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QAPI Series, Part 3: Referral and Resource Management

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

 

Home Health Agencies are already learning about what the new Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program means for their business.  The new requirement for QAPI is to include an organizational wide approach to performance improvement.  Referral and Resource Management is an integral part of an organization ability to grow and meet the needs of the community.

 

In this third session of a four-part series on the new QAPI initiative, Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consultants teaches how to assess your agency’s intake process and provides information on how to make improvements that will benefit the referral source and your agency.

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Home Health CoP Series #4: Emergency Preparedness, Compliance and Clinical Record

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

The new Conditions of Participation for Home Health are going to be implemented on January 13th of 2018. This webinar series, led by Sharon Litwin of 5 Star Consultants, has walked Home Health agencies through these changes and provided education on how to best adapt.
 
In this fourth of a four-part series on the new Home Health Conditions of Participation, Sharon will educate your organization on the new Emergency Preparedness rule, the main changes in the Compliance to laws, and the main changes to the Clinical Record.

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What is a Security Risk Assessment and Why Do You Need One?

 

Do you have a HIPAA compliant Risk Assessment? Are you doing enough to protect PHI and ePHI? Completing a checklist or performing the minimum number of steps to render a Risk Assessment does not guarantee your Risk Assessment is HIPAA compliant.

Are you aware a Security Risk Assessment is one of the four mandatory ACI transition measures and it plays a role in all 4 mandatory measures and the 7 optional measures?  This webinar demonstrates how Data Security is NOT just an issue for your software system or IT department.

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Compliance Series, Part 1: The Change from Volume to Value

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

The Penalty Box is our new monthly webinar series on the latest compliance and regulatory issues facing home health. This series is produced in partnership with OperaCare, a software and services company that focuses automating the quality assurance process for home health.  Over the next several months, we will take an in depth look at HOW your agency can make these changes and be positioned for success with the new HHGM model and with Value Based Purchasing.

 

This first session, led by Michael McGowan and Kristi Bajer of Operacare, is an overview that lays the foundation towards the direction the home care industry is moving.  Specific areas of focus and the learning objectives for this webinar are providing legacy home health practices and metrics for success and why agencies continuing with these practices aren’t likely to be around for long, introducing big data-how CMS monitors home health agencies activities, what reports you should be monitoring for you agency, and offering the basics your referral sources are looking for in a post-acute partner.

 

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QAPI Series, Part 2: Patient Satisfaction

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

In this second session of a four-part series on the new QAPI initiative, Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consultants provides a detailed analysis of how HHCAHPS play a role in both Five Star Rating and VBP. This education session will help to provide an understanding of how Patient Satisfaction plays a more significant role in QAPI programs.  This webinar focuses on the following three HHCAHPS domains:  Care of Patients, Communication and Specific Care Issues.

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Effective Management of GI Ostomies in the Post-Acute Setting

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

Wound Care continues to be an area of clinical focus in the Post-Acute Care setting.  Managing patients with GI ostomies (colostomies and ileostomies) is a challenge in the post-acute setting. These procedures have high 30-day readmission rates and post-acute staff often have limited knowledge on managing this patient population. 

Myra Varnado of Corstrata is back to provide education on this and to give an understanding for the general nursing management of colostomies and ileostomies including:  Normal GI function, expected effluent character and volume, specific complicating factors, and an introduction to a variety of Ostomy appliance types and their appropriate use.

 

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