NAHC Releases Educational Program Offerings for the 2015 Annual Meeting
April 20, 2015 09:39 AM
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has posted 90 educational offerings for the 2015 NAHC Annual Meeting, which will take place October 29-30 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
Individuals who attend the 2015 Annual Meeting will have the opportunity to earn up to 20 Continuing Education credits in-person through the general session and pre-conference opportunities, as well as many more additional credits through programs that will be made available online.
“This is the greatest home care and hospice show on earth,” said NAHC President Val. J. Halamandaris. “These educational programs are as valuable and high-caliber as they are rewarding and convenient for our members. With each program having a title that begins with ‘how to,’ we will offer comprehensive and precise information that participants can implement immediately upon returning to their workplace. There is nowhere else you can go to get so much information on home care and hospice.”
Throughout the two-day Annual Meeting, there will be ten different tracks with nine 60-minute educational programs in each. The ten educational tracks will include: Clinical; Financial; Health Information Technology and Telehealth; Hospice; Human Resources; Legal and Regulatory; Management and Leadership; Marketing and Business Development; Private Duty; and Improvements in the Quality of Care.
This year’s process of identifying and selecting programs began with an updated Request for Proposals. This process was re-organized making the submission process easier. Board, staff, and advisory board members gave input and participated in program review. Among the topics that will be included: programs on behavioral health and home care; how to partner with hospitals and other providers; IT optimization and outsourcing coding; the latest on ICD-10; growing revenue and containing costs; merger and acquisition; working with ACOs’; hospice and home care policy roundups; recruitment, orientation and staff development programs; the latest on the HHCoPs’; communicating organizational change; and leadership development to name a few.
The focus of program selection was to: 1) identify experts in home care, hospice and private duty presenting alongside providers; 2) deliver best practice programs and services; and 3) deliver knowledge and ideas for strategic growth and service excellence. Similar to the educational programs at last year’s Annual Meeting, each of the educational programs will have titles beginning with “how to,” offering specific advice and guidance on how to improve the various aspects of home care and hospice operations.
In addition to the 90 programs, many speakers will be solicited in advance to make video presentations that will be available for attendees to view on their computers when they return home to their agencies.
NAHC is now in the process of soliciting partners who will host four pre-conference events that will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. These of course will be of the highest caliber and NAHC looks forward to providing more details as they are available.
All of the course offerings and credits will be available to Nurses for nursing credits and Certified Public Accountants for accounting credits. Specific courses and credits will also be available to Nursing Home Administrators, Assisted Living Administrators, and Social Workers.
You can access the educational program offerings here.