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Mid-Year Conference & Lobby Day 2019
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3/5/2019 to 3/6/2019
When: March 5-6, 2019
Where: Capitol Plaza Hotel
415 W. McCarty Street
Jefferson City, Missouri  65101
United States
Contact: Michelle Walters

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Group Registration - Includes all sessions & events
Registration for up to 5 attendees at a single group rate

(if you plan to bring more than 5 attendees, please contact MHCA 573.893.2060 in order to be accommodated)

MHCA Member - $300 per facility/company
Non-Member - $450 per facility/company
Individual Registration - Includes all session & events
Registration for a single individual
MHCA Member - $150 per person
Non-Member - $225 per person
Lobby Day ONLY Registration
Includes only the Legislative Session & Capitol Visits on March 6, 2019
No charge






Tuesday, March 5


8:00am - 8:30 am        Registration


8:30am - 11:45 am      PDPM and RoP Bring Big Changes in 2019" (3.0 Admin hours)

Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) and Phase 3 of the Requirements of Participation (ROP) are two big changes the long term care industry will see this fall.   Join us in this session for an overview of both of these things and what it will mean for your facility.   What new processes will you have to put in place?  What changes will need to be made?  Nicky Martin - Leadership Coach for QIPMO will break down the Phase 3 Requirements of Participation scheduled to be implemented on November 28, 2019 and provide tools and resources to get your facility ready.  Following her Brian Hickman, Sherri Robbins, and Julie Bilyeu, from BKD will conclude the seminar with an overview of the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) that will begin October 1.  Discussion will include topics such as how to improve accuracy & appropriateness through patient focus versus volume of services and how payments will be focused on medical information and direct care components versus therapy minutes.  


8:30 am - 12:00pm    Facility Involvement Contest Judging


12:00pm - 1:45 pm    Business Meeting Luncheon – (Members Only) (1.0 admin)

Join us as your MHCA Executive Director, Board of Directors and Clif Porter, AHCA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs brief members.  Discussion will include current happenings in the Long-Term Care Industry; both on the State and Federal Level.


2:00 - 3:00 pm         DHSS & Family Support Division Update (1.0 Admin hour)

Join us for this session as Shelly Williamson, DHSS Administrator of Section for Long Term Care Regulation gives a DHSS update.


3:15 - 5:15 pm         Round Table Discussions (2.0 Patient Care hours)

Join us for a fun round table presentation where attendees will have the opportunity to hear from different presenters situated around the room as they provide a brief education piece and materials on topics such as Compliance and Ethics Program, Infection Preventionist, how to read and use your 5-STAR report, Trauma Informed Care, Opioid Crisis and Nursing & Therapy working together.


Harvey Tettlebaum, Partner with Husch Blackwell

Crystal Plank, BSN, RN, RAC-CT - Nurse Consultant with QIPMO

Stacey Bryan, BSN, State RAI Coordinator

Libby Youse, BGS, LNHA, Leadership Coach with QIPMO

Representative with Select Rehabilitation

Cynetra McNeil with Guardian Pharmacy


5:15pm - 6:00pm         Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres Reception



Wednesday, March 6


8:00am - 8:30 am        Registration


8:30 - 9:30 am            Legislative Session & Continental Breakfast (1.0 Admin hour)

This session will include tips on the best way to talk with your local legislators (at the Capitol or in your facility) as well as give insight on the political environment and legislative process.                              


Ryan Stauffer, MHCA Director of Government Affairs

Sarah Schlemeier, MHCA Director of Grassroots, PR & Communications


10:00 am                   Capitol Visits


2:00 pm – 4:00 pm      "Risky Business - The Need for Risk Management in Today's Long Term Care (2.0 Patient Care)

The residents coming into our facilities are becoming increasingly more acute while family and resident expectations of care continue to rise.  This leads to the number of law suits in both skilled and assisted living facilities continuing to grow.  Being proactive and knowledgeable in risk management practices such as fall programs, wound care and customer service will enable you to better defend your facility. 


Beth Alford, RN



Total of 10 CEU hours available

**The Legislative Session and Capitol Visits that constitute Lobby Day are noted above in red.

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