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Aug
15
Thu
Hospice Billing Series 2 of 3: Details of Medicare Claims Processing
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Recent years have brought many updates to Medicare billing regulations.  This webinar covers the step-by-step process of monthly hospice billing and will review the proposed changes to the base rates for hospice levels of care through rebasing.  It will also provide examples of how agencies have successfully handled the recent changes and how they are effectively conducting physician billing.  This session will also serve as a step-by-step guide through final claims and frequent billing issues.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Define distinct levels of care and specifics of billing them
  • Monthly claim content
  • Typical billing issues and how to handle them
  • Newest rate changes due to rebasing
  • Standards for physician billing on hospice claims
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Updated hospice pre-bill audit tool

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for revenue cycle staff.

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.

Regain Balance: Strategies for Living an Optimal Life @ Central Union Church
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Wellness can best be defined as “the integration, balance, and harmony of one’s mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual components of well-being,” with a special emphasis on the aspect of balance. It is a common belief that the reason why we, as individuals and the world population as a whole, are experiencing so many problems today is that we have lost our sense of balance; balance between work and home, freedom and responsibility, sensory stimulation and sensory overload, and ties between civilization and nature. The result is an imbalance within the core of our very Self. There is an ancient Native American expression that states that in order to find true happiness we must “Walk in balance.” This seminar helps to bring to your awareness those aspects that may be out of balance within your essence, and how to regain a sense of balance with the various aspects of your life. This presentation will include valuable information on getting a good night sleep, Low stress diet tips, Mindfulness exercises, Healthy Boundaries and other time-honored practices for finding balance in a rapidly changing world.

Learning Objectives:

  1. List the four components of the holistic wellness paradigm
  2. Define the terms, “emotional well-being,” “mental well-being,” “spiritual well-being,” and “physical well-being”
  3. Identify and adopt one healthy boundary to regain balance
  4. Demonstrate two effective mindfulness techniques to adopt in everyday life

About our Speaker:

Brian “Luke” Seaward, Ph.D is renowned nationally and internationally as an expert in the field of stress management and health promotion. A TEDx speaker, Dr. Seaward has shared the insights of meditation with the staff at the White House and taught stress management to leaders of several multinational corporations.

Dr. Seaward has authored the popular best sellers, Managing Stress (7e), Stressed is Desserts Spelled Backward, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart, and A Beautiful World: The Earth Song Journals. His acclaimed book, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water: Reflections on Stress and Human Spirituality, (now released as a 10th anniversary edition) has been described as the sequel to M. Scott Peck’s, The Road Less Traveled

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Aug
17
Sat
Alzheimer’s Association: Support Groups for Family Caregivers @ Kahalu`u United Methodist Church
Aug 17 @ 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
19
Mon
Alzheimer’s Association: Support Groups for Family Caregivers @ The Lodge at Wailuna, Recreation Center
Aug 19 @ 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.

Aug
20
Tue
Alzheimer’s Association: Support Groups for Family Caregivers @ Wellness Center, Adventist Health Castle
Aug 20 @ 6:00 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.

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.