Upcoming events

    • 26 Jan 2017
    • 28 Feb 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Webinar

    Hospice Billing

    3-Part Webinar Series
    January 26, February 7, and February 28, 2017 (11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern)

         Be among the elite group of billers that are current on all Hospice Medicare billing regulations.  Billing is a very critical part of hospice reimbursement.  This webinar series will lay a concrete foundation for hospice billers, as well as, any hospice staff that need to more effectively understand the Medicare regulations.  The series will include Medicare verifications with screen shots, field by field on Notice of Election and claim forms and sequential billing requirements.  Billing requirements to deal with late NOEs will be covered.  We will review the regulations for billing all hospice services (SN, HHA, MSW and therapy), face-to-face encounters and additionally home health providing care while a patient is on service with hospice.  The program will conclude with many of the day-to-day scenarios that billers face such as: transfers, discharge, and revocation.  Information regarding Aggregate CAP Self Report and Palliative Care billing will be an emphasis.  If you are part of revenue cycle management in hospice this webinar series is a must!

    Objectives:

    Part 1 – January 26:

    • List the eligibility requirements for admitting patient to Hospice under Medicare Benefit.
    • Define Benefit Periods and Certification Requirements.
    • Detail criteria for billing Hospice Notice of Election.
    • Demonstrate claim requirements for Late Notice of Election.

     Part 2 – February 7:

    • Recap the distinct levels of care and specifics of billing them.
    • Detail criteria for line item billing Hospice Claims to Medicare including physician billing.
    • Review detail calculations for Routine Home Care and Service Intensity Add-On

     Part 3 – February 28:

    • Detail FacetoFace Requirements.
    • Review Hospice Aggregate CAP Self Reporting Requirement.
    • Discuss Palliative Care Reimbursement
    • Recap HIS documentation impact on Reimbursement

    Faculty: 

    Melinda Gaboury, is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc., an organization out of Nashville, TN that provides financial, reimbursement, clinical and operation services to the home health and hospice industries.  With more than 25 years of experience in Medicare Home Health, she is a presenter at both the state and national levels, and is interviewed frequently for national home health publications.  Ms. Gaboury is also the author of "Home Health Pocket Guide to OASIS C2: A Reference Guide for Field Staff."  Ms. Gaboury has no conflict of interest in regard to this program.

    Registration Fee
    Member rate for the series is $375.00
    Non-members $549.00

    The individual webinar fee is $130 for members - $199 Non-members.  Audio recording is available.

     Continuing Education:  The program planners and presenters have no conflict of interest in regard to this series.  RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded.  To apply for nursing contact hours, please mail an evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours.  Additionally, send in a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours.  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.  No commercial support has been provided for this program.

     Please note our cancellation policy:  If you cancel your registration prior to five business days before the program, you will receive a refund less 25% for administrative costs.  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.

    Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  (OBN-001-91)  (OH - 157, 4/1/2019).

    • 22 Mar 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Webinar

    Live Discharges: Getting It Right!
    Webinar – Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    8:30 am to 10:00 am pst
    – Webinar Recording Available

     What’s a perennially confusing regulatory area for hospices? Live discharges! This session will review the five types of live discharges, key requirements and documentation points for each, important monitoring areas, and more.  You’ll also leave with important resources for your hospice: chart review tools and an invaluable one-page live discharge tool.

     Who should attend:  RN, LPNs, chaplains, social workers, clinical supervisors and managers, those in hospice education, QAPI, and Compliance.

     Program Goals:

    • Identify 5 types of live discharges & understand appropriate uses of each
    • Understand and implement proper steps for each type
    • Assure compliant documentation
    • Prepare for increasing scrutiny of live discharges

     Presenter:  Susan Balfour, Partner with Hospice Fundamentals. Ms. Balfour’s hospice experience spans thirty years and includes experience as executive director of a free-standing non-profit hospice agency, Director of Clinical & Regulatory Affairs for The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care, and, since 2009, a founding partner in Hospice Fundamentals, a company specializing in regulatory and compliance monitoring, analysis and education. 

    Registration Fee
    Member rate is $130.00
    Non-members $199.00

    Indicate if you will be calling into the live webinar or purchasing the audio recording (fee is the same).  The live webinar includes the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.  If you desire to purchase both the live webinar and the audio recording, pay the registration fee and an additional $30.

     Continuing Education:  The presenters and program planners have no conflict of interest in regard to this webinar.  RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded.  To apply for nursing contact hours, please mail an evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours.  Additionally, send in a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours. 

     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.  No commercial support has been provided for this program.

    Please note our cancellation policy:  If you cancel your registration prior to five business days before the program, you will receive a refund less 25% for administrative costs.  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.

    Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  (OBN-001-91) (OH -157, 4/1/2019).

    • 12 Apr 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • webinar

    Outcomes, OASIS and Your Agency Star Ratings
    Webinar – Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    8:30 am to 10:00 am pst – Audio Recording Available

     Never before has OASIS taken on such a critical role, as this is the root of the Star Ratings that homecare agencies are now measured by.  Learn how the OASIS impacts the Star Ratings, how to analyze the CASPER outcome data, which M items are impacted and the intent given to accurately score.  This webinar will give you a simplistic approach to increasing your outcomes and Star Ratings!

     Homecare administrators, managers, QAPI staff, and field staff will achieve the knowledge and skills to learn how to develop indicators and monitor ongoing to improve selected outcomes.

     Presenter:  Sharon Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D, is a founder and senior managing partner with 5 Star Consultants, a national consulting, education and coding firm since 2003 specializing in homecare and hospice services.  She has been in the homecare and hospice industry for over 25 years and was a former ACHC and CHAP surveyor performing Medicare deemed surveys for 10 years.  In her consulting firm, she assists homecare and hospice agencies in providing quality, meeting regulations, ICD-10 Coding, and much more. Sharon regularly speaks at national and state associations and other organizations on many relevant topics. 

     Registration Fee
    Member rate is $130.00
    Non-members $199.00

    Indicate if you will be calling into the live webinar or purchasing the audio recording (fee is the same).  The live webinar includes the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.  If you desire to purchase both the live webinar and the audio recording, pay the registration fee and an additional $30.

     Continuing Education:  The presenters and program planners have no conflict of interest in regard to this webinar.  RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded.  To apply for nursing contact hours, please mail an evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours.  Additionally, send in a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours. 

     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.  No commercial support has been provided for this program.

    **Please note our cancellation policy:  If you cancel your registration prior to five business days before the program, you will receive a refund less 25% for administrative costs.  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.

    Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  (OBN-001-91) (OH -157, 4/1/2019).

    • 25 Apr 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 27 Apr 2017
    • 2:30 PM
    • DoubleTree by Hilton, Seattle Airport (SeaTac)

    Register Today!!

    2017 HCAW Annual Conference

    DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport

    18740 International Blvd., Seattle, WA 98188

    April 25th – 27th, 2017

     “A superhero is a person who does heroic deeds and has the ability to do them in a way that a normal person couldn’t. So in order to be a superhero, you need a power that is more exceptional than any power a normal human being could possess, and you need to use that power to accomplish good deeds.”

    Stan Lee,
    Creator of Spiderman, Hulk, the Fantastic Four

    Join us for the 2017 HCAW Annual Conference! We will be discussing how to “Unleash Your Superhero Team!”

    Pre-conference agenda preview:

    HHVBP Phase II Workshop
    Hospital at Home
    ….Per Danielsson, Exec. Medical Dir.
    Provider alignment to Achieve Improved Outcomes…..Joan Valentine, RN, MSA
    The Art of the Possible….  Kevin Childs

    Conference agenda preview:

    Regulatory update... Lauri Domingo
    Access to Rural Home Healthcare Services: Views from the field...  Susan Skillman
    Palliative Care: Filling the Gaps...  Amber Hahn-Keenan
    Key Drivers and Best Practices for Improving CAHPS scores...  Lisa Abicht-Swensen, MHA, LNHA
    Lessons in Caring/Peru...  Donna Vincent, RN, BSN, MA
    Successful Bundling...  Eula Ramroop, MsHA
    How to Save Face with Face to Face…   Jennifer Warfield, BSN, COS-C, HCS-D
    Best Business Strategy for today:  Kindness… Donna Cameron, CAE

    In-Home Services Revised Rules Report… John Hilger

     

    Key Note Address Presenter:


    Bill Dombi:

        Federal Legislative & Regulatory Update and Projections for What’s Ahead

    Bill is the Vice President at The Center for Health Care Law whic is a nonprofit, public interest law firm, established by NAHC in January 1987. He is an attorney with more than 27 years of experience challenging arbitrary governmental actions, he has acted as director since its inception.

    Matt Jones:

    Matt will inspire and energize you using his personal story of overcoming cancer three times, relearning how to walk, and running a marathon to provide real life success strategies. After hearing Matt speak, audiences members walk away energized and with practical action steps they can apply immediately. Matt is known for delivering inspirational presentations in an energetic style that moves audiences to achieve greater success personally and professionally.

    Annual Awards Luncheon celebrating our Home Health awardees for 2017!

    April 27th, 2017            12:30-2:30pm 

    If you haven’t already done so, Nominate a Hero Today! 

    For Hotel information & reservations use this link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/HCA17

    • 16 May 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Webinar

    Hospice in the Hot Seat: Details of Documentation

    Webinar – Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    8:30 am to 10:00 am pst
    Webinar Recording Available

    Documentation by hospice agencies is necessary to support the patient’s admission, level of care, interventions, physician visits, IDT care plan, recertification, transfer and/or discharge.  How does any agency assure the proper and timely documentation paints the picture of the patient/family in a way that demonstrates the interventions and is meaningful to the payers?

    This webinar will provide attendees with a working knowledge of the key risk areas in hospice documentation, compliance issues and strategies on how to respond. Plan now to attend this webinar and leave with insight to increase your confidence in documentation.

    Program Goals:

    • Discuss the opportunities for education of staff on documentation
    • Consider the value of interrater reliability and peer chart reviews
    • Define the risk of inaccurate, untimely and incomplete documentation by all members of the IDG team
    • Outline resources for education and audit tools for your practice

      Presenter:  Lores Vlaminck, Principal, MA, BSN, RN, CHPN, a consultant for home care, palliative care, hospice, and assisted living providing education, training, mock surveys, and coaching.  Lores’ 40+ years of professional nursing experience spans clinical practice in both cardiac and intensive care, outpatient clinical services and as a founder and director of a Medicare certified home care/hospice agency.  Lores offers state and national education on palliative and hospice care and is certified trainer of the ELNEC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium) modules, EPEC (Education on Palliative and End-of-life-care) modules and the HPNA’s (Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association) curriculum.  Lores obtained her BSN and Master’s degree in nursing education from Bethel University, St. Paul, MN.

    Registration Fee
    Member rate is $130.00
    Non-members $199.00

    Indicate if you will be calling into the live webinar or purchasing the audio recording (fee is the same).  The live webinar includes the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.  If you desire to purchase both the live webinar and the audio recording, pay the registration fee and an additional $30.

    Continuing Education:  The presenters and program planners have no conflict of interest in regard to this webinar.  RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded.  To apply for nursing contact hours, please mail an evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours.  Additionally, send in a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours. 

    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.  No commercial support has been provided for this program.

    Please note our cancellation policy:  If you cancel your registration prior to five business days before the program, you will receive a refund less 25% for administrative costs.  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.

    Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  (OBN-001-91) (OH -157, 4/1/2019).

    • 07 Jun 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 09 Jun 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • TBD


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