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Diabetic Foot Care, Part 2 - Assessment and Management of Foot Issues and Wounds

  •   Webinar
  •   3/8/2018
  •   Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN

Lower extremity amputations attributed to complexities of the diabetic foot are well demonstrated to be preventable. Knowledge regarding current preventive strategies is not widely understood or taught to staff nurses.  This presentation discusses the key components of comprehensive diabetic foot assessment and management program with focus on neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), musculoskeletal issues, and biomechanical foot abnormalities.  This is Part 2 of a 2-part series.

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Medicare Home Health Cost Report

  •   Webinar
  •   2/27/2018
  •   John Reisinger, CPA

It is more important than you think!

The Medicare Home Health Cost Report (MCR) is a form similar to the Tax Return in that it was designed to enable the demographic, operational & financial information for the thousands of Home Health Agencies (HHAs) across the nation to be presented in one standardized format for analysis and review.  The MCR has long been undervalued and underestimated as to its impact on regulatory and reimbursement changes.  This predates the Prospective Payment System (PPS).  But since the inception of the OASIS document, and especially since the inception of PPS, the MCR has been a tool that has greatly shaped (both positively and negatively) our regulatory and reimbursement changes.

 

The better our industry understands this, the more that we should appreciate the importance of the MCR and the need for accurate information therein.  Please join us for this education session.

 

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Social Worker: The Route to Quality Assessments

  •   Webinar
  •   2/21/2018
  •   Christina Nuqui, MSW

This webinar is part of the Clinical Defensible Documentation Series, where we are highlighting how each discipline can improve their documentation skills, maintain compliance, and provide better patient care.  This session will educate your Social Workers on how to perform quality assessments and document them correctly. 

Home care agencies have become vital in ensuring that individuals can remain home safely and independently.  Social workers have consistently been the frontline workers in times of crisis and have always provided a social safety net to ensure that everyone, particularly the vulnerable in our society, has access to needed services and resources.

 

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Compliance Series, Part 5: Scribing - Real Time QA

  •   Webinar
  •   2/14/2018
  •   Michael McGowan

The Penalty Box is our monthly webinar series on the latest compliance and regulatory issues facing home health. The fifth session in this series, led by Michael McGowan of Operacare, provides an education on Scribing and how this process can revolutionize the care provision in Homecare while significantly increasing quality and compliance. 

Homecare is the only segment of the Healthcare continuum which isolates its nurses to assess and chart, do complete care planning, and manage a patient’s outcomes.  This has created long gaps between OASIS assessment completion and being able to care for the patient.  Good outcomes are difficult to attain because of this in many cases.

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Diabetic Foot Care, Part 1 - Prevention of Diabetes Related Lower Extremity Amputation

  •   Webinar
  •   2/8/2018
  •   Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN

Lower extremity amputations attributed to complexities of the diabetic foot are well demonstrated to be preventable. Knowledge regarding current preventive strategies is not widely understood or taught to staff nurses.  This presentation focuses on identifying the foot at risk for foot ulcers and lower extremity amputation, and provides an organized prevention program model for agencies and facilities to incorporate in their Diabetes Education Programs.

Part 1 of a 2-part series on Diabetic Foot Care.

 

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Home Health Aide Education: Disease Recognition

  •   Webinar
  •   2/6/2018
  •   Jnon Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H, HCS-C

Many Home Health and Homecare agencies are seeing an increase in the amount of care provided by their Aides. Home Health Aides are an integral part of the care team and it is critical for them to be able to identify and report common disease processes that they may observe.  Recognizing the symptoms of these diseases is a very basic, yet important skill that Aides must learn.  This webinar provides this education for two of the most common diseases in Homecare:  CHF and COPD.

 

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