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Apr
5
Wed
SAVE THE DATE – Maui National Public Health Week
Apr 5 all-day
Apr
6
Thu
Hospice Compliance: Is It Documented?
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

“If it wasn’t documented, it wasn’t done!” “If it isn’t documented, the claim will not be paid.” As clinicians, how many times have we heard these true, yet frustrating statements? Does your patient documentation include enough detail to withstand reviewer scrutiny? Are you at risk for reimbursement payback for noncompliance?

In today’s hospice care environment, providers are challenged to provide excellent patient care that is balanced with regulatory compliance. As regulatory audits are heating up, quality and comprehensive documentation are the keys to survival. This presentation about documenting hospice care will identify risk areas as well as strategies for improving documentation quality for regulatory compliance.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Identify at least three government audit entities scrutinizing hospice documentation and the current areas of focus
  • How the quality and completeness of documentation impacts compliance audits
  • Standardized documentation practices that can provide the foundation for hospice eligibility documentation
  • Examples of measurable hospice documentation as required for hospice levels of care
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Clinical factors to consider during recertification of Medicare hospice patients
  • Suggestions for improved documentation to support Medicare hospice services

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for hospice CEOs, administrators, CFOs, compliance officers, clinical directors, and quality improvement staff.

PLEASE NOTE
Program content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.
MEET THE PRESENTER

Presenter: Lisa Abicht-Swensen, MHA
Pathway Health

Registration

Vaccine Preventable (V-P) Cancers Workgroup Meeting
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrate National Public Health Week @ UH Cancer Center in Kaka`ako
Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

“Healthiest Nation 2030: What do you bring to the table?”

Join HPHA for a NPHW roundtable event, offering food for the mind, body, and spirit. Invited speakers will share their expertise and facilitate roundtable discussions on current topics including: health care transformation in Hawaii and the ACA; aging in Hawaii; nutrition and chronic disease, including cancer; and the built environment, among others.

CLICK HERE for event registration by Monday, April 3rd

HPHA members and guests $15
Non-members $20
Students $10
Light pupus and beverages will be served. Healthy smoothies, courtesy of the UH Mānoa Food Science and Human Nutrition Council.

Join HPHA’s 1 Bilions Steps Challenge Team at
https://stridekick.com/challenges/65396/walking-on-sunshine-hawaii

National Public Health Week Celebration @ UH Cancer Center-Sullivan Conference Center
Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

National Public Health Week is an opportunity for health professionals to engage with individuals and communities and help them navigate the changing world of public health.

On Oahu, we will celebrate National Public Health Week on Thursday, April 6th with a special event at the UH Cancer Center’s Sullivan Conference Center.

Join HPHA for an NPHW roundtable event, offering food for the mind, body, and spirit. Invited speakers will share their expertise and facilitate roundtable discussions on current topics including: health care transformation in Hawaii and the ACA; aging in Hawaii; nutrition and chronic disease, including cancer; and the built environment, among others.

Deadline to register is Monday, April 3rd.

Light pupus and beverages will be served.

Healthy smoothies, courtesy of the UH Mānoa Food Science and Human Nutrition Council

Join HPHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge Team at https://stridekick.com/challenges/65396/walking-on-sunshine-hawaii

Don’t miss this once a year event to celebrate public health in Hawaii, re-connect with colleagues and meet the new public health professionals of the future!

More information and registration

Apr
13
Thu
Compliance Investigations: How to Prevent the Response from Making Things Worse
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Investigations and corrective actions can create more problems than they solve.

There are many ways providers become aware of compliance concerns, including complaints, routine auditing and monitoring, and contact from outside auditors and investigators. Providers aware of a potential compliance concern must investigate and correct any deficiencies. When undertaking an internal investigation, providers must be careful that the investigation does not create evidence that can be used against them later and that corrective efforts do not become or appear to become a way to cover up noncompliance. Investigations and corrective actions can create more problems than they solve. It is important to carefully consider how to handle internal investigations – from documentation to responses – before you begin.

This session will address whether to involve outside counsel and perform the investigation under privilege and how to clearly document findings and actions taken to correct – not hide – problems. In addition, this webinar will cover whether the noncompliance requires a payback and how best to return money to the government to avoid future false claims allegations based upon failure to return inappropriately received reimbursement.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Internal investigations – when outside counsel is important
  • Whether noncompliance is intentional or negligent and what that means for your investigation
  • Identify if noncompliance is a matter of enrollment or whether identified noncompliance calls into question the appropriateness of reimbursement received
  • Implement your plan of correction – how to document changes to make a clear record of corrections and when they became effective
  • Importance of documenting both the investigation and corrections to demonstrate intent
  • When to consider self-disclosure
  • Key concerns of self-disclosure, versus simply refunding the money through reversing claims or a check
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    Sample investigation policy

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for administrators, management executives, owners, and compliance officers.

PLEASE NOTE
Program content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.
MEET THE PRESENTER

Presenter: Robert W. Markette, CHC
Hall, Render, Killian, Health & Lyman, P.C.

Registration

Apr
14
Fri
Sixty-Five Shades of Gray: Controversies in Geriatric Care @ Halekulani Ballrooms
Apr 14 all-day

CE Credits

  • Physicians – Approved for 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
  • Nursing – Approved for 7.0 nursing contact hours
  • Others – A certificate of attendance will be provided

For More Info & To Register: Office of CME – (808) 691-4406 or cme@queens.org

Apr
20
Thu
2017 Frontline Supervisor Webinar Series 1 of 2 Exploring the Role of the Frontline Supervisor
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Join this webinar to explore the five responsibilities of a supervisor – a list that applies to any work setting. This session will start with a broad overview and then move to hospice agency specifics. Common supervisory pitfalls, error avoidance, and recovery strategies will be addressed. The information conveyed will encourage participants to create an individual self-development plan.

Registration

Apr
21
Fri
Culture of Health: Framework for Improving Hawai‘i’s Wellbeing @ Queen's Conference Center
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Culture of Health is an exciting integrated framework promoted through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Hawai‘i public health nursing branch obtained this leading-edge grant to apply the framework designed to take health to where the people live, learn, work and play. Culture of Health project is guiding people to honor their own self-health care and utilize best practices of wellbeing through a sense of place and integrated culture of community health.

This Live Training has been approved for 1.5 CE CSAC hrs. and/or 1.5 CE
with National Association of Social Workers-Hawaii Chapter and has
1.5 hr. CHES/ MCHES – entry level.

Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/April 21 2017

Guest Speaker:
Joan Takamori, RN, BS, MS, Chief DOH Nursing Branch

Speaker Bio:

Joan Takamori, RN, BS, MS is the chief of the Hawaii State Department of Health, Public Health Nursing Branch. Her work focuses on supporting
individuals, families and communities maintain health where they live, learn, work, and play. Public health nursing focuses on promoting and protecting the health of populations using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the culture of health and its action framework
  2. Highlight successful examples from Hawaii that illustrate the key
    action areas
  3. Design ways that are being created to engage and support change to improve a culture of health

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Apr
24
Mon
2017 Hawaii Cardiovascular & Stroke Summit @ Ala Moana Hotel
Apr 24 – Apr 25 all-day

Hot Topics Include:

  • Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation
  • Pre-Hospital Care for STEMI & Stroke
  • Electrocardiographic Mimics of Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Management of Heart Failure
  • Best Practices in Community Awareness and Outreach
  • Engaging EMS as Partners
  • Best Practices in Quality and Health IT

Continuing Education Units Available for Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, & EMS Professionals.

Agenda

Click here to register

For more information, please contact Joanne.Pineda@heart.org