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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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Start Date: 11/2/2021 9:00 AM EDT End Date: 11/2/2021 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 Description: 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 virtual 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. 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 Fee: 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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Start Date: 11/2/2021 9:00 AM EDT End Date: 11/2/2021 3:00 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 workshop OASIS - Focus on Value-Based Purchasing Thirty-five percent of your total performance score comes from parts of the OASIS. Not just PDGM items, and not just STAR items, but other items that agencies may not be paying attention to appropriately.  These items will be discussed in terms of PDGM and VBP in this one-day course specifically geared to preparing for VBP proposed for implementation January 1, 2022. 1. Identify the purpose of value-based purchasing. 2. Explain how OASIS responses are calculated into your total performance score. 3. Identify guidance for responding to OASIS responses. Presenter - Lisa Selman-Holman Registration Fee OCHCH Members - $179 Non-Members - $279
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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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