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Creating Value in Bundled Payments

  •   Article
  •   5/4/2018
  •   John Banks Powell, CipherHealth

A debate has been brewing over the past few years surrounding the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) mandatory and voluntary bundled payment programs. The eventual goal is to shift healthcare providers from fee-for-service payment models to those that are value-based, the most popular being mandatory and voluntary bundled payments.  Click to read it all!

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Social Worker Edition: Good Ways to Break Bad News

  •   Webinar
  •   5/1/2018
  •   Heather Calhoun, RN, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H

In healthcare, especially Hospice, dealing with death and dying is a part of the job.  Yet Social Workers are left to explain what the hospital or physician did not - that hospice has been called because there is nothing else that can be done for the patient.  These are difficult conversations to have with both the patient and their family.  Just because Social Workers are used to having these conversations, that does not mean it is easy.  This webinar will teach you some techniques to discuss the delicate subject of death and dying.

 

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Chronic Disease Education: A Case Study

  •   Article
  •   4/26/2018
  •   Ginny Kenyon

 

A nursing home that educated its sub-acute staff using Kenyon HomeCare Consulting courses on chronic disease dramatically reduced hospital readmissions and improved the quality of care. Consequently, the facility was asked to participate in two ACOs and was included in a prestigious grant award.

This is a case study on this amazing turnaround.

 

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Compliance Series, Part 7: Conditions of Participation Compliance

  •   Webinar
  •   4/19/2018
  •   Kristi Bajer, RN, MSN

If you need clarity on the QAPI CoP and assistance using the right data to manage the new CoP - this is a webinar for you.  The seventh session in this series, led by Kristi Bajer, RN, MSN and Michael McGowan of OperaCare, provides education on how to ensure that your agency has the correct knowledge and processes in place to ensure compliance with the new Conditions of Participation. 

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Case Manager and Case Management Education

  •   Webinar
  •   4/17/2018
  •   Diane Link, RN, MHA

Care Coordination, Time Management, Resource Allocation, Episodic and Regulatory Compliance, Teaching Skills and Documentation Best Practices are just some of what are required of Case Managers.  It is hard to be good at some of this – much less all of it!   With outcomes-based reimbursement becoming more and more of the norm, Case Managers are the key lynch-pin in driving the clinical and financial health of an agency.  This education will enable these individuals to not just be good at what they do, but to truly achieve Greatness in how they manage their patients’ care.

 

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Good Ways to Break Bad News

  •   Webinar
  •   4/10/2018
  •   Heather Calhoun, RN, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H

In hospice, dealing with death and dying is a part of the job, yet often times Hospice clinicians are left to explain what the hospital or physician did not -  that hospice has been called because there is nothing else that can be done.  These are difficult conversations to have with both the patient and their family.  Just because Hospice providers are used to having these conversations, that does not mean it is easy.  This webinar will teach you some techniques to discuss the delicate subject of death and dying.

 

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