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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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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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Aide Education: Diabetes

  •   Webinar
  •   4/5/2018
  •   Jnon Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H, HCS-C

This education continues our series on Disease Recognition for Aides.  Whether for just Aides, or simply to be consumed as refreshing the basics of this disease, this Diabetes education is worth your time.  Diabetes is ranked second behind congestive heart failure as the primary diagnosis upon entry to home care. Caring for a patient with diabetes requires time and attention. 

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Appreciation and Recognition: Why Caregivers Stay

  •   Webinar
  •   4/3/2018
  •   Christina Nuqui, MSW

The ability to recruit, hire and retain Caregivers is one of the most pressing issues facing Homecare agencies today.  An agency's bottom line is dependent on keeping strong Caregivers in place - both to provide continuity in care and due to the cost of replacing these individuals.  This education session will shed light on some key factors in finding the right person and keeping the right person providing care at your agency.

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