Upcoming HPCANYS Events
Volunteer Manager Series: Recruitment & Retention: Volunteer Engagement
Apr 2, 2015 - Webinar
   The number one question most volunteer program consultants receive is "How do I get more volunteers?" A great question, yet maybe the first question should be "How do I keep the volunteers I have now?" This webinar will answer these questions and more. How do you get volunteers to choose your program over others? How do you ensure a volunteer is a good fit - whether the work is good for the volunteer and the volunteer is good for your program? Also, how do you offer volunteers a rewarding experience that fulfills their goals? Come prepared with questions and challenges!

OIG Report Results: Concerns, Impact & Data Tracking for Hospice Assisted Living Facilities
Apr 7, 2015 - Webinar
   The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released its latest report on hospices, "Medicare Hospices Have Financial Incentives to Provide Care in Assisted Living Facilities." The findings of this report, previous OIG reports, and other data such as the 2014 Technical Report are giving hospices much pause. What does all of the data mean? Is my hospice one that might be targeted for review? What should my hospice be doing - and not doing - based on these report findings?This webinar will cover the main areas of concern in the reports, the potential impact on hospice payment reform, hospice quality reporting, and potential future CMS initiatives. This session will share ways that hospices can best deal with the concerns brought forth by these reports and explore trends and patterns on what is being done with the information.

Targeted Risk Areas for Hospices & Compliance
Apr 9, 2015 - Webinar
   Hospice is one of the fastest growing benefits in Medicare. Because of this growth, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has recommended changes to the hospice reimbursement methodology. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) identified 28 risk areas in their model compliance program in 1999, which are still relevant today.

This presentation will address the intricacies of the 28 risk areas and suggest compliance strategies. The 2015 OIG Work Plan and current audit issues of Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC), Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPIC), and Medicaid Integrity Contractors (MIC) will be reviewed. Additional new requirements, effective October 1, 2014, on election, discharge, and revocation of hospice care found in revised regulations 42 CFR 418.24, 418.26, and 418.28 will be covered.

HPCANYS Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care Faculty Development Training
Apr 22-24, 2015 - Rochester, NY
   HPCANYS is seeking palliative care professionals in NY State who are established in their field with a desire to achieve a higher level in the practice of pediatric palliative care and to engage in the development of a statewide professional support network.

Compassion Fatigue: Managing Caregiver Stress
Apr 23, 2015 - Webinar
   Hospice staff are experts at helping patients live their best life until they die. They bring light into the darkest of days and help people to find moments of happiness in the midst of sadness. However, they are often not very good at caring for themselves. Hospice staff may feel overworked, tired, and unable to experience the comfort they give to others - compassion fatigue. Managing stress will inspire, motivate, and encourage you to connect to strategies for happiness and fulfillment.

Billers Audio Conference
May 5, 2015 - Audio Conference
   BILLERS participate from the convenience of your own phone! Get an update on National Government Services (NGS) activities, general billing and what's new with Hospice.

Working With Challenging Situations: A Problem Solving Model
May 7, 2015 - Webinar
   Presenter: Gary Gardia, Gary Gardia, Inc.

ICD 10 Series: Part I Overview & Plan
May 14, 2015 - Webinar
   Don't be caught unprepared for the ICD-10 implementation on October 1, 2015! Join us for a basic yet informative series on ICD-10. There are important steps your agency must take to prepare for this dramatic change in coding systems, from training staff, revising processes, working with vendors, and deciding whether to outsource! Don't miss this opportunity to understand the unique ICD-10 features and create a smooth transition for your organization. Although not required, attendees may wish to bring an ICD-10 coding manual to the webinar to supplement the learning experience.

HPCANYS Annual Conference
May 20-21, 2015 - Albany Hilton Hotel, 40 Lodge Street, Albany NY
   HPCANYS - Annual Conference "Hospice & Palliative Care: The Triple Aim"

ICD-10 Series: Part 2- Drilling Down to Details
May 26, 2015 - Webinar
   This webinar will review pertinent chapters of the ICD-10 manual, give examples of common hospice scenarios, and explain new coding guidelines and rules. Due to the very complex nature of ICD-10, a simplistic coding approach will be used. But there are more issues. What are the pros and cons of outsourcing? Are there dual coding issues? Will the increased complexity decrease staff productivity? Join us to learn the answer to these questions and more. In addition, you will receive a list of commonly used codes for review in a crosswalk. Come prepared with questions!

Ethical Issues: Professional Boundaries & Pitfalls for Hospices
May 28, 2015 - Webinar
   Presenter: Robert W. Markette, Jr., Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.

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
   Presenter: Katie Wehri, Wehri & Associates, LLC

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