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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

The 2018 Proposed Home Health Payment Rule and the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM)
August 31, 2017 | 1:00-2:30PM EST
The 2018 Proposed Rule for Home Health will have a major impact on agencies, most significantly due to the new payment methodology introduced in this rule for 2019 Implementation: Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) Under HHGM, the 60-day episode of care is replaced with a 30-day period of payment and patients are placed into one of 144 payment groups.

The Final FY2018 Hospice Rule
September 11, 2017 | 3:00-4:30PM EST

This webinar will review and discuss the FY2018 hospice final rule, and provide a comprehensive update of CMS’ plans and timelines for the hospice quality reporting program including public reporting and a comprehensive patient assessment instrument (HEART). Comments related to concerns CMS has over the source of clinical information used in certifying the terminal illness and comments related to monitoring activities will be discussed. The presenter will also provide tips for managing towards the future.

Let's Get Home Health Therapies "Right"!
September 26, 2017 | 3:00-4:30PM EST

Palmetto GBA recently performed several service-specific pre-payment medical reviews on Home Health claims and a number of therapy issues surfaced that led to claim denials. Join Charles Canaan for a webinar on how to avoid these claim denials!

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

Emergency Preparedness Workshop
August 31, 2017
Columbia Conference Center | Columbia, SC

Join us to learn more about Emergency Preparedness and the steps your agency needs to take to meet the new COP requirements. We will be joined by experts in the field who will cover the Interpretive Guidelines, South Carolina Emergency Management, Special Needs Shelters, a table top exercise and more!

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 Quality Improvement Activities
September 14, 2017

What is QAPI? This session will describe the requirement for home health and hospice agencies to conduct Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) activities including a family satisfaction survey. How your agency performs on these measures is available to the public. In-home aides will learn how they play a role in supporting QAPI.

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



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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