Calendar

Mar
19
Thu
OHPCA Hospice Program Administrator/Executive Director/Director Weekly Networking Meeting
Mar 19 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm

OHPCA Hospice Program Administrator/Executive Director/Director Thursday Networking Call through April 30, 2020, 4:30-5:30 pm

This is the recurring meeting invitation for our weekly Provider Member “check-in” call/meeting to touch base, share the latest challenges and ideas and help each other cope with stress during this extraordinary time. Email Barb Hansen (hansen@oregonhospice.org) or Meg McCauley (mccauley@oregonhospice.org) for dial in/log in details.

Apr
8
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/191026613

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 191-026-613

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

Apr
9
Thu
WEBINAR – Home Health CoPs – Top Issues & Concerns
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/home-health-cops-top-issues-concerns

Is your agency struggling with meeting Home Health CoP requirements? You are not alone! Learn from real-life examples, understand the deficiencies and how to avoid them, and create an action plan to ensure compliance.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Understand the Home Health CoPs
  • Define and discuss the different types of deficiencies
  • Bring an action plan back to your agency
  • Assess how to avoid deficiencies
  • Implement processes to comply with difficult CoPs

WEBINAR DETAILS

Does your home health agency have a clear understanding of the challenging CoP conditions and standards and how to implement them? Over the past year, many agencies have struggled, leading to numerous standard and condition level deficiencies. This webinar will break down the challenging and frequently cited conditions and standards seen in reports from surveys and mock surveys. Analyzing these reports and learning the implementation process are key to avoiding deficiencies and staying compliant.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is best suited for administrators, supervisors, clinical managers, and clinical staff.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Compliance tips
  • Interactive quiz

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

Photo Sharon Litwin

MEET THE PRESENTER

5 Star Consultants, LLC
Apr
16
Thu
WEBINAR – The Dos & Don’ts of Managed Care Contracting
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/the-dos-don-ts-of-managed-care-contracting

Has your agency conducted a detailed assessment plan for entering managed markets? Now is the time to consider the opportunities presented from a continuously changing and growing hospice landscape.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Explain the new contracting opportunities for hospice in 2021
  • Describe key elements of a managed care strategy/business plan
  • Understand third-party payer needs, processes, and goals
  • Identify and sell your agency’s value proposition
  • Outline the contracting process
  • Differentiate between good and bad contracting opportunities

WEBINAR DETAILS

CMS continues to move towards involving hospice care in value-based payment programs, such as the forthcoming 2021 Medicare Advantage (MA) carve-in. This is considered to be the most impactful value-based initiative for hospice. The details of how the carve-in will work are not yet defined, however it’s anticipated that the MA plans will not limit hospice care to the last six months of life. CMS’s intention is to increase access to hospice services and facilitate coordination between hospice providers and clinicians, thus incorporating hospices into an integrated care continuum. CMS does not intend to eliminate the Medicare hospice benefit’s per diem payment model. This presents opportunities for agencies to enter value-based payment programs.

Is your agency prepared for the opportunities with managed markets? What about value-based payment programs? The contracting process? What are your managed markets strategic plans? What value propositions make contracting with you a MUST? This webinar is designed to help your agency answer those questions and understand the dos and don’ts of successful managed care contracting. Due diligence before entering a contract is critical to success.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is intended for executive and agency leadership involved with strategic growth, marketing, and planning. This includes CEOs, CFOs, DOPCs, directors of managed markets/business development, intake/referral staff, case managers, provider network relations staff, board members and advisors, sales/marketing personnel, business office managers, clinical leadership, and medical directors.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Sample letter of intent (LOI) for managed care contracting designed to showcase an organization’s value proposition
  • Managed care contracting guide
  • Resource list with links to 6 Steps to Managed Care Contracting, How to Structure Managed Care Contracts, and 10 Step Contracting Plan
  • Interactive quiz

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

Photo Kathy Ahearn

MEET THE PRESENTER

Ahearn Advisement Partners
Apr
21
Tue
OHPCA & WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Monthly conference call which will focus on Inpatient Hospice issues. This call will be a forum for Hospice managers and staff to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc.

OHPCA-WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/734746861

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 734-746-861

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check:
https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

 

WEBINAR – Charting for the Jury: Improving Documentation & Quality Care
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/charting-for-the-jury-improving-documentation-quality-care

Protect your agency during a malpractice suit and improve patient care with documentation. Ensure your team is prepared and understands the proper processes and potential consequences of inadequate charting.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Determine the difference between correcting and altering records
  • Assess a medical record correction using the SLIDE rule
  • Use the “chunk and check” technique to determine the patient’s understanding and likely follow through
  • Recognize the risks of altering a medical record
  • Explain why documenting patient telephone calls is essential
  • Judge the gaps in report tracking that result in patient injury
  • Reduce the risk of medication errors
  • Avoid common errors in electronic recordkeeping
  • Describe the consequences of not documenting a patient’s failure to follow through

WEBINAR DETAILS

The true importance of documentation is to improve patient care. When records are kept carefully and consistently, the treatment team provides better care. This care experience is a significant event in a patient’s life. If a malpractice suit is filed, the patient will recall the “facts” in minute detail. However, a caregiver’s recollections may be considered unsubstantiated if not properly documented – even if based on standard practice. The patient’s recollections are unsubstantiated, but patients are not obligated to keep records. Fortunately, concise recordkeeping that accurately reflects the care provided and related reasoning carry greater weight with a jury, unless something is done to discredit the records.

In court, the patient’s attorney will often ask how many patients you care for during an average day. That number is then multiplied by the number of days, weeks, and years since the time in question. With so many patients, how can you remember this situation so well? Who did you care for after this patient? Which nurses were on duty that day? What time did you get back from lunch? These issues have nothing to do with the malpractice suit, but can influence the jury to give the patient’s memory more weight. Medical records may be your best friend or worst enemy in the courtroom. If properly prepared, they are the best, and sometimes the only, defense during malpractice litigation.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for all personnel who document patient care, quality improvement directors, medical and nursing directors, risk managers, and leadership.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Learning guide
  • Telephone call documentation log
  • Additional resources
  • Interactive quiz

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTERS

Photo Susan Keane Baker

 

Apr
23
Thu
WEBINAR – Charting for the Jury: Improving Documentation & Quality Care
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/counseling-techniques-interventions-for-bereavement-professionals

What is your role in providing grief counseling and support? Do you “ensure that bereavement services reflect the needs of the bereaved” as the CoPs require?

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Explain how counseling applies to providing bereavement services
  • Differentiate between counseling and therapy/psychotherapy
  • “Ensure that bereavement services reflect the needs of the bereaved” from Medicare CoPs
  • Apply the Dual Process Model of Grief at admission
  • Discuss the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques to address cognitive distortions, anxiety, and grief
  • Demonstrate how MI techniques can create realistic, achievable, person-centered goals and plans for the bereaved
  • Incorporate easily accessible and user-friendly mindfulness practices in the bereavement setting
  • Demonstrate each technique through case studies

WEBINAR DETAILS

There is much confusion between counseling and therapy/psychotherapy. Many bereavement professionals are also uncertain which interventions fall within their licensing and scope of practice. This webinar will clear up the confusion and explore how to translate assessments and risk assessments into methods to “ensure that bereavement services reflect the needs of the bereaved” as Conditions of Participation require. Learn to work through common and challenging situations using counseling techniques from theoretical frameworks such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), mindfulness awareness, and the Dual Process Model of Grief.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative webinar is designed for bereavement professionals, staff who provide grief counseling and support, managers, and senior leadership.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Counseling guide that details each technique and includes specific case example applications
  • Discussion guide for use with IDT members to initiate conversations about clarifying the role of bereavement services and the importance of IDT contributions to ongoing bereavement assessments
  • Extensive list of additional resources for more information on (and video demonstrations of) specific interventions
  • Additional lecture notes
  • Interactive quiz

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

Photo Gary Gardia

MEET THE PRESENTER

Executive Director APHSW

 

Apr
27
Mon
OHPCA + WSHPCO Spring Intensive/Regulatory Update – POSTPONED
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (March 11, 2020)

At the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA. Find program information and registration materials HERE.

For Vendors interested in exhibiting at this conference, click HERE.

Apr
29
Wed
WEBINAR – Infection Control & Prevention: How to Implement & Integrate a Comprehensive Surveillance Program during a Pandemic (COVID-19)
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
May
13
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/191026613

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 191-026-613

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

May
14
Thu
OHPCA & WSHPCO Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Networking Call
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Monthly conference call which will focus on Volunteer Coordinator issues. This call will be a forum for Hospice Volunteer Coordinators to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/829564157

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311

Access Code: 829-564-157

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

May
19
Tue
OHPCA & WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Monthly conference call which will focus on Inpatient Hospice issues. This call will be a forum for Hospice managers and staff to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc.

OHPCA-WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/734746861

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 734-746-861

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check:
https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

 

Jun
10
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/191026613

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 191-026-613

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

Jun
16
Tue
OHPCA & WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Monthly conference call which will focus on Inpatient Hospice issues. This call will be a forum for Hospice managers and staff to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc.

OHPCA-WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/734746861

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 734-746-861

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check:
https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

 

Jul
8
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/191026613

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 191-026-613

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

Jul
9
Thu
OHPCA & WSHPCO Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Networking Call
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Monthly conference call which will focus on Volunteer Coordinator issues. This call will be a forum for Hospice Volunteer Coordinators to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/829564157

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311

Access Code: 829-564-157

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

Jul
21
Tue
OHPCA & WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Monthly conference call which will focus on Inpatient Hospice issues. This call will be a forum for Hospice managers and staff to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc.

OHPCA-WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/734746861

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 734-746-861

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check:
https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

 

Aug
12
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/191026613

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 191-026-613

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

Aug
18
Tue
OHPCA & WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Monthly conference call which will focus on Inpatient Hospice issues. This call will be a forum for Hospice managers and staff to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc.

OHPCA-WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/734746861

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 734-746-861

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check:
https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

 

Sep
9
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/191026613

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 191-026-613

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check