Program Overview: Proper tracking and reporting of CARES Act Relief Funds is critical to your agency. This program will walk you through how to appropriately track and report those expenses and lost revenues. This program will focus on the quarterly reporting requirements for Health and Human Services (HHS) for the CARES Act Provider Relief Funds. The report needs to capture COVID-19 related expenses and lost revenues. The first report is due July 10. Presenters: Dave Macke and Scott Jump - VonLehman and Company
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Agenda
  • Who we are and what jurisdiction we cover
  • What we do, our program scope and services
  • Why we do our work, our relationship with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Discussion on home health, and hospice services
  • OutcomesPresenters: Leigh Thomss, BSN, RN Jodi Benberg, BSN, BS
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OCHCH is proud and excited to bring you a new education series "Trauma Informed Care for Veterans". This two part series targeted audience will be Hospice, Palliative Care and Home Health nurses, social workers and chaplains. Course Description:  The impact of trauma especially trauma experienced in war, is far reaching and affects every aspect of life. By implementing a trauma-informed care approach, both staff and clients work together in a framework that produces improved outcomes. This Trauma Informed Care training program will equip nurses, social workers and chaplains to better understand the impact of Trauma in the lives of Veterans.  This program will equip your staff to better serve your local Veteran population resulting in improved care. The training program will consist of five elements:
  1. Trauma Informed Care for Veterans webinar #1—June 24
  2. Participants will be given a link to a series of three Trauma Informed Care trainings which have CEs attached and are each one hour in length.  The participants will have until July 8, 2020 to complete the trainings.
  3. Trauma Informed Care for Veterans webinar #2 –July 14
  4. Doing the work
  5. Provider Support Calls
Title: Trauma Informed Care for Veterans webinar #1 Date: June 24, 2020 Time: 11:30 am to 1:00pm Topics to be covered:
  1. Trauma Informed Care background
  2. VA/local Hospice Partnership
  3. VA Telemental Health
  4. VA Benefits
  5. How the Trauma Informed Care for Vets program will work
Title: Trauma Informed Care for Veterans webinar #2 Date: July 14, 2020 Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Topics to be covered:
  1. Veteran Resources
  2. Questions and Answers
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This program has been developed to assist experienced home health managers to enhance the operational performance of their home health agency.  Our introductory Home Care 101 course provides the basics of home care operations.  Home Care 201 is the next level.  Improving clinical performance and financial management in a Medicare skilled home health agency is the focus of Home Care 201.  Essential to improving agency operations is identifying clinical issues that impact performance.  This program will provide strategies to refine and improve billing performance as well as explain the important relationship between clinical and financial areas of the agency.  This focus is important as the future viability of home care operations will be determined by the agency’s ability to remain current with changing regulations, the ongoing focus on patient outcomes, declining reimbursement, and closer scrutiny by auditors that can lead to denials.  Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring to the program a written description of at least one problem that they need to resolve within their agency; the goal is to best serve the individual's purpose for attending the class. Program Objectives:
  • Recognize clinical issues impacting performance management
  • Discuss how to manage the relationship between clinical and financial areas of the agency to optimize performance in each area
  • Identify the challenges and strategies to improve billing performance and reimbursement issues
  • Describe how to enhance financial performance through sound financial decisions in order to ensure the future of the agency
  • Identify useful data management techniques through the use of dashboards and benchmarking
  • Discuss current audit activities and strategies to minimize denials
  • Discuss additional current issues impacting home health agency operations
Who Should Attend:  This workshop is best suited to individuals who have a minimum of 1 year experience in home health management and operation of an established Medicare certified agency. Lunch and continental breakfast are included in the registration fee.
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The purpose of this 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 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
Continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. Registration opens at 8:30am.
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Program Overview: The number of CMS hospice survey deficiencies are on the rise. Those hospices surveyed by the state survey agency as well as those surveyed by an accrediting organization will benefit from a review of the top five deficiencies and deeper look into the processes and procedures that support compliance with the most frequently cited tags.  The most frequently cited deficiencies have been similar to years past.  Why aren’t hospices able to master these requirements?  This webinar will explain the most common types of situations that result in these deficiencies how to avoid common pitfalls that result in a noncompliance citation. HIGHLIGHTS
  • List the top 5 CMS hospice survey deficiencies
  • Explain the common pitfalls and situations that cause a finding of non-compliance
  • Discuss the practices that are at the root of the problem
  • Provide suggestions for practice and process improvement
Presenter: Melinda Gaboury
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This webinar will help you understand and develop best practices around hiring and managing Home Health Aids in your agency. Presenter: Beth Foster, RN, BA, CPHQCEHCH is Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice.  Her home care career began in 1989 as a visiting nurse, progressing into other positions including aide/intake coordinator, hospital system liaison, clinical care manager and director.  Previously she served as an Ohio Dept. of Health Surveyor for all provider types including Home Care & Hospice. Registration Fee: OCHCH Members - $40 per agency Non-Members - $85
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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
Lunch and continental breakfast are included in the registration fee. Registration opens at 8:30am
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OCHCH is excited to provide this introductory program to provide attendees an up-to-date overview of the state requirements for a Medicare/Medicaid and Department of Aging certified home health agency. Participants will gain knowledge of each of the Medicaid Programs’ Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and rules; the required coordination of services with or without case management; the role of Medicaid’s oversight contractor, and Medicaid managed care. Discussion will include the following Medicaid programs: State Plan Home Health and Private Duty Nursing Services, Ohio Home Care Program, PASSPORT Waiver; and Assisted Living Waiver. The main components and requirements of “basic” state plan Medicaid
  • Improve coordination of “basic” state plan Medicaid services with Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers
  • “Basic” and “related” state plan Medicaid services included are – Home health (HH) services – Private duty nursing (PDN) services
The main components and requirements of HCBS waiver services
  • Improve coordination of HCBS waivers with “basic” state plan Medicaid services
  • HCBS include: Ohio Home Care Waiver; PASSPORT Waiver, and Assisted Living Waiver
  • Waiver alignment of the departments of Medicaid and Aging.
Lunch and continental breakfast are included in the registration fee.
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Overview WORKSHOP INFORMATION All updated with 2021 coding changes and up-to-date info about PDGM! 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.
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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
Lunch and continental breakfast are included in the registration fee. Registration opens at 8:30am
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The purpose of this 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 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
Continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. Registration opens at 8:30am.
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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.
Lunch and continental breakfast are included in the registration fee.
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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
Lunch and continental breakfast are included in the registration fee. Registration opens at 8:30am
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