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August 2019

Medicare Enrollment Update for 2019

August 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Enrolling with the Medicare program involves the various CMS-855 forms. There are now eight different forms that must be used by different providers of healthcare services or products. These forms are long, detailed and sometimes confusing. Not only must they be filed initially for each given provider, they must be maintained and updated as appropriate. Due to the increasing complexity of healthcare delivery systems, providers (such as integrated delivery systems or large multi-specialty clinics) may have to maintain… Continue Reading Medicare Enrollment Update for 2019

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Toolkit for Managing Employee Retention

August 8 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Most companies see retention as a key strategic imperative, but less than half have a specific retention plan. Unfortunately, most retention efforts are too general, are expensive, and have little positive impact on turnover.Stay/retention interviews offer a specific, targeted, and effective solution to the turnover problem. Rather than throwing money at the problem, this tactic gets at the source of retention issues by determining why each employee is likely to stay or leave and then develops an effective… Continue Reading Toolkit for Managing Employee Retention

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The Balancing Act: Maximizing Quality Care and Profitability in a Rural Therapy Department

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Rehabilitation departments are normally profitable, but with decreasing reimbursements and rising costs, therapy programs need to find ways to be more efficient without sacrificing quality care. This webinar will discuss the key indicators within a rural hospital therapy department and share strategies to help grow rehabilitation programs. Attendees will learn how to develop dashboards that can reduce the stresses of management and set clear goals. Tools will be provided to construct incentive plans based on both quality and… Continue Reading The Balancing Act: Maximizing Quality Care and Profitability in a Rural Therapy Department

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Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDMG) – Effect on Operations

August 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will go into effect January 1, 2020 for Home Health Agencies. This is the most massive change to the home care industry reimbursement structure since the introduction of the current Prospective Payment System (PPS) in October 2000. The new payment model dramatically impacts agency operations, processes and performance. Agencies must develop and implement plans to successfully transition to PDGM.This workshop will discuss what the plan includes, key areas, strategies and processes in preparing… Continue Reading Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDMG) – Effect on Operations

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Observations from the Bedside: Strategies to Create a Culture of Always

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum What can 1,000 hours of observing patient care at the bedside along with interviews of patients and their families tell us about managing their expectations and perceptions? In this interactive webinar, you will gain insight into what patients say is most important to them and how you as their clinician can create a positive patient-provider partnership.Clinicians have a set of tasks they need to perform every day to insure quality of care with their patients. Brooke Billingsley will… Continue Reading Observations from the Bedside: Strategies to Create a Culture of Always

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Restraints and Seclusion

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Restraints and seclusion continue to be commonly cited and are a top concern to hospitals during surveys and complaint investigations conducted by CMS, state survey agencies and accrediting organizations such as The Joint Commission and Det Norske Veritas. This webinar will address restraint and seclusion regulations, citations and much more.  Learning Objectives Describe CMS definitions of restraints and seclusion.Describe which restraint regulations are at greatest risk for citation and how to prevent a citation.Demonstrate requirements to utilize restraints.Identify… Continue Reading Restraints and Seclusion

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Preventing Patient Falls: What Every Hospital Should Know

August 15 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Falls are an important patient safety and risk management issue. They are the number one hospital acquired condition (HAC). Patient death or serious injury associated with a fall is also one of the 29 National Quality Forum Never Events in which some states have agreed not to bill. Also, falls can result in the filing of a medical malpractice case. Every hospital should consider having a falls team to look at this important patient safety issue. Preventing falls… Continue Reading Preventing Patient Falls: What Every Hospital Should Know

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Medical Records: Compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and Proposed Changes

August 20 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum This program will cover the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations and interpretive guidelines for medical records. This is an extremely important section and includes hot issues like verbal orders, history and physicals, organization of the department, standing orders, discharge summaries and medication orders. It will include the 2019 proposed changes under the Hospital Improvement Rule, which contains changes to outpatient medical records, the rights of patients, and documentation changes. Our speaker will also cover information… Continue Reading Medical Records: Compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and Proposed Changes

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Infection Control Worksheet, Proposed Changes and the Antibiotic Stewardship Program

August 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Infection control is hit hard during a hospital survey. Every facility should have a full-working familiarity with the CMS interpretive guidelines as well as the proposed changes for assessing compliance with the infection control conditions of participation (CoPs).This presentation will show how to be ready for surveyors and will provide a better understanding of the CMS infection control interpretive guidelines and worksheet. The speaker will also discuss the proposed infection control standards and changes, including the requirement to… Continue Reading The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Infection Control Worksheet, Proposed Changes and the Antibiotic Stewardship Program

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Chargemasters: Proper Supply & Device Categorization

August 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum This session will address the difficult task of determining how to categorize supply items and devices in the chargemaster. Due consideration is given to the shifting stance and guidance provided by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) over the past several years. Particular attention is given to APCs and associated coding concepts of “Not reporting separately” and “Not to be billed separately.” Categorization of supply items including drugs, is a difficult issue for hospital chargemaster personnel. The… Continue Reading Chargemasters: Proper Supply & Device Categorization

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