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.

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.

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