Upcoming Events

    • 29 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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    The "new and improved" Quality Management Process is here! Do you really understand the differences between what you were doing what is now expected?

    Learn with Kathryn Roby, BSN, MA, MS, CHCE, Senior Consultant at Qualidigm, what the "new" QM process requires of us, how to collect and interpret the data that will be the foundation of your new plan, how to formulate that plan and review a sample "PIP- Performance Improvement Plan"

    Objectives:

    • Understand the “Prime Directive” that is the driving force behind the new QAPI process
    • Identify the data sources needed to zero in on your agencies’ “high risk” areas
    • Create a QAPI plan for July-December 2018 that is data driven
    • Create a sample “Performance Improvement Plan” for one focused area
    • Identify the ongoing data reporting requirements in this new process

    Presenter: Kathy Roby, BSN, MA, MS, CHCE, Senior Project Manager, Qualidigm. Kathy is the Consulting Director at Qualidigm, which is New England’s QIN-QIO. She has lectured nationally on transformational change in the home healthcare setting. Roby has assisted large and small agencies develop strategic initiatives to improve quality, safety, and cost-effective service.

    Convenience: Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). 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. 

    Registration: The registration deadline is August 24, 2018. 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. 

     Registration Type Registration Fee 
    HCAW Members  $169 per agency line
    Non-Members  $269 per agency line

    Cancellation Policy: Fees will be refunded only if written cancellation is received by HCAW two weeks prior to the workshop and no refunds after the registration link is sent to your agency.  In the event of a written cancellation, HCAW will retain $30 of the initial fee to cover administrative overhead. 

    • 18 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Webinar
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    More than 473 code changes take effect for FY 2019 along with 279 new codes, 51 code deletions and 143 code title revisions. This webinar goes beyond providing your staff with the code changes for October 1st and combines the impact to home health case mix as well as a review of the coding guideline changes (expected publication late summer 2018). Join us for practical advice and Test Your Knowledge Cases highlighting the changes.

    Objectives:

    • Identify the coding changes that affect home health & hospice
      • Determine which codes now require greater specificity
      • New cannabis use & dependence codes
      • New codes added for cerebral infarction
      • Learn the extensive additions to Chapter 2 Neoplasms which affect home health & hospice patients
      • Major revisions to Chapter 19 Injury, Poisoning and Other certain other consequences of external causes including post-operative infections (T81) which are expanding from 3 codes to 15 options; sepsis following procedure; additional drug poisonings
      • Changes to therapy diagnosis coding such as Muscular Dystrophy; myalgia
      • Updates to abscess of the anal & rectal regions
    • Review changes to case mix diagnoses that may affect reimbursement
    • Review updates & changes to coding guidelines effective October 1, 2018
    • Discuss Test Your Knowledge cases to illustrate the new coding changes

    Presenter: Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, HCS-D, ACE, President, JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM trainer and certified Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis coder from the Association of Home Care Coding and Compliance (AHCC). Joan has a degree in Health Information Management and has been a home health consultant for over 30 years. She has educated more than 20,000 people in nationwide on coding. Joan is past president of the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA) and active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Usher is a Board of Director of Hospice & Palliative Care of MA and a past Board of Director Home Care Alliance 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 listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). 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.

    Registration: The registration deadline is September 14, 2018. 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.

     Registration Type Registration Fee 
    HCAW Members  $169 per agency line 
    Non-Members $269 per agency line 

    Cancellation Policy: Fees will be refunded only if written cancellation is received by HCAW two weeks prior to the workshop and no refunds after the registration link is sent to your agency.  In the event of a written cancellation, HCAW will retain $30 of the initial fee to cover administrative overhead.
    • 19 Sep 2018
    • 20 Mar 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Webinar
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    Medication management can be overwhelming for your patients living with a serious illness. This webinar series will provide an opportunity to learn more about medication regimens frequently used for patients receiving palliative care or hospice care services. Regardless of your practice setting or patient population served, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits of medication regimens as your patients progress through an illness trajectory. Please join us to discuss appropriate medication use and symptom management for patients facing a serious illness. Learn at your pace right from your office! Recordings will be available until June 30, 2019.

    Part 1: Medication Appropriateness
    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM PST

    This program will review practical tips for ensuring your patients’ medication regimens are optimal for their needs. We will review medication selection, identifying nonessential medications, and how to safely discontinue medications for seriously ill patients. This program will also address formulary medication selection for seriously ill patients with commonly occurring symptoms.

    Part 2: Medication Safety
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018
    | 12:00 - 1:00 PM PST
    This program will briefly review and build on medication appropriateness. It will review the importance of having a formal reconciliation process for your organization to reduce patient risks, especially during transitions of care. Additionally, common survey deficiencies involving aspects of drug profiles will be identified and patient cases will be used to highlight nonessential medications and unsafe medication use at end-of-life.

    Part 3: Pain & Symptom Management
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019  | 12:00 - 1:00 PM PST
    This program will review pain assessment and hospice quality measures surrounding pain management at end-of-life. Additionally, we will differentiate nociceptive and neuropathic pain and identify appropriate therapies based on clinician assessments. We will review formulary analgesic selection and safe opioid regimen initiation, rotation and titration.

    Part 4: Methadone Use at End-of-Life
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    | 12:00 - 1:00 PM PST
    Methadone can be a challenging analgesic to work with, but it’s worth the extra effort! This webinar will provide the audience with basic information regarding methadone use for your patients with advanced pain management needs.

    This presentation will discuss the appropriate use of methadone in the hospice population. Patient case examples will be used to demonstrate dosing and monitoring strategies.

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    Presenter: Ellen Fulp, PharmD, BCGP, AvaCare, Inc.
    Dr. Fulp earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Science and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has over seven years of experience practicing pharmacy in the community setting, in rural North Carolina encompassing traditional dispensing and physician support, including renal and geriatric dosing for pain medications, anxiolytics and antibiotic therapy. Since 2013, she has been on staff at AvaCare, Inc., providing comprehensive medication reviews and clinical consults to hospice and palliative care nurses from hospice locations across the nation. Doctor Fulp routinely provides consult in regards to appropriate symptom management, regulatory issues and medication appropriateness at end of life. She is Board Certified in Geriatric Pharmacy (certified in August 2013), specializing in medication use in the elderly. Dr. Fulp is currently enrolled in the first ever interdisciplinary Masters Degree program in Palliative Care.

    ConvenienceEnjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP).

    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.

    Registration Registration fees are based on one phone/webinar connection; 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 2 additional registrations.  Following the webinar, you will receive a recording via link and it will be available until June 30, 2019.

    HCAW Members Non-Members 
    Part 1 - $129 Part 1 - $179 
    Part 2 - $129 Part 2 - $179
    Part 2 - $129 Part 2 - $179
    Part 2 - $129 Part 2 - $179
    All 4 - $450 (Save $66!) All 4 -  $650 (Save $66!)


    Cancellation Policy:
    Fees will be refunded only if written cancellation is received by HCAW two weeks prior to the workshop and no refunds after the registration link is sent to your agency. In the event of a written cancellation, HCAW will retain $30 of the initial fee to cover administrative overhead.


    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


    The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the Private Duty Home Care Association (PDHCA) are pleased to present an crucial new webinar called Current Trends in Regulatory & Legal Issues: An Update on Private Duty , with William A. Dombi of NAHC and Angelo Spinola of Littler Mendelson.

    The webinar will take place on Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 11:00AM - 12:30PM PST and will provide private duty providers with regulatory and legal updates, as well as a discussion of other timely topics of importance to the industry. Topics will include:

    • Preparing to buy or sell a home care agency: Successor liability and due diligence tips
    • Properly conducting background checks and rise of Fair Credit Report Act class litigation
    • Best practices surrounding payment for travel time and mileage reimbursement
    • Reimbursing business expenses

    Registration for this event is free for NAHC members and non-members, but required, so REGISTER NOW to make sure you know everything you need to know about the legal and regulatory challenges and opportunities facing private duty home care.


    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


    The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the Private Duty Home Care Association (PDHCA) are pleased to present an crucial new webinar called Current Trends in Regulatory & Legal Issues: An Update on Private Duty , with William A. Dombi of NAHC and Angelo Spinola of Littler Mendelson.

    The webinar will take place on Thursday, January 17, 2019, from 11:00AM - 12:30PM PST and will provide private duty providers with regulatory and legal updates, as well as a discussion of other timely topics of importance to the industry. Topics will include:

    • Best practices and strategies for effective caregiver recruitment and retention
    • Conducting legal investigations in the midst of the #metoo movement

    Registration for this event is free for NAHC members and non-members, but required, so REGISTER NOW to make sure you know everything you need to know about the legal and regulatory challenges and opportunities facing private duty home care.


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