Home Health CAHPS Survey:  Upcoming Training

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is holding two training sessions related to the home health CAHPS survey.  Both are open to home health agencies, home health CAHPS survey vendors or those wishing to become vendors, and others interested. However, the second of the trainings, Home Health Care CAHPS Survey Vendor Update Training, […]

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CMS Seeks Input on Training Modules for Home Health Staff

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Below is an invitation for home health agencies to share ideas on a very interesting project aimed at developing training modules for home health nurses and allied professionals. The project has been initiated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The following message is from the CMS contractor for the project. FYI: Copying […]

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Data Point for September 2022: How Much Training?

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Welcome to the September 2022 Home Care Data Point from NAHC and Home Care Pulse. The average agency is providing 5 hours of onboarding training and 8 hours of ongoing training each year. NAHC members are exceeding the industry average by three hours in both categories.

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Data Point for September 2022: How Much Training?

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Welcome to the September 2022 Home Care Data Point from NAHC and Home Care Pulse. The average agency is providing 5 hours of onboarding training and 8 hours of ongoing training each year. NAHC members are exceeding the industry average by three hours in both categories.

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New Sepsis Training Module Now Available

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Health care providers now have a new resource at their disposal to help identify and treat sepsis patients in austere environments: a free, 70-minute online training module entitled Disaster Medicine: Sepsis. Please consider sharing the information across your networks. The module provides recommendations to identify and manage sepsis under austere conditions. The training features insights from […]

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New Sepsis Training Module Now Available

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Health care providers now have a new resource at their disposal to help identify and treat sepsis patients in austere environments: a free, 70-minute online training module entitled Disaster Medicine: Sepsis. Please consider sharing the information across your networks. The module provides recommendations to identify and manage sepsis under austere conditions. The training features insights from […]

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CMS Updates Training Available for Section GG 3-Course Training Series

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering an updated web-based training series on the assessment and coding of Section GG. This training is intended for providers in the following post-acute care (PAC) settings: Home Health Agencies (HHAs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). This training […]

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NEW TRAINING EVENT – Section N: Medications – Drug Regimen Review Web-Based Training

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a web-based training course that provides an overview of the assessment and coding of the Drug Regimen Review standardized patient assessment data elements (SPADEs) found in the Medications Section of the guidance manuals. This 45-minute course is intended for providers in Home Health Agencies (HHAs), […]

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In-Home Caregivers Prefer Virtual Training

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Virtual training has emerged as critical for in-home caregivers during the COVID-19 public health emergency and that development is likely to continue in 2021, even after the pandemic ends, accordingt to a new survey of 11,000 home caregivers across the United States by Medflyt, a HIPAA-compliant web-based workforce management platform for home care agencies. Over 83 […]

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In-Home Caregivers Prefer Virtual Training

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Virtual training has emerged as critical for in-home caregivers during the COVID-19 public health emergency and that development is likely to continue in 2021, even after the pandemic ends, accordingt to a new survey of 11,000 home caregivers across the United States by Medflyt, a HIPAA-compliant web-based workforce management platform for home care agencies. Over 83 […]

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CMS to Host In-Person HHQRP Training

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a 2-day Home Heath (HH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) in-person ‘Train the Trainer’ event for providers on November 6 and 7, 2018, at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201. This event will be open to all Home Health providers, associations, […]

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Hospice Pepper Retrieval Rate Tops 50%; Review Training and Q&A Now Available Online

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Each April, the TMF Health Quality Institute issues Hospice Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER).  The PEPPER Report provides hospice-specific data for services/care patterns that may be potential risk areas for improper payment, and data at the state, Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) jurisdiction, and national levels for comparison.  Over the course of the […]

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