2023 SLCR Annual Provider Meetings

Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation

Advanced registration is not required. There is no cost to attend any of these meetings. Please see the flyer and stay tuned to the listserv for updates including agendas and handouts.

September 6, 2023: Region 7
Location: Crowne Plaza St. Louis Airport, Bridgeton

September 7, 2023: Region 2
Location: Drury Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, Cape Girardeau

September 13, 2023: Region 1
Location: Oasis Hotel & Convention Center, Springfield

September 14, 2023: Region 6
Location: Special Olympics Missouri, Jefferson City

September 27, 2023: Region 5
Location: Moberly Municipal Auditorium, Moberly

October 4, 2023: Region 4
Location: Stoney Creek Hotel, St. Joseph

October 5, 2023: Region 3
Location: Adams Pointe Conference Center, Blue Springs

SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Submission Deadline Reminder

SNFs are required to report data to meet the SNF QRP requirements. The submission deadline for the SNF QRP is approaching. The following data must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2023:

  • MDS data for 10/1/22 through 12/31/22;
  • NHSN data for COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Personnel for 10/1/22 through 12/31/22;
  • NHSN data for Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Personnel for 10/1/22 through 3/31/23.

The Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 must be transmitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) through the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES). Data for the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) measures must be submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). No additional data submission is required for the claims-based measures.

As a reminder, it is recommended that providers run applicable MDS reports prior to each quarterly reporting deadline, in order to ensure that all required data has been submitted.

Swingtech sends informational messages to SNFs that are not meeting APU thresholds on a quarterly basis ahead of each submission deadlines. If you need to add or change the email addresses to which these messages are sent, please email QRPHelp@swingtech.com and be sure to include your facility name and CMS Certification Number (CCN) along with any requested email updates.

More information about SNF QRP can be found on the following webpages:

CMS SNF QRP Data Submission Deadlines webpage – https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Skilled-Nursing-Facility-Quality-Reporting-Program/SNF-Quality-Reporting-Program-Data-Submission-Deadlines
CMS SNF QRP Help webpage – https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Skilled-Nursing-Facility-Quality-Reporting-Program/SNF-Quality-Reporting-Program-QRP-Help
CMS SNF QRP Measures and Technical Information webpage – https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Skilled-Nursing-Facility-Quality-Reporting-Program/SNF-Quality-Reporting-Program-Measures-and-Technical-Information
CMS SNF QRP Training Webpage – https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Skilled-Nursing-Facility-Quality-Reporting-Program/SNF-Quality-Reporting-Program-Training

Summit for Acute & Post-Acute Care Providers

June 8, 2023: 2023 Acute & Post-Acute Care Summit
Location: Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel, St. Louis

LeadingAge Missouri, MHA, and ACHE are proud to offer the 4th annual Summit for Acute and Post-Acute Care Providers. This gathering of industry professionals is intended to produce solutions across the care continuum for a collaborative healthcare industry. You’ll hear from top experts in the field on topics such as Acute and Post-Acute relationship modeling, Workforce in Healthcare, Payment Reform, incorporating technology into your healthcare landscape, and the future of healthcare from our keynote speaker.

The Summit is a one-day event that brings together acute and post-acute healthcare industry professionals for education and networking, aiming to improve healthcare delivery. It fosters collaboration and is unique in its approach to education and networking.

VOYCE’s Upcoming Education Events

May 9, 2023: Veteran’s Benefits
Location: St. Louis County Library – Jamestown Bluffs Branch, Florissant

May 23, 2023: Veteran’s Benefits
Location: St. Louis County Library – Prairie Commons Branch, Hazelwood

May 24, 2023: The Bare Necessities – Nursing in Long-Term Care

June 15, 2023: Residents First Long-Term Care Conference
Location: St. Louis University’s Margaret McCormick Doisy LRC, St. Louis

July 11, 2023: Preventing Financial Fraud
Location: St. Louis County Library – Cliff Cave Branch, St. Louis

July 25, 2023: Preventing Financial Fraud
Location: St. Louis County Library – Jamestown Bluffs Branch, Florissant

2023 SLCR Annual Provider Meeting Topics

We are currently in the planning phase to host in-person provider meetings in all regions this year and are considering the best topics to provide the most beneficial information. We would like to hear from you about what LTC related topics and info you believe would be helpful and educational!

Please take a moment to complete a one-question survey by May 10, 2023 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2C82YVN.

COMRU Training

COMRU will be hosting a webinar/Q&A session regarding the online process and the ending of the COVID 19 waiver via WebEx.

April 24, 2023: Join Meeting Here
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Health Education Unit Announcements

Knowledge tests for 1/1/23-4/5/23 show students passed at 64.11%

These areas are below 80%:

  • Aging Process and Restorative Care – 79%
  • Basic Nursing Skills – 78%
  • Disease Process – 78%
  • Role Responsibility – 77%
  • Communication – 80%

*If your students have failed a test, please have your students review their tests so they know what areas that need more attention before retesting.

Skills tests given from 1/1/23-4/5/23 show students passed at 79.05%

Students scored the lowest on the areas below:

  • Blood Pressure – 78.85%
  • Feeding a Dependent Resident – 85.45%

NOTE: HEU and Headmaster met with our Test Advisory Panel in March to address some changes in the skills test and knowledge test. These changes will be effective on July 1, 2023 so please check the Missouri Headmaster Website for the most recent version of the Candidate Handbook.


CNA Live Renewals Coming Soon

HEU is excited to announce the “new” process for CNA Renewals as it is close to going “LIVE” on May 1, 2023.

Please email Headmaster at missouri@hdmaster.com if you have not setup your employer profile. This will give the employer the option to verify employment and pay for the renewal for their CNA staff. This process will increase efficiency and time as it is all done electronically for the CNA and the employer. We have included a link to review the process in a How To Guide and will be offering several Q & A webinars. Please see below:

Instructor Info Meet Up Meetings

The DHSS Health Education Unit is conducting Weekly Instructor Info Webinars/Q&A Meet-Ups. These sessions will be held same day and time each week – Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.

April 11, 2023: Instructor Info Meet Up Meeting
April 18, 2023: Instructor Info Meet Up Meeting
April 25, 2023: Instructor Info Meet Up Meeting

Please see the CNA Registry webpage for past meetings and more information.

If you have questions, please call our office at 573-526-5686.


Seminar: Public Health Emergency Ending – What’s Next?

April 6, 2023: Holiday Inn Route 66, St. Louis
April 13, 2023: Courtyard by Marriott, Columbia
April 26, 2023: Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, Independence

The Public Health Emergency (PHE) is scheduled to end as of May 11, 2023. Moving forward it will be essential to apply pandemic lessons learned to maintain and improve processes that will benefit residents/families, staff and facility leadership.

Missouri Immunization Conference

April 26-27, 2023: 2023 Missouri Immunization Conference
Location: Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia

The 2023 Missouri Immunization Conference brings together bright minds to give talks that are action-oriented on a wide range of subjects related to immunizations to foster learning and inspiration, as well as provoke conversations that matter and actions that lead to increased vaccination rates for Missourians. The theme of this year’s conference is Vaccines: The Building Blocks of Better Health

MANHA’s 2023 Annual Convention

June 4-7, 2023: Surfing the Waves of Success with MANHA
Location: Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark

Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators is pleased to invite you to attend the 2023 Annual Convention. The goal of this conference is to provide meaningful, forward thinking, and real-time education to pave the path forward while acknowledging the past and working together.

Fit Testing Train-the Trainer Sessions

March 31, 2023: Fitzgibbon Hospital, Marshall
April 12, 2023: Heisinger Bluffs Western Campus, Jefferson City
April 27, 2023: DHSS Regional Office, Poplar Bluff
April 28, 2023: Cape Girardeau Public Library, Cape Girardeau
May 2, 2023: Comfort Inn and Suites, Macon
May 25, 2023: Maranatha Village Community Center, Springfield

Regional Respiratory Fit Testing Train-the-Trainer sessions are being offered throughout Missouri by the Health Quality Innovation Network (HQIN), which is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for the state, and the Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) Infection Control and Assessment Response (ICAR) Team. The training is to ensure long-term care facilities have qualified staff to provide respirator fit testing. In addition, the attendee can train others in the proper procedures for fit testing. This training is for qualitative testing using a hood and not quantitative testing.

See flyer for information on Fit Testing Training sessions.

Enhanced Leadership Development Academy for LTC Leaders

Do you…..

❍ need a leadership course that addresses the unique challenges SNF leaders face?
❍ want to feel inspired and passionate about leading your SNF?
❍ want to connect with other SNF leaders and have access to free professional development, tools, and resources?
❍ want free CE credit without sacrificing quality and practical application?
❍ want to have the flexibility to learn at the pace and place the works best for you?

If you answer YES to any of these questions, this course may be for YOU!

Open to RNs, NHAs and LPNs!

For more information visit our web site, download the postcard or contact Todd Winterbower at winterbowert@missouri.edu.

Take the survey now to see if you qualify for FREE registration.

MC5 Event – Re-Imagining Person-Directed Culture: It Starts with a Conversation

Join members of the team from MC5 and special guests the 4th Wednesday of each month as we share stories and best practices, explore challenges faced, and together re-envision what Person-Directed Care can look like for seniors in Missouri, especially for those living and working in Missouri’s Long-Term Care and Assisted Livings communities.

Using Zoom, the format will be casual – a conversation – with special guests inviting participants to share, ask questions, explore, and plan for how through MC5, we can re-imagine and “move the movement” forward as we come out of the pandemic.

March 22, 2023: Re-Imaging Person-Directed Culture: It Starts with a Conversation
Special Guest: Julie Wilson, RN, Regulatory Compliance Manager ICF/IID Unit & COMRU Unit, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, Division of Regulation and Licensure, DHSS
Conversation Starter: One of MC5’s founders and past board President, Julie will give us a glimpse into the successes and challenges faced over the years as she shares the story of MC5 and the Culture Change Movement in Missouri. A look at the past to help guide us as we envision the future.

April 26, 2023: Save the Date
Special Guest: Sheila Winchester, Regulatory Compliance Manager, Quality Assurance and Education, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation at Missouri DHSS
Conversation: Providers and regulators share a common vision as evidenced by the Person-centered philosophy and practices that are incorporated into and supported by regulations, both Federal and State. Sheila will share ways that regulators and providers can work together as we move forward following the pandemic.

May 24, 2023: Save the Date
Special Guest: Penny Cook, Chief Culture Officer, Center for Innovation (CFI) / Pioneer Network
Conversation Starter: A goal of CFI/PN is to help support and grow state culture change coalitions. Penny will share what is happening at coalitions around the country as well as through initiatives such as the Moving Forward Coalition.

Free Four-part Webinar Series: Brain Health and Trauma-Informed Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

March 8, 2023 (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm): Trauma and Ableism as Social Determinant of Health for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
April 26, 2023 (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm): People with an Intellectual and Developmental Disability Experiencing Abuse: Tips, Tools, and Strategies for Providers
May 10, 2023 (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm): Beyond Silos: Trauma Informed Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This four-part webinar series presented by the HealthMatters Program will focus on brain health and trauma-informed care through conversations with national peer advocate survivors, allies, and healthcare providers. Brain health and trauma resources for people with I/DD will be shared to increase awareness of systems change efforts to eliminate disability bias through culturally relevant healthcare.

The Green House Project Events

March 29, 2023: Transform the Culture of Care

The alliance between The Green House Project and Pioneer Network brings together two leading drivers of cultural transformation in long-term care.

For organizations that don’t have the ability to build new or substantially renovate an existing building, we have an entire suite of solutions that bring the best of empowered, elder-directed care to even the most institutional settings.

Resident to Staff Aggression: Prevention & Response Training

March 30-July 20, 2023: Resident to Staff Aggression: Prevention & Response Training (Webinar)
April 20, 2023: Resident to Staff Aggression: Prevention & Response Training (In Person)

Resident to staff aggression occurs, but it shouldn’t be thought of as just part of a caregivers’ job. Tools for prevention and response to resident aggression are critical for promoting worker safety and satisfaction as well as the resident experience. This interactive, application-based training will explore some of the reasons for resident aggression, provide strategies for violence prevention, de-escalation and during incident response as well as post incident response strategies that promote the prevention of future incidents. The role of policy, consistent and effective communication and a workplace violence prevention culture will be explored. Interactive learning experiences and discussions will help trainees practice and apply learning.

MALA’s ALF Community Based Assessment Training

June 5-7, 2023: 2023 ALF Community Based Assessment Training
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Columbia

As required by 198.005 RSMo and 19 CSR 30-86.047, residents of Assisted Living Facilities are required to undergo a community based assessment performed by an appropriately trained and qualified individual. This individual must complete a DHSS approved 24-hour training program prior to performing resident assessments. The MALA ALF Assessment Training satisfies this regulatory requirement.

The Green House Project 2023 Conference

July 23-26, 2023: Ready to Impact
Location: Pittsburg, PA

It’s official: Green House and Pioneer are coming together for one incredible event.

Everything you’ve come to expect from our conferences — fellowship, education, new ideas, and fun — now with even more leaders, caregivers, visionaries, and supporters from around the country and the world!

The theme of the first annual Center for Innovation Conference, Ready to Impact, reflects the power our organizations have under one banner. Together, let’s make 2023 a year of real change for elders in the United States and around the world, uniting in one voice to broaden the reach and deepen the impact of our work to build something better.

AADD Conference

May 15-16, 2023: 32nd Annual Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference
Location: St. Charles Convention Center

The Annual Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference has a goal of bringing the aging and developmental disability professionals together to learn about best support models and practices and the most current information on aging with a developmental disability. Through information, education, and networking, participants from across the United States will have a better understanding of both medical care, medical changes and best practices that will help them support people with developmental disabilities with living their best life as well as end-of-life care.