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    • Thursday, October 18, 2018
    • (CDT)
    • Thursday, November 01, 2018
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Webinar Series
    Register

    The Kansas Home Care & Hospice Association is pleased to bring you this educational program through an agreement with the Home Care Association of Florida.

    Medicare Compliance:  Getting Your Ducks in a Row This Fall

    2-Part Webinar Series - October 18 & November 1

    Click here for a printable brochure

    The 11 Home Health Regulations That the NEW CoPs Force Your Staff to Absolutely Know

    Thursday, October 18 • 11:00 AM -12:30 PM CDT, Login at 10:45 AM CDT

    While leadership and management deal with results of target audit probes such as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) probes, ZPIC/UPIC (Zone Program Integrity Contractor/Unified Program Integrity Contractor) audits, and Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) reviews, the battle for agency reimbursement is won or lost. "If it wasn't charted, it wasn't done" is the old adage, but "If it was charted wrong, it won't be paid" is the new version in the Medical Review world of home health. This presentation combines 11 key Medicare rules and regulations your staff need to know, need to document, and need to follow so that any medical review does not take back the visits and cause financial hardships for your agency. Even experienced staff need to have a clear and present knowledge and integrate these requirements into their charting. How these requirements or lack of these show up in denial explanation letters is also used to demonstrate the importance of charting these right the first time. Addressing these as part of agency culture is an investment in prevention.


    Presented By Laura Page-Greifinger, RN, BSN, MPA
    Laura Page-Greifinger, RN, BSN, MPA, has more than 30 years of experience in senior-level health care management, including developing multiple new programs and provisioning a variety of services and programs resulting in positive client outcomes. Laura's focus is post-acute organizational structure, the education and support of staff needed to succeed in this structure, key indicator development, quality outcomes for patients within the structure, project management, financial analysis, and profitability. Laura is a Principal of QIRT and has served on multiple boards and as faculty for community health programs at the various levels. She is providing education and quality cycle management assessment to corporate entities.


    Writing Winning Appeals in the NEW ALJ Environment

    Thursday, November 1 • 11:00 AM -12:30 PM CDT, Login at 10:45 AM CDT

    Recent statistics show that something has changed at the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) level. The overturn rate has drastically fallen over the past year. If you receive a denial of your claim-- how to meet the higher, more difficult standard that is being set? Now, more than ever, dealing with the Medicare appeals process can be confusing and frustrating. Gleaned from thousands of appeals and hundreds of hearings, we will address the appeal process, preparation, and presentation tips for ALJ hearings to push you towards success, including laying the groundwork during the entire Medicare appeals process to build toward a winning presentation. This also includes guidance on writing lower level appeals that both support payment at earlier levels and build a strong foundation for the hearing. For the ALJ hearing, it introduces procedural documents, administrative tasks prior to the hearing, how to prepare for the hearing, and presentation pointers to maximize the chance for a successful outcome. The appeals process is not an experience we wish to have, but home health agencies can put a positive spin on it as a staff development and learning opportunity.


    Presented By Joseph Osentoski, BAS, RN-BC
    Joseph Osentoski, BAS, RN-BC, is Reimbursement Recovery & Appeals Director at QIRT (Quality In Real Time). He has been a registered nurse for more than 25 years in home health and hospice. Joe specializes in handling ADRs and Appeals, completing over 5,000 since 1997. His specialty is clinical consulting including quality assurance and regulatory compliance with a focus on Medicare audits (ZPIC, UPIC, RAC, OIG), probes (TPE), and all levels of appeal including ALJ hearings with all OMHA offices.


    Registration

    KHCHA Members
    • Individual sessions: $49
    • Both sessions: $89


    Non-Members

    • Individual sessions: $98
    • Both sessions: $178



    • Monday, October 29, 2018
    • (CDT)
    • Thursday, November 08, 2018
    • (CST)
    • 3 sessions
    • Webinar
    Register

    The Kansas Home Care & Hospice Association is pleased to bring you this educational program through an agreement with the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice...

    Hospice Billing Series:  Become an Elite Hospice Biller

    Webinar Series
    October 29, November 1 and November 8, 2018
    11:30 am –  1:00 pm CDT **

    ** a recording will be available for those unable to participate live

    Overview

    Be among the elite group of billers that are current on all Hospice Medicare billing regulations.  Billing is a very critical part of hospice reimbursement.  This webinar series will lay a concrete foundation for hospice billers, as well as, any hospice staff that need to more effectively understand the Medicare regulations.  The series will include Medicare eligibility, field by field on Notice of Election and claim forms and sequential billing requirements.  Billing requirements to deal with late NOEs will be covered.  We will review the regulations for billing all hospice services, face-to-face encounters and additionally home health providing care while a patient is on service with hospice.  The program will conclude with many of the day-to-day scenarios that billers face such as: revocations, HIS, and self-reporting the cap.  Information regarding Palliative Care billing will be discussed.  If you are part of revenue cycle management in hospice this webinar series is a must!


    Part 1 - October 29:

    • List the eligibility requirements for admitting patient to Hospice under Medicare Benefit 
    • Define Benefit Periods and Certification Requirements 
    • Review information surrounding electronic submission of Hospice Notices of Election
    • Demonstrate claim requirements for Late Notice of Election 


    Part 2 – November 1:

    • Recap the distinct levels of care and specifics of billing them 
    • Detail criteria for line item billing Hospice Claims to Medicare including physician billing
    • Review all Hospice Claims Processing Updates
    • Review the changes surrounding Notice of Termination/Revocation 


    Part 3 – November 8:

    • Detail FacetoFace Requirements
    • Review Hospice Aggregate Cap Self Reporting Requirement 
    • Discuss Palliative Care Reimbursement
    • Recap HIS documentation and submission requirements
    • Hospice Targeted Probe & Educate


    About the Presenter:  

    Melinda Gaboury, is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc., an organization out of Nashville, TN that provides financial, reimbursement, clinical and operation services to the home health and hospice industries.  With more than 25 years of experience in Medicare Home Health, she is a presenter at both the state and national levels, and is interviewed frequently for national home health publications.  Ms. Gaboury is also the author of "Home Health Pocket Guide to OASIS C2: A Reference Guide for Field Staff."  Ms. Gaboury has no conflict of interest in regard to this program.

     


    Continuing Education: The Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)(OH-157, 4/1/2019) 


    RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire program in order for contact hours to be awarded. To apply for nursing contact hours, please return a completed evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours.


    Confirmation: A confirmation will be sent via email to verify site registration, as will the handouts, Internet link and 800 number for entering the webinar, and instructions for participation.  If your Contact Person does not receive the email confirmation two (2) business days prior to the webinar, please contact our office to verify your status.


    Registration Fee per site/phone connection: Registration fees are for one (1) phone connection.  SHARING OF REGISTRATION OR FEES WITH OTHER AGENCIES AND/OR INDIVIDUALS IS PROHIBITED.  Contact hours may be earned for listening to the audio recording up to 6 months following the live webinar.  If you desire to purchase both the live webinar and the audio recording, pay the registration fee and an additional $30. 

    KHCHA Members:  

    • $109 per live webinar connection OR recording

    Non-Members:  

    • $218 per live webinar connection OR recording

    Both the live webinar AND the recording: Registration fee above and an additional $30

    • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Midwestern College, 7607 E. Harry, Wichita, KS


    I want to invite everyone to the Kansas Home Care and Hospice Association District 2 Meeting on Wednesday November 14th at 12:00pm. It will be held at Midwestern College located at 7607 E. Harry in Wichita. We will discuss recent changes impacting Home Health and Hospice as well as educational opportunities available to KHCHA members.


    I am currently looking for someone to sponsor lunch. Let me know if you would like to sponsor the lunch.


    If you are interested in attending, please let me know. Since lunch will be provided, you will need to RSVP by Friday November 2 if you are able to make it.

     

    Thank you to Ann Houk, RN MSN/Ed MHA at Home Health of Kansas for providing us with a location for the meeting!


    Hope to see you there!

    Ashley Boles, RN-BSN, COS-C
    District 2 Rep
    Kansas Home Care & Hospice Association

    Clinical Supervisor
    Home Health of Greenwood County Hospital
    Phone: 620.583.5909

    • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    • 8:30 AM (CST)
    • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    • 4:30 PM (CST)
    • Manhattan, KS

    Two Full Days! 

    OASIS-D
    and
    Care Coordination/Case Management

    December 11 and 12, 2018
    Bluemont Hotel, Manhattan, KS

    presented by

    Sharon M. Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D, Senior Managing Partner 
    and
    Missy (Melissa) Abbott, RN, MSN/MHA, COS-C,
    Clinical Home Health & Lead Hospice Consultant 

    5 Star Consultants, LLC

     

Past events

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 2018 KHCHA Annual Conference
Thursday, July 12, 2018 The Aide’s Role in Understanding Hospice and End of Life Care
Thursday, June 28, 2018 District 3 Meeting
Thursday, June 14, 2018 The Aide’s Role in Enhancing the Patient’s Experience with the Home Care Bill of Rights
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 OASIS: The Basics and Beyond
Thursday, May 10, 2018 The Aide’s Role in Infection Control in Home Care & Hospice
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Reducing Hospital Re-Admissions
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Spring Into Action - Hot Topics for 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018 The Aide’s Role in Assisting a Patient with Chronic Pain
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 KHCHA Spring Conference: ICD-10 for HH & Hospice
Thursday, March 22, 2018 District 3 Meeting
Thursday, March 08, 2018 The Aide’s Role in Confidentiality and HIPAA
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 District 2 Meeting
Thursday, February 08, 2018 The Aide’s Role in Dealing with Combative Dementia Patients
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 Hospice ADRs
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 2018 HH CoPs Interpretive Guide Webinar Series
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 Unpacking the Long Term Care Mega Rule
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 2018 Final HH Payment Rule
Thursday, December 14, 2017 The Aide’s Role in Understanding Depression
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 KHCHA Winter Conference: New Medicare HH CoPs
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Cybercrime: Do You Have a Plan?
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Hospice 101
Thursday, October 12, 2017 The Aide’s Role in Maintaining Professional Boundaries
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 2017 KHCA Annual Conference
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 District 2 Meeting
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 OASIS: The Basics and Beyond -- KHCA Summer Conference
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 District 5 Meeting
Thursday, June 01, 2017 Emergency Preparedness Requirements
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 District 2 Meeting
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 KHCA Spring Conference: ICD-10 for HH & Hospice
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 New HH CoPs
Thursday, March 09, 2017 The Aide’s Role in Confidentiality and HIPAA
Thursday, February 16, 2017 District 3 Meeting
Thursday, February 09, 2017 The Aide’s Role in Working with the Immobile Patient
Thursday, January 26, 2017 District 4 Meeting
Thursday, January 26, 2017 Hospice Billing
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Is Your Scheduler 2017 Ready?
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Who Can Sleep Tight…When Bed Bugs Bite!
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 A Team Approach to Medication Management
Thursday, December 08, 2016 The Aide’s Role in Understanding Mental Health Disorders
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 Hospice Item Set (HIS) Updates
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 KHCA Winter Conference: 2 DAYS - Documentation & OASIS-C2/Star Rating
Thursday, November 17, 2016 District 3 Meeting
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 District 5 Meeting
Thursday, November 10, 2016 The Aide’s Role in Patient Centered Care
Thursday, November 10, 2016 Medicare Home Care 101
Thursday, October 20, 2016 District 4 Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 What Aides Need to Know to Protect Themselves from Negative Accusations & Investigations
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements and Using Quality Reports in Your QAPI Program
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 District 2 Meeting
Monday, September 19, 2016 2016 KHCA Annual Conference
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 District 2 Meeting
Thursday, July 28, 2016 District 3 Meeting
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 OASIS 101 - KHCA Summer Conference
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 District 5 Meeting
Thursday, May 19, 2016 District 3 Meeting
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 District 2 Meeting
Thursday, May 12, 2016 The Aide's Role in Health Literacy
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Improving HH CAHPS Scores & Patient Experiences!
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Insights Into the Financial & Risk Management Aspects of the CMS CJR Payment Initiative
Monday, April 18, 2016 KHCA Spring Conference: ICD-10... 6 months later
Thursday, April 14, 2016 The Aide's Role in Caring for Patients with Diabetes
Thursday, March 17, 2016 District 4 Meeting
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Per Visit Pay of RNs and Therapists Has Become Dangerous!
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 District 5 Meeting
Thursday, March 10, 2016 The Aide's Role in Caring for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease
Thursday, March 03, 2016 Spring Into Action - Hot Topics for 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016 District 3 Meeting
Thursday, February 18, 2016 District 2 Meeting
Thursday, February 11, 2016 The Aide's Role in Safety in the Home
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 District 5 Meeting
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Riding the Data Wave: Make Your Data Work for You
Thursday, December 17, 2015 The Aide's Role in Effective Communication
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 The 2016 Home Health Payment Rules
Friday, December 11, 2015 District 3 Meeting
Wednesday, December 02, 2015 KHCA Winter Conference
Thursday, November 12, 2015 The Aide’s Role in Transferring Clients Safely
Thursday, November 05, 2015 Sunflower Provider Website Webinar for KHCA
Thursday, October 29, 2015 The Changing World of Hospice
Thursday, October 29, 2015 Developing Your APPtitude – Useful Apps for Home Care Clinicians, Clients and Caregivers
Thursday, October 15, 2015 District 4 Meeting
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2015 KHCA Annual Conference
Thursday, August 20, 2015 District 2 Meeting
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 District 5 Meeting
Thursday, July 16, 2015 District 4 Meeting
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 OASIS 101 - KHCA Summer Conference
Thursday, June 25, 2015 District 2 Meeting
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 District 5 Meeting
Monday, June 15, 2015 Home Health Face-to-Face: Cut Through The Confusion!
Friday, June 12, 2015 District 3 Meeting
Thursday, May 14, 2015 The Aide’s Role in Knowing When to Call for Help
Thursday, April 16, 2015 District 4 Meeting
Thursday, April 09, 2015 The Aide’s Role in Pain Management
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Creating Your Seat at the Table for Chronic Disease Management
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 KHCA Spring Conference: ICD-10 Coding
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 District 5 Meeting
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 2015 Medicare Hospice Updates
Thursday, March 05, 2015 2015 Medicare Home Health Billing Update
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Midwest Regional Hospice Financial Summit
Friday, February 13, 2015 District 3 Meeting
Thursday, February 12, 2015 The Aide’s Role in HIPAA
Thursday, February 12, 2015 District 2 Meeting
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Productivity Models in Home Health and Hospice
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 KHCA/MCO Call - Amerigroup
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 District 5 Meeting
Thursday, January 15, 2015 District 4 Meeting
Thursday, January 08, 2015 The Aide’s Role in Customer Satisfaction
Thursday, December 11, 2014 The Aide’s Role in Helping Patients with Depression
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 KHCA Winter Conference: 2 DAYS - A Clinician's Guide to Home Care & OASIS-C1
Thursday, December 04, 2014 District 2 Meeting
Friday, November 21, 2014 District 3 Meeting
Thursday, November 13, 2014 The Aide’s Role in Working with Patients with Assistive Devices
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 2014 KHCA Annual Conference
Friday, July 18, 2014 District 3 Meeting
Thursday, July 17, 2014 District 2 Meeting
Friday, July 11, 2014 KHCA Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, July 10, 2014 The Aide’s Role in Infection Prevention and Control
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 OASIS 101 - KHCA Summer Conference
Thursday, June 12, 2014 The Aide’s Role in Safety in the Home
Thursday, June 12, 2014 Home Health Therapy: Policy and Practice
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 KHCA/MCO Call - Amerigroup
Thursday, May 29, 2014 KHCA/MCO Call - United Healthcare
Friday, May 16, 2014 District 3 Meeting
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 KHCA/MCO Call - Amerigroup
Friday, May 09, 2014 KHCA Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, May 08, 2014 The Aide’s Role in Maintaining Professional Boundaries
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 Partnering with Physicians
Thursday, April 24, 2014 KHCA/MCO Call - United Healthcare
Thursday, April 10, 2014 The Aide’s Role in Defensible Documentation
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 KHCA/MCO Call - Amerigroup
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 ICD-10-CM Boot Camp
Thursday, March 27, 2014 KHCA/MCO Call - United Healthcare
Thursday, March 20, 2014 District 2 Meeting
Friday, March 14, 2014 KHCA Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, March 13, 2014 The Aide’s Role in Understanding the Top 3 Chronic Diseases in the Elderly
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 KHCA/MCO Call - Amerigroup
Friday, February 28, 2014 District 3 Meeting
Thursday, February 27, 2014 KHCA/MCO Call - United Healthcare
Thursday, February 13, 2014 The Aide’s Role in HIPAA
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 KHCA/MCO Call - Amerigroup
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 District 4 Meeting
Thursday, January 30, 2014 KHCA/MCO Call - United Healthcare
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 KHCA/MCO Call - Sunflower State Health System
Thursday, January 23, 2014 District 2 Meeting
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 KHCA/MCO Call - Sunflower State Health System
Thursday, January 09, 2014 OASIS Data Accuracy
Thursday, December 12, 2013 The Aide’s Role in Customer Service & Patient-Centered Care
Thursday, December 12, 2013 KHCA/MCO Call - United Healthcare
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 KHCA/MCO Call - Amerigroup
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 KHCA/MCO Call - Sunflower State Health System
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 KHCA Winter Conference: 2 DAYS - Documentation & ICD-10
Friday, November 22, 2013 District 3 Meeting - New Date
Thursday, November 21, 2013 District 2 Meeting
Thursday, November 14, 2013 The Aide’s Role in Understanding Body Mechanics
Friday, November 08, 2013 KHCA Regular Board Meeting - UPDATED INFO
Thursday, November 07, 2013 Medicare Home Health Nursing
Thursday, October 10, 2013 The Aide’s Role in Conflict Resolution
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2013 KHCA Annual Conference
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 QI for Dummies
Thursday, June 20, 2013 The 2013 HR Legal Summit: Personnel Policies/Employment Handbooks
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Infection Control Surveillance and Prevention in Home Health & Hospice
Thursday, June 13, 2013 The Aide’s Role in Understanding Skin, Hair and Nail Conditions
Friday, June 07, 2013 District 3 Meeting
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 District 5 Meeting
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 The Top 10 Most Documented CoPs
Thursday, April 11, 2013 The Aide’s Role in Understanding Substance Abuse
Friday, March 22, 2013 District 3 Meeting
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 District 5 Meeting
Thursday, March 14, 2013 The Aide’s Role in Understanding the Body’s Basic Requirements
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 KHCA Spring Conference
Thursday, February 14, 2013 The Aide’s Role in HIPAA
Thursday, February 14, 2013 District 2 Meeting
Thursday, January 24, 2013 “Alternative Sanctions” Against Home Health Agencies for Survey Deficiencies
Friday, January 18, 2013 District 3 Meeting
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 District 5 Meeting
Friday, January 11, 2013 KHCA Regular Board Meeting
Thursday, December 13, 2012 The Aide’s Role in Working with Patients with HIV/AIDS
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Coding of Hospice Cases
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 OASIS-C... Pulling It All Together
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 District 4 Meeting
Thursday, November 15, 2012 “Hot” Issues in Fraud Enforcement: Wearing Orange is Not a Desirable Fashion Statement!
Thursday, November 08, 2012 The Aide’s Role in Working with Patients with Assistive Devices
Thursday, October 18, 2012 Let’s Talk About Abandonment
Thursday, October 11, 2012 The Aide’s Role in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 2012 KHCA Annual Conference
Thursday, August 30, 2012 District 2 Meeting
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 District 4 Meeting
Friday, May 04, 2012 KHCA Regular Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 2012 KHCA Spring Conference

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