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  • Are You Ready? The Most Common Hospice Survey Findings

    Get up to date on the most commonly cited hospice deficiencies and solutions.

    Description

    This on demand webinar reviews the most common cited deficiencies in hospice surveys. Discussion includes specifics regarding findings and action to take in response, including creating related QAPI studies.

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    1. Benchmark their performance with other hospice organizations nationally.
    2. Identify the most commonly cited deficiencies during the hospice survey, and use such as audit criteria for their own procedures and processes.
    3. Identify solutions to address common deficiencies, including QAPI studies. 

    Audience

    Hospice Administrators and other Leadership, Clinical Educators, Hospice Physicians, Compliance Officers, QAPI personnel

    Continuing Education Information and Disclosures: 

    There are no conflicts of interest for any individual in a position to control content.

    Completion of both the webinar and evaluation is required to obtain contact hours. If you are viewing in a group format, you still must register independently in order to obtain CE credit. 


    This educational activity will award 1.0 nursing contact hours for successful completion until September 18, 2020.

    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation


    Bundle discount! Save $50 by purchasing the entire CHAP Hospice Webinar Series. Click here for the series. 

    Barbara McCann

    CHAP President and CEO

    Barbara McCann is CHAPs President and CEO. She previously served as the Chief Industry Officer of Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s largest home care and hospice franchisor with over 300 offices in 44 states.  Ms. McCann joined Interim HealthCare in January 1998, and served as the Chief Clinical Officer overseeing the company’s corporate clinical operations team developing policies, procedures, and practice guidelines for the delivery of patient care, as well as compliance with federal law and regulation and professional standards of practice.  She also directed the national chronic care programs.  In 2010, Ms. McCann assumed the role of Chief Industry Officer acting as the company liaison and industry representative to Congress, CMS, MedPAC, the National Quality Forum, and the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaboration, representing the roles of home care and hospice in medical homes and ACOs, as well other professional and consumer organizations.  In addition, Ms. McCann directs the national care transition programs partnering with hospitals, physicians, and payors to reduce avoidable readmissions and effectively transition chronically ill patients and their families to home self-management and safety. 

    Ms. McCann is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare.  She received her Master’s degree from the University of New Mexico, and actively practiced as a medical social worker in a variety of health settings, including home care and hospice, prior to joining the JCAHO in 1981.

  • Managing the Interdisciplinary Team Successfully

    This on-demand webinar will discuss the hospice interdisciplinary team (IDT) Conditions of Participation (CoPs).

    Description

    Managing the IDT meeting doesn’t have to be difficult! One of the core components at the heart of hospice care is the interdisciplinary team.  Effective hospice care relying on the close coordination of the entire team to provide care to hospice patients and their families.  A key strategy to optimize care coordination among the various members of the interdisciplinary team is the team meeting.  This webinar explores approaches to ensure that your interdisciplinary team meetings are as effective as possible at providing the best care possible for the patients you serve.  Common challenges and barriers to optimal team function will likewise be explored as well as suggested approaches to overcoming these challenges.

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    1. Define the hospice interdisciplinary team and the key components of the IDT meeting. 
    2. Assess their own organization's strengths and opportunities for IDT meeting improvement. 
    3. Develop strategies to manage IDT meetings to improve collaborative, quality patient care and meet CoP requirements. 

    Audience

    Hospice Administrators and other Leadership, Clinical Educators, Hospice Physicians, Compliance Officers, QAPI personnel

    Continuing Education Information and Disclosures: 

    There are no conflicts of interest for any individual in a position to control content.

    Completion of both the webinar and evaluation is required to obtain contact hours. If you are viewing in a group format, you still must register independently in order to obtain CE credit. 


    This educational activity will award 1.5 nursing contact hours for successful completion until July 30, 2020.

    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

    Bundle discount! Save $50 by purchasing the entire CHAP Hospice Webinar Series. Click here for the series. 

    Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC

    Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care/National Medical Director

    Dr. Maison has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for nearly 20 years, working as a full-time hospice and palliative medicine physician since 2001.  He is currently a National Medical Director for Seasons Healthcare Management.

     

    He went to medical school at Georgetown University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society.  He trained and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center.  He was named both Intern and Resident of the year while at California Pacific Medical Center.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

     

    He is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who has worked extensively at the local, regional, state and national level.  He has given key note addresses, chaired and conducted national workshops, and published articles on many issues relevant to Hospice and Palliative.  Other national educational activities include being a Master Facilitator for the Education for Providers of End of Life Care (EPEC), an organization that has trained thousands of healthcare providers in the provision of effective, excellent end of life care.  He has also served as a national mentor for new Hospice and Palliative Care physicians for the past 10 years.

     

    In July 2012, he chaired the preeminent national board review course for hospice and palliative physicians (with more than 1,000 physicians in attendance).  Most recently, he served on the Exam Committee for the National Hospice Medical Director Certification Examination and helped to create a national certification board exam for Hospice Medical Directors.

     

    Nationally, he has held several national leadership positions in organizations focusing on Hospice and Palliative Care.  Some of these activities include chairman of the Strategic and Coordinating Committee for Membership and Communities at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and National Physician Section Leader for the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  He served on the board of directors for the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  And most recently, he a completed his as a Palliative Director for the Board of Directors for NHPCO.  He was most recently elected to the Advisory Board for Global Partners In Care.

     

    In 2006, Dr. Maison was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, one of approximately 200 physicians with this distinction nationwide.  And in 2013, he was nominated by the AAHPM as a Visionary in the fields of Hospice and Palliative Care.

  • You Can Lead a Horse to Water: Strategies for Improving Hospice Education & Training

    This webinar reviews the challenges and strategies associated with providing evidenced-based hospice education and training.

    Description

    This webinar reviews the challenges associated with providing evidenced-based hospice education and training. Discussion includes strategies on how to build education programming that provides measurable outcomes. This webinar also explores     several techniques to strengthen your hospice program’s education program to meet and exceed CMS requirements. 

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    1. Assess the current state of their own hospice education and training programs, identifying strengths and opportunities 
    2. Discuss the CMS requirements for hospice education and training. 
    3. Develop strategies to strengthen their own hospice education and training to improve staff development, competency and quality patient care.

    Audience

    Hospice Administrators and other Leadership, Clinical Educators, Hospice Physicians, Compliance Officers, QAPI personnel

    Continuing Education Information and Disclosures: 

    There are no conflicts of interest for any individual in a position to control the content of this activity. 

    This educational activity will award nursing contact hours for successful completion until July 25, 2020. 

    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

    Completion of both the webinar and evaluation is required to obtain contact hours. If you are viewing in a group format, you still must register independently in order to obtain CE credit. 


    Cost

    Bundle discount! Save $50 by purchasing the entire CHAP Hospice Webinar Series. Click here for the series. 

    Jennifer Shepherd, MSN, MHA, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CHPN, CCRN-K

    Director, Educational Services, CHAP

    Jennifer Shepherd has 25 years’ experience in healthcare and nursing leadership. She is best known for her clinical management and professional development capabilities; leading teams to cultivate and implement innovative education strategies, ensuring achievement of organizational goals. She has master’s degrees in both nursing and in healthcare administration and is currently obtaining her DNP.  Jennifer joined CHAP as Director of Educational Services in 2018, serves on the Virginia Nurses Association Board as Commissioner of Workforce Issues and holds a position on Capella’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences Advisory Board. She holds advanced certifications as a nurse executive, in hospice and palliative nursing, pediatric critical care and nursing professional development. 

  • Hospice Compare: Improving and Tracking Your Quality Outcomes

    This on-demand webinar reviews the publicly reported Hospice Compare quality measures, including both the Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys.

    Description

    This on-demand webinar reviews the publicly reported Hospice Compare quality measures, including both the Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys. Discussion includes current state and national outcomes, trends, who’s looking at this information, and what to expect in the near future. Importantly, this webinar also explores several techniques to strengthen your hospice program’s quality – and therefore increasing your Hospice Compare ratings.

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    1. Analyze their own publicly reported Hospice Compare measures and compare them to competitors and state / national benchmarks.
    2. Assess their own hospice quality initiatives for strengths and weaknesses.
    3. Develop hospice quality initiatives that will strengthen their own hospice programs, and thereby improve their Hospice Compare results.

    Audience

    Hospice Administrators and other Leadership, Hospice Physicians, Compliance Officers, QAPI personnel


    Continuing Education Information and Disclosures:

    There are no conflicts of interest for any individual in a position to control content.

    Completion of both the webinar and evaluation is required to obtain contact hours. If you are viewing in a group format, you still must register independently in order to obtain CE credit. 


    This educational activity will award 1.0 nursing contact hours for successful completion until June 27, 2020.

    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation


    Bundle discount! Save $50 by purchasing the entire CHAP Hospice Webinar Series. Click here for the series


    Cordt Kassner, PhD

    CEO, Hospice Analytics

    Dr. Kassner is a hospice and end-of-life healthcare industry analyst. He incorporated Hospice Analytics in 2008 to merge Medicare datasets in unique ways, and with other national databases, to better understand and explain how healthcare is delivered to those near the end of life. He earned degrees in Social Work (BS, Illinois State University), Counseling (MA, Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary), and Health & Behavioral Sciences (PhD, University of Colorado-Denver). His prior work experience includes serving as CEO of the Colorado Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, and clinical and research responsibilities at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center.

    Cordt serves and has served on numerous local, state, and national boards and committees and has facilitated over 150 workshops and presentations. He served on three recent Medicare Technical Expert Panels for Hospice Quality, and is the Vice-Chair / Incoming Chair for the Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) Board of Directors. Cordt has served on the faculty of the University of Colorado-Denver Health Sciences Center since 1992, and in 2012 was also invited to serve on the faculty at Duke University.

    Joy Berger, DMA, FT, BCC, MT-BC

    CEO, Composing Life Out of Loss

    Dr. Berger is a hospice and palliative care educator for professionals and volunteers, for patients’ caregivers and families, and for community conference events. As a chaplain and music therapist at Hospice of Louisville (KY), Joy received NCHPP’s National Heart of Hospice Psychosocial/Spiritual Care award. She is an author in Routledge’s acclaimed Series in Death, Dying, and Bereavement. As director of education and volunteers at Hosparus, Joy chaired NCHPP’s Research/Academic/Education section. As quality researcher, she redesigned integration of regulatory and accreditation standards with system-wide policies and procedures, and developed new technologies for efficient utilization. As director of education for the Hospice Education Network, Joy developed content and coached hospice and palliative care educators—nationally—on customized ways to improve their staff and volunteer education.

    Today, as CEO of Composing Life Out of Loss, Joy equips hospice and palliative care organizations with creative, compassionate online education and support resources for improving training of and communications with caregivers and families, across the continuum of care.

  • The Hospice Medical Director: A Key Partner In Ensuring Compliance And Clinical Excellence

    This webinar explores the key role your hospice physicians play in helping to face challenges.

    Description

    In an environment of changing regulations and increased scrutiny, Hospices are faced with an ever growing number of challenges.  It is essential that hospices engage the entire team to help meet these challenges.  This on demand webinar explores the key role your hospice physicians play in helping to face these challenges.  Other key organizational touch points where a well engaged hospice medical staff can be extremely helpful in contributing to the overall success of your program is also discussed.


    Learning Objectives

    After attending this session, participants will be able to:

    1. List three (3) key areas where involvement of the Hospice Medical Director is key to ensuring an effective compliance program
    2. Discuss three (3) daily opportunities for the Hospice Medical Director to help contribute to the overall success of the hospice program
    3. List three (3) potential barriers to the full engagement of the hospice medical staff and solutions to help overcome those barriers

    Audience

    Hospice Administrators and other Leadership, Hospice Physicians, Compliance Officers, QAPI personnel

    What participants are saying!

    I really enjoyed this webinar and am looking forward to future presentations as I believe they will help our agency with day to day functioning and our re-accreditation process. Laurie M., RN, Hospice 
    This was the first CHAP webinar I attended and I was quite impressed.  Thank you for coordinating an excellent training opportunity! Ceci L., MSN, RN, Hospice 
    Well done. Dr Maison is an excellent speaker and clearly loves his work, and is respectful of his physician colleagues. Linda T., MD



    Continuing Education Information and Disclosures:


    No conflicts of interest have been identified. 

    Completion of both the webinar and evaluation is required to obtain contact hours. If you are viewing in a group format, you still must register independently in order to obtain CE credit. 


    This educational activity will award 1.5 nursing contact hours for successful completion until June 25, 2020.

    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation


    Bundle discount! Save $50 by purchasing the entire Hospice Webinar Series! Click here for the series.

    Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC

    Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care/National Medical Director

    Dr. Maison has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for nearly 20 years, working as a full-time hospice and palliative medicine physician since 2001.  He is currently a National Medical Director for Seasons Healthcare Management.

     

    He went to medical school at Georgetown University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society.  He trained and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center.  He was named both Intern and Resident of the year while at California Pacific Medical Center.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

     

    He is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who has worked extensively at the local, regional, state and national level.  He has given key note addresses, chaired and conducted national workshops, and published articles on many issues relevant to Hospice and Palliative.  Other national educational activities include being a Master Facilitator for the Education for Providers of End of Life Care (EPEC), an organization that has trained thousands of healthcare providers in the provision of effective, excellent end of life care.  He has also served as a national mentor for new Hospice and Palliative Care physicians for the past 10 years.

     

    In July 2012, he chaired the preeminent national board review course for hospice and palliative physicians (with more than 1,000 physicians in attendance).  Most recently, he served on the Exam Committee for the National Hospice Medical Director Certification Examination and helped to create a national certification board exam for Hospice Medical Directors.

     

    Nationally, he has held several national leadership positions in organizations focusing on Hospice and Palliative Care.  Some of these activities include chairman of the Strategic and Coordinating Committee for Membership and Communities at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and National Physician Section Leader for the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  He served on the board of directors for the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  And most recently, he a completed his as a Palliative Director for the Board of Directors for NHPCO.  He was most recently elected to the Advisory Board for Global Partners In Care.

     

    In 2006, Dr. Maison was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, one of approximately 200 physicians with this distinction nationwide.  And in 2013, he was nominated by the AAHPM as a Visionary in the fields of Hospice and Palliative Care.

  • HIPAA, HiTECH, and Technology – Practical Approaches To Protecting Information

    CHAP will give you an overview of the challenges we all face with data security, and show you simple ways you can be confident your organization is protected. We will look at real-world scenarios, and see how CHAP Standards and best practices can help you with security, so you can focus on health care.

    Description

    You don’t have to be afraid of technology when it comes to securing patient information.  CHAP will give you an overview of the challenges we all face with data security, and show you simple ways you can be confident your organization is protected.  We will look at real world scenarios, and see how CHAP Standards, and best practices can help you with security, so you can focus on health care.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Discuss the importance of HIPAA and HiTEC
    2. Identify tools & techniques to help protect privacy and security
    3. Apply privacy and security safeguards related to CHAP standards.

    Audience: 

    • Community Health CHAP-accredited and non-accredited organizations looking for best practices, tools and resources to achieve better outcomes
    • Community Health providers responsible for their organizations accreditation process and outcomes (administrators, Executive Director, CEO, CFO, DON, Director of Home Health, and Director of Operations etc.)


    Cost

    Bundle discount! Save by purchasing the entire CHAP Executive Series. Click here for the series

    Cliff Valenti (Moderator)

    Vice President, Information Technology

    Cliff Valenti is the Vice President of Information Technology at CHAP, Inc.  A graduate of the University of South Florida, B.Sc. Computer Science and certified in C-NET security, he has over 25 years' experience implementing best practice technilogy solutions in the highly regulated banking and healthcare industries. 

  • 2018 CHAP Standards of Excellence for Home Health Providers

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: 2018 CHAP Standards of Excellence for Home Health Providers 2018 CHAP Standards of Excellence v.1 for home health providers that will equip home health providers with the tools they need to meet changing CMS CoPs requirements, which are proposed to go into effect on January 13, 2018.

    The CHAP Standards of Excellence framework has been redesigned to support a customized approach to accreditation that focuses on the specific types of care and services provided by each organization. In addition, the content of the CHAP Standards of Excellence has been updated to better reflect current practices in quality improvement and the home care industry.

    The 2018 CHAP Standards of Excellence for Home Health Providers pertain to the revised home health conditions of participation (CoPs)  effective January 13, 2018.  These standards are approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid  Services (CMS) as meeting or exceeding the intent of the 2018 CoPs.   

    • All initial and renewing home health providers that have a site visit beginning on or after January 13, 2018 and that are seeking or have been awarded CMS deemed status through the  CHAP review process are evaluated using these standards.
    • These standards also apply to Medicaid home health providers seeking initial or renewed  accreditation in states that require compliance with the Medicare home health CoPs.  



    The 2018 CHAP Standards of Excellence for Home Health Providers are free to download. If you are already a CHAP accredited agency, use your CHAP LinQ login to access the CHAP Education site. 

  • Ethics and Accountability in Community Health

    When working in the community health field there are many ethical dilemmas that can face a health care provider on a daily basis. During this session, Patricia T. Driscoll, BSN, MSN, JD, tackles the issue of ethics as it relates to community health care. This event will highlight potential challenges and provide attendees with the tools needed to analyze and overcome them.

    When working in the community health field there are many ethical dilemmas that can face a health care provider on a daily basis. During this session, Patricia T. Driscoll, BSN, MSN, JD, tackles the issue of ethics as it relates to community health care. This event will highlight potential challenges and provide attendees with the tools needed to analyze and overcome them. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Define ethics in the context of community health.
    2. Recognize professional power and its implications.
    3. Identify competing values in the community health setting.
    4. Develop tools and methods for ethical analysis.

    Audience: 

    • Community Health CHAP-accredited and non-accredited organizations looking for best practices, tools and resources to achieve better outcomes
    • Community Health providers responsible for their organizations accreditation process and outcomes (administrators, Executive Director, CEO, CFO, DON, Director of Home Health, and Director of Operations etc.)

    This webinar part of the CHAP Executive Webinar Series. Click on the series to obtain information on content and discounts. 

    Patricia T. Driscoll, BSN, MSN, JD

    Professor, Texas Woman’s University

    Patricia Driscoll is the former President and CEO of Home Health Services of Texas, Inc. She brings more than 35 years of health care experience in the Dallas area to her leadership, including work in her private health care legal practice and roles in a variety of clinical, executive, consultant, and educational settings. Ms. Driscoll currently serves as Professor of Health Service Management at Texas Woman's University. She was previously Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for St. Paul Medical Center, and served in other managerial roles at Parkland Health and Hospital System and RHD Memorial Medical Center, formerly Brookhaven Hospital. Pat serves on the Board of Health First, an integrated health system in Florida, and on the board of the North Texas Health Industry Council Foundation.

  • Core Standards of Excellence

    The CHAP Standards of Excellence are designed to help you deliver the best care and services possible. To support organizational excellence, we have developed standards that are easy to understand, relevant and practical.

    Through the application of these standards, CHAP strives to help our customers:

    • Strengthen internal operations
    • Promote continuous quality improvement techniques and systems
    • Promote consumer safety, satisfaction and outcomes
    • Affirm public trust
    • Meet community health needs in a cost-efficient and effective manner
    • Maintain the viability of community health practice nationwide


    The Standards of Excellence are built on four underlying principles:

    1. The organization's structure and function consistently supports its consumer-oriented mission.
    2. The organization consistently provides high-quality services and products.
    3. The organization has adequate human, financial and physical resources to accomplish its stated mission and purpose.
    4. The organization is positioned for long-term viability.

    We continually review the Standards of Excellence to ensure they remain relevant for home and community-based health care providers.

  • Hospice Standards of Excellence: Effective UNTIL September 30, 2019

    CHAP Standards of Excellence are designed for a hospice organization that provides care directly to patients. CHAP provides hospice accreditation for deemed (Medicare-certified) and non-deemed programs.

    PLEASE NOTE: These standards will be effective until September 30, 2019. After that date, the new CHAP 2019 Hospice Standards of Excellence will be in effect. To access those standards, please click here: https://education.chaplinq.org...


    CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence are designed to give supportive care to people in the final phase of a terminal illness and focus on comfort and quality of life, rather than cure.

    Hospice programs generally are home-based, home being defined as where the patient lives including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, and inpatient hospice units as well as private homes. The philosophy of hospice is to provide support for the patient's emotional, social, and spiritual needs as well as medical symptoms as part of treating the whole person.