The Association continues to work diligently to provide its members the critical information needed to re-engineer their agencies, streamline operations, reduce costs, and develop new product lines and revenue sources while ensuring their patients continue to receive the highest quality of care possible. This area of AHHC's website is designed to announce events and workshops, or to provide educational resources for use within your organization to help you stay ahead of the curve. AHHC Members Save 10% on the Most Popular Coding Resources & Exams!

The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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.

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Professional Webinars & Teleconferences

DOL Proposes Drastic Changes to White Collar Exemptions
August 5, 2015 3:00pm-4:30pm EST

On June 30, 2015, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposed rule which, if adopted, will greatly restrict agencies' ability to use the executive, administrative and professional exemptions from minimum wage and overtime pay under federal law.

The Trials & Tribulations of Home Health Documentation
September 15, 2015 3:00pm-4:30pm EST

Have you noticed recently the emphasis on Home Health documentation either in ADRs or MAC communications? It's an old health care saying - but it still rings true – "If it's not documented, it's not done!" Some would also add, "If it's documented, but not legible or signed appropriately, it's not done!"

Professional Workshops

Home Care Highway: The Road to Successful Compliance
June 23, 2015 AHHC Offices | Raleigh, NC

Home Care provides a unique opportunity to deliver a holistic approach to patient care. This class is designed for employees either new to Home Care or for employees who want to validate their understanding of Home Care Rules and Regulations. This one-day class will include a basic introduction to home care services with particular emphasis on regulatory oversight of home care services including requirements of home care licensure and related impacting laws and rules. Additionally, the class will focus on: Person Centered Plan of Care development, delegation to in-home aides, communication and coaching skills and the Home Care agency role in chronic disease management.

The Last Lap - Ready Set Code!
August 18, 2015 • AHHC Offices | Raleigh, NC
August 19, 2015 • Advanced Home Care | High Point, NC

These one day ICD-10 Coding sessions (two different locations) are intended to provide hands-on practice to improve your ICD-10-CM coding skills and confidence. Even if you have attended one of the boot camps, you will need additional practice time with intermediate to higher level coding examples and situations to perfect your coding ability. Join Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O for a day of individual coaching and practice with coding intermediate level home care situations.

Home Care Highway The Road to Successful Compliance
October 6, 2015 AHHC Offices | Raleigh, NC

Home Care provides a unique opportunity to deliver a holistic approach to patient care. This class is designed for employees either new to Home Care or for employees who want to validate their understanding of Home Care Rules and Regulations. This one-day class will include a basic introduction to home care services with particular emphasis on regulatory oversight of home care services including requirements of home care licensure and related impacting laws and rules. Additionally, the class will focus on: Person Centered Plan of Care development, delegation to in-home aides, communication and coaching skills and the Home Care agency role in chronic disease management.

 

Hospice Aide Education

S.N.A.P. Packets for Hospice

The Aide's Role in Patient-Centered Care
A Teleconference Thursday, August 13, 2015

Patient Centered Care focuses on the patient as an individual and takes into account the individual person's likes, dislikes and what makes for a "good day" along with the tasks necessary to carry out the assigned plan of care. This teleconference will focus on how to see the patient as a unique individual in providing patient centered care.

The Aide's Role in Disaster Preparedness
A Teleconference September 10, 2015

Being prepared for disaster is a must! This teleconference will concentrate on how the Nurse Aide can prep for disaster, both natural and man-made. Learn how to help the patients and families you provide care for be prepared as well. Knowing what to do in case of a disaster is vitally important to the well-being of yourself and the patients.

The Aide's Role in Legal Aspects of Documentation
A Teleconference October 8, 2015

What is your legal responsibility when documenting? This teleconference will focus on the importance of documentation to you, to your patients and your organization. Learn how appropriate documentation can help or lack of or inappropriate documentation can hurt as it relates to legal issues concerning your role and the care you provide.

 

Home Care / Home Health Aide Teleconferences

 

 

 

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.

Objectives

  • 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

 

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!

 

Miscellaneous

Purchase the 2012 ICD-9 Code Book and Other Resources at Significant Savings!

Quick Reference: CMS Website for Medicare Fee-for-Service Providers

Audit and Quality Assurance Teleconference Password Required

 

Archived Education

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

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