Annual Meeting Spotlight: Quality Education Sessions
August 20, 2015 10:03 AM
Today, we highlight the Quality education track at the 2015 NAHC Annual Meeting & Exposition.
Here are the courses available under the Quality education track at the 2015 NAHC Annual Meeting & Exposition:
How Nursing Knowledge can make a Difference in Client Outcomes
The impact of nursing knowledge on clients’ outcome improvement scores is elusive. A study of nine home health agencies in Ohio was conducted to explain how these agencies use nursing knowledge to raise outcome improvement scores. The audience will be able to formulate ideas for using this information in staff development, new performance improvement processes, and clinical ladder projects. Understanding the effect of nursing knowledge on patient outcome scores can assist home health agencies in understanding how to support nurses in providing quality care.
How to Go Beyond “Safe” in Providing Home Therapy Assessments
The current focus on quality-based reimbursement means home health is in need of evidence-based practice resources. Standardizing home assessments will support OASIS accuracy, therapy utilization, and quality-improvement activities. This program will help agencies develop practice patterns that drive better clinical service utilization and decision making through improved analysis of assessment data.
How to Design a Quality Clinical Model that Drives Financial Outcomes
Achieve high-quality care and a positive bottom line. Implement a clinical management structure based on outcomes data and internal clinical protocols that ensure appropriate clinical staff oversight and timely outcome-driven remote case conferencing. Learn strategies for clinical and financial success, including a primary care clinical model and well-designed quality program integrated throughout your organization. This program identifies the roadmap to prepare for value-based purchasing.
How to Cut Down on Security Risks: What You Don't Know About HIPAA Security
The security side of HIPAA is not nearly as well understood as the privacy side. HIPAA requires providers to conduct an annual security risk assessment, but industry feedback indicates that many providers are not aware of this requirement and don’t know how to conduct a security risk assessment or act on any deficiencies it uncovers. Also, many providers mistakenly believe that an encrypted device allows them to have unprotected Internet service. As a result they are vulnerable to breaches and penalties. But you can cut your chance of risk if you attend this session. We will cover the security risk assessment requirements and how to conduct a security risk assessment, review common noncompliant practices in home health and hospice, and provide tips for addressing deficiencies.
How to Be Ready For QAPI Home Care
Proposed HHCoPs have QAPI as a condition. Quality Improvement is an important component of an agency, though many put it on the back burner, thinking that it is busy work. Despite this misconception, a Quality Improvement program can increase your quality and help you run an efficient organization with less risk. This session will discuss how to identify what you should monitor, along with how to compile, analyze, and trend. Most importantly, it will show you how to implement action plans. A great Quality Improvement program can be a simple one.
How to Understand and Utilize HHQI's Cardiovascular QAPI Plan
Come and learn innovative ways to incorporate the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign's free cardiovascular health improvement resources into your agency’s practice. Develop your agency's individualized cardiovascular health QAPI plan using HHQI's tools and resources.
How to Improve Outcomes Related to Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunization
Please join a national expert and a panel of HHQI representatives to see how your current influenza and pneumococcal immunization practices compare to national guidelines. HHQI will showcase free evidence-based resources to make a positive impact on the care you are delivering now.
How to Use Shared Governance for Quality/Process Improvement
Attendees will learn how a home care and hospice agency uses a shared governance approach in quality/process improvement to enhance process development/revision and create a culture that supports quality.
How to Make the Transition to ICD-10 without Hurting Your Bottom Line
ICD-10 is now the required coding system for use by all HIPAA-covered entities. If your agency submits claims to Medicare, you’re probably now beginning to realize that the switch from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM was more than just a code change. Every aspect of your operations has been affected. Maybe you’re seeing a significant drop in productivity among coders and clinicians. Perhaps you’re contending with delayed claims due to improper code selection, glitches in your software, or miscommunications between you, the provider, and your payer. Whatever the problem, this session will show you what you need to do now to minimize the impact of ICD-10 on your bottom line. Learn to bring productivity back to the levels you had before the advent of ICD-10.
About NAHC Annual Meeting Education Sessions
The 2015 NAHC Annual Meeting offers the greatest, most expansive, and largest number of education programs for home care and hospice. The education programs cover the latest information that home care and hospice providers need in order to prepare for changes and trends in the legal and regulatory environments. Individuals who attend the 2015 Annual Meeting will have the opportunity to earn up to 20 Continuing Education credits in-person, as well as additional credits through programs that will be available online. All of the course offerings will be available for credits to Nurses and Certified Public Accountants. Specific courses and credits will be available to Nursing Home Administrators, Assisted Living Administrators, and Social Workers.
For more information about the Quality education track, please click here.