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Sep
21
Thu
WEBINAR – Serving the Under-Served in Your Community
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/wshpco/webinar/serving-the-under-served-in-your-community

There are disparities in access, receipt, and quality of health care.  Hospice use continues to be disproportionally low among minority racial, ethnic, and other diverse populations.  The hospice community must implement strategic efforts and plans to expand hospice access to these groups.

The most successful outreach programs are creative and incorporate many out-of-the-box strategies. Thinking beyond hospice for these under-served populations is important, because a patient’s illness is part of a larger, complex cultural and family dynamic.  Join us to gain a deeper understanding of these issues and the right tools to care for patients and their families.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Focus group findings
  • Community needs assessments
  • Strategic plan development
  • Marketing and community outreach
  • Building partnerships
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Assessment tool questions
    • Sample community involvement list
    • Key resources, websites, and articles

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for administrators, hospice team members, business development leadership, strategic planning personnel, volunteer managers/coordinators, and hospice owners.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

Sep
27
Wed
WSHPCO Pediatric Palliative Care Committee Meeting
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/687748421

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 687-748-421

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready

Sep
28
Thu
WEBINAR – Survey Series: Conducting a Mock Survey to Assess Compliance
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/wshpco/webinar/survey-series-conducting-a-mock-survey-to-assess-compliance

Minimize risk, alleviate deficiencies, and achieve compliance before the surveyor arrives.  This session will address the details of the survey process – from the surveyor’s perspective.  Learn the hot survey issues from clinical record reviews, home visits, QAPIs, IDGs, agency walk-throughs, administrative functions, and more.  This webinar will examine a detailed action plan your agency can use to ensure continued survey readiness.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Perform a mock survey the same way a surveyor would
  • Agenda of what to do prior, during, and after the mock survey
  • How to do home visits and what to look for
  • Clinical record review specifics
  • Observe IDG meetings with objectivity
  • What to look for on a walk-through of your agency
  • Documents review, including policies, QAPI, in-services, orientation, personnel records, etc.
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Mock survey agenda
    • Clinical record review sample

Don’t Miss the Other Survey Series Webinars!

Sign up for the 3-part series!

Click here to learn more about the Survey Series.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for hospice administrators and managers.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

Oct
5
Thu
WEBINAR – A Whole New World: Defining the Role of Hospice Care in a Transforming Health Care System
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/wshpco/webinar/a-whole-new-world-defining-the-role-of-hospice-care-in-a-transforming-health-care-system

Healthcare payment reform is creating a new set of challenges and opportunities for hospitals and health systems.  Hospital reimbursement is more at risk than ever before, placing greater emphasis on the ability to manage patient care and costs.  Hospice has decades of experience in holistic care management for frail, community-based patients.  As ACOs, MCOs, and hospital systems realign in the dramatically changing healthcare landscape, it is imperative that hospices implement a strategy to develop and market themselves as an impressive partnership force, boasting data that demonstrates outcomes related to decreased costs, improved rehospitalization rates, and increased quality of life.

This webinar will address models for hospice and palliative provider participation in the healthcare continuum and assist the hospice administrator with evaluating the opportunities to become an active partner with hospitals, ACOs, and other at-risk organizations in your market.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Using hospice data to market quality and efficient care to ACOs, MCOs, and hospital systems
  • The value proposition that hospice represents
  • A strategy to develop and market a strong, strategic partnership with hospitals, ACOs, and MCOs
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Website links to resources and reference materials

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for hospice CEOs, administrators, CFOs, compliance officers, clinical directors, and quality improvement staff.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

WSHPCO Provider Directors Meeting
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Via Conference Call

712.432.6333
Passcode 138997#

This group meets quarterly:

  • 1/5/17
  • 4/6/17
  • 7/6/17
  • 10/5/17
WSHPCO QAPI Committee Meeting
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/704014429 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 704-014-429 

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready

Oct
8
Sun
WSHPCO Fall Conference – Expanding Dimensions in Hospice & Palliative Care
Oct 8 – Oct 10 all-day

Click here for program and registration information: https://wshpco.org/chelan-conference-brochure/

WSHPCO Board of Directors Meeting
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In person meeting

Oct
11
Wed
WSHPCO Public Policy Committee Meeting
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Via Conference Call

800.326.0013
Passcode 1167733#

Oct
12
Thu
WEBINAR – Survey Series: Top Five Survey Deficiencies & How to Avoid Them
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/wshpco/webinar/survey-series-top-five-survey-deficiencies-how-to-avoid-them

The number of CMS hospice survey deficiencies are on the rise.  If your hospice is surveyed by the state survey agency or an accrediting organization, you will benefit from this review of the top five deficiencies.  This webinar will also take a deeper look into the compliance processes and procedures with the most frequently cited tags.  Why aren’t hospices able to master these requirements?  This program will explain common situations that result in deficiencies and how to avoid pitfalls that result in noncompliance citations.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Top five CMS hospice survey deficiencies
  • Common pitfalls and situations that cause noncompliance
  • Practices that are at the root of the problem
  • Suggestions for practice and process improvement
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Participants will receive a crosswalk tool outlining the standard requirements most frequently cited and CMS’s related expectations. This tool can help demonstrate compliance (i.e., by listing your policies, procedures, forms, etc.) and be used as a reference in preparation for and during a survey.

Don’t Miss the Other Survey Series Webinars!

Sign up for the 3-part series!

Click here to learn more about the Survey Series.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is best suited to hospice staff responsible for regulatory compliance.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

Oct
17
Tue
WSHPCO Palliative Care Networking Planning Committee Meeting
Oct 17 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

kinVia Conference Call

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/194425325

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 194-425-325

Circle of Life Symposium for Ethics and End-Of-Life Care
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Information about this program can be found HERE.

WSHPCO and OHPCA Inpatient Hospice Managers/Staff Meeting
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Via conference call.

712.432.6333
Passcode 138997#

WSHPCO Finance & Executive Committee Meeting
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Via Conference Call

800.326.0013
Passcode 5341556#

Oct
19
Thu
WEBINAR – HIPAA Compliance: What Every Hospice & Home Care Provider Needs to Know About Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) & Paper-Based Medical Records
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/wshpco/webinar/hipaa-compliance-what-every-hospice-and-home-care-provider-needs-to-know-about-electronic-protected-health-information-ephi-and-paper-based-medical-records

As covered entities under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), hospices and home care providers are required to manage patients’ electronic protected health information (ePHI) and paper-based medical records in compliance with HIPAA privacy and security rules. Noncompliance can lead to seven-figure fines, negative publicity, unhappy patients, and damaged reputations.  Are you confident your organization is lawfully managing electronic and traditional paper-based PHI?  Have you established policies and strategies to ensure compliance with HIPAA’s privacy and security rules?  Are your business associates, including physicians and subcontractors, in compliance?  Join us to learn about HIPAA risks, policies, and compliance management best practices.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • What does HIPAA Omnibus mean for hospices, home care providers, and business associates?
  • HIPAA risks, rules, and compliance
  • What is electronic protected health information (ePHI)?
  • What constitutes paper-based PHI?
  • What does HIPAA’s privacy rule demand for electronic and paper-based information?
  • Strategies for complying with HIPAA’s security rule governing ePHI
  • Recognizing and managing patients’ privacy rights under HIPAA
  • Responding to patients’ requests for access to PHI and best practices for securing ePHI
  • How social media and mobile devices maximize ePHI risks
  • Implementing strategic, best-practices-based policies governing PHI, privacy, and security
  • Supporting compliance with employee training
  • Responding lawfully to an ePHI security breach
  • Employing best-in-class technology solutions to safeguard electronic information and privacy
  • Real-life disaster stories of costly consequences of ePHI mismanagement and security breaches
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Sample mobile device policy for healthcare providers
    • Seven steps for HIPAA compliance

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is a must for compliance officers, lawyers, records managers, IT personnel, human resources staff, privacy officers, directors, administrators, and anyone responsible for managing PHI and HIPAA privacy, security, and compliance.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

Oct
25
Wed
WSHPCO Pediatric Palliative Care Committee Meeting
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/687748421

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 687-748-421

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready

Oct
26
Thu
WEBINAR – Healthcare Due Diligence in Mergers & Acquisitions: The Who, What, Why & When
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/wshpco/webinar/healthcare-due-diligence-the-who-what-why-when

With healthcare mergers and acquisitions on the rise, due diligence protocols are increasing.  Due to the healthcare industry’s complexity, it is critical to begin the due diligence process as early as feasible.  This webinar will present the financial and operational elements of due diligence, and explain the risks in today’s evolving business, legislative, and compliance landscape.  Join us to learn the critical elements of the due diligence process; how to prepare; what to know; who to contact; and when. This presentation will also address how to know when to stay in the deal and when to walk away.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Key elements of due diligence in a merger and acquisition
  • Areas of risk within the due diligence process
  • Why starting the due diligence process early is critical
  • Why it is crucial to employ a seasoned compliance veteran in the due diligence process
  • Importance of following guidelines
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Checklist with phases of the due diligence process
    • Links to resources and reference materials

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is for CEOs, COOs, CFOs, DOPCs, business development staff, marketing personnel, agency owners, and all management and supervisory staff.  It will especially benefit those agencies and health systems that offer home health, hospice, or palliative care and want to expand programs through mergers and acquisitions to offer a full-service line in the care continuum.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

Nov
2
Thu
WSHPCO QAPI Committee Meeting
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/704014429 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 704-014-429 

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready

Nov
8
Wed
WSHPCO Public Policy Committee Meeting
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Via Conference Call

800.326.0013
Passcode 1167733#

Nov
21
Tue
WSHPCO Palliative Care Networking Call
Nov 21 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/650345789

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (571) 317-3112

Access Code: 650-345-789

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready

WSHPCO and OHPCA Inpatient Hospice Managers/Staff Meeting
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Via conference call.

712.432.6333
Passcode 138997#

WSHPCO Finance & Executive Committee Meeting
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Via Conference Call

800.326.0013
Passcode 5341556#

Nov
22
Wed
WSHPCO Pediatric Palliative Care Committee Meeting
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/687748421

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 687-748-421

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready

Dec
1
Fri
WSHPCO Board of Directors Meeting
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Via Conference Call

800.326.0013
Passcode 5341556#

Dec
7
Thu
WSHPCO QAPI Committee Meeting
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/704014429 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 704-014-429 

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready

Dec
13
Wed
WSHPCO Public Policy Committee Meeting
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Via Conference Call

800.326.0013
Passcode 1167733#

Dec
19
Tue
WSHPCO Palliative Care Networking Planning Committee Meeting
Dec 19 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

kinVia Conference Call

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/194425325

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 194-425-325

WSHPCO and OHPCA Inpatient Hospice Managers/Staff Meeting
Dec 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Via conference call.

712.432.6333
Passcode 138997#

WSHPCO Finance & Executive Committee Meeting
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Via Conference Call

800.326.0013
Passcode 5341556#

Dec
27
Wed
WSHPCO Pediatric Palliative Care Committee Meeting
Dec 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/687748421

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 687-748-421

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready