Upcoming HCA Webinars on HIPAA, Hospice Reimbursement and Wound Care

HCA has several upcoming webinars to support your teams across multiple disciplines, departments and work areas on pandemic-related privacy and documentation issues, hospice and wound care. Click the session titles below for links to registration and please forward along to your staff.

May 7 Webinar: Staying Compliant With HIPAA During a Pandemic

Confidentiality of patients’ and staff’s personal information needs to be upheld during the pandemic. Although the federal Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has provided home health agencies and hospices some flexibilities, patient privacy is, as always, a major concern. Staff need to understand the appropriate measures to take so that the agency is not at risk. This session will help agencies understand: the flexibilities under OCR for sharing information; utilizing telehealth technology (what to say and not to say); protocols that need to be taken to protect patient privacy and to protect the personal information of staff; and considerations for how to speak with patients about an infected staff member.

May 27 Webinar: Hospice Reimbursement and the Proposed Rule 2021

The hospice election statement changes go into effect on October 2020. Are you ready? In addition to the election statement itself, there will also be an addendum requirement demanding that clinicians fully understand what is allowed and not allowed under the Medicare benefit and the regulations. This webinar will explain these important changes. It will provide the latest data on hospice reimbursement, and it will take you through other components of the Hospice Medicare Proposed Rule 2021. Plus, the program will outline the demo for hospice inclusion in Medicare Advantage.

June 2, 9, 16 and 23: Four-part Wound Care Webinars

In conjunction with the Minnesota HomeCare Association (MHCA), HCA is cosponsoring a four-part Wound Care Webinar Series in June. Session dates are below.

  • Webinar 1: Risk Assessment (June 2, 2020)
  • Webinar 2: Assessment & Staging of Pressure Injuries (June 9, 2020)
  • Webinar 3: Topical Management of Pressure Injuries (June 16, 2020)
  • Webinar 4: Assessment & Treatment of Lower Extremity Ulcers (June 23, 2020)