Live In Person Seminars

SNF Winter Conference

2/15/2024 - 2/16/2024

, Columbus/Westerville , Ohio

SNF Winter Conference
February 15 - 16, 2024

The program details of this conference are still underdevelopment.

In Person Location:
Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel
409 Altair Parkway
Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 882-6800

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 cut off date. It is unlikely that they will be able to extend the cutoff date of January 23 due to the busy nature of their hotel and since rooms go quickly, there may not be any available rooms left at that point.

To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at 833-427-0292 and ask for Reservations. Mention you are attending the SNF Winter Conference February 2024 . The group rate is $169

Click here to reserve a room now

We can't wait to see you!

The OHCA SNF Winter Conference offers a blend of key compliance information together with forward-thinking workforce, reimbursement, and operational strategies that we hope will support your success.
The one-and-one-half-day program will cover critical aspects of:

* ChatGPT and AI
* Regulatory Updates
* Legalized Marijuana and its impact on SNFs
* Managing collections
* Medicaid Reimbursement, Managed Care
* Workforce and more!

This conference is a great opportunity to learn and to refresh your mind and spirit as we start 2024.

February 15 -

12:00 pm - Conference Check In

12:30 - 1:30 pm - 'The Times They Are a Changing' NO the times Have Changed
Trends and Challenges in the Provision of Long-Term Care

For the past three decades the long-term services system in Ohio and the nation overall have been changing. The state has experienced a continued shift in the way Ohioans receive long-term care. Even before the pandemic nursing home occupancy rates were down, home care use was up, and the number of short-term nursing home residents was increasing dramatically. The pandemic accelerated these changes and combined with staffing shortages, the expansion of Medicare Advantage enrollment, and changes in consumer culture, nursing homes are arguably facing the most challenging times the industry has ever faced. Using data from the Scripps longitudinal survey of Ohio's long-term care facilities the presentation will describe how the industry has changed, examine the challenges of today, and will discuss the future of the industry.

Dr. Robert Applebaum, Director of the Ohio Long-Term Care Project
Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University

1:30 pm - Break

1:45 pm - 'O-High-O' - The Impact of Marijuana Decriminalization on the Skilled Nursing Industry

From the Baby Boomers on down to Gen Z, the use of marijuana continues to become more pervasive. Last November, Ohioans voted to legalize adult recreational use of marijuana, which follows the arrival of Ohio?s medical marijuana program in 2016. While societal acceptance continues to grow, pertinent laws and regulations still remain inconsistent, necessitating that various industries proactively examine the potential ramifications that marijuana presents to their businesses. It is of paramount importance that long-term care facilities understand the state and federal regulations that can be implicated due to marijuana use and possession. This presentation will help industry executives, staff and other advisors understand the evolving legal landscape in order to help them determine how to best handle the possible presence of marijuana at their facilities.

Daniel S. Zinsmaster, Partner
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

2:45 pm - Break

3:00 pm - Diversity with Residents

4:00 pm - Break

4:15 pm - Grow Your Own Workforce

The impacts of COVID on Ohio Nursing Facility operators continues to reverberate through our industry. We continue to struggle with recruitment and retention for our direct care positions. Although regulatory changes have opened the doors for virtual STNA training in Ohio, many providers have yet to take advantage of these new flexibilities. Learn how Ohman Family Living has utilized CNAOnline to provide opportunities for advancement, drive innovation and support continuity in staffing in their facilities. OHCA will review the workforce landscape in Ohio and the challenges we face recruiting and retaining front line direct care workers.

Presented by: Joshua Wallace, Ohman Family Living and Erin Hart, Ohio Health Care Association

5:15 pm - Day 1 Adjourn

February 16 -

8:00 am - Check In

8:30 am All about ChatGPT: The Hottest (and Scariest) Technology of 2023
Beth Z, Your Nerdy Best Friend

Hear an overview of everything you need to know about ChatGPT and its AI cousins. The session will cover where ChatGPT technology comes from, how it works, what it can do, how it can help you do your job better, who does it hurt and how far it can go.

9:45 am Break

10:00 am Medicaid Reimbursement/Budget - Pete Van Runkle

11:30 am - Lunch

12:15 pm Understanding the Beneficiary and Provider Protections of the 2024 Medicare Advantage Final Rule plus Update on Ohio?s Duals Program

1:30 pm Break

1:45 pm - How to improve accounts receivable while avoiding unlawful medical debt collections practices

Improve accounts receivable, reduce bad debt, and spend less time chasing down problem cases in connection with Medicaid eligible admissions. This presentation will address nonpayment as grounds for discharge and how legal claims can be asserted against a resident or a third party. Under the Nursing Home Reform Act a nursing facility may not condition a resident's admission or continued stay on receiving a guarantee of payment from a third party such as a relative or friend. A properly drafted responsible party clause can provide for third party liability within the bounds of the NHRA, but contractual provisions that violate this prohibition are illegal and unenforceable. Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a joint letter and circular cautioning nursing homes that certain debt collection and consumer reporting practices invalid under the NHRA also violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and state consumer protection laws. Further, such practices may subject a nursing home to CMS enforcement action. This presentation will address how a responsible party clause must be carefully crafted so as not to conflict with the NHRA and its implementing regulations, how to pursue collections without running afoul of federal regulations, and when to seek the advice of an attorney.

2:45 pm Wrap Up - Rules Update, IJ Trends, etc.

3:15 pm - Conference Ends
Speaker information is not available.
Continuing Education Credit:

Day 1 - 4 CEs
Day 2 - 5 CEs

9 CE credits

Ohio NHA - Ohio BELTSS approved
Out of state NHA - NAB pending
Ohio Nurses - approved
Ohio CPAs - Accountancy Board of Ohio approved

Sign Up Today

Before February 1 $295
February 1 and after, $325

Non Members
Before February 1 $495
February 1 and after, $595

Register 4 or more people from the same company/corporation and save 15% off total registration fees. Registration for all individuals must be done in one transaction. We cannot modify or add to existing registrations to apply this discount.

OHCA Winter Conference Event @ Star Lanes (2.15.2024).pdf
Stay Informed.pdf
Need CE'S.pdf
Times They Are a Changing-Applebaum updated.pdf
O-High-O - The Impact of Marijuana Decriminalization on SNF Industry-Zinsmaster.pdf
Grow Your Own Workforce-Hart.pdf
How to Improve Accounts Receivable While Avoiding Unlawful Medical Debt Collection Practices-Kaiser.pdf
Understanding the Beneficiary and Provider Protections of the 2024 Medicare Advantage Final Rule-AHCA.pdf
Evolution of MyCare-Dietz.pdf
Wrap Up-Rules Update IJ Trends Eclipse-Smith.pdf
Pete Van Runkle presentation.pdf
WInter Conference Eclipse 2024.pdf

With Support from OHCA Champion Partners