• CMS requirements for coding, not only the terminal illness, but also the related and unrelated diagnoses continue to create considerable challenges for hospices. Hospices have learned that the official coding guidelines do apply to hospice. Learning to apply the guidelines to hospice cases, including staying away from unacceptable primary diagnoses, getting medical director involvement, and determining who is ultimately responsible for coding have been some of the challenges. In this 3-part series coding expert Lisa Selman-Holman will discuss these regulatory mandates, providing strategies and solutions for compliance, and provide insight into coding guidelines.

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  • 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. Increased dependence on coding for payment means increased scrutiny from the government.

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  • CMS requirements for coding, not only the terminal illness, but also the related and unrelated diagnoses continue to create considerable challenges for hospices. Hospices have learned that the official coding guidelines do apply to hospice. Learning to apply the guidelines to hospice cases, including staying away from unacceptable primary diagnoses, getting medical director involvement, and determining who is ultimately responsible for coding have been some of the challenges. In this 3-part series coding expert Lisa Selman-Holman will discuss these regulatory mandates, providing strategies and solutions for compliance, and provide insight into coding guidelines.

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  • @OCHCH Center for Excellence

    This workshop provides an up-to-date overview of the operations of a Medicare certified home health agency. You will gain knowledge of the Conditions of Participation (CoPs), Medicare Manuals (PPS billing requirements, plan of care completion, and skilled, intermittent, homebound, reasonable and necessary care), survey preparation, and the role of clinicians in driving financial results. You will also learn about the role of OASIS and adverse events in agency operations, the Ohio Home Care Program (Medicaid) and PASSPORT.  This workshop offers CEs to RNs, LPNs, OTs, PTs, and SLPs.

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  • @OCHCH Center for Excellence

    Knowing and understanding Hospice Quality Reporting is vital for positive hospice patient outcomes as well as avoidance of potential negative financial impact. This workshop 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.  6.5 contact hours to RNs, LPNs and clock hours for Social Workers

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  • Program Overview: This course, designed for nurses preparing to take the certification exam for hospice and palliative nurses.  However, if you are already certified you can use this class as part of your continuing education requirement.  The program is additionally intended to benefit any nurse working in hospice, home health, oncology or other settings who are caring for patients with end stage disease processes. The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association offers a “Clinical Review for The Generalist Hospice and Palliative Nurse” as a means of preparing the practitioner for certification.  Nurses who participate in this 2-day review can expect a general presentation of the course material via multi-media tools, handouts and lectures, as well as individual and group exercises to reinforce the information. The goal of this presentation is to promote and review the special knowledge of hospice nursing care as well as disease progression.  Regulatory aspects of the Medicare benefit are also included.  The material is presented congruently with the study guide for the generalist hospice and palliative nurse.  To be eligible for the exam, an applicant must hold a current registered nursing license, and it is recommended that candidates have at least 2 years of experience in hospice and palliative nursing practice.

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  • Overview: RCD is coming to Ohio! Each agency has a decision to make as to which Review Choice they want to choose. This course will walk you through your choices and the pros and cons of each one. Beth Foster will lead you through the decision making process and what challenges await with RCD. It is imperative that you make an informed decision for your Review Choice to best serve your business.

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  • @Greater Columbus Convention Center

    The conference is the largest gathering of home care and hospice professionals in Ohio. With more than 20 breakout sessions, this two-day event covers important issues impacting the industry and helps to prepare your agency for success. Registration will open in June.

  • Overview Be among the elite group of billers that are current on all Hospice Medicare billing regulations.  Billing is a very critical part of hospice reimbursement.  This webinar series will lay a concrete foundation for hospice billers, as well as, any hospice staff that need to more effectively understand the Medicare regulations.  The series will include Medicare eligibility, field by field on Notice of Election and claim forms and sequential billing requirements.  Billing requirements to deal with late NOEs will be covered.  We will review the regulations for billing all hospice services, face-to-face encounters and additionally home health providing care while a patient is on service with hospice.  The program will conclude with many of the day-to-day scenarios that billers face such as: revocations, HIS, and self-reporting the cap.  Information regarding Palliative Care billing will be discussed. If you are part of revenue cycle management in hospice this webinar series is a must!

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  • Overview OASIS D includes an array of changes, including omission of several very familiar items and addition of several new items. Agencies will need to determine how they will maintain best practices and collect vital information without items such as pressure ulcer risk and pain assessment. The expansion of the one clinician rule and Medicare’s continued plans to make home health assessment like all the other post-acute settings requires a new look at agency policies on collaboration. Home health agency administrators, directors, clinicians, and QA staff need to know the impact of the new and changed items that OASIS-D brings.  This program will assist you and your agency staff to navigate through the myriad of changes to the guidance and get you up to speed on the latest on OASIS, and how your practice will be impacted.  Attendees will review the most up to date OASIS guidance, including the impact of the expansion of the one clinician rule, the updates to the CoPs regarding resumption of care, as well as updates to payment for 2019 and planned changes to payment in 2020.  In-depth scenarios and a review of individual OASIS items will provide attendees with a comprehensive and applied understanding of OASIS to ensure success. This workshop explains what you need to know, what you need to do and how to do it.  The most accurate OASIS means the right POC, the right outcomes and the right payment.  There will be plenty of scenarios and documentation examples to set things straight.  The key to accurate payment and to accurate outcomes depends on answering the OASIS data items accurately and according to CMS instructions.  This program includes not only the CMS based interpretations but also timely advice on operationally implementing all aspects of OASIS.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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