Calendar of Events

 

 

 

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March
Date Event Place
3/10/15 - Tue
  
The Affordable Care Act: Navigating the Sometimes Uncharted Waters of the Employer Mandate
Speaker: Patrick W. McGovern, Esq.
Partner
Genova Burns, Attorneys At Law

Topic: NEW FOR 2015:Attend this workshop and learn the key ACA Employer Mandate effective dates for large and small employers.

9:00am - 12:00pm
For 2015 and after, employers employing at least a certain number of employees will be subject to the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions under section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code. Attend this seminar and learn what your responsibilities are as a small or a large employer, what notices you must provide to your employees and what you need to do now to get into compliance for 2015-2016!

    The ACA: Uncharted Waters of the Employer Mandate
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830

3/12/15 - Thu
  
HCSF: Accreditation Workshop-The Structure of Standards
Speaker: Gwen Franzgrote
Regional Director of Professional Services
Community Health Accreditation Program: CHAP

Topic: This is the 3rd course in our custom accreditation workshop series for NJ Health Care Service Firms and is the FIRST session to address specific accreditation standards and key performance areas such as patient rights, provision of care and the underlying principles of an agency’s mission.

9:00am - 12:00pm
We all want to grow successful and sustainable organizations, but in today’s crowded market which is under increasing scrutiny, it can feel like a herculean task! During this session we will examine the value of accreditation for private duty organizations; explore and compare common deficiencies many health care service firms find as stumbling blocks and the steps agencies can take in their day-to-day operations to avoid them.

    HCSF: Accreditation- Structure of Standards
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830

3/23/15 - Mon
  to
3/24/15-Tue
  
The Art of ICD-10 Coding for Home Health & Hospice
Speaker: Sparkle Sparks, PT, MPT, COS-C, HCS-D
Senior Associate Consultant
OASIS Answers, Inc.

Topic: BACK FOR 2015- A Two Day Diagnostic Coding Workshop Appropriate for ALL Level of Coders!

8:00am - 4:00pm each day
This workshop is structured to develop basic ICD-10-CM coding skills and foster good habits crucial to coding success. This critical foundational knowledge, along with application through workshop exercises and coding scenarios, will lead to coding accuracy and regulatory compliance. Be prepared to learn concepts and strategies that will teach you how to beautifully paint the picture of your diagnoses with numbers!

Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days

    ICD-10 Coding Workshop
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830

3/25/15 - Wed
  
Engaging Today’s Patient: Building Essential Communications and Health Coaching Skills
Speaker: Larry Prince, BS, MA, MEd President
Med-Revu, Inc.

Susan Friedman, RN Director, Nurse Education
Med-Revu, Inc

Topic: PART 1
This skills building interactive program will incorporate a unique method of coaching that weaves together best practice methods of behavioral science and interviewing techniques to teach and encourage positive health change.

3-PART SERIES 9:00am - 12:00pm
This program is designed to enhance patient engagement and ownership for one’s health by teaching home care nurses advanced communication techniques and health coaching methods. A high degree of nurse proficiency with these skills leads to greater patient ownership of their health, including adherence to their medication regimen. Positive engagement of patients in their health management is vital for positive clinical outcomes and improved patient satisfaction.

Comprehensive program price includes all 3 courses - Registrations cannot not be shared or divided

    Essential Health Coaching Skills
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830


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April
Date Event Place
4/2/15 - Thu
  
Hospice Financial Benchmarking & Cost Management: Strategies
Speaker: Robert J. Simione
Managing Principal
Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC

Topic: Cost management strategies for hospices: Making Dollars out of Cents

9:00am - 12:00pm
This presentation will share some in depth revenue, cost and operational metrics that will enable CEOs, CFOs and Directors to effectively manage their Hospice programs. It will provide strategies that can improve your bottom line without sacrificing the quality of patient care being delivered.

    Hospice Financial Benchmarking & Cost Management Strategies
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830

4/7/15 - Tue
  
Sensitivity to Cultural Diversity in the Elderly
Speaker: Barbra S. London, MSW, LCSW, LNHA
President of Freedom Home Healthcare

Topic: Clinicians must understand and be sensitive to the cultural diversity of the aging population in our communities

This course will provide geriatric clinicians with an understanding of the effects of cultural components and learn to use this knowledge to design appropriate culturally sensitive care plans. Discussion will include cultural theoretical frameworks, practice assessment, interventions, evaluation and research methodologies specific to ethnic-elders, their families and communities.

    Sensitivity to Cultural Diversity in the Elderly
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210

4/15/15 - Wed
  
Engaging Today’s Patient: Building Essential Communications and Health Coaching Skills
Speaker: Larry Prince, BS, MA, MEd President
Med-Revu, Inc.

Susan Friedman, RN

Topic: PART 2 This skills building interactive program will incorporate a unique method of coaching that weaves together best practice methods of behavioral science and interviewing techniques to teach and encourage positive health change.

3-PART SERIES 9:00am - 12:00pm
This program is designed to enhance patient engagement and ownership for one’s health by teaching home care nurses advanced communication techniques and health coaching methods. A high degree of nurse proficiency with these skills leads to greater patient ownership of their health, including adherence to their medication regimen. Positive engagement of patients in their health management is vital for positive clinical outcomes and improved patient satisfaction.

Comprehensive program price includes all 3 courses - Registrations cannot not be shared or divided

    Essential Health Coaching Skills
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830

4/16/15 - Thu
  
HCSF: Infection Prevention & Control
Speaker: Laura Kolmos, RN, BSN, HCS-D
Manager Quality Improvement / Infection Control Specialist
Valley Home Care

Topic: Infection Prevention & Control: It's More Than Just Washing Your Hands!

9:00am - 12:00pm
This program will outline the key infection prevention and control policies, procedures and education required for providers of home care. OSHA guidelines, clinical resources and CDC guidelines will be incorporated to enable your agency to provide safe and sanitary care for your patients and employees. Learn from nurses who are experts in the field of home care infection control! Participate in a PPE demonstration.

    HCSF: Infection Prevention & Control
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830

4/21/15 - Tue
  
HCSF: Licensure & Regulations
Speaker: George Hebert, MA, RN Executive Director
New Jersey Board of Nursing

Karen McCoy, RN, BSN
Home Care Association of NJ

Diana Petrella, Assistant Deputy of Registrations/Licensing
NJ Division of Consumer Affairs-Regulated Business

Topic: Learn the rules and regulations for owning and operating a Health Care Service Firm in NJ!

9:00am - 12:00pm
A Must for Prospective Health Care Service Firm Owners!

Attend this program to find the answers to the following questions: What is a health care service firm? What is the difference between a home health agency, a hospice, and a health care service firm? What is required to start up a health care service firm in New Jersey? How do Medicare and Medicaid factor into the care a health care service firm can provide? What are the required services? What are the best practices for operating an agency? What role does documentation play in a health care service firm? How do the Board of Nursing regulations impact a health care service firm?

    HCSF: Licensure & Regulations 2015
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830

4/22/15 - Wed
  to
4/23/15-Thu
  
Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse Review Course
Speaker: Connie Schwartz, RN, CHPN
HPNA Certified Instructor

Cindy Henderson, RN, CHPN
HPNA Certified Instructor

Topic: Attend this comprehensive 2-day review course designed to prepare Hospice and Palliative Care nurses for the CHPN certification exam.

9:00am - 4:00pm
Certification in hospice and palliative care nursing is about professionalism and personal pride. It’s about providing optimal support for the patients and families nurses care for and care about. Certification provides assurance to patients, families, employers and colleagues that they are working with someone who operates at the highest levels of expertise, integrity and professionalism.

    CHPN Certification Review Course- 2 day
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830

4/29/15 - Wed
  to
4/30/15-Thu
  
BluePrint for Accuracy: OASIS C-1
Topic: BLUEPRINT FOR OASIS ACCURACY–OASIS-C1 DATA SET

Experience the comprehensive and nationally acclaimed two-day Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy workshop and learn to confidently teach, audit and collect OASIS-C1 items accurately. Through guided, expert instruction, and participation in problem-solving discussions and application scenarios, achieve mastery of the OASIS items, conventions, and the latest data collection rules.

    OASIS C-1
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830


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May
Date Event Place
5/6/15 - Wed
  
HCSF: Clinical Operations
Speaker: Karen McCoy, RN, BSN
Director of Professional Development
Home Care Association of NJ

Topic: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Participants will be provided with clinical guidance and recommendations on the best clinical practices for Health Care Service Firms in New Jersey.

Sound clinical operations are vital to safe, quality care. New providers will learn about the duties and responsibilities of clinical directors and field professionals. Attend this program to find the answers to the following questions: What is the role of the RN, LPN and Homemaker/Home Health Aide in a Health Care Service Firm? What are the education and in-service requirements for a Health Care Service Firm? What is required when supervising a homemaker/home health aide? What can a RN delegate to a CHHA? What must be included in a patient’s plan of care and clinical record?

    HCSF: Clinical Operations & Best Practices
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 Spouth
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830

5/12/15 - Tue
  
Engaging Today’s Patient: Building Essential Communications and Health Coaching Skills
Speaker: Larry Prince, BS, MA, MEd President
Med-Revu, Inc.

Susan Friedman, RN

Topic: PART 3
This skills building interactive program will incorporate a unique method of coaching that weaves together best practice methods of behavioral science and interviewing techniques to teach and encourage positive health change.

3-PART SERIES 9:00am - 12:00pm
This program is designed to enhance patient engagement and ownership for one’s health by teaching home care nurses advanced communication techniques and health coaching methods. A high degree of nurse proficiency with these skills leads to greater patient ownership of their health, including adherence to their medication regimen. Positive engagement of patients in their health management is vital for positive clinical outcomes and improved patient satisfaction.

Comprehensive program price includes all 3 courses - Registrations cannot not be shared or divided

    Essential Health Coaching Skills
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830

5/14/15 - Thu
  
Understanding the Auditing Process
Speaker: Glen J. Walton, CPA
Bowman & Company, LLP

Topic: Learn what Health Care Service Firms need to do now to prepare for the audit requirements that will begin in 2016!

9:00am - 12:00pm
New requirements from the State of New Jersey will require every health care service firm to have an external audit conducted by a Certified Public Accountant. This program will detail what an organization can expect during an external audit and what internal processes should be implemented to better prepare you for meeting or exceeding various compliance requirements.

    HCSF: Understanding the Auditing Process
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
HOme Care Association of NJ
485 D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Isellin, NJ 08830


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June
Date Event Place
6/11/15 - Thu
  to
6/12/15-Fri
  
2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition
Topic: “Is Your Future in Focus? Setting Your Agency’s Sights on Success”

The Home Care Association of New Jersey invites those interested in contributing to the future of home care and hospice to submit proposals for educational presentations for this year's annual conference!
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS MARCH 31, 2015

Attention Exhibitors & Sponsors:The 2015 registration materials are now available.

    2015 Call for Presentations
    2015 Exhibitor-Sponsor Prospectus
Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Tropicana Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ

6/11/15 - Thu
  to
6/12/15-Fri
  
2015 Annual Conference Attendee Registration    [Register]
Topic: Is Your Future in Focus? Setting Your Agency's Sights on Success

Phone: 732-877-1100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
susan@homecarenj.org
Tropicana Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ


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October
Date Event Place
10/7/15 - Wed
  
Home Health & Hospice Survey Process 2015
Speaker: Stefanie Mozgai, BA, RN, CPM
Supervisor of Inspections

Alice Ferrant, RN, BSN
Health Care Evaluator/Nurse

NJ Department of Health

Topic: Identify common deficiencies found during a home health and hospice survey.

9:00am - 12:00pm
Home Health and Hospice agencies are officially surveyed by the Department of Health’s Division of Health Facilities Evaluation & Licensing to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, clinical practice and documentation. Every year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) update the surveyors’ role and agencies’ responsibilities in terms of performance outcomes, quality improvement and patient services. This program will review level 1 and level 2 standards, priority G-tags, situations where a Condition Level deficiency may be cited and when deficiencies could trigger an extended survey. Attend this interactive program and learn what survey issues are trending in NJ, participate in mock-survey scenarios, the creation of a plan of correction, sample staff interview questions, and receive examples of the exact documents used by the NJ Department of Health- Licensing and Survey Evaluation Team. Understand Federal Conditions of Participation and how they differ from State Licensing Standards

    Home Health & Hospice Survey Program
Phone: 7328771100
    Fax: 732-877-1101
karen@homecarenj.org
Home Care Association of NJ
485D Route 1 South
Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830


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If you would like information about joining a committee please call the HomecareNJ office at (609) 275-6100.



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