Upcoming Events

    • 30 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Webinar


    CMS created the Service Intensity Add-on (SIA) in recognition of patients and families needing more intensive care and services during the last seven days of life, and that hospices must be reimbursed for these very important services. However, two years after the 2016 Hospice Payment Rule instituted the SIA, it is clear that many hospice organizations have not optimized it.

    Join Catherine Dehlin in Fazzi’s complimentary webinar entitled, “Does Your Hospice Team Understand Service Intensity Add-On?”, for a more complete understanding of the benefit and best practice strategies to help ensure patients and families receive high quality end of life care. You’ll receive specific and actionable recommendations in these areas:

    • Direct care
    • Scheduling and staffing
    • Escalation of services
    • Care planning
    • Interdisciplinary team communication
    • QAPI

    Presenter: Catherine Dehlin, RN, BSN, CHPN, CHCM, COQS

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    • 30 Jan 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    Medication management can be overwhelming for your patients living with a serious illness. This webinar series will provide an opportunity to learn more about medication regimens frequently used for patients receiving palliative care or hospice care services. Regardless of your practice setting or patient population served, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits of medication regimens as your patients progress through an illness trajectory. Please join us to discuss appropriate medication use and symptom management for patients facing a serious illness. Learn at your pace right from your office! Recordings will be available until June 30, 2019.

    Part 3: Pain & Symptom Management
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019  | 12:00 - 1:00 PM PST

    This program will review pain assessment and hospice quality measures surrounding pain management at end-of-life. Additionally, we will differentiate nociceptive and neuropathic pain and identify appropriate therapies based on clinician assessments. We will review formulary analgesic selection and safe opioid regimen initiation, rotation and titration.

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

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

    Confirmation: Prior to the webinar, a GoToWebinar link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to register through this link to attend the webinar. You will be sent a confirmation which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts, if available, an evaluation and certificate.

    Registration Registration fees are based on one phone/webinar connection; multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection.  Please note: if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the GTW link, your agency will be invoiced for the 2 additional registrations.  Following the webinar, you will receive a recording via link and it will be available until June 30, 2019.

    HCAW Members $129 per agency line 
    Non-Members  $179 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.

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    • 06 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Olympia, WA

    The Home Care Association of WA, WA State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the WA Home Care Association
    invites you to participate in our:

    In-Home Services Day
    Wednesday, February 6, 2019
    at the State Capitol in Olympia, WA!


    For the past seven years, our associations have joined forces to meet with Washington State legislators to discuss important issues for In-Home Services agencies licensed under the Department of Health (DOH). In the real world, home health, hospice and home care agencies work cooperatively together all the time. Our associations typically have a very similar legislative agenda and legislators really appreciate the fact that we coordinate this day together instead of three different meetings! It’s also a fun way to get to know other in-homes services providers from around the state and in your region.

    The legislative session starts on January 14th, 2019. We are contacting legislators early this year because our legislative day is less than a month away! As a reminder, Washington State has a biennial legislature where the develop the Operating Budget in the long 105-day session.

    Please contact your local legislators and set up a meeting on February 6, 2019. Here is a link to find out who your state legislators are: http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/. Please use your home address and not your business location as they want to meet with their constituents who live in their districts.

    Once you've made appointments, please send Leslie your appointment times at lesemerick@lkemerick.com. I will need your legislative district, your legislators names and your contact information for the day. If you need additional assistance, please call 360-280-6142. We have some legislative districts that overlap between constituents and I try to consolidate those meetings. All meetings will be on the master agenda for the day.

    Please begin calls for legislative appointments ASAP as their schedules will fill up quickly during session!!!

    Please schedule appointments to begin after 8:00 AM so that attendees can participate in the morning advocacy training activities. Most appointments can be scheduled via an email request, although it is often better to call the legislator's office directly. Some legislative assistants may ask for what you are going to talk about. Just explain to them what in home services are (home health, hospice and home care) and we will be talking about issues related to these services.

    We will be in the Washington Library Room in the lower level of the Prichard Building. It’s a great room and we have it reserved until 2:00 pm. Food is available in two cafeterias on the Capital Campus. Dome Deli in the Capital Building and the Prichard Library Cafeteria.

    Prichard Building Physical Address is: 415 Sid Snyder Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98504. Parking is not easy on campus but will be accessible early in the morning at the Visitor’s Center. Please pay for 8 hours of parking at the pay station so you don’t have to worry. It takes credit cards or cash. For additional parking see: Visitor Parking

    Draft Schedule for In-Home Services Day

    7:00-8:00 AM
    Welcome and Introductions (Coffee and muffins or bagels provided)
    • Orientation, overview of Political Landscape
    • Review In-Home Services 2019 Legislative Priorities/Song Sheet
    • Review Handouts for Legislators
    8:00 AM-4:00 PM
    Legislative Visits Begin! I will develop the legislative schedule as you begin to send me your appointment times. I will put more experienced members in meetings with new members if possible. The constituent in the meeting should talk first about their agency and issues. I always try to mix people from the three associations and regionally at a meeting if possible. It’s a great way to get to know your legislators and fellow in-home services providers. Rule number one: Be flexible and have fun! Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress semi-formally for meetings. It may be cold so dress appropriately for the weather.

    I am including a draft “Song Sheet for 2019” (talking points) in case legislators assistants ask what you would like to talk about on that day. It may change as new bills are introduced and something comes up as a high priority for the group.

    This may look overwhelming to the new participants, but don’t worry! We have a training in the morning to go over the talking points for the day and put you with more experienced attendees. Please remember rule number one:

    Be flexible and have fun!

    Looking forward to seeing you all in Olympia soon.

    Thanks!
    Leslie Emerick
    HCAW Public Policy Director

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    • 06 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel 8235 Northeast Airport Way Portland, OR 97220


    The most consequential changes to impact home health in decades are coming in 2020 — are you ready? The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) was created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is slated to debut on January 1, 2020. PDGM will revolutionize the payment methodology for all Medicare Home Health Agencies (HHAs) in the United States.

    Agencies must prepare immediately for these radical regulatory changes, which will significantly impact virtually all aspects of payment methodology. Significant operational and organizational reforms must be undertaken by your agency in early 2019 to successfully transition to PDGM. To help you get ready, join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), in partnership with the Forum of State Associations and the Home Care and Hospice Financial Managers Association, for an intensive one-day summit that will prepare your Medicare HHA for the PDGM revolution.

    “PDGM will revolutionize how home care operates,” says NAHC President William A. Dombi. “Every Medicare Home Health Agency must carve its own path to the new payment model and attending one of these very special seminars is the absolute best way to make the transition to PDGM smooth and successful. An agency not prepared for PDGM is not prepared for the future.”

    HCAW Members can register at the discounted member rate!

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    • 06 Feb 2019
    • 20 Mar 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Webinar
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    Webinar 1 - Home Health Disease Management: Patients with Diabetes
    Wednesday, February 6th | 10:30-11:30 AM PST

    During this webinar, RN Project Coordinators from the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign team will provide an overview of Diabetes Best Practice Intervention Package (BPIP) including improvement strategies, tools and resources. Process for accessing the HHQI University courses of ‘Diabetes Self-Management’ & ‘Diabetes and Your Patients’ (a course for home health aides) will be shared.

    Webinar 2 - Home Health Disease Management: Patients with Heart Failure
    Wednesday, February 20th | 10:30 - 11:30 AM PST

    During this webinar, RN Project Coordinators from the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign team will provide an overview of the Disease Management: Heart Failure Best Practice Intervention Package (BPIP) including improvement strategies, tools and resources. Highlights will include HHQI University courses presented by nationally known speakers titled ‘Exercise Prescription for the Home Health Patient with Heart Failure’ & ‘Maintenance Therapy for Home Health Patients with Heart Failure’ – both of which have been approved for nursing and physical therapy continuing education credits.

    Webinar 3 - Home Health Disease Management: Cardiovascular Disease beyond Heart Failure
    Wednesday, March 6th | 10:30 - 11:30 AM PST

    During this webinar, RN Project Coordinators from the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign team will provide an overview of the Preventative Cardiovascular (Aspirin as Appropriate, Blood Pressure Control, Statin Therapy, and Smoking Cessation) BPIPs including improvement strategies, tools and resources. Additional highlights will include the HHCDR (Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry) and the multiple HHQI University courses available, including a home health aide course, ‘Heart Attack & Stroke Risk Factors, Signs & Symptoms.Payment must be made in advance of the program. Due to the expense of using the telephone/web hook-up, Webinar registrations may not be shared between agencies. Your registration covers the access of only one log in to the webinar. Handouts and related materials will be sent to you shortly before the program to the email address you provide. Refunds will be issued for those that cancel up to three (3) days prior to the program. Cancellations made less than 3 business days, or ‘no shows’ will forfeit the registration fee. Cancellations must be received in writing via e-mail.

    Webinar 4 - Home Health Disease Management: Respiratory Disease
    Wednesday, March 20th | 10:30 - 11:30 AM PST

    During this webinar, RN Project Coordinators from the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign team will provide an overview of strategies and available evidence-based tools and resources for both patients and clinicians to align with your current respiratory disease management program. Highlights will include discussion of tobacco cessation resources, immunization resources, and unique patient self-management resources.

    Presenters: Misty Kevech, RN, MS and Cindy Sun, MSN, RN
    Misty Kevech, RN, MS is an RN Project Coordinator for Quality Insights, the Quality Innovation Network (QIN)-Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for the states of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and Louisiana. Her responsibilities are with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign and involve researching and writing Best Practice Intervention Packages (BPIPs) for home health. BPIPs provide information, tools, and resources on key topics to improve patient outcomes. One of Misty’s focus areas is on underserved populations and their specific needs including patients who are in underserved areas, those who are dual-eligible, experience significant health disparities, and those served by small home health agencies.

    Cindy Sun, MSN, RN is the Lead Cardiovascular Project Coordinator for Quality Innovation Network (QIN)-Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for the states of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and Louisiana. Her responsibilities are with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign since 2009. Her primary responsibilities include organizing the 100+ Network Coordinators, assisting home health agencies with integrating data-driven quality improvement into their QI plans, and assisting with the integration of preventative cardiovascular care into the home health setting through the development of educational resources and the Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry.

    Registration

       HCAW Members Non-Members 
     Webinar 1 ONLY  $125 per agency line  $225 per agency line
     Webinar 2 ONLY  $125 per agency line  $225 per agency line
     Webinar 3 ONLY  $125 per agency line  $225 per agency line
     Webinar 4 ONLY  $125 per agency line  $225 per agency line
     All 4 Webinars  $349 per agency line  $599 per agency line

    Cancellation Policy
    Payment must be made in advance of the program. Due to the expense of using the telephone/web hook-up, Webinar registrations may not be shared between agencies. Your registration covers the access of only one log in to the webinar. Handouts and related materials will be sent to you shortly before the program to the email address you provide. Refunds will be issued for those that cancel up to three (3) days prior to the program. Cancellations made less than 3 business days, or ‘no shows’ will forfeit the registration fee. Cancellations must be received in writing via e-mail.

    • 07 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Audio Conference

    Fraud enforcers are still targeting marketing activities in spades throughout the home care industry, including home health agencies, hospices and HME companies. AND if providers get referrals in ways that aren't allowed, any claims for the services are false claims.

    The stakes are high and providers must get it right! Join us for an inservice program for both management and marketers about the latest in what's required.

    What are the new limits on costs of items given to physicians?

    What about Preferred Provider Agreements?

    Can providers contract for marketing services?

    What about the use of Medical Directors?

    Can liaisons attend discharge planning meetings at hospitals?

    How can providers rent space in assisted living facilities (ALF's)/independent living facilities (ILF's) and offer wellness programs to residents?

    Extensive handouts will be provided and questions are welcome.

    Presenter: Elizabeth Hogue is an attorney in private practice with extensive experience in health care. Prior to becoming an attorney, she was employed as a personnel manager by a Blue Cross-Blue Shield Plan. She studied at the University of Maryland School of Law, concentrating in health law, and gained considerable clinical experience, course work, and employment experience in this area. Following her admission to the Bar, she developed an active practice in health law. She represents clients all over the country. Her clients are professional associations, managed care providers, and institutional health care providers; including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, private duty agencies, durable medical equipment companies, and hospices. Ms. Hogue gives numerous presentations each year on health-related topics. Her articles are regularly included in trade association publications and other journals. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

    Registration

     2/7/19 2/14/19 Encore Date  CD & Handouts Only 
     $199 per call-in  $199 per call-in   $207 ($199 + $8 S&H) 

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    • 12 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Webinar
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    Home care has seen a dramatic increase of patients with COPD, resulting in greater focus on the therapy needs of these individuals. These numbers are likely to increase. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, an estimated 12 million adults have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and many more may be living with the disease without knowing it. While there is no cure for COPD, there are treatments that can effectively ease symptoms, cut the risk of complications, and improve a patient’s quality of life.

    This webinar will cover prevalence of the condition, including risk factors, as well as the impact of COPD on skeletal muscle function, specifically lower extremity function. This evidence- based educational program will provide insight and relevant information on assessment & treatment strategies for home care patients suffering from the effects of COPD.

    Objectives:

    • Provide a basic description of healthy lungs function & gas exchange
    • Explain how COPD impairs this gas exchange function
    • Describe 3 ways the skeletal muscle function is impaired in COPD
    • Describe the effects of hyperinflation of the lungs on at least 3 ADL’s,
    • Implement at least 3 different functional field tests appropriate for assessment of COPD home health patients
    • Set parameters for 2 different types of home exercise program strategies appropriate for COPD home health patients

    Presenter: Ernest Roy, PT, DPT, is the Home Care Therapy Team Leader for Pemi-Baker Community Health, in Plymouth, NH. He is a certified Chronic Care Management Trainer and has been certified as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Ernie has extensive experience in a variety of roles, including Acute Care, Outpatient, Home Health and Industrial Rehabilitation. He has been in practice as a Physical Therapists for 30 years.

    Continuing Education: The presenters and program planners have no conflict of interest regarding this webinar. To apply for contact hours, please mail an evaluation form and a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours. No commercial support has been provided for this program.

    Convenience: Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). There is no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site using one phone line and a computer with internet access.

    Confirmation: Prior to the webinar, a GoToWebinar link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to register through this link to attend the webinar. You will be sent a confirmation which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts, if available, an evaluation and certificate. The webinar will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST.

    Registration: The registration deadline is February 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. Please note: if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the GTW link, your agency will be invoiced for the additional 2 registrations. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup.

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

    Cancellation Policy: Fees will be refunded only if written cancellation is received by HCAW two weeks prior to the workshop and no refunds after the 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.

    • 12 Feb 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webinar

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    During this call, learn about the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) that will be implemented on January 1, 2020. CMS will use the PDGM to reimburse home health agencies for providing home health services under Medicare Fee-For-Service. Topics include:
    • Overview of PDGM model
    • Walkthrough of payment adjustments, including low utilization payment adjustments, partial payment adjustments, and outliers payments

    A question and answer session follows the presentation.

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    • 14 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    Home Health and Hospice aides deliver what many patients, and their families, consider the most essential treatment in this phase of their life. These compassionate aides assist with bed positioning, sit to stand transfers and falls prevention when walking with the patient. Orthopedic issues, including joint pain, limitations in the range of motion, arthritis, tendonitis, spinal stenosis, fractures, and osteoporosis, can create a variety of challenging situations that require advanced knowledge for optimal patient care. This webinar will address some common strategies for patient movement while protecting our aides from injury.

    Confirmation: Prior to the webinar, a GoToWebinar link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to register through this link to attend the webinar. You will be sent a confirmation which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts, if available, an evaluation and certificate.

    Registration: The registration deadline is February 13, 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.

       HCAW Member  Non-Member 
     Registration Fee  $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 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.

    • 20 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    Join us for an OASIS D Check-Point. OASIS-D has been in effect since January 1, 2019. We’ll spend an hour together:

    • Reviewing OASIS items clinicians have expressed, or documentation suggests difficulties. We’ll share recommendations for decreasing difficulty.
    • Submit your burning issues to richard@ahhcnc.org beforehand so the presenter can address or find the best resources to help.
    • Updates from CMS on additional OASIS D clarification that may be helpful to your organization
    • Provide time at the end of the hour for any of your additional questions and needs for our next OASIS D Check-Point.
    • It’s all about sustaining, we are here to help.

    Participants will gain the following:

    • A baseline of what is going well, areas where clinicians experience difficulties, and we’ll point out key examples to monitor.
    • Learn and exchange ideas and clinical practice recommendations to help you with your OASIS-D process refinement opportunities.
    • An opportunity to share questions or areas of interest that you would like covered in these clinical sessions where we bring the right amount of industry recommendations and information back to you.
    Presenter: Rhonda Perrin Oakes, RN, CHPN is an independent consultant. She is a passionate educator that believes in process improvement. Rhonda demonstrates how to analyze and discern between what is regulatory and what is self-imposed criterion. Rhonda has more than 25 years of health care experience with a focus on regulations and information governance. She is actively engaged with post-acute care industry experts. She is passionate about collaborating and identifying healthcare innovation that is applicable across the healthcare continuum and disciplines. She describes her primary goal as keeping the patient safe while providing regulatory guidance in a manner that meets standards without adding layers of burden to the bedside clinician. Her ongoing efforts result in delivering education that sticks while inspiring and helping her peers.

    Contact Hours: 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 Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    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  $149 per agency line  $219 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.

    • 25 Feb 2019

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    A special offering for OASIS-D certification – program begins February 25!

    We are excited to tell you about our terrific new member benefit – an easy and affordable way to get OASIS certified and ensure OASIS D proficiency. We have partnered with Fazzi Associates to bring you the extremely popular Certified OASIS Quality Specialist (COQS) online preparation course, certification exam and OASIS-D Field Guide at the discounted price of $425.

    Why consider the COQS as an alternative to other OASIS certification programs?

    • The COQS provides extra benefits at no cost to help you stay up to date with OASIS changes and best practices throughout the 3-year certification period. These benefits include Fazzi’s annual competency test and periodic webinars and “Ask the Expert” sessions.
    • The COQS 8-week preparation course and exam can both be taken online from the convenience of home or office – making it affordable and easy to access.
    • Those with other OASIS certifications in good standing are welcome to sit for the COQS recertification exam (80 questions v. 100 questions).
    • Only the COQS includes The OASIS Walk® that teaches how to use OASIS as an effective care planning tool in the home.

    Interested? Here’s more information about the COQS:

    • The 8-week online preparation course begins February 25. There is one module per week and while it is recommended that you take one module each week, it is not required. If you miss a week or two, you can catch up. Plus you’ll have access to all the recordings of the trainings for one year.
    • You can schedule the exam any time at your convenience after you’ve taken the course.
    • Led by OASIS expert, instructor, enthusiast, devotee, coach and mentor, Anita Werner, the quality of the course instruction and materials is outstanding.
    • Developed, reviewed, psychometrically analyzed and beta tested by industry leading OASIS experts, the COQS is an accurate and important measure of OASIS proficiency.
    • You’ll also get our popular OASIS Field Guide included in the cost.
    • You’ll find a complete Q+A here.
    Registration:

       HCAW Members  Non-Members
    Registration Fee   $425 per person  $499 per person

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    • 20 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    Medication management can be overwhelming for your patients living with a serious illness. This webinar series will provide an opportunity to learn more about medication regimens frequently used for patients receiving palliative care or hospice care services. Regardless of your practice setting or patient population served, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits of medication regimens as your patients progress through an illness trajectory. Please join us to discuss appropriate medication use and symptom management for patients facing a serious illness. Learn at your pace right from your office! Recordings will be available until June 30, 2019.

    Part 4: Methadone Use at End-of-Life
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM PST

    Methadone can be a challenging analgesic to work with, but it’s worth the extra effort! This webinar will provide the audience with basic information regarding methadone use for your patients with advanced pain management needs.

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

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

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

    Confirmation: Prior to the webinar, a GoToWebinar link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to register through this link to attend the webinar. You will be sent a confirmation which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts, if available, an evaluation and certificate.

    Registration Registration fees are based on one phone/webinar connection; multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection.  Please note: if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the GTW link, your agency will be invoiced for the 2 additional registrations.  Following the webinar, you will receive a recording via link and it will be available until June 30, 2019.

    HCAW Members $129 per agency line 
    Non-Members  $179 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.

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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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    • 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.

    Keynote Presenter: Scott Carbonara

    Full program coming soon!

    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 

    Hotel
    Hotel 116
    625 116th Ave NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004

    Single/Double: $139/night + taxes

    Exhibitor and Sponsor information coming soon!

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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