Upcoming events

    • 27 Jan 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 14 Apr 2017
    • Online Submission
    Rural Home Health Provider
    Conference Tuition Scholarship

    Thanks to a generous grant from the Department of Health Rural Health Office, HCAW is excited to provide 8 full registration scholarships to Rural home health providers for our Annual Spring Conference, April 25 -27 in Seattle. Please note:  these scholarships will cover tuition for the full conference, but do not include travel or accommodations.

    Rural providers wishing to apply for a scholarship will need to complete an application and submit  to HCAW by March 3, 2017.  HCAW will confirm if your application for a free scholarship that will be accepted by March 10, 2017.    Click here to apply for a scholarship:

    Click Here For Online Submissions
    (for online submissions you will need to log in, it is only available for members)

    or email submission form to info@hcaw.org
    Rural Health conference tuition scholarship submission form.docx

      This year’s conference theme is “Unleash your Super Hero Team.” The pre conference and conference agendas promise 3 days packed with valuable information ranging from Home Health Innovation to Regulatory Requirements!  scroll down for more detailed information on the agenda & registration.


    • 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)


    2017 HCAW Annual Conference

    DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport

    18740 International Blvd., Seattle, WA 98188

    April 25th – 27th, 2017

    Pre-Conference

    Conference

    Keynote Speakers

    Exhibitors

    Awards

    Hotel Information

    Rural Home Health Provider Conference Tuition Scholarship

    Please join us for the Home Care Association of Washington Annual Conference.  Learn how to “Unleash Superhero Powers” in your agency and maneuver through the changing reimbursement, regulatory and competitive environment.  You will obtain information on the realities as well as innovative opportunities, strategies and partnerships for success.

    April 25 Pre-conference agenda preview:

    •  ·         Home Health Value Based Purchasing Phase II………..NAHC collaborative presentation on the first year of HHVBP data analysis combined with clinical and financial best practices. 
    • ·         Hospital at Home……………………………………………………...Per Danielsson,  Executive Medical Director and Director of Care Transformation at Swedish Medical Center, authored a proposal for the new high touch high tech program to take care of hospital-level patients at home.  Learn about this program that is slated to roll out in early 2017.
    • ·         Provider alignment to Achieve Improved Outcomes…..Joan Valentine, RN, MSA, VP of Quality and Clinical Integration at US Medical Management, will discuss the importance of aligning all the providers in the patient’s continuum of care to improve outcomes.  Joan has significant experience in working with CMMI (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation) as well as both a Pioneer ACO, a Shared Savings program and a member of the CMMI post-acute care continuum task force.
    • ·         The Art of the Possible………………………………………………..  Kevin Childs, Group Practice Leader, One Source-After Hours Triage and UbeRNurse: Kevin will provide insights into opportunities to elevate satisfaction levels of patients, caregivers and employees as well as ways to mitigate costs associated with regulatory change and maximize reimbursement.

    April 26 Conference agenda preview:

    • ·         Keynote Matt Jones: 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. You will walk away energized and with practical action steps you can apply immediately. Matt is known for delivering inspirational presentations in an energetic style that moves audiences to achieve greater success personally and professionally. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Matt’s paperback book.
    • ·         The Impact of Public Policy on Alzheimer's Research, Care & Support. by Bob LeRoy, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association Washington Chapter.
    • ·         Regulatory update by Lauri Domingo to include a report on the first phase of the Probe & Educate: the kind of denials encountered, how to avoid them and what to expect in Round 2 of P&E;  current regulations for home health certification and recertification; the CMS reg of incorporating home health agency documentation into the physician’s medical record to support eligibility; Pre-Claim Review Demonstration and how it could affect Washington state providers in the future.
    • ·         Access to Rural Home Healthcare Services: Views from the field.  Susan Skillman, Deputy Director Workforce Studies, Associate Director WWAMI Area Health Education Center, Investigator WWAMI Rural Health Research Center will give an overview of the study that was published on home healthcare access in February 2016. How can we use this information in moving forward and what additional research is needed?
    • ·         Palliative Care:  Filling the Gaps.  Amber Hahn-Keenan, Sr. Manager of Finance and Operations, VM Memorial Compass Care, will share how palliative care is tying it all together and supporting the growth of their home health and hospice programs and meeting the needs of the community.  She will describe the path to getting where they are and what is next as they continue to explore innovative ideas and programs.
    • ·         Key Drivers and Best Practices for Improving CAHPS scores:  Lisa Swenson, MHA, LNHA, Director of Home Health and Hospice, Pathway Health, will help participants understand the key components to CAHPS scoring, best practices common to highest performance and major drivers of patient satisfaction as measured by the CAHPS survey tools.
    • ·         Lessons in Caring/Peru:  Donna Vincent, RN, BSN, MA Manager of Home Health and Hospice Access Services, Providence, will provide lessons that can be applied to home health/hospice care as well as personal daily life.  These lessons were extrapolated from a deep experience gained in Peru’s sacred understanding of humanity and reflect a respect of cultural expressions of others.
    • ·         Successful Bundling:  Eula Ramroop, MsHA, Regional Associate Vice President of Orthopedic, Spine and Podiatry service line for CHI Franciscan, will describe Orthopedic Value Based bundles, the impact on home health, strategies for operating successfully in a bundle, alignment across settings  and evidence that the home is the preferred setting for best clinical outcomes.
    • ·         Face to Face……….   Jennifer Warfield, BSN, COS-C, HCS-D, Education Director, PPS Plus will discuss importance of accurate and complete Face to Face documentation.  This became very evident in Round One of the Probe and Educate audits.  With Round 2 soon to be underway, and with Face to Face being an important aspect of Pre Claim Review, this presentation is important and timely.
    • ·         Best Business Strategy for today:  Kindness….Donna Cameron  will be speaking on the importance of developing and nurturing a culture of kindness in the workplace.  Studies have shown a 20% increase in performance and that employees are 87% less likely to leave with the kindness culture!
    • ·         Networking Opportunities:  There will be Informal networking and organized sharing groups focused on Rural Home Health, Performance Improvement and HCAW Board 101.
    • ·         Exhibitor Fair Learn about products and services that will enhance your business operations and support care delivery.  The exhibitor fair will feature an Open Mic session for exhibitors to share new features of their products and services.
    • ·         Silent Auction:  Support the PAC  by donating to the silent auction and/or purchasing some of the items up for bid!

    April 27 Conference Agenda

    • ·         Key Note Address: Bill Dombi, Vice President of The Center for Health Care Law, a nonprofit, public interest law firm, established by NAHC in January 1987. Bill will give an update on federal regulatory, legislative and legal issues with projections as to what is ahead!
    • ·         Annual Meeting:  all current and prospective members are encouraged to attend!! Get to know your Board members!
    • ·         Update on state legislative activity and HCAW advocacy efforts….Greg Pang and Leslie Emerick
    • ·         In-Home Services Revised Rules Review…… John Hilger, Department of Health
     

    Key Note Address Presenters:

    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.


    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.

     

    There are still opportunities for

    Sponsorship or Exhibiting

    Click here for information on Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities:
    2017 Exhibitor and sponsor packet.docx

    To Register to Exhibit:
    Send completed form to info@hcaw.org
    Click here: 2017 Conference Exhibitor Registration form.docx


    2017 HCAW Annual Awards
    April 27, 2017 12:30-2:30pm       

    Now is the time to write about your employees or volunteers in home care, home health, or hospice whose service is deserving of honor and recognition. Your staff, colleagues and volunteers deserve our praise.  These are the individuals who make your company better by being a part of it. The hardest working contributors to the in-home service industry justly deserve this recognition. These are the people who truly make a difference in the lives of others. These individuals are our quiet heroes who go unnoticed.  Let us honor and award them.

     As you write your scenario about these people, reach deep into your heart to tell their stories with some specifics: why they are different, why they stand out, and why they deserve this prestige’s recognition.  The more heartfelt a submission is, the better chance that person has in being chosen. 

     Applications must be completed by a member in your agency and submitted to HCAW by March 17, 2017. 
    Each agency may submit only one nominee
    per category.  The Awards Committee will review the nominations and choose one winner from each category.  The awards will be presented at a special luncheon on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 during our Spring Conference. If you want a real treat, be sure to attend the luncheon to feel the excitement, witness the humility, and see the pride on the faces of the recipients and their respective agencies. On this day everyone is a winner!  This day makes all of us proud!

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


    Hotel Information
    DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport
    18740 International Blvd., Seattle, WA 98188

    844-269-2875

    Reservations- use this link:
    Group code: HCA

    https://resweb.passkey.com/go/HCA17


    Rural Home Health Provider
    Conference Tuition Scholarship

    Thanks to a generous grant from the Department of Health Rural Health Office, HCAW is excited to provide 8 full registration scholarships to Rural home health providers for our Annual Spring Conference, April 25 -27 in Seattle. Please note:  these scholarships will cover tuition for the full conference, but do not include travel or accommodations.

    Rural providers wishing to apply for a scholarship will need to complete an application and submit  to HCAW by March 3, 2017.  HCAW will confirm if your application for a free scholarship that will be accepted by March 10, 2017.    Click here to apply for a scholarship:

    Click Here For Online Submissions
    (for online submissions you will need to log in, it is only available for members)

    or email submission form to info@hcaw.org
    Rural Health conference tuition scholarship submission form.docx

      This year’s conference theme is “Unleash your Super Hero Team.” The pre conference and conference agendas promise 3 days packed with valuable information ranging from Home Health Innovation to Regulatory Requirements!  scroll down for more detailed information on the agenda & registration.
    • 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
    • Wesley Homes, Terrace Auditorium, 816 S 216th St, Des Moines, WA 98198

    Venue:
    Wesley Homes, Terrace Auditorium
    816 South 216th St
    Des Moines, WA 98198

    Workshop:
    June 7-8, 2017
    8:00 am – 4:00 pm


    COS-C Exam:
    June 9, 2017
    Registration 8:15 am - 8:45 am
    Must be seated by 8:45 am
    Testing 9:00 am - 11:30 am

     

     

Past events

22 Mar 2017 Live Discharges: Getting It Right! Webinar
01 Feb 2017 2017 HCAW Annual Awards Nominations
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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