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    Critical Incident Reporting Policy and Centralized Reporting

    Class descriptions and registration for September — December 2017

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    Class descriptions and registration for September - December 2017

    CIR- Critical Incident Reporting

    Critical Incident Reporting Policy and Centralized Reporting Webinar: REQUIRED for all Provider Agencies prior to initial certification.

    Provider agencies choose staff to attend the webinar, and then train staff at their own agency. You can use the optional learning materials on the SDS Training Resources Page.

    Training is ONLY offered by webinar:

     

    What training is required for Care Coordinators?

    Watch and listen as SDS Explains Care Coordination Certification requirements.


    BASIC CONCEPTS OF CARE COORDINATION presented by The Alaska Training Cooperative

    To start your training as a first-time applicant for certification as a care coordinator, or if you are returning to Care Coordination after ending your certification, you need to take  Basic Concepts of Care Coordination  before taking Care Coordination Core Modules.  You must successfully complete both classes/series, with passing scores, before applying for certification with SDS.

    Please note: If you are currently certified with SDS as a care coordinator, you may choose to take Basic Concepts of Care Coordination. However, completing this class alone will not qualify you to apply for recertification.   

    Basic Concepts of Care CoordinationLearn about the role care coordinators have in helping people with disabilities access services. Topics include but are not limited to: the care coordinator’s role, ethics, how to serve people with disabilities, advocacy, and the skills of interaction with the people you serve and families. Class size is limited to 20. There is a $35 fee for this class
    This class is offered in a classroom and/or by webinar.

    Contact the Alaska Training Cooperative  for information and the schedule for Basic Concepts of Care Coordination.  

     

    SDS Training has discontinued 3 day in person “boot-camp” style face to face training sessions.

    Starting July 10, 2017 SDS Training will offer Care Coordination training as a series of Core and Enhanced Modules (by webinar only –at this time).

     

    Care Coordination Training Webinar Modules

     

    A currently uncertified Care Coordinator (applicant) will need to complete all Core Modules (and the Basic Concepts class). You can take as little as one month to complete them, and up to one year to complete all the units. You can register for the units in any order you choose.

    ·   All Care Coordinator applicants must request and pass a final exam after
    completing all 12 units.

     

    Recertifying Care Coordinators must complete at least 3 Core Modules and can choose between Core and Enhanced Modules for 2 additional units. 

    ·   All recertifying Care Coordinators must request and pass a final exam after
    completing all 5 units.

     

    We still offer the self-paced Care Coordinator training option, for those applying and recertifying, which can be completed in a month (request a guidebook and required final exam).  

     

    The SDS training team is working on recording webinars so learners have a chance to view a video (see all our videos here - SDS Training You Tube Channel). Videos are for reference and do not count as attendance for care coordination classes.


    The SDS Training team is developing more topic options. If you have ideas or questions please email us at hss.dsdstraining@alaska.gov  

     

    About Webinars: If you want to attend SDS webinars, please check your computer system here to see if it is compatible.

    ·   Join the webinar on your computer, laptop, tablet device or smartphone.

    ·   You must join through the link that was e-mailed to you in the registration confirmation.

    ·   It may take a few minutes for the program to connect with your computer-join early.

    ·   Listening by phone only does not count as attendance for the webinar.

    *Please note, SDS webinars will not work if you are using an “AOL” email address.

     

     Care Coordination Webinar Series – Core Modules September 2017

    Register one time for all Core Modules

    Recertifying CCs sign in for the ones you need and disregard the rest.

    SDS Training will issue a certificate of completion for each unit.

     

     

    Unit

    Title

    Curriculum Includes:

    Date & Time

    1

    Certification

    Requirements, agency/individual, application and attachments, conflict free care coordination.

    September 11

     10:00 am – 12:00 noon

    2

    Regulations You Need to Know

    Medicaid regulations: Sanction, Waiver, Assisted Living, Conditions of Participation.    

    September 12

    10:00 am – 12:00 noon

    3

    Waiver Eligibility

    Basic Medicaid eligibility for populations served through NFLOC or ICF/IDD level of care.

    September 12

    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    4

    Planning for Person Directed Services

    Person centered thinking, needs based services, including participant strengths, developing personal goal, working with family/legal representative.

    September 13

    9:00 am – 12:00 noon

    5

    Outcome Based

    Waiver Services

    Service definitions, purpose, basic exclusions, non-duplication, examples of outcomes, common requests.

    September 13

    1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

    6

    Habilitative Services

     

    Service definitions, purpose, basic exclusions, non-duplication, examples of outcomes, common requests.

    September 14

    9:00 am – 12:00 noon

    7

    Applying for Waivers

     

    Person centered intake; application forms and process. 

    September 14

    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    8

    Writing a Plan of Care (Plan for Supports)

    Plan of care document. Care calendar, building accurate picture of supports, justifying services requested, integrating with other supports.

    September 15

    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    9

    Basic Task Analysis, Goals and Objectives, Locating Supports

    Impact of services on participant per goal/outcome. What motivates behavior? Strategies for teaching. Writing Goals and Objectives.

    September 18

    9:00 am – 12:00 noon

    10

    Plan of Care Renewal, Requesting an Amendment

    Application – renewal application – assessment – level of care process and forms. Regulatory time limit; required forms, needs based requests, basic transitions that might impact amendment.

    September 19

    10:00 am – 12:00 noon

    11

    Mediation/Fair Hearing Process, Closing Waivers

    How to assist participant in mediation and fair hearing. Waiver closure process. Regulatory time limit; required forms, needs based requests.

    September 19

    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    12

    Home and Community Based Settings

    Settings and compliance. Resources to help participants choose.  

    September 20

    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

     

     


    Ready to REGISTER?

    SEPTEMBER 
    Core Care Coordination

     

     

     

    Care Coordination Webinar Series - Enhanced Modules October 2017

     

    Care Coordinators seeking recertification must complete:

    Any 3 Core Training Units (register for the series above and attend the sessions of your choice)

    and

    Any 2 additional Core or Enhanced Training Units – register for your choice of individual sessions below.

    These five (5) total units must be completed within the preceding 12 months
    of recertification request.

     

    Unit

    Title

    Curriculum Includes:

    Date & Time

    Link to Register

    20

    Writing

    in Plain Language

    Impact and requirement of plain language to participant.

    How to decode complicated concepts.

    October 9

    10:00 am – 12:00 noon

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2434559920497492227

    21

    Basic Guardianship and POA

    Defining Guardianship and POA.

    Working with public guardians.

    October 10

    10:00 am – 12:00 noon

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7757618966979685123

    22

    Out of Home Residential Services

    Person centered residential services. Home and Community Based Settings rules. Locating and requesting the service. 

    October 10

    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4583099099660178435

    23

    History of

    Community Care

    Learn how current options for community choices are

    built on the history of community care.

    October 11

    9:00 am – 10:00 am

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8181264095696680707

    24

    Discharge Planning and HCBS

    Building a multidisciplinary team, addressing concerns.

    October 12

    10:00 am – 12:00 noon

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1630412300314252803

    25

    Mandatory Reporting

    Mandatory reporting and what happens after the report.

    October 12

    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7876932471267833347



    Care Coordination Webinar Series – Core Modules November 2017

    Register one time for all Core Modules

    Recertifying CCs sign in for the ones you need and disregard the rest.

    SDS Training will issue a certificate of completion for each unit.


    Unit

    Title

    Curriculum Includes:

    Date & Time

    1

    Certification

    Requirements, agency/individual, application and attachments, conflict free care coordination.

    November 13

     10:00 am – 12:00 noon

    2

    Regulations You Need to Know

    Medicaid regulations: Sanction, Waiver, Assisted Living, Conditions of Participation.    

    November 14

    10:00 am – 12:00 noon

    3

    Waiver Eligibility

    Basic Medicaid eligibility for populations served through NFLOC or ICF/IDD level of care.

    November 14

    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    4

    Planning for Person Directed Services

    Person centered thinking, needs based services, including participant strengths, developing personal goal, working with family/legal representative.

    November 15

    9:00 am – 12:00 noon

    5

    Outcome Based

    Waiver Services

    Service definitions, purpose, basic exclusions, non-duplication, examples of outcomes, common requests.

    November 15

    1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

    6

    Habilitative Services

     

    Service definitions, purpose, basic exclusions, non-duplication, examples of outcomes, common requests.

    November 16

    9:00 am – 12:00 noon

    7

    Applying for Waivers

    Person centered intake; application forms and process. 

    November 16

    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    8

    Writing a Plan of Care (Plan for Supports)

    Plan of care document. Care calendar, building accurate picture of supports, justifying services requested, integrating with other supports.

    November 17

    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    9

    Basic Task Analysis, Goals and Objectives, Locating Supports

    Impact of services on participant per goal/outcome. What motivates behavior? Strategies for teaching. Writing Goals and Objectives.

    November 20 (M)

    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    10

    Plan of Care Renewal, Requesting an Amendment

    Application – renewal application – assessment – level of care process and forms. Regulatory time limit; required forms, needs based requests, basic transitions that might impact amendment.

    November 21

    10:00 am – 12:00 noon

     

    11

    Mediation/Fair Hearing Process, Closing Waivers

    How to assist participant in mediation and fair hearing. Waiver closure process. Regulatory time limit; required forms, needs based requests.

    November 21

    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    12

    Home and Community Based Settings

    Settings and compliance. Resources to help participants choose.  

    November 22

    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

     

     


    Ready to REGISTER?

    NOVEMBER

    Core Care Coordination

     



     

     

    _________________PERSONAL CARE SERVICES AGENCY_________________

    PCS (Personal Care Services) Agency Orientation: The basic requirements for becoming certified with SDS and enrolled with Alaska Medicaid as a PCS provider agency administrator. REQUIRED for certification as a PCS Agency. Topics may include: Conditions of Participation, Related Regulations, Person Centered Service, Certification, Enrollment, Agency Based PCA vs. Consumer Directed PCA services; Application, Assessment & Renewal; Non-covered Services; Responsibilities as a provider; PCA in combination HCB Waiver.

    Personal Care Services Agency Administrator Training  
    WEBINAR 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
    September 21, 2017 - CLICK TO REGISTER


    __________________PROVIDER CERTIFICATION_________________

    SDS Intro to Provider Certification: Basic information about getting certified to provide services through SDS Home and Community Based Waiver and Personal Care Services programs. For new applicants and those who have not yet applied for certification. Topics may include: Certification; The Home and Community Based Wavier, Personal Care Services, related regulations, requirements, and how to apply.
    Training is offered as a video:


    _______________HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SETTINGS_________________

    SDS Training - Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Self - Assessment Survey
    Join SDS staff for a training about the Settings rules, the self - assessment survey, and what Program Administrators need to know and do. This training is for Administrators or those applying to administrate:
    Supported Employment, Residential Habilitation: Group home, Residential Habilitation: Family Home Habilitation, Residential Habilitation: Supported Living, Congregate Meals, Adult Day Services, Day Habilitation, and Residential Supported Living.
    SDS has been working with CMS and providers on a Transition Plan to bring Alaska into settings compliance since 2014. CMS requires all states to comply with new settings rules per 42 CFR 441.301(c)(4)-(5) . The purpose of these changes is to make sure that states use Home and Community Based funding for programs that truly work to integrate Alaskans with disabilities and/or who are frail elders into the community at every opportunity.

    Training is offered as a video:

    • HCBS Program Administrator Training: HCBS Settings Self – Assessment Survey

    ANYTIME TRAINING:  access this training on You Tube, then –REQUEST THE SETTINGS QUIZ--  

     Contact the Training Staff:
    Kara Thrasher-Livingston, Medical Assistance Administrator, Training 

    Kara.Thrasher-Livingston@alaska.gov

    Cina Fisher, Training Specialist I 
    Cina.Fisher@alaska.gov
    Cassandra Lynch, Health Program Associate, Training 
    Cassandra.Lynch@alaska.gov

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