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Health Care Association of Michigan and Michigan Center for Assisted Living

Please utilize this survey process to submit presentation proposals to HCAM/MCAL staff and the HCAM and MCAL education committees for review. If your session is selected, you will be contacted directly.
• Reflect innovative, cutting-edge content and evidence-based practice
• Present a scenario with evidence supported by research or data
• Explore issues important to nursing and rehabilitation communities as well as independent senior living and assisted living communities

Instructional Design
• Stimulate and provoke discussion, audience engagement and outcome-focused content
• Demonstrates relevance of presentation through “real-life” case studies
• Panel presentations featuring professional staff from SNF and/or AL settings in addition to consultants

Professional staff from:
• Nursing and rehabilitation communities including for and not for profit, county medical care and hospital based providers
• Independent Senior Living communities and Assisted Living Settings including Homes for the Aged and Adult Foster Care

Presentation Strategies
Education should be interesting, exciting, effective, unique and memorable. Use of case studies, handouts, and audio/visual equipment is encouraged. We urge you to craft a proposal that demonstrates a dynamic and innovative plan to disseminate information. The audience is experienced and knowledgeable and expects the most current information and highest quality training available.

As you develop your proposal, consider the following topics which are focus areas for education. Example topics are intended to help you, but we welcome and encourage other ideas as well.
Reimbursement & Finance
• Medicaid Managed Care
• Accountable Care Organizations
• Bundled Payments
• ICD-10
• Case Mix

Policy & Payment
• Quality Reporting Program
• Value Based Purchasing
• Staff Data Collection
• Legal topics
• A/R

Quality Improvement
• AHCA Quality Award Programs
• AHCA Trend Tracker
• AHCA Quality Initiative
• Operationalize the Data - How to Use It

• Survey Trends
• Preparing for Survey
• Focused Surveys

Resident Care and Services
• Care planning
• Documentation
• Activity Programming
• Falls
• Dining & Nutritional Services
• Specialized Rehab Services
• Dementia programming

Administration and Personnel
• Facility Assessment
• Emergency Preparedness
• Human Resources and/or Labor Law
• Marketing and/or Community Relations
• Risk Management
• Recruitment and Retention

• Organizational Culture and Communication
• Staff counseling/motivation
• Ethics
• Stress management
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