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The Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council invites you to join us at our 2022 Spring Management Conference at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs, Michigan, June 6-9, 2022. Each year, the Council hosts this conference to provide continuing education, committee meetings, an annual business meeting and a vendor show for nursing home administrators, directors of nursing and governing board members. To maximize your opportunities, plan to attend the board meeting and all educational sessions. Welcome back to all who join us each year, and welcome to anyone who is a new member of the Council.

Attendee registration deadline is Tuesday, May 31, 2022.


Location Information

Boyne Highlands

600 Boyne Highlands Dr. | Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Hotel Rates and Information

Lodging Information

Rates are based on the Full American Plan per person, per day, which includes lodging and three meals. The package begins with dinner on the day of arrival and ends with lunch on the day of departure. 

Rates

Main Lodge King                              $205.84 single | $142.61 double

Main Lodge Double                         $205.84 single | $142.61 double

Inverness Deluxe                              $237.46 single | $158.42 double

Inverness Loft                                   $266.64 single | $173.01 double

Inverness Standard                           $237.46 single | $158.42 double

Main Lodge Queen Suite                 $205.84 single | $142.61 double

Pleasant View Suite                          $266.64 single | $173.01 double     

A deposit of one night’s room rate is required to confirm a reservation. Cancellations received seven or more days prior to arrival date will allow a refund of the deposit, minus a $10 administrative fee. Cancellations received within seven days of arrival require forfeiture of the entire deposit.

Reservation Cutoff

The cutoff date to reserve your hotel room is May 6, 2022, however, the hotel block will fill quickly and there is no guarantee that rooms will be available until May 6, 2022. Please be sure to reserve your room early.

Reservation Method

Call In-individuals may call Central Reservations at 800-462-6963 and ask for the Michigan County Medical Care Facilities block.

On-line reservation link: Book online

Continuing Education Information

Continuing Education Information

This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) and National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) for approval to award 14.75 NHA continuing education credits and 14.75 nursing contact hours.

Activities

Travel the Exhibits

Passports showing the company name of each exhibitor that participates will be printed and distributed to attendees. When attendees visit each booth listed on their passports, they should present the card and ask the vendor to initial over their company’s name. Completed passports will be handed in and placed in a drawing. Passports will be drawn and prizes given following the close of the vendor exhibit. (pending vendor ’s agreement to participate).

 

Silent Auction

Tuesday, June 7 from 5 to 8 pm 

Our scholarships have helped to provide more than $10,000 to MCMCFC member employees or their family members to advance their education. We are, once again, asking for you to donate to our annual silent auction. Popular silent auction items include: travel vouchers, gift baskets, and home decor.

Please send donation information by May 23, 2022 to Ariel Backus, at conference@mcmcfc.org, Be sure to include a short description of the item and the donation value. All proceeds from these events go to the Gary Easton Scholarship Fund.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Included in the registration fees: breaks, educational sessions, networking and vendor show, two drink tickets per registration to be used during vendor show and entertainment.

REGISTRATION RATES

Member Full Conference | $395

Member One Day - Tuesday | $235

Member One Day - Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday | $155

Vendor Show | $70

Non-Member Full Conference | $450

Non-Member One Day -Tuesday | $260

Non-Member One Day - Wednesday | $180

Additional Dinner Tickets for Guests | $31.50

**A dinner buffet service will be available during the exhibit show.

CANCELLATION POLICY

All cancellations must be submitted to MCMCFC in writing on or before May 20, 2022. Registrant will receive refund minus an administrative fee of $100. No refunds will be issued if canceled after May 20, 2022.


GARY EASTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND GOLF OUTING

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | Boyne Highlands-Heather Course

The cost is $125 per person. This price includes green fees, cart rental, beverages, prizes and a donation to the Gary Easton Scholarship Fund.

Shotgun start at 1pm


AGENDA

The agenda below is continually updated. All times are listed in Eastern time zone.
Click on the tabs below to preview the session and speaker information.

Monday, June 6

10:00 AM | Registration Open

 

 

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Chronic Pain of the Pandemic - Identifying and Treating

(includes boxed lunch)

Moderator: Vickie Burlew

Vickie Burlew is a mentor and coach to LTC facilities in the areas of regulatory and clinical care. She advocates for the homes and their residents believing that providing person-directed care is the road to compliance. Currently she is employed by Lebenbom &Rothman Consulting working with you for the best outcomes for your elders.


Session Description:

All of us – residents and employees – have suffering greatly during this pandemic from the loneliness of confinement, the helplessness of constant change outside of our sphere of control, and the boredom of imposed separation from events, small and large, not within our nuclear families (home and work.) Listen a panel of your peers discuss how this affected health care workers in our communities and the residents they love. Discover how they identified psychological, emotional, and spiritual pain in their midst. Learn best and unique practices to combat this pain in our workplaces.


Panelists:

Eva Chmielewski, RN, BSN | Staff Development Coordinator, Martha T. Berry MCMCF

I started my nursing career in a skilled nursing facility. This is when I first experience the pain and suffering the elders endured. I just couldn’t put a name to its source. During my career I had many roles. I was a unit manager of a 40 and then 56 bed unit. In this role I attempted to alleviate this pain through multidisciplinary discussion and strategies. The medical model recommended to medicate but it didn’t seem like the right answer. I made a career move and became a DON. I was blessed with a very vibrant activities department with great community involvement, I saw the difference. I then had the privilege to work at Martha T Berry. I was presented with an opportunity that changed my life. I became involved in an improvement project called dementia beyond drugs and was introduced to the Eden Alternative. I then became Eden certified. I am proud to say that I am part of our Eden core team and that there are over 40 certified associates that are working under the leadership of our administration to bring this culture change to fruition changing the lives of the elders we serve and ensure they have a life worth living.

Therese Maupin-Moore | Director of Social Services, Thornapple Manor

I graduated from Western Michigan University in December 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts – Criminal Justice with a minor in Social Work. After graduation, I began working for Barry County Substance Abuse Services as a School/Community Based Preventionist.  I spent seven years facilitating Substance Abuse Prevention/Community curriculums to local school sand groups.  I then began working for Barry County Commission on Aging as the Kinship Care Coordinator. I coordinated the Kinship Care Program for seven years with Relatives Raising Relative Children, mostly grandparents caring for grandchildren.  I assisted with court, non-court and other information and referral services, taught parenting curriculum, foster-care classes and facilitated many support groups. Most recently, I began working for Thornapple Manor in 2014, beginning as the Eden Coordinator and expanding my role as the Quality Insurance Performance Improvement/LEAN Coordinator. In December 2021. I was promoted to be the Director of Social Services. I am very passionate about working with people, whether it’s in the community, with the residents or my team, I enjoy them all.  

Destiny Wilkins from Jackson CMCF

Theresa DeLau from Pleasant View MCF


Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to identify the signs of psychological, emotional and spiritual pain in their residents, themselves, and their peers and describe 3 best practices to overcome this pain.

  1. Describe methods to identify the non-physical pain of COVID isolation in residents.
  2. Introduce four best practices to address loneliness, helplessness, and boredom in our residents and how to care plan the same.
  3. Discuss how to measure the morale of staff to identify psychological, emotional, and spiritual pain that could lead to burnout
  4. Review four best practices to re-engage staff and increase their sense of security and belonging.
  5. Identify 3 signs of pain leading to burnout in one’s self.
  6. List What’s next – what does the future look like?

1:00 - 1:15 PM | Break

 

 

1:15 - 4:30 PM | Not Back to Business as Usual - Reimagining Business as the Pandemic Waves

Moderator: Vickie Burlew

Vickie Burlew is a mentor and coach to LTC facilities in the areas of regulatory and clinical care. She advocates for the homes and their residents believing that providing person-directed care is the road to compliance. Currently she is employed by Lebenbom &Rothman Consulting working with you for the best outcomes for your elders.


Session Description:

As the pandemic wanes, we recognize the need to return to normalcy. Yet we cannot go back. Three experts bring you pictures of the future – step to bring us into 2023 successfully. Firstly, we focus on the legal aspects of documentation in light of current litigation and the emergence of patient portals in the near future. Secondly, we explore rebuilding restorative nursing and the therapy program through partnership and teamwork. Lastly, we discuss the current trends in survey and regulations to prepare for the resumption of annual surveys.


Learning Outcomes:

Describe methods to identify the non-physical pain of COVID isolation in residents.

  1. Introduce the legal definition of negligence and documentation errors / omissions that lead to lawsuits.
  2. Discuss how to recreate the restorative nursing program and build an interdisciplinary team focused on improving resident outcomes through therapy and nursing.
  3. Review what is new from the state and federal government and sharing information gleaned from certification surveys.

1:15 – 2:15 PM: Legal Aspects of Nursing Documentation – Did I Say That? 

  • Jeff Segal | Associate Attorney, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
    • Over two years defending LTC facilities and nurses against medical malpractice claims that frequently involved documentation issues as a central component. Four years as in-house counsel at a large Michigan health system; co-chaired health system claims committee. Three additional years in private practice at Michigan law firm counseling facilities and providers in numerous areas of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and rules related to healthcare.

2:30 – 3:30 PM: Nursing and Therapy As A Team Improving Resident Outcomes;

  • Rachel Malkin, Therapy Management

3:45 – 4:30 PM: Hot Topics

  • Vickie Burlew and Doug Campbell

 

1:30 PM | MCMCFC Annual Membership Business Meeting

 

 

4:30 - 5:00 | Identifying MDS Needs of the Future (NO CEs)

Members will discuss their needs for MDS training, remote MDS Coordinators, PDPM understanding and utilization, other clinical needs related to reimbursement matters. Health Dimensions Group has been invited to attend.   

5:30 PM | Hospitality Hour

7:00 PM | President's Banquet

Tuesday, June 7

7:00 AM | Registration Open

7:00 AM | Breakfast Buffet

9:00 AM | Legal Update


Speaker: Steve Girard

Steve Girard has been representing public and private employers in their labor and employment relations matters since 1987. Steve specializes in representing health care employers and has been General Counsel to the Michigan County Medical Care Facility Council for over 20 years.

10:30 AM | Break

10:45 AM | Legal Update


Speaker: Steve Girard

Steve Girard has been representing public and private employers in their labor and employment relations matters since 1987. Steve specializes in representing health care employers and has been General Counsel to the Michigan County Medical Care Facility Council for over 20 years.

12:00 PM | Lunch Buffet

1:30 PM | Legal Update


Speaker: Steve Girard

Steve Girard has been representing public and private employers in their labor and employment relations matters since 1987. Steve specializes in representing health care employers and has been General Counsel to the Michigan County Medical Care Facility Council for over 20 years.

2:15 PM | Break

2:30 PM | Legal Update


Speaker: Steve Girard

Steve Girard has been representing public and private employers in their labor and employment relations matters since 1987. Steve specializes in representing health care employers and has been General Counsel to the Michigan County Medical Care Facility Council for over 20 years.

3:40 PM | New DHHS Board Member Orientation

5:00 PM | Vendor Show-Hosted Bar

6:00 PM | Dinner Buffet

9:00 PM | Live Music

Wednesday, June 8

7:00 AM | Registration Open

7:00 AM | Breakfast Buffet

9:00 AM | Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Skilled Nursing Facility Reimbursement Update

Speaker: Jon Lanczak

Jon is a Healthcare Consulting Principal with Plante Moran, PLLC and has more than 10 years of experience providing consulting services in the finance and reimbursement arena to health care organizations, with a specific focus on senior living and post-acute care providers. Consulting services include but not limited to; market studies, financial feasibility, reimbursement analyses, cost report preparation, operations, and strategic planning. Jon has provided these consulting services to numerous post-acute, long-term care, continuing care retirement communities, and hospital long-term care facilities involved in an expansion of services and other asset repositioning strategies in the State of Michigan and the Midwest Region. He has also performed reimbursement analysis including preparation of Medicaid and Medicare cost reports for senior living Skilled Nursing Facilities including multi-facility organizations, and Home Health & Hospice providers, and benchmarking analysis. Jon is also the Plante Moran firm liaison for development and maintenance of the Plante Moran EDGE benchmarking and market integration databases. Jon received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University with a major in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from Walsh College.


Session Description

This session will look at the changes in current and future Michigan Medicaid reimbursement environment and provide insight on the potential change to the current Medicaid cost-based reimbursement system, and the impact that it may have on SNF operators. It will also cover the FY 2022 update to Medicare reimbursement, the Patient-Driven Payment Model, and the Value-Based Purchasing Program (VBP). Further, it will discuss the impact of the growth in managed care utilization and market penetration and review State and regional managed care utilization and market penetration data. The session will provide the Michigan county medical care facilities some food for thought related to strategies for success in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future taking the potential changes to reimbursement and other environmental factors into consideration.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Attendees will gain an understanding of the current cost-based reimbursement system and the temporary modifications made to it due to the pandemic, so that they can plan for revenue adjustments and settlement activity.
  2. Attendees will learn about the possibilities under a new acuity based reimbursement system and ways they may need to adapt to the potential change.
  3. Attendees will gain understanding of a typical strategic planning process to help them identify areas for change and improvement, in order to achieve success in the future.

10:30 AM | Break

10:45 AM | Post-Acute and Long-Term Car Skilled Nursing Facility Reimbursement Update

Speaker: Jon Lanczak

Jon is a Healthcare Consulting Principal with Plante Moran, PLLC and has more than 10 years of experience providing consulting services in the finance and reimbursement arena to health care organizations, with a specific focus on senior living and post-acute care providers. Consulting services include but not limited to; market studies, financial feasibility, reimbursement analyses, cost report preparation, operations, and strategic planning. Jon has provided these consulting services to numerous post-acute, long-term care, continuing care retirement communities, and hospital long-term care facilities involved in an expansion of services and other asset repositioning strategies in the State of Michigan and the Midwest Region. He has also performed reimbursement analysis including preparation of Medicaid and Medicare cost reports for senior living Skilled Nursing Facilities including multi-facility organizations, and Home Health & Hospice providers, and benchmarking analysis. Jon is also the Plante Moran firm liaison for development and maintenance of the Plante Moran EDGE benchmarking and market integration databases. Jon received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University with a major in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from Walsh College.


Session Description

This session will look at the changes in current and future Michigan Medicaid reimbursement environment and provide insight on the potential change to the current Medicaid cost-based reimbursement system, and the impact that it may have on SNF operators. It will also cover the FY 2022 update to Medicare reimbursement, the Patient-Driven Payment Model, and the Value-Based Purchasing Program (VBP). Further, it will discuss the impact of the growth in managed care utilization and market penetration and review State and regional managed care utilization and market penetration data. The session will provide the Michigan county medical care facilities some food for thought related to strategies for success in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future taking the potential changes to reimbursement and other environmental factors into consideration.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Attendees will gain an understanding of the current cost-based reimbursement system and the temporary modifications made to it due to the pandemic, so that they can plan for revenue adjustments and settlement activity.
  2. Attendees will learn about the possibilities under a new acuity based reimbursement system and ways they may need to adapt to the potential change.
  3. Attendees will gain understanding of a typical strategic planning process to help them identify areas for change and improvement, in order to achieve success in the future.

12:00 PM | Lunch Buffet

1:00 PM | Gary Easton Scholarship Fund Golf Outing

5:30 PM | Reception

7:00 PM | Golf Awards Banquet

Thursday, June 9

7:00 AM | Registration Open

7:00 AM | Breakfast Buffet

8:45 AM | Succession Planning - Foundation for Success

Speaker: Kevin Evans

Kevin has been in long term care since he was 12 years old when his mom, a LTC Director of Nursing, had him "volunteer" to help her on weekends as a candy striper. Kevin has taught the prep classes for Nursing Home Administration for 12 years, and for 14 years has been the expert witness for the state of Michigan enforcement division. He has both testified on behalf of the state attorney general and been investigated, which makes him imminently qualified to teach this segment.


Session Description:

This program will provide simple steps to help a leader create a plan, evaluate which positions require potential promotable candidates, discuss potential risks in developing staff for succession, ideas on how to create a culture of learning growth and why this aids leaders in strategic transition planning.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Will be able to articulate to boards and leaders the need to create a succession planning strategy.
  2. Walk away with at least a partial list of key positions in the individual facilities that need a succession planning strategy.
  3. Create a basic analysis of current staff for potential and development needs to get them into the succession pipeline, along with an ongoing evaluative strategy.

 

10:00 AM | Break

10:15 AM | Succession Planning - Foundation for Success

Speaker: Kevin Evans

Kevin has been in long term care since he was 12 years old when his mom, a LTC Director of Nursing, had him "volunteer" to help her on weekends as a candy striper. Kevin has taught the prep classes for Nursing Home Administration for 12 years, and for 14 years has been the expert witness for the state of Michigan enforcement division. He has both testified on behalf of the state attorney general and been investigated, which makes him imminently qualified to teach this segment.


Session Description:

This program will provide simple steps to help a leader create a plan, evaluate which positions require potential promotable candidates, discuss potential risks in developing staff for succession, ideas on how to create a culture of learning growth and why this aids leaders in strategic transition planning.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Will be able to articulate to boards and leaders the need to create a succession planning strategy.
  2. Walk away with at least a partial list of key positions in the individual facilities that need a succession planning strategy.
  3. Create a basic analysis of current staff for potential and development needs to get them into the succession pipeline, along with an ongoing evaluative strategy.

11:30 AM | Adjournment