Webinars/Distance Learning:


New!  MDS Update Webinar

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018

11am to 12 noon

Overview:  It’s that time of year again! The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted changes to the nursing home MDS 3.0 that are scheduled to take effect October 1, 2018.  MDS Version 1.16 is making its debut with a large number of changes in October 2018.  This webinar will provide information on updates and instructions for completion.  Content is appropriate for Nursing Home providers. 

Learning Objectives:  By the completion of the presentation, attendees will:

w Review MDS Version 1.16 changes 

w Recall how to complete new sections of MDS Version 1.16 

w Identify the Impact of Care related to MDS Version 1.16 changes 

Presenter:  Demetria Haffenreffer, RN, MBA, President/CEO, Haffenreffer & Associates, Inc., Portland, OR Demi Haffenreffer, RN, MBA, has made long term care her profession since 1973.  She is founder and president of Haffenreffer & Associates, Inc., an Oregon long term care consulting firm providing education and assistance with the implementation of quality systems and corporate compliance programs nationwide.  In 2011, Demi assisted the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care with a CMS grant to publish the Model Program for Quality Performance called “QAPI.” Demi has taught workshops nationally and internationally and has authored five policy and procedure manuals.  In addition, Demi is retained regularly by nationally known law firms as an expert on regulatory compliance issues. 

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Webinar Series through LeadingAge Iowa (and Proactive):

Moving Mountains: SNF Provider Training, Tools and Insight to Conquer 2019 Industry Changes

All sessions held the first Wednesday of each month (except January 2019) at 1pm central/2pm eastern/11am pacific/12pm mountain time.

This webinar series will guide providers in implementing a step-wise action plan to manage the industry changes taking effect in 2019 including Phase 3 RoP (Requirements of Participation) and preparing for the reimbursement transition from Medicare PPS RUGs IV to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Additional sessions may be added in the fall of 2019 based on member feedback and CMS updates.

NAB Approved Contact Hours: 1.25 each session; check your state association registration page for details on additional CE accreditations Target Audience: Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Manages, Nursing Home Administrators, Nursing Staff & Leaders, RAI Coordinator, QA Director, Social Services, Staff Development Coordinator, Rehabilitation Services, Board Members


November 7, 2018 PDPM: Understanding PDPM & Developing Your Facility Action Plan

December 5, 2018 Phase 3: Implementing an Effective QAPI Program

January 9, 2019 PDPM: Effective Systems and Coding of Section GG

February 6, 2019 Phase 3: Implementing an effective SNF Compliance & Ethics Program

March 6, 2019 SNF Quality Reporting (QRP) and SNF Value Based Purchasing (VBP) Programs

April 3, 2019 PDPM: Developing ICD.10 Expertise for Effective Coding of Clinical Categories & Non-Therapy Ancillary

May 1, 2019 Phase 3: Implementing Successful Staff Training & Competency Programs

June 5, 2019 PDPM: Rehab program transitions and provider insight for SNF PT, OT & SLP service reimbursement

July 3, 2019 Phase 3: Next Steps for the Infection Preventionist

August 7, 2019 Operational Strategies for Success Under PDPM (with expert panel)

September 4, 2019 Phase 3: Trauma Informed and Culturally Competent Care

October 2, 2019 TBD based on CMS updates and identified transition issues

November 6, 2019 TBD

Please register for these webinars on the LeadingAge Iowa website.  

Questions?  Call LeadingAge Iowa at 515.440.4630




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Workforce E-Series
Senior living can be incredibly attractive place to work but often we don’t tap into the benefits of working in our field or share what makes our individual organizations unique.  That will change once you participate in this series and act on what you learn.  We have designed this 7-part series of webinars and seminars to assist you in tackling one of your biggest challenges - workforce development.  Each session is designed to walk you through the process from recruitment to retention while providing content-rich tools and support throughout.  You can’t afford to miss this series!
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Questions?  Call LeadingAge Iowa at 515.440.4630