Regulatory Alert: Updates from HFRD

GHCA appreciates the ongoing collaboration with Healthcare Facility Regulation Division (HFRD) to promote the highest quality of care possible for Georgia’s seniors.  These efforts are ongoing and we will provide updates as we have clear, objective guidance or information to share. We appreciate Chief Melanie [...]

Georgia Quality Award Application 2016 – Deadline Extended to December 23

Minimum Criteria for Submission of Application (Deadline Extended to December 23) Participate in the Georgia Quality Improvement Program. Must meet minimum points on Quality Incentive Report for quarters ending: 9/30/15, 12/31/15, 3/31/16, 6/30/16. Note: Failure to attach all required data will result in disqualification.    Must be [...]

ahcancalED Kicks Off New 8-Part Quality Webinar Series

This month, ahcancalED will kick-off its new 8-part webcast series designed to assist members with using the Quality Initiative to achieve quality success in these changing times. On July 27, Dr. David Gifford, AHCA Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs and a board-certified [...]

GHCA Congratulates 2016 Silver National Quality Award Winners

Georgia Health Care Association/Georgia Center for Assisted Living (GHCA/GCAL) is pleased to congratulate 9 member centers who were awarded the 2016 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The Silver Quality recognition [...]

Introduction to NHSN – C Diff Collaborative

Alliant Quality is pleased to announce a new initiative to prevent and reduce the prevalence of Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff).  This initiative will support nursing home submission of data into the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) data bank which will provide for analysis and [...]

AHRQ Releases All Payer Data for Post-Acute Care

The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) released its first ever report on post- acute care for all payer types.  Nearly eight million patients, or 22%, received some level of post-acute care following discharge from the hospital.  Primary medical conditions requiring post-acute care were: [...]

Webinar: Payroll-Based Journal Reporting: Staffing Strategies for Success

American Health Care Association will host a members-only webinar on Payroll-Based Journal Reporting: Staffing Strategies for Success on Wednesday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

Registration for Annual GANLTC Conference Now Open

Registration is now open for the annual GANLTC Conference  at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott in Savannah, September 26-30.  Registrants who register by August 1 will be entered into a drawing for a mini iPAD!  Room rates are $164 and the deadline for reserving your room [...]

We Want to Hear From You- Complete Staffing Survey Today

The Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) with support from the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia is conducting a research study to better understand current and future supply of and demand for nurses (licensed practical nurses, registered nurses and [...]

Georgia Health Care Association Education & Research Foundation Awards 18 Nursing Scholarships

The Georgia Health Care Association and Education Research Foundation convened at the annual convention to review and approve nursing scholarship applications.  The Board voted to approve 18 nursing scholarships!  Additionally, the Board approved two external scholarships to accredited nursing programs to enhance outreach and collaboration [...]