Calendar

Dec
21
Sat
Alzheimer’s Association: Support Groups for Family Caregivers @ Kahalu`u United Methodist Church
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder does not have to be a lonely experience.  Although it is common to feel like no one can understand what is happening – you are not alone.

Meet in a confidential, sympathetic, and affirming environment.

  • Share feelings and concerns with peers who understand
  • Gain knowledge about the disease
  • Share coping techniques
  • Develop caregiving skills
  • Learn about community resources

Note: Schedule may vary during holiday months.  Please visit www.alz.org/hawaii or call 800-272-3900 to confirm dates and times.

Dec
25
Wed
Alzheimer’s Association: Support Groups for Family Caregivers @ Plaza at Mililani
Dec 25 @ 6:30 pm

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder does not have to be a lonely experience.  Although it is common to feel like no one can understand what is happening – you are not alone.

Meet in a confidential, sympathetic, and affirming environment.

  • Share feelings and concerns with peers who understand
  • Gain knowledge about the disease
  • Share coping techniques
  • Develop caregiving skills
  • Learn about community resources

Note: Schedule may vary during holiday months.  Please visit www.alz.org/hawaii or call 800-272-3900 to confirm dates and times.

Dec
26
Thu
Alzheimer’s Association: Support Groups for Family Caregivers @ Central Union Church-Women's Building
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder does not have to be a lonely experience.  Although it is common to feel like no one can understand what is happening – you are not alone.

Meet in a confidential, sympathetic, and affirming environment.

  • Share feelings and concerns with peers who understand
  • Gain knowledge about the disease
  • Share coping techniques
  • Develop caregiving skills
  • Learn about community resources

Note: Schedule may vary during holiday months.  Please visit www.alz.org/hawaii or call 800-272-3900 to confirm dates and times.

Jan
24
Fri
Clinical Cancer Exercise Specialist Certification Course @ REHAB Hospital of the Pacific
Jan 24 @ 8:00 am – Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm

REHAB Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) and the University of Northern Colorado Cancer Rehabilitation Institute (UNCCRI) are partnering to offer a Level 1 Certification Course for healthcare professionals who design and implement exercise interventions for cancer survivors.  The Clinical Cancer Exercise Specialist – Level 1 (CCES L1) Course includes:

  • 2-day Practical Hands-On Training
  • Online Course Content
  • Face-to-Face Course Content

About CCES – L1 Certification:
Level 1 Clinical Cancer Exercise Specialists® (CCES®) are healthcare professionals who have a basic understanding of cancer biology, standard cancer treatments, treatment-related toxicities, and the benefits associated with exercise training in cancer survivors.  They utilize evidence-based research principles to train cancer survivors with the purpose of alleviating cancer and cancer treatment-related side effects, enhancing functional capacity, and improving quality of life.  They conduct physical assessments, compose exercise prescriptions, and supervise exercise interventions for cancer survivors using safe and effective training principles.

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

Feb
6
Thu
PDGM Part 2 – Coding Webinar
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Examine Clinical Groupings – what is allowed as a Primary Diagnosis, and the importance of accurately capturing comorbidities under PDGM coding.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Identify the impact of coding on PDGM
  • Understand low and high comorbidity adjustments
  • Define unaccepted diagnosis
  • Specify the coding requirements under PDGM
  • Distinguish effects of primary diagnosis changes/SCIC

WEBINAR DETAILS
Understanding the impact of Diagnosis Coding is crucial to an agency’s success under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). In this session, examine the Clinical Groupings – what is allowed as a Primary Diagnosis, and the importance of accurately capturing comorbidities under PDGM coding. Discuss the OASIS ADL assessment items, and how case management is key. This webinar will also review what agencies will require for patient referrals, and how to educate referral sources, physicians, and clinicians.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for administrators, supervisors, clinical managers, and intake, billing, and clinical staff.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Sample intake tips
  • Referral checklist form
  • Useful website links
  • Interactive quiz

DON’T MISS PARTS 1 & 3!
This program is the second of three in a series

“PDGM Part 1 – Overview”
Thursday, January 23, 2020

“PDGM Part 3 – Clinical Episode Management”
Thursday, February 20, 2020

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

MEET THE PRESENTER
Sharon Litwin, RN, MHA
5 Star Consultants, LLC

Feb
7
Fri
Effective Time Mastery: Working Smarter, Not Harder Recorded Webinar
Feb 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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AVAILABLE ONLY VIA RECORDED WEBINAR
Recording available Friday, February 7, 2020

Is time your master or have you mastered time? If constant meetings, deadlines, and competing priorities are your norm, learn how to become a better time manager.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Understand the different areas of time management
  • Recognize your time management strengths
  • Develop an action plan for one area you want to improve
  • Understand the difference between personal and organizational time issues

WEBINAR DETAILS

Are constant deadlines, conflicting priorities, meetings, and challenges fracturing your day? This program will provide keys to successful time management. You’ll gain the ability to be a better time manager, discover your time management strengths, and identify areas needing improvement. You’ll walk away with an action plan to begin creating more time in your life.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
You should attend if you:

  • Think about managing your time and would rather do something else
  • Have difficulty managing your time
  • Are under a lot of stress at work
  • Think about work outside of the job

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
Interactive quiz
PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Jerry V. Teplitz, JD, Ph.D.
Jerry Teplitz Enterprises, Inc.

Feb
13
Thu
Hospice 101: Hospice Philosophy, Eligibility and Documentation Webinar
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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This training serves as a foundation for new staff and a refresher for seasoned team members striving for agency excellence and compliance.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Identify who is eligible for the hospice Medicare benefit
  • Define what documentation is required and why it is necessary to support eligible hospice admissions and the four levels of care
  • List the goals of hospice care
  • Use CMS Conditions of Participation to identify core hospice services
  • Recognize what is and is not covered under the hospice benefit
  • Understand the benefit of using LCDs when documenting for greater accuracy
  • Describe how your professional role supports hospice philosophies and services

WEBINAR DETAILS
Potential increase in hospice care and Medicare’s focus on value open the door to further CMS scrutiny. It is critical that all agency staff clearly understand the Medicare hospice benefit, hospice philosophy and goals, who is eligible, required documentation to support admission, and the four levels of care.

This webinar will address the required hospice admission paperwork and certification process and explain how to prevent Medicare audits, payment denials, and inappropriate admissions that can trigger CMS oversight. Learn how to set up potential admissions, clinical teams, and remain compliant and under the radar. Discover the focus of ADRs and what to avoid.  This webinar serves as training for new hospice staff and as a beneficial review for seasoned employees, resulting in improved agency compliance and reimbursement.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This training will benefit new and experienced hospice staff, board members, quality and compliance staff, DOPCS personnel, admission team nurses, clinical managers, intake staff, liaisons, marketing/business development staff, and home health administrators interested in adding a hospice agency to their service and care continuum.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Website links regarding:
  • Medicare hospice benefit
  • CMS – and how hospice is covered
  • Role of the various hospice nurses
  • Organizations that provide downloadable tools, checklists, and grids to help support the hospice Medicare benefit and admission
  • FAQs handout for caregivers about the hospice benefit
  • Fact sheet on hospice CASPER reporting
  • GIP (general inpatient) audit tool
  • Interactive quiz

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

MEET THE PRESENTER
Kathy Ahearn, RN, BSN, PHN
Ahearn Advisement Partners

Feb
19
Wed
Baldrige in Hawaii 2020 Conference @ Hale Koa Hotel
Feb 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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The Hawaii Section of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the Hawaii Award of Excellence is hosting the first-ever conference, focused on the U.S. Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, right here in Hawaii.

Baldrige Performance Excellence provides leaders and organizations with an internationally recognized framework to help improve and achieve sustainable results in organizations of any size and within any industry. https://nist.gov/baldrige

The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is the only formal recognition of performance excellence in both public and private U.S. organizations awarded by the President of the United States.

The event will feature nationally recognized speakers speaking on topics including:

  • Creating and Engaging a Mission Driven Culture
  • Aligning the “DNA” of the Organization – Strategy, Systems, and Scorecard
  • Personal accounts on leading an organization on the Baldrige excellence journey
Feb
20
Thu
2nd Annual HiHTM & HISHE Conference & Exp @ Sheraton Waikiki
Feb 20 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

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PDGM Part 3 – Clinical Episode Management Webinar
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Identify, define, and develop a clinical management program that meets individual patient needs while increasing patient outcomes!

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Identify how an effective clinical management program increases patient outcomes
  • Explain how to complete an accurate, comprehensive, and standardized patient assessment to the agency’s entire interdisciplinary team
  • Understand the importance of interdisciplinary communication
  • Define the impact of case management on management of the 30-day periods and LUPAs
  • Recognize goal-driven care versus task-oriented care

WEBINAR DETAILS
A strong clinical management program is crucial to ensure efficient, cost-effective, and uncompromised quality care delivery under PDGM. Effective clinical management is dependent upon the interdisciplinary team working together in a collaborative manner. Communication is key! This session will identify, define, and develop a clinical management program that meets individual patient needs while increasing patient outcomes.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for administrators, supervisors, clinical managers, and intake, billing, and clinical staff.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Case studies
  • Tips for successful coordination of care
  • Coordination of care audit tool

DON’T MISS PARTS 1 & 2!
This program is the third of three in a series

“PDGM Part 1 – Overview”
Thursday, January 23, 2020

“PDGM Part 2 – Coding”
Thursday, February 6, 2020

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

MEET THE PRESENTER
Sharon Litwin, RN, MHA
5 Star Consultants, LLC