The Association continues to work diligently to provide its members the critical information needed to re-engineer their agencies, streamline operations, reduce costs, and develop new product lines and revenue sources while ensuring their patients continue to receive the highest quality of care possible. This area of SCHC’s website is designed to announce events and workshops, or to provide educational resources for use within your organization to help you stay ahead of the curve. SCHCHA Members Save 10% on the Most Popular Coding Resources & Exams!
Below is a list of SCHCHA’s latest educational offerings. To view program descriptions, dates and locations, or to download registration forms click on the specific event.
Professional Webinars & Teleconferences
NEW! The 2018 HH Conditions of Participation Interpretive Guide Webinar Series
January 8 & 10, 2018 | 3:00-4:30pm EST both days
The long-awaited revised Home Health Conditions of Participation will be fully implemented January 13, 2018. This two-part webinar series will provide a review of the final version of the Interpretive Guide. Just as the final HH CoP Rule provided updates and changes over the Interim rule, the final version of the Interpretive Guide, due to be released by the end of December 2017, is expected to address the unanswered questions with the draft version released October 27, 2017.
NEW! OASIS-C2: Focus on Accuracy 5 Part Webinar Series This nationally-attended, affordable series of 5 webinars will cover the OASIS section by section and discuss the problematic areas and new OASIS-C2 items and provide an opportunity for questions and answers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require the collection of OASIS items on all appropriate home health patients at several time points. CMS provides both annual and quarterly updates to their guidance on how to appropriately respond to the items. Are you current with this evolving guidance?
These educational webinars will focus on assisting home health clinical staff, QI Coordinators and supervisors who want to increase their knowledge related to OASIS completion. The sessions will identify the items that contribute to the new CMS value-based purchasing model and provide tips for accurate completion. All webinars are from 3:00pm-4:15pm EST.
Part One: January 17, 2018 - This webinar will be an introduction to OASIS: purpose and uses, basic conventions, diagnosis items, sensory, pain and respiratory items. OASIS credentialing opportunities will be discussed.
Part Two: January 24, 2018 - This webinar will cover ADL items.
Part Three: January 31, 2018 - This webinar will cover wound items.
Part Four: February 7, 2018 - This webinar will cover Medication Items, and Mental/Behavioral Items.
Part Five: February 14, 2018 - This webinar will cover process items including: Heart Failure and Timely Initiation of Care, linking M1240, M1300, M1730 and M1910 to Care Plan/Intervention Synopsis items M2250 and M2401, Emergent Care and Discharge items.
NEW! Does Your Hospice Agency PEPPER? You Should! February 1, 2018 | 3:00-4:00pm EST
Are your agency’s statistics at or above the 80th percentile and so identified as an “outlier” and seen as a risk for improper Medicare payments? Whether the PEPPER reports are used in RAC audits, CMS Probe & Educate audits or by the OIG Recovery Auditors or just by your agency to learn if you are an outlier in a number of critical areas – CMS is urging your agency to access and utilize the reports to enhance your compliance. Join CMS contractor Kimberly Hrehor, MHA, RHIA, CHC, PMP, Director at the TMF Health Quality Institute in a 60 minute Webinar on all things PEPPER!
NEW! Beyond HIPAA Training: The ABCs of HIPAA Compliance February 15, 2018 | 2:00-3:30pm EST **Registration Deadline is February 2, 2018
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issues fines to HIPAA- covered entities that fail to implement the necessary safeguards to secure protected health information. HIPAA compliance is more than just annual training. This webinar will cover three areas where agencies should focus attention now!
Emergency Preparedness Manual and Disaster Planning Kit CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
To help you ensure timely compliance, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, participating members of the NAHC Forum of State Associations, and RBC Limited are offering the following emergency preparedness product package - including the newly-revised Home Health & Hospice Emergency Preparedness Workbook and its just-released companion The Disaster Preparedness Toolkit - for a single low price of $324 that includes shipping and handling.
Emergency Preparedness Requirements Webinar Series
For Medicare and Medicaid-Participating Home Health and Hospice Providers Beginning in November 2017, Medicare and Medicaid providers – including home health and
hospice – must meet a host of new requirements designed to ensure that they have the necessary planning
in place to provide safe care for their patients, regardless of what type of emergency may occur. This series of
six one-hour webinars will provide in-depth knowledge of the new requirements that home health and hospice
organizations are subject to, with specific focus on: an overview of the regulations, starting the agency-specific
plan, building the plan, development of policies and procedures, communication, and testing and training. Access all webinars in the series.
Easily Accessed and Affordable Education on all the topics you need for compliance, documentation, operations, individual hospice disciplines, billing and more is available through our affiliate Home Health & Hospice Education Network. The Network offers nationally acclaimed presenters and exciting timely topics. SCHCHA is excited to join over 25 other Hospice Associations in this exciting venture!
Registration rates are deeply discounted for SCHCHA members and every purchase produces a royalty payment to SCHCHA. Purchasing these great webinars benefits your hospice program and SCHCHA! Click here to explore the available webinars and registration details.All questions related to the webinars (including registration and billing issues) must be addressed directly to the Network at SCHCHA@eewebinarnetwork.com.
The CDC estimates that one in ten adults in the United States reports depression. About 25 million Americans will have an episode of major depression this year alone but only half of them receive treatment. Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and represents a public health challenge. This disease may be experienced by people of any age group, any nationality or any socioeconomic level. Many times depression is not detected and therefore goes unmanaged. This presentation will focus on the manifestations of depression that patients may exhibit and the aide’s role in caring for the depressed patient.
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, every year an estimated 5 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture. Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported as many as 23 cases go unreported. According to the National Children’s Alliance, in 2015, an estimated 1,670 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States. This webinar will provide information on recognizing signs of patient abuse and neglect both for adults and children and the importance of reporting appropriately.
Our aides often notice that some elderly patients demonstrate behaviors that include paranoia, delusions, hallucinations and/or aggression. Each patient with aggressive behavior brings a unique challenge as caregivers attempt to assist with ADL/IADL care in the home. This presentation is intended for aides and caregivers to minimize the risk of injury when providing care for patients with dementia who demonstrate some form of combative behaviors. We will provide education and instructions regarding positions and techniques to avoid physical confrontations with those patients who have the tendency to hit, push, kick, spit or grab those providing care. We will address some of the causes of these combative behaviors and provide valuable tips and techniques to ameliorate each occurrence.
These SNAP audio conferences cover a wide range of topics including the aide’s role in caring for patients with respiratory conditions, shortness of breath, Alzheimer’s, difficult behaviors, urinary incontinence and pain. Aides receive practical, useful information on fall prevention, caring for HIV/Aids patients, patient medication self-management and safety, improving patient self-care and independence, the aide’s role in preventing patient hospitalization and patient rights.
In each SNAP Packet you will find three unique aide training audio conferences on CDROM (each one is about 1 hour in length) with learning objectives. You will also receive accompanying handouts, a post-test with answer sheet and a certificate of completion template. Choose from among four different packets to meet your specific aide learning needs! Buy all four - take advantage of significant savings - and you have 12 packaged aide inservices ready for the year ahead!
Sample Teleconference:The Aides Role in Helping Patients with Over the Counter Medications