The Role and Benefits of Home Care in Adapting Homes

The Role and Benefits of Home Care in Adapting Homes

Monday, April 26, 2021
2:00-3:00pm Eastern

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Learn how home modifications for aging in place can expand the opportunity for a person’s home to be an effective base for health care. There is evidence that updated homes are safer which allows clients to remain clients longer, workers to suffer fewer injuries, and agencies to retain employees longer. Home care providers take varied approaches to updates including the development of assessment tools, making recommendations, offering home modifications in-house, and engaging in partnerships. There are barriers too. But there is no doubt home modifications are part of the future of home care.

NAHC President Bill Dombi will host this webinar featuring Kathy Dodd, a longtime leader in the home care industry, former NAHC board member, and CEO of Lifewise-CHM (Clinical Home Modifications), an innovative home modifications provider, and Louis Tenenbaum, one of the first contractors to specialize in modifications, now a recognized aging in place authority and advocate. Together, they will explore ways to get home updates done and how your agency can benefit from this next wave of in-home services.

Faculty: 

  • Bill Dombi, Esq., President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice
  • Kathy Dodd, RN, BSN, MHAC, Co-Founder & CEO, LifewiseCHM (Clinical Home Modifications)
  • Louis Tenenbaum, Founder, HomesRenewed
Registration Fees
Members: Free
Non-members: $99

The FY2022 Hospice Proposed Payment Rule

The FY2022 Hospice Proposed Payment Rule:
A Deep Dive into Its Implications for Hospice Payment and Quality

Thursday, April 22, 2021
1:00-2:30pm Eastern

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Late April 8, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed FY2022 Hospice Payment Rule containing a wide array of new policies that may shape the hospice landscape for years to come. These changes include:

  • revisions to the labor shares of the hospice payment rates;
  • updates to the hospice election statement addendum requirements;
  • inclusion of a new Hospice Care Index (HCI) as part of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP);
  • creation of a star rating program for the Hospice CAHPS;
  • making some COVID-related blanket waivers permanent; and
  • numerous other provisions.

The rule also seeks the public’s input on a number of issues related to quality measures and hospice care. During this session, hospice experts from NAHC will provide in-depth details on various aspects of the rule and insights into their potential impact on hospice payment and quality.

Learning objectives:

  • Outline hospice payment changes resulting from the proposed rule
  • Describe clarifications to the election statement addendum requirements
  • Describe proposed changes to the HQRP, including addition of a Hospice Care Index Measure and star rating for hospice CAHPS, and removal of the seven HIS measures from Compare
  • Provide an update on the HVLDL measure and development and implementation of HOPE
  • Insights into potential future directions related to CMS’ approach to quality, including movement toward digital quality measures, potential application of IMPACT Act measures to hospice care, and closing the health equity gap in post-acute quality reporting programs

Faculty: 

  • Theresa M. Forster, VP for Hospice Policy & Programs, NAHC
  • Katie Wehri, Director of Home Care & Hospice Regulatory Affairs, NAHC
Registration Fees
Members: Free
Non-members: $100

Private Duty Home Care at NAHC Monthly Update – May

Private Duty Home Care at NAHC Monthly Update

Digitally Engaging, Training and Supporting Family Caregivers

Thursday, May 6, 2021 ; 3:00-4:00pm Eastern

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When an aging parent or relative needs their help, family members are often thrust into a caregiving role that they’re not equipped to handle with their existing knowledge or skills. The more you can support them with easy-to-understand educational materials and guidance, while demonstrating how your services can ease their burden, the better your opportunity to connect with this vital audience sooner. This webinar will cover how to best leverage your digital presence and technology platforms to effectively reach family caregivers, convert them into clients, train and support them, and sustain stronger brand loyalty.

Learning objectives:

  • Effectively targeting and engaging family caregivers through digital advertising
  • Best practices for creating online educational support resources
  • Leveraging technologies that can deepen engagement and communication

Faculty:

  • Stan Massey, Lead Consultant, Transcend Strategy Group
  • Erin Hefflinger, Digital Media Strategist, Transcend Strategy Group

Registration Fee

NAHC Member: Free
Non-member: $45

Get the Inside Scoop on the 2021 Hospice PEPPER

Get the Inside Scoop on the 2021 Hospice PEPPER

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
3:00-4:00pm Eastern

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If you’re a hospice provider, you know the PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report) can serve as a comparative and educational report that can play an important role in your internal compliance program. The 2021 Hospice PEPPER will be released in early April, and this webinar is designed to provide education about the various PEPPER target areas and how to read the reports, as well as an explanation as to how the PEPPER can best be utilized. Further, the 2021 Hospice PEPPER contains an important new target area related to Part D drugs which will be detailed during the session. You will also receive important guidance for how to improve in the target areas.

Attend this webinar to:

  • Explain how to obtain the PEPPER
  • Discuss PEPPER target areas
  • Interpret the PEPPER findings for your hospice
  • Explain how the PEPPER can best be utilized by your hospice

Faculty:

  • Annie Barnaby, CPC, CPCO, CRC, CASCC, Outreach and Education Specialist, Reli Group, Inc.
  • Theresa M. Forster, VP for Hospice Policy & Programs, National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Registration Fees
Members: Free
Non-members: $100

Home Care Industry Update – Q1

Home Care Industry Update

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 ; 3:00-4:30pm Eastern

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NAHC and Polsinelli have partnered with the goal of assisting home health, hospice, and private duty home care providers in navigating the complex and ever-changing legal landscape.

In this webinar, NAHC President Bill Dombi will give an overview of the latest home care and hospice legislative and regulatory news. Polsinelli’s Angelo Spinola will advise best practices on how to comply with anticipated legal changes while still running a successful home care business. They will also discuss industry-specific employment practices most likely to result in new lawsuits and explain the cost-effective steps you can take to minimize legal risk.

Faculty

  • William Dombi, President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice
  • Angelo Spinola, Shareholder, Polsinelli

The Event is Free, but Registration is Required!

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Private Duty Home Care at NAHC Monthly Update – April

Private Duty Home Care at NAHC Monthly Update

Creating a Best in Class Caregiver Culture

Thursday, April 1, 2021 ; 3:00-4:00pm Eastern

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During this webinar, you will learn how Family & Nursing Care, a 53-year-old, $40M+ revenue home care company with over 1,300 caregivers, has earned its stellar reputation and what they’ve done to position themselves as the go-to home care agency.

They will discuss the following topics:

  • Recruitment
    • Why they’ve never experienced a caregiver shortage
    • Why caregivers want to work at Family & Nursing Care
    • Reducing cost to hire a caregiver
      • Advertising
      • Labor time to post the jobs, screening applications, phone screening, setting up interviews, interviewing, online testing, reference checking, background checks, data entry into software package and payroll, drug screening, orientation
  • Hiring processes
    • How they’ve evolved with the times, honing in most recently with COVID-19
    • Which changes they’ll continue when the pandemic ends
  • Retention/Reducing CG Turnover
  • KPIs for recruitment, hiring, and retention

Faculty

  • Neal Kursban, Family & Nursing Care

Registration Fee

NAHC Member: Free
Non-member: $45

 

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Learn About An Exclusive PAPR Purchasing Program for NAHC Members

Learn About An Exclusive PAPR Purchasing Program for NAHC Members

Thursday, March 11, 2021
2:00-2:30pm Eastern

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is pleased to announce a special opportunity for our members to purchase high-level personal protection equipment at a significant savings.

Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) are being used increasingly within health care settings. As a relatively new solution for home care providers, PAPRs offer higher protection levels, improvements in interpersonal communication (affecting patient recovery), availability and supply benefits, etc. Their package is being offered at a decreased cost to NAHC members. Learn more about this product and its unique features during our webinar.

Read more about the PAPR here.

Here’s what one of our members had to say about the PAPR…

“Our clinicians trust these high-quality devices. We are thrilled at the customer support, responsiveness, billing options, and turnaround time. We have consistently received our shipments of PAPRs within three business days of placing orders.”

— Leann Sebrey, RN, MMsc, CPN, HN-BC, Chief Clinical Officer, Androscoggin Home Healthcare+Hospice

Faculty

  • Daryl Hughes, X1 Safety, LLC
  • Jeremy Kenimer, RPB Safety, LLC
  • Leann Sebrey, RN, MMsc, CPN, HN-BC, Chief Clinical Officer, Androscoggin Home Healthcare+Hospice

Registration is free.

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Implementation of a Caregiver Mentoring Program

Add to Your Bottom Line Through
Implementation of a Caregiver Mentoring Program

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
2:00-3:00pm Eastern

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Discover how you can add to your organization’s bottom line profits through the implementation of a Caregiver Mentoring program. Please join Erik Madsen, CEO of Home Care Pulse, and Miriam Allred, Marketing Project Manager, at Home Care Pulse as they discuss the impact a Caregiver Mentoring program can have on the satisfaction and retention levels of your caregivers. They will take a deep dive into recent caregiver mentoring pilot program results, best practices for program implementation and how to calculate the positive impact to your financial bottom line.

Faculty     

  • Erik Madsen, CEO, Home Care Pulse
  • Miriam Allred, Marketing Project Manager, Home Care Pulse
  • Kathy Febraio, CAE, President/CEO, New York State Association of Healthcare Providers, Inc.

Registration Fees
Members: Free
Non-members: $45

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Preventing the Spread of COVID-19: Latest on Caring for In-home Patients

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19:
Latest on Caring for In-home Patients

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
2:00-3:30pm Eastern

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While waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine’s widespread distribution, SARS-CoV-2 “variants of concern” have begun to circulate in the United States. Home care and hospice clinicians must keep their infection prevention and control knowledge and skills current while caring for patients with COVID-19 in the home.

Review the latest infection prevention and control strategies based on the current CDC recommendations and OSHA regulations, and receive practical, best-practice recommendations for preventing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 when caring for a patient in the home. Topics include PPE, potential compliance issues, preventing secondary household SARS-CoV-2 transmission, managing equipment, supplies brought into the home, and more.

Objectives:

  • Outline how to reduce the risk of transmitting and being exposed to SARS-CoV-2 when caring for a patient with COVID-19 in the home
  • Describe current CDC recommendations and OSHA regulations for the use and management of PPE in the home
  • Explain best practice recommendations for managing PPE and other supplies when inventory is limited

Faculty

  • Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI®, Home Care and Hospice Consultant, Home Health Systems, Inc.

Registration Fees

Members: Free
Non-members: Free

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