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Emergency Preparedness Series 2019

[PKG6159] Emergency Preparedness Series 2019
All four emergency preparedness progams available in a specially priced package that saves you $20! NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 10/14/2019 All programs in this specially-priced package were presented on 10/09.2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Fall Conference in Grapevine. 4 emergency preparedness presentations were 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 6.5 Clock Hr(s) (Total of all 4 programs in the series) Continuing Education for Nurses 6.5 Contact Hr(s) (Total of all 4 programs in the series) This program awards CNE until 10.09.2021 CE Approval Statements:
· All programs in this package meet 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. Programs Included in this Package: [3294] Time for your Annual Inspection! A Review of the State and Federal Emergency Preparedness Rules - See Details Here [3295] Developing and Implementing Your Emergency Preparedness Plan - See Details Here [3296] Applying the State and Federal Emergency Preparedness Rules: What Surveyors Look For in your Policies and Procedures - See Details Here [3297] Testing Your Emergency Preparedness Plan - See Details Here [PKG6159] Emergency Preparedness Series 2019

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PKG6159

$175.00

6.5 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. TAHC&H CONFERENCE RECORDING: This program was presented on 06/19/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice RCD Training Event in San Antonio. It is one of 2 presentations captured and produced for online access. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. 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 an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 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
Growing your Private Duty Agency through Community Outreach

[3281] Growing your Private Duty Agency through Community Outreach
Learn How Acappella included education and community outreach increase sales volume. 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 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][8]skills for working with clients, families, and other professional service providers §97.260[a][9]community resources §97.260[a][10]marketing Program Description: What was started at a kitchen table with a big vision and little money, Acappella in Home Care has grown to become one of the largest privately owned home care agencies in the country. Learn How Acappella included education and community outreach increase sales volume. In 2018 alone, gross sales increased by 35%. Community Outreach like a weekly podcast, collecting pajamas for needy seniors, and offering continuing education to area nurses and social workers all helped build the Acappella brand. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by implementing community education and outreach programs to increase referrals. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Jo Alch, RN, Acappella in Home Care About the Presenter:
Jo Alch is the Founder and Director of Nursing at Acappella in Home Care. Jo worked as a hospice field and triage nurse for many years, discovering a big void in exceptional private duty care and nursing services. Jo opened Acappella in 2006, with a vision to be the leading private pay agency in the DFW area. Jo has won numerous awards for her efforts. She was selected as one of the “Great 100 RNs” in Dallas in 2007. In 2012, Jo was awarded D Magazine’s prestigious “Excellence in Nursing” for home care, and was also recognized by Nurses.com magazine as a regional finalist for outstanding home care nursing. Jo served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice, and had an active role on the private pay committee. She is currently serving on the board for the Community Council of Greater Dallas, and is the committee chair for the Dallas Area Agency on Aging. Jo is an active member of her church choir, recently performing at Carnegie Hall in NYC. She is originally from New Orleans, where she is in the Krewe of Muses. Jo has an amazing husband and three wonderful children. [3281] Growing your Private Duty Agency through Community Outreach

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Alch, Jo
Model
3281

$30.00

1.0 Hr
TULIP Training: Texas Unified License Information Portal

[W3246] TULIP Training: Texas Unified License Information Portal
Information on the new system and how to gain access and where to find additional resources. TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 09/25/2019 and is now available for on-demand access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: September 25, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.0 Clock Hr 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] other topics related to the duties of an administrator Program Description: TULIP is the new web-based licensure system for the Health and Humans Services Commission. The Texas Unified Licensure Information Portal is designed for licensed long-term care providers. The system is designed to be more efficient, including electronic payments and instant access to licensure information. This presentation will provide information on the new system and how to gain access and where to find additional resources. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by utilizing the Texas Unified Licensure Portal (TULIP) to improve efficiencies in submitting long-term care licensure applications, making electronic payments, and accessing status of licensure information. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Stephanie Allred, PhD, Director of LTCR Licensing and Credentialing, HHSC Regulatory Services & Trent Banks, Manager, Provider Licensure and Certification, HHSC Regulatory Services About the Presenter:
Stephanie Allred obtained her doctorate of experimental psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington, with a major in cognitive psychology and a minor in statistics. Her focus of study was ambiguity in the English language. She began her career with the state as a professor at the University of Texas at Tyler, teaching various psychology and statistics courses. Following, she worked for Rusk State Hospital for 17 years. Rusk State Hospital is a state owned psychiatric hospital and is part of the Health and Human Services Commission. Her positions at the hospital varied from Data Specialist, Director of Training, Standards Compliance Officer, to Director of Quality Management. Currently, she is the Director of Long-term Care Regulatory Licensing and Credentialing for the Health and Human Services Commission. She is responsible for the provider licensure and certification, credentialing, and data/records management. Going forward, she welcomes the challenge to better serve the residents of the state of Texas. About the Presenter:
Trent Banks is currently a Manager with Health Human Services Commission (HHSC), Licensing and Certification. He has served as an Investigator VI with Professional Credentialing Enforcement Unit, Regulatory Services Division with Health Human Service Commission. He previously served as an Investigator IV in the PCEU at the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). Prior to that, he was an investigator at the Texas Department of Juvenile Justice’s Office of Inspector General. Trent was previously a Youth Rights Specialist in the Office of General Counsel at the Texas Youth Commission where he worked to ensure the Rights and Safety of juvenile offenders. Trent has a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Southwest Texas State University. [W3246] TULIP Training: Texas Unified License Information Portal 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
Allred, S & Banks, T [HHSC]
Model
W3246

$30.00

1.0 Hr
From Hospice Referral to Discharge – How to Mitigate Your Risk and Collect Your Money

[3290] From Hospice Referral to Discharge – How to Mitigate Your Risk and Collect Your Money
A review of patient billing & clinical qualifications from referral to notice of election to certification/recertification to discharge. TAHC&H CONFERENCE RECORDING: 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. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. 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 an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 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: In this program the presenters - one is a hospice regulatory expert, one is a hospice billing expert - review patient billing and clinical qualifications from referral to notice of election (NOE) to certification/recertification to discharge. Also examined are requirements for each of these steps. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by identifying areas of financial impact related to billing and clinical documentation. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Kerry Arp, RN, BSN, Vice President of Consulting Services, HealthCare ConsultLink & Jill Schuerman, Founder and CEO, Schuerman Business Consulting, LLC About the Presenter:
Kerry Arp has over 18 successful years of experience within the Medical Field specializing in Practice Management, Team-Building, Program Development, Healthcare Compliance (CHAP/JCAHO), Risk Management, Community Relations, Training, Budgeting, Talent Management, Quality Control and Client/Patient/Provider Relations. She is Vice President of Consulting Services for HealthCare ConsultLink with oversight of Home Health and Hospice Consultants in Education, Recruitment, Orientation, Training, and Regulatory Guidance. Kerry also involved in customer education related to outsourcing in Home Health and Hospice for Agency Start Up, Mock Survey, QAPI, ADR/UPIC, Accreditation information, and education to agencies, and she provides subject matter expertise in Hospice regulations. About the Presenter:
Jill Schuerman has over 14 years in hospice, serving as regional and national Director of Reimbursement overseeing billing/collections for 17 agencies in 6 states, and collaborating with the Compliance officers in the review of Medicare and Medicaid regulations and changes and the creation of related Policy and Procedures.Currently, Ms. Schuerman is the Founder and CEO of Schuerman Business Consulting, LLC., which provides outsourced billing services, billing training, and billing due diligence audits for hospice agencies. She has been an Associate Member of TAHCH since starting her business in 2016, as well as a member of the Palmetto Home Health and Hospice Provider Outreach and Education Advisory Group, and a Patron Member and Board Member of the Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization. Ms. Schuerman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and is a frequent speaker on hospice billing topics. [3290] From Hospice Referral to Discharge – How to Mitigate Your Risk and Collect Your Money

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Arp, Kerry & Schuerman, Jill
Model
3290

$37.50

1.25 Hrs
Managing Utilization under PDGM with Star Ratings in Mind

[3275] Managing Utilization under PDGM with Star Ratings in Mind
A review of how agency outcomes affects star ratings under PDGM. TAHC&H CONFERENCE RECORDING: 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. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. 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 an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 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:In this program the presenters review how agency outcomes affects star ratings under PDGM. A case study is presented focusing on care of the patient with a specific primary diagnosis and differences between caring for the patient under PPS versus PDGM. Key areas of focus will be managing inappropriate LUPAs under PDGM, cost effective approaches for improving functional status of patients under PDGM, and recommended metrics to track under PDGM. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively participate in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by implementing effective clinical approaches to contribute to improved patient outcomes under the Patient Driven Groupings Model. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Christopher Attaya, Strategic Healthcare Programs & Sue Payne, RN, MBA, Corridor About the Presenter:
Christopher Attaya joined SHP in 2014 after spending 28 years in executive and consulting positions within the Home Health and Hospice industry. In his role, he is responsible for product development and client relationships to help organizations achieve increased operational and financial performance through the use of SHP’s industry leading analytics platform and benchmark data. Prior to SHP, Chris was the CFO at the VNA of Boston and had worked at Partners Health Care at Home as CFO and CEO. He received a B.A. in Public Health from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Management at Boston University concentrating in Health Care Finance. About the Presenter:
Sue Payne joined the Corridor team in December 2016 as part of the Transpirus acquisition where she served as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Services. In her role, Sue is responsible for clinical quality and business review to assure client satisfaction. She also serves as the Corporate Compliance Officer. Sue has over 25 years in home care operations and strategic leadership. Prior to her role at Corridor, Sue was the Vice President of Home Health at Advanced Home Care and at Life Care at Home, both of which are multi-state home care providers. Prior to that, she was the Administrative Director at Bon Secours Home Care which is a multi-site hospital based home care agency. She has experience with hospital based, long term care and privately held home care companies. Sue was the recipient of the 2011 Leadership Award from the Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina. She has presented nationally at Press Ganey, Visiting Nurses Association of America, American Congress of Healthcare Executives, and State Associations on topics such as preventing avoidable readmissions, value based purchasing, staffing retention and early careerist mentoring. She currently serves as a VNAA board member and is on the VNAA Governance Committee.
Sue has a B.S degree in Nursing from Radford University, a M.B.A from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and holds Certification in Home Health/Hospice from the National Association of Home Care. [3275] Managing Utilization under PDGM with Star Ratings in Mind

Speaker
Attaya, Chris & Payne, Sue
Model
3275

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
Advanced Concepts in Finance: Principles for Budgeting

[3311] Advanced Concepts in Finance: Principles for Budgeting
This presentation outlines key principles for participation and consensus with financial goals, excellence in documentation, and how everyone can contribute to an effective budget and plan. TAHC&H CONFERENCE RECORDING: This program was presented on 11/12/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Administrator Program Conference in Houston. It is one of 20 presentations captured and produced for online access. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: November 12, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Administrator Program | Houston 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 11.12.2021 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 Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 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: A good budget is the foundation of any strong financial plan. It requires a range of perspectives within home care and hospice organizations to set realistic (not optimistic) plans. Budgeting exercises must consider team functions and goals, allowing necessary time to gain input and share an understanding of how the budget can foster consistent operational performance. This presentation outlines key principles for participation and consensus with financial goals, excellence in documentation, and how everyone can contribute to an effective budget and plan. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by identifying how a realistic budget can enhance operational and clinical performance. 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. [3311] Advanced Concepts in Finance: Principles for Budgeting

Speaker
Barerra, Ron
Model
3311

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
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. TAHC&H CONFERENCE RECORDING: This program was presented on 11/13/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Administrator Program Conference in Houston. It is one of 20 presentations captured and produced for online access. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. 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 an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 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
What to Expect from a Texas OIG Investigation

[3292] What to Expect from a Texas OIG investigation
Overview of the major steps in a provider investigation. TAHC&H CONFERENCE RECORDING: 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. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: August 29, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Annual Meeting | Grapevine Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.5 Clock Hr(s) Continuing Education for Nurses 1.5 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 an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 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 Texas Office of Inspector General (OIG) presenter presents and discusses the role of provider investigations within the broader mission of the OIG and also gives an overview of the major steps in a provider investigation as well as the provider’s role in each step. Includes potential outcomes of a provider investigation and examples of past investigations specific to cases involving pediatric care and home health care. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by identifying the provider’s role in each step of an Office of Inspector General investigation of fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicaid program. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Glynn Bell, Manager - Provider Field Investigations, Dallas & Fort Worth Texas Health & Human Services Commission - OIG About the Presenter:
Glynn Bell is the Manager of Provider Field Investigations for the Texas Health & Human Services Commission - Office of Inspector General (OIG), Medicaid Program Integrity Division in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has been with the OIG since February of 2018. Glynn has over 19 years of investigative experience in the private insurance sector, handling large scale, organized fraud/major medical fraud cases. Glynn is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Accredited Healthcare Fraud Investigator (AHFI) and Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI). [3292] What to Expect from a Texas OIG investigation

Speaker
Bell, Glynn
Model
3292

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
Minimizing the Burden of Employment Management

[3276] Minimizing the Burden of Employment Management
Outsourcing Human Resources allows home care agencies to grow much faster and more efficiently... 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: A healthcare company needs to stay focused on hiring good healthcare professionals, marketing to hospitals and doctors, getting paid for their billing in a timely manner, and staying in compliance with state and federal requirements. Outsourcing Human Resources allows home care agencies to grow much faster and more efficiently. Any employer that can focus on their core competencies will be more profitable than one that has to hire and manage a larger staff that does not make the company money or keeps the company accredited. This program addresses issues facing any employer in today’s business environment, such as governmental compliance, payroll, employee management software, insurance procurement, Workers Compensation insurance, and safety. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by implementing best practices to remain in compliance with state and federal employment requirements. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: D.W. Bobst, TrendHR About the Presenter:
D.W. Bobst founded the TrendHR network of companies in 1997. TrendHR is a Dallas based human resource outsourcing company that provides HR, Staffing, and PEO services to businesses nationwide, allowing businesses to focus on their competencies and grow their business by minimizing the burden of employment administration. TrendHR has received recognition several times over the years in the Inc. 5000, Dallas Business Journal, USCA, and others. Mr. Bobst has served in the U.S. Navy, and is an active member of the National Association of Professional Employer Associations, the Society of Human Resource Management, and the Rockwall, Mesquite, and Garland Chamber of Commerce. [3276] Minimizing the Burden of Employment Management

Speaker
Bobst, D. W.
Model
3276

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Care of The Geriatric Patient: A Two Part Series

[W3240] Care of The Geriatric Patient: A 2 Part Series
Satisfies required CNE relating to the older adult or geriatric populations. Nursing - Targeted Continuing Education Older Adult or Geriatric Care
Texas Board of Nursing Rule 216.3(h) Any nurse whose practice includes older adult or geriatric populations is required to complete at least 2 contact hours of CNE relating to older adult or geriatric populations before the end of every licensing period (applicable to licensing periods that began on or after January 1, 2014). The CNE course(s) may contain information related to: elder abuse, age-related memory changes and disease processes (including chronic conditions), end of life issues, health maintenance, and health promotion. Contact hours completed for this requirement do count towards completion of the 20 contact hours of CNE required for all nurses.
Board-approved certification related to older adult or geriatric populations may be used to fulfill this requirement.
APRNs may use Category I CME to fulfill this requirement. TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 05/22/2019 [Part One] and 5/24/2019 [Part Two]. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: May 22 & 24, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars 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 05/24/2021 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 Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §97.259 (c)(2)(B) the Texas Human Resources Code, Chapter 102, Rights of the Elderly §97.259 (d)(3) client rights, including the right to confidentiality §97.259 (d)(7) abuse, neglect, and exploitation §97.260 (4) ethics §97.260 (8) skills for working with clients, families, and other professional service providers Program Description: The Texas Board of Nursing requires any nurse whose practice includes older adult or geriatric populations to complete at least 2 contact hours of CNE relating to the older adult or geriatric populations before the end of every licensing period.
This two-part educational activity is designed to enhance the knowledge of the Registered Nurse and other nurse licensed in the State of Texas in the area of geriatric care. Part 1 education is focused on elder abuse, Texas, and federal law. Part 2 education is focused on medication issues affecting the elderly population. The education is designed to expand the knowledge of the nurse as well as meet the Texas Board of Nursing licensure requirement. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice in the area of geriatric care by identifying signs of elder abuse, complying with both Texas and federal laws pertaining to elder abuse, and identifying medication issues affecting the elderly population to promote optimal patient outcomes. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: DeAnn Briscoe, BSN, RN, COS-C, Senior Clinical Education Consultant, Foundation Management Services About the Presenter:
DeAnn Briscoe has been a nurse for 35 years with most of her career being spent in home health care. In her role as Senior Clinical Education Consultant for Foundation Management Services, she serves as an expert resource for education regarding compliance in the area of patient care. [W3240] Care of The Geriatric Patient: A 2 Part Series 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
Briscoe, DeAnn
Model
W3240

$60.00

2.0 Hrs
Infection Control: Maintain Regulatory Compliance w/ Excellent Clinical & Admin Practice

[3308] Infection Control: Maintaining Regulatory Compliance through Excellent Clinical and Administrative Practice
Presents the current regulatory requirements for infection control for home health and hospice agencies. TAHC&H CONFERENCE RECORDING: This program was presented on 11/12/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Administrator Program Conference in Houston. It is one of 20 presentations captured and produced for online access. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: November 12, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H 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 11.12.2021 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 Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.259[d][8]infection control §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting Program Description: This presentation discusses the current regulatory requirements for infection control for home health and hospice agencies, as well as practical implementation of the regulations within your agency. The presenter offers tips and tools for you to use as you tackle the ongoing challenge of educating staff, patients and caregivers about this ever-important requirement. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the discussion and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by incorporating best practices of infection prevention from the state and federal requirements into their current clinical practice to contribute to optimal patient outcomes. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Colleen Bryan, RN, JCC Consulting About the Presenters:
Colleen Bryan has worked in the home care industry since 1996, holding various positions in both home health & hospice agencies including field nurse, case manager, educator, QA manager, DON and Administrator. Colleen is currently a senior consultant and lead educator with JCC Consulting, and services home health and hospice agencies in Texas. Colleen enjoys helping agency leaders navigate the constant changes and challenges in the current home health and hospice industries. She enjoys assisting in the incorporation of meaningful and impactful changes into their agency’s operations – both administrative and clinical, in order to provide high quality care that is both sustainable while maintaining regulatory requirements and promoting excellent patient care. [3308] Infection Control: Maintaining Regulatory Compliance through Excellent Clinical and Administrative Practice

Speaker
Bryan, Colleen
Model
3308

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Keeping Cool, Calm, Collected, & Healthy When the Pressure is On

[3317] Keeping Cool, Calm, Collected, & Healthy When the Pressure is On
This presentation identifies the causes and effects of stress and assists in developing the skills required to manage stress in your own life. TAHC&H CONFERENCE RECORDING: This program was presented on 11/13/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Administrator Program Conference in Houston. It is one of 20 presentations captured and produced for online access. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. 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 an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 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][8]skills for working with clients, families, and other professional service providers Program Description: Imagine what your life would be like if you could deal with all time pressures and stressful situations in a way that makes you healthier, happier and more effective? Would you be a better parent, boss, worker or friend? And, would you enjoy your family, work and friends more? The ability to control your time and your reaction to stressful situations is one of the most powerful skills you can develop. This presentation identifies the causes and effects of stress and assists in developing the skills required to manage stress in your own life. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the discussion by identifying the causes and effects of stress and develop the skills required to manage stress. 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. [3317] Keeping Cool, Calm, Collected, & Healthy When the Pressure is On

Speaker
Bryan, Martha
Model
3317

$60.00

2.0 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. TAHC&H CONFERENCE RECORDING: This program was presented on 11/13/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Administrator Program Conference in Houston. It is one of 20 presentations captured and produced for online access. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. 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 an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 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
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. TAHC&H CONFERENCE RECORDING: 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. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. 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 an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 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
BE-ing with Those Suffering: What to and Not to Say

[3156] BE-ing with Those Suffering: What to and Not to Say
Explores why it is so challenging to be with others’ pain... TAHC&H CONFERENCE RECORDING: 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. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. 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 an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151 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 Program Description: We WANT to be present with others when they are hurting. We WANT to know what to say or do to help. We’ve simply forgotten that we already know how. This program explores why it is so challenging to be with others’ pain, what to say, what not to say, and how to care well for ourselves in the process. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by analyzing and applying appropriate boundaries when caring for those suffering in order to provide presence and healing for the patient and family while also caring for themselves as caregivers. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Dr. Carla Cheatham, Founder, Carla Cheatham Consulting Group About the Presenter:
Reverend Dr. Carla Cheatham began in social services with an MA in Psychology, certification in trauma therapy, a PhD in Health & Kinesiology, and M.Div. before working 10 years as a hospice chaplain and bereavement coordinator. Carla is a national keynote speaker and consultant focusing on emotionally competent and resilient professionals and organizations, Section Leader for NHPCO’s Spiritual Caregivers Section, Chair of NHPCOs Ethics Advisory Council, Adjunct Professor at Seminary of the Southwest, and Affiliate Assistant Professor for University of Maryland’s MS in Palliative Care. She publishes books about grief, resilience, the art of presence, and emotional competencies for professionals. [3156] BE-ing with Those Suffering: What to and Not to Say

Speaker
Cheatham, Rev. Dr. Carla
Model
3156

$45.00

1.5 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
Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation: Agency Investigations

[3306] Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation: Agency Investigations
A detailed, step by step, process for reporting ANE according to the HCSSA regulations. TAHC&H CONFERENCE RECORDING: This program was presented on 11/12/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Administrator Program Conference in Houston. It is one of 20 presentations captured and produced for online access. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: November 12, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Administrator Program | Houston 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 11.12.2021 Social Work Continuing Education 1.5 Hr(s) SWCEU 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 Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151
· 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 §558.259[d][7]abuse, neglect, and exploitation §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting Program Description: What is self-reporting and how can an agency stay in compliance with the HCSSA requirements? In this presentation Idalia Diaz, BSN, RN, Training Specialist, Texas Health and Human Services discusses expectations listed in the Texas Administrative Code for Agency Investigations and provides a detailed, step by step, process for reporting according to the HCSSA 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/Presenters: Idalia Diaz, BSN, RN, Training Specialist, Texas Health and Human Services About the Presenters:
Idalia Diaz is a HCSSA Joint Trainer with HHSC Educational Services, and has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center. Prior to this position she was a theory and clinical faculty member at Career Point College School for Vocational Nursing, where she taught various subjects from fundamentals of nursing to mental health and leadership. Before that she was employed by DADS Regulatory Services where she was a Nurse Surveyor and Death Reviewer. Idalia also spent time at the San Antonio State Supported Living Center as an RN Case Manager. [3306] Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation: Agency Investigations

Speaker
Diaz, Idalia [TX HHS]
Model
3306

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
Complaint Investigation and Resolution: Managing Complaints

[3305] Complaint Investigation and Resolution: Managing Complaints
How to improve the effectiveness and consistency of managing complaints and how to use quality assessment/performance improvement (QAPI) to manage and reduce such complaints. TAHC&H CONFERENCE RECORDING: This program was presented on 11/12/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Administrator Program Conference in Houston. It is one of 20 presentations captured and produced for online access. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: November 12, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Administrator Program | Houston 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 11.12.2021 Social Work Continuing Education 1.5 Hr(s) SWCEU 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 Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151
· 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:In this presentation you will learn to improve the effectiveness and consistency of managing complaints and how to use quality assessment/performance improvement (QAPI) to manage and reduce such complaints. Also learn how to develop person-centered approaches and explain how perception can be an ally or foe in reducing client complaints. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and identify methods to develop person-centered approaches to improve effectiveness and consistency of managing and reducing complaints. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Idalia Diaz, BSN, RN, Training Specialist, Texas Health and Human Services About the Presenters:
Idalia Diaz is a HCSSA Joint Trainer with HHSC Educational Services, and has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center. Prior to this position she was a theory and clinical faculty member at Career Point College School for Vocational Nursing, where she taught various subjects from fundamentals of nursing to mental health and leadership. Before that she was employed by DADS Regulatory Services where she was a Nurse Surveyor and Death Reviewer. Idalia also spent time at the San Antonio State Supported Living Center as an RN Case Manager. [3305] Complaint Investigation and Resolution: Managing Complaints

Speaker
Diaz, Idalia [TX HHS]
Model
3305

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
Home Care - State of Reform

[3150] Home Care - State of Reform
A review of unprecedented reforms and a view of the very positive home care landscape for the future. 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 1.0 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 Program Description: Everywhere one looks in home care, it is apparent that transformational reform is underway. Medicare is bringing in a completely changed payment model. Medicaid is moving nationally to managed care. Medicare Advantage can now offer expanded home care services. Private pay home care is seeing a number of new care models. Technology is expanded the breadth and depth on care in the home. This program reviews these unprecedented reforms and provides a view of the very positive home care landscape for the future. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will engage in a discussion about current home care reforms and the future home care landscape. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: William A. Dombi, Esq., President, NAHC About the Presenter:
William A. Dombi is the President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) where he serves also as the Director, Center for Health Care Law and the Executive Director, Home Care and Hospice Financial Managers Association. Bill specializes in legal, legislative, and regulatory advocacy on behalf of patients and providers of home health and hospice care. With over 40 years of experience in health care law and policy, Bill Dombi has been involved in virtually all legislative and regulatory efforts affecting home care and hospice since 1975, including the expansion of the Medicare home health benefit in 1980, the formation of the hospice benefit in 1983, the development of Medicare PPS for home health in 2000, and the national health care reform legislation in 2010. He also has an extensive background in impact oriented litigation. Dombi was lead counsel in the landmark lawsuit that reformed the Medicare home health services benefit, challenges to HMO home care cutbacks for high-tech home care patients, lawsuits against Medicaid programs for inadequate payment rates, a nationwide class action against then-HCFA for its failure to enforce the federal HMO Act, litigation directed against the "Interim Payment System" for the Medicare home health benefit, a lawsuit addressing the so-called Medicare “case mix creep adjustments” in 2008-2010, a challenge to the Medicare face-to-face physician encounter rule, and litigation challenging changes to federal overtime rules. Bill is a longstanding and active member of the ABA and American Health Lawyers Association. [3150] Home Care - State of Reform

Speaker
Dombi, William A
Model
3150

$30.00

1.0 Hr
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