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Aug
22
Thu
WEBINAR – What Every Hospice & Home Care Provider Should Know About Electronic Protected Health Information & Paper-Based Medical Records
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/what-every-hospice-home-care-provider-should-know-about-electronic-protected-health-information-paper-based-medical-records

As covered entities, hospices and home care providers are required to manage patients’ electronic protected health information (EPHI) and paper-based medical records in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security rules.  Noncompliance can lead to substantial fines (up to $1.5 million for privacy breaches), negative publicity, compromised patients, unhappy families, and damaged reputations.  Does your organization lawfully manage electronic and traditional PHI?  Have you established policies and strategies to ensure HIPAA compliance?  Are your business associates, including physicians and subcontractors, in compliance?  Join us to learn about records risks, policies, and compliance management best practices for hospices and home care providers.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • What is EPHI?
  • What constitutes paper-based PHI?
  • HIPAA risks, rules, and compliance
  • What does HIPAA’s privacy rule demand of providers’ electronic and paper-based information?
  • Strategies for complying with HIPAA’s security rule governing EPHI
  • Patients’ privacy rights under HIPAA
  • Responding to patients’ requests for access to PHI
  • Best practices for securing EPHI
  • How social media, texts, and email maximize EPHI and HIPAA risks – and how to shore up security breaches
  • Implementing strategic, best-practices-based policies governing PHI, privacy, and security
  • Supporting compliance with employee training
  • Lawfully responding to an EPHI security breach
  • Best-in-class technology solutions to safeguard electronic information and privacy
  • Real-life disaster stories:  costly consequences of EPHI mismanagement and security breaches
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Checklist: Seven Steps for HIPAA Compliance
    • Social media rules:  Guidelines for Creating Effective Social Media Policy

DON’T MISS THIS RELATED WEBINAR!

“Avoiding the Top 10 Legal & Compliance Mistakes of
Email, Social Media & Other Electronic Communication Tools”

Thursday October 31, 2019

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is a must for compliance officers, lawyers, record managers, IT staff, human resources personnel, privacy officers, directors, and administrators.

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

OHPCA PPE Planning Committee Call
Aug 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
OHPCA Professional Practices Exchange Planning Committee Meeting, 4th Thursday of the month, 3:00-4:00 pm. July 25 meeting has been cancelled.
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Aug
28
Wed
OHPCA Public Policy Call/Meeting
Aug 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

OHPCA Public Policy Meeting

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Access Code: 830-635-573

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Aug
29
Thu
WEBINAR – Avoiding the Top Five Survey Deficiencies
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/avoiding-the-top-five-survey-deficiencies

The FY2020 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements brought changes of great interest.  These range from wage index updates, to rebasing the level of care rates, to election statement changes.  This session will analyze the changes and comments that were sent in between the proposed and final rules to provide insight into the current state and future of hospice.  The Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) is continuously being massaged and current updates will be reviewed during this webinar.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • CMS hospice rebasing rate updates and implications for future payment
  • Evaluation of activities to align hospices with post-acute-care providers
  • CMS’s continuing concerns and analysis of hospice data shared by CMS, MedPAC, and others
  • CAHPS Hospice Survey update for the future
  • Expansion of the hospice quality reporting program
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Reference guide to updates for hospice election statement content

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for directors, administrators, and managers.

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

WEBINAR – Hospice 2020 Final Payment Rule & Quality Update
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/hospice-2020-final-payment-rule-quality-update

The FY2020 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements brought changes of great interest.  These range from wage index updates, to rebasing the level of care rates, to election statement changes.  This session will analyze the changes and comments that were sent in between the proposed and final rules to provide insight into the current state and future of hospice.  The Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) is continuously being massaged and current updates will be reviewed during this webinar.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • CMS hospice rebasing rate updates and implications for future payment
  • Evaluation of activities to align hospices with post-acute-care providers
  • CMS’s continuing concerns and analysis of hospice data shared by CMS, MedPAC, and others
  • CAHPS Hospice Survey update for the future
  • Expansion of the hospice quality reporting program
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Reference guide to updates for hospice election statement content

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for directors, administrators, and managers.

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

Sep
4
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Meeting
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call

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 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 191-026-613

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Sep
5
Thu
WEBINAR – Avoiding the Top Five Survey Deficiencies
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/avoiding-the-top-five-survey-deficiencies

A bad survey can create many problems for a provider, from disrupting a plan of correction to potential termination of Medicare provider agreement and/or license.  Avoiding a bad survey requires providers to maintain compliance.  Awareness of surveyors’ focus areas helps to ensure compliance.  Medicare also helps this effort by sharing industry survey data.  This seminar will look at current survey data and trends to identify areas of significant survey focus.

In addition, CMS recently revised Appendix Q of the State Operations Manual, which governs immediate jeopardy determinations and enforcement.  Since publication of the revised Appendix Q, there has been a noticeable increase in surveys resulting in immediate jeopardy determinations.  This program will review key changes to Appendix Q to help providers understand what can lead to immediate jeopardy determinations, as well as compliance strategies for areas of heightened surveyor focus.  Join us to learn how your agency’s compliance program can help maintain compliance between surveys and some strategies for use during the survey.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Top areas of surveyor focus based upon survey data
  • Why certain administrative issues are of great concern to surveyors
  • Key changes CMS made to Appendix Q and their impact
  • How agency administration can lead to condition-level findings, even with quality patient care
  • Insight into how a compliance program can be leveraged to increase survey readiness
  • The immediate jeopardy process
  • Process to appeal Medicare termination provisions

DON’T MISS THIS RELATED WEBINAR!

“Conducting Mock Surveys to Assess Survey Readiness” 
Thursday, February 7, 2019

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for administrators, clinical managers, nurses, compliance officers, compliance staff, executives, and management.

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

Sep
10
Tue
WEBINAR – Hospice Billing Series: Face-to-Face, Hospice Cap & Palliative Care
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/hospice-billing-series-face-to-face-hospice-cap-palliative-care

Face-to-face requirements, physician billing, and the aggregate cap self-reporting requirement are a few of the daily reimbursement-related challenges faced by hospices.  This webinar will address those issues and will also include a review of specific physician billing codes for palliative care, the current HIS transmission requirements, and how noncompliance affects reimbursement.  The top five reasons for denied claims under medical review will round out this informative session.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

 

Sign up for this 3-part series!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hospice face-to-face requirements
  • Recap the self-reporting of hospice aggregate cap
  • List of palliative care specific codes for billing Part B
  • HIS reporting requirements
  • Top five medical review denial reasons
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Responding to an ADR

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for directors, clinical managers, intake/authorization staff, and the revenue cycle team.

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

Sep
12
Thu
OHPCA & WSHPCO Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Networking Call
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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Sep
17
Tue
OHPCA & WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting
Sep 17 @ 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. No meeting in May 2019.

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

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Sep
19
Thu
WEBINAR – Ethical Challenges & Skills: Assessing Suicidal Ideations & Interventions
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/ethical-challenges-and-skills-assessing-suicidal-ideations-and-interventions

According to the CDC, there is one death by suicide in the United States every 12 minutes.  In hospice and home care this is especially relevant because cancer patients have nearly twice the incidence of suicide as the general population.  Working with seriously ill people can create unique challenges that may include navigating the legal system, advocating for self-determination, and understanding organizational policies and community perceptions.  This webinar will examine personal, professional, and ethical conflicts, address essential skill sets, and take an in-depth look at how to assess suicidal ideation.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discuss challenges that derive from growing support for “rational suicide” versus the need to follow state and national regulations
  • Four potential ethical dilemmas that may emanate from suicidal ideation and planning
  • Eight common errors when working with people with various levels of suicidal ideation
  • Applying skills/interventions from two theoretical frameworks to common situations
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Sample policy/procedure
    • Counseling toolkit
    • Sample “no-suicide” contract
    • Additional slides/handout to use for ongoing staff and volunteer training
    • Handout with lecture notes
    • List of references, bibliography, and learning opportunities

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This enlightening webinar is designed for all team members, including management and leadership.  Although time will be spent on counseling interventions, this webinar will provide intervention variations that all team members can use.

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

Sep
20
Fri
OHPCA Board of Directors Meeting
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

OHPCA Board of Directors Meeting by GoToMeeting

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 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 663-129-957

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Sep
23
Mon
OHPCA Professional Practices Exchange
Sep 23 @ 7:30 am – Sep 24 @ 3:30 pm

OHPCA’s annual fall conference. View program information HERE.

Sep
24
Tue
WEBINAR – Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/disaster-recovery-business-continuity

According to the 2017 State of Resilience Report, 73% of organizations that experienced a systems failure were down for 30 minutes or more!  This presentation will explain business continuity and survival by going through three essential steps.  It will address the concepts of business continuity and disaster planning in general terms, but will focus primarily on specific IT strategies you can easily and affordably implement.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Causes of data loss
  • Impact of data loss and downtime
  • Risk analysis
  • Data protection methods
  • Components of a business continuity plan
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • List of trusted online analysis tools
    • Reference websites
    • Tips on data protection methods

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for IT and operations personnel, security and compliance officers, CIOs, directors, executives, and agency owners.  Although this information is technical in nature, all senior management will benefit from the risk analysis element of this program.

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

Sep
25
Wed
OHPCA Public Policy Call/Meeting
Sep 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

OHPCA Public Policy 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 (408) 650-3123

Access Code: 830-635-573

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Sep
26
Thu
WEBINAR – Compliance Series for Non-Clinical Staff: Compliance for Hospice Bereavement Staff
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/compliance-series-for-non-clinical-staff-compliance-for-hospice-bereavement-staff

While not much has been written in the CoPs about bereavement, there are several areas where you must ensure regulatory compliance and that quality bereavement care is being provided.  One area of concern for hospices is the correlation between bereavement risk assessments and follow-up care for people at medium-to-high risk.  The CoPs require bereavement counseling.  But which team members are qualified to provide that counseling?  This webinar will cover key regulations and offer suggestions for bereavement care and programming, especially with limited staff and resources.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

 

Sign up for this 3-part series!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • List of hospice Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for providing bereavement services
  • Define bereavement counseling as it applies to pre- and post-death counseling
  • The “qualified professional” CoP requirement
  • One process to ensure the bereavement plan of care is individualized
  • Requirement to extend bereavement counseling to residents of SNF/NF or ICF/MR facilities
  • Ways to move from “compliance” to best practices in bereavement counseling and services
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • FAQs
    • List of Medicare regulations
    • Program evaluation checklist
    • Resources specifically related to hospice bereavement programs
    • Handout with lecture notes
    • References and additional learning opportunities

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for bereavement professionals, program managers, and team members involved with providing bereavement counseling and services.  Senior leadership will also benefit.

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

Oct
2
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Meeting
Oct 2 @ 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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Oct
10
Thu
OHPCA & WSHPCO Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Networking Call
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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 (872) 240-3311

Access Code: 829-564-157

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Oct
15
Tue
OHPCA & WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting
Oct 15 @ 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. No meeting in May 2019.

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.
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Access Code: 734-746-861

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Oct
23
Wed
OHPCA Public Policy Call/Meeting
Oct 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

OHPCA Public Policy Meeting

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United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code: 830-635-573

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