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News

CHAP On-Demand Courses: Accreditation Application and Preparation & Demystifying the Plan of Corrections

How to Create a Culture of Palliative Care

Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) – Split Implementation

January 2019 Common Reasons for Delays in CMS Application Processing

March 2019 Home Health and Hospice Provider Contact Center (PCC) Training

Weekly ESF 8 report and reminder of M.I.N.D Conference

NHPCO NewsBriefs

Events

March 15 Central Utah Hospice Convention

Holistic Approach to Palliative & Hospice Care for Parkinson’s Disease & Parkinson’s Plus Syndromes

CHAP Webinar: Introduction to Palliative Care Certification

CERT Most Common Denials and How to Avoid Them

CHAP Hospice Webinar Series 2019

Is your hospice ready for survey in 2019?

Pros and Cons of Social Media in Death, Dying, and Bereavement – Chat Next Week

CHAP Education Webinars!

Help Choose Home Podcast: Educating Referral Sources

Continuum Innovation and Access


News

CHAP On-Demand Courses: Accreditation Application and Preparation & Demystifying the Plan of Corrections

Did you know CHAP services are discounted for UAHC & UHPCO members?
 

How to Create a Culture of Palliative Care

Via CAPC: “In the latest episode of Program Spotlight, hear how Partners in Care in Bend, Oregon, built and grew an outpatient palliative care program through upstream referrals from a local oncology unit.
 
Listen to how the team leveraged their agency relationships, and ultimately created a culture where palliative care is a welcome extension of an oncology team’s practice.” Listen to the episode here…

Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) – Split Implementation

Via MLN Matters: “CR 11081 effectuates the policies of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) as described in the November 2018 HH final rule. Please make sure your billing staff is aware of these changes.” Read it here…

January 2019 Common Reasons for Delays in CMS Application Processing

Via CGS: ” The January 2019 common reasons for delays in processing online PECOS and paper CMS-855 applications are now available. These common errors may delay the processing of your application. Please take a moment to review this information to ensure you are submitting a complete and accurate CMS application.”

March 2019 Home Health and Hospice Provider Contact Center (PCC) Training

Via CGS: ” Medicare is a continuously changing program, and it is important that we provide correct and accurate answers to your questions. To better serve the provider community, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) allows the provider contact centers the opportunity to offer training to our customer service representatives (CSRs). Read more…

Weekly ESF 8 report and reminder of M.I.N.D Conference

The Mental Health in Disaster’s Conference is next Friday March 8th starting at 0800 at the Karen Gail Miller Conference Center in Sandy at 9750 S 300 W, Sandy, UT 84070.   The agenda is attached and we have a few new openings so if you are interested and can attend please email Terry Begay at TBegay@slco.org.

NHPCO NewsBriefs

Read the latest newsletter from NHPCO’s NewsBriefs here…

Events

Check out the amazing program in store for you at the UHPCO Central Utah Conference March 15.

Register now before it’s too late!

Holistic Approach to Palliative & Hospice Care for Parkinson’s Disease & Parkinson’s Plus Syndromes

March 5, 2019 12:00pm MST

Via NHPCO: “This chat will cover the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to those suffering from Parkinson’s’ Disease with and without Lewy Body Dementia. As Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, patients and caregivers can benefit from the additional support that both palliative care and hospice provide as end of life. The role of rehabilitation professionals is an important component of the assessment and management of motor symptoms and mobility to maximize quality of life.

The chat will be facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Brown PT, DPT, APTA Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist, Founder and CEO of Dynamic Home Therapy and NeuroFit, Certified in LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s Disease and Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s.” Register here…

CHAP Webinar: Introduction to Palliative Care Certification

Via CHAP: “Delivered by CHAP President and CEO, Barbara McCann, this LIVE webinar will provide the information you need regarding the NEW Palliative Care Certification and the process to becoming certified!”

UAHC and UHPCO members receive discounted rates for CHAP services.

March 14, 2019 12:00pm MST

Register here…

CERT Most Common Denials and How to Avoid Them

Via CGS: “In case you missed it, a recording of the “CERT Most Common Denials and How to Avoid Them” webinar held February 14, 2019 is now available on the CGS website.

Access this recording and others on the HHH Recorded Webinars Web page, all at your own convenience.”

CHAP Hospice Webinar Series 2019

Via CHAP: “Join CHAP as we call upon experts to address key areas of quality in hospice-namely the role of the Medical Director, effective education for the hospice team, using outcome data effectively to benefit your organization, and the most commonly cited hospice deficiencies and solutions.” Take a look at what’s available here…

Is your hospice ready for survey in 2019?

Webinar: March 7, 2019. 11:00am-12:00pm

Via WellSky: “Hospice providers today are confronting a new and unexpected survey focus. Hospice surveyors are increasingly focused on issues relating to hospice administration. This administrative focus includes topics such as your hospice’s corporate structure, the relationship between your hospice’s parent office and its multiple locations, and the role and job title of your administrator. Hospice providers who have been successfully operating for years are suddenly finding themselves hit with condition level citations. How will your hospice team adapt to the major survey focus of 2019?

Join renowned hospice attorney Robert W. Markette of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C. for an exclusive webinar that will prepare you and your team for the major survey focus of 2019.

Interested? Register here…

Pros and Cons of Social Media in Death, Dying, and Bereavement – Chat Next Week

March 7, 2019 1:00pm MST

Via NHPCO: “Social media can bring gifts and gaffes to the experience of death, dying, and bereavement. As we enter new territory, our wisdom does not always keep up with our technology.

Join us as we discuss the opportunities and potential pitfalls of using social media in our professional work and share tips to guide us as we do. Please come with your thoughts, ideas, and experiences as Section Leader, Rev. Dr. Carla Cheatham, MA, MDiv, TRT facilitates this dialogue.” Register here… 

CHAP Education Webinars!

These two webinars are free to home care and hospice agencies in Utah, regardless of membership status.  After you register you can send their receipt to PO Box 823 West Jordan UT 84087 along with your own address and name for reimbursement.
Emergency Preparedness: Required Planning & Education
March 4, 2019
12:00PM MST
Attend this 60-minute LIVE CE webinar and learn to effectively plan and initiate educational strategies related to required emergency preparedness.
Maintaining Emergency Preparedness Compliance
March 7, 2019
12:00PM MST
Attend this 60-minute LIVE CE webinar and learn how to implement strategies related to maintaining required emergency preparedness.

Help Choose Home Podcast: Educating Referral Sources

Via Help Choose Home: ” In this first episode of Season Two, we take a look at the 2019 home care landscape in terms of making referrals for care at home. We’ll also discuss the different ways home care costs can be covered.
 
Helping educate medical professionals to understand all of the options available for in-home care is critical in creating a better understanding of the industry. Check out Season 2, Episode 1 now to learn more.” Listen to this episode here…

Continuum Innovation and Access

Via NHPCO: “Hospices that rely on maintaining the status quo may find themselves struggling to survive, especially with the many changes that are coming to our industry. The need to innovate and seize opportunities is vital, but it often receives low priority within hospices. Building product lines, creating partnerships, utilizing the power of data, becoming a player in the local healthcare continuum and being an advocate for change is the privilege of the Innovator within an organization.

For all those lucky enough to fill that role, join us for this chat and hear from NCHPP Development, PR, and Marketing Section Steering Committee Member Robin Stawasz, LMSW, as she goes over the basics of how to successfully innovate and advocate, both within our own agencies as well as with external partners.” Register here…