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  • QUARTERLY OASIS UPDATE

    Start Date: 8/4/2021 11:30 AM EDT End Date: 8/4/2021 1:00 PM EDT Venue Name: Virtual Event Organization Name: Ohio Council For Home Care and Hospice Contact:
    Ryan Crawford Email: ryan@ochch.org Phone: (614) 885-0434
    Get updated on the latest guidance on OASIS in this quarterly offering. Quarterly OASIS Update The quarterly OASIS Update includes
    • The CMS OASIS Q&As for Q2 2021 (released July 2021)
    • Examples and scenarios for each of the new Q&As
    • Updated contact information for the state OASIS Education Coordinators and OASIS Automation Coordinators
    • Proposed changes in the points for PDGM functional score items and the importance of supporting responses
    This webinar is designed for field clinicians who perform assessments and OASIS data collection, QA reviewers, and education managers. Update your knowledge of the latest guidance changes and gain confidence in applying the guidance to real-life situations. Presenter: Lisa Selman-Holman, JD, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-O, HCS-H, has more than 30 years in home care as a RN and Attorney practicing exclusively in home care. She is the Owner of Selman-Holman & Associates, LLC & CoDR-Coding Done Right. Additionally, Lisa sits on the Home Care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D) national advisory board for the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance (BMSCC) Board HCS-O for OASIS Competency. Registration Fee: OCHCH Members- $75 Non-Members- $110 Printable Registration Flyer - CLICK HERE!!
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  • Start Date: 8/9/2021 11:30 AM EDT End Date: 8/9/2021 1:00 PM EDT Venue Name: Virtual Event Organization Name: Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice Contact:
    Ryan Crawford Email: ryan@ochch.org Phone: (614) 885-0434
    OCHCH is happy to partner with ACHC on this webinar. Objectives Hospice webinar August 9th
    • To understand more about the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, ACHC
    • To gain a better understanding of the value of accreditation
    • To learn how to prepare for your initial Medicare certification or re-certification survey
    This webinar will review of survey process for Hospice agencies seeking initial Medicare certification or re-certification. It will provide a general overview of the Medicare certification/re-certification process as-well-as review the value of accreditation with Accreditation Commission for Health Care, ACHC. Presenter Becky Tolson is a Registered Nurse serving as a Clinical Compliance Educator at Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). She participates in the development and training of skilled, non-skilled and specialty seminars for accreditation preparation. She has a background in healthcare consulting for home health, private duty, and home care agencies across the country. Her experience consists in both the clinical field and the administrative aspect of agencies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration to include management and marketing as well as a Certificate for OASIS Specialist – Clinical. She’s been involved in the formation of agency policies and procedures as well as marketing materials/strategies to include website development, agency brochures, and patient education. Registration Fee -  OCHCH Member - $Free!! Non-Member - $75
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  • Program Overview: Building a successful QAPI program An Effective Hospice Quality Program is a key component to a well-run organization! This session will focus on understanding the hospice QAPI CoP and knowing the rules for the condition. We will detail the steps for building a successful QAPI program as well as developing action plans to ensure your agency’s QAPI program is effective. You will learn how utilizing your hospice QAPI program to the fullest will improve your agency's compliance and performance. Presenter: Sharon M. Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D Sharon Litwin is currently Senior Manager of Coding & Clinical Consulting at Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.  Sharon is the  founder and was the senior managing partner of 5 Star Consultants, a national consulting and coding firm specializing in homecare and hospice services since 2003.  Sharon was an ACHC and CHAP surveyor, performing Medicare deemed surveys for ten years. She is a current ACHC Certified Consultant. Sharon assists homecare and hospice agencies in providing quality, meeting regulations, ICD-10 coding, OASIS, increasing outcomes and Star Ratings, and having continued survey readiness.  Sharon and HPS staff perform ICD-10 coding and OASIS reviews, QAPI, clinical record reviews, mock surveys and help agencies across the country stay in compliance.  Sharon is a regular speaker for education companies, state and national associations and publications.

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  • Program Overview: Realize the Benefits of Telehealth in Home Health & Hospice  As part of the CMS flexibilities to fight COVID-19, the use if telehealth and telecommunications technology is permitted in both Home Health and Hospice. CMS has gone one step further for Home Health and in the 2021 Final Rule, implemented permanent changes to the regulations regarding the use of telehealth and telecommunications. So, what does this mean for your agency? Join us for this informative webinar and learn how to realize the Benefits of Telehealth in Home Health and Hospice. Objectives

    1. Understand the telehealth regulations
    2. Explain the benefits of telehealth use in home health and hospice
    3. Discuss patient criteria for telehealth use
    Presenter: Sharon M. Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D - Sharon Litwin is currently Senior Manager of Coding & Clinical Consulting at Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.  Sharon is the founder and was the senior managing partner of 5 Star Consultants, a national consulting and coding firm specializing in homecare and hospice services since 2003.  Sharon was an ACHC and CHAP surveyor, performing Medicare deemed surveys for ten years. She is a current ACHC Certified Consultant. Sharon assists homecare and hospice agencies in providing quality, meeting regulations, ICD-10 coding, OASIS, increasing outcomes and Star Ratings, and having continued survey readiness.  Sharon and HPS staff perform ICD-10 coding and OASIS reviews, QAPI, clinical record reviews, mock surveys and help agencies across the country stay in compliance.  Sharon is a regular speaker for education companies, state and national associations and publications. Registration Fee: OCHCH Member - $75 (Per Person) Non-Member- $149 (Per Person)

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  • Program Overview: Change is the name of the coding game. New codes, new tabular list changes, new guidelines and new Coding Clinic interpretations, plus new home health payment changes require us to stay ahead of the game. Increase your knowledge and understanding and gain the expertise your agency needs to survive in this comprehensive two-day intermediate to advanced coding course specific for home care coders. Increase your understanding of the regulatory aspects and ethics of diagnosis coding and utilize lots of examples to increase your skills, proficiency, speed and accuracy in choosing the appropriate ICD-10-CM codes. Attendees will be able to demonstrate proficiency in complex coding scenarios and be ready to tackle home care charts with confidence. We will apply Prospective Payment System reform, known as PDGM, to scenarios so that home health participants will understand payment implications and compliance issues. With government auditors targeting home care, now is the time to ensure that you are coding correctly and protecting your revenue. You MUST have a Current 2020 or 2021 ICD-10-CM Coding Manual for this Virtual Workshop The most current version of ICD-10-CM coding manual is available through Selman-Holman at https://selmanholmanassociateswebstore.mybigcommerce.com/2020-complete-home-health-icd-10-cm-diagnosis-coding-manual/  (follow the links to the bookstore; discount provided in cart) or by calling 214-550-1477 ext. 7 to ensure you receive the 2021 version.
    This class is designed with intermediate coders in mind.  We recommend a review of the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting for 2020, pages 1 -20 of the document found at: https://ahcc.decisionhealth.com/media/1241/icd-10-cm-guidelines-ahcc-2020.pdf prior to the workshop. These pages describe and define the Coding Conventions (Section I.A) & General Coding Guidelines (Section I.B).  It is expected that intermediate coders already possess this foundational knowledge as it will not be the focus of this class.  Your pre-class efforts will greatly enhance your learning experience. Presenter: Lisa Selman-Holman, JD, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-O, HCS-H, has more than 30 years in home care as a RN and Attorney practicing exclusively in home care. She is the Owner of Selman-Holman & Associates, LLC & CoDR-Coding Done Right. Additionally, Lisa sits on the Home Care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D) national advisory board for the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance (BMSCC) Board HCS-O for OASIS Competency.

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  • This will be a virtual workshop Program Overview: Knowing and understanding Hospice Quality Reporting is vital for positive Hospice patient outcomes as well as avoidance of potential negative financial impact.  During the workshop we will discuss the evolution of Hospice Quality reporting, current and future Hospice Quality Reporting requirements, ways to make your Hospice Quality program more robust and ways to get buy-in from front line staff as well as leadership in the organization. Who Should Attend: This workshop is designed for anyone who participates in the Hospice quality program which includes staff who are new to Quality, seasoned Quality staff, Quality Team members and Leadership. This workshop will address:

    • Review the evolvement of Hospice Quality from voluntary to mandatory reporting
    • Review the Hospice Quality Reporting requirements
    • Discuss future trends and challenges of Hospice Quality Reporting
    • Discuss agency-wide (from front-line staff to leader) ownership of the Quality Program
    Presenter: Kathy Royer, RN, MBA, DMin, CHPN, CHPCA is the hospice regulatory director for the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice.  She is a registered nurse with more than 23 years of experience in hospice.  She served as a corporate division director with a demonstrated history of improvement in quality scores.  She has expertise in hospice and hospital environments.  Kathy is skilled in corporate leadership development, operations management, regulatory consultation, coaching, Palliative Care, team building, and as a cultural change agent

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  • Start Date: 8/31/2021 9:00 AM EDT End Date: 9/1/2021 5:00 PM EDT Venue Name: Virtual Event Organization Name: Ohio Council For Home Care and Hospice Contact:
    Ryan Crawford Email: ryan@ochch.org Phone: (614) 885-0434
     
    This will be a Virtual Workshop
    Program Overview: All updated with 2021 coding changes and up-to-date info about PDGM! Increase your knowledge and understanding and gain the expertise your agency needs to survive in this comprehensive two-day intermediate to advanced coding course specific for home care coders. Increase your understanding of the regulatory aspects and ethics of diagnosis coding and utilize lots of examples to increase your skills, proficiency, speed and accuracy in choosing the appropriate ICD-10-CM codes. Attendees will be able to demonstrate proficiency in complex coding scenarios and be ready to tackle home care charts with confidence. We will apply Prospective Payment System reform, known as PDGM, to scenarios so that home health participants will understand payment implications and compliance issues. With government auditors targeting home care, now is the time to ensure that you are coding correctly and protecting your revenue. Topics include:
    • Apply operational aspects of PDGM and the Medicare benefit, including discussion of the Face To Face requirement.
    • Apply specific sequencing rules as required by the conventions and Official Coding Guidelines.
    • Explain coding of diagnoses of infections, neoplasms, endocrine disorders such as diabetes, anemias, mental disorders, and the nervous system.
    • Explain coding of diagnoses of cardiorespiratory illnesses, cerebrovascular disease and GI & GU disorders.
    • Explain coding of diagnoses of the musculoskeletal system, injuries and poisonings, including the optional use of V, W, X and Y codes.
    • Describe the purpose and appropriate use of Z codes.
    • Use the coding manual to find codes and sequence diagnoses for home care and hospice scenarios in ICD-10-CM.
    • Prioritize diagnoses based on clinical assessment and planned interventions.
    Additional course information:
    • This class is designed with intermediate coders in mind.  We recommend a review of the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting for 2021, pages 1 -20 of the document prior to the class. These pages describe and define the Coding Conventions (Section I.A) & General Coding Guidelines (Section I.B).  It is expected that intermediate coders already possess this foundational knowledge as it will not be the focus of this class.  Your pre-class efforts will greatly enhance your learning experience.
    • MANDATORY: You will need to bring a current (2021) ICD-10-CM Coding Manual to the class. If you do not have a 2021 coding manual, you can purchase the book here.
    Presenter: Lisa Selman-Holman, JD, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-O, HCS-H, has more than 30 years in home care as a RN and Attorney practicing exclusively in home care. She is the Owner of Selman-Holman & Associates, LLC & CoDR-Coding Done Right. Additionally, Lisa sits on the Home Care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D) national advisory board for the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance (BMSCC) Board HCS-O for OASIS Competency. Registration Fee: OCHCH Members - $225 Per Person Non-Members - $375 Per Person
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  • Start Date: 9/21/2021 9:00 AM EDT End Date: 9/21/2021 5:00 PM EDT Venue Name: Virtual Event Organization Name: Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice Contact:
    Ryan Crawford Email: ryan@ochch.org Phone: (614) 885-0434
    THIS IS A VIRTUAL EDUCATION EVENT Program Description:  OCHCH is excited to introduce this new workshop, designed for hospice professionals that are stepping into a management role.  This program provides hospice-specific information that helps leaders and managers develop the skills they need to meet the challenges and changes they face in managing successful hospice programs, systems and caregivers.  Our introductory Hospice 101 course provides the basics of hospice care operations.  Hospice 201 is the next level.  This workshop offers suggestions for identifying the clinical issues that impact financial performance, and offers guidance on managing the relationship between the quality, clinical and the financial areas of the agency.  We’ll also provide strategies to refine and improve billing performance, reduce denials, improve profitability, and increase quality outcomes. Program Objectives:
    • Describe the role of hospice care in population care management.
    • Identify current state/ federal legislation and regulations affecting hospice care programs.
    • Describe methods to enhance the financial performance of a hospice program.
    • Describe how to manage staff performance to enhance agency reputation.
    • Identify the challenges and strategies to improve billing performance and reimbursement issues.
    • Identify opportunities and challenges posed by new quality reporting requirements for hospice programs.
    • Discuss current issues impacting the provision of hospice care in a long term care facility.
    • Identify useful operations management techniques through the use of dashboards and benchmarking.
    Presenter: Kathy Royer, RN, MBA, DMin, CHPN, CHPCA is the hospice regulatory director for the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice.  She is a registered nurse with more than 23 years of experience in hospice.  She served as a corporate division director with a demonstrated history of improvement in quality scores.  She has expertise in hospice and hospital environments.  Kathy is skilled in corporate leadership development, operations management, regulatory consultation, coaching, Palliative Care, team building, and as a cultural change agent. Registration Fee: OCHCH Members - $149 (Per Person)   NEW!!     $249 - Unlimited Attendee Pass (One price for unlimited staff to attend) Non-Members - $249 (Per Person) NEW!!     $349 - Unlimited Attendee Pass (One price for unlimited staff to attend) Printable Registration Flyer - CLICK HERE!!
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  • Start Date: 9/28/2021 9:00 AM EDT End Date: 9/29/2021 5:00 PM EDT Venue Name: Virtual Event Organization Name: Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice Contact:
    Ryan Crawford Email: ryan@ochch.org Phone: (614) 885-0434

    Conference Details: Current Breakout Session Agenda - Click Here! Breakout Session Objectives - Click Here! Pricing Options: Member Individual- $199 10 Attendees (or less)- $499 11 or More Attendees- $549 Non-Member Individual- $299 10 Attendees (or less)- $799 11 or More Attendees- $849 If your agency purchased the All Access Education Pass at the beginning of 2021, your agency will have a flat $449 rate for the conference. If you have questions or issues, please reach out to ryan@ochch.org Please use this form to register!!

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  • THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL EDUCATION EVENT Description: The purpose of this virtual workshop is to give attendees an up-to-date overview of the operations of a Medicare/Medicaid certified hospice.  The participants will gain knowledge of the Conditions of Participation (CoP), describe Medicare certification and licensure, define hospice core services, levels of care, plans of care, notice of election, revocation, discharge and transfer.  A brief overview of the billing process for Medicare and Medicaid and the basic elements of cost reporting will also be provided. Who Should Attend: This program is developed for newly certified hospice staff including administration and clinical; new staff of an existing hospice; social workers, and private duty hospice administrators considering becoming Medicare certified. This virtual workshop will address:

    • Coverage and services available under the Hospice Medicare Benefit
    • Conditions of Participation specific to the Hospice Medicare Benefit
    • Coordination of care requirements for the hospice patient in a nursing facility
    • Medicare’s billing and reimbursement processes for hospice care
    • Hospice program differences between Medicare and Ohio Medicaid
    • Strategies for managing hospice patients under a PASSPORT/Waiver service plan
    • Operational processes important to hospice care and program management
    • Available resources related to hospice care delivery and program management
    Presenter: Kathy Royer, RN, MBA, DMin, CHPN, CHPCA is the hospice regulatory director for the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice.  She is a registered nurse with more than 23 years of experience in hospice.  She served as a corporate division director with a demonstrated history of improvement in quality scores.  She has expertise in hospice and hospital environments.  Kathy is skilled in corporate leadership development, operations management, regulatory consultation, coaching, Palliative Care, team building, and as a cultural change agent.

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  • Program Overview: October 14- Hospice Billing Series: Part 1 – Eligibility Requirements & Notice of Election The 2020 Hospice Rule brought some significant changes in reimbursement as well as the content of the actual Election Statement and future Addendum. New and experienced hospice billers periodically need a review of eligibility requirements. Eligibility and requirements for Notice of Election will be detailed during this webinar. The updates to being able to correct a Notice of Election that was not filed, within the allowable time, will be reviewed. This session will walk through the Late Notice of Election and the exceptions process of appeal. A comprehensive review of all eligibility requirements, all aspects of dealing with Election statement changes and all things related to the Notice of Election will be included. AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO: • Review all Eligibility Requirements for admitting patients to Hospice • Define Benefit Periods • Updates to the Content of the Election Statement • Billing Details of Notice of Election • Dealing with Claim issues regarding Late Notice of Election • Update to Late Notice of Election Exceptions & Corrections October 21 - Hospice Billing Series: Part 2 – Details of Medicare Claims Processing Accurate monthly claims and understanding of the navigation surrounding the edits and errors is key to getting paid correctly and timely. This session will take billers through the step by step process of monthly Hospice billing and providing examples of how hospices have successfully dealt with recent changes. The most recent of reimbursement changes will be addressed including proposed changes to the base rates for Hospice levels of care through rebasing. This session will also provide a step by step through the content of the final claims and frequent billing issues. Physician billing will be covered in this session. AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO: • Define distinct levels of care and specifics of billing them • Details of monthly claim content • Outline typical billing issues and how to handle them • Detail newest rate changes due to rebasing/2021 Rates • Outline changes in the Wage Index structure • Define standards for physician billing on hospice claims. October 28 - Hospice Billing Series: Part 3 Face-to-Face, Hospice Cap, HIS & Top 5 Denial Reasons All of the nuts and bolts that hold Hospice reimbursement together will be covered in this webinar. Face-to-Face requirements and the HIS reporting requirement are a couple among many of the daily reimbursement related challenges. A review of specific HIS reporting requirements will be addressed to expand your agency's knowledge of Hospice reimbursement related components. Lastly, the top 5 denials reasons for denied claims under medical review will take agencies a step beyond the basics of just getting a claim processed for payment. AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO: • Review Hospice Face to Face Requirements • Recap the Self Reporting of Hospice Aggregate Cap • List Palliative Care Specific Codes for Billing Part B • Outline HIS Reporting Requirements • Detail Top 5 Medical Review Denial Reasons & How to Avoid Presenter: Melinda Gaboury, is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc., an organization out of Nashville, TN that provides financial, reimbursement, clinical and operation services to the home health and hospice industries.  With more than 27 years of experience in Medicare Home Health, she is a presenter at both the state and national levels, and is interviewed frequently for national home health publications.  Ms. Gaboury is also the author of "Home Health Guide to OASIS D: A Reference for Field Staff."  Ms. Gaboury has no conflict of interest in regard to this program

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  • Start Date: 10/14/2021 9:00 AM EDT End Date: 10/14/2021 5:00 PM EDT Venue Name: Virtual Event Organization Name: Ohio Council For Home Care and Hospice Contact:
    Ryan Crawford Email: ryan@ochch.org Phone: (614) 885-0434
     
    This will be a Virtual Workshop
    Program Overview: The purpose of this introductory program is to give attendees an up-to-date overview of the operations of a Medicare certified home health agency.  The participants will gain knowledge of the Conditions of Participation (CoPs), Medicare Manuals (defines PPS billing requirements, plan of care completion, and skilled, intermittent, homebound, reasonable and necessary care), an overview of survey preparation and process, and the role of clinicians in driving financial results.  Individuals will gain an understanding of the role of OASIS and adverse events in agency operations.  The Ohio Home Care Program (Medicaid) and PASSPORT will also be discussed.  This program offers continuing education credits to RNs, LPNs This program will address:
    • Informational links and resources of federal and state governments.
    • CoPs and the requirements for survey.
    • OASIS, OBQI/OBQM reports used by an agency.
    • Fundamentals of HIPPA (Code Sets, Privacy, Security)
    • Guidelines for home health eligibility - skilled care/homebound
    Presenter Kathy Royer, RN, MBA, DMin, CHPN, CHPCA is the Regulatory Director for the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice.  She is a registered nurse with more than 22 years of experience in hospice.  She served as a corporate division director with a demonstrated history of improvement in quality scores.  She has expertise in hospice and hospital environments.  Kathy is skilled in corporate leadership development, operations management, regulatory consultation, coaching, Palliative Care, team building, and as a cultural change agent. Registration Fees: o OCHCH Member - $149                                          o Non-Member - $249 (Per Person)                                                                       (Per Person) Try the new Unlimited Attendee Pass! One price for unlimited staff to attend this course. Great for multiple new staff members! o OCHCH Member - $249                                           o Non-Member - $349 Printable Registration Flyer - CLICK HERE!!
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  • THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL EDUCATION EVENT Description: The purpose of this virtual workshop is to give attendees an up-to-date overview of the operations of a Medicare/Medicaid certified hospice.  The participants will gain knowledge of the Conditions of Participation (CoP), describe Medicare certification and licensure, define hospice core services, levels of care, plans of care, notice of election, revocation, discharge and transfer.  A brief overview of the billing process for Medicare and Medicaid and the basic elements of cost reporting will also be provided. Who Should Attend: This program is developed for newly certified hospice staff including administration and clinical; new staff of an existing hospice; social workers, and private duty hospice administrators considering becoming Medicare certified. This virtual workshop will address:

    • Coverage and services available under the Hospice Medicare Benefit
    • Conditions of Participation specific to the Hospice Medicare Benefit
    • Coordination of care requirements for the hospice patient in a nursing facility
    • Medicare’s billing and reimbursement processes for hospice care
    • Hospice program differences between Medicare and Ohio Medicaid
    • Strategies for managing hospice patients under a PASSPORT/Waiver service plan
    • Operational processes important to hospice care and program management
    • Available resources related to hospice care delivery and program management
    Presenter: Kathy Royer, RN, MBA, DMin, CHPN, CHPCA is the hospice regulatory director for the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice.  She is a registered nurse with more than 23 years of experience in hospice.  She served as a corporate division director with a demonstrated history of improvement in quality scores.  She has expertise in hospice and hospital environments.  Kathy is skilled in corporate leadership development, operations management, regulatory consultation, coaching, Palliative Care, team building, and as a cultural change agent. Registration Fee: OCHCH Members - $149 (Per Person)   NEW!!     $249 - Unlimited Attendee Pass (One price for unlimited staff to attend) Non-Members - $249 (Per Person) NEW!!     $349 - Unlimited Attendee Pass (One price for unlimited staff to attend) Printable Registration Flyer - CLICK HERE!!

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  • Start Date: 10/19/2021 9:00 AM EDT End Date: 10/20/2021 5:00 PM EDT Venue Name: Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice Location:
    1105 Schrock Road Suite 140 Columbus, OH  United States  43229
    Organization Name: Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice Contact:
    Ryan Crawford Email: ryan@ochch.org Phone: (614) 885-0434
    This is an In-Person workshop!! OASIS-D1:  Define, Detail, Discover Learning Outcomes: 1.    Identify guidance on OASIS items used for payment in PDGM 2.    Identify guidance on OASIS items used for the Quality of Care Star rating 3.    Describe one tip to ensure accurate OASIS assessment and responses 4.    Compare and contrast ADL/IADL items in the M1800s with the GG items Program Description: This is a comprehensive 2-day view of the current OASIS-D1. While the OASIS Guidance manual has not been revised, there are new Q&As, COVID-19 waivers and the CARES Act that update guidance on many items. The focus is on OASIS items used for the functional score in PDGM (payment items), the items used to calculate the Quality of Care Star rating and VBP scores, and other items that present challenges to field staff and reviewers. A comparison of the M1800 ADL/IADL items and the GG items, latest guidance on wound items, key items used for IMPACT Act and other quality measures, OASIS time points required by PDGM, including correct use of the ROC and Other Follow-Up, and the impact of COVID-19 waivers on OASIS guidance (what’s temporary and what’s here to stay) will all be included. Lisa and Teresa provide the guidance, Q&A updates, assessment tips and plenty of scenarios to apply and test your knowledge of OASIS. New feature: Viewpoints of the Clinician and Reviewer:  recommended documentation by the clinician and what the OASIS reviewer needs to look for to support OASIS responses, avoid downcoding and payment loss! This is a FULL OASIS class.   Whether you are new to OASIS, or just need an overview of changes and a refresher of the key items, this class is for you! Presenter: Teresa Northcutt - Selman-Holman & Associates Registration Fee: OCHCH Members - $275 (per person) Non-Members - $395 (per person) Printable Registration Flyer - Click Here
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  • This a Virtual Workshop Overview: During this workshop, to refresh the student with material aligning with the test plan in preparation for taking the Certified Hospice & Palliative Nursing Assistant (CHPNA) certification examination given by the Hospice & Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC). Program Objectives:

    1. Overview of Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant Practice
    2. Review Nursing Assistant role in pain and symptom management
    3. Discuss ethical issues in Hospice and Palliative care
    4. Discuss the importance of communication with patients, families and care providers
    5. Review cultural considerations
    6. Discuss spiritual care, loss and bereavement in hospice care
    7. Review care at the end of life
    8. Discuss Nursing Assistant personal and professional development
    Presenter: Kathy Royer - OCHCH

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  • THIS IS A VIRTUAL EDUCATION EVENT Program Description:  OCHCH is excited to introduce this new workshop, designed for hospice professionals that are stepping into a management role.  This program provides hospice-specific information that helps leaders and managers develop the skills they need to meet the challenges and changes they face in managing successful hospice programs, systems and caregivers.  Our introductory Hospice 101 course provides the basics of hospice care operations.  Hospice 201 is the next level.  This workshop offers suggestions for identifying the clinical issues that impact financial performance, and offers guidance on managing the relationship between the quality, clinical and the financial areas of the agency.  We’ll also provide strategies to refine and improve billing performance, reduce denials, improve profitability, and increase quality outcomes. Program Objectives:

    • Describe the role of hospice care in population care management.
    • Identify current state/ federal legislation and regulations affecting hospice care programs.
    • Describe methods to enhance the financial performance of a hospice program.
    • Describe how to manage staff performance to enhance agency reputation.
    • Identify the challenges and strategies to improve billing performance and reimbursement issues.
    • Identify opportunities and challenges posed by new quality reporting requirements for hospice programs.
    • Discuss current issues impacting the provision of hospice care in a long term care facility.
    • Identify useful operations management techniques through the use of dashboards and benchmarking.
    Presenter: Kathy Royer, RN, MBA, DMin, CHPN, CHPCA is the hospice regulatory director for the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice.  She is a registered nurse with more than 23 years of experience in hospice.  She served as a corporate division director with a demonstrated history of improvement in quality scores.  She has expertise in hospice and hospital environments.  Kathy is skilled in corporate leadership development, operations management, regulatory consultation, coaching, Palliative Care, team building, and as a cultural change agent.

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