Upcoming events

    • 30 Aug 2017
    • 30 Oct 2017
    • Seattle, WA
    “Celebrate the Past;
    Create the Future”

    2018 HCAW Annual Conference to be held
    April 24-26, 2018
    Embassy Suites by Hilton SeaTac
    15920 West Valley Hwy, Seattle, WA 98188

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

    The Home Care Association of Washington (HCAW) takes pride in the fact that we will be celebrating 50 years as an association in 2018!  While we celebrate that 50 year history, we also work with our members and industry partners to create the future of healthcare at home.

    Our annual conference provides a once a year opportunity for current and prospective members to gather with colleagues, industry experts and allied business partners.  It provides for an atmosphere of learning, sharing, inspiration, professional growth and personal revitalization…..all necessary ingredients for creating our preferred future.

    Plan now to be a presenter at the Home Care Association of Washington April 2018 Annual Conference! 

    This is your opportunity to share your ideas and possible solutions with the best of the in Home Healthcare providers in the region.

    Please complete the following form and submit by October 30, 2017 to be considered as a presenter at HCAW’s 2018 Annual Conference.

    Topics currently under consideration include, but are not limited to:

    ·         Value based purchasing

    ·         Integrated care delivery

    ·         Physician extender services

    ·         Technology advances in care delivery

    ·         LEAN or cost savings measures

    ·         Community planning efforts

    ·         Star ratings

    ·         Bundling and ACO’s

    ·         Rural Healthcare

    ·         Emergency Preparedness

    ·         Grant opportunities

    ·         Legislative issues

    ·         Regulatory developments

    ·         Innovations in care delivery

    ·         Survey issues

    ·         Palliative care

    ·         Emergency preparedness

    ·         Strategic Partnerships

    Help us continue the exceptional education, unique learning, and quality networking opportunities the Annual Conference has been delivering for decades with your creative participation.

    To email your RFP:

    Send this completed form and documents to info@hcaw.org

    2018 conference rfp.docx

    Complete the RFP form in its entirety.

    HCAW does not provide honorarium or expense reimbursement for faculty.
    HCAW offers complimentary registration for the faculty Lead.  This registration entitles faculty Lead to attend all education programs, general sessions, and the Vendor Fair for the day of their presentation. 

    All presentations are 50 minutes long and should include an interactive portion.  HCAW will not be printing any materials, but will instead provide electronic versions of your presentations to attendees. Presentation Slides are due by March 1, 2018

    NOTE: Please provide proof of ownership/copyright of any art used in your presentation.

    Upon receipt, your submission will be acknowledged and forwarded to the review selection committee.  If your proposal is accepted, HCAW will request a Speaker Commitment Form along with providing a schedule of deliverables.

     Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2018 Annual Conference.

    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 28 Sep 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Webinar
    Registration is closed



    Care Redesign: Value Beyond the Visit
    2-Part Webinar Series
    Thursday, September 21, 2017 and
    Thursday, September 28, 2017
    11:00 am to 12:30 pm PST
    Audio Recording Available

    Program Content:

    This 2-part webinar series, presented by Dee Kornetti and Cindy Krafft, will motivate your management team and direct care staff to “think outside the box” while promoting care re- design in your agency. Kornetti and Krafft will provide a solid foundation, real life examples and practical strategies while integrating value-based purchasing, bundled payments, and new care delivery models into your day-to-day practices. Learn how to think outside the traditional home care model to re-evaluate how care can be provided while ensuring clinical decision-making and documentation to support services as absolutely skilled, reasonable and necessary. In addition, take away tips to enhance your ability to prove your value with care partners across the continuum.

    Who Should Participate:

    All members of the multidisciplinary team including senior management

    Presenters:

    Cindy Krafft PT, MS, HCS-O brings more than 20 years of home health expertise that ranges from direct patient care to operational / management issues as well as a passion for understanding regulations. For the past 15 years, Cindy has been a nationally recognized educator in the areas of documentation, regulation, therapy utilization and OASIS. Cindy has been involved at the senior leadership level for the Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association for more than 10 years.

    Dee Kornetti, a physical therapist for 30 years, is a past administrator and co-owner of a Medicare-certified home health agency. Dee now provides training and education to home health industry providers through a consulting business, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions, with her business partners Cindy Krafft and Sherry Teague, where she serves as its Chief Operations Officer. Dee is nationally recognized as a speaker in the areas of home care, standardized tests and measures in the field of physical therapy, therapy training and staff development, including OASIS, coding, and documentation, in the home health arena.

    Registration Fees

    Members: $250
    Non-members: $350
     

    Flyer: Care Redesign- Value Beyond the Visit flyer.pdf

    Payment/Cancellation Policy:

    Payment must be made in advance of the program. Due to the expense of using the telephone/web hook-up, Webinar registrations may not be shared between agencies.  Your registration covers the access of only one log in to the webinar. Handouts and related materials will be sent to you shortly before the program to the email address you provide. Refunds will be issued for those that cancel up to three (3) days prior to the program.  Cancellations made less than 3 business days, or ‘no shows’ will forfeit the registration fee. Cancellations must be received in writing via e-mail.

    • 05 Oct 2017
    • 12 Oct 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Webinar Series

    HIPAA Series: Risk Assessment & Annual Training
    October 5 & 12, 2017 –
    from 10am to 11am PST
    Recording available through October 26

    Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) can issue fines to HIPAA covered entities and business associates that fail to implement necessary safeguards to secure protected health information (PHI).  There are two areas of vulnerabilities with Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) for most home health & hospice agencies that will be addressed in this webinar series.  The first vulnerability is the annual education- agencies need to educate different levels of staff not just nursing.  In 2016, there were 43 instances where employee error caused breach of information resulting in more than 1.2 million records at risk.  Also, many contracts are beginning to ask for validation of your HIPAA training program.  Having solid education will support an organization during an audit or breach. 

    The second area covered in this webinar series is conducting a HIPAA Risk Assessment. Penalties from OCR are not just for major breaches (over 500) but also for smaller breaches (example: Hospice of North Idaho was fined $50,000 for not protecting 441 records).  In March 2016, North Memorial Health Care of Minnesota paid $1.5 million to OCR after a HIPAA audit revealed that the organization did not conduct a proper risk assessment.  Don’t delay, conduct a risk assessment to determine areas that create the greatest risk for your agency and begin to mitigate those risks before disaster strikes and the agency is faced with loss of information, penalties and a damaged reputation.

    Annual HIPAA Education, October 5, 2017 10-11am

    Description:  Annually staff needs to be re-educated on HIPPA.  Utilize this webinar to review with all staff.

    Objectives:

    •         Understand the elements needed for HIPAA training compliance
    •         Review who in the organization needs training, when & the frequency of training
    •         Determine if your HIPAA training program will meet the standards

    Conducting a HIPAA Risk Assessment, October 12, 2017 10-11am

    Description: Every HIPAA entity is required at a minimum to annually conduct a HIPAA Risk Analysis.  The requirement was first introduced in 2003 and subsequently extended to cover the administrative, physical and technical safeguards of the HIPAA Security Rule.  Fines to covered entities are levied frequently in this one area.  Learn how to properly conduct this assessment.

     Objectives:

    •         Review HIPAA’s Current Climate of Audits
    •         Discuss the components of a HIPAA Risk Assessment
    •         Learn to identify likelihood of a threat
    •         Learn how to properly conduct this assessment (who, when, how)

    Audience: This series is a necessary topic for Administrators; Information Systems (IS); Compliance; Clinical Management; Billing; Medical Records

    Presenter:  Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, President, JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM trainer.   Joan has a degree in Health Information Management and has been a home health consultant for over 28 years. She has educated more than 15,000 people in nationwide on coding. Joan is past president of the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA) and has served three years as a delegate for American Health Information Management Assn (AHIMA).  Usher is a Board of Director of Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of MA.  Joan's webinars consistently earn outstanding reviews from participants.

    Convenience: Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while logging in on your smart phone or through your computer.  There is no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site using one phone line and a computer with internet access.  Confirmation:  Prior to the webinar, a GoToWebinar link will be e-mailed to you.  You will need to register through this link to attend the webinar. You will be sent a confirmation which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts, if available, an evaluation and certificate. The webinars will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Recording will be made available after the program, and will be accessible for 3 weeks.

    Continuing Education:  The presenter and program planners have no conflict of interest regarding this webinar.  To apply for contact hours, please mail an evaluation form and completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated, noting those requesting contact hours.  Individuals requesting contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned. Webinar is available as a series only, and may not be purchased separately. Please make sure that you enter the contact person’s name in the Registration Form.  All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person. Information provided in this program should be used within the scope of practice.

    The registration deadline is September 29, 2017.  Registrations may not be shared between agencies – the agency’s registration covers the access of only one phone line/computer access to the webinar. Multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection. Please note: if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the GTW link, your agency will be invoiced for the additional 2 registrations. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup.

    Registration Fees

    The live webinars include the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter, however there is no additional fee for the recording. Recoding of this webinar available through October 26, 2017.

     Links to Live Broadcast & Recording


     

    Member

    Non-member

     Single session

    $100

    $175

     Series  $150  $250

     Cancellation Policy:
     If you cancel your registration prior to seven days before the program, you will receive a refund.  All cancellations must be made in writing.  No refunds for cancellations or exchanges within five business days of the program.  If due to unforeseen circumstances we must cancel this event, registrants will receive a full refund.

    • 05 Oct 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webinar

                           

    Presents

    Millennials in Home Care – Best Practices and Practical Tips

    Webinar – October 5, 2017
    11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST

     Tap into the New Generation of Caregivers

    If you're wondering whether you need to target and recruit Millennials caregivers, the statistics are pretty clear. They are the largest generation in today's workforce and they cannot be ignored in the face of the caregiver crisis. In this lively presentation, Anne-Lise Gere, SPHR explains how to tweak your practices to recruit and retain millennial caregivers without losing your mind.

    Program Objectives:

    • Debunk myths about millennials in the workforce
    • Learn how to attract millennial applicants
    • Understand techniques to retain millennials in your agency
    • And much more!

    Faculty:  Anne-Lise Gere, SPHR is an HR advisor and independent consultant. As the owner of Gere Consulting Associates LLC, she works with home care agencies across the country to improve caregiver recruitment and retention. Agency owners and administrators also seek her HR expertise to address their employee relations challenges. 

    Registration Fee: 
    Member rate is $100.00
    Non-members $165.00

    Please note our cancellation policy:  If you cancel your registration before September 21, 2017, you will receive a refund less 30% for administrative costs.  All cancellations must be made in writing.  No refunds for cancellations or exchanges after September 21, 2017 If due to unforeseen circumstances we must cancel this event, registrants will receive a full refund.

    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Webinar

    From Frailty to Functionality: Evidence-based Rehabilitation Strategies for Deconditioned PatientsNovember 1, 2017 –  10am to 11am PST
    Webinar Recording Available through January 1

    Deconditioning is a complex process of physiological change following a period of inactivity that results in functional losses including mental status, continence and ability to accomplish activities of daily living. Although it is frequently associated with hospitalization there are NEW clinically proven strategies to combat deconditioning that are appropriate to the growing population of elderly home care patients. With proper care, we can stave off the decline in muscle mass and strength linked to falls, functional decline, increased frailty and immobility with environmental modifications and an appropriate exercise therapy program.

    Objectives:

    ·         Describe clinical aspects of frailty

    ·         Discuss risk related to frailty such as hospitalization or nursing home placement

    ·         Examine effects of reduced activity on elderly subjects, such as sarcopenia

    ·         Accurately perform at least four validated field tests to assess functional aspects related to frailty or deconditioning.

    ·         Introduce new techniques and modification for frail and deconditioned patients

    ·         Analyze the latest in physio science research 

    ·         Discuss cases to illustrate new direction of care

    The webinar will delve into the operational definitions for Frailty and Deconditioning as well as examine the scope and prevalence of the problem in today’s patient populations compared to similar patients ten or 20 years ago. Although these limitations are exacerbated with physiological consequences of low activity levels and extended bed rest, new research and clinical trials have shown gains achieved and maintained by developing an evidenced-based practice for re-conditioning.

    Presenter:  Ernest Roy, PT, DPT, is the Home Care Therapy Team Leader for Pemi-Baker Community Health, in Plymouth, NH. He is a certified Chronic Care Management Trainer and has been certified as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Ernie has extensive experience in a variety of roles, including Acute Care, Outpatient, Home Health and Industrial Rehabilitation. He has been in practice as a Physical Therapists for 29 years.

    Continuing Education:  The presenters and program planners have no conflict of interest regarding this webinar. To apply for contact hours, please mail an evaluation form and a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours. No commercial support has been provided for this program.

    This program has been submitted to the New Hampshire Physical Therapy Association for CEU credit for approval. Information provided in this program should be used within the scope of practice.

    Convenience: Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while logging in on your smart phone or through your computer.  There is no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site using one phone line and a computer with internet access. Confirmation:  Prior to the webinar, a GoToWebinar link will be e-mailed to you.  You will need to register through this link to attend the webinar. You will be sent a confirmation which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts, if available, an evaluation and certificate. The webinar will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Recording will be made available after the program, and will be accessible for 60 days.

    Continuing Education:  The presenter and program planners have no conflict of interest regarding this webinar.  To apply for Physical Therapy or Nursing contact hours, (CEU), please mail an evaluation form and completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated, noting those requesting contact hours to the Home Care Association’s address listed below. Individuals requesting contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned. Please make sure that you enter the contact person’s name in the Registration Form. All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person. Information provided in this program should be used within the scope of practice.

    The registration deadline is October 25, 2017. Registrations may not be shared between agencies – the agency’s registration covers the access of only one phone line/computer access to the webinar. Multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection. Please note: if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the GoToWebinar link, your agency will be invoiced for the additional 2 registrations. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup.

    Registration Fees:
    The live webinar includes the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters, however there is no additional fee for the recording. Recording available for 60-days.

     Links to Live Broadcast & Recording

     

    Member

    Non-member

    $100

    $175

    Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your registration prior to seven days before the program, you will receive a refund.  All cancellations must be made in writing.  No refunds for cancellations or exchanges within five business days of the program.  If due to unforeseen circumstances we must cancel this event, registrants will receive a full refund.

    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 26 Apr 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Embassy Suites, 15920 West Valley Hwy, Seattle, WA 98188


    Save the Date!!


    “Celebrate Our Past;
    Create Our Future”


    2018 HCAW
    Annual Conference
    April 24th-26
    th, 2018
    Seattle, WA

    SAVE THE DATE and plan now to join us as we look back and
    celebrate Our Past and develop plans to Create Our Future through the delivery of quality, efficient, professional and lower cost health care in the home.

    The Home Care Association of Washington is proud of its half century of service and invites you to come and be a part of this historic conference. We expect to have one of our largest ever conferences with topics ranging from Value Based Purchasing to Rural Home Health. 

    Technology and Service partners are welcome to participate in our exhibit hall or submit an RFP to be considered for one of the conference breakout sessions.

    Conference Details:

    Pre-Conference April 24  (Pre-conference topic to be determined)

    Conference: April 25 and 26 Celebrate Our Past, Create Our Future

                    (Agenda is currently under development)

    Now accepting Presentation RFP submissions

    Click here to submit online: Request for Proposals - 2018 HCAW Annual Conference Presentations

    Download & email submission: 2018 conference rfp.docx

    Email to info@hcaw.org

    For questions call Melissa at 425.775.8160

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19 Sep 2017 The Missing Link in Wound Care: Wheelchair Seating and Positioning misconceptions in wound care
11 Sep 2017 Final Rule Home Health Conditions of Participation
07 Sep 2017 Communication in the Hospice World
31 Aug 2017 2018 Proposed Home Health Payment Rule & Home Health Groupings Model
29 Aug 2017 Primary Pediatric Palliative Care Webinar
17 Aug 2017 The Final FY2018 Hospice Rule: A Comprehensive Review of Payment and HQRP Updates Plus Discussion of Comments Webinar
15 Aug 2017 Security & Data Loss Prevention: How to Prepare for Ransomware & Other Cyber Attacks
07 Jun 2017 Blueprint for Oasis Accuracy Workshop
01 Jun 2017 Webinar Series: Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid-Participating Home Health and Hospice Providers
16 May 2017 Peristomal Skin Complications Webinar
25 Apr 2017 2017 HCAW Annual Conference
12 Apr 2017 Outcomes, OASIS and Your Agency Star Ratings Webinar
22 Mar 2017 Live Discharges: Getting It Right! Webinar
01 Feb 2017 2017 HCAW Annual Awards Nominations
27 Jan 2017 Rural Home Health Provider Conference Tuition Scholarship
26 Jan 2017 "Hospice Billing" 3-Part Webinar Series
19 Jan 2017 "Is Your Scheduler 2017 Ready?" Webinar
18 Jan 2017 Disaster Preparedness Regulations- recorded webcast
12 Jan 2017 Who Can Sleep Tight…When Bed Bugs Bite!
14 Dec 2016 WCEI LIVE WEBINAR: TREATING CHRONIC DIABETIC WOUNDS
13 Dec 2016 Confidently Auditing Therapy Documentation: A Primer for Quality Assurance, Performance Improvement & Clinician Proficiency Webinar
10 Nov 2016 The Aide’s Role in Patient Centered Care Webinar
09 Nov 2016 “Transition to Practice” For New Graduates to Home Health Webinar
27 Oct 2016 "Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)" Class
17 Oct 2016 WCEI Skin & Wound Management Course
11 Oct 2016 The Most Important Conversation We’re Not Having – Advance Care Planning Webinar
06 Oct 2016 Oral Health for Caregivers: Training of Trainers Workshops
16 Sep 2016 Presentation RFP for the 2017 HCAW Annual Conference
08 Sep 2016 Introduction to Community Paramedicine Webinar
01 Sep 2016 2016 HIPAA – Texting and Emailing Guidelines Webinar
17 Aug 2016 Wound Care Documentation Webinar
21 Jul 2016 How Fast Can You Run & How High Can You Jump? The 2017 HH Payment Hurdles!! Webinar
19 Jul 2016 Maintenance Therapy: Effective Operationalizing of the Regulations
19 Jul 2016 ICD-10-Coding Updates & Clarifications Webinar
08 Jun 2016 Blueprint for Oasis Accuracy
19 Apr 2016 2016 HCAW Annual Conference
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