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Initial Phase Two Curriculum for Hospice Provider Types
[PKG_PH2B]
$481.50

[PKG PH2B] Initial Phase Two Curriculum [16HRs] for Hospice Provider Types.

Subscription Type: Individual

Faculty: Varies by Program

This is a curriculum assembled for use by hospice provider types to satisfy TX §97.259( d ), the Initial 16 hour (post-designation) training requirement for new administrators and alternate administrators. Choosing this curriculum is an easy option for those who prefer not to select from our extensive list of A LA CARTE programs. The curriculum includes fifteen (15) programs produced by TAHC&H/HCIN and provides 16.05 hours of credit for new administrators and alternate administrators.

A subscription to this curriculum is valid for six (6) months of access. Programs in this curriculum can be viewed 24/7, from home or office, unlimited times prior to the subscription expiration. Successful completion of an online post-test generates a printable certificate that displays the registered individual's name, course number and title, reference to any applicable regulatory citation and date of completion.

FAX ORDER OPTION: If you prefer to fax your order, or need to mail your order along with payment, use this printable order form .

All programs listed below are included in the Initial Phase Two Curriculum for Hospice Provider Types. Programs displayed above the double line address specific required topics, the regulatory citation is displayed in Education-Training Credits. All remaining programs can pertain to TX §97.259( d )(4) agency responsibilities.

View a regulatory crosswalk from program-to-regulation for this curriculum.


[395] Infection Control and OSHA

Faculty: K. Wilson

All home care agencies are required to be in compliance with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requirements that protect clients and employees. This session will identify the TX DADS regulations regarding infection control, discuss the Texas Health and Safety Codes, review CFR 1910.1030 related to impact on Home Care practice and discuss OSHA regulations.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 1.0 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate addressing TX §97.259( d )(8) infection control

[466] Staying Safe: Design a Blueprint for Compliance & Avoiding Fraud

Faculty: Dombi

Providing home care requires more than delivering high quality services. Today, home care agencies must be ever vigilant in their efforts to comply with the myriad of regulatory requirements. Anything less raises risk of allegations of fraud and abuse. This seminar provides a focused analysis of federal and Texas laws affecting Medicare and Medicaid home care services applied to home care specific activities such as claims, quality of care, cost reporting, patient referrals, and marketing practices.

This program is presented by Bill Dombi, JD, VP of Legal Affairs, National Association for Home Care & Hospice.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 1.2 Hrs HCSSA Administrator/Alternate addressing TX §97.259( d )(1) information regarding fraud and abuse detection and prevention

[468] Administrator Training: Initial Training Requirements

Faculty:Hammond

This program discusses the regulations required of home care agencies in order to comply with the rules and provide quality care. Topics covered include Advanced Directive law requirements, client rights and responsibilities, abuse, neglect or exploitation, complaints and infection control.

Presented by Rachel Hammon, BSN, RN, Director of Clinical Practice & Regulatory Affairs, Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice. Rachel Hammon is the Director of Clinical Practice and Regulatory Affairs for TAHC&H. Rachel has been in health care for 16 years with over 10 years of home care experience, including pediatric case manager, Medicare case manager, Administrator/DON and Corporate Director of Clinical Services, with the majority of her time focused on supervision and management of home care pediatric programs. At TAHC&H, Rachel provides clinical and technical assistance related to both federal and state regulations. She currently serves on the Nursing Practice Advisory Council for the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 0.75 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate addressing TX §97.259( d ) (2,3,5,7 & 8) legal issues regarding advance directives; client rights, including the right to confidentiality; complaint investigation and resolution; abuse, neglect, and exploitation; infection control.

[772] Nutrition at End-of-Life

Faculty:Martin

Not providing food and water at end-of-life may be difficult for care givers, whether they are family or healthcare professionals. You will learn activities that may assist care givers in providing nutritional and emotional support, both prior to and during this time. Personal nutritional choices, cultural considerations, and ethical issues are also explored. Presented by C. Andrew Martin, RN, Consultant with Weatherbee Resources.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 0.5 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate addressing TX §97.259( d )(9) nutrition (for agencies licensed to provide inpatient hospice services)

[1581] Emergency Preparedness: Developing a “Plan That Will Stand”

Faculty: Jones

Come fire, flood, wind or snow…develop an emergency plan that both meets regulatory requirements AND serves as a valuable tool when a disaster actually strikes. This session will include how to do an HVA, use a call script, assign actions and responsibilities to each level of staff for each phase of the disaster, develop a policy that will meet the regs and a procedure that will fit their specific circumstances. A demonstration of a process for conducting an after action review and the improvements that can be made as you learn will also be included. Emphasis will be on developing long term relationships with your communities’ other emergency response agencies and local emergency management officials.

Presented by Patricia R. Jones, RN, BA, CHCE, Director of Community Based Care, Memorial Health System of East Texas. Patricia Jones has over 28 years experience in home care as staff nurse, field supervisor, branch manager and agency administrator. She has served on a variety of community Boards who were involved in an area disaster plan. She is Clinical Coordinator for the special needs shelter for the city of Lufkin operating during Hurricane Lilly & Rita and the shelter nurses station for evacuees from the New Orleans Superdome.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 1.0 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate addressing TX §97.259( d )(6) emergency preparedness


[732] Are You Managing SMART? Know How Your Agency is Doing at All Times

Faculty:Litwin

Sharon Litwin, President of Five Star Consultants, discusses the importance of on-going performance monitoring to successful home care agency management. She suggests a variety of clinical, financial and operational measures that can be put in place to monitor performance and avoid "surprises." Sharon also outlines the elements of an agency performance assessment.

A program for addressing the following required topic(s) of TX §97.259( d ) (4) agency responsibilities.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 1.1 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

[734] Strategic Planning in Home Health Care: Assessing Your Current Reality

Faculty: Tweed

This program in Stephen Tweed's strategic planning series is designed to give participants specific tools and questions to consider in order to clearly define where their home care company is today; their "Current Reality.” Stephen explains a process for defining:

  • who we are as a company
  • what we want to be
  • how we will position ourselves in the minds of our stakeholders
  • how we will create competitive advantage in the marketplace

Stephen then discusses specific techniques that can be used to assess an agency's current strategic position.

For the past 25 years, Stephen Tweed has served the home care industry as a business strategist, professional speaker, author and consultant.

A program for addressing the following required topic(s) of TX §97.259( d ) (4) agency responsibilities.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 0.6 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

[735] Strategic Planning in Home Health Care: Creating Competitive Advantage

Faculty: Tweed

This program in Stephen Tweed's strategic planning series guides participants through the process of defining their company's uniqueness and how this can be used to gain and sustain competitive advantage in their marketplace. Stephen discusses the seven sources of competitive advantage in home health care and the steps involved in defining an organization's unique characteristics.

For the past 25 years, Stephen Tweed has served the home care industry as a business strategist, professional speaker, author and consultant.

A program for addressing the following required topic(s) of TX §97.259( d ) (4) agency responsibilities.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 0.9 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

[736] Strategic Planning in Home Health Care: Goal Setting and Action Planning

Faculty: Tweed

An important part of any home care executive's role as a leader is to get ready for the future, defining clear specific goals to be achieved and then developing “do-able” action steps to achieve those goals. In this segment of his strategic planning seminar series, Stephen Tweed gives participants specific tools and techniques to write SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-based) goals, develop actionable steps to achieve those goals, and measure success.

For the past 25 years, Stephen Tweed has served the home care industry as a business strategist, professional speaker, author and consultant.

A program for addressing the following required topic(s) of TX §97.259( d ) (4) agency responsibilities.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 0.8 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

[737] Strategic Planning in Home Health Care: On a Clear Day You Can See Tomorrow

Faculty: Tweed

This segment of Stephen Tweed's strategic planning series addresses, in depth, the forces and trends that are shaping the future of home health care. Stephen describes how to executives can anticipate the future and ways in which an organization can prepare for coming changes. He discuss the Five Forces that are causing change in home care and the Top Ten Trends shaping the industry's future.

For the past 25 years, Stephen Tweed has served the home care industry as a business strategist, professional speaker, author and consultant.

A program for addressing the following required topic(s) of TX §97.259( d ) (4) agency responsibilities.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 1.4 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

[1351]Enterprise Risk Management for Home Care & Hospice

Faculty:Poblenz

This program provides focus on how to establish a robust risk management program. It enables the home health administrator to:

  • understand the key principles of risk management
  • identify key elements of an enterprise risk management program
  • identify strategies to minimize risk
  • understand options to finance risk
  • identify common home care hazards/risks and develop a plan to address those risks
  • explore common home care risk scenarios and how to manage risk

This program is presented by Nancy T. Poblenz, RN, BSN, DDS, JD, CPHRM. Nancy serves as the Litigation and Loss Prevention Director for CHRISTUS Health, based in Houston Texas. In this capacity, she is responsible for the claims investigation and litigation management of all matters involving the healthcare system, including professional, general, employment, business, class action and other litigation against CHRISTUS Health facilities.

She also coordinates the corporate response to all government and regulatory investigations. As corporate Loss Prevention Director she is responsible for leading all corporate loss prevention initiatives. She serves on various corporate committees, including the corporate Quality Committee and Clinical Policy Team, and is active in the CHRISTUS St. John Hospital Ethics Committee. Nancy’s publications include an article on Medical Futility published in the Houston Bar Journal and a chapter on Medical Tourism in the First Edition of Enterprise Risk Management, a textbook recently published by the American Health Lawyers Association. She is a frequent speaker on healthcare related topics.

A program for addressing the following required topic(s) of TX §97.259( d ) (4) agency responsibilities.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 1.3 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

[1353] How to Increase Referrals Without Increased Costs

Faculty: Ferris

As agencies are faced with unparalled competitive challenges, protecting key accounts and growing their numbers will determine your agency's success over the coming years. This program provides focus on increasing referrals (revenues) without increasing costs. You will discover best practice tricks and techniques to control costs AND increase referrals.

Mike is the Director of the Marketing, Sales and Customer Service Consulting Division at Simione Consultants. Long a nationally recognized expert in Home Care and Hospice Sales, Marketing and Customer Service, his training programs are the most acclaimed in the country, receiving accolades from some of the biggest CEOs and Sales managers from California to New York. He has the unique perspective of having counseled and consulted with many of the most successful home care and hospice organizations and seen what works on a national basis.

A program for addressing the following required topic(s) of TX §97.259( d ) (4) agency responsibilities.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 1.0 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

[1355] Caring for Your Hospice Business - a Month in the Life of a Hospice Administrator

Faculty:Spears

The heart of hospice is caring for the patient but caring for the business of hospice must be the focus of the administrator. How can you get on top of the business of hospice and stay there? This program traces the business activities that the hospice administrator must manage through one operational month in the hospice year. While the hospice administrator may be a clinician with clinical oversight duties as well, the focus for this program is the operational and financial activites that when performed well, signal a healthy business environment. The program includes guidance on budgeting, contracting, staffing, billing, collecting, compensating staff and more to assist the administrator in establishing a report card on the hospice's overall performance. Caring for the hospice business IS caring for the hospice patient!

Presented by Jan Spears, MJS & Associates. Her expertise as a business consultant to home care and hospice providers as well as physician groups, hospitals, durable medical equipment suppliers, and legal counselors has increased her demand to more than 20 states during the past two years. As a certified educator, Jan uses teaching methodologies that simplify the most complex theories into practical day-to-day advice for the entry level or the most experienced health care provider. She heads a team of more than thirty-five consultants at MJS & Associates, known for its solution-driven approach to achieving best practice to clinical and operational standards for all provider types.

A program for addressing the following required topic(s) of TX §97.259( d ) (4) agency responsibilities.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 2.0 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

[1356] Preventive Care for Your Hospice

Faculty: McMinn

Your agency is under more scrutiny than ever by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC), Zone Program Integrity Contractor (ZPIC), and Medicaid Integrity Contractor 9MIC). This program provides focus on processes your agency needs to have in place to avoid costly recoupmens and other negative repercussions including:

  • processes for admissions
  • hospice initial certifications
  • recertifications
  • documentation
  • other high-risk areas

This program also touches on the TX requirements for nutrition for patients receiving services in an inpatient hospice setting.

This program is presented by Rebecca McMinn, RN, BSN, MBA, HealthCare ConsultLink. Rebecca is a registered nurse, with the majority of her nursing experience being in intensive care and hospice. She has a masters in Business Administration. After many years as an administrator she decided to go to work with HealthCare ConsultLink, which is a consulting firm for home health and hospice. To this she brings 23 years of hospice experience.

A program for addressing the following required topic(s) of TX §97.259( d ) (4) agency responsibilities.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 1.5 Hrs HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

[1582] Financial Reporting Overview

Faculty: Peterson

In this program you will learn how to read financial statements, the significant aspects and relationships of the balance sheet, the statement of income and accrual versus cash basis accounting. Also included is a discussion on the bank account, accounts receivable, start up costs, liability accounts and revenue recognition.

Presented by John Peterson, CPA, MBA, President, Peterson & Peterson, PC. John Peterson is President of Peterson & Peterson, P.C. He is a Texas licensed Certified Public Accountant and has a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Nebraska. He is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Beta Gamma Sigma, the national honorary business scholastic society. John developed tax, accounting, cost reporting, audit representation and management services practice to small and medium sized businesses. He also developed the health industry market niche including home health agencies, hospice agencies, comprehensive outpatient rehab facilities, skilled nursing facilities and Texas Home & Community Based Services agencies. His firm’s current client list totals over 800 and covers businesses throughout Texas, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, and New York. He has created and provided health industry workshops to home health executives and made presentations to the health industry association conferences. John also represents the State of Texas on the 16 State Coalition Group that meets regularly with Palmetto officials to discuss current health industry practices and problems. He is a past member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of MetroCorps Bancshares, Inc., a publicly traded bank holding company with banks in Texas and California.

A program for addressing the following required topic(s) of TX §97.259( d ) (4) agency responsibilities.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 1.0 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 05 January, 2011.
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