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Consider this scenario in your agency: you have a visit nurse in your organization that is doing an excellent job. Patients, staff and physicians love and respect this nurse. The current DON gives notice, so who you gonna call? The logical progression of promotion in the home health industry is from staff nurse to Director of Nursing, usually with minimal training. How soon can this be done, who will assume the case load of the visit nurse if you make this change? Time passes, no replacements are forthcoming. This is that OMG moment when your good judgment abandons you and you decide to move this nurse into the office of the DON and promise on the job training. About 75% of the time this is how this happens. Is this a fair situation for anyone? When you review the duties and responsibilities of the Director of Nursing as established by the Florida Administration for Health Care’s minimum standards for home health agencies and then you review the Federal COPS requirement for a “Supervising Nurse” and the accreditation standards for this position, you begin to realize this might not have been the best decision, but by the time you, as the manager and the new DON realize this, the “new” DON is pulling her hair out. We have essentially set her up for failure. Well there is good news and we have it.  HCAF is pleased to offer a comprehensive one day introductory training module to get you on the right track and will continue this process via webinars and onsite training days in the future. There are recommend changes being made to Florida regulation that will greatly impact the role of the DON. Initially we will provide you with current rules and regulations defining this position and then on to exciting ideas for creating a less difficult transition from visit nurse to an effective Director of Nursing. Please join us for this informative day of training. This session will include discussions of Florida home care organizations requiring a DON designation; Chapter 400, Part III, Florida F.S. 2012; Chapter 408, Part II, Florida Statues and Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 59A-8. Join Florida's home care industry expert, Glenda Burke, on a sensible journey for developing methods for success with: human resources management, staff training and education, policy/procedure development, development of a performance improvement program, development of Infection Control Program and much more. Course Instructor - Glenda Burke Read More

This session will help you realign your therapy focus and utilization targeting, quality outcomes compliance and efficiency, which are all being demanded by the growing needs of ACOs and other future key players in the new home health arena. Home care providers today must first clearly understand what is being expected of them, and then align their behaviors and practice with auditors’ expectations of the service they are providing. Raging about the injustice of it all will not lower your exposure, your liability or your denial rate. Learn, comply, get paid and survive! Course instructor - Benjamin Galin <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> Read More

Do your clients or patients truly believe that your agency is different (a.k.a. better) than your competitor? How do your referral sources differentiate you from the myriad of other agencies in your market? Have you clearly defined just how stunningly you outshine your competition? In today’s market, it is imperative that you show your value and incorporate that message throughout your organization. This session will help you build an action plan to overcome the marketing barriers that confront your agency to prove that you are a shining star. Course Instructor - Mikelle Conner Read More

April 1, 2014 is just around the corner and there are MASSIVE changes to the Medicare Hospice Billing Regulations. Is your hospice ready? Is your software ready? Be among the elite group of billers that are current on updated claims requirements for Hospice Medicare claims. It is critical that agencies are prepared for these changes in order for cash flow to not be effected. The 2014 Claims Requirements will be detailed including changes to GIP visits, Inpatient Facility Identification, Post-Mortem Visits, Drugs (Injectable & Non-Injectable) and Infusion Pumps. This session will prepare for questions that need to be addressed with software vendors and pharmacies. If you are part of the billing cycle in hospice this webinar is a must. Course instructor -  <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> Melinda Gaboury Read More

  This recording of a 2.5 hour workshop will take an in-depth look at the Medicare home health benefit, admissions and comprehensive assessment documentation requirements, including Medicare documentation, face to face mandates, therapy reassessments and OASIS-C1 changes for 2015. Receive clarity on the face to face requirements including the 2015 Final Rule, recent changes, content criteria and CMS examples. Learn the difference between good and poor documentation of therapy reassessments including the details on timing and medical review issues. Melinda will also highlight the OASIS-C1 changes, including the M items that were deleted or edited and those changes that had an effect on reimbursement. Course Instructor - Melinda Gaboury Read More

Medicare’s scrutiny of home health care providers continues to ramp up with more intensive claim audits. With the number of Medicare-certified HHAs growing exponentially over the past decade (more than 12,000 operating today compared to 7,528 in 2001!), the rise of claims review is inevitable. This webinar, which is presented by two leading Medicare consultants, will help you gain an understanding of home health-related audits (RACs, ZPICs, etc.), teach you how to develop a sound compliance program to prevent denials, and give strategies for appealing denials to ensure that your business stays compliant and out of the crosshairs! Course Instructor - Pam Meliso & Cheryl Leslie Read More

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