Calendar

Aug
16
Thu
WEBINAR – Hospice Billing Series: Details of Medicare Claims Processing
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/hospice-billing-series-details-of-medicare-claims-processing

Medicare hospice billing regulations continue to be tweaked and updated.  This webinar will take billers step-by-step through the most recent changes.  It will also provide examples of how hospices have successfully dealt with these changes and are effectively conducting physician billing.  The most recent reimbursement changes will be addressed, including high/low routine homecare rate reimbursement and Service Intensity Add-On (SIA).

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Distinct levels of care and the specifics of each
  • Monthly claim content details
  • Outline of billing updates
  • Physician billing on hospice claims
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Checklist of key elements in billing physician services

Don’t Miss the Other Hospice Billing Series Webinars!

Sign up for the 3-part series!

Learn more about the Hospice Billing Series.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for hospice billers and staff that need to understand Medicare regulations.

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

Aug
22
Wed
OHPCA Public Policy Call/Meeting
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

OHPCA Public Policy Meeting August 22, 2018 11:00-12:00

For those who would like to attend this meeting in person, Iria Nishimura has offered to again host the meeting at Willamette Valley Hospice: 1015 3rd St NW, Salem, OR 97304

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) 650-3123

Access Code: 830-635-573

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

Aug
30
Thu
WEBINAR – Hospice Billing Series: Face-to-Face, Hospice CAP, Palliative Care & HIS Requirements
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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

Key issues that hospice billers regularly deal with include face-to-face requirements, how they affect hospice billing, and the aggregate CAP self-reporting requirement.  A review of specific physician billing codes for palliative care will also be addressed for agencies that plan to establish a palliative care program.  In addition, the current HIS transmission requirements and the impact of noncompliance on reimbursement will be covered.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hospice face-to-face requirements
  • Palliative care codes for billing Part B
  • HIS reporting requirements
  • “Targeted probe and educate” process and its impact on hospice
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Checklist for submitting charts under targeted probe and educate

Don’t Miss the Other Hospice Billing Series Webinars!

Sign up for the 3-part series!

Learn more about the Hospice Billing Series.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for hospice billers and staff that need to understand Medicare regulations.

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

Sep
4
Tue
OHPCA Networking Event
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join OHPCA Board Treasurer Jad Hamdan and Connect PDX for a Professional Networking Event benefiting the Oregon Hospice and Palliative Care Association. 100% of all proceeds go directly towards OHPCA, a statewide public benefit organization helping to ensure Oregonians have access to high quality hospice and palliative care as they near the end of life.

Enjoy one complimentary beer (more available for purchase) and hosted hors d’oeuvres, while mixing with a network of industry leaders and learning more about the great work of the OHPCA. Suggested donation of $10.

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

Monthly conference call which will focus on Regulatory/QAPI/Billing issues. This call will be a forum for Hospice managers and staff to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc.  Call-in information will be posted prior to next meeting.

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

Sep
6
Thu
WEBINAR – Recognizing & Overcoming Unconscious/Implicit Bias
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/recognizing-and-overcoming-unconsciousimplicit-bias

Are you biased?  If so, how do you deal with it?  If not… are you sure? 

Implicit bias is a common subconscious trait that manifests in feelings about certain populations, appearances, or mannerisms.  Although having implicit bias doesn’t mean you’re a bad person, it can interfere in your job and other situations.  The first step to addressing bias is honest self-assessment.  Once you’ve recognized it, the best approach is to constantly assess your feelings and how they impact your actions and approach.

Several studies have determined implicit bias exists in healthcare and affects the quality and equity of care.  This webinar will speak to assumptions that often trigger these feelings.  You’ll learn ways to address such issues head-on with your staff.  Open conversation removes the taboo and paves the way for better patient care and outcomes.  Since many people don’t realize they have biases, starting the dialogue and developing awareness are the first steps forward!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Key characteristics of implicit bias
  • Understanding what assumptions trigger bias and why it matters
  • Knowing your patients and understanding cultural differences
  • Suggestions for open discussion with staff
  • Tips on defeating unconscious bias
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Useful websites
    • List of helpful books

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for home health or hospice administrators, clinical managers, business development leaders, hiring managers, agency staff, and field staff, especially those who participate in direct patient and family care.

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

Sep
13
Thu
WEBINAR – Compliance for Hospice Social Workers & Chaplains
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/compliance-for-hospice-social-workers-and-chaplains

Do you understand the requirements for social workers and chaplains regarding assessments and plans of care, including bereavement?  Do you know how crucial their documentation is in supporting hospice eligibility and Medicare payment?  With targeted probe and educate (TPE) implemented, there is greater need for strong documentation from social workers and chaplains.  This webinar will provide suggestions for using assessments and plans of care as the basis for quality, compliant practices.  Learn how to comply with bereavement requirements, strengthen documentation, and remain compliant when social workers and chaplains don’t make regular visits to the patient/family and are unable to make timely assessment visits.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Social worker and chaplain requirements and expectations for assessments and plans of care, including bereavement
  • Hospice eligibility requirements and how social workers and chaplains can assist
  • Social worker and chaplain roles in comprehensive assessment and plan of care updates, whether or not they visit patients
  • Common compliance gaps and how to avoid them
  • Examples of social worker and chaplain documentation that does and does not support hospice eligibility and Medicare payment
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Assessment and plan of care requirements checklists

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session will benefit social workers and chaplains, their supervisors, clinical managers/coordinators, compliance staff, quality staff, and administrators.

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

OHPCA Hospice Volunteer Coordinators In Person Meeting/Networking Call
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

OHPCA Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Networking Meeting by GoToMeeting AND in Person at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House Conference Room (4600 Evergreen Place, SE, Albany, OR 97322).

We are going to try to have one or two speakers at our next meeting. If you have a suggestion for a topic you would like to have presented at this or future meetings, please let me know. And for anyone who would like to “brown bag” your lunch and arrive at 12:30 on the 13th, I will plan to be there early, as will our “hostess”, Karen McLain from Samaritan Evergreen.

GoToMeeting Instructions:
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

 

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

Monthly conference call which will focus on Inpatient Hospice issues. This call will be a forum for Inpatient Hospice managers and staff to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc.  The June, July & August 2018 meetings are cancelled for summer and will resume in September.

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
23
Sun
OHPCA Board of Directors Meeting
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In conjunction with the PPE at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond.

Sep
24
Mon
OHPCA Professional Practices Exchange “Continuing the Cultural Mosaic”
Sep 24 @ 7:30 am – Sep 25 @ 3:30 pm

OHPCA’s annual fall conference. Go to registration page for details, https://oregonhospice.org/2018-professional-practices-registration/

Sep
27
Thu
WEBINAR – A Compassionate Approach to Pediatric End-of-Life Care: Blending the Art & Science of End-of-Life Care
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/a-compassionate-approach-to-pediatric-end-of-life-care-blending-the-art-and-science-of-end-of-life-care

The pediatric interdisciplinary team has the privilege of being involved in end-of-life care for children and their families.  To ensure the ability to deliver expert, compassionate care at the end of a child’s life, it is essential that the care team has expertise in both the art and science of end-of-life care.

The death of child, whether expected or unexpected, is a complicated, emotional experience for the dying child, family, and healthcare team.  End-of-life care and discussions are not usually part of nursing or medical training.  This webinar will provide an understanding of the end-of-life journey and ways the interdisciplinary care team can facilitate a “good death”; care for and support the family through this emotional journey; and help the grieving team throughout and after the child’s death.  Join us to learn applicable concepts, tools, and care delivery models that will facilitate your ability to provide expert, compassionate care at the end of life.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Developing an interdisciplinary care plan that addresses the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and cultural needs of the dying child and family
  • Interventions that can be incorporated into the plan of care to facilitate the grief process
  • How to prevent or diminish distressing symptoms a dying child may experience
  • Supporting and caring for the grieving team
  • Pediatric palliative care versus end-of-life care
  • Ways the care team can incorporate effective and meaningful communication in end-of-life care
  • Care at the time of death – the art of being present
  • Incorporating complementary and expressive therapies into end of life care

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This session is best suited for doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, therapists, child life specialists, creative arts therapists, social workers, chaplains, volunteers, and nursing assistants.

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

Oct
3
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Meeting
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Monthly conference call which will focus on Regulatory/QAPI/Billing issues. This call will be a forum for Hospice managers and staff to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc.  Call-in information will be posted prior to next meeting.

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

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

Monthly conference call which will focus on Inpatient Hospice issues. This call will be a forum for Inpatient Hospice managers and staff to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc.  The June, July & August 2018 meetings are cancelled for summer and will resume in September.

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

Nov
2
Fri
OHPCA Board of Directors Meeting
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Tentatively scheduled in conjunction with the All City Palliative Care Talk.

Nov
7
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Meeting
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Monthly conference call which will focus on Regulatory/QAPI/Billing issues. This call will be a forum for Hospice managers and staff to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc.  Call-in information will be posted prior to next meeting.

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

Nov
8
Thu
OHPCA Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Networking Call
Nov 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

OHPCA Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Networking Meeting by GoToMeeting 

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

Nov
15
Thu
Zen Hospice Project Mindful Caregiver Education for Professional Caregivers
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

For caregivers, the Mindful Caregiver Education daylong immersions will introduce Zen Hospice Project’s model of care, where participants will be provided with tools for developing a more mindful approach to caregiving. Through expert instruction, group discussion and engaging exercises, participants explore inspiration, loss, compassion and other elements of the caregiving experience, including mindfulness meditation, a cornerstone of conscientious caregiving.

Subjects covered include:

  • Integrating Mindfulness Into the Delivery of Care
  • Mindful Communications
  • Therapeutic Use of Self in Caregiving
  • Cultivating Compassion in the Context of Caregiving
  • The Territory of Loss in Caregiving
  • Looking at How We Grieve

Cost to attend is $195 and you may register online HERE.

A collaborative effort between Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association, The Bloom Project and Zen Hospice.

Zen Hospice Project Open Death Conversation
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 16 @ 9:00 pm

The Open Death Conversation is a forum for discussing the many aspects of death and dying. The goal of the conversation is to generate meaningful, energetic conversation free from judgment, drawing inspiration from the thousands of heartfelt conversations that Zen Hospice Project has had throughout its years of caring for dying persons and their families.

Cost to attend is $25 and you may register online HERE.

A collaborative effort between Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association, The Bloom Project and Zen Hospice.

Nov
17
Sat
Zen Hospice Project Mindful Caregiver Education for Volunteer & Family Caregivers
Nov 17 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

For caregivers, the Mindful Caregiver Education daylong immersions will introduce Zen Hospice Project’s model of care, where participants will be provided with tools for developing a more mindful approach to caregiving. Through expert instruction, group discussion and engaging exercises, participants explore inspiration, loss, compassion and other elements of the caregiving experience, including mindfulness meditation, a cornerstone of conscientious caregiving.

Subjects covered include:

  • Integrating Mindfulness Into the Delivery of Care
  • Mindful Communications
  • Therapeutic Use of Self in Caregiving
  • Cultivating Compassion in the Context of Caregiving
  • The Territory of Loss in Caregiving
  • Looking at How We Grieve

Cost to attend is $125 and you may register online HERE.

A collaborative effort between Oregon Hospice & Palliative Care Association, The Bloom Project and Zen Hospice.