Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
PACAH 2020 Summer Webinar Series


Brave New World: Navigating the Future of Long-Term Care
The landscape of long-term care is constantly changing, and the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) brings a new shift in how the continuum of care functions for providers and residents alike. Join PACAH for a series of webinars designed to navigate the new procedures and guidance, and provide timely and pertinent information on all aspects of facility management and resident care.

Speaker Handouts (Available July 8)
Scroll through the sessions below to register. There is no limit to how many webinars you attend.



Defensive Documentation
Tuesday, July 14
1 - 2:30 p.m.
CEUS: NAB, RN, PC - 1.5

In today's litigious culture, documentation in the medical record is the primary source utilized when it comes to trying defend the care and services that have been provided.  This session is geared toward providing strategies and key elements in medical record documentation to meet the challenges of documenting.
Learning Objectives will consist of:
1. Review the role of the medical record in litigation.
2. Describe key requirements of a defensible medical record.
3. Understand how the medical record is used to prove/disprove allegations.
Angela Huffman, BSN, RN, WCC, Clinical Services Coordinator
Affinity Health Services, Inc.



Therapy Best Practices to Support Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Wednesday, July 15
1 - 2:30 p.m.
CEUS: NAB, RN, PC - 1.5

During this chaotic and unprecedented time, it is important to not lose sight of the necessary job therapists must do to get their residents stronger, and back to prior level of function while, at the same time, support the facilities in their infection control efforts. Some residents are experiencing a disease process like never before, and therapy is essential in keeping them safe and healthy to progress through each plan of care. Collaboration with nursing, aides, managers, and families through education and systems will allow the residents to achieve a full recovery.
Heather Meadows, CCC/SLP, Executive Director of PA, CDP Executive Director
Premier Therapy, LLC



COVID-19 and the Impact on Medicaid & Medicare: Navigating and Overcoming the Challenges
Wednesday, July 16
1 - 2:30 p.m.
CEUS: NAB, RN, CPA - 1.5

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes in timing and procedures for Medicaid eligibility, guardianships, and the courts in general. The presenters will highlight the specific changes and explain strategies to efficiently achieve your facility’s goals in this extraordinary time. We will discuss the changes to the Medicaid application, appeal, and redetermination processes caused by COVID-19, and provide tips to navigate them. Plus, there will be a discussion on the availability of emergency guardianships during this time. Finally, the presentation will address court closings, how long they will last, the types of hearings that continue during the closings, the effects on your facilities and residents, and methods to mitigate delay and other negative consequences. 
  • Learn how to most effectively obtain Medicaid eligibility for your residents, despite COVID-19 challenges.
  • Learn how to effectively navigate and overcome changes caused by COVID-19 to the courts' procedures and deadlines for guardianships.
  • Learn how to effectively navigate and overcome changes caused by COVID-19 to the courts' procedures and deadlines for lawsuits.
John N. Kennedy, Esq., Founder, President & CEO
Benjamin J. Glatfelter, Esq., Shareholder
Casey L. Slotter, Esq., Attorney
Kennedy, PC Law Offices



PA Workers' Comp - COVID-19 - Insurance Coverage, Protecting Employees, and Basic Risk Management
Tuesday, July 21
1 - 2:30 p.m.
CEUS: NAB, RN, PC - 1.5

This presentation will focus on Workers’ Comp issues affecting healthcare employers, with useful information for investigating and handling claims based on positive tests by employees, and care for patients/residents with COVID-19. Basic risk management refresher for employers with concerns regarding general liability associated with workplace COVID-19 cases.
Kenneth G. Scholtz, Esq., Shareholder
Tucker Arensberg, P.C.



Until the Ball Drops: What Employers Need to Know About Administering FFCRA Paid Leave Throughout the Remainder of 2020
Wednesday, July 22
1 - 2:30 p.m.
CEUS: NAB, RN, PC, CPA - 1.5

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will remain in effect until December 31, 2020, which means that employers will be administering this law throughout whatever the next wave of the COVID-19 pandemic may hold - including, for example, the impact of rescheduling activities in the "new normal" that had been on hold during stay-at-home orders, the possibility that schools will not reopen in the fall, and the potential second wave of the virus in the fall and winter months. This session will provide, free of legalese, a checklist of things that employers need to think about when their employees request FFCRA paid leave, explain some of the more nuanced provisions in the law, and walk through multiple examples to show how to administer the FFCRA in real life scenarios.
Katherine Koop Irwin, Esq., Shareholder
Jeremy V. Farrell, Esq., Shareholder
Tucker Arensberg, P.C.



Skilled Nursing Facility Surveys in the Time of COVID-19
Thursday, July 23
1 - 2:30 p.m.
CEUS: NAB, RN - 1.5

Surveys as we knew them are temporarily a thing of the past, and according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on their April 15, 2020 national call, the new normal will continue until further notice. This session will provide information on a few things skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) need to know about surveys and enforcement during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic emergency, and include any timely updates.
Paula G. Sanders, Esq., Co-Chair - Health Care Practice Group, Chair - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Taskforce
Post & Schell, P.C.



Treating and Preventing COVID-19: What has a Pandemic Taught Us?
Tuesday, July 28
1 - 2:30 p.m.
CEUS: NAB, RN, PC - 1.5

This webinar will be presented by a pharmacist and provide attendees with up-to-date information about the treatment and prevention of COVID-19. Every day we are hearing about additional treatments, studies, and progress with the development of a vaccine. This session will focus on providing up-to-date information, covering what is currently known about treating the COVID-19 infection. The review of current science won’t stop there - we will also discuss other considerations when treating patients with active COVID-19 infections, such as isolation and medication administration. Using Infection Control protocols and governmental guidance to prevent the spread to healthy residents will also be presented, so that we can all learn from what this pandemic has taught us so far.
Rob Leffler, R.Ph, Vice President of Clinical Services
PCA Pharmacy

Navigating Your Facility's Financial Landscape
Thursday, July 30
1 - 2:30 p.m.
CEUS: NAB, RN, CPA - 1.5

This session will provide a general industry update, and discuss timely, relevant financial matters in relation to COVID-19 and the Cares Act. Industry update will consist of discussions around census challenges, labor shortages, PDPM, Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulations (MFAR), along with SNF Value Based Purchasing and Quality Reporting Program. COVID-19 Cares Act will also be included in the industry update, and will include discussions that evolve around the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and the loan forgiveness standards, provider relief funds, attestation requirements, quarterly reconciliations, and recent accounting pronouncements on how to account for funds received.
Jennifer Cidila, CPA, Partner - Health Care Services
Brandon Harlan, CPA, Partner - Health Care Services
Edward Klik, Partner - Health Care Services
Michael Kessler, CPA, CGMA, Partner - Health Care Services
Arnett Carbis Toothman, LLP