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It's Not Too Late To RSVP For HCAC's Town Hall Meeting In Fort Collins This Wednesday, Oct. 11 

Please join association leaders, member and non-member agencies and invited guests to this informal gathering in Fort Collins on Wednesday, October 11, (rescheduled from September 20) from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Pathways Hospice, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525, in the McKee Room (big room right behind the front desk when you come in the building).

We want to hear from both our members and non-members, in a casual setting, what your challenges and concerns are and how we can work together to find solutions. We are inviting all providers in this area and surrounding communities to join us. Here’s what you can expect…an update on association activities and what we are doing on behalf of Colorado’s home care and home health industries, discussion on current administration and issues affecting home health care, private duty update, legislative update by HCAC lobbyists, membership, committee and conference updates. And of course, we’ll have time for Q&A.

Click here to RSVP.

 

Final Conditions of Participation Lunch & Learn Webinar This Thursday On QAPI With Donna Floyd

The final webinar in this CoP series is this Thursday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register Here! 

Donna Floyd, RN, BSN, Home Care Consultant and co-owner of The Crag Business Group, will present this last of three 90 minute webinars (11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) on CoPs and the number of key changes that will impact home health agencies. This Thursday's webinar topic is: QAPI - Invite your Governing Body Members.

HCAC members pay $79/webinar; purchase all three and pay $213 (10% discount)
Non-members pay $149/webinar

Register Here

 

Full Day Emergency Preparedness In-Person Workshop, Monday, Oct. 23 

Space is limited so register soon!

October 23, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Where: 2821 S. Parker Road, Aurora, Colo.
Cost: HCAC members pay $175; non-members pay $250
Presenter: Jennifer Gibson, RN, HCS-D, COS-C; Senior Clinical Consultant, Axxess 

Emergencies and disasters can occur at any time. Does your home health agency have an “active” Emergency Preparedness (EP) plan in place that accounts for all the possible incidents for which you are at risk? Are your staff members properly trained for responding and coordinating the care of the patient population that you serve?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued newly updated regulation for emergency preparedness on September 8, 2016 with a compliance date of November 16, 2017 or face stiff penalties. Included in the new regulation are requirements for an all hazard approach to assessing vulnerabilities for the agency and community it serves, as well as plans to overcome these potential problems. The new Emergency Preparedness regulation mandates individualized patient assessments as part of the comprehensive assessment, annual review and updates of the EP plan, and requires the agency to participate in a community-based disaster drill in addition to the annual desktop drill.

Audience
This coding seminar is for those who have management positions in a home health agency, including: Administrators, Directors of Nursing, Clinical Directors, Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Staff, Field Staff Supervisors, Therapy Directors

The Emergency Preparedness plan has always been an important part of an agency’s daily function, but is now tied to the Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation (COP). Agencies who are not prepared face stiff penalties, including exclusion from participation in Medicare and Medicaid funded programs. Attending this seminar will assist in validating your current EP and better prepare to maintain and enhance compliance.

Continued Education Credits
This program has been designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for 7 CEUs.

Click here for more information and to register.

 

HCAC Offering ICD-10 Revised Intermediate Coding Seminar

Space is limited so register soon!

October 24 and 25, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Day One
8:00 a.m. – Noon Day Two
HCS-D Examination offered afternoon of Day Two (see below for instructions on how to register)

Where: 2821 S. Parker Road, Aurora, Colo.
Cost: HCAC members pay $225; non-members pay $300
Presenter: Jennifer Gibson, RN, HCS-D, COS-C; Senior Clinical Consultant, Axxess 

Can you confidently say that you know all you need to know about ICD-10 and how it impacts your practice and that of your organization? If not, we are here to help. We are offering this intermediate ICD-10 coding seminar to help you understand recent updates to the ICD-10-CM code set so your agency will be ready for the coming coding year. Without a working knowledge of the guidelines and conventions of the ICD-10-CM code set, there is a risk of substantial loss of productivity and revenue loss for organizations and professionals who are not proficient.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released 2,670 changes to ICD-10-CM on Oct. 1, 2016. This was the first update since the nation transitioned to the new code set after a five-year code freeze. Specifically, there were 1,943 new, 422 revised and 305 deleted codes. Every chapter had at least some new, revised or deleted codes; and thousands of additional changes are expected October 1, 2017 as well.

HCS-D certification exam will be offered on Wednesday afternoon at this same location. Exam fee for HCAC members is $296.10, and non-members pay $329. CLICK HERE to register for the exam. This is the form that all exam takers should use to register for the exam prior to the event. There are three ways that members or attendees can register for the exam, by phone, fax or mail. If the exam taker is going to register over the phone with a customer service representative, you must provide the conference code on the form at the bottom, right hand corner (CO10252017). This is mandatory for the correct location of the exam and if any discounts apply for the state association members. You may also fax the exam registration form to Decision Health at 800-785-9212.

**Online registrations do NOT have an option for the testing location and any discounts. Please do NOT register for the exam online.

Audience
This coding seminar is for those who have coding experience in either ICD-9 or ICD-10 code sets and desire a refresher course on guidelines and conventions. Attendees will review the coding “rules” and learn how to apply them to commonly coded disease processes such as diabetes, cardiopulmonary diseases, wounds, neoplasms, GI/GU disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, strokes, fractures, as well as aftercare and status codes.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will learn to apply current ICD-10-CM coding conventions and guidelines to common home health scenarios.
  • Attendees will show proficiency in using the ICD-10-CM code set to select and sequence codes as instructed by official guidelines.
  • Attendees will understand the coder's role in the agency as it applies to collecting and reporting diagnoses in cooperation with the clinician and physician provider. 

Continued Education Credits
This program has been designed to meet the continuing education requirements of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and pre-approved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance (BMSCC) for 10 HCS-D CEUs

Click here for more information and to register.

 

HCAC Is Offering The HCS-D Exam On Wednesday, Oct. 25

HCS-D certification exam will be offered on Wednesday afternoon following the conclusion of the 1.5 day ICD-10 Revised Intermediate Coding Seminar on Oct. 24-25.

Exam fees:
HCAC members pay $296.10
Non-members pay $329. 

CLICK HERE to register for the exam. This is the form that all exam takers should use to register for the exam prior to the event. There are three ways that members or attendees can register for the exam, by phone, fax or mail. If the exam taker is going to register over the phone with a customer service representative, you must provide the conference code on the form at the bottom, right hand corner (CO10252017). This is mandatory for the correct location of the exam and if any discounts apply for the state association members. You may also fax the exam registration form to Decision Health at 800-785-9212.

**Online registrations do NOT have an option for the testing location and any discounts. Please do NOT register for the exam online.

Time: 1 p.m.
Where: 2821 S. Parker Road, Aurora, Colo.

 

 
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