participants will be provided with tools during the session to create an action plan for their nursing home to meet the compliance requirements for each F-tag and staff competencies. This will allow each participant to customize the content to the unique circumstances of their organization to integrate TIC and Behavioral Health into their care planning, training, assessment, and other operational components.