Upcoming Events

    • 11 Jul 2019
    • 06 Aug 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Webinar


    NAHC Education offers you intensive online training to help your organization prepare for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). For one low price you’ll have access to over 12 hours of focused, PDGM education.

    Get the tools you need to successfully transition to the biggest change to the Medicare home health payment model in the 21st century. Don't waste your time with superficial coverage of PDGM; our nine-part webinar series dives deeply into all the ways PDGM will impact your business.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify clinical risk areas under PDGM and strategies for managing the risks
    2. Assess your agency’s readiness for PDGM
    3. Describe the skills necessary for a clinical manager to be an effective ‘PDGM Gatekeeper’
    4. Explain how interdisciplinary care management can mitigate the risks
    5. Outline steps to more appropriately use therapy services

    For more information about the webinar series click here.

    Presenters

    • Karen Vance, Managing Consultant, BKD
    • Julia Maroney, Director, Clinical Operations Consulting, Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC
    • Carissa McKenna, Senior Clinical Consulting Manager, McBee
    • Cindy Krafft, President, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions

    Registration
    As an incentive for being a member of HCAW, you are able to take advantage of the exclusive NAHC Member discounted pricing! Contact the HCAW Office for your special code.

    Member: Single webinar $99; Series of all 9 $199
    Non-Member: Single webinar $199; Series of all 9 $399
    (Includes both the live and recorded webinar)

    Register Here with NAHC

    • 24 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Webinar


    Please attend our webinar to learn about how eligible practices can participate in the Seriously Ill Population option of Primary Care First. Topics will include eligibility requirements, quality measures, and payment. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions during the webcast.

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    • 25 Jul 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    CMMI and HHVBP Branding

    This learning event will take a deeper dive into some of the key changes to the HHVBP Model first published in the CY2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Final Rule. This event will focus on the following topics: changes to the HHVBP Reports, new composite measures resources, as well as additional information on the risk adjustment factors for the two new composite measures. We will also provide answers to common Help Desk questions pertaining to the CY2019 HH PPS Final Rule Updates.

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    • 06 Aug 2019
    • 14 Aug 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Webinar Series
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    Is your agency prepared for the all the changes that will come with PDGM? This 4-part webinar series with Melinda Gaboury will give you the essentials your agency will need to prepare for PDGM. This series will cover coding changes, OASIS integrity, financial structure changes, LUPA’s, changes revenue cycles, and more!

    August 6th - PDGM Structure and Financial Changes
    This webinar will take the agency through an introduction to the PDGM structure and the essentials to understand as the webinar series progresses. From the creation of a HHRG, the corresponding case‐mix weight and how the determination of a Low Utilization situation might be reviewed, the agency will get a foundation of all that is PDGM. There will also be a review of the financial estimates that CMS has made and a review of the effect that PDGM will have on cash flow.

    August 7th - PDGM Coding & OASIS Integrity
    ICD‐10‐CM coding will be the ONLY source for both grouping your patient into the Clinical Grouping of the PDGM system, but it will also effect the Comorbidity adjustment. This webinar will explore the list of acceptable primary diagnoses that has been published as the list for PDGM and outline the process of establishing the comorbidity adjustments. Key things to look for and a plan of action will be discussed as agencies begin preparation for PDGM. A review of how the Functional Impairment calculation for the HHRG under PDGM will be the only financial change driven by OASIS responses and the significance of accurate OASIS data.

    August 13th - PDGM Operational Decision Necessities
    This webinar will discuss case management of patients under PDGM and the impact on cost, outcomes, etc. that this will impact. There will also be deep dive into the removal of the therapy thresholds, that are existent under PPS, and The LUPAs levels will be discussed and comparisons and analogies will be laid out regarding the LUPA under PPS and what the LUPA will look like under PDGM.

    August 14th - PDGM Revenue Cycle Changes
    The billing volume for 75% of the current Medicare episodes is likely going to DOUBLE under PDGM. With RAPs and Finals being required every 30 days instead of 60, agencies may need to expand their Revenue Cycle teams. This webinar will cover details that are available at the time, regarding the actual billing changes that will need to occur under PDGM. There will also be a discussion of the overall impact on the revenue cycle under PDGM.

    Presenter: 
    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 27 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 Guide to OASIS D: A Reference for Field Staff." Ms. Gaboury has no conflict of interest in regard to this program.

    Registration:
    Each registration is for one phone connection. Sharing of registration of fees with other agencies or individuals is prohibited.

    Registrations will not be accepted without payment in full. Fees must be paid in full in order to participate. Webinar instructions and links to materials will be provided in a confirmation email. If the contact person does not receive an email two days prior to the webinar, please contact HCAW to verify your status.

       HCAW Member  Non-Member 
     4-Part Series (Live or Recorded Webinar)  $349   $599
     Live Webinar & Recording  $469

     $719


    Continuing Education
    Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)(OH-157, 12/1/2019)

    RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire program in order for contact hours to be awarded. To apply for nursing contact hours, please return a completed evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours.

    Cancellation Policy:
    If you cancel your registration prior to five business days before the program, you will receive a refund less a 25% administrative fee. All cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds for cancellations or exchanges within four business days from the date of the program. If due to unforeseen circumstances this event must be cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

    • 08 Aug 2019
    • 22 Aug 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Webinar Series
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    CMS requirements for coding, not only the terminal illness, but also the related and unrelated diagnoses continue to create considerable challenges for hospices. Hospices have learned that the official coding guidelines do apply to hospice. Learning to apply the guidelines to hospice cases, including staying away from unacceptable primary diagnoses, getting medical director involvement, and determining who is ultimately responsible for coding have been some of the challenges. In this 3-part series coding expert Lisa Selman-Holman will discuss these regulatory mandates, providing strategies and solutions for compliance, and provide insight into coding guidelines.

    This program is an introduction into the ICD-10-CM code set and begins with sequencing guidelines. We'll then have plenty of practice accessing the index in finding the codes, noting tabular list instructions, and then on to coding hospice scenarios with attention to improvement in documentation needed to choose the most specific codes to describe the terminal illness and related diagnoses. Conventions, such as ‘with’ may mean more diagnoses are “related.” Attendees will leave with the ability to improve plan of care documentation and query physicians for more descriptive information. This series will provide coding of cases in each chapter of ICD-10-CM – the presenter will assign scenarios for participants to complete between sessions, going over the answers in class. Coders will leave with confidence and enthusiasm for ICD-10 implementation.

    Attendees must have an ICD-10 coding manual (2019) to fully participate in practice scenario activities.

    Program Objectives:

    • Describe how the terminal diagnosis and related diagnoses should be identified.
    • Identify methods to improve compliance with coding guidelines and describe the patient’s complex medical needs related to the terminal diagnosis.
    • Review the ICD-10 guidelines and conventions, including the ‘with’ convention. Identify query methods that will secure more descriptive information from physicians and improve clinical documentation.
    • Apply coding guidelines to hospice scenarios coded in ICD-10.
    Presenter

    Lisa Selman-Holman, JD, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-O, HCS-H is a home care veteran with over 30 years spent in home health and hospice, both as an RN and as an attorney practicing exclusively in home care. She is the president of Selman-Holman, A Briggs Healthcare Company, a full-service home care consulting firm, CodeProU, an online education program, and CoDR-Coding Done Right, a coding outsource and audit company. Lisa is the Chair of the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance (BMSCC), responsible for Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D), Homecare Coding Specialist—Hospice (HCS-H) and Homecare Coding Specialist-OASIS (HCS-O) certifications. She is an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer.

    The presenter has declared no conflict of interest for this program and will present fairly and without bias.

    Registration:

    Webinar login instructions will be emailed to registered attendees.

    Please note: Each registration is for one phone connection.

       HCAW Member  Non-Member 
    3-Part Series (Live or Recorded Webinar)  $299   $399 
    3-Part Series (Live & Webinar Recording)  $389  $489

    Continuing Education:
    The Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)(OH-157, 12/1/2019)

    RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire program in order for contact hours to be awarded. To apply for nursing contact hours, please return a completed evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours.

    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. 

    • 08 Aug 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Nutrition and hydration are necessary to sustain life. The provision of food and water is frequently related to the providing of comfort and nourishment as well as to the giving of life and preserving of life. Adequate nutrition has many advantages to the human body. This presentation will explore some of those, such as: healing, prevention and good health. We will also discuss the element of safety related to nutrition and hydration with a focus on the patient with advanced illness and those at end of life.

    Presenter: Cindy Morgan, RN, MSN, CHC, CHPN, AHHC of NC

    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.

    Registration Fee: 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 each webinar, you will receive a recording via link and it will be available 30 days following the webinar.

       HCAW Member Non-Member 
    Registration Rate   $99 per agency line  $198 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.

    • 13 Aug 2019
    • 04 Sep 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Webinar Series
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    This course is structured for the beginner coder or clinician to understand basic coding. This program series will provide attendees with an overview of how to assign ICD-10 codes and review the coding guidelines for ICD-10

    Session 1: Fundamentals of Coding 101

    • Understand the five steps to correctly assign ICD-10 -CM Codes.
    • Explore coding conventions necessary for proper code assignment.
    • Identify how to code specific diagnostic areas.

    Session 2: Coding and Its Impact on Reimbursement

    • Learn how to choose the primary & other diagnoses using ICD-10-CM & OASIS guidelines
    • Review OASIS M items that relate to coding including inpatient diagnosis (M1011), primary diagnosis (M1021) & other diagnoses (M1023).
    • Discuss the proper sequencing of diagnoses and gain a basic understanding of case mix diagnoses

    Session 3: Understanding Common Diagnostic Areas – Where Coding Mistakes Occur: Part 1

    • Identify how to code specific diagnostic areas
      • Diabetes;
      • Neurological Diagnoses;
      • Neoplasms/Cancers;
      • Circulatory Diagnoses
    • Identify common areas where coding errors cause loss of revenue (both sessions 3 & 4)

    Session 4: Understanding Common Diagnostic Areas – Where Coding Mistakes Occur: Part 2

    • Identify how to code specific diagnostic areas
      • Respiratory;
      • Digestive;
      • Orthopedics;
      • Wounds & ulcers

    Presenter: Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, President, JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized health information management expert. Joan has a degree in Health Information Management and has been a home health consultant for over 25 years. She is an AHMA Approved ICD-10 CM trainer, and has educated thousands of clinicians across the country in the different elements of OASIS and coding. Whether teaching beginners or advanced clinicians, Joan receives accolades from her program participants. Joan is past president of the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association and is a Board of Director for the Home Care Alliance of MA.

    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 webinar link, your agency will be invoiced for the 2 additional registrations. 

       HCAW Member  Non-Member 
    Registration Rate   $499 per agency line  $699 per agency line 

    Cancellation Policy: 

    If you cancel your registration prior to five business days before the program, you will receive a refund less a 25% administrative fee. All cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds for cancellations or exchanges within four business days from the date of the program. If due to unforeseen circumstances this event must be cancelled, you will receive a full refund.
    • 15 Aug 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webinar


    Is your Electronic Medical Record ready for PDGM? What should you be expecting from your EMR? What education and training has been provided to help you and your staff prepares for January 2020, and what should your expectations be of your EMR provider?

    Learning Objectives:

    • Explain what you should expect from your EMR.
    • Outline the EMR education required from your EMR provider for your staff to be successful.
    Presenter: Matt Garcia

    Registration:
    As an incentive for being a member of HCAW, you are able to take advantage of the exclusive NAHC Member discounted pricing! Contact the HCAW Office for your special code.

    Member: Single webinar $99; Series of all 9 $199
    Non-Member: Single webinar $199; Series of all 9 $399
    (Includes both the live and recorded webinar)

    Register Here with NAHC

    • 21 Aug 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    Coding is a core element of Home Health, yet it is very complex under ICD-10.

    The FY2020 ICD-CM final code set includes 273 new, 30 revised and 21 deleted codes as well as 98 Tabular Instruction changes

    This session will review the October 2019 coding updates. Changes and challenging coding areas will be reviewed. In addition, key parts of coding under PDGM will be reviewed- as beginning Jan 2020 the PDGM Clinical Groupings will be a key factor in coding and will have enormous impact to your agency.

    Presenter: Sharon Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D, is Founder and Senior Managing Partner at 5 Star Consultants, a national consulting and coding firm specializing in home care and hospice services since 2003. Sharon is a former ACHC and CHAP surveyor, performing Medicare-deemed surveys for over a decade. Sharon has been in the home care and hospice industry for over 25 years. In her consulting firm, Sharon assists home care and hospice agencies in providing quality, meeting regulations, ICD-10 coding, OASIS, increasing outcomes and Star Ratings, and having continued survey readiness. Sharon and her staff perform ICD-10 coding and OASIS reviews, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI), clinical record reviews, mock surveys, and help agencies across the country stay in compliance. Sharon is a regular speaker to education companies, state and national associations, and published author in industry-related publications.

    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.

    Registration Fee: 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 each webinar, you will receive a recording via link and it will be available 30 days following the webinar.

       HCAW Member  Non-Member
     Registration Rate  $129 per agency line  $229 per agency line 

    Contact Hours Available!
    The Association for Home and Hospice Care of North Carolina is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Cancellation Policy:
    If you cancel your registration prior to five business days before the program, you will receive a refund less a 25% administrative fee. All cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds for cancellations or exchanges within four business days from the date of the program. If due to unforeseen circumstances this event must be cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

    • 22 Aug 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar
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    Although the importance of coding in Hospice took on such an important role about 5 years ago, many Hospice agencies are still unsure about the coding guidelines for hospice.

    The FY2020 ICD-CM final code set includes 273 new, 30 revised and 21 deleted codes as well as 98 Tabular Instruction changes

    In this session will focus on a review the coding guidelines for hospice. In addition, we will also review the October 2019 coding updates, focusing on changes and challenging coding regulations.

    Presenter: Sharon Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D, is Founder and Senior Managing Partner at 5 Star Consultants, a national consulting and coding firm specializing in home care and hospice services since 2003. Sharon is a former ACHC and CHAP surveyor, performing Medicare-deemed surveys for over a decade. Sharon has been in the home care and hospice industry for over 25 years. In her consulting firm, Sharon assists home care and hospice agencies in providing quality, meeting regulations, ICD-10 coding, OASIS, increasing outcomes and Star Ratings, and having continued survey readiness. Sharon and her staff perform ICD-10 coding and OASIS reviews, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI), clinical record reviews, mock surveys, and help agencies across the country stay in compliance. Sharon is a regular speaker to education companies, state and national associations, and published author in industry-related publications.

    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.

    Registration Fee: 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 each webinar, you will receive a recording via link and it will be available 30 days following the webinar.

       HCAW Member Non-Member 
    Registration Rate   $129  $229 

    Contact Hours Available!:
    The Association for Home and Hospice Care of North Carolina is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Cancellation Policy:
    If you cancel your registration prior to five business days before the program, you will receive a refund less a 25% administrative fee. All cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds for cancellations or exchanges within four business days from the date of the program. If due to unforeseen circumstances this event must be cancelled, you will receive a full refund. 

    • 29 Aug 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    CMMI and HHVBP Branding

    This event will discuss how to make the best use of HHVBP IPRs and Annual Reports.

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    • 10 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Webinar

    People who identify as LGBT may have specific experiences, needs and preferences that health and social care professionals need to be aware of to provide the best possible care at the end of life. Current discussions of dying and death in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community need to go far just the disease, and describe the processes and issues faced differently by LGBT patients and caregivers. Through a review of existing literature, we discuss several key issues and processes at the end of life, including morbidity, mortality, decision making, and issues of mental health and coping, overlaid with concerns about stigma, discrimination and prejudice (actual and potential), and legal issues that can influence the care accessed and how it is provided.

    Session Objectives:

    • Formulate transgender health literacy by understanding the physical, psychological and social aspects of caring for transgender patients.
    • Demonstrate respectful communication and care for transgender patients
    • Employ skills that foster moving past assumptions and bias to provide whole-person care for transgender patients.

    Presenter: 
    Dr. Ruth Thomson, DO, MBA, HMDC, FACOI, FAAHPM is Medical Director of the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr Thomson is a triple board certified as well as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Ruth’s roles of ally to the LGBTQ community, and mother to a transgender son, give her an added passionate and personal perspective when advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion.

    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 webinar link, your agency will be invoiced for the 2 additional registrations. 

       HCAW Member  Non-Member 
    Registration Rate   $169 per connection   $269 per connection 

    Cancellation Policy:
    If you cancel your registration prior to five business days before the program, you will receive a refund less a 25% administrative fee. All cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds for cancellations or exchanges within four business days from the date of the program. If due to unforeseen circumstances this event must be cancelled, you will receive a full refund. 

    • 11 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Webinar

    Clearly there will be big changes in 2020. 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. 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.

    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 webinar link, your agency will be invoiced for the 2 additional registrations. 

       HCAW Member  Non-member 
    Registration Rate   $169 per connection  $269 per connection

    Continuing Education:
    The presenters and program planners have no conflict of interest regarding this webinar. RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation for contact hours to be awarded. To apply for nursing contact hours, please e-mail a typed list, and attach an evaluation form and 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.

    Cancellation Policy:
    If you cancel your registration prior to five business days before the program, you will receive a refund less a 25% administrative fee. All cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds for cancellations or exchanges within four business days from the date of the program. If due to unforeseen circumstances this event must be cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

    • 12 Sep 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    CMMI and HHVBP Branding

    This event will discuss the practical application of telehealth and telemonitoring in home health.

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    • 12 Sep 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar


    Presenters: 

    • Melinda Gaboury
    • Sharon Litwin

    Registration:
    As an incentive for being a member of HCAW, you are able to take advantage of the exclusive NAHC Member discounted pricing! Contact the HCAW Office for your special code.

    Member: Single webinar $99; Series of all 9 $199
    Non-Member: Single webinar $199; Series of all 9 $399
    (Includes both the live and recorded webinar)

    Register Here with NAHC

    • 26 Sep 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar


    Presenters:

    • Melinda Gaboury
    • Sharon Litwin

    Registration:
    As an incentive for being a member of HCAW, you are able to take advantage of the exclusive NAHC Member discounted pricing! Contact the HCAW Office for your special code.

    Member: Single webinar $99; Series of all 9 $199
    Non-Member: Single webinar $199; Series of all 9 $399
    (Includes both the live and recorded webinar)

    Register Here with NAHC

    • 30 Sep 2019
    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Webinar Series
    Register

    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, which driven by excellent care and documentation and a billing staff that can make it happen. Is your hospice billing staff current on hospice Medicare billing regulations? This three-part series will lay a solid foundation for hospice staff that need to understand Medicare regulations. Medicare eligibility verifications, field-by-field detail on Notice of Election and claim forms, and changes to the billing requirements will be covered.

    This series will review regulations for billing all hospice services, face-to-face encounters, and home health providing care while a patient is on service with hospice. Hospice information including the aggregate cap self-report, palliative care billing, and the latest on HIS updates and transmission requirements will be emphasized.

    If you are part of hospice revenue-cycle management, this webinar series is a must!

    Part 1 – September 30:

    • Review all Eligibility Requirements for admitting patients to Hospice
    • Define Benefit Periods & Review new Common Working File Screens
    • Updates to the Content of the Election Statement
    • Billing Details of Notice of Election
    • Dealing with Claim issues regarding Late Notice of Election
    • Update to Late Notice of Election Exceptions & Corrections

    Part 2 – October 1:

    • Define distinct levels of care and specifics of billing them
    • Details of monthly claim content
    • Outline typical billing issues and how to handle them
    • Detail newest rate changes due to rebasing
    • Define standards for physician billing on hospice claims

    Part 3 – October 2:

    • Review Hospice Face to Face Requirements
    • Recap the Self Reporting of Hospice Aggregate Cap
    • List Palliative Care Specific Codes for Billing Part B
    • Outline HIS Reporting Requirements
    • Detail Top 5 Medical Review Denial Reasons

    Presenter:
    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 27 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 Guide to OASIS D: A Reference for Field Staff." Ms. Gaboury has no conflict of interest in regard to this program.

    Registration:
    Each registration is for one phone connection. Sharing of registration of fees with other agencies or individuals is prohibited.

    Registrations will not be accepted without payment in full. Fees must be paid in full in order to participate. Webinar instructions and links to materials will be provided in a confirmation email. If the contact person does not receive an email two days prior to the webinar, please contact HCAW to verify your status.

       HCAW Member  Non-Member 
    3-Part Series (Live or Recorded Webinar)  $299  $299 
    3-Part Series (Live & Recorded Webinar)  $389   $489 

    Continuing Education:
    This event is produced by the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice, which is an approved provider of continuing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)(OH-157, 12/1/2019)

    RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire program in order for contact hours to be awarded. To apply for nursing contact hours, please return a completed evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours.

    Cancellation Policy:
    If you cancel your registration prior to five business days before the program, you will receive a refund less a 25% administrative fee. All cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds for cancellations or exchanges within four business days from the date of the program. If due to unforeseen circumstances this event must be cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 15 Oct 2019
    • Grand Hyatt Seattle, 721 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

Past events

11 Jul 2019 The Aide’s Role in Client Centered Care
10 Jul 2019 CMS Primary Care First Seriously Ill Population Webinar
27 Jun 2019 CMS Patient/Family Centered Approaches to Enhance Assessment, Goal Setting, and Improve Patient Engagement
20 Jun 2019 HHQI Cardiovascular Health Improvement Initiative Update
18 Jun 2019 PDGM and the Role of the Clinical Manager: Do You Really Know How to Manage?
13 Jun 2019 The Aide's Role in Understanding CVA's
13 Jun 2019 CMS How to Conduct Workforce Model Needs Assessment
03 Jun 2019 OASIS D: Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy
23 May 2019 CMS Interdisciplinary Care Teams to Improve Home Health Care Delivery Part 2
15 May 2019 The Art of Creating and Facilitating Grief Groups
09 May 2019 The Aide's Role in Understanding Legal Issues for the Nurse Assistant
02 May 2019 NAHC: PDGM Practical Overview
02 May 2019 HCAW Annual Awards Nominations
30 Apr 2019 HCAW 2019 Annual Conference
30 Apr 2019 HCAW 2019 Annual Conference Exhibitor Registration
25 Apr 2019 The Hospice PEPPER Report
25 Apr 2019 Interdisciplinary Care Teams to Improve Home Health Care Delivery Part 1
18 Apr 2019 Lessons Learned from Value-Based Purchasing
11 Apr 2019 CMS Data and Tools to Identify Opportunities to Reduce ACH/ED Use
11 Apr 2019 Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI)
08 Apr 2019 WCEI Skin and Wound Care Management Course
04 Apr 2019 *FREE* An Overview of PDGM: Preparing for 2020
28 Mar 2019 CMS Bridging the Care Transitions Gap between Hospital and Home through Physician – Home Health Clinician Communication
27 Mar 2019 *FREE* Fazzi PDGM Readiness Webinar Clinical Groupings, Case Management and LUPAs
26 Mar 2019 What Have We Learned About Emergency Preparedness?
21 Mar 2019 Top 5 Survey Deficiencies & How to Avoid Them: Assessment and Care Planning
20 Mar 2019 Medication Appropriateness, Management & Safety - Part 4
19 Mar 2019 Progress Through People: Planning for and Managing Times of Transition
19 Mar 2019 The IRS Is Issuing New ACA Penalties To Home Health & Hospice Agencies
19 Mar 2019 The IRS Is Issuing New ACA Penalties To Home Health & Hospice Agencies
14 Mar 2019 The Aide’s Role in Infection Prevention & Control
14 Mar 2019 CMS Increasing Patient Function: Linkages to the Two New HHVBP Model Measures in Self-Care and Mobility
13 Mar 2019 Using Data to Move Performance Improvement
12 Mar 2019 The HHA Medicare Cost Report: Compliance, Rate Setting, Benchmarking and What’s New for 2019
06 Mar 2019 CASPER is a Friendly Ghost! Understanding how to run and interpret CASPER reports
27 Feb 2019 *Free* Fazzi Associates PDGM Readiness Webinar Reminder: Referrals and Intake
26 Feb 2019 Co-managing Addiction and Serious Illness
25 Feb 2019 Fazzi Associates Certified OASIS Quality Specialist (COQS) Training
20 Feb 2019 OASIS-D: Checkpoint
14 Feb 2019 The Aide’s Role in Caring for Non-Surgical Orthopedic Patients
12 Feb 2019 CMS Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model Call
12 Feb 2019 Functional Assessment & Treatment of COPD Patients: A Primer for Home Care Field Staff
07 Feb 2019 Inservice Program on Marketing
06 Feb 2019 Home Health Disease Management - 4-Part Webinar Series
06 Feb 2019 NAHC PDGM National Summit
06 Feb 2019 HCAW In-Home Services Legislative Day
05 Feb 2019 NAHC: Mastering Management and Calculation of the Hospice Aggregate CAP— What Every Hospice Provider Should Know
30 Jan 2019 Medication Appropriateness, Management & Safety - Part 3
30 Jan 2019 *FREE* Fazzi Associates: Hospice SIA and Best Practices for Quality End of Life Care
29 Jan 2019 NAHC: Getting Onboard with Alternative Payment Models
17 Jan 2019 New for Private Duty Providers: Hot Topics in Labor Law with Bill Dombi and Angelo Spinola Part IV
17 Jan 2019 HHQI Lower-Literacy Approaches: Working with People with Dementia
10 Jan 2019 The Aide’s Role in Ethical Issues Facing Nursing Assistants
10 Jan 2019 2019 WA State of Reform Health Policy Conference
03 Jan 2019 Under the Wire: OASIS D Training
17 Dec 2018 *FREE* Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th edition
13 Dec 2018 *FREE* The Story of Air Quality & Cardiovascular Health
13 Dec 2018 The Aide’s Role in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
12 Dec 2018 Home Health Targeted Probe and Educate and PEPPER Reports
11 Dec 2018 OASIS D - Define, Detail, Discover - 2 Part Webinar Series
05 Dec 2018 Medication Appropriateness, Management & Safety - Part 2
05 Dec 2018 *FREE* Being Seriously Ill in the U.S.: Financial and Health Care Impacts
05 Dec 2018 HR Leadership Series - Part 3: Resolving Conflict in the Workplace
27 Nov 2018 HR Leadership Series - Part 2: Developing Policies & People Skills
19 Nov 2018 Value-Based Purchasing: What's New for 2019?
14 Nov 2018 What Every Case Manager Needs to Know About Revenue Cycle
13 Nov 2018 HCAW Fall Conference Sponsor Program
13 Nov 2018 Fall Conference: Regulatory Updates for Home Health, Palliative Care & Hospice
08 Nov 2018 NAHC Webinar: The CY 2019 Medicare Home Health Final Rule
08 Nov 2018 The Aide's Role in Managing Stress in the Workplace
07 Nov 2018 Improving the Accuracy of Hospice Cost Reporting: The What and The Why of Recent Changes and New Level I Edits
01 Nov 2018 Medicare Compliance: Getting Your Ducks in a Row this Fall - Part 2
23 Oct 2018 Final Home Health Conditions of Participation Interpretive Guidelines
18 Oct 2018 New for Private Duty Providers: Hot Topics in Labor Law with Bill Dombi and Angelo Spinola Part III
18 Oct 2018 Medicare Compliance: Getting Your Ducks in a Row this Fall - 2 Part Webinar Series
11 Oct 2018 The Aide’s Role in HIPAA and Confidentiality
19 Sep 2018 Medication Appropriateness, Management & Safety 4-Part Webinar Series
18 Sep 2018 Coding Update FY 2019 Understand & Apply Changes
13 Sep 2018 The Aide's Role in Quality Improvement in Home Care
29 Aug 2018 QAPI - Ready or Not!
14 Aug 2018 New and Changed ICD-10-CM Codes Effective 10/1/2018
09 Aug 2018 The Aide’s Role in Caring for Older Adults in Home Care
24 Jul 2018 Hospice Provider and Medicare Part D Walk-through
13 Jul 2018 NAHC Webinar on New CMS Proposed Home Health Rule
12 Jul 2018 New for Private Duty Providers: Hot Topics in Labor Law with Bill Dombi and Angelo Spinola Part II
26 Jun 2018 What it Takes to Be the Best Case Manager
18 Jun 2018 Blueprint for Oasis Accuracy Workshop
31 May 2018 Surveys Under the New Conditions of Participation
01 May 2018 OASIS D Snapshot
24 Apr 2018 2018 HCAW Annual Conference
13 Mar 2018 Working Together: Impact of New Nursing Facility Rules on Hospice Providers
28 Feb 2018 Ethical Existential and/or Spiritual Care for Persons of All Faiths and Ideologies: What All Disciplines Can Do
21 Feb 2018 Integrated Care Management (ICM) Competencies Trainer Course
15 Feb 2018 Beyond HIPAA Training: The ABC’s of HIPAA Compliance
13 Feb 2018 Basics of QAPI in the New Home Health CoPs!
09 Feb 2018 2018 Annual Conference Exhibitor Registration
07 Feb 2018 Hospice ADRs
23 Jan 2018 Why Staff Leave & How to Keep/Attract Them
18 Jan 2018 Violence in Home Health Care: Protecting Your Workforce
16 Jan 2018 2018 HCAW Annual Awards Nominations
09 Jan 2018 2018 HH Conditions of Participation Interpretive Guide Webinar Series
12 Dec 2017 The Reformed Conditions of Participation (CoPs) – Are We Ready for Interdisciplinary Care
14 Nov 2017 Do You PEPPER? You Should!
01 Nov 2017 From Frailty to Functionality: Evidence-based Rehabilitation Strategies for Deconditioned Patients
30 Oct 2017 Request for Proposals - 2018 HCAW Annual Conference Presentations
05 Oct 2017 HIPAA Series: Risk Assessment & Annual Training
21 Sep 2017 Care Redesign: Value Beyond the Visit - 2 part webinar series
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

Ongoing Education

Looking for more education opportunities?  We offer several different ways for you to learn more, advance your career, and earn credits - all from the comfort of your office or home!

RCTCLearn.net Online University - members only benefit
To address the diverse education and training needs of today's technology-driven workplace, HCAW has partnered with the Rochester Community and Technical College, Center for Business and Work Force Education to bring you RCTCLEARN.NET, a comprehensive program of internet-based (online) courses. RCTCLEARN.NET is the leader in Internet based training for Home Health Care and Hospice.

Wound Care Education Institute - members only benefit
WCEI is an educational center of excellence supporting 30k+ clinical professionals in all care settings. National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO®) is the national accrediting board for the prestigious Wound Care Certification (WCC®), Diabetic Wound Certification (DWC®) and Ostomy Management Specialist® (OMS) board certifications. NAWCO is the largest and fastest growing group of multidisciplinary wound care certified professionals in the United States.

HHQI University
The Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign (HHQI) now offers free online learning courses through HHQI University. These educational courses are evidence-based and focus on improving patient outcomes and quality improvement. All courses are free and accessible to everyone who is registered with HHQI.

Infection Prevention Control Toolkit
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network's (QIN) toolkit contains resources and best practices to help reduce Acute Care Hospitalization (ACH) or Embergency Department (ED) visits related to wound, urinary tract and respiratory infections. The toolkit was developed to meet a gap in infection prevention resources for home health agencies, but can be utilized in all care settings.

Fazzi Associates - limited time offer
To help all agencies impacted by recent disasters and to prepare for others to come, Fazzi Associates are extending complimentary access to their newly developed Emergency Preparedness Training Series for Home Health and Hospice Aides. It’s a small gesture, but one they hope will be valuable to all agencies and their patients.

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