A unified voice for affordable, accessible, quality home care and hospice services.

Upcoming events

    • 12 Jul 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • WEBINAR

    Hospice QAPI: Creating, Implementing, Documenting & Sustaining Performance Improvement

    July 12, 2022
    3:00 - 4:30 pm

    brought to you in partnership with the
    Home Care and Hospice Essential Webinar Network


    QAPI programs are mandatory under Medicare CoPs for both hospice and home health, but a QAPI program should be more than a regulatory requirement. Learn how to utilize your QAPI program to identify actual and potential problems and implement sustainable program changes across the organization. This webinar will include QAPI program documentation samples for meeting survey regulatory requirements and explain how to implement a PIP to correct a deficiency and improve overall patient care.

    Please CLICK HERE to learn more/register for this event. 

    Attn Members: If this is your first time registering for one of the Alliance's webinars being held in partnership with the Home Care and Hospice Essential Webinar Network, you will need to "create an account" (on the webinar registration page) to receive the special membership rate.

    Questions? Please contact Laurie Belden at laurie@homecarealliance.org.


    • 13 Jul 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • WEBINAR

    Hospice FAQs: Interdisciplinary Team, Plan of Care, Social Work & Spiritual Care

    July 13, 2022
    3:00 - 4:30 pm

    brought to you in partnership with the
    Home Care and Hospice Essential Webinar Network


    This webinar will discuss frequently asked questions encountered by consultants related to the interdisciplinary team, plan of care (POC), social work services, and spiritual care. Take a deep dive into compliance challenges and concerns related to the certification of illness (CTI) and POC. Common questions regarding the necessity of verbal versus written CTIs will also be covered. Participants will walk away understanding the documentation requirements as well as who reviews the documentation and the critical role the IDT plays.

    Please CLICK HERE to learn more/register for this event. 

    Attn Members: If this is your first time registering for one of the Alliance's webinars being held in partnership with the Home Care and Hospice Essential Webinar Network, you will need to "create an account" (on the webinar registration page) to receive the special membership rate.

    Questions? Please contact Laurie Belden at laurie@homecarealliance.org.


    • 19 Jul 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • WEBINAR

    The Essentials of Critical Communication

    July 19, 2022
    3:00 - 4:30 pm

    brought to you in partnership with the
    Home Care and Hospice Essential Webinar Network


    “Does anyone understand what this text means?” “Can you help me figure out how to respond to this email from my boss?” “I think So-and-So in the office just doesn’t like me and I have no idea why.” Sound familiar? Most of us strive to be pleasant yet feel frustrated in our professional relationships. Interpersonal communication makes up to 70% of our waking hours. Bad communication wastes valuable time and energy and negatively impacts mental health and our ability to work. This session will look at the essential elements of daily communication, including nonverbal, verbal, and written, and discuss simple but powerful ways to improve all three areas. The communication skills you want and need are attainable and when put into practice will improve your entire life – including work.

    Please CLICK HERE to learn more/register for this event. 

    Attn Members: If this is your first time registering for one of the Alliance's webinars being held in partnership with the Home Care and Hospice Essential Webinar Network, you will need to "create an account" (on the webinar registration page) to receive the special membership rate.

    Questions? Please contact Laurie Belden at laurie@homecarealliance.org.


    • 21 Jul 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • WEBINAR

    Access Reimagined: Increasing Your Referral Inquiries to Admission

    July 21, 2022
    3:00 - 4:30 pm

    brought to you in partnership with the
    Home Care and Hospice Essential Webinar Network


    Access is the life blood of any organization. Having an inquiry/admission process that is accessible and timely is essential. This informative webinar will review the anatomy of a referral from inquiry to admission. You’ll discover key elements to strengthen and improve admissions, including how to tell whether your organization is capturing all the referrals and help inquiries it receives. Participants will learn how to build capacity with existing resources and respond to referral inquiries each day, 24/7/365. This program will also cover the speaker’s favorite part of the process – how to create and work a superior 90-day pending list! Now is the time to act, reimagine access, serve more people, grow, and give the gift of hospice.

    Please CLICK HERE to learn more/register for this event. 

    Attn Members: If this is your first time registering for one of the Alliance's webinars being held in partnership with the Home Care and Hospice Essential Webinar Network, you will need to "create an account" (on the webinar registration page) to receive the special membership rate.

    Questions? Please contact Laurie Belden at laurie@homecarealliance.org.


    • 27 Jul 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • WEBINAR

    Writing & Implementing Effective Electronic & HR Policies & Procedures for Healthcare Agencies

    July 27, 2022
    3:00 - 4:30 pm

    brought to you in partnership with the
    Home Care and Hospice Essential Webinar Network


    When it comes to email, social media, mobile devices, e-collaboration platforms, and the web, healthcare agencies face costly legal and HIPAA risks. It’s not uncommon for HHS and courts to penalize healthcare organizations that violate patient privacy, mismanage electronic records, and expose PHI. On the HR front, P&Ps are essential for managing everything from work-from-home staff to legalized marijuana to diversity and inclusion.

    Best practices call for the establishment and enforcement of electronic and HR P&Ps designed to curb unlawful conduct, combat discrimination, battle bullying, and promote productivity and professionalism. This program will review legal, regulatory, and organizational risks facing hospices and home care providers. Learn strategies for writing and implementing P&Ps to minimize risks, manage behavior, and maximize compliance. As a bonus, participants will receive valuable tools, including a policy sample, policy best practices, and policy guidelines.

    Please CLICK HERE to learn more/register for this event. 

    Attn Members: If this is your first time registering for one of the Alliance's webinars being held in partnership with the Home Care and Hospice Essential Webinar Network, you will need to "create an account" (on the webinar registration page) to receive the special membership rate.

    Questions? Please contact Laurie Belden at laurie@homecarealliance.org.


    • 22 Aug 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 23 Aug 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Augusta Civic Center (North Wing), 76 Community Dr, Augusta, ME
    • 30
    Register

    COMPREHENSIVE NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED
    TWO-DAY OASIS ACCURACY WORKSHOP

    OASIS continues to evolve! Based on the most current CMS guidance available, this workshop provides the nation's best preparation on the 27 new OASIS-E items and guidance, scheduled to become effective January 1, 2023. This engaging, up-to-the­ minute education is developed and presented by the OASIS Answers' Blueprint Team and is targeted for field data collectors, clinical supervisors, OASIS educators and re­ viewers, quality improvement staff, and those preparing for the COS-C Exam

    Experience the comprehensive and nationally acclaimed two-day Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy workshop and learn to confidently teach, audit and collect OASIS-E items accurately. Through guided, relatable, expert instruction, and participation in problem-solving discussions to code more than 50 application scenarios, join the dedicated OASIS Answers' team as we master the new items and guidance for 2023 together.

    Workshop educational objectives include:

    • Selecting OASIS responses that accurately represent clinical assessment findings
    • Providing accurate data for valid quality measurement and payment
    • Documenting OASIS data, compliant with CMS expectations and instructions
    Rather than provide opinions, assumptions, or unfounded interpretations, the Blue­ print presenters will model reliance on CMS guidance documents and provide and demonstrate strategies for how to become more familiar with the new resources, and how to find defendable answers to your OASIS questions.

    oasisanswers.com

    COS-C EXAM (paper & pencil) - SEPARATE REGISRATION REQUIRED

    CERTIFICATE FOR OASIS SPECIALIST - CLINICAL EXAM
    Wednesday, August 24, 2022

    CLICK HERE to secure a seat for the COS-C exam (on-sight registration may not be available).

    The Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) Exam is a voluntary certificate examination for those interested in demonstrating and establishing their expertise and commitment to OASIS data accuracy. Administered the day following the Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy training, the scope of the COS-C exam is similar to the Blueprint workshop agenda, covering current CMS OASIS data collection rules and guidance related to OASIS time points, regulations, patient populations and OASIS item specific scoring. 

    Candidates who successfully pass the examination are awarded the COS-C designation. Call OASIS Answers, Inc. at (425) 868.2304 or visit www.oasisanswers.com to learn more or to register for the COS-C examination.


Past events

30 Jun 2022 Creating Tuck-In & 11th-Hour Volunteer Programs
23 Jun 2022 Emergency Preparedness: Creating an Effective, Integrated & Communicated Plan & Program
16 Jun 2022 How Diverse Is Your Volunteer Workforce? Examining Policies & Marketing Practices
16 Jun 2022 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
9 Jun 2022 Conduct Hospice Mock Surveys In-House Just Like a Surveyor
8 Jun 2022 Electronic Business Records: 7 Steps for Effective & Compliant Management
2 Jun 2022 Using Volunteers to Connect with Underserved Communities
1 Jun 2022 ADRs: How to Respond & Maneuver Through the Medical Review & Appeal Process
26 May 2022 Give Burnout the Boot: Taking Your Team from Exhaustion to Engagement
19 May 2022 Expert Techniques on How to Soothe, Smooth & Improve Difficult People
19 May 2022 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
18 May 2022 Marketing Effectively: How to Measure & Evaluate This Critical Role
11 May 2022 Handling Employee Medical & Recreational Marijuana Use – At Work & Home
11 May 2022 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show
9 May 2022 Hospice PEPPER Report Update
28 Apr 2022 Influence with Impact: Coaching Employees to Maximize Performance
21 Apr 2022 Joint Meeting - Board of Directors & Government Affairs
20 Apr 2022 Compliance for the Hospice Bereavement Team
14 Apr 2022 High-Leverage Strategies & Tactics for Physician Referral Development
13 Apr 2022 Mobile Device Risks, Records & Rules: Using Policy to Manage Compliance
23 Mar 2022 Compliance for the Hospice Chaplain & Social Worker
17 Mar 2022 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
16 Mar 2022 Long Term Care Committee Meeting
8 Mar 2022 Hospice Documentation That Supports LCD & Eligibility Throughout the Benefit Periods
2 Mar 2022 Record Retention Rules for Hospice & Home Care Providers
24 Feb 2022 Board of Directors
23 Feb 2022 5-Part Series: Back to Basics Hospice CoP
16 Feb 2022 Understanding & Improving Your Hospice Quality Reporting (HQRP) Scores
10 Feb 2022 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
9 Feb 2022 Communicating Your Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion with Policies & Procedures
28 Jan 2022 The Notice of Admission - the RAP Successor
27 Jan 2022 Designing a Bereavement Program That Meets Today’s Unique Needs
20 Jan 2022 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
5 Jan 2022 Home Care/Hospice Care (joint) Committee Meeting
14 Dec 2021 What Coders Need to Understand about Case Mix Changes for CY2022
14 Dec 2021 Home Health Nuts and Bolts
9 Dec 2021 Alliance Board of Director's Meeting
7 Dec 2021 Stopping the Staffing Turnover Crisis
7 Dec 2021 Hospice Nuts and Bolts
30 Nov 2021 Digging into Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Details
30 Nov 2021 Nationwide Rollout of Home Health Value-Based Purchasing
10 Nov 2021 22 Tactics to Increase Your CAHPS Scores in 2022
28 Oct 2021 The Secret Ingredient to Success: Emotional Intelligence
28 Oct 2021 Annual Membership Meeting
27 Oct 2021 Hospice Management & Clinical Supervision Training Course: Management Training Part 2: Leadership - Case Management, Competencies, HR & Effectively Managing You
21 Oct 2021 2021 Hospice Social Worker & Chaplain Series: Tackling Social Isolation & Loneliness - Solutions & Interventions
21 Oct 2021 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
20 Oct 2021 Veterans' End-of-Life Care Moving into 2022: Hospice, Home Health & Palliative Care
14 Oct 2021 Business Writing Boot Camp, Including Critique of Your Own Writing Sample
13 Oct 2021 Hospice Management & Clinical Supervision Training Course: Management Training Part 1: Compliance & Regulatory - COPs, QAPI & Emergency Management
7 Oct 2021 2021 Hospice Social Worker & Chaplain Series: Responding to Suicidal Ideation & Requests for a Hastened Death
6 Oct 2021 Value Based Purchasing ~ Potential Nationwide Rollout
4 Oct 2021 11 Tactics to Grow Your Hospice with Hospital Business
30 Sep 2021 2021 Hospice Billing Series: Hospice Billing Part 3 Face-to-Face, Hospice CAP & Palliative Care
29 Sep 2021 Critical Thinking & Creative Problem-Solving Skills for Leaders
22 Sep 2021 Medical Review & the Targeted Probe & Educate (ADR) Process: FAQs & Tips to Successfully Maneuver Audits
21 Sep 2021 Readying your Telehealth Program for the Post-Pandemic Transition
16 Sep 2021 2021 Hospice Billing Series: Hospice Billing Part 2 Details of Medicare Claims Processing
9 Sep 2021 Hospice 201: A Deep Dive into CMS & Payment Model Updates for CY2022, Compliance, Regulations & Targeted Probes
9 Sep 2021 No-Pay RAP and Notice of Admission ~ How to be Successful
2 Sep 2021 2021 Hospice Billing Series Hospice Billing Part 1: Eligibility Requirements & Notice of Election
1 Sep 2021 ICD-10 Coding Updates & Revisions: FY2022 for Hospice & Home Health
25 Aug 2021 Optional COS-C Examination
23 Aug 2021 Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy
19 Aug 2021 Realize the Benefits of Telehealth in Home Health & Hospice
29 Jul 2021 Counseling Interventions for Complex Situations: Differentiating Grief, Sadness & Depression
27 Jul 2021 How to Avoid the Top Five Survey Deficiencies & Denials
20 Jul 2021 Medication Adherence Technology for the Home
15 Jul 2021 Strengthening Your Referral Inquiry to Admission Process
7 Jul 2021 FAQs for Hospice Social Workers & Chaplains: Eligibility, Comprehensive Assessments, POC, IDG & Visit Frequency
30 Jun 2021 How to Create a Compassionate Workplace
23 Jun 2021 Emergency Preparedness: How to Create an Effective, Integrated & Communicated Plan & Agency Program
22 Jun 2021 Maximize Your Hospice QAPI Program to Boost Organizational Compliance & Performance
17 Jun 2021 The "Good Death" - Assisting People to Design a Meaningful End-of-Life Experience
17 Jun 2021 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
15 Jun 2021 Marijuana HR Policy & Best Practices: Handling Employee Medical & Recreational Use
10 Jun 2021 World Class Service Excellence: 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes!
10 Jun 2021 Alliance Board of Director's Meeting
9 Jun 2021 Population Health Management: Has Your Agency Embraced This Paradigm Shift?
2 Jun 2021 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show
26 May 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Home Care
20 May 2021 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
20 May 2021 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
18 May 2021 PDGM Best Practice- Leveraging Interdisciplinary Care Management
6 May 2021 Home Care/Hospice Care (joint) Committee Meeting
15 Apr 2021 The New World of Hospice Surveys in 2021
15 Apr 2021 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
14 Apr 2021 Medication Deprescribing: Why Less Is More
14 Apr 2021 Long Term Care Committee Meeting
13 Apr 2021 Home Health Survey Challenges in 2021: Be Prepared!
8 Apr 2021 The Power of Differentiation to Grow Your Hospice
31 Mar 2021 Communicating Your Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Creating Effective Policies & Procedures
30 Mar 2021 Hospice Policy Update: HOSPICE Act Provisions & Alternative Sanctions
18 Mar 2021 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
17 Mar 2021 Sharp Curves Ahead: Is Your Hospice Documentation & Practice Able to Withstand Audit Scrutiny?
17 Mar 2021 Back to Basics: Are you Really HIPAA Compliant?
11 Mar 2021 Home Care/Hospice Care (joint) Committee Meeting
5 Mar 2021 Executive Committee Meeting
2 Mar 2021 The Use of Medical Marijuana in Hospice Care
25 Feb 2021 Getting Upstream: Palliative Care & Alternative Payment Models
23 Feb 2021 Maximize the Benefits of Telehealth in Home Health & Hospice
23 Feb 2021 ICD Coding...It's a Whole New World
18 Feb 2021 Virtual Leadership 101 Workshop: Virtually Engaging Employees – Involve Your Team
18 Feb 2021 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
11 Feb 2021 Healthcare Due Diligence: The Who, What, Where & When
11 Feb 2021 Alliance: Board of Directors
10 Feb 2021 Long Term Care Committee Meeting
4 Feb 2021 Resilience & Emotional Intelligence to Thrive During Challenging Times
3 Feb 2021 Intensive Skills Training for New Volunteer Managers: Expanding Volunteer Services - Program Development from A to Z
27 Jan 2021 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
21 Jan 2021 PDGM Tips and Utilization Strategies
7 Jan 2021 Home Care/Hospice Care (joint) Committee Meeting
6 Jan 2021 Updating Electronic Policies for Work-from-Home Employees: Best Practices for Email, Web, Mobile & Social Media Compliance
17 Dec 2020 Move from Conflict to Calm: Conflict Resolution Skills for the Workplace
17 Dec 2020 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
16 Dec 2020 Vaccine Skepticism in the Age of COVID-19: Educating Patients & Staff to Alleviate Fears & Achieve Compliance
14 Dec 2020 Prepare for Success with Medicare's New 2021 Home Health Billing Requirements
10 Dec 2020 Social Worker & Chaplain Series: Our Role in Staff Burnout, Job Satisfaction & Personal Loss
10 Dec 2020 Alliance: Board of Directors
9 Dec 2020 Long Term Care Committee Meeting
8 Dec 2020 What We Learned in the Pandemic: Compliance & Operational Lessons from COVID-19
8 Dec 2020 Me to We: Developing Mental Toughness During Times of Uncertainty
3 Dec 2020 Hospice Compare & HOPE Assessment Tool Update
19 Nov 2020 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
18 Nov 2020 US DOL Revisions to Definition of Health Care Provider
12 Nov 2020 Home Care/Hospice Care (joint) Committee Meeting
29 Oct 2020 Home Care/Hospice Care (joint) Committee Meeting
27 Oct 2020 270 Days Into PDGM
15 Oct 2020 Government Affairs Committee Meeting
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