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10:00am Registration & Brunch
12:00pm Shotgun Start / SCRAMBLE!
5:00pm Cocktail Reception
Registration fee includes:
Green Fees, Brunch & Cocktail Reception
$350 / single
$1200 / Foursome
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in partnership with
LeadingAge New Jersey
Senior Care Management
September 26 - December 12, 2019 | 5-8 p.m.
Rutgers University | Levin 102, Piscataway NJ Campus
Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations is partnering with
LeadingAge New Jersey once again to bring to you the Executive Certificate- Senior Care Management 10 week program in the fall of 2019.
Did you know that in the next two decades, there will be more than 70 million people over the age of 65? Plus, life expectancy in the US has increased 15 years since the 1930's. What do all these numbers mean?
The need for senior care services is on the rise in a big way. That's why today's senior care leaders need a keen understanding of strategy and finance in addition to keeping current in their knowledge and expertise in senior care services. The Senior Care Management Executive Certificate is designed to address this need.
Participating in this program will give you the strategic and organizational skills you need to navigate today's rapidly changing senior health care environment as well as increase your understanding of the current and anticipated pressures of senior health care management.
- Acquire new vision for senior care management focused around patient outcomes and experiences.
- Understand the economic, management and operational complexities of senior care, senior care providers and practitioners.
- Learn about the senior care marketplace, business strategies in non-profit institutions and the use of information technology in senior care.
- Adapt to the challenges of senior care delivery, strategic management issues and operations.
- Apply analytical tools to determine tradeoffs across economic options.
- Gain insight into managing people, processes and organizations for strategic transformation in senior care.
- Best practices of senior care providers nationwide.
- Participating in this program will give you the strategic and organizational skills you need to navigate today's rapidly changing senior health care environment as well as increase your understanding of the current and anticipated pressures of senior health care management.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This Executive Certificate is designed for professionals involved in or interested in senior care and individuals seeking to move into an executive level position. A Bachelor's degree is a pre-requisite for this certificate program.
$2,995 for LeadingAge New Jersey and NJHA members
$3,495 for non-members
Taught using focused learning experiences and relevant case studies, the highly interactive Senior Care Management Executive Certificate covers a wide range of topics important to today's health care professionals. The program consists of 10 three hour modules, all of which must be taken to qualify for the certificate. Sessions cannot be taken a la carte. Credits will be provided for LNHA and CALA.
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Lawmakers pass bill to raise personal care
Medicaid reimbursement to $25 an hour
By Sam Sutton
State lawmakers have passed legislation that hikes the Medicaid reimbursement rate for personal care services to $25 an hour by 2024.
NJ S3491 (18R)
, is a boon to home health workers and agencies that contract with the state. The current reimbursement rate for home health work is around $16 an hour, lower than what's offered in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts by a wide margin.
The Assembly passed the bill, 67-8, with one abstention. The Senate passed it, 38-0.
Home health agencies and other provider groups that rely on low-wage workforces had lobbied extensively for higher Medicaid reimbursements to compensate for the state's rising minimum wage, which is set to hit $15 an hour by 2024. Murphy signed the minimum wage bill into law earlier this year.
"[Medicaid providers], especially the health care facilities, have been consistent that there needs to be an adjustment to the rates that they're getting. That's something they've been consistent about for years," Sen. Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) told
earlier this year. "Frankly, we do need to look at those Medicaid reimbursement rates, but it's a matter of dollars and cents."
BILL TO INCREASE END-OF-LIFE PLANNING CLEARS SENATE
Legislation, designed to increase end-of-life planning, cleared the Senate on June 21.
The bill, S3116, would require certain medical facilities to undertake end-of-life planning and training. The bill would apply to several care settings including assisted living facilities, dementia care homes, hospitals and long-term care facilities.
Facilities would be required to provide annual training to administrative and professional medical staff. They would also have to implement policies to identify end-of-life issues upon patient's admission to the facility and provide information to patients and their families.
LeadingAge NJ was successful in getting floor amendments passed at the voting session. The Senate floor amendments revised the penalties for noncompliance with the provisions of the bill requiring staff training and patient education with regard to end-of-life care planning. As introduced, the bill authorized the Department of Health to suspend the license of a facility that fails to comply with the requirements of the bill; as amended, the department is to require the facility to submit a plan of corrective action to the department for approval, and the department may impose additional penalties or administrative disciplinary action as will be established by regulation.
The bill was released from the Senate by a vote of 38-0.
LeadingAge National identified a new Executive Order that will create a new Council to make policy recommendations that will reduce existing regulatory barriers in affordable housing.
HUD's announcement is below. View the White House's statement here:
HUD SECRETARY BEN CARSON TO CHAIR WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL
ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the
White House Council on Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing, and named Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson as its chairperson.
The Council will consist of members across eight Federal agencies and engage with State, local, and tribal leaders across the country to identify and remove the obstacles that impede the production of affordable homes - namely, the enormous price tag that follow burdensome government regulations.
"With the signing of today's Executive Order, President Trump is prescribing a powerful treatment that correctly diagnoses the source of America's affordable housing condition: this is a matter of supply and demand, and we have to increase the supply of affordable homes by changing the cost side of the equation," said Secretary Carson. "Increasing the supply of housing by removing overly burdensome rules and regulations will reduce housing costs, boost economic growth, and provide more Americans with opportunities for economic mobility."
Research indicates that more than 25% of the cost of a new home is the direct result of Federal, State, and local regulations. For this reason, in recent years, the construction of new multifamily and single-family dwellings has not kept pace with the formation of new households. Census Bureau data indicates that from 2010 to 2016, only seven homes were built for every 10 households formed. As a result, Americans have fewer housing opportunities, including the opportunity to achieve sustainable homeownership, which is the number one builder of wealth for most American families.
To curtail burdensome regulations, the Council will be tasked with accomplishing the following items by January 2021:
- Work across agencies, States, local governments,tribal governments, and private-sector stakeholders to identify policies that artificially increase the cost of developing affordable housing.
- Report on the quantifiable effect that Federal, State, local, and tribal regulatory barriers have on affordable housing development, the economy, and society.
- Take action to reduce Federal regulatory and administrative burdens that discourage private investment and housing development;
- Take action within existing Federal programs to align and support local, and tribal state efforts to reduce regulatory and administrative burdens that discourage housing development.
- Recommend Federal, State, local, and tribal policies that would:
- Reduce and streamline statutory, regulatory, and administrative burdens that inhibit the development of affordable housing supply at all levels of government
- Incentivize State, local, and tribal governments to reduce barriers to affordable housing development.
Lawmakers Seek Higher Pay for Personal Care, Full Funding in Doubt
No one argues that personal-care workers don't rate a pay hike, but giving them a boost will add $131 million to the state's Medicaid expenses over next 12 months
New Jersey lawmakers want to boost Medicaid payments for certain home-based healthcare services traditionally plagued by low wages and high turnover, but where the state will find the money remains somewhat of a mystery.
The Assembly and Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation Thursday that would, over five years, increase to $25 the hourly rate Medicaid pays for personal-care services. These deliver critical assistance with daily tasks like bathing, dressing, and using the bathroom that help elderly residents and individuals with disabilities remain more independent.
Most of this work is now reimbursed at just over $16 an hour in the Garden State, while Pennsylvania pays $19.50 and New York spends up to $23, according to lawmakers.
Follow the link below to read the full article on NJ Spotlight
Murphy makes it official on N.J. health commissioner.
She'll be the first former nurse hold the post.
formally announced Tuesday he plans to nominate a former hospital executive as New Jersey's next state health commissioner.
Persichilli will replace the outgoing commissioner, Shereef Elnahal, who will become the president and CEO of University Hospital in mid-July.
Persichilli held the same position as CEO on an interim basis since December.
Murphy said Persichilli will be the state's first health commissioner who worked as a nurse.
"As a nurse, as an administrator and as somebody who has been intimately involved with health care policy at every level, Judy brings a long and distinguished career of insight and practical experience to one of our state's most critical jobs," the governor said.
Persichilli said she is "thrilled by the opportunity to continue serving the people of New Jersey.
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