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Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2019: Leadership Seminar, 2-Day (The Great Eight) Boston - North, MA
Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) Leadership Program The Great Eight:  The Future of C.A.R.E.   2-Day Seminar January 31, 2019 - February 1, 2019 9a.m. to 4:15 p.m.    Join us for 1 module or all 4 at a special rate of $650...or choose modules at $199 each!  Earn up to 12 Contact Hours* Day One Module 1: The Great Eight: The Future of C.A.R.E. 9a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  (Registration:  8:30 a.m. - 9a.m.)  The speaker will share an overview of the eight major areas of focus for every Skilled Nursing Facility Operator:  The New Gold Standard, Requirements of Participation (RoP), Facility Assessment, Patient Centered Care, Resident Classification System, Version 1 (RCS-1), Value-Based Purchasing, Bundled Payments and Clinically Anticipated Stay, Five-Star, Quality Measures, PEPPER, Rehabilitation, and Compliance.  The Speaker will discuss the latest compliance risks, and data-driven strategies to help providers address risk.  Recommended Audience: CEO, CFO, Administrators, Nursing Management, Direct Care Nurses in a SNF, Therapy Management, Therapists, MDS Coordinators and Business Office Managers Goal This program will enable long-term care professionals to provide quality healthcare through an understanding of Changes in Regulatory expectations from CMS as well as Corporate Compliance in a skilled nursing facility.  Content Compliance PEPPER 7 Elements Audit Quality Measures Analysis Five-Star Regulatory Requirements of Participation (RoP) Patient-Centered Care The New Gold Standard Facility Assessment  Reimbursement Resident Classification Systen (RCS-1) Value-Based Purchasing Bundled Payments Clinically Appropriate Stay Rehabilitation Education Efficiency  QAPI Module 2: The Future of Reimbursement: MDS & More for the Clinical Leader 1p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (Registration:  12:45 p.m. - 1p.m.) Let Quality of Care Lead to Accurate and Appropriate Reimbursement: Skilled Nursing Facilities will see many changes as we approach Fiscal Year 2019 in order to ensure we are accurately and appropriately reimbursed for the care we provide. In addition, the Final Rule for Medicare and Medicaid and the Requirements of Participation (RoP) have overhauled our regulatory requirements. The changes are cumbersome and complicated. What is the bottom line for clinicians? What do these changes mean for the Clinical Leaders? What do Clinical Leaders need to know? We need to become a higher quality Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)! This course will detail the underlying clinical themes every clinical leader will need to address to ensure compliance with upcoming regulatory and reimbursement changes.   Recommended Audience MDS Coordinators, Nurse Managers, Directors of Nursing, Nursing Staff, Administrators, Social Workers, Therapists, Discharge Planners and Admissions Directors. Goal This program will enable healthcare providers to establish clinical policies and procedures to meet changing regulatory and reimbursement requirements. Content What Will the Future Bring? MDS Changes  Quality Measure Management Medication Reduction Antipsychotics Antibiotic Use Reducing Hospitalizations Preventing Adverse Events Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management Dementia Management Discharge Planning Patient Centered and Team Based Care Impact of Rehabilitation Services Why QAPI Questions and Answers Day Two Module 3: Additional Documentation Request (ADRs) and Denial Management 9a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  (Registration:  8:30 a.m. - 9a.m.) In response to several OIG investigations and reports that Skilled Nursing Homes are overbilling Medicare, the Healthcare Industry is experiencing a surge of Probe Reviews per CMS mandates. Multiple contracted agencies are out in full force investigating Medicare and Medicaid billing practices of Nursing Home providers across the country. Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Documentation coupled with MDS 3.0 accuracy is critical to ensuring accurate reimbursement for Medicare claims under the scrutiny of review. The key to success is an understanding of the clinical and technical Medicare requirements. The speaker will explain the OIG Investigation and identify focus areas for educational development for SNF providers. Hear the intrinsic details of how the government approaches Medical Review and determines findings of fraud and denied claims. The attendees will hear detailed clinical and technical Medicare Coverage requirements for improving delivery of care. Current trends in nursing and the healthcare industry impacting the SNF will be presented for nursing and therapy leadership. The Harmony HealthCARE Specialist will disclose techniques for preparing for legal situations as well as strategies for appealing denied claims. The speaker will detail recommended tactics to manage and guide the interdisciplinary team toward absolute compliance. Recommended Audience CFO, CEO, Administrators, Nursing Management, MDS Coordinators, Business Office Managers, Rehabilitation Managers and Therapy Professionals Goals This program will enable healthcare providers working in the skilled nursing facility setting to understand the legal nursing and therapy ramifications behind the surge of Medical Record Reviews, how they are affecting care and impacting legal documentation. Healthcare providers will gain knowledge of current trends in nursing care and Compliance Reviews to preserve the daily operations of providing the highest quality care to the residents.  Content OIG Report and CMS Comments Medical Necessity; The Jimmo Settlement Clinical Denial Reasons and Trends Probe, RAC, Medical Review Survival Guide Technical Requirements and Documentation Expectations Medicare Skilled Qualifiers Understanding the ADRs/Denial Process - HHI RAC Audit; Legal Document Preparations Guide to ALJ Hearings Additional Documentation Request (ADR) Appeal Rights and Process Keys to Success  Module 4: Jumpstart Your QAPI & Compliance Programs  1p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  (Registration:  12:45 p.m. - 1p.m.) While the utilization of the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Plan is in its infancy stage within the Skilled Nursing Facility setting, other Medicare and Medicaid regulated organizations have been responsible for developing a QAPI annually as a standard of practice. Data-driven, quality- focused initiatives that align with the SNF's overall performance goals work in unison to ensure care delivery weaknesses are addressed, and performance improvement measures and data, plans and outcomes are available on request by SNF Boards of Directors as well as Surveyors. The QAPI builds on Quality activities and Compliance investigations to ensure each facility is working together to create a safe, effective, quality program. Recommended Audience: MDS Coordinators, Case Managers, Nursing Management and Administrators and all other SNF team members. Goal This program will enable healthcare providers to engage in QAPI development and oversight activities to attain and maintain compliance with CMS QAPI regulations while improving quality healthcare delivery and improving resident quality of life. Content Industry Changes IMPACT Act Alignment of Proposed Goals with National Initiatives SNF Rehospitalization Facts Medicare SNF Final Rule MDS Section GG Five-Star QM's of the future Current and Proposed Regulations Letting QAPI Lead the Way What is QAPI? Are you ready for QAPI? QAPI: The Five Elements Practical Application of QAPI Process QAPI 12 Action Steps PDSA Model QAPI and Compliance: A Hand in Hand Approach Building Your Facility-Specific QAPI RACI Matrix The Ten Steps for QAPI Planning QAPI Principles Summarized Questions and Answers Current and Future Initiatives Each Session includes one 15-minute break. Earn up to 12 Contact Hours!   3 Contact Hours for each module for:   Administrators, Registered Nurses, and Occupational Therapists Contact Hours - Pending  Please call 800.530.4413 to verify. Physical Therapists: State Specific:   Speech Language Pathologists: Pending Compliance (CHC): Pending Contact Mary Moser, Director of Education for further information at 1.800.530.4413. Refund Policy Registrants requesting a refund must do so in writing within 7 business days of the seminar.  Refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee.  Refund requests received within 6 business days or less from the seminar date will not be accepted.     Cancellation Policy Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) is not responsible for any fees incurred due to cancellations or postponements.   Disclosures Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) does not endorse commercial products or services within the education program. No HHI Expert Trainer has any conflicts of interest to disclose. Need hotel recommendations, or have further questions?  We are here to help you. Please contact the Education and Training Department at 800.530.4413. 

When: Jan 31, 2019 9am in Topsfield, MA

Red Door Supper Club

An evening where our elegant setting, refined cuisine, and new friends come together to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Executive Chef will prepare a 4-course meal that is perfectly paired with unique wines from our dynamic portfolio. Reserve your seat today! Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, January 8th at 9am.  Your ticket includes: State tax, food, and wine (gratuity is not included but always appreciated)  We encourage adventurous eaters! Please note that there are no substitutions or alterations to the menu items. Assigned seats are considered but not guaranteed. There are no partial refunds and no refunds after 1/31/19. 

When: Feb 7, 2019 7pm in Topsfield, MA

February 13 -15, 2019: Rehabilitation Certification Program, 3-Day (CHHi-RP) Boston-North, MA

Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) Rehabilitation Certification Program (CHHi-RP) Certified Harmony Healthcare International Rehabilitation Professional   3-Day Program February 13 -15, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  A CHHi-RP (Certified Harmony Healthcare International Rehabilitation Professional) is a polished clinician possessing the complement of hands-on expertise and intimate knowledge of the Medicare and Medicaid regulations. The CHHi-RP credential heightens clinical expertise and inherent reimbursement related implications that facilitate bridging interdisciplinary gaps, and result in the provision of ultimate patient care and top revenue results. This program includes proactive management for FY2019 and expected proposed rule (regulatory) changes. Certification is obtained with a passing score on the online exam. Recommended Audience:  Administrators, Rehabilitation Management, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Nursing Management, Nurses, MDS/PPS Coordinators and Case Managers  3-Day Seminar Information Registration:  8a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (Day 1) Program Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Handouts are provided Continental Breakfast and Lunch is provided Upon completion of the 3-Day workshop, access the CHHiRP certification exam via email. Take the exam at your own pace within 90 days.  Score 80% or higher to pass and receive your CHHi-RP credential.  Course Content Medicare Part A SNF Coverage Criteria Medicare Part A "PPS" Reimbursement Discharge Planning/Rehospitalization Medicare Part B Reimbursement MDS Coding for Therapy Medicare Therapy Documentation SNF Compliance Regulations Management of Non-Traditional Patients Medicare Part B Program Development Long-Term Care Survey:  Therapy RUG-IV Intimacy Therapy Revenue Enhancements: Secrets to Success Preventing Medical Review, Denial Management MDS for Medicaid Case Mix CMS Quality Initiatives Continuing Education Hours:   The following professionals can earn up to 18 Contact Hours/Continuing Education Credits for full participation: Nursing Home Administrators Nurses Speech Language Pathologists Occupational Therapists Physical Therapists* (New York, Connecticut)  *Physical Therapists licensed in states other than New York and Connecticut:  Continuing education criteria varies by state, please call 800.530.4413 for more information.   Completion Requirements Contact Hours for the three-day workshop are based upon actual classroom attendance for the duration of the scheduled educational activity verified through sign-in sheets. Each attendee will receive a Certificate upon completion of the education activity. The final certification exam is not a requirement for earning a contact hour/continuing education certificate.  Registration Fees  Fee includes manual, meals, and exam access. Non Client:  $1100 Client:  $750** **You must be a current Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) Client with an Annual Term of Service to receive this rate.  All discounts will be validated and any unauthorized discounts will not be honored.  Refund Policy Registrants requesting a refund must do so in writing within 7 business days of the seminar.  Refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee.  Refund requests received within 6 business days or less from the seminar date will not be accepted.      Cancellation Policy Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) is not responsible for any fees incurred due to cancellations or postponements.    Disclosures Harmony Healthcare International (HHI) does not endorse commercial products or services within the education program. No HHI Expert Trainer has any conflicts of interest to disclose. Need hotel recommendations, or have further questions?  We are here to help you.  Please contact the Education and Training Department at 800.530.4413. 

When: Feb 13, 2019 8:30AM in Topsfield, MA

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About Topsfield, MA
Topsfield Massachusetts is an area of rolling hills and meandering streams and has some of the highest land in Essex County. Topsfield has a rural nature and contains a typical New England town common.

The town is home to many acres of protected land and trails which includes Bradley Palmer State Park. It is an excellent choice for hiking and biking in the spring and summer and cross country skiing in the winter. Topsfield also has plenty of agricultural land and hosts the Topsfield Fair.

The Topsfield Fair is America’s oldest agricultural fair established in 1818 and held every October during harvest time. The Fair is chock full of agricultural exhibits as well as homemade baked goods and farm animals. There is also a largest pumpkin contest-always the most popular exhibit. It also has plenty for the kids including great stuff to eat and also a midway loaded with amusement park rides and games and a parade. The Topsfield Fair is a fun time for everyone and well worth the price of admission. Plan to spend a day there next October-you will be glad you did.