Program Schedule 2021

March 18th, 2021

Program information coming soon.

April 15th, 2021

Date: April 15, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Speaker: Leak Klusch, RN, BSN, FACHCA

Program Title: Achieving MDS Data Accuracy for Accurate PDPM Payments


Many facilities are realizing that their Part A Medicare payment does not reflect the cost of care. Audits reveal that MDS coding is not complete or accurate – resulting in significant payment loss. COVID case management and documentation is a very important part of proper payment. This interactive session will review the data formulation process for the MDS items that impact the payment rate calculation. Full discussion of the coding guidelines, definitions, and timelines for data collection will be included. Documentation formats for reproducible data in the medical record will be reviewed. Specific diagnostic coding accuracy will be discussed including COVID diagnostic codes.  The data formulation policy development will also be discussed. A must-do session for administrators, clinical leadership, finance and MDS managers. Bring your team for practical specific information with examples of documentation and audit formats.

Sponsor:          None

Handouts:        Click here and enter password for handouts

May 20th, 2021

Program information coming soon.

September 16th, 2021

The program has been cancelled for the month of September.

October 21st, 2021

Date:                     October 21, 2021

Time:                     9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Place:                    The Westwood (in-person)

Time:                     9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Speaker 1:           Modupe Agunbiade, DMP, MS

Topic 1:                The Importance of Utilizing a Team Approach for Diabetic Foot Care

Credits:                1 NJ credit

Time 2:                 10:00 PM – 12:00 PM

Speaker 2:           Robert Nogueira, CRT  and  Gregory Pino, VP of Operation at New Jersey Respiratory
Topic 2:                Respiratory Therapy in the SNF Environment

Credits:                2 NJ credits

Time 3:                 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Speaker 3:           Robert L. Cooper, President of RL Cooper Associates

Topic 3:                Leadership and Managing Change in a Virtual Environment & COVID-19

Credits:                3 NJ credits

Handouts:           Click here and enter password for handouts

November 18th, 2021

Register below with the form provided.

Date:                     November 18, 2021

Time:                     9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Place:                    The Westwood (in-person)

Time:                     9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Speaker 1:           Leah Klusch, RN, BSN, FACHCA
Topic 1:                The October 1st Changes in Data Accuracy Audits with CMS

Credits:                3 NAB credits

Time 2:                 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Speaker 2:           Jim Collins, PhD
Topic 2:                Health Benefits of CBD (Cannabidiol) for Physical, Emotional and Neurological Conditions

Credits:                3 NAB credits

Dec 16th, 2021

Registration begins for this event on November 29th, 2021.

Date:                     December 16, 2021

Time:                     9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Place:                    The Westwood (in-person)

Lunch:                    12 PM – 1 PM

All-day meetings will be provided with both a continental breakfast and lunch. If a Kosher lunch meal is required, you MUST indicate on the registration form to ensure one is provided for you. Your name will be attached to your meal.

Time:                     9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Speaker 1:           Tim Hodges, CEO of Honor Aging, Inc  and  Laurie Loughney, LNHA, CALA, CSW, SHRM-CP, CADDCT, CEO of Longtree & Associates, LLC
Topic 1:                Building Senior Living Occupancy in a Challenging Landscape

Credits:                3 NAB credits

Time:                     1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Speaker 2:           Sara Kucharski
Topic 2:                TBD

Credits:                3 NJ credits