Clinical Education Sessions at 2016 Home Care & Hospice Annual Meeting
August 8, 2016 02:34 PM
The lineup of clinical education sessions at the National Association for Home Care Hospice (NAHC) 2016 Annual Meeting will cover a broad spectrum. Agencies with the best clinical information and practices will thrive.
Learn about challenges of serving wound care patients in their homes. This session will explore the changing demands of CMS, impatient guidelines on hospital-acquired conditions, and the future of bundling services— all of which increase the importance of having sound WOC knowledge and leadership in your organization.
Another session will cover implementingLSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD programs—sensory-based protocols that foster improvements in patients with Parkinson’s disease, regardless of the state of their condition. Patients who are home bound and meet conditions of participation for skilled home health benefit most from application of these protocols. This presentation will explain the scientific basis of the protocols and their clinical effect. It will also go over the elements of success in implementing LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD programs, as well as how to measure their results.
As America’s aging population increases, the damaging effects of urinary incontinence are projected to rise despite the fact that the condition is not a normal part of aging. Fortunately, there are ways to manage, and even cure, the condition. Physical therapists are well positioned to address the problem of UI, especially in the home health setting. This presentation will describe the PT’s role in identifying and developing a care plan to treat UI in the patient’s home.
All too often health care professionals consider CVA patients as a single group based on a diagnosis like “stroke.” In doing so, they often generalize rehabilitative techniques as well, which can hurt recovery and even lead to unnecessary risks and complications. Avoid these pitfalls by attending this session. It will present common clinical manifestations of stroke based on the affected region of the brain, discuss the implications for treatment strategies, and go over considerations for care and safety when interacting with patients. Learn about the clinical manifestations and special considerations for stroke patients.
Most home care patients battle more than one condition, including behavioral health matters. Are you sure your caregivers are properly addressing these circumstances? Part of giving comprehensive care is having knowledge in both medical and psychiatric fields. This presentation will provide statistics on the prevalence of psychiatric issues among the home-bound elderly and explain why failure to identify or deal with these conditions affects compliance and outcomes. Learn how teaching your staff about behavioral problems can make a difference for both patients’ mental and physical health.
Learn how to control treatment costs through a chronic care management approach, including maintenance therapy. CMS validated the significance of chronic care management when Jimmo v.Sebelius was settled in 2013. By foregoing the requirement for patients to show medical or functional improvement, CMS opened the door for more effective disease management. Be part of this paradigm shift from acute to chronic care. Learn how to develop tools geared toward best practices and ADR audits, help your therapists make the shift, and get buy-in from stakeholders, whether their interest is clinical or financial, or for ACO or IAH (Independence at Home) projects.
This past June CMS issued a notice announcing its plan to implement a three-year Medicare pre-claim review demo for home health services in the five targeted states. What is the rationale and construct of this demo project? What are its implications? Learn what the home health pre-claim review demonstration project really means and what impact it will have on your agency and its operations.
We are proud to have faculty speaking to specific conditions as well as to greater issues in our Clinical Track. Click here to see the full lineup of educational programming for NAHC’s 2016 Annual Meeting, October 23-25 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida.