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Upcoming events

    • 27 Jul 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

    How to Avoid the Top Five Survey Deficiencies & Denials

    July 27, 2021
    3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

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

    This session will cover the top five survey deficiencies, the top five medical review denials, and how to avoid both of them. Survey deficiencies may differ from medical review denials, but each are extremely important. This webinar will review not only what the deficiency or denial is defined as but also the documentation that is REQUIRED in the chart in order to avoid the deficiency or denial.

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

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

    • 29 Jul 2021
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

    Counseling Interventions for Complex Situations: Differentiating Grief, Sadness & Depression

    July 29, 2021
    3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

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

    Conducting a bereavement risk assessment at the time of hospice admission is not only integral to providing quality care – it’s also required. It is imperative that qualified staff assess and provide risk-level-specific counseling interventions through the hospice stay and following death. Are your team members providing appropriate high-risk counseling interventions? Being “supportive” is clearly not adequate for someone who is high risk, but what is? This webinar will focus on identifying risks related to complex situations and then apply specific counseling interventions to situation examples.

    Attendance certificate provided, however there are no pre-approved CEs associated with this webinar.

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

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

    • 19 Aug 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar

    Realize the Benefits of Telehealth in Home Health & Hospice 

    Thursday, August 19, 2021
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm (ET)
    Being held in partnership with the Ohio Council for Home Care

    As part of the CMS flexibilities to fight COVID-19, the use if telehealth and telecommunications technology is permitted in both Home Health and Hospice. CMS has gone one step further for Home Health and in the 2021 Final Rule, implemented permanent changes to the regulations regarding the use of telehealth and telecommunications. So, what does this mean for your agency? Join us for this informative webinar and learn how to realize the Benefits of Telehealth in Home Health and Hospice. 


    1.      Understand the telehealth regulations 
    2.      Explain the benefits of telehealth use in home health and hospice   
    3.      Discuss patient criteria for telehealth use 

    About the Presenter:

    Sharon assists home care and hospice agencies in providing quality, meeting regulations, ICD-10 coding, OASIS, increasing outcomes and Star Ratings, and having continued survey readiness. Sharon and HPS staff perform ICD-10 coding and OASIS reviews, QAPI, clinical record reviews, mock surveys and help agencies across the country stay in compliance. Sharon is a regular speaker for education companies, state and national associations and publications.

    Webinar Access:

    Webinar login instructions will be emailed to registered attendees two (2) days prior to event.  Each registration is for one phone connection.  This webinar is being recorded - a link to recording will be sent to registrants three (3) days following the webinar and will remain active for two (2) weeks.

    • 23 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 24 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Alliance Headquarter, Manchester, Maine
    • 17

    OASIS data collection continues to evolve! Based on the most current CMS guidance available, this workshop provides a comprehensive look at the OASIS items including the OASIS-D1 revisions and OASIS related PDGM information effective January 1, 2020.  This effective, up-to-the-minute education is targeted for field data collectors, their supervisors, OASIS educators and reviewers, 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-D1 items accurately. Through guided, relatable, expert instruction, and participation in problem-solving discussions and more than 50 application scenarios, achieve mastery of the OASIS items, conventions, and the latest data collection rules.

    The workshop educational objectives include:

    • Selecting OASIS responses that accurately represent clinical assessment findings
    • Providing accurate data for quality measurement and payment
    • Documenting OASIS data collection compliant with CMS resources and instructions

    Rather than provide opinions, assumptions, or unfounded interpretations, the “Blueprint” presenters will model reliance on CMS guidance documents and provide and demonstrate strategies for how to find defendable answers to your OASIS questions.

    • 25 Aug 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

    Click here to register for the COS-C Exam being held at Alliance headquarters on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

    These exams are sponsored by OASIS Answers, Inc. All candidates sitting for a P&P COS-C exam offered directly after a Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy workshop will be granted a $50 discount toward the COS-C exam registration.  Attendance at the workshop preceding the exam is not required for the discount.

Past events

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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