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How will the IMPACT Act impact you? Will it be a pebble in a pond or a humongous meteorite colliding with your world ending life as you know it?! Not sure, and have too many other things to worry about these days? Don’t be overwhelmed, but don’t bury your head in the sand either! Instead, join this webinar that will discuss the IMPACT Act in detail and let J’non break it down and explain exactly what to expect. Congress gave the go-ahead and CMS is now implementing this quality strategy in an effort to strengthen patient and family engagement, promote effective communication and coordination of care, along with prevention and treatment of chronic disease. It all sounds wonderful in theory, but the details matter. Those details will soon be in the sky directly above you. For example, quality measures for home health begin in January with the OASIS-C2 and measures to be added over the next few years. Those measures will be discussed, and implementation timeliness established -- across the post-acute continuum of care, so that you will be prepared. Don’t be “Chicken Little” or a dead dinosaur! Course instructor - J'non Griffin Read More

Equip your field and intake staff with the advantageous skills and techniques of motivational interviewing. Utilize these tried and true skills to increase productivity and patient compliance to nutrition and exercise routines, and accurately complete OASIS and other patient assessments. Your agency’s outcome scores will be enhanced. Home care agencies are on the hunt to find competitive advantages – this skill in your toolkit is a hidden jewel in our industry. Do not miss this opportunity to elicit your patient’s motivation more effectively through your communications and actions. Course instructor - Diana Cullum-Dugan Read More

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

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   PT credits awarded for course completions are approved for 1 year and expire at the end of the calendar year unless otherwise stated. For a complete list of courses offering PT credits for this year, click here. 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 -  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 PT credits awarded for course completions are approved for 1 year and expire at the end of the calendar year unless otherwise stated. For a complete list of courses offering PT credits for this year, click here. edited and those changes that had an effect on reimbursement. Course Instructor - Melinda Gaboury Read More

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