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WiAHC 2020 VIRTUAL Spring Conference

  • June 04, 2020
  • November 04, 2020
  • Virtual


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The WiAHC Spring Conference has moved to virtual! This gives you and your entire agency the ability to watch all conference sessions for one price. This is the first time you do not need to choose who attends each breakout session or who attends the WiAHC Spring Conference from your agency. Everyone can benefit, firsthand!

There are experts presenting from Florida, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.  Five sessions are for new nurses presented by Teresa Northcutt, BSN RN COS-C HCS-D HCS-H, Senior Associate Consultant, Selman-Holman, A Briggs Healthcare Company. We have three sessions by Larry Prince, CEO and Managing Partner, Prince Health, LLC covering motivating employees and managing performance during times of change. Phil Ward, CHA, President of Hospice Operations, Community Hospice and Palliative Care presents on improving profitability of hospice GIP facilities and the evolution of business intelligence. Other topics include PDGM, infection control, revenue cycle management and many more.

Register today! Recorded sessions will be available starting June 4, 2020.

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  • Level 1 Member Agency $250
  • Level 2 Member Agency $500
  • Level 3 Member Agency $750
  • Non-Member Agency $1,000


New Nurses Training (5 sessions)
Teresa Northcutt, BSN RN COS-C HCS-D HCS-H, Senior Associate Consultant, Selman-Holman, A Briggs Healthcare Company

HH Coverage and Regulations 101
This presentation will review the Medicare coverage requirements for the home health benefit, with tips for the initial assessment to determine if the patient is appropriate for home care admission.  The presentation will focus on documentation to ensure eligibility is met, especially for homebound status and medical necessity for skilled services. The role of the field clinician if the F2F encounter visit has not taken place will be discussed. The Conditions of Participation, Interpretive Guidelines, OASIS Guidance, ICD-10-CM Coding Conventions and Guidelines, and the regulations that are addressed by state surveyors will be explained.

Case Management
This presentation will discuss the principles of case management, solutions to “old” issues like aide supervision and care coordination, and the impact of PDGM on “new” challenges like LUPA management, therapy utilization and discharge planning.  One of the key features is team coordination – examine options for collaboration and documentation. 

Assessment and Care Planning
This presentation will examine the components of the comprehensive assessment, introduce OASIS data collection requirements, provide tips for documenting to support key OASIS item responses (those used for payment and Star ratings), brief discussion of intake information that should be available to clinicians prior to the SOC visit.  The steps in the care planning process, identification of patient and caregiver needs, goal setting and collaboration in development of the plan of care will be explained.

Best Practice Standards of Care Part 1 & Part 2
Part 1 will review evidence-based best practices for the drug regimen review (with med reconciliation), wound management, fall prevention, and reducing acute care hospitalizations.  Part 2 will review evidence-based best practices related to improving Quality of Care Star rating measures (pain, shortness of breath, management of oral medications, bathing, transfers and ambulation, timely initiation of care). 

Motivating Employees during Times of Change
Larry Prince, M.Ed., CEO and Managing Member, Prince Health, LLC

Organizations of all types have experienced unprecedented change due to regulatory, health care industry and reimbursement challenges. Change leads to diminished employee performance and lower employee motivation. Studies show that the greater the health care employee satisfaction, the greater the patient outcomes. Strong and focused leadership drives employee engagement, motivation and satisfaction. This presentation will help leaders learn different approaches to motivating employees leading to a boost in their engagement, satisfaction and performance

Redefining Therapy in Home Health Under PDGM
Shannon Liem, MS, CCC-SLP; COS-C, National Clinical Director-Home Health Services, Aegis Therapies

Whether you have an in-house therapy team or contract rehabilitation services from an outside vendor, you need to know what to expect from that therapy partnership. How does your therapy team contribute to your outcomes or support interventions for chronic conditions? This presentation will look to best practices to improve your collaborative and communicative efforts with your therapy team. Additionally, this course will help you recognize the interventions and documentation from therapists that support the patients durability of response; or whether the gains made in therapy will endure over time.

Evolution of Business Intelligence
Phillip Ward, Certified Hospice Administrator (CHA), President of Hospice Operations, Community Hospice and Palliative Care

This presentation will provide an overview of the development and evolution of the business intelligence function in our organization as we moved from “pushing data” through standard reports to an environment of “stage data” that allows ad hoc analysis of key performance indicators.

How Hospice Practices Can Support SNF Regulatory Guidelines
Ginger Davies, RN, IP, Nurse Consultant, Marquardt Management Services
Lauren Davis, RN, WCC, CLTC-DON, Clinical Advisor, Leading Choice Network

This presentation will help you understand the complex regulatory guidelines that skilled nursing facilities must follow and how the these might change the way you approach patient care planning in this setting. The presentation will cover the limits on use of psychotropic medication in SNF, antibiotic stewardship programs in SNF settings and the use of urinary catheters in the SNF setting.

Infection Control in Home Care and Hospice
Tammy La Rocco, RN, MSN, APNP, Home Care Clinical Manager, SSM Health at Home – Wisconsin
Jim Todd, PT, Quality and Safety Specialist Senior, SSM Health at Home

This presentation will provide an overview of best practice infection control in home care and hospice, as well as related information on the recent COVID-19 pandemic including appropriate measures for pandemic preparation and methods to have a successful incident command process for a pandemic.

Managing Performance during Times of Change
Larry Prince, M.Ed., CEO and Managing Member, Prince Health, LLC

Healthcare organizations are immersed in change, which can cause misalignment in setting shared goals and managing people’s performance. This presentation will help leaders boost organization accountability and improve implementation of a plan for managing all levels of performance. Strong performance planning is proven to increase employee satisfaction, which leads to better patient outcomes.

Positioning Back Office Infrastructure to Prepare for Growth
Victoria Nihan, MHA, Assistant Consulting Supervisor, McBee Associates

Home health organizations, both new and established, are now facing severe reimbursement and regulatory changes. This session will help identify opportunities to refocus business office initiatives to provide the greatest return on investment and better insight into the financial performance of the agency. The identification of an optimization team focused on developing a climate of change where quantifiable results can be monitored and sustained will be explored as the foundation of organizational agility. This session will aim to unlock performance indicators and optimal financial and operational performance systems designed to position your organization for growth and standardization, ultimately ensuring financial stability throughout an agency’s life cycle.

Hire Well, Live Well
Larry Prince, M.Ed., CEO and Managing Member, Prince Health, LLC

The expression: “Hire Well, Live Well,” grows in significance in the face of unprecedented industry and organizational change. How satisfied are you with the people you hire? This presentation will help deepen your understanding and skills in hiring the right people. A high level of proficiency with these skills leads to stronger hiring decisions, which can lead to a more productive and coordinated work team and minimize turnover. You will also learn methods for on-boarding new employees to set them up for success.

How to Improve Profitability of Hospice GIP Facilities
Phillip Ward, Certified Hospice Administrator (CHA), President of Hospice Operations, Community Hospice and Palliative Care

This presentation will provide an overview of factors leading to improvement of financial performance of a hospice inpatient facility including the marketing strategy, financial measures and improvement initiatives.

Revenue Cycle Management
Petria Pierre, CEO, Precision Medical Billing

In this day and age of high deductible health plans and insurance companies pushing more and more of the financial responsibility to patients, healthcare providers need to know and understand the importance of making patients priority #1 when it comes to getting reimbursed. We will give them the guidelines and tools needed to be proactively pursuing payment BEFORE services are done or at the time of service compared to, in the olden days, of sending a statement a month or 2 after services and been performed.

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