Calendar

Aug
22
Thu
What Every Hospice & Home Care Provider Should Know About Electronic Protected Health Information & Paper-Based Medical Records Webinar
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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

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.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Nancy Flynn, Founder & Executive Director
The ePolicy Institute™ & Business Writing Institute™

Alzheimer’s Association: Support Groups for Family Caregivers @ Central Union Church-Women's Building
Aug 22 @ 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.

Aug
28
Wed
Alzheimer’s Association: Support Groups for Family Caregivers @ Plaza at Mililani
Aug 28 @ 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.

Aug
29
Thu
Hospice 2020 Final Payment Rule & Quality Update Webinar
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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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.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Melinda A. Gaboury

Sep
5
Thu
Avoiding the Top Five Survey Deficiencies Webinar
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Robert W. Markette, Jr. CHC
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.

Patient-Driven Payment Model Training @ Arcadia
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

PDPM: A Revised Medicare Payment Model for Skilled Nursing Facilities

The SNF PPS FY2020 Final Rule including PDPM is anticipated for publication in the Federal Register in early August 2019. RKL’s educational session will cover the requirements of this final rule, which represents the largest Medicare Part A reimbursement change since the implementation of PPS in 1998. This new case-mix payment model focuses on resident clinical characteristics rather than volume-based services provided to determine the Medicare payment. This all-day training session will cover the five different case-mix components and the one non-case mix component that will be used to establish the SNF Medicare Part A rate.

This interactive session will include any changes with the final rule and key components of what your facility can focus on in preparation for this change that will take effect October 1, 2019.

Cost: $249
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Seating will be limited.
Formal invite to follow this summer.

A second training date may be made available in September based upon initial response.

Sep
6
Fri
2019 Workshop Series for Caregivers of Persons Living with Memory Loss: It’s All in Your Approach – Making Positive Connections @ Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi, Community Hall
Sep 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Dorothy Colby is a Certified Positive Approach to Care™ Trainer and
national Mentor, with more than 20 years of professional and personal
experience caring for people with dementia. She is Director of Community
Engagement for Hale Kuʻike Memory Care Home at Nuʻuanu, Bayside &
Pali locations.

Positive Approach to Care™ seminars, developed by dementia
advocate and Occupational Therapist Teepa Snow, provide essential
information for families and professional care partners on how to have a
positive and meaningful relationship with loved ones living with Alzheimer’s
disease and other forms of dementia throughout their journey.

Parking Instructions will be given to registrants prior to
workshop.  Light refreshments provided.

This is a FREE series, but space is limited.  Registration is required at link below:
EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION LINK: http://bit.ly/pachawaii2019

Sep
9
Mon
Alzheimer’s Association: Support Groups for Family Caregivers @ Kilohana UM Church, Room 6
Sep 9 @ 7:00 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.

Sep
10
Tue
Hospice Billing Series 3 of 3: Face-to-Face, Hospice Cap & Palliative Care
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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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.

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.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Melinda A. Gaboury
Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.

Sep
16
Mon
Alzheimer’s Association: Support Groups for Family Caregivers @ The Lodge at Wailuna, Recreation Center
Sep 16 @ 7:00 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.