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Therapy services continue to be under a high level of scrutiny, and keeping the small additional reimbursement that you gain from providing these services is harder than ever. While the requirements for 2015 only mandate reassessment visits a minimum of every 30 days, agencies and their clinicians still find themselves struggling with these policies and remain at great risk for non-compliance and consequently, loss of revenue. Participate in this session and learn how to improve compliance and help your clinicians gain a greater understanding of how to appropriately time reassessment visits and how to strengthen their documentation. Course Instructor - Jennifer Warfield   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

We’ve survived the implementation of ICD-10. But since October we’ve found that there are many things we have to do differently because this is a brand new coding system (code set) for our country. Coding, without all these massive changes, is a very complex topic. Yet even for those of us who tried to prepare for the switch -- there were issues that had not been anticipated. Join Sparkle Sparks in this 90-minute webinar as she shares the most common questions that she’s gotten regarding ICD-10-CM. • Which 7th character should home health use? • How many codes should we be using? • Can we really leave M1025 blank? These questions will be discussed as well as other topics that have bedeviled home health coders both before & after the implementation of ICD-10. As always, Sparkle will provide the sources for her information and strategies to solve common coding problems. Course Instructor - Sparkle Sparks Read More

This 3-hour program is designed to facilitate the understanding of the various Medicare audits that home care agencies may be experiencing now and in the future, and how to prevent and appeal Medicare denials. These audits include Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT), Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPIC) (formerly Program Safeguards Contractors), and Recovery Audit Contract (RAC) among others, which are performed to identify overpayments to agencies that result in denials and payment recoveries. Some agencies have also experienced recent audits from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for OASIS acceptance in the state repository as a condition for payment, making it critical that agencies prepare for these audits and learn how to appeal denials. Course Instructor - Cheryl Leslie & Pamela Meliso, JD, MPH 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

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

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