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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.
Convenient Online Education
ICD-9 Coding 1: Introduction
This course is a great beginning to ICD-9-CM coding through an introduction to the ICD-9-CM Coding Manual. This course will highlight the three volumes of the coding manual, common conventions for coding that you must know, and a guide to the abbreviations and directions that help you select the correct code.
ICD-9 Coding 2: Principles
This course will acquaint the new ICD-9-CM coder with some of the key principles involved in coding. In the first course, ICD-9 Coding 1: Introduction, participants learned basic coding information. This course builds on that information. Didactic information as well as mini case examples provide the participant with a basic foundation for ICD-9-CM coding. Some topics of the session include: general coding guidelines, multiple coding guidelines, etiology/manifestation situations, coding acute and chronic conditions, use of symptom codes, coding fractures, determining the primary and other codes, and the basics for sequencing codes.
- Explain the purpose of coding
- Perform a comprehensive assessment and reference appropriate documents for data collection
- List diagnosis codes in order according to sequencing guidelines
- Identify characteristics of the different coding situations
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
Hospice Aide Education
S.N.A.P. Packets for Hospice
Home Care / Home Health Aide Teleconferences
The Aide's Role in HIPAA
ATeleconference February 12, 2015
This workshop 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.
Working with Clients with Congestive Heart Failure
A Teleconference March 12, 2015
Heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans. Roughly 670,000 people are diagnosed with heart failure each year. It is the leading cause of hospitalization in people older than 65. Heart failure will most likely be one of the top chronic conditions in the client population you serve. This teleconference will cover the anatomy of the heart and what happens to the heart in heart failure, how heart failure affects a person's day-to-day functioning and how you can assist your clients in managing this chronic condition.
A Teleconference April 9, 2015
Our world is aging. The elder population may falsely believe that because they are aging that pain is a normal part of living and is therefore not reported or managed. Since the majority of our patients seen in the home are elderly, this teleconference will provide an overview of symptoms the aide may observe and the aide's role in providing care to those patients experiencing pain.
Knowing When to Call for Help
A Teleconference May 14, 2015
The movie has just started. A ship is sinking off the coast of Florida. The ship's Captain is calling out over the radio – Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! The Coast Guard arrives in time, the crew is saved and the movie has a happy ending. Did you know that this international distress signal comes from the French word meaning "come help me?" Aides often find themselves afloat on the high seas of home care and need to call for help. This teleconference will assist the aides in sorting through how to respond and when - as they deal with various patient scenarios.
Working with Clients with Dementia
A Teleconference June 11, 2015
Dementia is an illness that affects the brain and eventually causes a person to lose the ability to perform daily self-care. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia and is a devastating condition that results in the loss of memory and other cognitive abilities and in the ability to care of oneself independently. This teleconference will provide an overview of Alzheimer's and dementia and the aide's role in providing care to their clients with dementia.
Professional Webinars & Teleconferences
Creating Your Seat at the Table for Chronic Disease Management
A Teleconference April 8, 2015 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST
This workshop is designed to help agencies understand concepts associated with care transitions, state and national efforts around care transitions and hospital penalties for readmissions. Come explore the home care agency role in falls prevention, medication management, and nutrition as well as the in-home aides' role in observing, recording and reporting observations related to chronic disease management.
Hospice Billing — 3-Part Webinar Series
May 6, May 12, and May 27, 2015 (11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern)
Be among the elite group of billers that are current on all Hospice Medicare billing regulations. Billing is a very critical part of hospice reimbursement. This webinar series will lay a concrete foundation for hospice billers, as well as, any hospice staff that need to more effectively understand the Medicare regulations. The series will include Medicare verifications with HIQA screen examples, field by field on Notice of Election and claim forms and sequential billing requirements. Billing requirements to deal with late NOEs will be covered. We will review the regulations for billing all hospice services (SN, HHA, MSW and therapy), face-to-face encounters and additionally home health providing care while a patient is on service with hospice. The program will conclude with many of the day-to-day scenarios that billers face such as: transfers, discharge, and revocation. Information regarding Aggregate CAP Self Report and Palliative Care billing will be an emphasis. If you are part of revenue cycle management in hospice this webinar series is a must!
ICD-10-CM Training Webinar
2 Part Series — May 19 & May 20, 2015 | 3:00pm-4:30pm EST
May 19, 2015: Foundation of ICD-10-CM Coding
To succeed in coding, it is important to have a strong foundation in the fundamentals of coding. This 90 minute program will provide a brief review of the major similarities and differences between the ICD-9-CM and the ICD-10-CM data sets. The program will also highlight the unique features in ICD-10-CM and guidelines using specific case examples.
May 20, 2015: The Next Step in ICD-10-CM
This 90 minute webinar will focus on a sampling of the most diagnoses used in home care within areas such as endocrine (diabetes), mental/behavioral health, nervous, circulatory, respiratory and musculoskeletal systems.
Home Health Face-to-Face: Cut Through The Confusion!
Webinar: June 15, 2015 3:00pm-4:30pm EST
Drowning in paperwork? Home Health F2F continues to cause much confusion for providers. This webinar will bring agencies up-to-date with CMS' current decisions regarding face to face documentation and offer guidance taken from CMS on how to determine if the documentation you have will stand up to medical review. The presenter will provide up-to date information on what the agency can and cannot add to the documentation and provide resources to assist you in making the best decisions!
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 Caring Connection 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!
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Quick Reference: CMS Website for Medicare Fee-for-Service Providers
Audit and Quality Assurance Teleconference
Better Business Bootcamp Recording Flyer
CMS Updates to the Home Health COPS
Companionship Exemption Law
HIPAA 2013 and Beyond...
Home Health Conditions of Participation (COPs)
Homebound Under the Medicare Home Health Benefit
Hospice Coding Challenge!
HR Legal Summit
ICD-10 Pedal to the Metal
ICD-10 Coding Survival Kit
Lessons Learned from Survey Sanctions
Medicare Home Health Nursing
OASIS-C1 Recording Series
Pain and Dementia Recording
Palliative Care Principles Recording
Too Hot Not to Handle Recording