Beyond Meals-on-Wheels: Social Workers in Hospice


[3697] Beyond Meals-on-Wheels: Social Workers in Hospice
A review of qualifications for social workers in the hospice setting as-well-as review of scope of practice.

Presentation Info:

  • TAHC&H 53rd Annual Meeting | Round Rock | Rich-Media Capture | On-Line, On-Demand Access
  • Presentation Date | September 1, 2022

Program Description: Are you new to hospice or managing social workers for the first time? Are you unsure what social workers can do in hospice beyond resource referral? This presentation will review the qualifications for social workers in the hospice setting as-well-as review scope of practice. During this presentation we will also discuss skills necessary to determine competency and discuss possible scenarios where social workers can intervene.

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

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 09.01.2024

Texas HCSSA CE Approval Statement
This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.

Nurse CE Approval Statement
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

Requirements for Successful Completion
To receive continuing education credits for this online presentation participant must view the entire online presentation, complete an evaluation, and post-test attestation.

Reporting of Perceived Bias
Bias, as defined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC COA/LSNA) is the “tendency or inclination to cause partiality, favoritism, or influence.” Commercial bias may occur when a CNE activity promotes one or more product(s) (drugs, devices, services, software, hardware, etc.). This definition is not all inclusive and participants may use their own interpretation in deciding if a presentation is biased. The ANCC COA is interested in the opinions and perceptions of participants at approved CNE activities, especially in the presence of actual or perceived bias in continuing education. Therefore, ANCC invites participants to access their “ANCC Accreditation Feedback Line” to report any noted bias or conflict of interest in the education activity. The toll free number is 1(866) 262-9730.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter(s): Lisa Meadows, MSW, Manager, Clinical Compliance Education; ACHC

About the Presenter(s):
Lisa Meadows
has over 25 years of experience in the health care industry; from acute care hospitalization, home healthcare, to hospice and palliative care. She is currently the Clinical Compliance Educator for Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) - a nationally-recognized non-profit accreditation organization that has CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS and am responsible for educating organizations on the ACHC Accreditation process as well as assisting providers with interpreting the ACHC Standards and Medicare Conditions of Participation.

Lisa also successfully prepared and lead the home health and hospice agency where she was previously employed by through the ACHC Accreditation and Medicare recertification process. Lisa have also worked as an ACHC Hospice Surveyor, allowing me the opportunity to assist organizations with developing best practices and compliance strategies and has spoken at national and state conferences, and conduct workshops on the accreditation process as well as other relevant health care topics.

[3697] Beyond Meals-on-Wheels: Social Workers in Hospice

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