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HH COP Training for Aides
484.80 Home Health Aide Services Standard
(b) Content and Duration of Home Health Aide Classroom and Supervised Practical Training
(3) A home health aide training program must address each of the following subject areas:
(i) Communication skills, including the ability to read, write, and verbally report clinical information to patients, representatives, and caregivers, as well as to other HHA staff.
(xiii) Recognizing and reporting changes in skin... Details
2020 AHHC Virtual Conference - On Demand
Get FULL ACCESS to AHHC's first Virtual Conference! All session recordings and handouts are in one place! The mobile and web apps are easy to use and they make virtual learning a breeze! Content is available for viewing through September 28, 2021. Interested in nurse contact hours? Simply complete the Conference Survey (in the app) once you've watched your sessions. This will notify AHHC staff to award you with your certificates. To view educational content, please visit... Details
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Recorded October 28, 2020

This workshop will take agencies through the current state of PDGM and move through all the aspects of home health reimbursement. PDGM has brought many changes to home health and PDGM is not all that reimbursement is made up of. In addition to working through the fine details of PDGM changes the workshop will also cover examples for LUPA, PEP and Outlier adjustments. There will be a discussion of Pre-Bill claim reviews and the significance of... Details
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Recorded October 27, 2020

Changes to the Medicare Hospice Regulations have occurred over the past few years and continue. Is your hospice thriving? Has your hospice adapted to budgeting for the new rates for 2021? Do you know where your agency stands in regard to PEPPER targets? Be among the elite group of hospice professionals that are current on all Hospice Medicare reimbursement related regulations. This workshop will lay a concrete foundation for hospice billers, as... Details
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**This webinar was offered in March of 2016 and is FREE for AHHC Members.
Medicaid Integrity Contractor Audits will Begin Soon for NC Hospices – Be Prepared! It can be a very stressful time when federal contract auditors come on site. It’s important to understand the auditor’s scope of work and how to respond in an audit environment.
This webinar covers:
• Background on the MIC audits: the federal law and state responsibilities
• The auditor for North... Details
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OASIS D and D1: The Significance of PDGM, Agency Outcomes and the Impact Act

How to ensure your Interdisciplinary Team Collaboration provides the most accuracy for OASIS assessments.

OASIS D1/M1800/GG
OASIS D1 begins January 1, 2020 and we are just getting used to this past January’s huge changes with OASIS D. Fortunately, OASIS D1 doesn’t have major changes such as the additional GG items added in OASIS D. We will review all OASIS - D1 changes,... Details
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Violence is a more common source of injury in healthcare than other industries and Home Care employers have many workplace challenges. The Home Health Care Industry carries unique risks and hazards and the environment is uncontrolled and more highly varied than traditional health care facilities. Home health workers may also be at risk from the community surrounding the home (robbery, car theft, vandalism). In a recent OSHA enforcement action against a home care agency, the agency... Details
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Under the Affordable Care Act, any health care provider that identifies an overpayment from Medicare or Medicaid has a legal requirement to return the overpayment. The Act requires that the overpayments must be reported and returned by the later of 60 days after the date identified or the date any corresponding cost report is due. This has left providers confused about what is meant by identifying an overpayment and how far back providers should “look back” when investigating... Details
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Section 1557 prohibits health care providers that receive Medicare, Medicaid or other federal funding sources from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. The requirements of the Section 1557 Rules, which were recently adopted by DHHS, requires providers to take many affirmative steps to comply with the law including, adopting nondiscrimination policies, providing free language assistance to individuals with limited English... Details
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a final rule that will implement, for the first time, a range of alternative sanctions against home health agencies (“HHAs”) found to have deficiencies constituting noncompliance with Medicare conditions of participation (“COPs”). The recording will cover:

Informal Dispute Resolution
The Alternative Sanctions
What Are the Alternative Sanctions and How Do They Work?
• Suspension of... Details
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This presentation on reporting abuse and neglect in North Carolina was recorded on July 15, 2020. This presentation covers rules and laws regarding North Carolina Adult Protective Services and the North Carolina Healthcare Personnel Investigations Unit. This presentation also reviews some of the North Carolina reporting rules and requirements in adult care homes and long term care settings to help hospices who provide care in these settings to better understand their role in... Details
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This webinar was recorded on July 8, 2020.

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how the body turns food into energy. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 34.2 million people have diabetes (10.5% of the US population). With diabetes, the body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use the insulin it makes as well as it should. When there isn’t enough insulin or cells stop responding to insulin, too much blood sugar stays... Details
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The United States has long been seen as a “melting pot” of people from many countries and cultures; this diversity will continue to increase. Misunderstandings caused by lack of cultural sensitivity and skills can lead to poor interaction with patients and their families. This webinar will cover basic principles of cultural diversity understanding in patient care.

Recorded August 10, 2017

Presenter: Kathie Smith, BSN, RN, Vice President of State Relations,... Details
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According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, every year an estimated 5 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture. Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported as many as 23 cases go unreported. According to the National Children’s Alliance, in 2015, an estimated 1,670 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States. This webinar will provide information on recognizing... Details
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Statistics show that 30% of those greater than 65 years old fall each year; and, one- half (50%) of those will suffer multiple falls. Emergent care due to injuries secondary to falls is one of the most frequently occurring adverse events reported for our home health population. This session will explore the risk factors contributing to falls and methods for identifying and addressing these factors by in home aides, in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary... Details