The Association continues to work diligently to provide its members the critical information needed to re-engineer their agencies, streamline operations, reduce costs, and develop new product lines and revenue sources while ensuring their patients continue to receive the highest quality of care possible. This area of AHHC's website is designed to announce events and workshops, or to provide educational resources for use within your organization to help you stay ahead of the curve. AHHC Members Save 10% on the Most Popular Coding Resources & Exams!

The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Below is a list of AHHC's latest educational offerings. To view program descriptions, dates and locations, or to download registration forms click on the specific event.

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Professional Webinars & Teleconferences

Hospice Webinars

Easily Accessed and Affordable Education on all the topics you need for compliance, documentation, operations,  individual hospice disciplines, billing and more is available through our affiliate Home Health & Hospice Education Network. The Network offers nationally acclaimed presenters and exciting timely topics. AHHC is excited to join over 25 other Hospice Associations in this exciting venture!

Registration rates are deeply discounted for AHHC members and every purchase produces a royalty payment to AHHC.

Purchasing these great webinars benefits your hospice program and AHHC!

Click here to explore the available webinars and registration details.

All questions related to the webinars (including registration and billing issues) must be addressed directly to the Network at AHHC@eewebinarnetwork.com.

 

Home Health CoPs: Out the Gate & Racing Toward Compliance! - Webinar Trilogy
March 7, 9 & 14, 2017 | All Webinars are from 3:00-4:30pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized the long awaited Home Health COPs with the effective date of July 13, 2017! These changes are an integral part of CMS’ overall effort to improve the quality of care furnished through the Medicare and Medicaid programs, while streamlining requirements for providers. This Webinar Trilogy will provide the information you need on the rules in order to understand the compliance needs and educate all your staff. As extra value to your agency, the webinars will be available for 6 months from the live presentations in order for all your staff to have a chance to listen and learn! All webinars are from 3:00-4:30pm EST.

Webinar Presenters: Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer, Adams Home Care Consulting; Heather P. Jones, MPH, CHES, COS-C, Associate Vice President for Quality Initiatives & State Relations for AHHC/SCHCHA

 

Employer's Risk & Responsibility in Preventing Violence in the Workplace
March 22, 2017 | 3:00-4:00pm EST

Violence is a more common source of injury in healthcare than other industries and Home Care employers have many workplace challenges. The Home Health Care Industry carries unique risks and hazards and the environment is uncontrolled and more highly varied than traditional health care facilities. Home health workers may also be at risk from the community surrounding the home (robbery, car theft, vandalism). In a recent OSHA enforcement action against a home care agency, the agency was found not to take the steps needed to address employee exposure to workplace violence in a patient’s home.

In this webinar, Jennifer Dunlap will review the OSHA case; present the related actions OSHA can take against agencies; and review the essential components of a comprehensive program to prevent workplace violence in home care settings. This is important information for every agency to know.

Webinar Presenters: Jennifer Dunlap, Partner @ Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein

Professional Workshops

ICD-10-CM Spring Tune-Up for Home Health and Hospice - 2 Separate Days
April 18 and April 20 | Axxess Home Care & Hospice Conference Center - Raleigh, NC

Spring is the perfect time to tune up your ICD-10-CM coding while earning nurse contact hours. There were significant changes in the 2017 updates to the ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines for Coding and Reporting and the AHA Coding Clinic continues to disperse additional updates to supplement the Official Guidelines. Click the dates below to see more details.

April 18, 2017 | Home Health

This program will involve clarifications and appropriate use of selective changes within the official conventions and guidelines, recent AHA Coding Clinic clarifications, application of correct code selection and sequencing for a variety of situations related to diabetes, circulatory, respiratory and neoplasm conditions, routine and complicated ulcers, surgical trauma wounds and complications, fractures and a cross section of other miscellaneous situations.

April 20, 2017 | Hospice

This program will involve clarifications and appropriate use of selective changes within the official conventions and guidelines, recent AHA Coding Clinic clarifications, application of correct code selection and sequencing for a variety of situations commonly encountered by Hospice programs including selected conventions and guidelines, addressing conflicts between desired primary diagnosis for hospice versus coding guidance, dealing with diabetes, circulatory, respiratory and neoplasm conditions, variety of pressure and non-pressure ulcers, trauma wounds and complications, fractures and other miscellaneous topics.

Workshop Presenter:

Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer, Adams Home Care Consulting;

 

 

On-Site Workshops (We Come to You!)

Hospice & Palliative Nurse RN Certification Review Course Comes to You!
Cindy Morgan, RN, MSN, CHC, CHPN is a Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse and HPN approved educator... and as a member benefit to your agency, we are pleased to offer this on-site education opportunity to those interested in having Cindy teach at your site! Nurse Contact Hours will be provided!
The curriculum will cover:

  • The care goals and decisions for hospice and palliative care patients
  • The components of treatment decisions
  • The principles of effective pain management
  • A comprehensive pain assessment
  • Providing appropriate care at the time of dying
  • Utilizing pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for common symptoms
  • Grief at time of diagnosis and bereavement management after the death of a loved one
  • Self-care for the health care professional.


Hospice: the Heart of the Matter | On-Site Workshop Comes to YOU!
Cindy Morgan, RN, MSN, CHC, CHPN is the instructor for this course... and as a member benefit to your agency, we are pleased to offer this on-site education opportunity to those interested in having Cindy teach at your site!
Through on-site education:

  • Cindy Morgan makes it convenient for your staff and your schedule
  • Your staff do not have to travel, saving your agency expense and time
  • There is no limit to the number of your staff who may attend from your agency
  • Education is provided by a respected, knowledgeable presenter

 

Home Care, Home Health and Hospice Aide Webinars

The Aide's Role in Confidentiality & HIPAA
March 9, 2017

This webinar will focus on assisting your In-Home Aides in understanding HIPAA and confidentiality guidelines. This workshop will offer practical tips to ensure that the para-professional adheres to the required privacy standards. Also included: the impact of social media such as Facebook, My Space, YouTube and cell phones, text messages, etc.

The Aide's Role in Working with a Terminal Client and Their Family
April 13, 2017

What does it mean to be terminally ill? This presentation will define terminally ill as well as some of the different aspects of care that are so important to the patients and families facing a terminal illness. Learn about the trajectory of terminal illness and what to expect when the patient is nearing the end of life.

Convenient Online Education

It is the NC Law... Infection Control Workshop for Home Care and Hospice

This on-line education is designed to provide participants with information on the principles and practices of infection control. This education is also planned to assist your agency in meeting the requirements of the North Carolina Infection Control Law - 10A NCAC 41A.0206.

The updated slides and handouts are available for your use at http://spice.unc.edu/0206-home-health-hospice-provider/

The course is available on-line through SPICEducation at a cost of $150 (by credit card). Register for the on-line course at this link: http://tinyurl.com/ld2yjqo

 

Audio Aide Training for Home Care / Home Health

S.N.A.P. - Superior Nurse Aide Performance

In-home aides play a vital role in serving the nations ill, disabled, and aging populations. Often having the most contact with patients, these individuals are usually closer to their patients than any other home care discipline making them uniquely qualified to meet the challenges they face. And, no matter what programs your aides work in, an investment in their learning pays off in quality care and better risk management for your agency. As you know, Medicare Conditions of Participation require that home health aides accrue a minimum of twelve hours of training every twelve months. Other federal and state laws also mandate training. These requirements may be difficult to achieve. The SNAP audio conferences and aide training modules are an efficient, effective way to provide your aides with the knowledge they need while keeping your agency training costs low!

 

Hospice Aide Education

S.N.A.P. Packets for Hospice

 

Miscellaneous

Quick Reference: CMS Website for Medicare Fee-for-Service Providers

Audit and Quality Assurance Teleconference Password Required

 

Archived Education

Understanding the Background & Importance of Compression for Wound Care Patients

OASIS C2: What's New & What's Changed

Home Health Orientation Portal

Probe Your Documentation, Educate Your Staff

Important Employer Law Updates

Hospice Quality Initiatives Update

Improving Home Health CAHPS Scores and Patient Experiences

Home Health Quality Initiatives Update

Insights Into the Financial & Risk Management Aspects of the CMS CJR Payment Initiative

Win With Home Health Fundamentals

Per Visit Pay of RNs and Therapists Has Become Dangerous

Creating a Seat at the Table for Chronic Disease Management

OASIS 5-Part Webinar Series

The 2016 Home Health Payment Rules

Troubleshooting ICD-10 Coding

Shining Light on Home Health Face to Face

CMS Updates to the Home Health COPS

Comprehensive Home Health Case Management

Home Health Conditions of Participation (COPs)

Homebound Under the Medicare Home Health Benefit

ICD-10 Basic and Intermediate Coding

ICD-10 Coding Survival Kit

Lessons Learned from Survey Sanctions

Medicare Home Health Nursing

Pain and Dementia Recording

Palliative Care Principles Recording

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