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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
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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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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 template may be modiified to use in either a SNF/NF or ICF/MR. It can be used for routine home care as well as short-term inpatient care (general inpatient and/or respite).
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This template may be used in any Medicare-certified hospital for short-term inpatient care (general inpatient and/or respite).
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This template may be used for the Hospice Medical Director and may be modified for the Physician Designee.
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This template may be used for PT/OT and/or SLP and may be modified to use for DME services.
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This is a document that lists the minimal contract provisions required by the Conditions of Participation.
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Includes:
1. Nursing Facility Hospice Services Agreement
2. Hospital Short-Term Inpatient Care Agreement
3. Medical Director Agreement
4. Therapy Services Agreement
5. Contract Provisions
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Nursing is the second largest group of licensed professionals in the United States with more than 4.5 million individuals holding licenses and most frequently the case managers for patients in home health, hospice and home care.

In the home, the licensed nurse is working in a setting without direct oversight and has to make professional decisions every day related to the care of patients. He or she has to rely on her knowledge and judgement to ensure he/she is... Details
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Bed bugs have been common in U.S. history. Although bed bug populations dropped dramatically during the mid-20th century, the United States is one of many countries now experiencing an alarming resurgence in the population of bed bugs. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency bed bugs are a public health pest. While bed bugs have not been shown to transmit disease, they do cause a variety of negative physical health, mental health and economic consequences. This webinar... Details
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With an emphasis in inpatient care on care transitions, ACOs, value based purchasing and other quality cost saving measures being implemented at the federal and state level, are you aware of how to be a part of the care continuum for care transitions and chronic disease management? ? Do you have the resources ready to go beyond providing a task-oriented service to a service model that is part of a larger team for meeting mutual goals for patient-centered care and chronic disease... Details