On Demand Webinars

Hospice Item Set Update

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

Katie Wehri does a masterful job of reviewing the entire Hospice Item Set (HIS) and delving deep into the two new quality measures to begin collecting data for on April 1, 2017 - Hospice Visits When Death is Imminent Measure Pair and the Hospice and Palliative Care Composite Process Measure.  The HIS tool has been updated to reflect the new reporting requirements and hospices will begin using the HIS version 2.00.0 with admissions and discharges after April 1, 2017. 

To utilize standardized tools most successfully, it is important to understand the instructions for each component and measure definitions.  This informative webinar will:

  • review the current HIS reporting requirements
  • list the two new quality measure details
  • explain the four new HIS items
  • provide a preview of publicly reported data
  • share common HIS questions and concerns while providing tips for dealing with these issues.

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How to Hire and Retain the Best Caregiver

It is expensive to recruit and hire caregivers.  Losing quality employees and clinicians affects not only your bottom line, but also the continuity of care and satisfaction of your patients and their families. 

So, what are the secrets to hiring and retaining the best of the best? And how do you use that process to increase sales?  Ginny Kenyon, of Kenyon Homecare Consulting, has the answers and is leading this educational webinar to teach you just that.

This webinar discusses: 

  • How to hire the very best caregivers

  • How to retain the caregivers

  • How to use the hiring process to boost sales and your reputation

 

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Understanding Therapy Metrics: Manage, Improve, Repeat.

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

Chad Whitefield, of Advance Rehabilitation Management Group leads this webinar that provides insight into incorporating any of 40 metrics into your therapy program. The course focuses on benchmarks in all 4 key result areas - operations, compliance, satisfaction (client and associate) and outcomes.  Chad also introduces instruments that allow managers to collect and analyze key therapy related metrics as well as tools for use in hiring and creating job descriptions.

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Why your claims are being denied: Separating the Myths and Facts

Michael McGowan of Operacare delivers this education on understanding why your claims are being denied.  CMS states more than 50% of home health claims are billed in error. Ninety-five percent of Home Health Agencies routinely submit data and claims that cannot be defended during medical review.  Yet after spending thousands of dollars on Quality Assurance activities each month, most HHA’s still don’t know why their claims are being denied. 

Claiming your patients are sicker than other agencies around you; 40-50% of you are at risk for insolvency, audits, and failure in the forthcoming payment models.  Value-based payment models, 5-star ratings, and Pre-Claim reviews are all impacted by this myth and lack of understanding of the data available to Home Health Agencies.

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How to have End of Life Conversations with your Patients

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

This webinar focuses on the importance of appropriate end-of-life conversations for patients, families and our healthcare system. Carleen Rogers, a veteran hospice clinician and executive will discuss the Why, When, and How regarding these important yet difficult converasations with your patients.

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Medicare Final Rule for Home Health 2017

Diane Link and Nick Seabrook of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting analyze the Home Health Final Rule for CY2017.  They present what has changed, how those changes will affect you and your agency, and give you insight as to how you can prepare for these changes.  An excellent educational session to get you started on the right foot for 2017!

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