Administrator Education and Training

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On-line Training: All you need is a computer with speakers and Internet Explorer and you can get excellent training while sipping coffee in your pajamas. All speakers are well known professional hospice workers that are experts in their field(s). Steps to get your Admin. Continuing Ed. hours

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8 hour New Initial Administrator Training On-line
$179 members and $230 Non-members

Meets the DADS requirement (§97.259 c) for new HCSSA Administrators/Alternates.

Take this one before the 16 hour new administrator training.

Need all 8 hours now? Sign up for our new on-line administrator training and get all of your hours quick. Just watch and listen to the presentations, take the short quiz after each section and you can be free of worries.

Texas and New Mexico Hospice is an approved provider of administrator training for Hospice and Home Health Agencies by the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities(DADS).

*After paying through Paypal you will be immediately redirected to the Administrator Training. Please bookmark the training site when you get there, otherwise you will lose the link.

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16 Hour initial administrator Training .
Members
- Only $200 for All
Meets the 16 hour requirement on §97.259 (d)  Initial Educational Training in Administration of Agencies (Hospice only on this one) . Take this one after the initial 8 hour admin training above.

Includes these professional presentations recorded at our conferences:

  • Everything You Need to Know About Advanced Directives
  • Timely Topics in Texas Hospice Regulation Part 1 & 2
  • Risk Management 101
  • Legal Issues for Hospice Marketing -
  • Infection Control
  • Why Your Agency Needs a Compliance Program
  • Improving Clinical and Operational Performance  
  • Professional Boundaries
  • Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
  • DADS: General Inpatient Care
  • Hospice Regulatory Update
  • The ABCs of Caring for a Terminally Ill Patients
  • HIPAA

(6 of these hours are ETHICS credit) & Texas and New Mexico Hospice is an approved provider of administrator training for Hospice and Home Health Agencies by the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities(DADS). Please bookmark the training site when you get there, otherwise you will lose the link.

16 hours - Member or Non-Member
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12 Hour Yearly administrator Continuing education Training .
Members
- Only $179 for All
This bundle pack satisfies the 12 hour yearly DADS requirement §97.260  Continuing Education in Administration of Agencies.

Take this one yearly to keep your administrator hours up to date.

Includes these professional presentations recorded at our conferences:

  • Sleep: The Elusive
  • Documentation Painting: Stick Figure or Masterpiece
  • Delirium in the Frail and Elderly
  • Sustaining the Small Hospice
  • Embracing Your Grief
  • Paradigm Shift: Creating Leadership in the IDT
  • Caring for the Heart of Hospice: Self Care for the Hospice Professional
  • Eradicating Conflict in the Hospice Workplace Using 10 Highly Effective Techniques
  • Generational Grief: How Builder, Boomers, Gen X and Millennials Grieve
  • Safety in the Home Environment
 

Texas and New Mexico Hospice is an approved provider of administrator training for Hospice and Home Health Agencies by the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities(DADS).

*After paying through Paypal you will be immediately redirected to the Administrator Training. We recommend book marking this site so that you can take the training over multiple days. Please bookmark the training site when you get there, otherwise you will lose the link.

 

12 hours - Member or Non-Member
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1. Implications of MedPAC's U-Curve Reimbursement Model - 1.5 Credits for Admin and SW

Cordt Kassner, PhD, Hospice Analytics

A telling analysis of how MedPAC's recent (June 2013) recommendation to congress will effect hospices in Texas and New Mexico. Find out how these recommendations will become reality and how much they will effect your bottom lne. Cordt's presentation will show the actual projected percentage (either positive or negative) that your specific hospice will be facing.

Audience: All | Level: General

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2. Legal Issues for Hospice Marketing -1.5 credits for Admin and SW
Marie C. Berliner, J.D.
has been providing legal counsel and representation to hospice and other providers in all aspects of Medicare administrative and regulatory compliance since 1988, in Washington, D.C and Austin, Texas. This presention covers:Top three federal statutes affecting marketing, Application of laws to allowable marketing activities and limitations,legal challenges in real life situations. Audience:  All | Level:  Intermediate

 

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3. DADS: General Inpatient Care - 1.5 credits

Rosalind Nelson-Gamblin, Program Manager, Department of Aging &
Disability Services
This presentation will compare and contrast the hospice levels of care, including routine home care, continuous home care, general inpatient care, and respite care. The speaker will address the surveyor probes and guidance for the agency’s determination of the patient’s needs as it relates to the levels of care and identify the individuals responsible for these determinations. She will provide a general discussion of the elements that must be present in an agreement with a Medicare/Medicaid-certified facility as provided in the CMS State Operations Manual; and discuss two options for inpatient care, by arrangement or provided directly by the hospice.
Audience: All | Level: General

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4. Professional Boundaries (Ethics Credit) - 1 credit hour
Sandi Hebley, RN, CHPN, LMSW
In this session participants will hold a discussion of professional codes of ethics, differences in personal self-interest motivations, self-disclosure, issues of gifts and actions necessary to maintain appropriate boundaries in professional relationships.
Audience:  All | Level:  Intermediate

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5. Why Your Agency Needs a Compliance Program- 1.5 credits

Rebecca McMinn, RN, MSN, MBA, Past President, TX & NM Hospice Organization; This session will focus on why your agency needs to have a compliance program, all the regulators that are looking at Hospices right now and guidelines for setting up a well thought out program.
Audience:  All | Level:  Intermediate

 

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6. Abuse Neglect and Exploitation- 1.5 Credits

Rosalind Nelson-Gamblin, HCSSA Policy Specialist, Regulatory Services Policy Development & Support Unit at the Department of Aging & Disability Services.
This presentation includes: Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

Audience:  All   | Level:  Intermediate

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7. Hospice Regulatory Update- 1.5 hours

Holly Swiger, PhD, MPH, BSN
In this session Holly will update the hospice community on the recent and forth coming regulatory changes to the industry. To assist hospice programs in establishing a culture and system of compliance to manage the change. Recorded at the 2015 TNMHO Conference. Audience:  All    
Level:  Intermediate

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8. The Giant Leap Forward: Care Provider to Care Manager -1.5 hours

Jennifer Hale, RN, CHPN
Hospices are facing a crisis of purpose and healthcare models change. Redefining our role in the continuum provides an opportunity to establish ourselves as partners and collaborators rather than vendors in emerging systems of care. Audience:  All  | Level:  Intermediate

Care Provider to Care Manager
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9. Hospice Quality Reporting: Preparing for Hospice Item Set- 1.5 hours

Diane Marie Datz, RN, MA,
Before we begin reporting HIS data, we must define HIS terms and create processes for consistent documentation of HIS screens, assessments, and other HIS quality measures. Join us for an overview of HIS and learn tips for maximizing staff time and effort.
Audience:  Nurses, Physicians, Admin, Billing | Level: General

 

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10. Dealing with Issues of Suicide (Ethics Credit)- 1.5 hours

Sandi Hebley, RN, CHPN, LMSW
This presentation will explore the factors leading to a person's considering suicide and factors specific to a terminally ill patient. Speaker will discuss warning signs for suicidality and interventions that can help.
Audience:  All    
Level:  Intermediate

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11. Legal and Clinical Standards: Bridging the Documentation Gap-- 1.5 hours

Marie C. Berliner, JD, Joy and Young Associates
The recorded webinar presentation will discuss issues related to documentation in the clinical record to meet legal standards.  At certain points in time – admission, certification/recertification, discharge for no longer meeting hospice criteria, and when items and services relate to the terminal illness or related conditions, we often take documentation issues for granted, assuming that all potential future readers have the same understanding of their terms. However, clinical documentation must meet the legal standards set forth in the regulatory scheme.   This session will explore how clinical-minded people should keep their ultimate audience (a surveyor, records reviewer or even administrative law judge) in mind when documenting these critical issues.
Audience: All
Level: General

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12. Palliative Pain Management Version 2.0 - 1.5 Hours

Robert Friedman, MD FAAFP FAAHPM, Chief Medical Officer at Hospice Austin
Pain and suffering are extremely common at the end of life. Via case discussion we will develop a framework for recognizing, assessing and managing pain in this setting. In addition we will explore the various treatment modalities with a focus on opioids. As a bonus, we'll also cover pitfalls and pearls of opioid use.

Audience:  Physicians, Nurses           
Level:  Intermediate

Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Define pain and suffering

  2. Describe pain assessment

  3. Develop treatment approach based on the pain assessment

  4. Identify and discuss opioid choices in pain management

  5. Recognize pitfalls and discuss pearls in regards to opioid use

 

 

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13. Everything You Need To Know About Advance Directives - 1.25 Hours

Chris DeMeo, JD, Shareholder, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C

A discussion of the legal background and requirements for advance directives in Texas and New Mexico, including an overview of recent cases. The procedures, policies and documentation for executing advance directives from intake forward, and what to do in the absence.

Audience:  Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Administrators       
Level:  Intermediate

Objectives:

1. Identify the legal issues related to advance directives.

2. Demonstrate effective patient teaching of advance directives to hospice patients and families.

3. Describe how best to operationalize legal requirements relating to advance directives in order to create or obtain the appropriate advance directive for a patient based on their wishes for end of life care.

The purpose of this education activity is to enhance the legal knowledge on advance directives of the  Hospice & Palliative Registered Nurse in the area of advance care planning and teaching by addressing the legal requirements and operational strategies for creating, revoking and responding to advanced directives in an effort to improve the quality of care for hospice patients and families  as evidenced by participant evaluation responses

This course expires: 10/15/2016

 

Everything You Need To Know About Advance Directives
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Steps to get your Continuing Education Credits:

1 .Pay for the class through Paypal and immediately after paying you will be redirected back to our site (click on the button on the receipt that says return to Texas and New Mexico Hospice's Web site) the class will immediately begin once you are redirected to our site.

2. Watch and listen to the on-line presentation

3. Take the quiz at end and score an 80 or above.

4. Print the success page that contains your name, score, Continuing education hours awarded.

The presentations have sound and are timed. At the end there is a quiz that you must get an 80 or above on to get continuing education credit.

Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  

Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization is approved provider of continuing education by the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities.

Contact us if you experience any problems at bbaker@txnmhospice.org