Live In Person Seminars

2017 ID/DD Summit


Nationwide Conference Center , Lewis Center , Ohio
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2017 Summit
August 24, 2017

Conference Location:

Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
(877) 436-2680

Ohio's DD providers face continuing challenges in meeting the needs of individuals and their families. Ongoing changes within Ohio's DD system will impact the future of the delivery of services to individuals with ID/DD. This one-day event will provide registrants an opportunity to learn about the most recent changes to the DD system from DODD regulatory policy to reimbursement and system modifications outlined in the new state budget. The program will also provide an opportunity to network with other providers who are facing these same challenges; and to share the experience and story of our closing keynote session.

Experts in the field will share their knowledge in both ICF and DD waiver programmatic changes, workforce challenges, regulatory changes and much more.

This event will benefit a variety of staff members and assist all ID/DD providers in moving forward programmatically and operationally in our continually changing profession.

A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the OHCA rate. The hotel may have additional rooms available once all of the OHCA rooms are gone, but they may not be at the special rate, even if you contact them prior to the cutoff date. It is unlikely that they will be able to extend the cutoff date of August 2 due to the busy nature of their hotel and since rooms go quickly, there may not be any available rooms left at that point. I would encourage you to make your reservation now for the 2017 event. The single rate is $134 and includes breakfast buffet.

About the location:
Tucked in a 15-acre park-like setting adjacent to beautiful Highbanks Metro Park, Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus offers a complete collection of services and amenities for an all-inclusive experience. Our customizable meeting spaces are sophisticated yet comfortable and offer state-of-the-art technology to create a dynamic setting for meetings and corporate events, while our 192 stylishly appointed guest rooms and suites delight leisure travelers. Whether they're attending a conference, gathering for a family wedding or simply a restful weekend getaway, guests of Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center enjoy a world of first-class amenities, including a well-equipped fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and easy access to the city's finest shopping, dining and entertainment.

The property's well-appointed guest rooms and suites blend residential comfort with five-star luxury. Every room and suite includes complimentary parking, Wifi, an HDTV, pillow-top mattress, refrigerator, microwave and Keurig coffee maker. We offer luxurious room and multiple suite options so you can select the accommodations that best reflect your individual travel needs. Of course, there is no more important feature of Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center than our world-class customer service. Our highest priority is making your stay in Columbus a comfortable and stress-free experience.

Hotel Services & Amenities

15-acre park-like setting
IACC-certified Conference Center including 35 flexible meeting and breakout rooms
Ohio Dining Room - Offering decadent buffet-style dining daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Pub - Opens at 4pm and serving light fare such as sandwiches, appetizers, soups and salads.
Wellness Center
Outdoor swimming pool open seasonally
Indoor swimming pool open year-round
Highbanks Metro Park (located across the street)
Full range of business services
Airport transportation (fee applies)

In-Room Services & Amenities

Plush king size or queen size mattresses available
37' High Definition television
Individual thermostat with climate controls
Refrigerator, microwave oven and Keurig? coffee maker
Free privacy safe
Hair dryer
Full sized iron and board
VOIP Telephone with speakerphone and voicemail
Free high-speed wireless Internet access
Work desk with lamp, outlets and data plug-ins
Upgraded amenities and furnishings (Polaris Suites and NorthPointe Suite)
All rooms non-smoking

Wellness Center

We've heard what they say about all work and no play. At Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, your guests can take advantage of a variety of options to exercise and enjoy the natural beauty of our stunning setting. Our expansive property features a large, illuminated fitness center with treadmills, elliptical, stationary bikes and strength equipment, an indoor and outdoor pool, and immediate access to the jogging, bicycling, hiking and nature walks of neighboring Highbanks Metro Park.

Our concierge is happy to arrange off-site recreation, including golf, tennis and visits to local attractions.
2017 ID/DD Summit
August 24
Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center

Preliminary Agenda

Schedule of Events:

8:00 a.m.
Summit Check In & Continental Breakfast
During Summit Check In, you will receive your name badge and handouts for the Summit. Also, take this time to network with other long-term care professionals and select vendors.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
A National Perspective

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.

9:45 - 11:30 a.m.
DODD Update
John Martin, Director, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
DODD Staff

During this session DODD Director John Martin and his staff will look at the status of ICF and Waiver programs in Ohio; ramifications of the new state budget; recent DODD changes; and the Department's plans for the future. Among topics to be covered will be DODD's continuing strategies for implementation of downsizing and conversions programs and other recent issues.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Ohio ID/DD Update
Nisi Pozderak, Chair, Ohio Centers for Intellectual Disabilities
Peter Van Runkle, Executive Director, Ohio Health Care Association
Debbie Jenkins, Policy Director, Ohio Health Care Association

Join our panel as they look at the ID/DD program in Ohio. Topics will include the OCID perspective on Ohio?s program for ICF and waiver providers, as well as a look at ongoing DODD regulatory and process activities.

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
1. Downsizing, Merging, Shared Services
A planned sale, purchase, bed conversion, or downsizing of an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID) can be stressful and time-consuming in the best of circumstances; an unplanned sale and/or forced downsizing can jeopardize decades of hard work, reputation, and dedication. In this session, Paul Lang and Rosemary Orlando will review actual case studies of unplanned sales and/or forced downsizings of ICFs/IID: the reasons behind them, legal and financial implications, and lessons to be learned. Now more than ever, providers of ICF/IID services need to be proactive and forward-thinking, as the Ohio ICF/IID community continues to face legal, reimbursement, regulatory, and political challenges to its historical model of providing services.

Paul Lang, Rolf and Rosemary Orlando, HWCO

2. A Fresh Look at Outcomes & Action Steps
With the final CMS HCBS Settings Rule, the focus on community integration is shifting the way services are being requested and requiring providers to alter the services they offer. County board SSAs create outcomes as part of the person centered planning process. Providers need to be engaged in the process, with the SSA, to ensure outcomes are meaningful and measureable. Developing and implementing subsequent action steps will support the person?s ability to successfully reach the desired outcomes. During this session, provider Tom Rickels and Ohio Association of County Boards? Scott Marks will cover what it takes to create meaningful outcomes and how providers can work with their county boards to ensure a collaborative approach that results in success for the people you serve.

Tom Rickels, X-Excel, LTD and Scott Marks, MSW, Community Opportunities Director, Ohio Association of County Boards of DD. Scott serves as the o

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
3. New Emergency Preparedness Requirements
CMS published the final rule 'Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers', which will be enforced beginning November 16, 2017. 17 provider and supplier types, including ICFs/IID are affected. This presentation will 1) provide an overview of the new emergency preparedness requirements; 2) address FAQs & strategies for provider compliance; and 3) explain ICF/IID-specific CMS guidelines which were published in June 2017.

Dustin Ellinger, Rolf Consulting

4. Transitioning from Sheltered Workshops to Community Employment
Karen Knavel, New Avenues to Independence, Inc.

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Leadership: A Personal Adventure of Lessons Learned During a Passionate, Goal-Driven Journey

Have you ever wondered what drives a person to go from an entry-level position into management? This presentation is filled with real-life examples that can assist you in empowering the next generation of leaders in the field of developmental disability services.

Understand what might motivate someone to continue to work hard and gain as much experience as possible. Gain strategies you can use as a supervisor to nurture that drive and support your staff?s development so they can rise into leadership roles.

Hang on, fasten your seatbelts and keep your hands and feet inside the car at all times because this journey is full of ups and downs ? but in the end, it?s worth the ride.

Jason Umstot, Superintendent/CEO, Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities

4:30 p.m.

Dustin Ellinger, Rolf Consulting
Dustin Ellinger, BSN, MHA, RN is the former Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Long Term Care Quality for the Ohio Department of Health. In that position, he was responsible for planning, directing and monitoring statewide licensing and certification inspections for NFs, ICFs/IID & RCFs. Dusty is currently Rolf Consulting?s chief consultant providing onsite and remote consulting services to providers on licensure, certification and life safety code matters. Dusty holds Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) certificates in basic long-term care survey, quality indicators survey (QIS), ICF/IID survey, Life Safety Code and the Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES).

Paul Lang, Rolf
Mr. Lang's practice is concentrated in all aspects of transactional law, including skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities (ICF) for individuals with intellectual disabilities, home health and hospice agencies, and more. He has represented for-profit and non-profit ICF and waiver clients in acquisitions, divestitures, downsizings, leases, and bed conversions. Paul is familiar with the licensure, certification, and regulatory implications of these transactions, as well as the financing issues faced by owners and operators in these situations.

Rosemary Orlando, HWCO
Rosemary is a member of the Accounting & Auditing Group and is Director of the firm's HW Healthcare Advisors group. She has extensive experience in Medicaid & Medicare reimbursement, accounting and auditing issues with health care providers, including Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Skilled Nursing Facilities. Rosemary is highly knowledgeable in facility acquisitions, cost reporting and related issues including Medicaid audits/settlements. She also assists ICF providers with developing and implementing downsizing and conversion plans.

Tom Rickels, X-Excel, LTD
Tom is the owner of X-Excel, LTD, providing day services in Stark and Ashland Counties. He has 35 years experience in ID/DD services, including 12 years at the Mahoning CBDD as the Residential Director. Tom currently specializes in waiver services.

Scott Marks, MSW
Scott Marks is Community Opportunities Director, Ohio Association of County Boards of DD. Scott serves as the operations coordinator for the Bridges to Transition program. Prior to joining OACB, he served as the Associate Director of Children's Programming for JCC Discovery center and Camp Discovery in Westchester County, New York. Scott supports county boards and their provider agencies in developing and implementing community-based supports for people with disabilities. Scott has over 15 years of human services experience including children's services, transition supports and community employment services. He has a rich background in person-centered planning, community development, and customized employment strategies. He has also founded and developed curriculum for music education classes for integrated children's programming and teaches Trauma-Informed Intervention Strategies at Columbus State Community College.

Jason Umstot, Superintendent/CEO, Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Jason Umstot became Superintendent/CEO of the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities in January 2016. Jason has 20 years of management and leadership experience in the developmental disabilities field. He has worked in service delivery systems in West Virginia, Texas and Ohio. He began his career as a direct support professional. Since that time, he has served as program director, chief operations officer, regional director and vice president for privately operated organizations serving people with developmental disabilities. Before being hired as superintendent, he most recently worked as the director of employment services for the Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA) in Columbus. Jason is a board member of the Disability Housing Network, the Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals and the Licking County Children and Families First Council.
This program will offer up to 6 hours of continuing education credit for the following:

Certified Executives for Assisted Living (CEAL): Up to six hours are available during this program and can be used toward renewal of the CEAL certification.

Ohio Department of DD: Application has been submitted to the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, Division of Human Resources, Office of Staff Development and Certification for hours Adult Services/Day Habilitation, Service and Support Administration, Superintendent, County Board Members for 6 hours.

Ohio Licensed Administrators: The Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Ohio Board of Executives for Long Term Care Services and Supports (BELTSS). Administrators can earn up to 6 hours of
continuing education credit.

Ohio Nurses: Nurses please note any continuing education that has been approved by BELTSS (or any other accredited body) can be accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing in the State of Ohio. Nurses may use this continuing education to meet their licensure requirements. Please refer to OBN continuing education rules 4723-14-01 thru 4723-14-19.

Ohio Accountants: The Ohio Health Care Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Accountancy Board of Ohio. (Approval #CPE.138).
What Is Included in My Registration Fee?

Up to 6 hours of Continuing Education Credit
Continental Breakfast
Lunch Buffet
Continuous refreshment service
Handouts of all education sessions

Conference Registration Fees:

$130 prior to August 10
$165 August 10 and after

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