Upcoming HPCANYS Events
Ethical Issues: Professional Boundaries & Pitfalls for Hospices
May 28, 2015 - Webinar
   Ethics in health care covers far more than advanced directives. Nurses, aides, therapists, and other hospice workers need to be aware of the many professional and ethical pitfalls that may arise when caring for patients in their homes.

Volunteer Manager Series: Education/Training: Ensuring Prepared & Confident Volunteers
Jun 4, 2015 - Webinar
   Problems compound when we begin to think, "We need more volunteers...hurry!" The tendency is to rush through the interview, abbreviate the training, and get the volunteers in place! This may cause volunteers to be unprepared, which increases the potential for trouble and dissatisfaction. This webinar will focus on creating prepared and confident volunteers that are ready to take on challenges and clearly understand their role and scope of practice.

What You Need to Know About the Two Nursing Home Tags Most Relevant to Hospices
Jun 11, 2015 - Webinar
   Homes and hospices have been working together since the 1990s, but it doesn't mean their relationship and coordination of care has matured and melded. Although there are mirrored contracting requirements for each, that doesn't ensure a true blending of the care plan and services delivered. This is partly due to the fact that hospices are guests in nursing homes.

Utilizing Health Care Aides in Patient Communication
Jul 9, 2015 - Webinar
   Presenter: Maura J. Corvino, Utilizing Health Care Aides in Patient Communication.

Hospice Contract Review
Jul 30, 2015 - Webinar
   Presenter: Robert W. Markette, Jr. Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman PC.

Volunteer Manager Series: Volunteers Everywhere You Look! Raising the Bar for Care & Services with Volunteers
Aug 6, 2015 - Webinar
   In many hospice programs, patient care volunteers and office volunteers are about the only options available. Yet volunteers can do so much more. Providing more volunteer opportunities prevents burnout, keeps volunteers involved, and increases the amount and types of services that can be offered to patients and families - increasing overall satisfaction. This webinar will focus on developing new and creative volunteer programs beginning with a needs assessment and ending with program evaluation and follow-up to ensure success.

ICD-10 Series: Countdown to ICD-10: Deadline October 1, 2015
Aug 27, 2015 - Webinar
   Are you ready for the ICD-10 implementation deadline on October 1, 2015? This webinar will review all critical areas (ongoing and new) that your organization must address to meet the deadline. The transition will be approached globally, but the program will provide specific information on each employee's job responsibilities and coding challenges. It will also address processes, referrals, and vendors. An implementation checklist will be provided to help ensure a smooth, successful transition.

The Hospice Nursing Home Partnership: How to Do it Right
Sep 24, 2015 - Webinar
   Presenter: Connie A. Raffa, JD, Arent Fox LLP

Volunteer Manager Series: Ethics & Leadership: Raising the Bar for Hospice Volunteerism
Oct 1, 2015 - Webinar
   It is common for volunteer managers to ask the question "How do we get people to value volunteer programs?" The answer is simple: show the value! You may think, "But I see the value of what volunteers accomplish on a daily basis!" You're right, but the problem is that other people may not see it. What needs to change? Volunteer programs need to go above and beyond meeting the 5% and volunteer managers need to become leaders. This webinar will focus on some of the obstacles, such as working with challenging situations and ethical dilemmas. It will also address ways volunteer managers can increase leadership strategies within their departments - organizationally and even nationally.

2016 Final Rule: What You Need to Know
Oct 8, 2015 - Webinar
   Presenter: Katie Wehri, Wehri & Associates, LLC

Hanging on to the Spirit of Hospice in Today's Environment
Nov 5, 2015 - Webinar
   Presenter: Gary Gardia, Gary Gardia, Inc.

Marketing: Legal Do's & Dont's
Nov 18, 2015 - Webinar
   Presenter: Connie A. Raffa, Arent Fox LLP