Calendar

Apr
24
Wed
OHPCA Public Policy Call/Meeting
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Weekly Wednesday OHPCA Public Policy Meeting Calls – cancelled 1/16/19, 2/26/19, 4/17/19
11a-12p
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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United States: +1 (408) 650-3123Access Code: 830-635-573First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check:
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Apr
25
Thu
WEBINAR – Post-Acute Care: Preferred Provider Networks Offering Value-Based Care
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/post-acute-care-preferred-provider-networks-offering-value-based-care

Does your strategic growth plan position your agency as a partner in preferred provider networks?  Does your agency have the knowledge and capabilities to offer “value-based care”?  An aging population, shifting reimbursement models, increases in chronic disease states, and new care delivery models that extend beyond hospitals to post-acute-care providers are demanding the implementation of preferred provider networks.  Simultaneously, value-based care and new payment models incentivize both acute- and post-acute-care providers to focus on greater coordination of care that emphasizes quality, cost effectiveness, and patient experience.  This webinar will explain the benefits and requirements of value-based care providers.  Learn the steps, data requirements, and other considerations to become and remain a preferred provider in a network that offers value-based care.  One- and two-sided risk payment models and how to prepare your agency for participation in alternative payment models will also be addressed.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Define “coordination of care” across provider networks
  • Alternate payment models and their effectiveness on “pain points”
  • Critical data points for cross-functional quality measures necessary for value-based care
  • Hospice/home health quality reporting patient assessment initiatives
  • Data sets, outcome measures, the patient experience, and how to effectively identify partnership opportunities
  • Trends in value-based care and reimbursement, including the leading business line that is adopting and implementing these trends
  • How palliative care supports a value-based care payment system
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Surviving Value-Based Healthcare: Connecting Your Clinical and Financial Data for the Best ROI
    • Whitepaper – Palliative Care at the Intersection of Value-Based Payment
    • Final HHVBP rule from the Federal Register
    • Guide to Health Care Partnerships for Population Health Management and Value-Based Care
    • Weblinks to critical information on value-based care and preferred-provider networks

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is a must-attend for all involved in strategic growth, business development, and agency provider partnerships, including board members, CEOs, CFOs, medical directors, administrators, DOPCS, DONs, business development directors, marketing directors, contract and network managers, business office management, reimbursement specialists, clinical directors, IT staff, transitional care coordinators, liaisons, and all marketing staff.

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

OHPCA PPE Planning Committee Call
Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
OHPCA Professional Practices Exchange Planning Committee Meeting, 4th Thursday of the month, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone
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You can also dial in using your phone
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Access Code: 909-873-309
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Apr
30
Tue
OHPCA & WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting
Apr 30 @ 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.
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You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 734-746-861

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May
1
Wed
OHPCA Public Policy Call/Meeting
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Weekly Wednesday OHPCA Public Policy Meeting Calls – cancelled 1/16/19, 2/26/19, 4/17/19
11a-12p
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/830635573 You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123Access Code: 830-635-573First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check:
https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Meeting
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA 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

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May
2
Thu
WEBINAR – Conditions of Participation Series: Emergency Preparedness, Compliance & Clinical Records
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/conditions-of-participation-series-emergency-preparedness-compliance-clinical-records

Emergency preparedness, compliance, and clinical records are three critical components of the new Home Health Conditions.  This easy-to-follow presentation will set your agency up for success! 

  • Emergency preparedness (EP) ensures your agency, staff, and patients remain prepared and safe during emergencies and disasters. The presenter will provide a real understanding of what needs to be done and documented to comply.
  • Compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations is required. Recent revisions primarily affect labs and CLIA waivers, which will be reviewed.
  • The clinical records Condition includes very important timeframes and other compliance issues, such as timing documents in clinical records.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits

 

Sign up for this 4-part series!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Emergency preparedness
    • Review all CoP items
    • Step-by-step compliance
  • Compliance with federal, state, and local laws/regulations regarding patient health and safety
    • Review of CoP revisions
    • Lab/CLIA revisions
  • Clinical records
    • Review prescriptive changes
    • Upon request, patients must be given their charts within a specific timeframe
    • Timed documents in clinical records
    • Other revisions
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Patient emergency plan

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for home health administrators, clinical directors, clinical managers, QAPI coordinators, field staff, office staff, and clinicians.

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

May
9
Thu
WEBINAR – HIPAA Compliance for Email & Text Messaging: Communicating with Patients, Providers & Peers
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/hipaa-compliance-for-email-text-messaging-communicating-with-patients-providers-peers

HIPAA allows hospices and home care practices to communicate with patients, providers, and peers via email and text messaging – if formal guidelines and procedures governing use, privacy, security, and notification are followed.  Noncompliance with HIPAA email and text rules can result in costly fines, failed communications, and compromised electronic protected health information (ePHI).

Are your hospice or home care communications with patients and other internal and external parties HIPAA compliant?  Do you understand and follow related laws, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)?  Have you implemented annual audits, policies and procedures, training programs, and technology tools to ensure electronic messages reflect HIPAA’s use, privacy, and security rules?  Do you require business associates and their subcontractors to adhere to a written HIPAA-specific Business Associate Agreement (BAA)?  Join us for a comprehensive review of email and texting risks, rules, records, and regulations, and gain timely information and proven best practices to shape and support your strategic HIPAA policy and compliance management program.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits

HIGHLIGHTS

  • What are the HIPAA guidelines governing email and text messaging?
  • How does HIPAA’s privacy rule impact emails and texts?
  • Strategies for security rule compliance when communicating via email or text
  • Recognizing and managing patients’ privacy rights under HIPAA
  • Responding to patient email and electronic requests for PHI
  • TCPA and its HIPAA-related exemptions for healthcare providers
  • How mobile devices maximize ePHI risks and HIPAA security breaches
  • Implementing strategic, best-practices-based policies and BAAs governing email and texting
  • Supporting HIPAA compliance with employee training
  • Employing best-in-class technology solutions to safeguard electronic messages and records
  • Real-life disaster stories – costly consequences of email, ePHI, and HIPAA mismanagement
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Checklist: Seven Steps for HIPAA Compliance
    • Sample mobile device policy with HIPAA guidelines

DON’T MISS THIS RELATED WEBINAR!

“HIPAA Review – Risks, Strategies, Trends & Data Privacy Breaches”
Thursday January 10, 2019

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is a must for compliance officers, lawyers, records managers, IT staff, HR personnel, privacy officers, directors, administrators, anyone who uses email and text messaging, and those responsible for HIPAA policy and compliance.

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

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

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
16
Thu
WEBINAR – Agency Success & Leadership Excellence Series: Motivating People for Success
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/agency-success-leadership-excellence-series-motivating-people-for-success

Organizations of all types have experienced unprecedented change due to regulatory, healthcare industry, and reimbursement challenges.  Change often leads to diminished employee performance and lower employee motivation.  Studies show that the greater the healthcare-employee satisfaction, the greater the patient outcome.  Strong, focused leadership drives employee engagement, motivation, and satisfaction.  This program will teach leaders different approaches to motivating employees, leading to enhanced staff engagement, satisfaction, and performance.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits

 

Sign up for this 3-part series!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Key forces diminishing motivation and performance in the face of change
  • Goal alignment, accountability, and commitment – lead toward a culture of motivation and peak performance
  • What does and does not motivate employees
  • Coaching methods that range from motivation to holding tough talks
  • Apply learning to fit current situations in managing your team
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • The Prince Health LLC Performance Accountability and Motivation checklist
    • Personal development plan of action

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This webinar is designed for all levels of home healthcare and hospice executives and managers, including senior leaders, clinical managers, and human resources experts.

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

May
21
Tue
OHPCA & WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting
May 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:
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May
23
Thu
WEBINAR – Agency Success & Leadership Excellence Series: Holding People Accountable to Boost Performance
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/agency-success-leadership-excellence-series-using-accountability-to-boost-performance

Healthcare organizations are immersed in change, which can cause misalignment in setting shared goals and managing people’s performance.  This webinar will help leaders boost organizational accountability and improve implementation of a plan for managing all levels of performance.  Strong performance planning is proven to increase employee satisfaction, which leads to better patient outcomes.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits

 

Sign up for this 3-part series!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Key forces diminishing organizational and individual accountability and commitment
  • Methods to enhance commitment and accountability to peak performance
  • Coaching methods that range from motivation to holding tough talks
  • How to best implement a performance management plan
  • How to hold a performance management discussion, gain and give feedback, set goals, and establish plans for future performance growth
  • Calibrating performance evaluations and ratings across your team
  • Using performance management as an opportunity to develop people and build a strong bench
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • The Prince Health LLC Performance Accountability and Motivation checklist
    • Personal development plan of action

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This webinar is designed for all levels of home healthcare and hospice executives and managers, including senior leaders, clinical managers, and human resources experts.

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

OHPCA PPE Planning Committee Call
May 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
OHPCA Professional Practices Exchange Planning Committee Meeting, 4th Thursday of the month, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/909873309
You can also dial in using your phone
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 909-873-309
First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check
May
30
Thu
WEBINAR – Effectively Managing Hospice Live Discharges Part 1: Measuring, Monitoring, Guidelines & Regulations
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/effectively-managing-hospice-live-discharges-part-1-measuring-monitoring-guidelines-regulations

As live discharges continue to draw the interest of CMS, the OIG, and MedPac, it is critical for your agency to proactively monitor and manage this complex, challenging regulation.  This webinar will address live discharges from many important perspectives:  business, beneficiary rights, and regulatory compliance.  It will cover the five types of live discharges, regulations for each, and how to audit and work with frontline staff to be more proactive.  Participants will receive an audit tool and learn to use monitoring tools and reports for benchmarking and measuring compliance as a way to prevent unwanted scrutiny.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits

HIGHLIGHTS

  • What the regulations say and mean
  • When can a live discharge be initiated?  By whom?
  • Importance of monitoring and measuring
  • Government agencies’ focus
  • How to use hospice PEPPER reports
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • NHPCO compliance guide Discharge from the Medicare Hospice Benefit
    • New Hospice Condition Code for Out of Service Area Discharges
    • Hospice live discharges audit tool
    • Hospice PEPPER User’s Guide, 7th Edition
    • Newsline NHPCO – A Hospice Provider’s Guide to Live Discharges

DON’T MISS PART 2!

This program is the first of two in a series
“Effectively Managing Hospice Live Discharges Part 2:
Eligibility Assessment, Documentation, Discharge Planning & the Care Continuum”

Thursday June 6, 2019

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for all clinical leadership and clinical management/supervisors, QA staff, CFOs, medical directors, staff education RNs, assessment teams, MSWs, and administrators.

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

Jun
5
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Meeting
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA 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

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Jun
7
Fri
OHPCA Board of Directors Meeting
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

OHPCA Board of Directors Meeting by GoToMeeting

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/663129957

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 663-129-957

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Jun
10
Mon
Weatherbee Resources 2019 Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp
Jun 10 @ 8:30 am – Jun 11 @ 3:45 pm
Weatherbee Resources has provided more than 59 Hospice Regulatory Boot Camps across the country since 2006. More than 4,000 hospice professionals, surveyors, consultants, and others have attended Weatherbee’s two-day boot camps for in-depth, timely and relevant information related to hospice regulations, compliance challenges and managing hospice scrutiny.

Hospices across the country utilize Weatherbee’s Boot Camps for orienting new staff and for the on-going training of Executive Directors, Hospice Medical Directors and Team Physicians, Clinical Managers, Corporate Compliance Officers, QAPI Coordinators, the Interdisciplinary Group, and others.

Boot Camp Planners & Faculty: Lynn Stange, RN, BSN, MA, CHC, Principal / President; Carrie Cooley, RN, MSN, Principal / Chief Executive Officer; Lauren Templeton, DO, HMDC, Physician Consultant; Mary Geer, JD, RN, Consulting Coordinator; and Colleen O’Keefe, RN, CHPN, Senior Consultant & Project Specialist; all with Weatherbee Resources; attorney Howard Young with Morgan Lewis; and Gregory Dyke, RPh, Pharmacist.

Co-sponsored by Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association & Washington State Hospice & Palliative Care Organization.

An additional third day of presentations, Striving for Documentation Success, continues discussion of the three case studies from Boot Camp and covers utilization of the Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs), hospice assessment tools (FAST, KPS, PPS, NYHA), documentation strategies and examples, PEPPER, TPE, and much more.

CCB  These education activities have been submitted to the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® and are currently pending their review for approval of CCB CEUs. Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this program content or of the program sponsor.

CME  This Live activity, Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp and Striving for Documentation Success Workshop, from 03/18/2019 – 12/18/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to   19.00 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: Continuing education for nurses is provided by Relias, LLC. Relias is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American  Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). Nurses will receive approximately 10 contact hours for participation in the two-day Boot Camp and approximately 5 contact hours for participation in the additional third day Documentation activity.

Criteria for Judging Successful Completion: Participants will only receive CE credit if they sign-in and remain present for the entire two days of the conference. Partial credit will not be given. Once the conference is over, the participant will be required to complete an evaluation survey online. Once the participant completes the conference evaluation, a certificate will automatically generate for the participant to print.

The Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp meets the criteria for completion of Regulatory & Compliance Issues, a Level II Module of NHPCO’s Manager Development Program (MDP).

Handout materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon breaks included each day.

Register by Fax or Mail – Member of the Hospice Compliance Network? Check with us for your 15% discount! (Retroactive discounts cannot be applied). Call for discount code – (866) 969-7124 or email boots@weatherbeeresources.com

Register Online Now!Register by Fax or Mail
Members of the Hospice Compliance Network receive a 15% discount! Call or email for more information (866) 969-7124 or email boots@weatherbeeresources.com.

Jun
13
Thu
OHPCA & WSHPCO Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Networking Call
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Jun
18
Tue
OHPCA & WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting
Jun 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

 

Jun
27
Thu
OHPCA PPE Planning Committee Call
Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
OHPCA Professional Practices Exchange Planning Committee Meeting, 4th Thursday of the month, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/909873309
You can also dial in using your phone
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 909-873-309
First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check