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Webinar Series: How to Start a Minnesota Home Care Agency

 Export to Your Calendar 7/9/2019 to 8/27/2019
When: Starting 7/9/19
10:00 AM
Where: Webinar Series via Zoom
United States
Contact: Melissa Stenberg
651-635-0923


Online registration is available until: 8/27/2019
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Registration Fees*

*All webinars will be recorded and will be available on-demand

Type of Package

Webinar Date

Registration Deadline for the Live Webinar

Members (Per Agency Line)

Non-Members (Per Line)

Complete Webinar Series

See Below- Included All 7

$549 

$549

Part 1: Licensure 101

July 9, 2019

Available on-demand

$99

$125

Part 2: Creating a Business Plan

July 16, 2019

Available on-demand

$99

$125

Part 3: Rules & Regulations

July 23, 2019

Available on-demand 

$99

$125

Part 4: Financial & Insurance Basics

July 30, 2019

Available on-demand

$99

$125

Part 5: Employment Law & Corporate Structure

August 6, 2019

Available on-demand

$99

$125

Part 6: Initial Survey Preparedness & Most Cited Citations

August 13, 2019

Available on-demand

$99

$125

Part 7:The Role of the RN in Home Care August 27, 2019 August 26, 2019 $99  $125
                          

Registration fees are based on one phone/webinar connection; multiple site participation will require a separate registration fee for each connection.  A webinar recording is included with the registration fee.        

Please note: If you or your agency purchased only one phone/webinar connection but connects to the presentation from multiple site areas, you/your agency will be invoiced for the additional lines used to participate.

All registrations include 2 weeks of access to the webinar recordings.

 

Webinar Description:

Are you considering starting a Comprehensive Home Care Agency in Minnesota? Do you already have a Comprehensive Agency but could brush up on a few topics? In this webinar series you will learn about seven areas that you need to think about before starting your own home care agency. You are also able to select individual classes if you need a refresher on the basics.

Webinars offered:

Part 1: Licensure 101

Part 2: Creating a Business Plan

Part 3: Rules and Regulations

Part 4: Financial and Insurance Basics

Part 5: Employment Law and Corporate Structure

Part 6: Initial Survey Preparedness and Most Cited Citations

Part 7: The Role of the RN in Home Care

 

Sign up if:

  1. You would like to start your own comprehensive home care agency.
  2. You need a refresher on the basics.

Part 1: Licensure 101

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Central

Objectives:

  • Describe the initial home care application process.
  • Identify and avoid common application errors.
  • Learn strategies for a successful temporary license year.

Presenter: Renae Dressel, Health Program Representative, Senior, Home Care and Assisted Living Program

Speaker Bio: Renae has worked in the Home Care and Assisted Living Program as a licensor for the past three years. Prior to working as a licensor, Renae worked in the Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC) as a triage specialist. She also has worked as a waiver case manager for six years and has worked in various capacities in community-based services. Renae has a BA from Gustavus Adolphus College.

 

Part 2: Creating a Business Plan

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Central

Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of a market analysis.
  • Examine five critical elements of a successful business plan.
  • Discuss the importance of financial details and projections.

Presenter: Colleen Toebe, RN-MSN, CWCN, RAC-MT, Consultant, Pathway Health

Speaker Bio: Ms. Toebe’s experience includes critical care, long term care, assisted living and home care. Colleen’s positions include Director of Nursing, Staff Development, Quality Improvement Coordinator, Infection Control, Employee Health, Medicare, and MDS coordinator. She aspires to promote quality of care and has a Six Sigma Green Belt in Health Care.

In addition, Colleen is an MDS and Medicare Master Trainer for the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators. In Ms. Toebe’s role as a Nurse Consultant with Pathway Health Services, she has excelled in her performance in interim leadership roles in long term care and assisted living, developed educational programs, and served as a National Clinical Reimbursement Specialist.

Colleen’s passion is to promote excellence in long term care through education, mentoring, and ongoing quality improvement.

Part 3: Rules & Regulations

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 

Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Central

Objectives:

  • Describe the resource sites for the state and federal rules.
  • Compare and contrast the application and survey process by the Department of Health, Accreditation bodies and the Department of Human Services.
  • Describe the role of the RN manager and administrator to ensure compliance.

Presenter: LORES VLAMINCK, MA, BSN, RN, CHPN, Lores Consulting, LLC

Speaker Bio: Lores is a consultant for palliative care, hospice, home care and assisted living providing education, mock surveys, coaching for leadership and staff development. Lores’ 40+ years of professional nursing experience spans clinical practice in cardiac and general intensive care, outpatient clinic services and 19 years as a home care and hospice administrator. Lores is certified trainer for ELNEC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium), EPEC (Education on Palliative and End-of-life-care) and the HPNA’s (Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses) as well as a state and national speaker.

Part 4: Financial & Insurance Basics

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Central

Financial Objectives:

  • Learn how to develop a strategic financial plan for opening a home care agency.
  • Determine how to be successful with proper capitalization and understand what is needed to capitalize your agency.
  • Understand how rates are established by various payer sources and identify tips for successful billing practices.
  • Learn how to prepare a budget. 

Insurance Objectives:

  • Identify risks and hazards related to home care. Assess and evaluate these risks based on frequency and severity.
  • Understand how to transfer risk through insurance and understand the specific coverages that address risk factors.
  • Understand the underwriting/application process.
  • Identify home care industry leading challenges and how they affect risk. Learn how a home care organization can reduce risk and strengthen defensibility in order to achieve most favorable insurance solutions and outcomes. 

Financial Presenter:  James Serakos, Owner/CEO, Serakos, Ltd.

Speaker Bio: Jim Serakos has experience with both individual and business taxation. His clients have all types of individual tax needs. From individuals with small businesses or rental properties, to retirees with minimal filing requirements. He also has experience in assisting new start up businesses in all areas of their accounting and tax needs.

 

Insurance Presenters: Jay LaDue, Vice President of Health Care, Vaaler Insurance and Cynthia (Cyndi) Siders, RN, MSN, DFASHRM, CPHRM, CPPS

Speaker Bios: Jay LaDue is Vice President of Healthcare for Vaaler/HCIS and the lead producer for the HCIS Senior Living Communities Program. A Minneapolis, Minnesota, native and a graduate of St. John’s University, Jay joined Vaaler in 1990.

For 25 years, Jay has focused on providing competitive and innovative insurance and risk management solutions to more than 250 senior living communities. Jay’s strengths include the knowledge, resources and innovation to understand and respond quickly to changes in the current market. He is particularly adept at developing creative solutions tailored specifically to healthcare organizations. His strong relationships with specialized insurance carriers across the country reinforce Jay’s ability to craft unique insurance and risk management programs that make sense both now and in the future. Jay is a member of the National Council of Senior Living Brokers (NCSLB).

Cyndi Siders is an Executive HealthCare Consultant with Vaaler Insurance. She has more than 30 years of healthcare, administrative and insurance experience, 25 of those focused-on risk management and patient/resident safety.  Cyndi provides customized risk management and patient safety professional consultation and strategic support, coaching, mentoring and education for healthcare organizations and health systems; risk management, insurance and claims management companies and insurance agencies. She is a registered nurse with a master’s degree in nursing and holds certifications in healthcare risk management, patient safety and TeamSTEPPS®. Cyndi is a national author and speaker on a variety of risk management and patient/resident safety topics.

Part 5: Employment Law & Corporate Structure

Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Central

Objectives:

  • Overview of the fundamental requirements of employment law as it relates to starting and running a business, including concepts related to policy and procedure development, the applicability of various employment laws, discrimination, employee status, wage and hour compliance, and other legal and practical considerations.
  • Understand the various forms of structuring a legal entity, some of the advantages and disadvantages of each; review issues related to corporate governance and corporate legal compliance.

Presenters: Brian Benkstein, Attorney, Fredrikson & Byron and Marguerite Ahmann, Associate, Fredrikson & Byron

Speaker Bios:

Brian is a seasoned litigator and counselor who exclusively represents employers and businesses. Brian prosecutes and defends claims relating to non-compete agreements, company trade secrets and other business information.

Brian combines his knowledge of the law with eight years of management experience in the health care industry. Prior to his law firm experience, he served in a variety of management positions for a health care company that operated facilities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Brian uses this real-world business experience when litigating cases and when helping clients solve complicated legal issues.

He rounds out his active litigation practice by routinely providing advice and counsel to clients on employment and general business matters. Brian strategizes with his clients when responding to problems and when developing legal and practical solutions to avoid them.

 

Marguerite’s practice focuses on medical staff and licensure issues, HIPAA, and Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and reimbursement. Her clients include hospitals, clinics, life science companies, home care providers and licensed health care professionals.

Prior to joining Fredrikson & Byron, Marguerite developed her foundation in health law by earning a joint degree in law and public health, clerking for the legal and compliance departments of a major hospital system and serving as a research assistant for a public health law and policy nonprofit organization. Before law school, Marguerite worked in the financial services industry.

Part 6: Initial Survey Preparedness & Most Cited Citations

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Central

Objectives:

  • Outline and describe the preparation process for survey readiness.
  • Review the top citations and plans to mitigate citations.
  • Strategize how your agency will conduct internal mock audits to ensure compliance.

Presenter: LORES VLAMINCK, MA, BSN, RN, CHPN, Lores Consulting, LLC

Speaker Bio: Lores is a consultant for palliative care, hospice, home care and assisted living providing education, mock surveys, coaching for leadership and staff development. Lores’ 40+ years of professional nursing experience spans clinical practice in cardiac and general intensive care, outpatient clinic services and 19 years as a home care and hospice administrator. Lores is certified trainer for ELNEC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium), EPEC (Education on Palliative and End-of-life-care) and the HPNA’s (Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses) as well as a state and national speaker.

 

PART 7: The Role of the RN in Home Care

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Note: There will not be a webinar on Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Central

Objectives:

  • Describe the scope of nursing responsibilities in home health care.
  • Identify appropriate nursing responses to examples from home care settings.
  • Apply the Nurse Practice Act to the home care setting.

Presenters: CONNIE DREYER, MSN, RN, Consultant, Home Care Consultants, LLC and JERI CUMMINS, RN, ADN, Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

With over 30 years of home care experience, Connie has worked in clinical, leadership and regulatory roles.  Her background spans assisted living, private duty, PCA and Medicare-certified agencies.  Her primary areas of focus are home care development, systems management, program development and evaluation, leadership, quality improvement, orientation and education, funding, and regulatory compliance. She is also a part-time surveyor for the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) and serves on the faculty of Bethel University.

Jeri Cummins has been employed with the Minnesota Department of Health since 2004.

The first six years in the department Ms. Cummins was a surveyor in the Licensing and Certification section; involved in surveys of Nursing Homes, Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals.  In 2006 Ms. Cummins became a full time trainer for the Licensing and Certification section.  Ms. Cummins has been involved in several projects with the Center for Medicare Services including the development of a Training Preceptor Manual. In 2014, Ms. Cummins become a supervisor in the Home Care and Assisted Living Program.

Prior to working in the Department of Health Ms. Cummins worked in both Acute Care and Long Term Care. Ms. Cummins received her LPN license in 1982 and her Associate Degree in Nursing in 1999 from Lake Superior College. Ms. Cummins received her Essentials of Supervision Certificate from the University of Minnesota in 2012.


What’s a Webinar?
Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). There is no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site using one phone line and a computer with internet access.

Prior to the webinar, a Zoom Webinar link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to click on this link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts if available, the sign-in sheet, and evaluation form.

Webinar Recordings:

You will be sent the recording link following the presentation and it will be available for 2 weeks following the webinar. The webinar format allows a concise and low-cost format plus the additional bonus of having access to the materials for 2 weeks and provides additional flexibility to ensure everyone has an opportunity to access the information.

Continued Education Credits:
This program has been designed to meet the continuing education requirements for the Minnesota Board of Nursing for contact hours for parts 1, 3, 6 and 7.

Credit Card/Terms of Use:
Each credit card payment will be assessed a one-time 3.5% credit card surcharge.  This will be automatically processed within 1-3 business days of initial payment.  Please contact Acacia, MHCA Administrative Assistant with any payment questions at (651) 659-1451 or afritz@mnhomecare.org.

Payment Policy:
Invoice for educational session must be paid in full before webinar details will be sent out.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be in writing and received by MHCA a week prior to the start of the webinar to receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee (per registration).  If the entire series was purchased, cancellation must be in writing and received by MHCA on or before Tuesday, July 2, 2019.  No refunds for cancellation made after the cancellation deadline or for no-shows.

Handouts:
A link to access the presenter handouts will be sent one week prior to the workshop.

Please contact Melissa Stenberg, MHCA Education Manager at (651) 635-0923 or mstenberg@mnhomecare.org

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