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The Association continues to work diligently to provide its members the critical information needed to re-engineer their agencies, streamline operations, reduce costs, and develop new product lines and revenue sources while ensuring their patients continue to receive the highest quality of care possible. This area of SCHC’s website is designed to announce events and workshops, or to provide educational resources for use within your organization to help you stay ahead of the curve. SCHCHA Members Save 10% on the Most Popular Coding Resources & Exams!

Below is a list of SCHCHA’s latest educational offerings. To view program descriptions, dates and locations, or to download registration forms click on the specific event.

Professional Webinars & Teleconferences

NEW! From Frailty to Functionality: Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Strategies for Deconditioned Patients
November 1, 2017 | 1:00-2:00pm EST

Deconditioning is a complex process of physiological change following a period of inactivity that results in functional losses including mental status, continence and ability to accomplish activities of daily living. Although it is frequently associated with hospitalization there are NEW clinically proven strategies to combat deconditioning that are appropriate to the growing population of elderly home care patients. With proper care, we can stave off the decline in muscle mass and strength linked to falls, functional decline, increased frailty and immobility with environmental modifications and an appropriate exercise therapy program.

NEW! Shining Light on Medicare Recovery Audits (RACs)
November 8, 2017 | 3:00-4:30pm EST

RAC Audits Coming this Fall - Be Prepared! It can be a very stressful time when your agency finds itself in a RAC Audit. It's important to understand the auditor's scope of work and how to respond in an audit environment.

NEW! COPs: The Last Lap - Final Preparations for the New HH COPs
November 16, 2017 | 3:00-4:30pm EST

There are less than two months to complete preparations to be in full compliance with the long-awaited new Medicare Home Health Conditions of Participation that require full implementation on January 13, 2018. There will be no more delays, so if you have been counting on that happening, time is up! This 90- minute webinar will provide a summary of the major changes in the CoPs that affect patient care, personnel responsibilities, and new administrative roles and responsibilities for the Governing Body, Agency Administrator and Clinical Manager.

Emergency Preparedness Manual and Disaster Planning Kit
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To help you ensure timely compliance, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, participating members of the NAHC Forum of State Associations, and RBC Limited are offering the following emergency preparedness product package - including the newly-revised Home Health & Hospice Emergency Preparedness Workbook and its just-released companion The Disaster Preparedness Toolkit - for a single low price of $324 that includes shipping and handling.   

Emergency Preparedness Requirements Webinar Series
For Medicare and Medicaid-Participating Home Health and Hospice Providers
Beginning in November 2017, Medicare and Medicaid providers – including home health and hospice – must meet a host of new requirements designed to ensure that they have the necessary planning in place to provide safe care for their patients, regardless of what type of emergency may occur. This series of six one-hour webinars will provide in-depth knowledge of the new requirements that home health and hospice organizations are subject to, with specific focus on: an overview of the regulations, starting the agency-specific plan, building the plan, development of policies and procedures, communication, and testing and training. Access all webinars in the series.

Hospice Webinars

Easily Accessed and Affordable Education on all the topics you need for compliance, documentation, operations,  individual hospice disciplines, billing and more is available through our affiliate Home Health & Hospice Education Network. The Network offers nationally acclaimed presenters and exciting timely topics. SCHCHA is excited to join over 25 other Hospice Associations in this exciting venture!

Registration rates are deeply discounted for SCHCHA members and every purchase produces a royalty payment to SCHCHA. Purchasing these great webinars benefits your hospice program and SCHCHA! Click here to explore the available webinars and registration details.All questions related to the webinars (including registration and billing issues) must be addressed directly to the Network at SCHCHA@eewebinarnetwork.com.

 

Professional Workshops

Managing in the New Role of the Home Health Clinical Manager
October 31, 2017
Axxess Home Care & Hospice Conference Center - Raleigh, NC

Whether you are new in this role or transitioning to this role in your home health agency, it is imperative you understand the new HH COP responsibilities and requirements. Never before has there been such scrutiny on the "clinical manager."  Now that CMS has broadened who can be the Clinical Manager,  this is an opportunity for nurses and other qualifying disciplines to get the knowledge they need to "thrive."

THRIVE Home Health Billing Workshop
November 2, 2017
Axxess Home Care & Hospice Conference Center - Raleigh, NC

Home Health billers and collectors are extremely important to agencies thriving in the current challenging environment! Directors, Managers and Supervisors must also know the Medicare HH billing  requirements as key players in the agency's financial success and survival. Be the first to be  current on all Medicare billing regulations for 2018. If you are part of the revenue cycle in your agency this workshop is a must. 

THRIVE Hospice Billing Workshop
November 3, 2017
Axxess Home Care & Hospice Conference Center - Raleigh, NC

Changes to the Medicare Hospice Billing Regulations have occurred over the past few years and continue. Is your hospice thriving or just coping? Has your hospice adapted to Payment Reform? Be among the elite group of billers that are current on all Hospice Medicare billing regulations. We all know that billing is a very critical part of hospice reimbursement. This workshop will lay a strong foundation for hospice billers, as well as, any hospice staff that need to more effectively understand the Medicare regulations. If you are part of the billing cycle in your hospice this workshop is a must.

ELNEC Training
November 8-9, 2017
Axxess Home Care & Hospice Conference Center - Raleigh, NC

The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is an international education initiative to improve palliative care around the world. No other healthcare professional spends more time at the bedside than the nurse supporting physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. The research indicates that a lot of nurses do not feel competent or confident to be able to provide this holistic end-of-life care for patients and families.

This course is based on the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium training model previously supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and City of Hope National Medical Center.

Hospice: the Heart of the Matter | On-Site Workshop Comes to YOU!
Cindy Morgan, RN, MSN, CHC, CHPN is the instructor for this course... and as a member benefit to your agency, we are pleased to offer this on-site education opportunity to those interested in having Cindy teach at your site!
Through on-site education:

  • Cindy Morgan makes it convenient for your staff and your schedule
  • Your staff do not have to travel, saving your agency expense and time
  • There is no limit to the number of your staff who may attend from your agency
  • Education is provided by a respected, knowledgeable presenter

 

Home Care / Home Health Aide Webinars

New! The Aide's Role in Communication & Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
November 9, 2017

Basic principles of communication include verbal and non-verbal communication. We are communicating, even when we are not using words, with our body language. This webinar will cover communication skills and ways to communicate to help with conflict resolution such as effective listening; self-management; self-awareness and how emotions affect communication.

Hospice Aide Education

S.N.A.P. Packets for Hospice

 

Audio Aide Training for Home Care / Home Health & Hospice Aides

Aide Training - Caring Connection SNAP Packets

These SNAP audio conferences cover a wide range of topics including the aide’s role in caring for patients with respiratory conditions, shortness of breath, Alzheimer’s, difficult behaviors, urinary incontinence and pain. Aides receive practical, useful information on fall prevention, caring for HIV/Aids patients, patient medication self-management and safety, improving patient self-care and independence, the aide’s role in preventing patient hospitalization and patient rights.

In each SNAP Packet you will find three unique aide training audio conferences on CDROM (each one is about 1 hour in length) with learning objectives. You will also receive accompanying handouts, a post-test with answer sheet and a certificate of completion template. Choose from among four different packets to meet your specific aide learning needs! Buy all four - take advantage of significant savings - and you have 12 packaged aide inservices ready for the year ahead!

 

Sample Teleconference: The Aides Role in Helping Patients with Over the Counter Medications


Requires Apple QuickTime

 

Miscellaneous

Quick Reference: CMS Website for Medicare Fee-for-Service Providers

 

Arichived Education

New COPs Home Health Aide Training Requirements

Home Health CoPs

OASIS 5 Part Webinar Series

Understanding the Background & Importance of Compression for Wound Care Patients

Per Visit Pay of RNs and Therapists Has Become Dangerous

OASIS C2: What's New & What's Changed

NEW! Home Health Orientation

Important Employer Law Updates

Hospice Quality Initiatives Update

Home Health Quality Initiatives Update

Insights Into the Financial & Risk Management Aspects of the CMS CJR Payment Initiative

Win With Home Health Fundamentals

The 2016 Home Health Payment Rules

Troubleshooting ICD-10 Coding

Shining Light on Home Health Face to Face

CMS Updates to the Home Health COPS

Homebound Under the Medicare Home Health Benefit

ICD-10 Basic and Intermediate Coding

ICD-10 Coding Survival Kit

Lessons Learned from Survey Sanctions

Medicare Home Health Nursing

OASIS-C1 Recording Series

Pain and Dementia Recording

 

 
 
 
 
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