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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. 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: 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

Speaker
Arp, Kerry & Schuerman, Jill
Model
3290

$37.50

1.25 Hrs
Get Ready! Changes Ahead for Hospice

[3058] Get Ready! Changes Ahead for Hospice Education-Training Credits: 1.5 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Summary: 2018 Hospice Changes HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.260[a][2]development and interpretation of agency policies §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 Faculty: Sherri Foster and Carolyn Williams Program Description: The fiscal year 2018 Hospice Proposed Final Rule will become effective October 1, 2017. In this session, the speakers will talk about Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP), changes to the hospice wage index and payment rate, aggregate cap amount, new Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) measures, the launch of Hospice Compare, CASPER reports and the Hospice Evaluation and Assessment Reporting Tool (HEART). In conjunction, speakers will tie in how clinical behaviors affect each of these changes. Presentation Date: 08.10.2017 Learning Outcomes(s): Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by identifying how clinical behaviors affect changes in financial and quality reporting measures. About the Presenter:
Sherri Foster, RN has worked in the home health and hospice industry, in patient care, management and consulting rolls for 20 years. Her primary role is a legal nurse consultant with Brooks Acevedo, Attorneys at Law, working with Hospice providers on regulatory and billing compliance issues. Her previous experience as a hospice administrator allows her unique insights into helping hospice providers in all aspects of ADR and ZPIC preparation as well as comprehensive regulatory and billing compliance. About the Presenter:
Carolyn Williams has a clinical background in home health and hospice regulatory and billing compliance. Ms. Williams began her career as a home health registered nurse in 1997 as a field RN. Later, she served as a case manager, Director of Patient Care and served many years’ as a former home health agency executive. Ms. Williams holds Board Certifications in Healthcare Compliance and Home Care Clinical Specialist - OASIS, and is a Certified HIPAA Professional. Ms. Williams also brings experience as a former Medicare and Hospice Regulatory Specialist at the Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice. [3058] Get Ready! Changes Ahead for Hospice

Speaker
Foster, S & Williams, C
Model
3058

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
Grow Your Business Texas Sized

[1614] Grow Your Business Texas Sized Subscription Type: Individual Faculty:Alch & Garrison Jo Alch, RN, DON and Founder of Acappella In Home Care and Administrator Jaime Garrison present key aspects that have taken Acappella In Home Care from a home based private pay business in 2006 to a nationally recognized franchised company in 2010. In this program you will learn to brand and diversify your business, network for referrals, monitor client care and staff performance, and provide exceptional care by putting the client first and supporting your caregivers. Presented by Jo Alch, RN, DON and Founder of Acappella In Home Care and Administrator Jaime Garrison, Acappella In Home Care. Education-Training Credits: 2.0 Hrs HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

Speaker
Alch, Jo & Garrison, Jaime
Model
1614

$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

Speaker
Alch, Jo
Model
3281

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Hacking Google Analytics

[3289] Hacking Google Analytics
Learn how to set-up Google Analytics and use it to drive more sales to your agency website. NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 9/9/2019 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 Subscription Type: Individual Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.00 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: In this program you will learn how to set-up Google Analytics. You will be able to use Google Analytics to drive more sales from their website. You will understand how to use the data in your agency practice. We will cover planning and principles, configuration and administration, data collection, and reporting metrics. Lastly, we will cover measuring return on investment. Make sure to have your computer, cell phone, username, and password for Google! Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by using Google Analytics data collection and reporting metrics to increase sales. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Steve Huskey, COO, High 5 Promotions About the Presenter:
Steve Huskey a.k.a. The Wizard of Google, became involved with technology at a young age. Programming a computer at age 8, authoring a series of books on Google advertising, and teaching Internet Marketing at University, have firmly established his tenure in online marketing. He graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Business and is currently Chief Operations Officer for High 5 Promotions. Having been focused on technology his entire life, Internet Marketing consulting offers him the ability to use his degree daily. Steve has managed thousands of Internet Marketing campaigns & is certified in Google and Microsoft Advertising. Steve enjoys sharing his knowledge of marketing to help launch a business to the next level. [3289] Hacking Google Analytics

Speaker
Huskey, Steve
Model
3289`

$30.00

1.0 Hr
HCSSA Regulatory Compliance for Administrators [11/2019]

[3300] HCSSA Regulatory Compliance for Administrators [Nov2019]
An extensive presentation of Texas Chapter 97 Licensing Standards for Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSAs). Presentation Info: Presentation Date: November 11, 2019 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H HCSSA Administrator Program | Houston Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education Part 1: 1.75 Clock Hr(s) Part 2: 2.0 Clock Hr(s) Total : 3.75 Clock Hr(s) Continuing Education for Nurses Part 1: 1.75 Contact Hr(s) Part 2: 2.0 Contact Hr(s) Total : 3.75 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 11.11.2021 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[c][1]information on the licensing standards for an agency §558.259[c][2]information on the state and federal laws applicable to an agency, including: §558.259[c][2][A]the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 142, Home and Community Support Services, and Chapter 250, Nurse Aide Registry and Criminal History Checks of Employees and Applicants for Employment in Certain Facilities Serving the Elderly or Persons with Disabilities §558.259[c][2][B]the Texas Human Resources Code, Chapter 102, Rights of the Elderly §558.259[c][2](C)Americans with Disabilities Act §558.259[c][2][G]the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements §558.259[d][2]legal issues regarding advance directives §558.259[d][3]client rights, including the right to confidentiality §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.259[d][5]complaint investigation and resolution Program Description: This is rich-media capture of an interactive presentation of Texas Chapter 97 Licensing Standards for Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSAs), which reviews required topics such as the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 142, and its intent as it relates to HCSSA licensing standards that must be met by an administrator or alternate administrator. This presentation covers the administrator’s responsibilities related to: advance directives client rights complaints other state and federal statutes and regulations such as: Chapter 250 Nurse Aide Registry Criminal History Checks of Employees Texas Human Resources Code, Chapter 102, Rights of the Elderly Revised rule changes policy interpretation application of the regulations by surveyors for compliance This program is a component of the Initial Phase One training curriculum. It is also reccomended to administrators and alternates as a component of their annual continuing education. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and apply the Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSA) licensure regulations to their daily practice to improve agency processes and client outcomes. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Rachel Hammon,BSN, RN, Executive Director for TAHC&H / Jennifer Elder, Home Care Regulatory & Policy Manager for TAHC&H 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:
Jennifer Elder started with TAHC&H in September 2019. Her experience includes Home Health and Hospice Administration, DME Management and Home Care Consulting. Prior to coming to TAHC&H she worked as a consultant from 2012–2017 for home health and hospice agencies and DME agencies throughout Texas. She has hands on experience in the home care industry with the ADR process, QAPI programs, Marketing and Business Development, Licensing, Accreditation, Plans of Correction and Informal Dispute Resolutions, Human Resources, Policy Development and Strategic Planning. Jennifer has been in the home care industry since 2007. [3300] HCSSA Regulatory Compliance for Administrators [Nov2019]

Speaker
Hammon, R & Elder, J
Model
3300

$112.50

3.75 Hrs
High Tech Pediatrics at Home - It is More Than ABC's

[2181] High Tech Pediatrics at Home - It is More Than ABC's Summary: This program addresses key issues in delivery of compliant and competent pediatric services to medically fragile children. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][2]development and interpretation of agency policies §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management §558.260[a][8]skills for working with clients, families, and other professional service providers Faculty: Smith, Ellie Program Description: With changes to Medicare, increased fraud scrutiny and desire for increased revenue streams, agencies look to pediatric programs to diversify. Technology is certainly making management of children with Tracheostomies, Ventilator dependence and other complex needs easier, and reimbursement for PDN looks attractive, but liability, regulatory requirements, staff competency, documentation, and care management are necessary at more than basic levels to meet quality of care and safety needs of these medically complex children. This program addresses key issues in delivery of compliant and competent pediatric services to medically fragile children. What are the high risk skills? How do you determine competency? Who are qualified staff? What are key clinical skills to manage trach and vent dependent children at home? What are documentation challenges to address? What is enough supervision for safe delivery of care? How can positive outcomes be best achieved? Would "minimum standards" be enough for your child? Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to: Identify three methods of determining nursing competence. Evaluate the reference for Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSA) minimum standards for licensure relating to staff. Analyze three key elements of a compliant pediatric tracheostomy and ventilator competency program. Identify three areas of high risk in providing pediatric tracheostomy and ventilator care. Demonstrate pediatric nursing ventilator essential skills and competency. Describe three key behaviors to observe during Registered Nurse (RN) supervisory and reassessment visits to children with tracheostomies. Evaluate challenges to implementation of a pediatric ventilator competency program. About the Presenter: Ellie Smith, RN, BSN, LMSW, Owner of Options Home Care Solutions, is an experienced consultant and educator in pediatric nursing clinical skills and home care practice. Over the past 30+ years she has been a part of creating and evaluating pediatric home care programs across the southwest. Her years of experience as a pediatric intensive care and home care clinical educator, home care manager, and consultant provide a rich foundation for her information filled presentations. Ms. Smith has developed and published the Pediatric Skilled Nursing Procedures Manual for Home Health and many other well received tools for successful documentation, clinical competency and quality driven pediatric home care practice. Education-Training Credits: 1.50 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate [2181] High Tech Pediatrics at Home - It is More Than ABC's

Speaker
Smith, Ellie
Model
2181

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
HIPAA Compliance - Minimizing Your Risk

[2973] HIPAA Compliance - Minimizing Your Risk Education-Training Credits: 1.5 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Summary:Learn to be HIPAA compliant and minimize your agency’s risk and potential liability. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][2]development and interpretation of agency policies §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting Faculty:Acevedo, Luis Program Description: Achieving compliance with HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules continues to prove an overwhelming task for home health and hospice administrators. The recent initiation of compliance audits has most providers on the edge and running for the hills! Are you ready for an audit? Is policy development, employee training and technical oversight enough? Learn to be compliant and minimize your agency’s risk and potential liability. Presentation Date: 11.15.2016 Learning Outcomes(s): Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by adhering to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, and Breach Notification Audit Program in an effort to protect patient privacy. About the Presenter:
Luis Acevedo, Esq. with Brooks Acevedo Attorneys at Law, has substantial experience in executive management of large healthcare corporations, as well as extensive knowledge of Health Law including licensing, access, regulation, compliance, Stark Law, anti-kickback and e-health. He offers impressive experience in healthcare transactions, corporate and business counseling. Mr. Acevedo has used his extensive background to help health care clients with sales and transactions, to resolve internal conflicts, as well as conflicts with government agencies. [2973] HIPAA Compliance - Minimizing Your Risk

Speaker
Acevedo, Luis
Model
2973

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
HIPAA Compliance for Hospice Agencies

[3122] HIPAA Compliance for Hospice Agencies
Overview of requirements and applications in hospice setting. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: August 9, 2018 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Annual Meeting | Frisco Subscription Type: Individual Education-Training Credits: TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education 1.25 Clock Hrs Continuing Education for Nurses 1.25 Contact Hr(s) This program awards CNE until 8.9.2020 Social Worker 1.25 CEU CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is 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.
· 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][6]risk assessment and management §558.260[a][8]skills for working with clients, families, and other professional service providers §558.260[a][9]community resources Program Description:Complying with HIPAA requirements isn’t always easy, and hospices have some unique complications. There are often a number of family members, unique and intricate family dynamics and often stressful family situations; communication amongst staff working remotely but as a team; volunteers; working with records after a patient’s death; etc. This program provides an overview of the HIPAA requirements and application in the hospice setting. Program Learning Outcome: Learners will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by implementing HIPAA regulations as they pertain specifically to hospice patients. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Katie Wehri, Healthcare Provider Solutions About the Presenter:
Katie Wehri is Director of Operations Consulting for Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. (HPS) She joined HPS in 2017 with more than 25 years in the hospice, home health, private duty and palliative care industries and is certified by the Health Care Compliance Association in health care compliance and health care privacy compliance. She was a provider executive for 13 years and began consulting at the national level in 2009 specializing in regulatory and accrediting organization standards interpretation, all aspects of healthcare provider operations, and compliance. She has worked with multiple state and national associations and has written numerous articles and provided numerous presentations on these topics. [3122] HIPAA Compliance for Hospice Agencies

Speaker
Wehri, Katie
Model
3122

$37.50

1.25 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
Home Care's Trilogy: CAHPS, Quality and Customer Service

[1514] Home Care's New Trilogy: CAHPS, Quality and Customer Service Subscription Type: Individual Faculty: Ashe Thanks to the new CMS mandated CAHPS survey, patient satisfaction, quality and customer service has moved to the forefront of successful home care agency management. Learn why CAHPS will shape your future, what strategies lead to better quality outcomes and what the role of customer service will be inpatient satisfaction, home health quality and profitability. Get insights into the five measures that will be included in Home Health Compare and how to improve your performance with each of them. With over twenty-five years providing patient satisfaction and customer services and in reviewing the scores of millions of patients, Fazzi Associates provides real life examples of what works, what doesn't work and what you can do immediately to improve your CAHPS scores. This program is presented by Tim Ashe, RN, MS, MBA, partner and director, Fazzi National Operational Consulting Services. Education-Training Credits: 1.25 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

Speaker
Ashe, Tim
Model
1514

$37.50

1.25 Hrs
Home Health and Hospice Marketing Practices - Are Your Marketing Practices Legal?

[W3228] Home Health and Hospice Marketing Practices - Are Your Marketing Practices Legal?
How Stark regulates gifts and other marketing activities aimed at referral sources and how Texas State statutes regulate the provision of gifts on referral sources. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: March 7, 2018 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 03/07/2020 CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is 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][2]development and interpretation of agency policies §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management Program Description: Marketing activities that would normally qualify as ordinary business courtesies if extended to an actual or potential source of referrals in other industries are often illegal in the context of Federal health business programs. In this session, we will discuss whether a number of common marketing practices comply with Stark and the Federal Anti-kickback Statute. We will also examine various Texas State laws that must be considering before an agency engages in marketing. In this webinar, attorneys Heidi Kocher and Michael Cook discuss how Stark regulates gifts and other marketing activities aimed at referral sources. They will also learn how the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute impacts the provision of gifts and other marketing activities aimed at referral sources. Finally, the presenters will discuss how Texas State statutes regulate the provision of gifts on referral sources. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and identify marketing practices which comply with state laws, Stark, and Federal Anti-kickback Statute.  TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Heidi Kocher, JD and Michael Cook, JD | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law About the Presenter:
Michael H. Cook is a Partner and Co-chair of the Health Care Group at the law firm of Liles Parker, PLLC. Michael has more than 40 years of experience as a health care attorney in the regulatory, reimbursement, business, and policy areas. He has lectured and published frequently on topics of interest to health care providers and has served on a number of industry and government task forces and commissions. Michael has presented on the Comprehensive Joint Replacement Program Initiative to the National Association of Home Care and Hospice and the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities, and the TAHC&H, and on CJR/Bundled Payment Impact on Post -Acute Providers -- Navigating Alternative Payment Systems for the American Health Lawyers Association, sits on the Board of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (Medicaid), and served on a health care work group on delivery system reform for the campaign of Secretary Clinton for President. 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. [W3228] Home Health and Hospice Marketing Practices - Are Your Marketing Practices Legal? 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
W3228

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Home Health Care Compliance in the Era of Reform

[1516] Home Health Care Compliance in the Era of Reform Subscription Type: Individual Faculty: Brown New health care reform and a law enforcement spotlight on health care fraud and abuse have placed a spotlight on home health care provider ethics and accountability. Learn how to preserve the integrity of your agency through compliance plan administration and how to steer clear of fraudulent and abusive practices that would destroy your professional reputation and put your agency out of business. Topics include defining compliance, fraud and abuse, OIG compliance guidelines, and compliance plan development and implementation. This program is presented by David Brown, JD, General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer, Encompass Home Health. Education-Training Credits: 1.3 Hrs HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

Speaker
Brown, David
Model
1516

$37.50

1.25 Hrs
Home Telemonitoring in Texas: Understanding the Medicaid Benefit, Reimbursement and its Future

[W3224] Home Telemonitoring in Texas: Understanding the Medicaid Benefit, Reimbursement and its Future
An overview of the telemonitoring benefit in Texas and more... TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 04/24/2019 and is now available for on-demand access. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: April 24, 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 04/24/2021 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 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]other topics related to the duties of an administrator Program Description: This session includes a brief overview of the telemonitoring benefit in Texas, recent changes to the HCPCS codes and billing methodology used for these services, and an update on legislative activities which could affect the future of the benefit. This webinar is 60 minutes and includes a Q & A session that follows. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by identifying best practices in telemonitoring regarding patient rights, implementation of telemonitoring, and use of updated procedure codes and billing methods to ensure optimal care of patients receiving telemonitoring services. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Heather Kennedy, M.A., Policy, Research & Special Projects Manager, Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice About the Presenter:
Heather Kennedy is TAHC&H’s Policy Research & Special Projects Manager and has a diverse background in project management, research, and policy in both the public and private sectors, specializing in Medicaid, insurance, and financial services. She has worked as an independent consultant providing project management and strategic planning for Texas Medicaid managed care program procurements, as well as serving as lead program staff in Medicaid Managed Care Operations at HHSC. She has worked as a statistical analyst for the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership, in addition to managing special projects and training for the Fiscal Management Division of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Heather holds a Master of Arts in Sociology with an emphasis on Medical Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA. [W3224] Home Telemonitoring in Texas: Understanding the Medicaid Benefit, Reimbursement and its Future 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
Kennedy, Heather
Model
W3224

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Home-Based Care and the (Re)emergence of Managed Care: Opportunities and Strategic Imperatives

[3120] Home-Based Care and the (Re)emergence of Managed Care: Opportunities and Strategic Imperatives
A high-level overview of strategic imperatives and emerging opportunities. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: August 9, 2018 TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Annual Meeting | Frisco 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][7]financial management Program Description: This program provides a high-level overview of the strategic imperatives and emerging opportunities facing home health, hospice, and other home-based care providers. It explores the paths that CMS, Medicaid agencies, and other payers are likely to follow in refining and expanding risk-based payment models—both for post-acute providers as well as their acute care referral partners. Along with the adoption and diffusion of ACOs and other value-based payment models, it addresses the implications of the expansion in Medicare Advantage and Medicaid managed care for the growth and profitability of post-acute care providers. Against the backdrop of rising managed care penetration and more risk-based payment models, there is a look at how demographics and evolving consumer preferences are likely to affect the post-acute care business model. The program concludes with an exploration of the different business models that leading home-based care organizations are pursuing, ranging from serving as the high-reliability downstream provider to acting as the comprehensive post-acute care manager for hospitals and payers. Program Learning Outcome: Learners will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by applying strategies to remain competitive as new value-based payment models emerge. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Fred Bentley, Vice President, Avalere About the Presenter:
Fred Bentley advises clients on health delivery and payment innovation, providing analytic and strategic insight on issues related to the delivery of care. As an expert in fields ranging from payer strategy to hospital-physician alignment, and post-acute care, he has worked with providers, including integrated delivery networks, academic medical centers, post-acute providers, and long-term care organizations as well as national and regional health plans. Over the past five years, his work has focused on supporting health systems engage in Medicare and Medicaid payment and delivery system transformation initiatives. Prior to joining Avalere, Fred was a Principal in the Accountable Care Solutions practice at The Chartis Group. In this role, he worked with leading hospitals and health systems in developing strategic roadmaps to guide their clinical innovation, population health, and cross-continuum integration initiatives. He also served as a Managing Director with The Advisory Board Company, managing a team of consultants and analysts who supported provider organizations ranging from physician groups and health systems to post-acute care providers. Fred holds an MPP and MPH from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in Political Science from Haverford College. [3120] Home-Based Care and the (Re)emergence of Managed Care: Opportunities and Strategic Imperatives

Speaker
Bentley, Fred
Model
3120

$30.00

1.0 Hr
Hospice Clinical Documentation: Painting the Picture for Payment

[PGM2170] Hospice Clinical Documentation: Painting the Picture for Payment Summary: A focus on proper documentation for hospice. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][2]development and interpretation of agency policies §558.260[a][5]quality improvement Faculty: Markland, Susan Program Description: Documentation is crucial to a hospice agency’s success. How does one paint the picture, but not the house? Complete and concise documentation provides smooth, accurate and timely payment to your hospice agency. This program presents and discusses documentation standards including an overview of International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), for each discipline, enabling viewers to comply with the documentation standards and presents an overall picture of documentation for ease in reimbursement for the hospice client. Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to: List the 5 rights that are guiding principles of the Medicare Coverage Policy. Analyze documentation concepts that "Go Beyond the Diagnosis" to clearly support the patient’s decline in structure and function. Discuss the Palliative Performance Scale (PPS). About the Presenter: Susan Markland, RN, BSN is currently the Regional Director of Clinical Services for Scott and White Home Care and Hospice. Susan has 20+ years nursing experience with 12 years’ experience in Hospice Administration. More recently she has entered the Home Health and PAS arenas as well. She is a passionate advocate for quality patient care and a leader in demonstrating Home Care services can be profitable even within the not for profit organizations. Susan serves on the Board of Directors at TAHC&H, is a member of the Education Committee and a member of the Hospice Committee. Having survived the teenage years of 6 daughters, she faces Health Care reform with calm, humor, and a resolve to not become entrenched in the drama. Education-Training Credits: 1.50 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate [PGM2170] Hospice Clinical Documentation: Painting the Picture for Payment

Speaker
Markland, Susan
Model
2170

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
Hospice Referrals - Helping Physicians Make the Hospice Connection

[2668] Hospice Referrals - Helping Physicians Make the Hospice Connection Education-Training Credits: 1.50 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Summary: How to empower physicians to increase hospice referrals. HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed: §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities §558.260[a][10]marketing Faculty: Parker, Steve Program Description: In this program you will learn how to empower physicians to increase hospice referrals. Engage physicians with effective communication, marketing team collaboration, comprehensive branding, intentional messaging, and narrative/storytelling as business development tools. Understanding the value of end-of-life care for patients is key to increasing physician referrals at the right time. Apply these tools and watch your referrals grow. Presentation Date: 11.19.2014 Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to: Engage physicians with effective, evidence-based communication techniques. Cultivate a collaborative environment between marketing and clinical professionals. Utilize narrative / storytelling as a business development tool. About the Presenter:
Steve Parker is the Director of Access and Marketing at Hospice Austin. Steve has served in a variety of executive roles in healthcare for the last 20 years. He is also a sought-after keynote speaker, conference trainer, storyteller, and singer. In spite of all of that (or maybe because of it), he is doing very little to keep Austin weird. [2668] Hospice Referrals - Helping Physicians Make the Hospice Connection

Speaker
Parker, Steve
Model
2668

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
Hospice Regulatory Compliance: Certifications of Terminal Illness/Election/Comprehensive Assess

[3283] Hospice Regulatory Compliance: Certifications of Terminal Illness/Election/Comprehensive Assessment
These items are part of every medical review and there is a new focus on them during Medicare surveys. 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: Regulatory Compliance is of grave concern always, but especially during times of heightened scrutiny by medical reviewers. CMS’ has stated concerns about the sources of clinical information for hospice certifications of terminal illness (CTI) and other recent reminders from CMS emphasizes the importance of compliance with CTI and Medicare election statement requirements. These items will be part of every medical review and there is a new focus on them during Medicare surveys. The comprehensive assessment of the patient is the ground work for the care to be provided and requires additional attention by most agencies. This program delves deep into the requirements for the CTI, Medicare election statement and comprehensive assessment and their impact on operations. It also covers other regulatory and billing necessities such as the plan of care, Notice of Election (NOE), and current medical review topics. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by implementing best practices in the comprehensive assessment of the terminal patient to contribute to optimal patient outcomes. 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. [3283] Hospice Regulatory Compliance: Certifications of Terminal Illness/Election/Comprehensive Assessment

Speaker
Gaboury, Melinda
Model
3283

$45.00

1.5 Hrs
Hospice: Practical Solutions to Regulatory Change

[1585] Hospice: Practical Solutions to Regulatory Change Subscription Type:Individual Faculty: Spears New program initiatives, revised licensure standards, federal rule changes–the realities are mind boggling! What often seems like a minor regulatory change can catapult the hospice administrator into a world of policy revision, staff training, medical community education, and, cost of care upticks. This program provides focus on the challenges the hospice administrator will meet to stay up-to-date with changes while continuing to move the hospice program into improved compliance. From policy & procedure changes required to comply with NAR and EMC checks to implementing new face-to-face encounters in 2011, planning for pediatric palliative care initiatives under development in the state, to PECOS worries & CAP challenges, the hospice administrator is challenged more than ever to keep current and be swift with compliance. This program is designed to provide solutions of regulatory change. Proposed or real regulatory changes will be reviewed with “how to comply options” laid out for the administrator’s review. Presented by Jan Spears, MJS & Associates Jan Spears has been actively involved in the health care field as a provider owner, operator, administrator and consultant for more than thirty years. A consultant for the past seven years, Jan has successfully merged clinical and financial strategies into successful operational plans for more than 300 providers in the past two years alone. Her expertise as a business consultant to home care and hospice providers as well as physician groups, hospitals, durable medical equipment suppliers, and legal counselors has increased her demand to more than 20 states during the past two years. As a certified educator, Jan uses teaching methodologies that simplify the most complex theories into practical day-to-day advice for the entry level or the most experienced health care provider. She heads a team of more than thirty-five consultants at MJS & Associates, known for its solution-driven approach to achieving best practice to clinical and operational standards for all provider types. Education-Training Credits: 2.0 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

Speaker
Spears, Jan
Model
1585

$60.00

2.0 Hrs
How Should Your Agency React When Something Goes Wrong?

[W3231] What the Heck! How Should Your Agency React When Something Goes Wrong?
Steps you should take to reduce your level of risk and make any necessary disclosures to the government. Presentation Info: Presentation Date: June 6, 2018 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 06/06/2020 CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is 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 Program Description: Mistakes happen. What should you do if an “excluded” party is advertently hired? How should overpayments be handled? What are your obligations is you uncover evidence of patient abuse? How should you respond if you learn that one your marketing personnel has been engaging in improper or illegal solicitation activities? How should you react if a physician demands a “fee” in order to receive referrals? Join us as we discuss these issues and more! Attorneys Michael Cook and Heidi Kocher will discuss the steps you should take to reduce your level of risk and make any necessary disclosures to the government. Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively participate in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by identifying methods of disclosing potential violations of federal laws regarding health care programs, the process for submitting the disclosures, and advantages and disadvantages of submitting a disclosure. TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Heidi Kocher and Michael Cook| Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law 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. About the Presenter:
Michael H. Cook is a Partner and Co-chair of the Health Care Group at the law firm of Liles Parker, PLLC. Michael has more than 40 years of experience as a health care attorney in the regulatory, reimbursement, business, and policy areas. He has lectured and published frequently on topics of interest to health care providers and has served on a number of industry and government task forces and commissions. Michael has presented on the Comprehensive Joint Replacement Program Initiative to the National Association of Home Care and Hospice and the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities, and the TAHC&H, and on CJR/Bundled Payment Impact on Post -Acute Providers -- Navigating Alternative Payment Systems for the American Health Lawyers Association, sits on the Board of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (Medicaid), and served on a health care work group on delivery system reform for the campaign of Secretary Clinton for President. [W3231] What the Heck! How Should Your Agency React When Something Goes Wrong? 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
W3231

$30.00

1.0 Hr
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