Upcoming Events

    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    It’s been over a year since providers were to have fully implemented the Emergency Preparedness requirements and what a year it has been!

    In 2018, the US experienced the deadliest wildfire in California and the worst hurricane to hit the East Coast since 1969.

    • How did your agency fare?
    • Did you have to implement your Emergency Preparedness plan?
    • What lessons did you learn?

    As we start off 2019, now is the time to review and revise your agency’s plan in order to ensure you are meeting the mandatory requirements and more importantly to ensure your plan is the most reliable in the event you need to activate it in 2019.

    Presenter: Lisa Meadows, MSW Clinical Compliance Educator with Accreditation with  Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

    Lisa Meadows has over 20 years’ experience in medical social work, including acute care hospitalization, home health care, and hospice and palliative care. She is currently the Clinical Compliance Educator for the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc., where she is responsible for educating organizations on the ACHC accreditation process and assisting them with interpreting the ACHC Standards for Accreditation. In addition, Lisa teaches ACHC surveyors about standards, regulatory updates, and industry changes. Prior to this role, Lisa was an ACHC hospice surveyor assisting organizations with ACHC Standards compliance and developing best practices. A speaker for state conferences and associations, Lisa conducts workshops on the accreditation process and other health care industry topics.

    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 the webinar, you will receive a recording via link and it will be available for 30 days following the webinar.

       HCAW Members  Non-Members 
     Registration Rate  $129 per agency line  $229 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 GoToWebinar 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.
    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Webinar

    Under PDGM, it is critical that you fully understand the clinical groupings, how they impact case mix and, of course, reimbursement. Also, best practice case management including efficient visit utilization and managing LUPAs will become even more important in the new world.

    Join PDGM industry experts Gina Mazza and Cindy Campbell in our next complimentary webinar as they explain, discuss and provide insights about:

    • The Clinical Groupings component of the PDGM case mix
    • Key concepts for best practice case management
    • Effective approaches for efficient visit utilization including managing LUPAs

    Please note that you will receive the webinar recording via email if you cannot attend the live session.

    Presenters:
    Gina Mazza BSN, RN, CPHQ
    Senior Vice President Regulations and Compliance

    In Gina’s role at Fazzi, she is responsible for the operational consulting and regulatory and compliance services. She manages one of the largest OASIS and compliance groups in the country, has spearheaded a number of Fazzi’s national best practice initiatives, serves as the clinical expert on Fazzi’s National State of the Industry Study, has published white papers on the realities and implications of regulations on service delivery and, has served as the clinical content expert for Fazzi’s presentations in VBP states and now, PDGM. Gina is a national speaker with depth of knowledge and real-world experience on the current issues facing our industry. She combines strong clinical and regulatory expertise with the realities of being a senior executive in both free standing and hospital-based agencies

    Cindy Campbell RN, BSN, MHA-Clinical Informatics, COQS
    Director of Operational Consulting

    Consulting and the Fazzi Total Management System, teaching executives and managers functional management methodology, targeted to the continuum of care at home. Cindy is a passionate advocate for advancing practice through innovation, increasing the integration of technology into operations and clinical practice. Cindy is a past Board Member of the National Association for Homecare & Hospice, chaired the Pediatric Homecare & Hospice Association of America and sat on the American Telemedicine Association’s Executive Committee-Homecare and Remote Monitoring Special Interest Group.

    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    CMMI and HHVBP Branding

    Please join the HHVBP TA Team on Thursday, March 28th from 2:00-3:00 PM ET, for a live learning event, entitled “Bridging the Care Transitions Gap between Hospital and Home through Physician – Home Health Clinician Communication.” During this event, a hospitalist and a practicing primary care physician from one of the Model states will participate in a roundtable discussion about the care transitions from hospital to home. They will discuss the communications that are most helpful from home health staff in supporting their mutual patients during these critical times.

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    • 08 Apr 2019
    • 12 Apr 2019
    • Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square


    Become Board Certified in 5 Days!

    This course offers an evidence-based approach to wound management to help clinicians stay current with the standards of care and legally defensible at bedside. The Wound Care Education Institute® (WCEI®) provides dynamic instructors who use engaging teaching methods proven to help students learn better and retain new material.

    Course Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss how standards of care, evidence based practice, and a multidisciplinary wound care team can affect clinical choices in wound management.
    • Discuss the basic anatomy and physiology of the skin.
    • Identify at least 5 parameters required for accurate wound assessment.
    • Identify pressure ulcer stages according to NPUAP guidelines.
    • Identify 5 factors which enhance or impede the wound healing process.
    • Explain 4 types of basic principles of wound bed preparation.
    • Identify 3 major components of a nutritional assessment for optimizing wound healing.
    • Identify 4 different categories for topical wound management.
    • Select treatment options based upon wound assessment, etiology, and goal of wound care.
    • Differentiate arterial, neuropathic, and venous ulcers in terms of causative factors, pathophysiology, appearance, and
    • principles of management.
    • Describe 3 factors involved in development of a pressure ulcer and interventions to prevent their occurrence.
    • Describe at least 5 interventions that optimize acute surgical wound healing.
    • Differentiate between wound etiologies and clinical manifestations of acute and traumatic wounds.
    • Differentiate types of burns and principles of management.
    • Select treatment options and differentiate wound etiologies and clinical manifestations of chronic, malignant, and inflammatory wounds.
    • Discuss 3 adjunctive treatment modalities that enhance wound healing.
    • Discuss current multidisciplinary care approaches to wound care.
    • Discuss components required for accurate wound documentation.

    Registration - discount for HCAW Members!

     HCAW Members  $2,497

    Included with your tuition:

    • Onsite classroom training
    • Continuing education contact hours upon completion (see Continuing Education Statements)
    • WCEI® Skin & Wound Management course workbook
    • Learning aides: glossary, sample questions and more
    • Tools: a business tote bag, pen, and highlighter
    • Pre-exam certification review
    • Exclusive access to resource materials
    • Networking lunches at most locations
    • Pre-course nutrition module for RD/RDN

    Exam Application Fees
    NAWCO® exam fee included in tuition rate. Use discount code when applying for exam.

    Cancellation Policy
    Cancellations must be received 30 days prior to the course and in writing by email to admissions@wcei.net, or fax 877-649-6021, or U.S. mail to WCEI, 25828 Pastoral Drive, Plainfield, IL 60585.

    A $200 processing fee will be applied. Refunds will only be given within the policy described above.

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    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Webinar
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    Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) is the process of improving patient records to ensure optimal patient outcomes; contribute to data quality metrics and drive accurate reimbursement. CDI has been utilized in the hospital environment since 2007 for improving diagnosis capture and more detailed physician documentation. The practice of CDI is not new to Home Health and Hospice but the work efforts need to be more formalized in to a program which may be used to support improved patient outcomes and data quality. States under Value Based Purchasing measures have learned that measures improve with a concentration on CDI. Home health and hospice organizations also need to develop a robust CDI program now with Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) beginning in 2020. Discussed will be lessons learned from IPPS.

    Objectives:

    • Understand how utilizing CDI strategies achieves better patient outcomes
    • Learn the steps for creating a CDI program for home health & hospice
    • Understand the importance of compliant queries for meeting regulatory compliance

    Audience: This presentation is a necessary topic for Administrators; Compliance; Clinical Management; Billing; Coders; OASIS Reviewers; Medical Records

    Speaker: Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, HCDS-D, ACE, AHIMA
    Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer President & CEO, JLU Health Record Systems

    Registration

       HCAW Member  Non-Member 
     Registration Rate  $79 per agency line   $149 per agency line 

    Cancellation Policy: Submit cancellation requests by email to Christine at christine@hcaw.org. $25 or 25% cancellation fee, whichever is more, between 7 days and 24 hours of event. No refund for same day cancellation or no-show. Refund assumes registration paid in advance. Unpaid registrations remain payable, adjusted only for approved cancellation as above.

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

    CMMI and HHVBP Branding

    This is the fifth event in the ACH & ED Use Learning Event series.

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    • 18 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Webinar
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    Beginning January 1, 2016, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid implemented the HHVBP Model for all home health agencies (HHAs) in nine states: Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Washington, Arizona, Iowa, Nebraska, and Tennessee. Listen to lessons learned on how agencies improved their total performance scores (TPS). TPS determines if payments adjustments (adjusted upward or downward by up to 3% in 2018) are provided to the agency. The annual report, July 2018, Evaluation of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model, demonstrates improvements in specific OASIS measures. Even if your state is not currently under VBP, the improvements made by agencies under VBP can be utilized in your QAPI program or to improve your star rating.

    Objectives:

    1. Discuss different methods utilized by agencies to increase their total performance score
    2. Learn which OASIS outcome & process measures were improved by VBP and tips for
    3. improving your agency scores
    4. Recognize ways to improve patient experience/HHCAHPS scores

    Audience: This presentation is a necessary topic for Administrators; Compliance; Clinical Management; Medical Records

    Speaker: Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, HCDS-D, ACE
    AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer President & CEO, JLU Health Record Systems

    Registration:

       HCAW Members  Non-Members 
     Registration Rate  $79 per agency line   $149 per agency line 

    Cancellation Policy: Submit cancellation requests by email to Christine at christine@hcaw.org. $25 or 25% cancellation fee, whichever is more, between 7 days and 24 hours of event. No refund for same day cancellation or no-show. Refund assumes registration paid in advance. Unpaid registrations remain payable, adjusted only for approved cancellation as above.


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

    CMMI and HHVBP Branding

    This is the first event of a two-part series focusing on interdisciplinary care teams.

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    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 01 May 2019
    • Hotel 116, Bellevue, WA
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     Tentative Exhibitor Schedule

    Tuesday, April 30th
    7:00am - 11:30am Check-In & Setup
    11:30am - 4:00pm Exhibit Showcase

    Wednesday, May 1st
    6:30am - 7:30am Check-In & Setup
    7:30am - 6:00pm Exhibit Showcase
    TBA Exhibit Move-Out

     Exhibitor Registration Fees
    One Day Only (May 1st)
    HCAW Member: $895

    Non-Member: $995

    Two Days (April 30th - May 1st)
    HCAW Member: $895
    Non-Member: $995

    All space assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. HCAW reserves the right to assign space as equitably as possible.

     Cancellation Policy

    All cancellations and/or requests for refunds must be made in writing to HCAW. A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be granted on or before April 5, 2019. A 50% refund of total exhibit fees, less a $75 administrative fee will be granted upon written notice received by HCAW April 5–April 19, 2019. Commencing April 19, 2019, no refunds will be made. Full payment is due April 30, 2019.

     Agreement
    By completing this registration form, you and your company agree to the following:
    Exhibitor assumes responsibility and agrees to indemnify and defend the Home Care Association of Washington and Hotel 116 and their respective employees and agents against any claims or expenses arising out of the use of the exhibition premises. The Exhibitor understands that neither the Home Care Association of Washington nor Hotel 116 maintain insurance covering the Exhibitor's property and it is the sole responsibility of the Exhibitor to obtain such insurance.


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    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 02 May 2019
    • Hotel 116, Bellevue, WA
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    HCAW's Annual Conference is the premier event to learn about upcoming changes to the in-home services industry, discover the newest trends and innovations, and connect with others. Join us April 30 - May 2, 2019 as we come together to build a stronger in-home services community.

    Registration:

       HCAW Member Rate
    Early Bird
     Non-Member Rate
    Early Bird 
     Single Day (5/1 or 5/2)  $275  $375
     Pre-Conference Only (4/30)  $275  $375
     Conference (5/1-5/2)  $475  $575
     Full Conference (4/30-5/2)  $600  $700
     Awards Luncheon Only  $50  $50


    Early Bird Rates: until Monday, March 11
    Standard Rates: Monday, March 11 -  Monday, April 15
    Late Rates: Monday, April 15 - onsite 

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received before April 5th will receive a full refund; on or after April 5th, there is a 20% administration fee for cancellation. No cancellations after April 15th (substitutions welcome).

    Photo Release Agreement: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the Home Care Association of Washington meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to Home Care Association of Washington to use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendees image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audio tapes of such events and activities.

    • 02 May 2019
    • Online Submission
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    2019 HCAW Annual Awards        

    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 29, 2019. 

    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, May 2, 2019 during our Annual 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!

     AWARD CATEGORIES
    PHYSICIAN of the Year

    Name that special doctor who promotes and supports your organization and our industry. 

    PATTY MULHERN NURSE of the Year 
    Give recognition to the RN or LPN field staff whose service is exemplary; honoring the spirit of Patty Mulhern and her passion for home health. 

    THERAPIST of the Year
    Choose an OT, PT, ST, or MSW who performs his/her duties in an outstanding manner.

    HOME CARE AIDE of the Year
    Find the CNA, Personal Care Aide, or Respite Worker who is a complete standout.

    VOLUNTEER of the Year
    Give acknowledgment to that cherished person who gives that most special gift of time.

    MANAGER/SUPERVISOR of the Year
    Describe the unique person who has contributed significantly to the success of your organization as a leader and/or mentor.  

    SUPPORT STAFF of the Year
    Commend the medical records/health information personnel, receptionist, customer service staff, or assistant who stands out beyond all others. 

    HERO of the Year
    Send us your story about an ordinary person who has performed extraordinary actions.

    COMMUNITY SERVICE PERSON of the Year 
    Choose that special person who may not work for your organization, but continually helps your agency stay successful and true to your mission & vision.

    HOW TO NOMINATE

    Submit your nomination using this online form or download the PDF form and send to the HCAW Office. Our Awards Committee will review all received nominations after the March 29, 2019 deadline and will follow up with all nominees shortly afterwards.

    If you have any questions, please contact Christine at christine@hcaw.org or 425-775-8120.

    • 09 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    No health care provider is immune from the potential for legal issues. When providing care for patients it must be done in a legal and ethical manner. This presentation will list ethical principles we should consider when delivering care as well as the more common allegations such as negligence, assault & battery and abuse that Nurse Aides should understand. Increased knowledge promotes adherence to standards of care and compliance with regulations & your agency’s policies and procedures.

    Speaker: Cindy Morgan, RN, MSN, CHC, CHPN

    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 the webinar, you will receive a recording via link and it will be available for 30 days following the webinar.

       HCAW Members  Non-Members 
     Registration Rate  $95 per agency line  $195 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 GoToWebinar 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.
    • 15 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Webinar
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    How do you decide what type of grief groups to offer each year? Do you have groups for certain types of losses or different age groups? Do you have time limited groups with structured content, or do you have open ended groups? Do you have an effective process to screen the participants and train facilitators?

    Learn how your agency can develop a group that will fill a care void in your community. Join Deb Pelletier, MSW, to learn how your agency can create and facilitate grief groups. Deb can share best practices and respond to your challenges in structuring groups to ensure a positive experience drawing on her twenty years of experience.

    Objectives:

    • This webinar will describe the various types of effective bereavement support groups.
    • Determine the most effective group for your agency/ community.
    • Discuss tools to screen participants for closed grief groups.
    • Recruit and oversee volunteers as facilitators.
    • Achieve realistic goals while dealing with the challenges of group dynamics.

    Presenter: Deborah Pelletier, MSW
    Deb Pelletier  served as the Bereavement Coordinator for Home Health & Hospice Care, Merrimack NH for over twenty years and maintains responsibility for the weekly and monthly grief groups offered by the program. The program has grown over the years to now host 9 – 10 closed groups annually as well as monthly sessions offered to the public with an average of 20 – 30 attendees. Deb also trains and supervises the many hospice volunteers who assist as facilitators of these groups. Prior to this role, she was the Social Worker on the agency’s Hospice Team.

    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. There will be a $25 per agency charge for CEU processing, regardless of the number of CEUs requested.

    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.

    Registration
    The registration deadline is May 10, 2019. 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. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup.

       HCAW Member  Non-Member 
    Registration
    (no CEs requested)
     $160 per agency line  $260 per agency line
    Registration
    (CEs requested)
    $185 per agency line  $285 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.

    • 23 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    CMMI and HHVBP Branding

    This is the second event of a two-part series focusing on interdisciplinary care teams.

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    • 03 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 04 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Providence Home Services King County, 2811 S 102nd St, Suite 220, Tukwila, WA 98168
    • 50
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    BLUEPRINT FOR OASIS ACCURACY – OASIS-D DATA SET

    OASIS data collection continues to evolve! This workshop provides instruction on the significant changes implemented with OASIS-D January 1, 2019 based on the most current CMS guidance available. This effective, up-to-the-minute education is targeted for field data collectors, their supervisors, OASIS educators and reviewers, quality improvement staff, and those preparing for the COS-C Exam.

    Experience the comprehensive and nationally acclaimed two-day Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy workshop and learn to confidently teach, audit and collect OASIS-D items accurately. Through guided, expert instruction, and participation in problem-solving discussions and application scenarios, achieve mastery of the OASIS items, conventions, and the latest data collection rules.

    The workshop educational objectives include:

    • Selecting OASIS responses that accurately represent clinical assessment findings
    • Providing accurate data for quality measurement and reimbursement
    • Documenting OASIS data collection compliant with CMS resources and instructions

    Rather than provide opinions, assumptions, or unfounded interpretations, the “Blueprint” presenters will model reliance on CMS guidance documents and provide and demonstrate strategies for how to find defendable answers to your OASIS questions.

    Workshop Brochure

    PRESENTERS: Nancy Buseth, RN, PT-BS, COS-C and Kim Corral, RN, BSN, MAED, COS-C

    Nancy Buseth has 19 years of home care experience working as a staff therapist, assessment therapist, rehab director and director of referral management. She has extensive experience in medical record reviews to assess Medicare compliance, OASIS accuracy, and ongoing documentation that meets Medicare criteria for medical necessity to ensure that standards are met and to prevent loss of revenue. She has a unique insight into the practice patterns and characteristics of both nursing and therapy practitioners and leadership, given dual licensure as an RN and PT. She has experience in working with Quality Improvement interdisciplinary teams to develop action plans to improve OASIS accuracy, patient assessments and outcomes. Nancy holds the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) designation and is a Clinical Consultant with OASIS Answers, Inc.

    Kim is a registered nurse with a Master of Arts in Education, practicing in home health since 1984, with much of her career in home health. She has been a leader in both clinical and operational positions at the regional and national level with large corporate home health agencies, providing the clinical voice of quality, while increasing efficiencies. Kim has extensive experience speaking for national home care audiences on OASIS data collection and strategies, documentation standards, and operational processes to support OASIS and ICD-10-CM coding accuracy. She holds the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) and is a Senior Associate Consultant with OASIS Answers, Inc.

    REGISTRATION:

       Registration Rate
     HCAW Member (before 5/06/19)  $475 
     HCAW Member (after 5/06/19)   $500 
     Non-Member  $550 

    **These prices do not include the cost of the exam. You will need to register with OASIS Answers directly to sit for the exam on June 5th.**

    Register for the Exam Online

    Download Exam Registration Form

    CANCELLATION FEE
    Fees will be refunded only if written cancellation is received by HCAW on or before May 20, 2019. No refunds after May 20, 2019 but substitutions welcome. In the event of a written cancellation, HCAW will retain $30 of the initial fee to cover administrative overhead. 

    • 13 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    In this webinar, it will be discussed how 80% of all strokes can be prevented with healthy behaviors, long term effects of a stroke may be minimized with immediate treatment and more people are surviving and beating stroke.

    Speaker: John Conrad and Libby Hart, RN

    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 the webinar, you will receive a recording via link and it will be available for 30 days following the webinar.

       HCAW Members  Non-Members 
     Registration Rate  $95 per agency line  $195 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 GoToWebinar 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.
    • 27 Jun 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    CMMI and HHVBP Branding

    This event will discuss patient/family centered approaches to enhance assessment, goal setting, and improve patient engagement.

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

    CMMI and HHVBP Branding

    This event will provide HHVBP Model updates.

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    • 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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    • 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.

    Learn More & Register

Past events

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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