Distance Learning

The State Operations Manual Guidance for Long Term Care Surveyors (Appendix PP)

Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)
Session Format: Live Webinar

The 696 pages the State Operations Manual Guidance for Long Term Care Surveyors (affectionately referred to by practitioners simply as Appendix PP) has undergone substantial revision, effective Nov. 28, 2017. Changes include renumbering of the F-Tags as well as guidance regarding the care and service requirements and prohibitions. It provides extensive examples on the severity of non-compliance with regulatory requirements, including what deficiencies will result in immediate jeopardy tags.

The Guidance incorporates many new regulatory changes made since the Affordable Care Act, stressing resident rights and patient-centered care based on critical element pathway criteria and focuses on staff training and accountability and the need to address both the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of the resident.

This webinar will highlight the key concepts identified in the Guidance and discuss best practices for long term care providers as they implement change in their organizations based on this new Guidance. Topics will include how resident care policies should represent a collaborative effort between the facility and the medical director, and how to assess physical, intellectual, spiritual, emotional and social needs of the resident. Inadequate discharge planning will also be addressed. Finally, the webinar will cover changes regarding the investigative process and how providers can minimize risk related to same.

  • Member of Sponsoring Practice Group(s) (see "Sponsor(s)" tab for details): $99
  • Government, Academician, Public Interest, or Solo Practitioner AHLA Member: $75
  • Student, Paralegal, or Retired AHLA Member: $50
  • Other AHLA Member: $150
  • Non-AHLA Member: $325
  • AHLA Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" tab for details): $75
  • AHLA Non-Member Listen with a Colleague Option (see "Listen with a Colleague" tab for details): $95

Sponsoring AHLA Group:

  • Post -Acute and long Term Services Practice Group

Danielle Trostorff

Shareholder

Baker Donelson
New Orleans, LA

Bio

Live Webinars

Live webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.

  • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA possesses approved provider/sponsor status: AHLA webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit. Certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation. Those states are: Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
  • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA does not possess approved provider/sponsor status: participants are able to apply directly to their state accrediting body for approval for and accreditation of AHLA-sponsored webinars. The application and agenda are available for download during the live event and any time thereafter; certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation.
  • In states in which live distance learning programs are not approved, it is still possible to obtain CLE credit by applying directly to the state's accrediting body for “self-study" credit where applicable.

Other, Non-CLE Credits

AHLA webinars are only presumptively approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.

For additional information about Distance Learning-related credits, please email the Practice Groups staff at pgs@healthlawyers.org.

Prior to a live event, you may test your web browser to be sure you have the required Flash software. To do so, direct your web browser to the following URL: www.ec.commpartners.com. Click on the "Browser Test." If you pass the test, you will see a Congratulations message. If you do not, you will be given instructions on where you can download the newest version of Flash. This is a free download.

It is recommended that you use a high speed/broadband internet connect (Wifi is not recommended), a PC with Windows and Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher. If you are using a Mac, please use the Safari web browser.

The “Listen with a Colleague" option allows multiple registrants from the same organization and location to participate in the webinar at a discounted rate. It may ONLY be used if at least one person from your organization and location has registered at the regular/full webinar registration rate. Please note that those who register under the reduced “Listen with a Colleague" rate must access the webinar from the same location and computer as the full-priced registrant they are registered under.

The “Listen with a Colleague" option is continuing legal education (CLE) credit-eligible. In order to obtain a certificate of completion for submission to a state CLE accrediting body, those registered under this option must obtain the attendance verification code—which will be displayed at a random time during the webinar—and enter that code under “Verification Code for Live Webinar" section of the webinar description webpage. Please note that each registrant must submit a complete evaluation from their individual accounts to obtain a certificate of completion.

image




If you have any questions about this registration option, please contact customer support.