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No/Low Cost Digital Marketing Steps To Ethically Market Your HmHlth, Hospice, Pvt Duty Agency

[W3243] No/Low Cost Digital Marketing Steps To Ethically Market Your Home Health, Hospice and/or Private Duty Agency
Digital marketing steps you can take that that are free or very inexpensive... TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 08/07/2019 and is now available for on-demand access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: August 7, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hrs CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.260[a][10]marketing Program Description: Home health, hospice and private duty agencies have heavily relied on old-school marketing practices to ramp-up patient referrals. Today, patients and their families are actively reviewing their care options using the internet. With the exception of large home health and hospice agencies, most agencies haven’t engaged in active online marketing. In this program, Salma Mokbel and attorney Meaghan McCormick cover a number of the digital marketing steps you can take that that are free or very inexpensive. This webinar is 60 minutes and includes a Q & A session that follows. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by incorporating digital marketing strategies while ensuring that their agency does not engage in marketing practices that violate Federal or State laws. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Salma Mokbel and Meaghan McCormick | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Salma Mokbel is a paralegal and marketing specialist for Liles Parker. Salma is an accomplished and creative marketing and social media professional, experienced in setting online marketing strategies for branding and online awareness. She is highly skilled in search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, online marketing campaigns, and social media strategy. She received her degree in BIT from University of Utara Malaysia and is now following her passion in Digital Marketing and SEO. About the Presenter:
Meaghan McCormick is an associate at Liles Parker and received her JD degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. She previously worked for a home health care agency before attending law school and has assisted with a number of home health audits and investigations. Meaghan has experience with auditing home health and hospice claims, identifying deficiencies, and assisting clients in improving their documentation. Meaghan also has extensive experience working on compliance plans and developing policies and procedures for home health and hospice agencies. [W3243] No/Low Cost Digital Marketing Steps To Ethically Market Your Home Health, Hospice and/or Private Duty Agency Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3243

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Nursing Jurisprudence

[3153] Nursing Jurisprudence
All Texas nurses must obtain 2 contact hours continuing education on jurisprudence and ethics. This program fulfills that Texas Board of Nursing requirement. Nursing - Targeted Continuing Education Nursing Jurisprudence and Nursing Ethics
Texas Board of Nursing Rule 216.3(g) All nurses must complete at least 2 contact hours of CNE relating to nursing jurisprudence and nursing ethics before the end of every third two-year licensing period (applicable to licensing periods that began on or after January 1, 2014). The CNE course(s) must contain information related to: the Texas Nursing Practice Act, the Board's rules (including §217.11, Standards of Nursing Practice), the Board's position statements, principles of nursing ethics, and professional boundaries. Contact hours completed for this requirement do count towards completion of the 20 contact hours of CNE required for all nurses.
Certification may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
APRNs may not use CME to fulfill this requirement. Only CNE is acceptable. NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 2/25/2019 This program was presented on 02/14/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Winter Policy Conference in Austin. It is one of 9 presentations captured and produced for online access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: February 14, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Winter Policy Conference | Austin Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 2.0 Clock Hrs Continuing Education for Nurses 2.0 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 02/14/2021 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 a recognized state association and approved provider of HCSSA education by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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][4]ethics Program Description: Did You Know? It is your responsibility to keep up with all Nursing Rule changes. Did you know the Board of Nursing approved changed continuing competence rules Dec. 2018? All Texas nurses must obtain 2 contact hours continuing education on jurisprudence and ethics that must include education on board rules, practice act, position statements and professional boundaries. This program fulfills the requirements of the Texas Board of Nursing in an interactive format. Get reacquainted with the Texas Nursing Practice Act, Texas BON Rules and Position Statements. Every nurse is charged with knowing the Texas BON rules that apply to nursing practice. Rachel takes the rules everyone needs to know and applies those rules to your practice in home care. Ethical principles and professional boundaries will also be covered. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by implementing the Texas Board of Nursing rules and guidance into their practice with patients and understanding their own individual scope of practice resulting in optimal patient outcomes and avoiding the need for Texas Board of Nursing intervention and disciplinary actions. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Rachel Hammon, BSN, RN, Executive Director, TAHC&H and Amanda Ellis, JD, Dalrymple, Shellhorse, Ellis & Diamond, LLP About the Presenter:
Rachel Hammon received her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas in Austin. She has 23 years of experience in nursing with 19 years’ experience in the home health industry. During her employment with a home health agency, she served in many roles, which gave her a diverse knowledge of the industry. At the Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice Rachel assisted member agencies with compliance with state and federal laws, served as a liaison with state and federal government officials and on the Nurse Practice Advisory Committee for the Board of Nurse Examiners. As the Executive Director, Rachel is responsible for implementing the mission of the association which is to advocate for ethical practices, quality, and economic viability of licensed providers of home and community support services in Texas. As part of that advocacy she routinely works with legislators and state agency staff on legislation and policy that affects the home care industry. About the Presenter:
Amanda J. Ellis advises licensed providers on operational and regulatory matters related to their practices, including licensing and health care privacy law compliance. She has represented various entities and individuals at the State Office of Administrative Hearings and before other agencies, including the Texas Medical Board, Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners, and the Texas Department of State Health Services. Ms. Ellis is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Austin Bar Association, the Texas Pharmacy Association and the Texas Counseling Association. She frequently speaks before professional organizations, state agencies and industry groups regarding administrative and health law issues, including professional health care licensing and enforcement defense and federal and state privacy law compliance. Ms. Ellis currently serves on the Board of the Administrative Law Section and is a member of the Health Law Section of the Austin Bar Association. In May 2013, she was appointed to the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners. Ms. Ellis is Board Certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and serves on the Administrative Law Exam Commission. [3153] Nursing Jurisprudence

Speaker
Hammon, Rachel
Model
3153

$60.00

2.0 Hrs
Obligations Of Your Agency With Respect To Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation

[W3247] Obligations Of Your Agency With Respect To Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation
What are your obligations to investigate and report ANE complaints? TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 10/02/2019 and is available for on-demand access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: October 2, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars 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 10/02/2021 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: Despite your best efforts to screen and train members of your staff, care issues and complaints will eventually arise. What steps can you take to prevent incidents of abuse, neglect of exploitation from happening in the first place? If allegations such as these arise, what are your obligations to investigate and report these complaints? How can you better prevent allegations of neglect associated with: The prevention, identification and treatment of bedsores. The safe lifting and transfer of a patient from a bed to a wheelchair in a safe fashion without falls. The proper administration of medication. The communication of patient concerns you have identified to family members. Caring for patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s or another mental condition that can be challenging. Communicating with the patient physician when there is a change in a patient’s condition. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively participate in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by identifying best practices in the areas of prevention, investigation, and reporting of abuse, neglect and exploitation of patients in compliance with state laws and Medicare Conditions of Participation. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Richard Pecore and Heidi Kocher | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Richard Pecore is a licensed Texas attorney with over 20 years of experience in personal injury and health care law. Mr. Pecore is a graduate of the University of Texas and South Texas College of Law Houston. Mr. Pecore joined Liles Parker as an associate attorney in January 2012 and became a partner with the firm in February 2016. Mr. Pecore’s practice focuses on Medicare and Medicaid administrative provider appeals and regulatory compliance plans for providers. He has successfully defended overpayment appeals ranging in value from $15,000 to over $6 million dollars. Mr. Pecore is a Certified Medical Compliance Officer (CMCO), a member of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and a member of the American Dental Coders Association (ADCA). About the Presenter:
Heidi Kocher is a partner with Liles Parker and has over 20 years of experience in health care legal and compliance related issues, including serving as a compliance director, chief privacy officer and interim chief compliance officer at a medical device manufacturer. In addition, she has represented and advised physician groups, home health agencies, DME companies, pharmacies, non-profit organizations, and licensed individuals. Her experience includes implementing the various requirements and aspects of a Corporate Integrity Agreement, responding to and defending audits from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers up through the ALJ level, guiding clients through voluntary self-disclosures and seeking advisory opinions from the OIG. She also has significant reimbursement experience, addressing coverage policy issues, challenging denials, recoupments, and loss of billing privileges, obtaining HCPCS codes, and other reimbursement related issues. [W3247] Obligations Of Your Agency With Respect To Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3247

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Operations, Budgeting, and Cash Flow Under PDGM

[3316] Operations, Budgeting, and Cash Flow Under PDGM
Identify key steps to ensure a smooth and comprehensive assessment of financial needs for home health operations under PDGM. NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 11/20/2019 This program was presented on 11.13.2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Administrator Program in Houston. It is one of 20 presentations captured and produced for online access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: November 13, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Administrator Program | Houston Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 2.0 Clock Hr(s) Continuing Education for Nurses 2.0 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 11.13.2021 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §558.260[a][7]financial management Program Description: Budget planning is an important priority every year, but it takes on new significance with PDGM in 2020. PDGM critical metrics will be key not only to managing your operations, but also for projecting your financial outcomes. This budget presentation will identify key steps to ensure a smooth and comprehensive assessment of financial needs for home health operations under PDGM. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate intent to change their practice by identifying key steps to ensure a comprehensive assessment of financial needs for home health operations under PDGM to ensure continued operation and that contribute to improved patient outcomes. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Ron Barrera, Managing Director, Simione Healthcare Consultants About the Presenters:
Ron Barrera serves as a Managing Director at Simione Healthcare Consultants, drawing on more than 30 years of progressive financial, operational and strategic experience as a home health and hospice executive, consultant and interim leader. He spearheads team consulting efforts in finance to support clients with financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, accounts receivable management, benchmarking, strategic planning, transition of new acquisitions, purchasing and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement issues. A resident of Alpharetta, Georgia, Ron previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas in Dallas/Fort Worth, and also served as a vice president of operations for a large for-profit home health agency. In his role as a consultant, he has assisted organizations in achieving enterprise wide goals for transformation and performance improvement, enhancing back office processes, systematizing end-to-end departments and their deliverables, and developing shared service functions. As a highly experienced interim leader, Ron has served as executive director and chief financial officer, managing financial, operational and reimbursement functions for providers ranging in size from $25M to $280M+ in annual revenue. An active member of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, and the Home Care and Hospice Financial Managers Association, Ron is a seasoned speaker for state and national associations. He graduated with a B.B.A. in accounting from Lamar University. [3316] Operations, Budgeting, and Cash Flow Under PDGM

Speaker
Barerra, Ron
Model
3316

$60.00

2.0 Hrs
PDGM – Changes Can Not Start Soon Enough!

[3273] PDGM – Changes Can Not Start Soon Enough!
Highlights the areas impacted and outlines process changes to assist agencies in optimizing operations performance. NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 9/6/2019 This program was presented on 08/27/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice 50th Annual Meeting in Grapevine . It is one of 17 presentations captured and produced for online access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: August 27, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Annual Meeting | Grapevine Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.5 Clock Hr(s) Continuing Education for Nurses 1.5 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 08.27.2021 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management §97.260[a][7]financial management Program Description: The most significant change in Homecare Reimbursement in 20 years will go into effect January 2020. The Patient Driven Groupings Model – PDGM is complicated, confusing and overwhelming. Operational areas likely impacted under the new payment model include referral and sales management, intake, revenue cycle, operational reporting, order and supply management, and much more. This program highlights the areas impacted and outlines process changes to assist agencies in optimizing operations performance under PDGM to succeed under this new payment model. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively participate in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by implementing policies and clinical practices to uphold quality patient care measures and maximize reimbursement under the Patient Driven Groupings Model. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Melinda A. Gaboury, COS-C, CEO, Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. About the Presenter:
Melinda A. Gaboury with more than 27 years in home care, has over 17 years of executive speaking and educating experience, including extensive day to day interaction with home care and hospice professionals. She routinely conducts Home Care and Hospice Reimbursement Workshops and speaks at state association meetings throughout the country. Melinda has profound experience in Medicare PPS training, billing, collections, case-mix calculations, chart reviews and due diligence. ZPIC, RA, ADR & TPE appeals with all Medicare MACs have become the forefront of Melinda’s current impact on the industry. She is currently serving on the NAHC/HHFMA Advisory Board as ex-officio and is Associate Director on the Home Care Association of Florida Board of Directors. Melinda is also the author of the Home Health Pocket Guide to OASIS-C2: A Reference for Field Staff. [3273] PDGM – Changes Can Not Start Soon Enough!

Speaker
Gaboury, Melinda
Model
3273

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
Preventing The Revocation Of Your Agency From The Medicare Program

[W3225] Preventing The Revocation Of Your Texas Home Health or Hospice Agency From The Medicare Program
Tips on Avoiding an Adverse Action and on Responding to Such an Event TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 05/08/2019 and is now available for on-demand access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: May 8, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars 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 05/08/2021 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: Over the past year, the number of revocation and termination actions taken against Texas home health and hospice agencies has continued to increase. How should you respond if your agency is revoked or terminated from the Medicare program? What impact do these actions have on a home health or hospice agency? In this webinar, attorneys Jennifer Papapanagiotou and Ashley Morgan discuss the current revocation actions being pursued by the government and how your agency can reduce its risk of being subjected to such an adverse action. This webinar is 60 minutes and includes a Q & A session that follows. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by incorporating clinical and documentation best practices to reduce the risk of government actions that result in termination or revocation of an agency’s participation in the Medicare program due to regulatory non-compliance. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Jennifer Papapanagiotou, JD and Ashley Morgan | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Jennifer Papapanagiotou’s practice focuses on compliance, regulatory and transactional matters for a wide array of health care providers, including home health and hospice agencies. She has extensive experience in analyzing proposed and existing business arrangements for compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, and drafting a wide variety of legal agreements. Ms. Papapanagiotou is knowledgeable in all aspects of state licensing for home health and hospice providers, and in Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, including initial enrollment, changes of ownership and appeals of revocation actions. Finally, she assists clients with compliance plans, forming new businesses, and addressing Medicare and Medicaid program coverage and reimbursement issues. About the Presenter:
Ashley Hudson Morgan is an Associate Attorney in Liles Parker’s Washington, DC office where she focuses her practice on regulatory health care compliance matters, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement issues. Ashley represents health care providers across the country in connection with a wide variety of health law issues including coverage disputes, documentation concerns, compliance, medical board complaints, and exclusion / termination issues. Ashley has worked with an assortment of providers including dentists, home health companies, hospice agencies, primary care and specialty physicians, mental health professionals, physical therapists, and licensed acupuncturists.
Ashley has handled claims disputes with major payors including Medicare, Medicaid, various BlueCross BlueShield entities, and UnitedHealthcare. She has extensive experience working on administrative appeals of large alleged extrapolated overpayments assessed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) contractors including, Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), Unified Program Integrity Contractors (UPICs), and Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and by private payors. Ashley has also successfully defended providers against medical board and nursing board complaints.
Ashley is a Certified Medical Compliance Officer and helps clients implement effective compliance programs and provides counsel on mandatory state and industry-specific policies and procedures. In this capacity, Ashley provides on-site walk-throughs to review OSHA compliance and performs training for staff members on HIPAA and other mandatory compliance regulations. Ashley is also a Certified Professional Coder in addition to a Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist and conducts GAP Analyses of provider’s medical record documentation to determine areas for improvement with any CMS or private payor documentation requirements. [W3225] Preventing The Revocation Of Your Agency From The Medicare Program Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3225

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Refocus to SUCCEED

[3274] Refocus to SUCCEED
This is the moment for industry and agency leadership to prepare and to shine. NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 9/6/2019 This program was presented on 08/27/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice 50th Annual Meeting in Grapevine . It is one of 17 presentations captured and produced for online access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: August 27, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Annual Meeting | Grapevine Subscription Type: Individual Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hrs CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.260[a][2]development and interpretation of agency policies §97.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting Program Description: The home health care industry is at the door of regulatory and financial redesign. This is the moment for industry and agency leadership to prepare and to shine. Focus will be key. Reframing agency self-awareness, and the degree to which each agency is willing to be unflinching in that assessment process, will determine the successful organizations in the coming years. This program provides metrics used in industries that have experienced change to determine what can help your organization. Viewers will learn the difference between the tired annual agency evaluations and using new techniques to measure operational effectiveness including defining assessment metrics that clearly show the agency’s strengths and weaknesses. When done you will understand how a clear focus drives a strong plan and allows flexibility in meeting the coming changes. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by implementing techniques to measure operational effectiveness to discover the agency’s strengths and weaknesses. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Donna Floyd, RN, BSN, Crag Business Group About the Presenter:
Donna Floyd has been a Registered Nurse for over thirty years and has extensive health care experience in management of national, regional and start-up organizations, including home health agencies. She is accomplished in the areas of program and policy development, staff education and competency development. Donna’s broad span of experience ranges from successfully holding positions as Agency Administrator, Clinical Nurse Manager, and corporate VP of Program Development to leading organizations in successfully achieving growth and national accreditation. She has provided leadership in the Home Care Association of Colorado as a liaison to the Department of Public Health survey department and served` as a member of the Education Committee. Donna has extensive experience with home health agencies and licensure rules in multiple states as well as having contacts in a variety of state departments of health. [3274] Refocus to SUCCEED

Speaker
Floyd, Donna
Model
3274

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Rethinking Wound Care & Pressure Ulcer Prevention

[3286] Rethinking Wound Care & Pressure Ulcer Prevention
PDGM expands skilled nursing care...why it’s extremely important to manage wounds efficiently and effectively. NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 9/9/2019 This program was presented on 08/28/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice 50th Annual Meeting in Grapevine. It is one of 17 presentations captured and produced for online access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: August 28, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Annual Meeting | Grapevine Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.5 Clock Hr(s) Continuing Education for Nurses 1.5 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 08.28.2021 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management §97.260[a][7]financial management Program Description: With Pressure Ulcer (PU) prevalence rates between 2.9% and 19.1% in home care, it’s extremely important to manage wounds efficiently and effectively. In addition, with the coming changes of PDGM, home care providers will be forced to expand into more skilled-nursing activities, such as wound care. Amy Cassata, VP Clinical at Swift Medical, has implemented hundreds of wound care programs and shares her best practices over the years, including clinical best practices, technology recommendations, and change management techniques. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by implementing evidence-based guidelines in wound care and pressure ulcer prevention to maximize the best possible patient outcomes. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Amy Cassata, RN, WCC, VP Clinical Operations, Swift Medical About the Presenter:
Amy Cassata has over 15 years of post-acute care clinical experience as well as experience overseeing departmental budgets, clinical operations, staffing resources and major EHR configurations in a wide range of health care facilities and projects. Amy’s unique blend of clinical skills and digital implementation knowledge has helped her transform facilities into world-class leaders in the adoption of digital health innovations like Swift Skin and Wound. [3286] Rethinking Wound Care & Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Speaker
Cassata, Amy
Model
3286

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
Surviving & Thriving During Times of Great Change

[3318] Surviving & Thriving During Times of Great Change
It's about you and what you can do to make positive change happen for yourself and your organization. NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 11/25/2019 This program was presented on 11.13.2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Administrator Program in Houston. It is one of 20 presentations captured and produced for online access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: November 13, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Administrator Program | Houston Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 2.0 Clock Hr(s) Continuing Education for Nurses 2.0 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 11.13.2021 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §558.260[a][5]quality improvement Program Description: In the wake of unrelenting changes surging through the private, government, and not-for-profit sectors, today’s most urgent challenge has shifted. If you aspire to grow in your organization, you shouldn’t be spending your time convincing yourself and others why change should be happening or why it should not be happening. You should be spending your time specifically designing a plan to address the conditions and challenges of change itself. This presentation is about you and what you can do to make positive change happen for yourself and your organization. It focuses on the link between purpose and change, getting you in shape, enlisting people to support you, to perform, help facilitate change, and enjoy the process. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the discussion by identifying how to address the challenges of change and facilitate change management techniques to help grow in your organization. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Martha Bryan, Owner, Bryan & Bryan Associates About the Presenters:
Martha Bryan is a management consultant, author, speaker, and seminar leader who speaks nationally and internationally on topics including implementing quality, excellence, leadership, vision and strategy, self-esteem and success psychology. With an education background in teaching, she has taught at both the high school and college levels and has held administrative positions in both public and private sector organizations. Her work career expands from farm laborer and cafeteria helper to positions in staff support, sales, training, and personnel administration. She has served in leadership positions for a number of organizations: chairman of college advisory boards, president of women's organizations, president of personnel administration organizations, and president of a financial institution. She left the position of personnel administrator with Snohomish County Government to start her own consulting firm, and since that time has worked with over 500 organizations and associations throughout the United States and Canada. [3318] Surviving & Thriving During Times of Great Change

Speaker
Bryan, Martha
Model
3318

$60.00

2.0 Hrs
Surviving Government Inquiries – Part 1: ADRs and TPE

[3154] Surviving Government Inquiries – Part 1: ADRs and TPE
One of two programs that examine in detail the differences between the various kinds of letters sent to home care and hospice providers by Medicare contractors, the implications of each letter, and how best to respond. NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 2/25/2019 This program WAS presented on 02/14/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Winter Policy Conference in Austin. It is one of 9 presentations captured and produced for online access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: February 14, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Winter Policy Conference | Austin Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.5 Clock Hrs Continuing Education for Nurses 1.5 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 02/14/2021 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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 §558.260[a][7]financial management Program Description: Have you just received a “Dear Provider” letter from one of the Medicare contractors? Are you confused about what the objective of the letter is and what your rights and responsibilities are? This is one of two programs that examine in detail the differences between the various kinds of letters sent to home care and hospice providers by Medicare contractors, the implications of each letter, and how best to respond. In addition, the program presents what you can do in advance to prepare for the day that YOUR agency will receive one of these letters. This Part 1 program provides focus on ADRs and TPEs. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by incorporating documentation best practices that are conducive to successful ADR and Targeted Probe and Educate results. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Heidi Kocher, JD, MBA, CHC, Liles Parker, PLLC About the Presenter:
Heidi Kocher, Esq., MBA, CHC, is a partner with the law firm of Liles Parker. She has over 20 years of experience advising and defending health care clients on legal and regulatory matters affecting providers of all sizes. She is an expert in all aspects of compliance and privacy programs, including developing and deploying policies, procedures and training. Her experience includes serving as a Chief Compliance Officer and a Chief Privacy Officer, implementing the various requirements and aspects of Corporate Integrity Agreements, and responding to and defending audits from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers up through the ALJ level. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She is licensed in Texas and Maryland, and admitted to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She is Certified in Health Care Compliance. [3154] Surviving Government Inquiries – Part 1: ADRs and TPE

Speaker
Kocher, Heidi
Model
3154

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
Surviving Government Inquiries – Part 2: ZPIC, UPIC, and CERT Audits

[3157] Surviving Government Inquiries – Part 2: ZPIC, UPIC, and CERT Audits
One of two programs that examine in detail the differences between the various kinds of letters sent to home care and hospice providers by Medicare contractors, the implications of each letter, and how best to respond. NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 2/25/2019 This program was presented on 02/14/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Winter Policy Conference in Austin. It is one of 9 presentations captured and produced for online access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: February 14, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Winter Policy Conference | Austin Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.5 Clock Hrs Continuing Education for Nurses 1.5 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 02/14/2021 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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 §558.260[a][7]financial management Program Description: Have you just received a “Dear Provider” letter from one of the Medicare contractors? Are you confused about what the objective of the letter is and what your rights and responsibilities are? This is one of two programs that examine in detail the differences between the various kinds of letters sent to home care and hospice providers by Medicare contractors, the implications of each letter, and how best to respond. In addition, the program presents what you can do in advance to prepare for the day that YOUR agency will receive one of these letters. This Part 2 program provides focus on ZPIC, UPIC and CERT audits Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by incorporating documentation best practices that are conducive to successful ZPIC, UPIC, and CERT audit results. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Heidi Kocher, JD, MBA, CHC, Liles Parker, PLLC About the Presenter:
Heidi Kocher, Esq., MBA, CHC, is a partner with the law firm of Liles Parker. She has over 20 years of experience advising and defending health care clients on legal and regulatory matters affecting providers of all sizes. She is an expert in all aspects of compliance and privacy programs, including developing and deploying policies, procedures and training. Her experience includes serving as a Chief Compliance Officer and a Chief Privacy Officer, implementing the various requirements and aspects of Corporate Integrity Agreements, and responding to and defending audits from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers up through the ALJ level. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She is licensed in Texas and Maryland, and admitted to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She is Certified in Health Care Compliance. [3157] Surviving Government Inquiries – Part 2: ZPIC, UPIC, and CERT Audits

Speaker
Kocher, Heidi
Model
3157

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
Technology Revolution in Home Care

[3278] Technology Revolution in Home Care
A look at real life case studies of how technology is being implemented in home and community care. NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 9/6/2019 This program was presented on 08/27/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice 50th Annual Meeting in Grapevine. It is one of 17 presentations captured and produced for online access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: August 27, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Annual Meeting | Grapevine Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.25 Clock Hr(s) Continuing Education for Nurses 1.25 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 08.27.2021 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management §97.260[a][7]financial management Program Description:With an ever-changing competitive market, providers need to consider how to deliver services more efficiently. This program takes a look at real life case studies of how technology is being implemented in home and community care to assist in the delivery of services. What technologies are being implemented to record and monitor changes in an individual’s health? What is being implemented in regional and remote areas to ensure the wellbeing of seniors? Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence that is concentrated on developing algorithms that analyze data and predict future events with tremendous accuracy. It is a technology that is well suited to identify hidden trends and patterns in vast amounts of data, not visible to the human eye. Jonathan Vallée, CTO of AlayaCare, an end-to-end home healthcare software solution, discusses the importance of collecting and analyzing data, provide real examples of feasible tech solutions organizations could implement today, explore the insights gained from utilizing machine learning, and present the results of two studies on applying machine learning to streams of incoming remote patient monitoring vitals for decision support. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by implementing remote patient monitoring as a tool to aid in improving optimal patient outcomes. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Jonathan Vallée, M.Sc., CTO, AlayaCare About the Presenter:
Jonathan Vallée is the VP, Engineering at AlayaCare. AlayaCare looks to deliver the next disruptive solution for the industry by combining remote patient monitoring, clinical documentation and back office software supported by machine learning and optimization. Jonathan holds a M.Sc. in machine learning where he has been awarded the board of honors and has worked as a data science researcher before taking the leadership of JDA’s data science team and now AlayaCare’s. Jonathan is an inventor and co-inventor on four patents and strives to innovate the home healthcare industry. [3278] Technology Revolution in Home Care

Speaker
Vallée, Jonathan
Model
3278

$37.50

1.25 Hrs
Testing Your Emergency Preparedness Plan

[3297] Testing Your Emergency Preparedness Plan
Best practices for testing your EP plan. NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 10/14/2019 This program was presented on 10/09.2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Fall Conference in Grapevine. It is one of 4 presentations captured and produced for online access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: October 9, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Fall Conference | Grapevine Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.25 Clock Hr(s) Continuing Education for Nurses 1.25 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 10.09.2021 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.259[d][6]emergency preparedness planning and implementation §97.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description:This presentation discusses the staff training requirements for both orientation and annual training, how to collaborate with local, state, and federal agencies, illustrate the differences between the tabletop, functional, and full-scale test exercises, and review best practices in documentation. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by applying methods learned related to implementing realistic and effective disaster drills at their agency in compliance with state and federal rules. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Beverly Sepulveda, BSN, RN, MBA, CEO, SynerImages Healthcare Consulting LLC About the Presenters:
Beverly Sepulveda is the founder, CEO, and Principle consultant for SynerImages Healthcare Consulting, a national healthcare and regulatory consulting firm in operation for over 23 years. She holds a Master's in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her nursing specialization is in quality assurance and accreditation compliance. Ms. Sepulveda's consulting expertise covers a broad array of areas including Home Health Agencies, Therapy clinics, ORFs, CORFs, Hospitals and the MCO industry. Ms. Sepulveda's company specializes in start-up healthcare business seeking state and federal licensure, cloud-based policies and procedures, on-going regulatory compliance services and insurance contracting assistance. Prior to her working for SynerImages, Ms. Sepulveda was the Executive Director for PCA Health plans of Texas [later purchased by Humana] and held senior management positions with Aetna, CIGNA, and MetLife insurance companies. Her medical experience was at St. David's Hospital, Bellaire Hospital, Critical Care of America Home Health, North American Medical Management and Princeton Medical Management services. SynerImages is a Texas-based healthcare consulting firm with offices in Houston and South Texas. In addition to offering home health startup and compliance services, her firm also facilitates other business needs such coordinating medical equipment inspections, application management services, educational conferences/webinars and other business operations assistance. [3297] Testing Your Emergency Preparedness Plan

Speaker
Sepulveda, Beverly
Model
3297

$37.50

1.25 Hrs
The "How" and "Why" to Outsource/Centralize Operations

[3155] The "How" and "Why" to Outsource/Centralize Operations
How home care/hospice agencies can enact smart change management techniques to prepare for this new practice. NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 2/25/2019 This program was presented on 02/14/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Winter Policy Conference in Austin. It is one of 9 presentations captured and produced for online access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: February 14, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Winter Policy Conference | Austin 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: There are many new business practices taking shape in the home care/hospice industry. Outsourcing is one business practice used by companies to reduce costs or improve efficiency by shifting tasks, operations, jobs or processes to an external contracted third party for a significant period of time. This same process of centralization is utilized by many companies internally to achieve the same outcome. Home care/hospice agencies must enact smart change management techniques to prepare for this new practice. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in a discussion on outsourcing and centralizing operations to reduce costs and improve efficiency in home care agencies. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Marcylle Combs, RN, MS, Founder, Foundation Management Services and William Simione III, Managing Principal, Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC About the Presenter:
Marcylle Combs has enjoyed 30 years in home health care and hospice, holding many positions including field nurse, director, administrator and owner/president of a successful home health and hospice company. She is well known in Texas and nationally for her leadership in both the home care and hospice community. She serves on the TAHCH Government Affairs Committee since the ‘90s and is currently board of directors for The Home Care and Hospice Financial Managers Association (HHFMA); a professional organization bringing together CFOs, CEOs, COOs and other financial positions who are employed by the nation’s 25,000 home care and hospice agencies. She also chairs the Women in Leadership group for HHFMA. Marcylle enjoys speaking on various subjects such as mentoring, leadership and communication and is best known for keeping her audiences awake. About the Presenter:
Bill Simione III serves as Managing Principal at Simione Healthcare Consultants, leading all consulting, as well as product and service delivery to support home care and hospice business improvement. He previously managed Simione's Financial Consulting division, and has been actively involved in the home care and hospice industry for more than 25 years. Bill has held many interim management positions over the years, including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Patient Accounting for numerous home care/hospice organizations ranging from single agencies to multi-state organizations and hospital-owned postacute entities. During his interim management positions, he has been responsible for many agency turnarounds, including positioning an agency for acquisition. Bill is a highly experienced speaker addressing many national home care and hospice organizations, as well as state and local associations. He is a graduate of Villanova University with a B.S. in Accounting. [3155] The "How" and "Why" to Outsource/Centralize Operations

Speaker
Combs, M / Simione III, Wm
Model
3155

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
The Final Rule: Hospice Payment Rates and Quality Measures Defined, Reviewed and Applied

[3319] The Final Rule: Hospice Payment Rates and Quality Measures Defined, Reviewed and Applied
Why Hospice CoP changes were made, how they affect your hospice agency and tips to ensure that you are maximizing the potential of the changes coming in 2020. NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 11/21/2019 This program was presented on 11.13.2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Administrator Program in Houston. It is one of 20 presentations captured and produced for online access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: November 13, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Administrator Program | Houston Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 2.0 Clock Hr(s) Continuing Education for Nurses 2.0 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 11.13.2021 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §558.260[a][5]quality improvement §558.260[a][7]financial management Program Description: The 2020 CMS Final Rule brings changes to hospice reimbursement rates and quality that will more closely align reimbursement rates with care provided while allowing consumers to access the information they need to make the best decision about hospice care for themselves or the ones that they love. The presenter discusses why the changes were made, how they affect your hospice agency and tips to ensure that you are maximizing the potential of the changes coming in 2020. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by identifying how the Hospice 2020 CMS Final Rule changes in reimbursement rates and quality requirements will affect their hospice agency practices. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Zaundra Ellis, Hospice Product Director, Axxess About the Presenters:
Zaundra Ellis Zaundra Ellis is the Hospice Product Manager for Axxess. She leverages her many years of expertise in the hospice industry to create a software that is easy to use and allows clients to be clinically, administratively and financially compliant. Prior to joining Axxess, Zaundra served as the Executive Director and Regional Director for Kindred Hospice and Heart to Heart Hospice agencies across Texas. In this role she oversaw an inpatient hospice facility, created and implemented a companywide QAPI program for an organization that served more than 2,500 patients, and used her experience to create operations that improved compliance and maximized reimbursements. Zaundra is an active member of the Texas Association of Home Care and Hospice and has served on multiple committees including the Education, Hospice and Medicare/Medicaid committees. [3319] The Final Rule: Hospice Payment Rates and Quality Measures Defined, Reviewed and Applied

Speaker
Ellis, Zaundra
Model
3319

$60.00

2.0 Hrs
The Illinois RCD Experience: Preclaim Review Success

[3272] The Illinois RCD Experience: Preclaim Review Success
An on-demand, rich-media recording of Part Two of the June 19, 2019 RCD Training Event in San Antonio. NOW AVAILABLE - RELEASED 07/05/2019 This training program was presented on 06/19/2019 at the TAHC&H / Palmetto GBA RCD Training Event in San Antonio. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: June 19, 2019 TAHC&H Event: RCD - Review Choice Demonstration Training | San Antonio Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 2.0 Clock Hrs Continuing Education for Nurses 2.0 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 06/19/2021 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management §97.260[a][7]financial management Program Description: Home Health Providers in Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Florida or Texas are gearing up for the implementation of the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) in their states. Following the Palmetto GBA RCD training presented 6/19/19, two distinguished Illinois providers - both board members of the Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council - presented results of preclaim review and review choice in Illinois - the first state to begin. They present data from Illinois, issues impacting Illinois providers, and each one presents their own agency's experiences - along with practical tips and tested processes to help you be successful with RCD. RCD Goals Assist CMS in developing improved methods to identify, investigate, and prosecute potential fraud Protect the Medicare Trust Fund Reduce the rate of improper payments Improve provider compliance with Medicare rules and requirements Offers providers increased flexibility and choice Risk-based changes to reward providers who show compliance with policies Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by effectively managing the Review Choice Demonstration process and ensuring appropriate clinical documentation thereby decreasing the number of non-affirmations related to poor or insufficient documentation. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Cheryl Adams, RN, BSN, MBA, Administrator, At-Home Health Care of Sparta Community Hospital and President, Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council | Sheila Guither, MSN, RN, CWOCN, COS-C. OSF Home Care Services and Past President, Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council About the Presenters: Sheila Guither MSN RN, CWOCN, COS-C currently serves as Immediate Past President of the Illinois Home Care and Hospice Council. She works as the Manager of Clinical Practice and Staff Development for OSF Healthcare- Home Care and Post-Acute Services in Peoria, IL. Throughout the Illinois Preclaim Review demonstration, OSF achieved a 100% affirmation rate without compromising access to care. Sheila earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from OSF Saint Francis College of Nursing, her BSN from Mennonite College of Nursing in Bloomington, IL and her Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse (WOCN) certification from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She has worked in the Home Care field for 23 years serving in various clinical and leadership roles. She resides in Bloomington, IL with her husband and three children. Cheryl Adams RN, BSN, MBA with 40 years of clinical nursing and healthcare executive experience. Cheryl has been the administrator of At-Home Health Care of Sparta Community Hospital since its inception in 1996. Cheryl is responsible for developing, implementing and sustaining the business plan for the hospital based home health agency known as At-Home Health Care. The agency under her direction has a history of multiple deficiency free surveys, a reduction in acute care hospitalization rate, improved patient satisfaction and implementation of a telehealth program. Cheryl is credentialed as a Home Health ICD-10 Coder and OASIS Specialist. Cheryl is committed to having a voice for the home care industry and the people that are served. She feels it is important that leaders of home care ensure access to care but also quality of care to those we serve all while staying compliant with rules and regulations of home health. With the implementation of the pilot program of Pre-claim Review in IL, Cheryl has succeeded in achieving a 100% affirmation rate through the education and implementation of processes to ensure accurate, complete documentation. [3272] The Illinois RCD Experience: Preclaim Review Success

Speaker
Adams, Cheryl + Guither, Sheila
Model
3272

$60.00

2.0 Hrs
The Impact Of RCD - The “Review Choice Demonstration Project” On Your Agency

[W3182] The Impact Of The “Review Choice Demonstration Project” On Your Agency
The Review Choice Demonstration Project and its likely impact on your home health agency. TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 01/30/2019 and is now available for on-demand access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: January 30, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars 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 01/30/2021 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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][7]financial management Program Description: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), remains committed in its efforts to initiate the Review Choice Demonstration for Home Health Services project here in Texas. This initiative is the renamed, repackaged version of the prior Pre-Claim Review Demonstration project that was initiated, then placed on hold (due in large part to provider protests), in April 2017. In this webinar, attorneys Ashley Morgan and Lorraine Rosado will discuss the Review Choice Demonstration Project and its likely impact on your home health agency. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively participate in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by implementing the Review Choice Demonstration process to assure that all relevant coverage and clinical documentation requirements are met before a claim is submitted for payment. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Ashley Morgan, JD and Lorraine Rosado, JD | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Ashley Hudson Morgan is an Associate Attorney in Liles Parker’s Washington, DC office where she focuses her practice on regulatory health care compliance matters, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement issues. Ashley represents health care providers across the country in connection with a wide variety of health law issues including coverage disputes, documentation concerns, compliance, medical board complaints, and exclusion / termination issues. Ashley has worked with an assortment of providers including dentists, home health companies, hospice agencies, primary care and specialty physicians, mental health professionals, physical therapists, and licensed acupuncturists. Ashley has handled claims disputes with major payors including Medicare, Medicaid, various BlueCross BlueShield entities, and UnitedHealthcare. She has extensive experience working on administrative appeals of large alleged extrapolated overpayments assessed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) contractors including, Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), Unified Program Integrity Contractors (UPICs), and Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and by private payors. Ashley has also successfully defended providers against medical board and nursing board complaints. Ashley is a Certified Medical Compliance Officer and helps clients implement effective compliance programs and provides counsel on mandatory state and industry-specific policies and procedures. In this capacity, Ashley provides on-site walk-throughs to review OSHA compliance and performs training for staff members on HIPAA and other mandatory compliance regulations. Ashley is also a Certified Professional Coder in addition to a Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist and conducts GAP Analyses of provider’s medical record documentation to determine areas for improvement with any CMS or private payor documentation requirements. About the Presenter:
Lorraine Ater Rosado is a key member of Liles Parker’s healthcare team and has been an attorney at the firm for nearly six years. She defends healthcare providers facing overpayment claims and counsels clients nationwide on compliance with healthcare statutes, regulations, and contract matters. She has represented providers in panel qualification and termination matters. She has extensive experience working on complex cases involving both Federal and State violations of the False Claims Act, including whistleblower cases. She is skilled in administrative litigation and appeals. Lorraine has handled claims disputes involving most major healthcare payors, including Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, various BlueCross BlueShield entities, and UnitedHealthcare. She is experienced working on large, complex administrative appeals of extrapolated alleged overpayments assessed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contractors, including Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), and Medicaid Integrity Contractors (MICs). [W3182] The Impact Of The “Review Choice Demonstration Project” On Your Agency Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

Speaker
Liles Parker Attorneys
Model
W3182

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Time for your Annual Inspection! A Review of the State & Federal Emergency Preparedness Rules

[3294] Time for your Annual Inspection! Review of the State and Federal Emergency Preparedness Rules
Understand how to prepare for potential disaster and emergency situation, comply with state and federal requirements... NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 10/14/2019 This program was presented on 10/09/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Fall Conference in Grapevine. It is one of 4 presentations captured and produced for online access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: October 9, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Fall Conference | Grapevine Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.5 Clock Hr(s) Continuing Education for Nurses 1.5 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 10.09.2021 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.259[d][6]emergency preparedness planning and implementation §97.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description:The Federal Emergency Preparedness requirements are both similar and different than the requirements that Texas agencies have been meeting. This presentation outlines in detail both these similarities and differences so that agencies – both certified and non-certified – can understand how to prepare for potential disaster and emergency situation, comply with state and federal requirements, and protect their businesses, clients, and employees. Regulatory changes since 2018 and lessons learned are also discussed. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by revising their agency emergency preparedness policies to reflect regulatory requirements and teaching clinical staff how to implement the requirements. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Kay Hollers, RN, MPH, COS-C, HCS-D, Independent Consultant, HealthCare ConsultLink About the Presenter:
Kay Hollers is well known to TAHCH audiences as she has been an active member or associate member since her return to Texas in 1985. Kay holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas with a major in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She also earned a post-master’s Specialist Certification in Health Care Evaluation from Wayne State University College of Nursing in Detroit. Kay taught Public Health Nursing at Michigan State University and has practiced in and consulted with home health and hospice agencies large and small, public and private. Kay likes to share her experiences and knowledge with audiences and has been a frequent presenter for TAHCH conferences and seminars. [3294] Time for your Annual Inspection! Review of the State and Federal Emergency Preparedness Rules

Speaker
Hollers, Kay
Model
3294

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
Tips for Drafting Hospice Contracts with Nursing Facilities

[3288] Tips for Drafting Hospice Contracts with Nursing Facilities
Learn about the regulatory requirements for contracts between hospice providers and nursing facilities. NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 9/10/2019 This program was presented on 08/29/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice 50th Annual Meeting in Grapevine. It is one of 17 presentations captured and produced for online access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: August 29, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Annual Meeting | Grapevine Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.25 Clock Hr(s) Continuing Education for Nurses 1.25 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 08.29.2021 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management §97.260[a][7]financial management Program Description: Learn about the regulatory requirements for contracts between hospice providers and nursing facilities. This program highlights key provisions that will govern both parties' payment obligations and care coordination obligations, and it identifies common drafting pitfalls to avoid. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by identifying best practices in drafting contracts between hospice providers and nursing facilities to meet regulatory requirements and contribute to improved patient outcomes. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Irma Jacobson, J.D., Jacobson PLLC About the Presenter:
Irma Jacobson is a commercial litigator and administrative law attorney who regularly practices in state, federal, and administrative law courts. She graduated from West Point in 2004 and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005-2006. Irma has extensive experience representing clients in the health care industry and excels at providing legal solutions to complex problems by tailoring strategies to fit each client’s specific need. She can assist with data privacy requests, both requesting disclosure and defending against disclosure involving Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA). Irma represents nursing home facilities, assisted living facilities, and home and community support services agencies (HCSSAs) regarding compliance and licensure actions. She has been essential in securing favorable results for long-term care facilities while defending against license revocations and appealing Medicare/Medicaid terminations and state and federal civil monetary penalties. She has extensive experience advising long-term care facilities concerning audits by Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), Medicaid Integrity Contractors (MICs), Zone Program Integrity Contractor (ZPIC), and other Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement matters. Her practice also includes representing benefit plans, providers, employers, claims administrators, and insurers in disputes concerning the availability of mental health and substance abuse coverage under ERISA-governed plans. [3288] Tips for Drafting Hospice Contracts with Nursing Facilities

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Jacobson, Irma
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3288

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1.25 Hrs
Top 10 Steps To Improve Compliance In 2020

[W3249] Top 10 Steps To Improve Compliance In 2020
Steps you can take - many of which can be initiated tomorrow - which will significantly improve your compliance! TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 12/04/2019 and is available for on-demand access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: December 4, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars 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 12/04/2021 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 with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §97.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: Despite your best efforts, there are a number of steps you can take - many of which can be initiated tomorrow - which will significantly improve your compliance from a coding / billing / HIPAA / OSHA standpoint. Attorneys Lorraine Rosado and Mary Soule present ways your organization can reduce its level of risk by presenting their top 10 steps you can use to improve your agencys compliance in 2020. This webinar is 60 minutes with a breif Q & A session that follows. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by incorporating compliance best practices in throughout their agency. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Lorraine Rosado, JD and Mary Soule, JD | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Lorraine Rosado is a key member of Liles Parker’s healthcare team and has been an attorney at the firm for nearly six years. She defends healthcare providers facing overpayment claims and counsels clients nationwide on compliance with healthcare statutes, regulations, and contract matters. She has represented providers in panel qualification and termination matters. She has extensive experience working on complex cases involving both Federal and State violations of the False Claims Act, including whistleblower cases. She is skilled in administrative litigation and appeals. Lorraine has handled claims disputes involving most major healthcare payors, including Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, various BlueCross BlueShield entities, and UnitedHealthcare. She is experienced working on large, complex administrative appeals of extrapolated alleged overpayments assessed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contractors, including Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), and Medicaid Integrity Contractors (MICs). About the Presenter:
Mary Soule is an Associate Attorney at Liles Parker’s Washington, DC office. She focuses her practice on regulatory health care compliance matters, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement issues. Mary has represented a variety of healthcare providers, including psychiatrists, dentists, acupuncturists, home health agencies, and counselors. She represents health care providers nationwide with an assortment of health law issues, including prepayment and post-payment audits with Medicare, Medicaid, and private payors and general compliance matters. She is also a Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist. [W3249] Top 10 Steps To Improve Compliance In 2020 Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for one (1) month. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

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Liles Parker Attorneys
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W3249

$30.00

1.0 Hr
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