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SNF Regulatory Day - April 9, 2020 - VIRTUAL TRAINING
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SNF Regulatory Day - April 9, 2020 - VIRTUAL TRAINING

The in-person SNF Regulatory Day has been converted to a 3-part live webinar series on April 9. Current registrations have been transferred to our virtual training. Registrations are still being accepted.

When: April 9, 2020
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Live Webinar
Lansing, Michigan 
United States
Contact: Blake Weller

Online registration is closed.
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We are working hard to convert all of scheduled in-person trainings to a virtual format through May 31, 2020. Our desire is to make the move to virtual training as smooth as possible for you and your team. As soon as we have additional information regarding rescheduled events we will communicate them with members. As of April 1, 2020, we will convert our online registration platform to accept credit cards and ACH/E-Checks for ease of registration and payment processing. Please know that as LeadingAge Michigan continues to evolve we will always strive to keep our members safe and up-to-date, and deliver a tremendous learning experience in the most user- friendly format possible.


As expected, 2019 was full of regulatory changes for providers. We have already been addressing a lot of changes and we know more are on the horizon for 2020. To assist our members, we’ve assembled a team of high-level content experts; professionals who have first-hand knowledge of the regulatory changes. Join us for our full-day of regulatory updates that include:

Bureau Updates
Michelle Roepke, Director Federal Survey and Certification Division, State of Michigan
Substandard Quality of Care & the Extended Survey
Tom Bissonnette, Nurse Consultant & Trainer, BCHS, LARA
Program Integrity and Enforcement Letters
Kathleen Reed, Senior Attorney, Dykema Gossett
Involuntary Transfers & Discharge Process
Heather Hosey, Director of Health Facilities Licensing, Permits and Support Division, BCHS, LARA and
Andrea Moore, State Licensing Coordinator, BCHS, LARA

Provider Enrollment Issues Raised by New CMS Rules
Gerald Aben, Attorney, Dykema Gossett
Telehealth in SNFs: Overview & COVID-19 Changes
Serj Mooradian, Attorney, Dykema Gossett
Michigan Employment Law Updates
Elisa Lintemuth, Attorney, Dykema Gossett
What's Happening with CNA's: Review of Investigations & COVID-19 Waiver
Margaret Chamberlain, Partner, Rolf Goffman Martin Lang
COVID-19 Updates: Overview, Cases, CDC & Michigan Guidance, PPE and Outbreaks;
Brenda Brennan, HAI Coordinator/SHARP Unit Manager, Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated and Resistant Pathogens, MDHHS


Part 1   
8:30 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks;
Laura Funsch 
8:30 - 9:00 AM Bureau Updates Related to COVID-19 Concerns
Michelle Roepke
9:00 - 9:45 AM Substandard Quality of Care and the Extended Survey;
Tom Bissonnette
9:45 - 10:30 AM Program Integrity & SNF Enforcement;
Kathleen Reed
 10:30 AM Extended Break - Reconvene at 11:30 AM
Part 2  
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Involuntary Transfers and Discharge Process;
Heather Hosey & Andrea Moore
12:00 - 12:45 PM New CMS Provider Integrity Rules;
Jerry Aben
12:45 - 1:30 PM Telehealth in SNFs: COVID-What’s Changed and What Hasn’t Changed;
Serj Mooradian
1:30 PM  Extended Break - Reconvene at 3:00 PM
Part 3  
 3:00 - 3:45 PM Michigan Employment Law Updates;
Elisa Lintemuth
3:45 - 4:15 PM Legal Implications of New Nurse Aide Rules;
Margaret Chamberlain
4:15 - 5:00 PM COVID-19 Updates: Overview, Cases, CDC & Michigan Guidance, PPE and Outbreaks;
Brenda Brennan
5:00 PM Program Concludes

Member: $275
Member (Additional): $225
Non-Member: $375

Administrators, Executive Directors, Directors of Nursing, Nurse Managers, Department Heads & Supervisors, any team member involved in managing operations and regulations for their organization.

NAB: This program has been approved for Continuing Education for six (6.0) total participant hours by NAB/NCERS—Approval #___________.

NURSE: The LeadingAge Michigan Educational Foundation is approved as a provider (#0558-001) of nursing continuing professional development by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This program will award six (6.0) nursing contact hour.

Six (6.0) continuing education contact hours will be awarded for the successful completion.


  • Log into GoToWebinar for ALL three sessions
  • Attendance for ALL three webinars in their entirety
  • Completion of online evaluation
  • Once the evaluation is complete you can access your certificate on We will also be sending the certification via electronically to the email you provided during the registration process.

Click Here to view the LeadingAge Michigan Cancellation & Grievance Policy.

Laura Funsch, RN, BSN, MSA; Laura Fuller, CMP; and Dalton Herbel, NHA, BS; and Blake Weller, BA


The planners and presenters agree to ensure the content for this educational activity is evidence-based or based on the best-available evidence, and is presented free from bias. There is no conflict of interest and the content does not promote the products or services of any individual presenter or organization.

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