Software and Services for Home Health, Hospice and Healthcare Facilities

Educational Webinars

Boundaries: The Invisible Walls

Sheryl Jones, RD, LD, MBA, Manager of Product Services - The Corridor Group
1. Define and determine professional boundaries
2. Discuss boundary violations and dual relationships
3. Identify what organnizations can do to assist their staff in responding to professional boundary issues

Visiting staff are in a position of power with the vulnerable client and it is the responsibility of the clinician to set and maintain personal and professional boundaries. This can be difficult but essential to put up the invisible wall. This webinar will discuss the types and dynamics of professional boundaries and how to stay in-bounds which will result in better outcomes for staff and those they care for.

Coding Update for Fiscal Year 2012

Sharon Molinari, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O
This presentation will provide an overview of the Coding Update for FY2012.

Code changes occur every October 1st, and there is no grace period. There are 166 new codes, 168 revised ones, and 88 deletions for FY2012. These code changes reflect an ongoing effort by CMS for greater specificity in diagnosis coding and will most likely be the last ones prior to the implementation of ICD-10 on October 1, 2013. Attend this one hour webinar and learn the new code changes that will impact home care as of October 1st. Also, find out why CMS is again proposing to remove two hypertension codes from the current case mix group. The time to prepare for these changes is now!

Preparing for ACHC Accreditation

Teresa Harbour, RN, MBA, MHA
This presentation will provide an overview of the ACHC accreditation and survey process.

  • Understand the accreditation process from start to finish
  • Receive guidence on the items required for submission of the Preliminary Evidence Report
  • Understand the survey process from opening to closing conferences
  • Define the requirements for personnel and patient records
  • Receive guidance on developing a Performance Improvement Plan
  • Define the elements needed for an effective plan of correction

Denial-Proof Documentation

Lisa Jenkins, MPT, BBA, President, Physical Therapy Consultant
This presentation will provide an overview of the importance of documentation and the documentation process.

  • Understand the purpose of documentation regarding patient illness or injury, plan of care, and clinical justification for skilled treatment intervention.
  • Understand the documentation process.
  • Define component parts and requirements of the therapy evaluation.>
  • Discuss patient-specific interview questions to develop various component parts of the evaluation and pertinent patient information.
  • Understand requirements for identifying objective measurements regarding Transmittal 63 and the use of informal and standardized assessment instruments.
  • Determine how to devise a treatment plan.
  • Understand and develop key elements and requirements of the daily encounter note.
  • Define elements and requirements of progress notes and re-certifications.
  • Develop component parts and requirements of the discharge note.
  • Discuss requirements of patient screens in a SNF.
  • Determine required elements of patient orders.
  • Define regulations and requirements for group/concurrent treatment related to:
    • Medicare part A
    • Medicare part B
    • Documentation
    • Billing