Keeping your staff in top of the latest changes in home care regulations and technology is a tremendous challenge. To help our members meet this challenge, the Alliance has teamed with the Home Care Information Network to create web-based seminars that save you money and the trouble of scheduling traditional seminars.
For a flat subscription fee – dependant on the number of sites you want to have access the seminars – you can have an unlimited number of employees take the training whenever it is convenient for them.
The lectures use a combination of streaming video and slide presentations, followed by an interactive test.
Funamentals in Home Health
Fundamentals in Home Health is an online course that has been written, designed and developed by home health nurses.
There are two ways to take the course: Facilitated and Independent Study (non-facilitated). The Facilitated Course will have two weekly conference calls led by a home health care professional, and will last four weeks. The Independent Study Course allows the user to complete the course at their own pace. Both courses will complement and enhance a home health agency’s orientation process. Continuing education credits will be granted upon completion. The course is divided into four dynamic modules:
- Module 1 – Introduction and History
- Module 2 – Planning the Home Visit
- Module 3 – Making a Home Visit
- Module 4 – Clinical Application
Fundamentals in Home Health will provide the home care RN with tools to use in planning a home health care visit. Actual case scenarios are used throughout to challenge critical thinking in preparing the health professional for his or her work in home health. Each unit contains objectives, a self test, content and assignments to be read with responses posted to the discussion board. Cost is $475 for members, $675 for non-members. Visit the program's page for more informat.
On January 1, 2008, Medicare implemented the first revisions to the Prospective Payment System (PPS) since it was introduced. These changes triggered the most significant change for home care since the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, and require that agencies provide training to your clinicians, back office staff and administrators alike.
These courses are custom-designed to address the training needs of nurses, therapists, billers, coders, financial managers and administrators are delivered over the Internet using HCIN’s state-of-the-art video streaming technology.
The seminar is available at a reduced price for Alliance members, and an additional $150 discount is available if you register to watch one of their free videos. To learn more about the PPS web-based training, visit HCIN’s website by clicking here. You may download an order form either from their site, or by clicking here.
Interdisciplinary Orientation Series features Fazzi Associates senior consultants Rhonda Will and Cindy Krafft, custom-designed to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration between nurses and therapists…a must under the new PPS rules!
The Interdisciplinary Orientation Series is appropriate for both new and experienced home care clinicians - providing detailed explanations of all key aspects of Medicare’s home health benefit, including: conditions of participation, care planning, patient assessment and clinical documentation.
This is essential information every Medicare certified agency needs to incorporate into its orientation program. Click here to view a streaming video of Rhonda & Cindy as they describe this series and their objectives for developing and presenting it.
You may download the registration form by clicking here.
HCIN brings Trish directly to your staff in a 90-minute seminar that will debut on September 25, 2008. The new and revised 2009 ICD-9-CM codes have been posted, and there are multiple additions, revisions, and deletions that may impact accurate home care coding and billing. There are over 300 new codes, including new codes for neoplasms, pressure ulcers and diabetes as well as 42 additional V codes.
Case study application of new and revised codes will provide examples of the accurate use of the newly released 2009 codes. Clarification of changes, deletions and application of the new codes will prepare your home care staff to code accurately and ensure accurate agency reimbursement.
Trish Tulloch RN, BSN, MSN, HCS-D is a senior consultant with RBC Limited with nearly 30 years of home care and hospice experience. Trish has provided training to home care providers throughout the United States and people flock to her courses. More than 95% of students participating in her online HCIN courses would recommend them to their peers. You can learn more about this training by clicking here.
This series provides the latest information concerning major changes related to preventing deadly infections due to multiple drug-resistant organisms (MDROs), central line-associated bloodstream infections, and surgical site infections in 2009. Each program offers nursing continuing education contact hours accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
Presenter Barbara B. Citarella, RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, CHS-IV is nationally recognized for her expertise in infection control in home care. She is the President and CEO of RBC Limited Healthcare and Management Consultants, is certified in homeland security at level IV, and has served as an expert panel member on the pandemic flu for the CDC, AMA, and AHRQ.
You may purchase access to this webcast to watch it at any time and/or sign-up for the teleconference series (Part I: April 8, 2009; Part II: April 15, 2009; and Part III: April 22, 2009) by clicking here.