We are pleased to announce a new Education Partnership with Curaport (an online training solution designed for health care professionals). This alliance will provide additional opportunities and resources for our member agencies to stay on top of the latest in regulatory changes and industry trends. MHCA will continue to provide RCTC online education as we have always done, but are pleased that Curaport has partnered with us to augment that effort.
Curaport brings together a wide variety of healthcare consultants, thought leaders and content experts who deliver relevant, impactful information through an easy-to-access online platform. Curaport’s webinars feature industry best practices and give you the operational tools you need to navigate through changes in the healthcare industry and excel as a healthcare industry professional. Available industry expertise includes: home health, physician practices, behavioral health, hospice, long-term care and private duty.
As MHCA members, you are able to view Curaport’s upcoming educational sessions through our website. The first time that you sign up for a webinar, or access one of their On-Demand webinars, you will need to create your own Curaport Account.
Upcoming Curaport Webinars
Cultural Diversity – Being Sensitive to the Ones We Serve
Presented by Gilbert Marez, DMIN
Tuesday, April 11th at 2:30 p.m. EDT
On Tuesday, April 11th, Dr. Marez will be leading this poignant webinar, and will highlight how to be sensitive to a patient’s specific cultural needs. His focus will be on:
- Dealing with an illness
- End-of-life care
- How cultural attributes affect the medical decisions of the Hispanic/Latino community
- Recognizing cultural norms and nuance
Healing is not simply treating a clinical problem of a patient. It is truly reaching the hearts and minds of human beings. If you don’t know how your patients are going to receive the clinical, mental and spiritual care that is being delivered – how can you truly impact their lives?
Understanding the Effect Functional Scoring Has on Your Agency
Presented by Chad Whitefield, PTA, Managing Partner of Advance Rehabilitation Management Group
Thursday, April 13th at 2:00 p.m. EST
This informative webinar will review not only the importance of performing this portion of the OASIS correctly, but will also give insight into developing training programs for your staff to include tools and instruments to make it easier to accurately evaluate and answer these vital questions and to understand the impact it has on the practice. This webinar will provide insight into the importance of properly answering the functional potion of the OASIS document as well as providing agencies with training tools to assist in training programs. The course will focus on the history, purpose, definitions, and importance of the functional OASIS questions. The speaker will also introduce instruments that allow managers to collect and analyze key metrics as well as tools for use in training SOC clinicians.
Course topics include:
- History of the OASIS instrument
- How functional scores affect clinical outcomes
- How functional scores affect outcome measures to include the new 5 Star Ratings
- How functional scores affect reimbursement
- How functional scores affect home bound status
- How functional scores affect audit risk
- How functional scores affect therapy utilization
- How to implement functional metrics into the agency
- How to effectively communicate the importance of functional scoring to your staff
- How to build reporting tools to measure functional scoring and risk analysis
Learn how to help your agency excel by implementing these strategies into your practice.
OASIS & ICD-10 Coding: Accuracy is the Key
Presented by Ginny Kenyon, RN of Kenyon Homecare Consulting
Tuesday, April 18th, at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Ginny Kenyon, of Kenyon HomeCare Consulting, will be leading this webinar to teach you how you can improve your processes and OASIS approach to increase your coding accuracy.
This useful session will focus on:
- How to identify what is NOT working in your current process
- Assembling the right team to put the right internal system in place
- What to teach your clinicians to address many of these problems on the front end
- The best clinical and managerial processes to master OASIS and improve coding accuracy
With quality- and performance-based reimbursement much closer to reality than many in the Home Health arena believe, the ability to correctly translate your care for your patients into the fundamental platforms of OASIS and ICD-10 coding are tantamount not only to optimizing your reimbursement, but also to the assurance of your agency’s survival.
Crazy Yet? Is Managing or Implementing your Psych Program testing your limits?
Presented by Lorie Owens, COS-C
Tuesday, April 20th, at 2:00 p.m. EDT
On Tuesday, December 13th, Lorie Owens will be presenting an educational webinar on how Home Health agencies can, and SHOULD, put the right Psych Program in place. Adding this program (or improving it) can be very difficult. This webinar will help you tangibly understand the benefits of adding or improving your Psych Program. This webinar will deliver education and tools on:
- Compliance Do's and Don't's
- Rehospitalization Risk and Mitigation
- Opportunities to Collaborate with Physician Partners and Community Care Providers
- Best Practices in Care Planning, Documentation, Coding and Reimbursement
Don’t lose your seat at the table because you are not addressing this emerging business line in the Home & Community Based services space!
Wound Management: You Need a Wound Expert
Presented by Katherine Piette, Corstrata
Thursday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Katherine Piette, MS, of Corstrata will be presenting this overview that will help you gain an understanding of how a wound expert positively impacts your agency. This education will focus on:
- Wound-related quality metrics including hospital readmissions
- Patient, family, and provider-staff satisfaction
- Wound-related costs by choosing evidence based treatments, thereby decreasing dressing change frequencies and related wound supply costs
- Your success in value-based care delivery models