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Competency is the knowledge, education, skills, and experience an employee possess for job performance. A competency program is designed to ensure employees, subcontractors, students and/or volunteers, are qualified and competent to perform direct or indirect responsibilities. This session will teach you how to set up the competency program and effectively manage it. Course Instructor - Sharon Litwin Read More

Clinicians need more practical assessment/teaching applications, techniques, and methodologies, so they are prepared to better foster self-efficacy in this rapidly changing chronic care management model environment. Where the ability to increase the results for positive patient-centered outcomes can determine whether or not a home health agency is chosen as a part of an ACO, Post-Acute Care Transition Model, or Patient Centered Medical Model, or not. Course Instructor - Susan J Carmichael Read More

  This OASIS Learning System takes the clinician on a journey! Clinicians who are responsible for collecting OASIS data face many trials when applying CMS guidance on answering the OASIS questions. This 17 session series includes a discussion of the entire OASIS dataset - section by section - with emphasis placed on those portions of OASIS guidance that are not readily apparent at first glance. As definitions and clarification are revealed, the attendee will gain a roadmap to increased OASIS accuracy and understanding. Use these educational sessions in a classroom setting or your clinicians can do this in a self-directed scenario. Rhonda Crawford, BSN, RN, CHCE, COS-C has been in home care since 1991. One of the nation’s leading OASIS experts, Rhonda has recorded the audio for these sessions. After purchase, access is provided for 30 days. Read More

MS has focused much of their recent health care reform efforts on costly and inefficient elements of traditional care delivery under the Medicare model. One of the greatest cost concerns of the care continuum is the rate of hospital readmissions; particularly those patients who return to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. These patients, who are unable to complete their care episodes in the community due to medical concerns, nearly double the cost of the episode when they are readmitted to the hospital. Beginning October 1, hospitals were penalized for readmissions that occur for specific diagnoses, and this will continue to the eventual ACO/Bundling models, where readmissions will be effectively un-funded for hospital providers. This webinar series will address the topic of costly readmissions, how some hospitals are preparing to address these concerns, the role of post-acute home health providers in reducing the rate of re-hospitalizations, and ideas on how to address patients traditionally readmitted to acute care. In addition, specific diagnoses will be vetted for focused and effective interventions that can reduce returns to acute care hospitals. Readmission rates are expected to decline to single digit levels over the next decade, and the time to prepare your staff and care protocols to achieve these levels is now. Course instructors - Arnie Cisneros & Linda Alexander Read More

MS has focused much of their recent health care reform efforts on costly and inefficient elements of traditional care delivery under the Medicare model. One of the greatest cost concerns of the care continuum is the rate of hospital readmissions; particularly those patients who return to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. These patients, who are unable to complete their care episodes in the community due to medical concerns, nearly double the cost of the episode when they are readmitted to the hospital. Beginning October 1, hospitals were penalized for readmissions that occur for specific diagnoses, and this will continue to the eventual ACO/Bundling models, where readmissions will be effectively un-funded for hospital providers. This webinar series will address the topic of costly readmissions, how some hospitals are preparing to address these concerns, the role of post-acute home health providers in reducing the rate of re-hospitalizations, and ideas on how to address patients traditionally readmitted to acute care. In addition, specific diagnoses will be vetted for focused and effective interventions that can reduce returns to acute care hospitals. Readmission rates are expected to decline to single digit levels over the next decade, and the time to prepare your staff and care protocols to achieve these levels is now. Course instructors - Arnie Cisneros & Linda Alexander Read More

Approximately 20% of Medicare beneficiaries experience a rehospitalization within 30 days of discharge, resulting in significant patient stress and cost to our health care system. In this session, Ms. Kramer will discuss readmission trends in Florida and the United States, and examine the most frequently identified causes of readmissions. The financial impact will be discussed as well as successful strategies to improve care transitions from hospitals to home care. Course instructor - Beth Kramer Read More

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