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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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

OASIS C Clinical Competency Test

AHHC is offering an affordable on-line OASIS exam that incorporates the new OASIS data with the current OASIS data to help you assess your readiness to meet OASIS requirements. Once at the site, click on "courses" to access the test and links for review material.

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.


Hospice Aide Teleconferences

Defensible Documentation
April 10, 2014

Hospice documentation has become a major focus among those who are auditing the hospice records for various reasons. Learn how to ensure that the Hospice Aide documentation meets the acceptable standards of our organizations as well as those who may be reading our records for quality review, legality and payment purposes.

Infection Prevention and Control
May 13, 2014

This presentation will explore how to prevent and control infections among our hospice patients. Prevention is key when working with the hospice patient who already may have a compromised immunity. Learn the role of the Hospice Aide in this important aspect of our day to day responsibilities.


Home Care / Home Health Aide Teleconferences

The Aide's Role in Defensible Documentation
A Teleconference – April 10, 2014

With all the scrutiny all health care settings are currently experiencing, defensible documentation is a vital component of the work we do to sustain our organizations and provide evidence of the services we deliver. This is true regardless of whether you work in a home care, home health or hospice setting. This presentation will focus on how to avoid the pitfalls that may be associated with documentation that does not meet the standard of those scrutinizing our work. Documentation is as important to our patients as providing that hands-on quality of care we strive to accomplish every day.

The Aide's Role in Maintaining Professional Boundaries
A Teleconference May 8, 2014

The relationship formed between aide and patient is different from non- professional, casual, social and personal relationships. While it is essential that the patients needs be foremost, establishing healthy boundaries or limits with our patients is essential to developing a healthy working relationship. This teleconference will address how to maintain those boundaries, managing boundary crossings, and examples of acceptable and non- acceptable behaviors.

The Aide's Role in Safety in the Home
A Teleconference – June 12, 2014

Safety hazards can exist in many areas of the client's home and the hazards may increase the risk of client falls and other injuries. This workshop will cover ways the In-Home aide can help the client to make their home safer and avoid injury to the client and worker.


Professional Webinars & Teleconferences

Better Business Bootcamp
A Webinar Series

Marketing Intelligence For Your Home Care Business
August 14, 3:00-4:00pm

Risk Management & Workers Compensation Issues & Solutions
October 16, 3:00-4:00pm

Avoiding Negligent Hiring and Retention Claims
December 18, 3:00-4:00pm

Working With Lean Margins & Trimming Your Costs
February 19, 3:00-4:00pm

Reflection and Direction: Leadership Skills for Success
April 16, 3:00-4:00pm

Academy for Hospice & Palliative Care Teleconference Series

Come join us in the pursuit of hospice and palliative care higher learning! The 2013-2014 "Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care" consists of FIVE audio presentations which may be attended live or downloaded later for your convenience. Listen to our featured guest speakers, ranging from CEO's and Advanced Level Practitioners to Physicians providing innovative hospice and palliative care solutions.

Transitioning Nursing Students into Hospice & Palliative Care
Thursday, November 21, 2013 3:00pm-4:00pm

Ethics at the End of Life
Thursday, January 16, 2014 3:00pm-4:00pm

Caring for Ourselves and Each Other in the Face of Grief & Loss
Thursday, March 20, 2014 3:00pm-4:00pm

Certification for Hospice: When the Diagnosis is Not Enough
Thursday, May 15, 2014 3:00pm-4:00pm

The Unique Role of Private Duty in Chronic Disease Management
A Teleconference April 9, 2014 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST

Private Duty is a broad term used for agencies that provide in-home aide services – public, third-party or private pay, non-medical home care, companion/sitter services and private duty nursing services.

What the Final Employer Mandate Regulations Mean to Your Agency
A Webinar Thursday, April 3, 2014

Final Regulations implementing the "Employer Mandate" under the Affordable Care Act were published in the Federal Register on February 12, 2014. They contain many changes, additions and clarifications to the original proposed regulations. This webinar will provide an overview of the final regulations and how they affect your agency.

Utilizing Nurses in Home Care: Are You in Compliance?
A Teleconference 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST May 14, 2014

Do you know the laws & regulations that govern your practice as an RN working in Home Care? It takes special people, willing to use their knowledge and skills and offer part of themselves, to provide care to those in need. Home Care demands even more from those who work in this setting. As a Nurse working in a licensed home care agency, you are responsible for wearing many hats. Come explore your unique role and receive contact hours!

SNFs and Hospices: Making the Relationship Work
A Webinar June 3, 2014 from 1:30-3:30pm

Despite the long history between SNFs and hospices, and CMS's efforts through regulation to clarify the relative relationship of the two provider types, we know that tension often exists in the hospice-SNF relationship. This webinar brings together SNF and hospice experts from each industry and from government to answer the question "can't we all just get along?"


Professional Workshops

Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse Certification Review
May 5 & 6, 2014 Hope Lodge, Greenville, NC

This 2-day course will focus on hospice and palliative principles related to nursing care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. The course has been developed to help Registered Nurses prepare for the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses certification exam. The curriculum can also be beneficial for any nurse working in hospice, home health, oncology or other settings who are caring for patients with end stage disease processes.

Hospice Fundamentals
May 20, 2014 AHHC Raleigh, NC

The goal of Hospice Fundamentals is to assist hospice staff in obtaining a basic understanding of the hospice benefit and the regulations and payer requirements that impact hospice agencies. This class will provide a basic overview of hospice for either the new hospice employee or individuals seeking a refresher course.


Audio Aide Training for Home Care / Home Health & Hospice Aides

S.N.A.P. - Superior Nurse Aide Performance

These SNAP audio conferences cover a wide range of topics including the aide’s role in care of the immobile patient, disaster preparedness, falls prevention, diabetes, hypertension, and many more!



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Archived Education

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

OASIS Exam Prep Recordings

Pain and Dementia Recording

Palliative Care Principles Recording

Too Hot Not to Handle Recording

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