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2023 LeadingAge Kansas Fall Conference
Tuesday, October 03, 2023, 8:00 AM to Wednesday, October 04, 2023, 5:00 PM CDT
Category: Education/Training

2023 LeadingAge Kansas Fall Conference

October 3-4, 2023
Salina, KS |  Hilton Garden Inn

Tuesday, Oct. 3rd 

12:00-1:00 PM | Registration

1:00-2:20 PM | Opening and Keynote | Inspire Integrity: Chase An Authentic Life | Corey Ciocchetti | CE 1.0
Corey’s most popular keynote on ethics encourages audiences to chase the truly important things in life such as a solid character, strong personal relationships and a sense of contentment. These “real rabbits” are compared and contrasted to more fleeting worldly success such as excessive wealth, popularity, and prestige. Audience members leave with a better sense of what it takes to develop integrity, set priorities, gain a big-picture perspective, and chase an authentic life. By the end, Corey promises that this will be one of the most powerful and motivational speeches you have ever heard.
Opening Keynote Sponsored by:

2:30-4:00 PM | PDPM | Dave Halferty KDADS | Medicaid Reimbursement Transition to PDPM CE 1.5
Changes are coming to Medicaid reimbursement in July of 2024.  In this session, Dave will provide an overview of the changes, examples of impact and answer your questions. 

Breakouts | 4:20-5:10 PM

--Activities That Amount to Something  | Belinda Vierthaler, GERTI | CE 1.0
Life enhancement or activities are a crucial part of quality of life for residents in senior living. Sometimes we fell stagnate when it comes to what to do next for an activity. Lets' Make sure it's fun for the activity leader and the residents, and feel productive for all involved. This will be interactive and will spark creativity and provide resources to bring back to the community to enhance residents' lives.

--Leading Charge to Accounts Receivable Health | Kristy Brown, Quality Healthcare Resources | CE 1.0
Whether your back-office consistently works its accounts receivable, or its been a while since you reviewed your aging, every facility should regularly audit its A/R operations. A good internal A/R audit and clean-up strategy will increase your collections, improve your cash flow, and help you avoid recurring billing issues.

5:30-7:00 PM | Mix and Mingle – Tuesday Night Tailgate Party - Wear your favorite team gear and come ready to enjoy tailgate party food and games. 
Sponsored By: 

Wednesday, Oct. 4th 

7:30-8:15 AM | Breakfast
8:15-10:05 AM Minimum Staffing Rule & Reimbursement Advocacy: Your Voice, Your Future | Kylee Childs & Rachel Monger, LeadingAge Kansas; Ruth Katz, LeadingAge 2.0 CE
Now more than ever your voice matters. With federal staffing mandates being released and an inadequate Medicaid reimbursement formula, your representatives need to hear from you, your team, your residents, and their families.
Without fierce advocacy to change the course, staffing minimums could be catastrophic to the field. This same fierce advocacy is going to be critical in Kansas to keep the current additional Medicaid reimbursement. The convergence of these two things will shape the future of long-term care for Kansas and the future survival of your organization.
In this session, LeadingAge Kansas and LeadingAge National government affairs staff will walk you through the policies you need to know about, teach you how to advocate and share resources that you can use to help others advocate on your behalf.

Breakouts | 10:30 - 11:20 AM

--Skin Health & its Impact on Reimbursement | Melissa Morgan, MSN, RN, CWCN, Medline, Industries | CE 1.0
Discussion of skin health and its impact on reimbursement since PDPM. Best practices facilities are implementing and how to get the most out of reimbursement with limited resources.

--How to utilize the Five-Star Rating for Operational Success | Deb Emerson, CLA | CE 1.0
The CMS Five-Star rating is more than a tool for consumers to use when selecting a skilled nursing facility. Various payment programs rely upon information used in calculating the Five-Star rating. This session will review how the Five-Star rating can be utilized to make operational and financial decisions for your organization.

11:20 AM-12:50 PM | Lunch and Expo

Breakouts | 12:50-1:40 PM
Maintenance Therapy Jitters?  Understanding Right Place, Right Time, and How to Document Maintenance Appropriately | Monica Thompson, Aegis Therapies  CE 1.0
Does maintenance therapy give you the jitters? Have you been reluctant in offering maintenance therapy, perhaps because of fears of not doing it right? Or, have you jumped in with both feet and yet wonder if you’re adequately supporting your decisions? We often expect that achievement of long-term goals is the end of therapy intervention. However, there are times when maintenance of function is so inherently complex that continued skilled care is required. This session explores maintenance therapy regulations in the SNF, home health, and outpatient settings. Suggestions will be offered for when maintenance therapy might be appropriate and for structuring the program. It will review maintenance therapy documentation and therapy vulnerabilities and give suggestions for auditing those risks.       

Come Together: Thinking about Collaborations, Affiliations, and Mergers | Andy Edeburn | CE 1.0
If one thing has become abundantly clear over the last few years, going it alone is getting a lot harder. For aging services organizations, now is a good time to start talking more about how we might partner more effectively and align for risk, efficiency, and quite frankly survival. But where to start? How does collaboration differ from affiliation? And am I leading the dance or being led? This session will talk about the ways in which aging services organizations might align more closely and why alignment considerations are at a critical juncture for our industry. In addition, we’ll discuss why and how others have approached this opportunity, the differences among collaboration, affiliation, and merger, and suggest a framework for members to consider as they look at their own organization and future path. 

1:40-2:20 PM | Expo time – Prizes Announced at 2:00 PM
2:30-3:00 PM | Business Meeting
3:00-4:00 PM | Closing Keynote | In this Together! Becoming a Team of Retention Champions | Magnet Culture | 1.0
When employee turnover seems never-ending, it negatively affects everyone on staff and keeps organizations from building cohesive teams. As many teams remain consistently understaffed, it becomes vital that everyone plays a part in improving team retention. Doing so means less stress and more restful sleep at night for all!
Magnet Culture’s Retention Strategist will energize and empower your entire team to reduce “us vs. them” team conflicts at work. Participants will leave this powerful, engaging session with a renewed sense of commitment to the organization and ownership in the retention solution. Our people are our greatest retention advocates, so let’s all attract others onto our teams, instead of repelling the talent we can’t afford to lose.
Closing Keynote Sponsored by:

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Book your room at the Hilton Garden Inn Salina by September 6thvisit their website and use code 'LKS23' or call 785-309-0440 EXT 0 mention LeadingAge Kansas when you book.​ Room Rate $112 for KING or Double Queen.


Continuing Education

You can receive up to 9.0 hours of continuing education clock hours as a Licensed Adult Care Home Administrator, Adult Care Home Operator or Dietitian in the cores of Administration. The Fall Conference is approved for 8.0 hours possible in the core of Administration and 1.0 in Resident Care. You can receive an additional 2.0 elective hours by participating in the Expo. Provider number (LTS A0009). 

LeadingAge Kansas is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for up to 9.0 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0102-1116.

All other disciplines will receive a certification of attendance.

Continuing education hours are subject to change. Presentations and times are subject to change.

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