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.
*This education session is approved for one (1) contact hour of Continuing Education for Nursing
When Hospice Claims are denied, there is usually panic in that agency. While having claims denied is certainly not optimal, it is an opportunity to make sure that your clinical & documentation processes up front are sound and being followed. This webinar will educate your Hospice agency on how to best prevent, prepare for, and handle any denials that will come your way.
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.
This webinar is an in-depth review of the many outcome reports that are now available to hospice. Reviewing and understanding the results of these outcomes are eventually going to have an impact on hospice reimbursement. Incorporation of these outcomes on a local, state and national level will align your agency to be the leader in the hospice industry.
Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting presents the second nursing documentation webinar. This session focuses on Hospice Nurses and the required documentation including tips for clinicians that will focus on documentation specific to hospice including documenting towards local coverage determination, using assessment tools in documentation and including HIS follow up documentation. Included are tips for documentation that will support the care provided and be defensible to surveys and audit.
With margins shrinking and competition growing, it’s critical to utilize industry-wide and agency specific data, not generalized assumptions to identify agency strengths & weaknesses as well as areas for growth & improvement in both sales activity and financial outcomes. Using current and historical trended data agencies can develop a plan to decrease operating costs, identify key areas of margin improvement and focus on specific tasks to impact change.
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