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Effective Management of GI Ostomies in the Post-Acute Setting

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

Wound Care continues to be an area of clinical focus in the Post-Acute Care setting.  Managing patients with GI ostomies (colostomies and ileostomies) is a challenge in the post-acute setting. These procedures have high 30-day readmission rates and post-acute staff often have limited knowledge on managing this patient population. 

Myra Varnado of Corstrata is back to provide education on this and to give an understanding for the general nursing management of colostomies and ileostomies including:  Normal GI function, expected effluent character and volume, specific complicating factors, and an introduction to a variety of Ostomy appliance types and their appropriate use.

 

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Hospice Quality Programming: QAPI and HQRP

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

This session explains the differences between QAPI and HQRP and then delves into the five standards of the QAPI condition of participation, the key regulatory compliance components of the condition, how to implement these components into daily operations and how to have a Medicare survey-ready QAPI program. 

Specific areas of focus for this education are to identify and explain the differences between HQRP and QAPI, list and explain the requirements of the five components of the QAPI condition of participation, explain how to incorporate QAPI concepts into daily operations, and share tips and provide suggestions for how to be ready for QAPI compliance to be assessed during a Medicare certification/recertification survey.

 

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Home Health CoP Series #3: Infection Control and QAPI

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

The Conditions of Participation Series continues with Part 3 - QAPI and Infection Control.  The new CoP's become active in January - that is just over 2 months away -  NOT a lot of time to prepare as there are Many new items and changes! 

In this third of a four-part series on the new Home Health Conditions of Participation, Sharon Litwin, of 5 Star Consultants, will educate your organization on the new Infection Control CoP, and also dive deep on the main changes with the New QAPI CoP. 

 

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Proposed Home Health PPS Rule 2018 - Part 3

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

This final session of this Home Health PPS Rule 2018 series focuses on the changes that will financially impact the industry at the agency level as compared to the projected impact to the industry as a whole that CMS identifies (-0.4%).  Important statistic:  at least one CBSA for 2018 is looking at a reduction of at least 16% for all 918 payment rates, and 218 CBSAs are looking at average payment reductions greater than the -0.4% projected by CMS.  Do you know what this change will be for your agency?  Do you want to know?  Then this education session is for you!

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How can Hospice, Home Health and Medicaid Waiver Services Coexist?

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

This webinar provides a review of the services required to be provided under the Medicare hospice benefit and the Medicare home health benefit as well as the services covered under a Medicaid Waiver - and how they can coexist with hospice or home health.  Common non-compliant practices will be discussed along with suggestions for coordination of care.  Specific areas of focus are: Federal regulations regarding hospice services, home health services and Medicaid waiver services; why some common practices are non-compliant and provide examples of compliant practices, and care coordination requirements.

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The Trump Effect: How the New Administration is Impacting Homecare

This education is packed with information on how the Trump Administration is impacting the Homecare industry - both directly and indirectly.  Angelo Spinola focuses on the expected agenda and priorities of the new Department of Labor leadership and anticipated timing of potential changes, current litigation trends, understanding the practices most commonly targeted by private lawsuits and Department of Labor investigations. 

This session also provides some remedial steps companies should take to mitigate their risk.Formulate and prioritize a compliance agenda to proactively reduce your risk of liability.

 

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