The Affordable Care Act and Your Senior Care Agency

The Affordable Care Act and Your Senior Care Agency 

The purpose of this course is to help owners and operators of senior care agencies understand the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (known as the ACA) on long-term care providers and nursing facilities. This course covers legal requirements imposed by the ACA as well as state-to-state expanded healthcare options made available by ACA demonstration programs.


Hours: 1.00


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-MGMT4307
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Navigate questions of coverage among Medicare, Medicaid, and ACA Marketplace insurance plans for elderly clients
Understand what forms of preventive healthcare the ACA protects for elderly clients
Know how nursing home operators can remain compliant with nursing home improvement and transparency provisions of the ACA
Understand legal responsibilities under ACA provisions designed to limit elder abuse
Be aware of state-based Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) funded by the ACA


1.       The Affordable Care Act and Medicare/Medicaid coverage

a.       The state of the ACA

b.       The individual mandate

c.       Medicaid expansion

d.       Medicare coverage

e.       The prescription drug “doughnut hole”

f.        Grandfathered plans

2.       Preventive healthcare under the ACA

a.       The importance of preventive healthcare for the elderly

b.       Annual wellness visits

                                                               i.      What can be included in a wellness visit?

                                                             ii.      Who can perform a wellness visit?

c.       Immunizations

d.       Screenings

3.       Protections for nursing home care: the Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act

a.       Disclos

Instructor: Eric Chalfant, PhD
Dr. Eric Chalfant is a professional researcher and author with a PhD in religious studies from Duke University. He honed his research skills as a nationally-ranked collegiate policy debater and debate coach at Whitman College. In addition to his work for OnCourse Learning, Eric has contributed to Duke University's National Congregation Study and has edited and published scholarly works for Oxford University Press. Disclosure: Eric Chalfant, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN
Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN, was a subject matter expert for Relias. She has 25 years of healthcare experience in both acute and post-acute healthcare environments. Her experience includes leadership and management across the healthcare spectrum. She has owned and operated an assisted living business. Carlson's clinical practice includes acute care, long-term acute care, home health and hospice. Carlson has served for over a decade in various board positions for State Nursing Associations, including president. She has been a nurse planner for multiple continuing education events and has experience as a leader in the design and implementation of an ANCC-CNE accredited approver unit for a multi-state nursing consortium. Carlson is certified as Critical Care Registered Nurse.    Disclosure: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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