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  • 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.

  • CHAP LinQ User Guide

    A reference guide for CHAP customers on how to navigate the CHAP LinQ website.

    This user guide serves as a reference document for CHAP customers on how to navigate and use the features of the CHAP LinQ website.

    The CHAP LinQ User Guide covers:

    1. Creating a CHAP LinQ account;
    2. Understanding and navigating the customer home-page;
    3. Completing an application;
    4. Finalizing a contract;
    5. Completing the self-study and submitting information about readiness for a site visit;
    6. Viewing information about site visits;
    7. Documenting a plan of correction;
    8. Reviewing Board of Review accreditation determinations; and
    9. Other actions to support the accreditation process, such as updating customer information, submitting black-out dates, and viewing historical information about accredited locations, including findings and plans of correction.
  • 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. 

  • Demystifying the Plan of Correction

    So you need to write a plan of correction? Not to worry, we are here to help! This 30 minute anytime learning module is ready when you are and will give you guidance for completing your organization's plan of correction in LinQ as well as walk through what's next.

    So you need to write a plan of correction, not to worry, we are here to help! This 30 minute anytime learning module is ready when you are and will give you guidance for completing your organizations plans of correction in CHAPLinQ as well as walk through what's next.

    At the conclusion of the online learning the participant will be able to:

    1. Describe the CHAP accreditation process and the importance of writing an effective plan of correction.
    2. Discuss the process for writing a plan of correction.
    3. Define the key elements in writing an effective plan of correction.
    4. Describe the relationship between the monitoring plan and your QAPI program
    5. Discuss the process post submission of the plan of correction.