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2018 ID/DD Summit


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Ohio Centers for Intellectual Disabilities (OCID)
ID/DD Summit
August 23, 2018

Nationwide Conference Center
Columbus, Ohio

You won't want to miss the 2018 OCID ID/DD Summit, scheduled for August 23 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center. The program will feature sessions on important topics impacting ID/DD ICF and waiver providers, including:

Updates from DODD Director John Martin and his team

New MUI Rules and trends

Quality measures

Remote technology

Life Safety Code/Emergency Preparations


Benefits beyond a paycheck

Serving People with Challenging Behaviors

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

And more

All in an one day education packed event!


6 CEUs for NHA (Ohio & NAB) and Nurses
Expert faculty

Conference Location:

Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
(877) 436-2680

A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the OHCA rate. The hotel may have additional rooms available once all of the OHCA rooms are gone, but they may not be at the special rate, even if you contact them prior to the cutoff date. It is unlikely that they will be able to extend the cutoff date of August 2 due to the busy nature of their hotel and since rooms go quickly, there may not be any available rooms left at that point. I would encourage you to make your reservation now for the 2018 event. The single rate is $134 and includes breakfast buffet. group code 155469

About the location:
Tucked in a 15-acre park-like setting adjacent to beautiful Highbanks Metro Park, Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus offers a complete collection of services and amenities for an all-inclusive experience. Our customizable meeting spaces are sophisticated yet comfortable and offer state-of-the-art technology to create a dynamic setting for meetings and corporate events, while our 192 stylishly appointed guest rooms and suites delight leisure travelers. Whether they're attending a conference, gathering for a family wedding or simply a restful weekend getaway, guests of Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center enjoy a world of first-class amenities, including a well-equipped fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and easy access to the city's finest shopping, dining and entertainment.

The property's well-appointed guest rooms and suites blend residential comfort with five-star luxury. Every room and suite includes complimentary parking, Wifi, an HDTV, pillow-top mattress, refrigerator, microwave and Keurig coffee maker. We offer luxurious room and multiple suite options so you can select the accommodations that best reflect your individual travel needs. Of course, there is no more important feature of Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center than our world-class customer service. Our highest priority is making your stay in Columbus a comfortable and stress-free experience.

Hotel Services & Amenities

15-acre park-like setting
IACC-certified Conference Center including 35 flexible meeting and breakout rooms
Ohio Dining Room - Offering decadent buffet-style dining daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Pub - Opens at 4pm and serving light fare such as sandwiches, appetizers, soups and salads.
Wellness Center
Outdoor swimming pool open seasonally
Indoor swimming pool open year-round
Highbanks Metro Park (located across the street)
Full range of business services
Airport transportation (fee applies)

In-Room Services & Amenities

Plush king size or queen size mattresses available
37' High Definition television
Individual thermostat with climate controls
Refrigerator, microwave oven and Keurig? coffee maker
Free privacy safe
Hair dryer
Full sized iron and board
VOIP Telephone with speakerphone and voicemail
Free high-speed wireless Internet access
Work desk with lamp, outlets and data plug-ins
Upgraded amenities and furnishings (Polaris Suites and NorthPointe Suite)
All rooms non-smoking

Wellness Center

We've heard what they say about all work and no play. At Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, your guests can take advantage of a variety of options to exercise and enjoy the natural beauty of our stunning setting. Our expansive property features a large, illuminated fitness center with treadmills, elliptical, stationary bikes and strength equipment, an indoor and outdoor pool, and immediate access to the jogging, bicycling, hiking and nature walks of neighboring Highbanks Metro Park.

Our concierge is happy to arrange off-site recreation, including golf, tennis and visits to local attractions.
Schedule of Events:

8:00 am
Summit Check In & Continental Breakfast
During Summit Check In, you will receive your name badge and handouts for the Summit. Also, take this time to network with other long-term care professionals and select vendors.

8:30 am - 9:30 am General Session: Abuse and Neglect Prevention: Beyond the Policy

A system for abuse and neglect prevention is more than written policy. In this session utilizing case study analysis, participants will engage in discussions on how to identify the potential cause of incidents and develop practices which effectively prevent reoccurrence and establish prevention systems that are effective.

Maintaining a system goes beyond staff training. Participants will learn strategies for monitoring, assessing and identifying concerns. How to keep a prevention strategy successful and train staff in the ?beyond the policy? implementation of a system will also be discussed.

Presented by: Marilyn Weber, Rolf Consulting

9:30 am - 9:45 am Networking Break

9:45 am - 10:45 am Concurrent Sessions: Select One

1. Avoiding Citations: Emergency Preparedness and Life Safety Code

With CMS now surveying facilities under the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code for health care facilities, as well as the Emergency Preparedness Requirements which began in November of 2017, ICF-IID providers need to be aware of the requirements and how best to develop policies, procedures and training to avoid citations. In addition, CMS continues to update its Legionella requirements. This session will provide an overview of the emergency preparedness rule as it specifically applies to ICF-IID providers, address lessons learned from the first year of ODH enforcement, and address recent trends in Life Safety Code deficiencies.

Presented by: Dustin Ellinger, Rolf Consulting & ODH Life Safety Staff

2. Ohio's Implementation of Electronic Visit Verification

Electronic Visit Verification of Medicaid funded personal care in home visits, which is a federal requirement of the 21st Century Cures Act, is already required in Ohio?s home health programs and ID/DD waiver services are next up in Phase 2, which will begin in early 2019.

This session will give attendees an understanding of how Ohio has decided to utilize EVV in our Medicaid program. Implementation processes and timelines for ID/DD providers will be shared as well as some strategies for minimizing business impacts.
Presented by: Debbie Jenkins, OHCA/OCID

10:45 am - 11:00 am Networking Break

11:00 am - 12:00 noon Concurrent Sessions: Select One

3. ICF Quality Measures Data Collection

Beginning in state fiscal year 2021 (July 2020), the DSPP that providers get as part of the new rate structure will be replaced with a quality payment component. Providers will have the opportunity to earn a quality payment based on thirteen quality measures. However, the data collection period begins January 1, 2019.

In this session, OHCA's Pete Van Runkle will review the 13 quality measures and the status of the quality workgroup, which is assisting with implementation guidelines. He will be joined by OCID members who have begun looking at how their organizations plan to collect data for the different measures.

Presented by: Pete Van Runkle, OHCA/OCID; Karen Knavel, New Avenues; Nisi Pozderac, Transitional Living Centers

4. Remote Supports - Real Life Provider Experiences

With Ohio becoming a technology first state and the changes to remote support services under the waivers, many providers are interested in beginning or expanding the use of technology. However, it seems that most of the information available has been from the vendors who sell the technology.

This session will be a panel of providers who actually use remote supports for people they serve and will focus on their experiences, both good and bad. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions so come prepared to participate in the discussion.

Presented by: Than Johnson, CEO and Scott DeLong, President CRSI; Fran Nichols, Anne Grady

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Networking Luncheon (included in your registration fee)

After a morning of learning, you've earned some time to unwind! Use this time to discuss the morning's events with fellow attendees, connect with some new friends and share best practices.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Concurrent Sessions: Select One

5. Benefits Beyond a Paycheck

In this session you'll find out which benefits are most desirable to employees, and hear first-hand how one nonprofit reduced employee turnover by getting to understand their workforce better and assessing what daily instability in the lives of its employees was really costing.

You'll come away learning more about the impact of economic class and daily instability on your organization's workforce, and how to use this knowledge to support your employees, create a fantastic culture, and establish an Employer Resource Network (ERN) to improve the lives of those you support through innovative programs.

Presented by: Carrie Arnold, Sunshine

6. Serving People with Challenging Behaviors: For Management

This session will speak to those individuals within the ID/DD system who are currently considered and/or being identified as challenging or difficult to serve; specifically, persons with co-occurring mental health disorders, those with a history of trauma, and/or those who are forensically involved. The session will discuss these aforementioned populations through a management / administrative lens, focusing on matters such as enhancing service delivery, improving staff competency, building staff resiliency (e.g. reducing burnout), and creating a trauma-informed agency culture.

Presented by: Carl Vondracek, Rose Mary Center

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Networking Break

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm General Session: DODD Hot Topics Including the MUI Rule Changes

In the closing session, DODD Director John Martin will join us to share the latest news on high priority initiatives being undertaken by the department. There will be time for Q&A, so come prepared to ask Director Martin any burning questions you may have about our field.

In addition, DODD's Scott Phillips, will look at the recent MUI rule changes and their impact on providers, employees and individuals, as well as the current trends in citations.

Presented by: Director Martin and additional DODD staff, including Scott Phillips on MUI

Carrie Arnold, Sunshine

Scott DeLong, President CRSI

Dustin Ellinger, Rolf Consulting

Debbie Jenkins, OHCA/OCID

Than Johnson, CEO CRSI

Karen Knavel, New Avenues
Karen Knavel is Chief Executive Officer for New Avenues to Independence, a non-profit organization headquartered in Cleveland that annually serves more than 550 men, women and children with disabilities. Prior to her CEO appointment in 2016, Ms. Knavel served as New Avenues? Chief Operating Officer. She has more than 15 years of distinguished achievement at the agency, including serving as Director of Community Relations and Housing, a role that encompassed fundraising, marketing, affordable housing, HOME Choice transitional services and children?s programs. With more than 25 years of expertise in the field, Ms. Knavel brings a wealth of strategic, operational and hands-on experience to the disability field. She holds a law degree from The Ohio State University and a BA in Political Science and History from Walsh University. She grew up in a family committed to advancing the opportunities of loved ones with disabilities.

Director John Martin, DODD

Fran Nichols, Anne Grady

Scott Phillips, DODD

Nisi Pozderac, Transitional Living Centers

Pete Van Runkle, OHCA/OCID

Carl Vondracek, Rose Mary Center

Marilyn Weber, Rolf Consulting
Marilyn recently joined ROLF CONSULTING as a consultant to ICF/IID and waiver providers, where she focuses her practice on regulatory compliance, developing plans of correction, policy development and staff training.
She has over 38 years? experience in the disabilities field. Marilyn is the former Director of Residential Services and Director of Case Management for the Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Marilyn also served as Chief Operating Officer for a privately owned group of three ICF/IIDs as well as a day habilitation program for many years.
For over 22 years, Marilyn represented providers with the Ohio Centers for Intellectual Disabilities (OCID), and the American Health Care Association ID/DD Committee. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of both State and National provider associations and participated on numerous statewide task forces, project teams and rule development committees.

as well as ODH Life Safety Staff and staff from DODD

Continuing Education Credit:
This program offers up to 6 hours of continuing education credit for the following:

Ohio Licensed Administrators: The Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Ohio Board of Executives for Long Term Care Services and Supports (BELTSS). Administrators can earn up to 6 preferred hours of continuing education credit.

Ohio Nurses:
*Nurses please note any continuing education that has been approved by BELTSS (or any other accredited body) can be accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing in the State of Ohio. Nurses may use this continuing education to meet their licensure requirements. Please refer to OBN continuing education rules 4723-14-01 thru 4723-14-19.

Out of State Administrators (NAB):
This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 6 hours.

What Is Included in My Registration Fee?

Up to 6 hours of Continuing Education Credit
Lunch Buffet
Continuous refreshment service
Handouts of all education sessions

Conference Registration Fees:

$130 prior to August 9
$165 August 9 and after

Registration Fees:
The 2018 ID/DD Summit is offered to all ID/DD professionals at the low Association member rate (a savings of $175). Take advantage of this great offer! Enjoy top notch educational programming!

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