Fifth Webinar: Federal and State Regulatory and Market Update: The Latest on Survey, Staffing, and Market Trends

Includes a Live Web Event on 10/08/2024 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

In this session, the speaker will provide an update on federal and state trends affecting long-term care providers, including the hot issues on survey, the federal staffing rule, payment policy and market trends. To earn a continuing education credit hour, you must be present for this two-hour webinar in its entirety.

Learning Outcome:

Following this presentation, participants will be able to: Identify the latest, federal and state regulatory trends and policy climate affecting long-term careers well as strategies for success. 

Continuing Education

Registrants seeking continuing education will be asked to watch the webinar in full, record and submit verification codes, and submit an evaluation form. 

Nursing Home Administrators: This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for Continuing Education for 2.0 total participation hours from NAB/NCERS.

Catholic Chaplains: This educational program has been submitted to the National Association of Catholic Chaplains for approval to grant Continuing Education Hours.

Dietitians (Registered): This educational program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic  Registration for approval to award Continuing Professional Education Units.

Nurses: This nursing continuing professional development activity was submitted to the  Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

New York State Social Workers: Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education  Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0265. Participants can earn 10.0 Contact Hours.

More Information

If you have any questions or concerns about registering and attending the webinar, or about continuing education, please contact

Brian Ellsworth, MA

Vice President, Public Policy and Payment Transformation, Health Dimensions Group

Brian Ellsworth has more than 30 years of experience in health care financing, delivery, and policy from both payor and provider perspectives. He has worked at Optum (UnitedHealth Group) and as a policymaker in New York’s Medicaid program. His extensive provider experience includes positions at the American Hospital Association (AHA) and senior leadership roles at statewide associations of home health, hospice, and long-term care providers. At HDG, Mr. Ellsworth leads efforts to develop value-based payment approaches for skilled nursing facilities and home- and community-based providers, including the development of continuing care networks and analysis of bundled payment opportunities. 

His expertise includes the following: development of cutting-edge episodic and value-based payment systems; managed care strategy development for providers and payors seeking to bring value to the health care delivery system; development of regulatory streamlining and cost-saving proposals through leveraging technology and programmatic change; and analysis of legislative and regulatory proposals affecting all post-acute sectors and dual eligible managed care plans.

At Optum, Mr. Ellsworth led efforts to develop a mobile technology solution to improve quality and program integrity for home care and medical transportation providers. His experience also includes federal and state demonstrations on home health pay for performance, Medicare capitation for the chronically ill, and dual eligible integration. At AHA, Mr. Ellsworth analyzed the impact of payment and quality monitoring policies for SNFs, hospital swing beds, IRFs, LTACHs, home health, and inpatient psychiatric facilities. Throughout his career, Mr. Ellsworth’s thought leadership has resulted in a number of important refinements to post-acute, long-term care, and inpatient payment and quality monitoring systems for both Medicare and Medicaid. As a policymaker in New York, he led early efforts to develop managed long-term care plans for the dually eligible. He has served on federal and state technical advisory panels on a wide range of topics, such as long-term care financing reform, episodic reimbursement, and development of process and outcome measures for home health. 

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