TX HCSSA ADMIN: ANNUAL CE


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22 Tips to Find and Keep Non-Medical Caregivers

[742] 22 Tips to Find and Keep Non-Medical Caregivers Subscription Type: Individual Faculty: Tweed In this seminar, Stephen Tweed addresses the staff recruitment and retention challenges faced by private duty home care providers, focusing specifically on non-medical caregivers. Stephen shares with viewers practical tools and tips, discusses the importance of finding and keeping non-medical caregivers and offers advice on preparing a recruiting and retention action plan. For the past 25 years, Stephen Tweed has served the home care industry as a business strategist, professional speaker, author and consultant. He has served as a board member for three not-for-profit home care agencies and as the Interim President and CEO of a $25 million home care company. He is the father of a 36-year-old son who uses the services of home care on a daily basis. Stephen is also Past-President of the National Speakers Association, a professional society of 3800 experts who speak professionally. As principal of Leading Home Care, Stephen brings this wealth of knowledge and experience and applies it as the leader of this exciting company serving the home care industry. Education-Training Credits: 1.1 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

Speaker
Tweed, Stephen
Model
742

$30.00

1.0 Hr
A Bold New Frontier: Fraud and Abuse in Hospice

[1613] A Bold New Frontier: Fraud and Abuse in Hospice Subscription Type: Individual Faculty:Brooks & Berliner This program describes some of the more recent practices in hospice operations and marketing that may be subject to scrutiny by various government agencies, such as relationships with referral sources (including nursing homes and assisted living facilities), Medical Director Agreements, unscrupulous marketing practices, documentation of continuous home care (CHC) and general inpatient (GIP) levels of care and site of services, and coordination of care documentation. The speakers discuss any recent applicable Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) and Zone Program Integrity Contractor (ZPIC) activity, or Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) identified issues, that provide insights into the enforcement arena. The speakers the explore actions that hospices can take to prevent calling unwanted attention to their agencies. About the Presenters: Troy Brooks, JD is a former Assistant General Counsel for the Texas Department of Human Services, and has worked extensively with the Home and Community Support Services Agencies Program. Troy now represents home health agencies across Texas in Medicare and Medicaid disputes with government agencies and their contractors. He also represents home health agencies in negotiating and responding to government fraud investigations. Troy runs his own law firm, Troy Brooks & Associates in Houston, Texas. Marie Berliner, JD has been counseling healthcare providers, including home health agencies, hospices, physicians and hospitals, in all aspects of administrative and regulatory compliance, since 1988. Her practice focuses on Medicare reimbursement, fraud and abuse, physician self-referrals (“Stark law”), licensure and certification, and other administrative and regulatory healthcare matters. During law school, Ms. Berliner was a legal fellow in the Office of U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell (then Chairman of the Senate Finance Health Subcommittee), and was a law clerk with the American Health Care Association. She has also been a regular speaker (2004-2008) on Medicare issues the TAHC&H, The Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization, and the University of Texas’ Annual Health Law Conference, and has presented numerous administrator training seminars to home health and hospice providers on select federal and state laws. Education-Training Credits: 2.0 Hrs HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

Speaker
Brooks, Troy & Berliner, Marie C
Model
1613

$60.00

2.0 Hrs
A Corporate Integrity Agreement May be Good Medicine

[2821] A Corporate Integrity Agreement May be Good Medicine Education-Training Credits: 1.50 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Summary:Ensure your risk and compliance programs meet the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (FSG). HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Faculty: Bommelje, Karen Program Description: In today's healthcare environment there is an ever-increasing amount of scrutiny and government oversight of home health and hospice providers. It may not be a question of "if" you are ever under investigation, but "when" your agency is under the microscope. It is becoming increasingly necessary to ensure your risk and compliance programs meet the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (FSG). This program looks at specific Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs) and how closely mirrored they are to the FSG. A robust, effective and ethical compliance program that is more than a binder on the shelf will be a key to keeping the "medicine" away! Presentation Date: 11.17.2015 Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to: Identify the Seven Elements of a compliance program Explain how to evaluate the effectiveness of your current compliance plan Describe how an effective compliance plan will assist in reducing risk About the Presenter:
Karen Bommelje is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of nursing, management, and consulting experience in the health care industry, including: home care, pediatrics, hospice, long-term care, home care pharmacy/infusion, and medical equipment/respiratory. Prior experience includes Corporate and Regional positions with multi-site Home Health and Hospice providers. Karen’s focus since 1991 has been in Regulatory, Quality, Accreditation and Compliance areas. Karen has been with Simione Healthcare consultants for the past five years where she is a Senior Manager on the Compliance Team responsible for management of regulatory and compliance projects for attorneys and clients. [2821] A Corporate Integrity Agreement May be Good Medicine

Speaker
Bommelje, Karen
Model
2821

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation: Common Mistakes & Practical Solutions

[2657] Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation: Common Mistakes & Practical Solutions Education-Training Credits: 1.25 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Summary: Understand TX ANE regulations & process with this program. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][2]development and interpretation of agency policies §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §558.260[a][4]ethics §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Faculty: Brooks, Troy Program Description: Texas has some of the most stringent regulations related to the identification and investigation of suspected ANE in home health and hospice. In this program Troy Brooks discusses the rules that dictate an agency’s policies and responses to suspected ANE. He also examines common mistakes that agencies make with regard to ANE complaints and practical steps to avoid them. From the intake of the complaint to the closing of the investigation, this program addresses the processes needed to maintain compliance with Texas regulations. Presentation Date: 11.18.2014 Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to: Identify the rule that addresses self-reported incidents of abuse, neglect, and exploitation, for Home and Community Support Services Agencies. Identify two laws that provide definitions for ANE as it is used in § 97.249. Describe the key elements that a policy to enforce §558.249 should include. Discuss one consequence for failing to properly self-report ANE. About the Presenters:
Troy Brooks, JD, is a former Assistant General Counsel for the Texas Department of Human Services, and has worked extensively with the Home and Community Support Services Agencies Program. Troy now represents home health agencies across Texas in Medicare and Medicaid disputes with government agencies and their contractors. He also represents home health agencies in negotiating and responding to government fraud investigations. Troy runs his own law firm, Brooks Acevedo Attorney at Law in Houston, Texas. [2657] Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation: Common Mistakes & Practical Solutions

Speaker
Brooks, Troy
Model
2657

$37.50

1.25 Hrs
Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation: Common Misunderstandings

[3100] Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation: Common Misunderstandings
By examining common misunderstandings and mistakes you will learn practical steps to avoid them. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: November 13, 2017 TAHC&H Event: HCSSA Administrator Program | Houston Subscription Type: Individual Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.00 Clock Hrs Continuing Education for Nurses 1.00 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 11.13.2019 Social Worker 1.00 CEU CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of social work education by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, approved provider #1230. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][7]abuse, neglect, and exploitation §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: For the last several years, the failure to timely report allegations of ANE to the appropriate authorities ranks in the top 10 licensure violations for home health and hospice providers. For home health (including skilled care and PAS), it has been the third most commonly cited violation coming in behind management responsibilities of both the supervising nurse and the administrator. Usually one or both of those is cited along with the failure to timely report. Almost without exception, there are penalties assessed with each failure to timely report. At times, the failure will result in license revocation. More times than not the failure to report is due to agency staff misunderstanding this obligation or misunderstanding what constitutes an allegation of ANE. By examining these common misunderstandings and mistakes you will learn practical steps to avoid them. From the intake of the complaint to the closing of the investigation, this program addresses the processes needed to maintain compliance with Texas regulations. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the discussion and incorporate best practices for identifying and reporting abuse, neglect, and exploitation into their clinical practice. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Troy Brooks About the Presenter:
Troy Brooks, Esq is a former Assistant General Counsel for the Texas Department of Human Services, and has worked extensively with the Home and Community Support Services Agencies Program. Troy now represents home health and hospice agencies across Texas in Medicare and Medicaid disputes with government agencies and their contractors. He also represents home health agencies in negotiating and responding to government fraud investigations. Troy runs his own law firm, Brooks Acevedo Attorney at Law in Houston, Texas. [3100] Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation: Common Misunderstandings

Speaker
Brooks, Troy
Model
3100

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation: New Investigative Procedures & Reporting

[2970] Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation: New Investigative Procedures & Reporting Education-Training Credits: 1.0 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Summary:This program addresses the processes needed to maintain compliance with Texas ANE regulations. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.259[d][7]abuse, neglect, and exploitation §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Faculty:Brooks, Troy Program Description: Texas has some of the most stringent regulations related to the identifcation and investigation of suspected ANE in home health and hospice. This program presents the new rules & investigation process identifed in Senate Bill 1880 that was passed last legislative sessions. SB 1880 provides for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to be the state agency with primary jurisdiction over ANE investigations. Examined is how these investigations have changed since the implementation of SB 1880 and what has not changed. By examining common mistakes that agencies make with regard to ANE complaints you will learn practical steps to avoid them. From the intake of the complaint to the closing of the investigation, this program addresses the processes needed to maintain compliance with Texas regulations. Presentation Date: 11.14.2016 Learning Outcomes(s): Participants will actively engage in the discussion and incorporate best practices for identifying and reporting abuse, neglect, and exploitation into their practice. About the Presenter:
Troy Brooks is a former Assistant General Counsel for the Texas Department of Human Services, and has worked extensively with the Home and Community Support Services Agencies Program. Troy now represents home health and hospice agencies across Texas in Medicare and Medicaid disputes with government agencies and their contractors. He also represents home health agencies in negotiating and responding to government fraud investigations. Troy runs his own law firm, Brooks Acevedo Attorney at Law in Houston, Texas. [2970] Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation: New Investigative Procedures & Reporting

Speaker
Brooks, Troy
Model
2970

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation: New Rules from TX Senate Bill 1880

[2826] Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation: New Rules from TX Senate Bill 1880 Education-Training Credits: 1.0 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Summary:How new rules & investigation process identified in the recently passed Senate Bill 1880 that dictates an agency's policies and responses to suspected ANE HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.259[d][7]abuse, neglect, and exploitation §558.260[a][2]development and interpretation of agency policies §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting Faculty:Brooks, Troy Program Description: Texas has some of the most stringent regulations related to the identification and investigation of suspected ANE in home health and hospice. This program discusses the new rules & investigation process identified in the recently passed Senate Bill 1880 that dictates an agency's policies and responses to suspected ANE. Also examined are common mistakes that agencies make with regard to ANE complaints and practical steps to avoid them. From the intake of the complaint to the closing of the investigation, this program addresses the processes needed to maintain compliance with Texas regulations. Presentation Date: 11.17.2015 Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to: Identify the rule that addresses self-reported incidents of abuse, neglect, and exploitation for Home and Community Support Services Agencies. Identify two laws that provide definitions for ANE as it is used in § 97.249. Describe an allegation of abuse. Describe Texas Senate Bill 1880. About the Presenter:
Troy Brooks is a former Assistant General Counsel for the Texas Department of Human Services, and has worked extensively with the Home and Community Support Services Agencies Program. Troy now represents home health agencies across Texas in Medicare and Medicaid disputes with government agencies and their contractors. He also represents home health agencies in negotiating and responding to government fraud investigations. Troy runs his own law firm, Brooks Acevedo Attorney at Law, here in Houston, Texas. [2826] Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation: New Rules from TX Senate Bill 1880

Speaker
Brooks, Troy
Model
2826

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation: The Failure to Report Timely ANE

[3137] Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation: The Failure to Report Timely ANE
Gain a better understanding of what goes wrong when an allegation of abuse, neglect and exploitation is not timely reported to the authorities. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: November 13, 2018 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H HCSSA Administrator Program | Houston Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hr(s) Continuing Education for Nurses 1.0 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 11.13.2020 CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.259[d][7]abuse, neglect, and exploitation §558.260[a][2]development and interpretation of agency policies Program Description:The failure to timely report A&E to the Department of Family and Protective Services a nd to DADS remain one of the higher range license violations among home and community care service agencies in Texas. There are several reasons for this. First, many times management staff have the misunderstanding that they must make a judgment call as to whether or not an allegation has been made. Second, middle management staff and delivery staff usually fail to understand how to dignify an allegation estimate. This presentation examines final orders from the Texas Health and Human Services commission dealing with allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation. By examining these cases, as opposed to discussing a hypothetical story, the viewer will gain a better understanding of what goes wrong when an allegation of abuse, neglect and exploitation is not timely reported to the authorities. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the discussion and incorporate best practices for identifying and reporting abuse, neglect, and exploitation into their clinical practice. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Troy Brooks, JD About the Presenter:
Troy Brooks a former Assistant General Counsel for the Texas Department of Human Services, the predecessor agency of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission has practiced almost exclusively in the area of non-acute long term care in Texas and throughout the country. This year marks Mr. Brooks 20th year of practicing law. He began as a judicial clerk for the Honorable B. Dexter Ryland, Chief Judge of Louisiana’s 9th Judicial District Court. Mr. Brooks now has his own firm, The Brooks Law Group, which provides a full range of services for healthcare providers throughout Texas and the rest of the country. In the words of Mr. Brooks, “we don’t have the sense to tell a healthcare provider we won’t help them with something. From corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, ADRs, RACS, ZPICs, UPICs and licensure issues, we do it all.” [3137] Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation: The Failure to Report Timely ANE

Speaker
Brooks, Troy
Model
3137

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Achieve Rewards from Your Performance Data

[3049] Achieve Rewards from Your Performance Data Education-Training Credits: 1.5 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Summary: TX MCOs present potential VBP/VPC approaches. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][8]skills for working with clients, families, and other professional service providers Faculty: Angie Parks, United Healthcare; Robert Wells and Ceseley Rollins, Superior Health Plan; Kelley Longhofer, Community First Program Description: Texas Medicaid payors are beginning to look at new payment models called “Value-Based Payments (VBP) and/or Value Based Contracting (VBC).” The idea behind the new models is for payors to work with providers to ensure delivery of high quality and cost-effective care to their members. TAHC&H brings you three (3) Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to present a panel discussion about steps a provider might want to take for structuring a VBP/VBC with a payor. Providers will also learn how these (3) Texas MCOs are currently rolling-out VBP/VBC. They will spend time discussing the process they implement with providers and elements needed to create VBP/VBC. Implementing a program in collaboration with your MCO could earn your organization rewards for quality services and care. Understanding how your data is involved as well as other reporting requirements is critical to your success, so don’t miss this opportunity to be ahead of the curve rather than behind it! Presentation Date: 08.09.2017 Learning Outcomes(s): Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and implement agency data evaluation projects that will enhance their ability to participate in Value-Based Purchasing programs. About the Presenter:
Angie Parks serves as the Senior Director for Quality Management & Performance for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas. She has been with the plan since 2013. She oversees the local quality programs for UHC’s Medicaid, MMP and DSNP plans. Ms. Parks is a registered nurse who holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center, and a Bachelor of Science in Adult & Corporate Fitness/Wellness from Abilene Christian University. About the Presenter:
Ceseley Rollins has been working with the STAR+PLUS program since 1998. She began working in Houston, Texas shortly after the initial implementation for the STAR+PLUS program and has been working for the program ever since. Ceseley has played a significant role with each STAR+PLUS expansion/implementation due to her role as Provider Relations Manager, Director of Operations, through her current role as Vice President, Medicaid Operations for Complex Care Programs which includes STAR+PLUS, STAR Kids and STAR Health. About the Presenter:
Robert Wells is the manager of Superior Healthplan’s Transformation Projects group. He designs and manages value based incentive projects and works closely with HHSC to implement state directed alternative payment models. For several years, Robert has been on the forefront of finding new ways for managed care organizations and Superior to interact with their provider networks. Robert has a background in provider relations and business operations and lives in Austin with his wife, three children and six chickens. About the Presenter:
Kelley Longhofer has 25 Years in Health Care Operations for Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid, 20 Years in Managed Medicaid Program Management and Operations as well as Provider Network Management, and 18 Years with STAR+PLUS and now STAR Kids in Program Management and Operations. Kelley has worked in national health plan organization as well as local Texas provider sponsored health plans. Kelley is currently working with Community First Health Plans in San Antonio after a long tenure with Amerigroup. [3049] Achieve Rewards from Your Performance Data

Speaker
Parks,Wells,Rollins & Longhofer
Model
3049

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
Achieving Efficiencies in Back Office Staffing & Structure

[2662] Achieving Efficiencies in Back Office Staffing & Structure Education-Training Credits: 1.00 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Summary: How to measure & control back office costs. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][7]financial management Faculty: Gaboury, Melinda Program Description: Having and efficient back office that is accountable to key performance metrics is a key component to financial wellbeing. As an administrator, you are responsible for “implementing an accounting and budgeting system that promotes the health and safety of the agency’s clients” (TAC §558.243). This program presents the cost indicators that must be understood in making operational decisions, items needed to develop billing performance measures that hold the billing department accountable and detail items to review in order to evaluate your back office structure. Supervising nurses may also benefit from a working knowledge of back-office processes to improve collaboration between billing and clinical aspects of patient care. Presentation Date: 11.18.2014 Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to: Identify the cost indicators that must be understood in making operational decisions regarding back office staff Develop billing department performance measures Detail items to review to evaluate back office structure About the Presenter:
Melinda Gaboury, COS-C, is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. (HPS). Melinda and Mark Cannon founded the company in April 2001 to provide financial, reimbursement, clinical and cost reporting services to the home health industry. She has over 20 years’ experience in Medicare Home Health Reimbursement and has remained on the cutting edge of Medicare PPS since the regulation’s inception. She has helped her clients bridge the gap between clinical and financial issues and has been a seminar and webcast presenter for 20+ State Home Care Associations. She is also the author of “Home Health Pocket Guide to OASIS-C.” [2662] Achieving Efficiencies in Back Office Staffing & Structure

Speaker
Gaboury, Melinda
Model
2662

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Achieving HIPAA Compliance

[2513] Achieving HIPAA Compliance Education-Training Credits: 1.00 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Summary: HIPAA compliance is a hot topic again...and will remain that way. Find out why. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][2]development and interpretation of agency policies §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Faculty: Acevedo, Luis Program Description: Achieving compliance with current HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules continues to prove an overwhelming task for home health and hospice administrators. Policy development, employee training requirements, technical oversight and notice requirements may seem too onerous or burdensome to your daily operation. Never fear! It is not the end of the world! You can learn to be compliant and minimize your agency’s risk and potential liability and protect your patients privacy rights. Presentation Date: 11.19.2013 Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to: Describe an example of an administrative safeguard under the Privacy Rule List one example of when a healthcare provider can release protected health information without authorization Identify one situation in which a healthcare provider can be subject to a penalty for a HIPAA violation Identify one entity to which the Security Rule would apply Identify one duty of the HIPAA Privacy Officer About the Presenter:
Luis Acevedo, JD, with Brooks Acevedo Attorneys at Law, has substantial experience in executive management of large healthcare corporations as well as extensive knowledge of Health Law including access, regulation, compliance, Stark Law, anti-kickback and e-health. As a former in-house counsel for Atlantis Health Care Group, Inc. he offers impressive experience in corporate, real estate and business counseling. Mr. Acevedo has used his extensive background to help health care clients resolve internal conflicts, sales and transactions, and conflicts with government agencies. [2513] Achieving HIPAA Compliance

Speaker
Acevedo, Luis
Model
2513

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Achieving Regulatory Efficiencies

[3106] Achieving Regulatory Efficiencies
Many tips and ways to streamline and simplify the execution of compliant management. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Kay Hollers Presentation Info: Presentation Date: November 14, 2017 TAHC&H Event: HCSSA Administrator Program | Houston Subscription Type: Individual Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.00 Clock Hr(s) CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting Program Description: Today’s Home Care Executive is confronted with myriad regulatory requirements about State and Federal compliance, reimbursement requirements, personnel management, confidentiality and safety requirements, taxation and much more. This presentation focuses on and proposes changes to processes and systems that streamline and simplify the execution of compliant management. Maintaining the focus on efficiencies, the presentation also discusses: appropriate delegation strategic outsourcing time management hints communication techniques useful technological tools Program Learning Outcome: Learners will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by implementing efficiencies to streamline operations related to regulatory requirements. About the Presenter:
Kay Hollers, RN MPH COS-C HCS-D is an Independent Consultant for HealthCare ConsultLink and has over 35 years’ experience in administration of and consulting with home health and hospice agencies. She holds a post-Masters certification in Healthcare Evaluation from Wayne State University with emphasis on quality evaluation in healthcare settings and is a frequent presenter to public and private audiences on topics such as OASIS accuracy, care planning, clinical best practices, and QAPI procedures. [3106] Achieving Regulatory Efficiencies

Speaker
Hollers, Kay
Model
3106

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Administrator Training: Initial Training Requirements

Administrator Training: Initial Training Requirements Summary: Addresses seven (7) required topics for Texas HCSSA administrators. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[c][1] information on the licensing standards for an agency §558.259[c][2] information on the state and federal laws applicable to an agency §558.259[d][2]legal issues regarding advance directives §558.259[d][3]client rights, including the right to confidentiality §558.259[d][5]complaint investigation and resolution §558.259[d][7]abuse, neglect, and exploitation §558.259[d][8]infection control Faculty: Hammond, Rachel Program Description: This program presents the regulations required of home care agencies in order to comply with the rules and provide quality care. Topics covered include: licensing standards state and federal laws applicaple to agencies Advanced Directive law requirements client rights and responsibilities abuse, neglect, or exploitation complaints infection control Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to: Indentify licensing standards, state and federal laws applicable to their agency license Discuss Advance Directive law requirements Discuss Client Rights and responsibilities Identify what qualifies as abuse, neglect, or exploitation Identify what is considered a complaint Discuss infection control regulations About the Presenter: Rachel Hammon is the Director of Clinical Practice and Regulatory Affairs for TAHC&H. Rachel has been in health care for 17 years with over 11 years of home care experience, including pediatric case manager, Medicare case manager, Administrator/DON and Corporate Director of Clinical Services, with the majority of her time focused on supervision and management of home care pediatric programs. At TAHC&H, Rachel provides clinical and technical assistance related to both federal and state regulations. She currently serves on the Nursing Practice Advisory Council for the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners. Education-Training Credits: 0.75 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate addressing TX: §558.259[c][1] information on the licensing standards for an agency §558.259[c][2] information on the state and federal laws applicable to an agency §558.259[d][2]legal issues regarding advance directives §558.259[d][3]client rights, including the right to confidentiality §558.259[d][5]complaint investigation and resolution §558.259[d][7]abuse, neglect, and exploitation §558.259[d][8]infection control [468] Administrator Training: Initial Training Requirements

Speaker
Hammon, Rachel
Model
468

$22.50

0.75 Hrs
Administrator’s Guide to Developing Your Director of Nursing

[3051] Administrator’s Guide to Developing Your Director of Nursing Education-Training Credits: 1.25 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Summary:Guidance to ensure the Administration and clinical team works together. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Faculty: Jennifer Lopez, BSN, RN Program Description: Regardless of an Administrator’s credentials, they are held responsible for both the operational and clinical aspects of home care services. Home care is one of the toughest industries for compliance given the never ending maze of rules and regulations. This is true both in the Administrative side and Clinical side. With that comes the very delicate question, how does an Administrator help develop and guide the Director of Nursing to ensure clinical issues don’t balloon to enforcement level violations that could affect the overall operation of the agency? Ensuring the Administration and clinical team works together is critical to successful operations. In this presentation you will hear from your colleague and TAHC&H President who can share helpful tips to implementing this team approach in your agency. Presentation Date: 08.10.2017 Learning Outcomes(s): Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by implementing best practices that allow the administrator to effectively train the Director of Nursing to oversee the clinical operations of the agency. About the Presenter:
Jennifer Lopez, BSN, RN is the State Health Services Director for ResCare. She has worked in healthcare for over 25 years in many different settings including acute care, physician office, home health care and residential services. She received her LVN from Cooke County College in 1987, Associates Degree in Nursing from North Central Texas College in 1991 and her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from The University of Texas, Austin in 2003. She is also a Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse (CDDN). Her current responsibilities include providing education, training and clinical support for the ICF, HCS and CLASS programs in Texas. She also serves as President of the Texas Association of Home Care and Hospice. Jennifer has a vast range of expertise in the areas of operations, due diligence, QA, clinical, state and federal regulations, compliance and investigations. Jennifer has a passion to ensure each person cared for receives the highest quality care possible. [3051] Administrator’s Guide to Developing Your Director of Nursing

Speaker
Lopez, Jennifer
Model
3051

$37.50

1.25 Hrs
Administrator’s Role in Risk Management

[2512] Administrator’s Role in Risk Management Education-Training Credits: 1.50 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Summary: An overview of some of the common areas of risk that an administrator must consider. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][2]development and interpretation of agency policies §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §558.260[a][4]ethics §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Faculty: Patterson, Charlotte Program Description: Administrators wear many hats. One of the most important roles however is the Administrator’s duty to recognize and mitigate risk factors.This program provides an overview of some of the common risk areas that an agency should be considering. Presentation Date: 11.19.2013 Areas of review will include: patient care nursing practice employee property financial risks Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to: Discuss the broad areas of risk encountered in running an agency Distinguish the 4 types of business insurance Identify at least 3 common risks that Administrators encounter Identify potential mistakes and practice guidelines in risk management About the Presenter:
Charlotte E. Patterson, RN, BSN, JD, is a VP, Associate General Counsel – Healthcare at Golden Living, a family of healthcare companies, including rehab, assisted living, skilled nursing care, and hospice. Collectively, the Golden Living family of companies has more than 42,000 employees who provide quality healthcare to more than 60,000 patients every day. Ms. Patterson assists the staff by providing legal and compliance guidance regarding a wide range of matters, including Health Law, State and Federal regulations, HR and employment issues. Her past practice includes Chief Compliance Officer for a large Homecare and Hospice organization, Claims Counsel for an international insurance corporation and Medical Malpractice litigation. Ms. Patterson received her B.S. in Nursing at the University of Florida and her J. D. at the University of Texas. [2512] Administrator’s Role in Risk Management

Speaker
Patterson, Charlotte
Model
2512

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
ADRs, RACs, ZPICs & More: What's All the ToDo & Is Your Agency at Risk?

[2468] Additional Documentation Requests (ADRs), Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), and More: What’s All the To-Do and Is Your Agency at Risk? Summary:Understand all types of reviews that can place your agency at risk. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management §558.260[a][7]financial management Faculty: Whitemyer, Brandi Program Description: With the current array of pre- and post-payment reviews, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to make new efforts to assure program integrity and compliance. While pre-payment reviews can significantly interrupt cash flow to your agency, post-payment reviews can be just as costly and burdensome. This program helps home health agency administrators, directors, and other staff understand the importance of a clear and directive response to all types of medical reviews, as well as measures that can be taken to avoid placing your agency at risk. Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to: Recognize the types of CMS medical reviews including RACs, ADRs, and ZPICs Describe practices which place agencies at risk for pre and post payment reviews Evaluate the appeals process following CMS medical reviews About the Presenter:
Brandi Whitemyer, RN, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-O, AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer/Ambassador is a 14-year veteran of home health and hospice as a Registered Nurse. She has experience as a field nurse, director, administrator, and regulatory affairs executive with agencies, both large and small. She holds both an Associates Degree in Nursing, as well as a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Kent State University. She is currently a Senior Associate Consultant with Selman-Holman & Associates and the owner of Transitions Health & Wellness Solutions, a home health & hospice coding and consulting agency. Brandi works closely with home health and hospice agencies nationally in providing consulting services, survey compliance, managing medical reviews and appeals of Medicare denials, writing Corrective Action Plans, developing staff education, policy development, developing coding and quality assurance processes, and development of coding education. Brandi is certified as a Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D), Homecare Clinical Specialist-OASIS (HCS-O), and is certified in OASIS competency, COS-C. She is also an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer and Ambassador. Education-Training Credits: 1.50 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate [2468] Additional Documentation Requests (ADRs), Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), and More: What’s All the To-Do and Is Your Agency at Risk?

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$45.00

1.5 Hrs
Advanced Concepts in Business Operations: Leadership is a Verb

[3133] Advanced Concepts in Business Operations: Leadership is a Verb
Learn how to turn leadership into action. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: November 12, 2018 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H HCSSA Administrator Program | Houston Subscription Type: Individual Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 2.0 Clock Hrs CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §558.260[a][5]quality improvement Program Description: Leadership is more than a title, goal or vision. How do you influence your team every day to create not only the culture that you desire within your organization, but also the process that leads to results? It is imperative that we are up to the moment on the current state of the industry, possess the knowledge base to create effective strategy, and communicate in such a way that we influence our staff to success! Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively participate in the learning activity and identify strategies to become a more effective leader. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Susan Neel, LVN, Vice President of Business Strategy, HealthCare ConsultLink About the Presenter:
Susan Neel is the Vice President of Business Strategy for HealthCare ConsultLink. Throughout her highly successful career, Susan’s roots as a field nurse and Clinical Liaison enabled her to progress through the sales ranks, eventually achieving leadership positions with Gentiva, Girling Healthcare and Traditions Health Care. Early in her career she achieved the Pinnacle Gold award with Gentiva, which recognized her as one of the top three Account Executives in the company. Susan is recognized as an expert in healthcare sales, and she currently consults with home health, hospice and PAS clients throughout the United States. She is also the author and developer of the REACH Sales Training Program, a program designed to energize agencies and equip them with the tools they need to effectively grow their business. [3133] Advanced Concepts in Business Operations: Leadership is a Verb

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Neel, Susan
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3133

$60.00

2.0 Hrs
Advanced Concepts in Compliance: HIPAA 1996 – A hard pill to swallow

[3142] Advanced Concepts in Compliance: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 [HIPAA] – A hard pill to swallow
Refresh your memory, get up to date with recent developments and identify strategies to mitigate your risks. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: November 13, 2018 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H HCSSA Administrator Program | Houston Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hr(s) Continuing Education for Nurses 1.0 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 11.13.2020 Social Worker 1.0 CEU CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of social work education by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, approved provider #1230. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 [HIPAA] is no longer a minor! More than 21 years have passed since it became law and it is still a compliance headache for healthcare providers. Never fear…compliance is achievable! Refresh your memory, get up to date with recent developments and identify strategies to mitigate your risks. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by adhering to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, and Breach Notification Audit Program in an effort to protect patient privacy. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Luis J. Acevedo, Acevedo & Edwards, PLLC About the Presenter:
Luis J. Acevedo, Esq. has substantial experience in executive management of large healthcare corporations, as well as extensive knowledge of Health Law including licensing, access, regulation, compliance, Stark Law, anti-kickback and e-health. He offers impressive experience in healthcare transactions, corporate and business counseling. Mr. Acevedo has used his extensive background to help health care clients with sales and transactions, to resolve internal conflicts, as well as conflicts with government agencies. [3142] Advanced Concepts in Compliance: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 [HIPAA] – A hard pill to swallow

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Acevedo, Luis
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3142

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Advanced Concepts in Emergency Preparedness: Continuity of Business Operations

[3136] Advanced Concepts in Emergency Preparedness: Continuity of Business Operations - Don’t Get Caught!
Gives you the tools necessary to have a successful program and keep your patients and staff safe. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: November 13, 2018 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H HCSSA Administrator Program | Houston Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hrs Continuing Education for Nurses 1.0 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 11.13.2020 CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: Don't get caught... being unprepared! There are several actions needed to have a successful emergency preparedness program. How do you know what you need to be prepared if you've never dealt with a specific disaster? This presentation gives you the tools necessary to have a successful program and most importantly to keep your patients and staff safe. Program Learning Outcome: Learners will apply disaster preparedness rules, regulatory changes, and requirements related to patient care during a disaster into their disaster preparedness planning and agency operations. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Cassandra Kirkland, RN, Advancing at Home Health & Tiffany Tyeskie, BSN, RN, HCS-D, Advancing at Home Health About the Presenter:
Cassandra Kirkland Coming Soon About the Presenter:
Tiffany Tyeskie BSN, RN, HCS-D is the administrator and director of nurses for Advancing at Home Health Care. She has 10+ years’ experience in the home care setting. Prior to working in home care she worked as an emergency room nurse and hospice nurse. Tiffany has earned her BSN from Texas Tech and A.D.N. from Kilgore College. [3136] Advanced Concepts in Emergency Preparedness: Continuity of Business Operations - Don’t Get Caught!

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Kirkland, C & Tyeskie, T
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3136

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Advanced Concepts in Employment Law: Doing the Labor and Employment Dance

[3140] Advanced Concepts in Employment Law – Doing the Labor and Employment Compliance Dance
Guides you through the steps every company can take to reduce its legal risk. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: November 13, 2018 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H HCSSA Administrator Program | Houston Subscription Type: Individual Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.5 Clock Hrs CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting Program Description: Wage and hour compliance remains a particularly challenging area for home care agencies to master and presents one of the highest risks of legal liability. This presentation guides you through the steps every company can take to reduce its legal risk. You will gain an understanding of the home care practices targeted in recent lawsuits and government investigations – including: live-in and 24-hour shifts background check protocols pay per visit rate manipulation claims timekeeping procedures When completed, you will be able to identify potential problems and with a better understanding of the compliance materials available in the home care toolkit to assist with your plan for improvement. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will identify how to remain in compliance with wage and hour laws. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Angelo Spinola, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson; About the Presenter:
Angelo Spinola regularly represents employers across the country in collective, class, and hybrid actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state wage and hour laws. Appearing on behalf of employers in federal and state courts and administrative tribunals throughout the United States, Angelo has litigated all types of discrimination cases, including age, disability, race, national origin, sex, harassment and retaliation. Additionally, Angelo regularly assists employers to promote an issue-free work environment through counseling, training and other preventive strategies. He also conducts training on employment-related issues for management personnel, lawyers and human resources professionals and is a regular speaker before business organizations and human resource groups on a wide variety of employment law topics. [3140] Advanced Concepts in Employment Law – Doing the Labor and Employment Compliance Dance

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Spinola, Angelo
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3140

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
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