Nationally there is considerable confusion about support versus counseling and therapy (or psychotherapy). Some people may say, “We don’t do counseling” or “We do counseling with a small ‘c’.” Neither of these claims is accurate since Medicare specifically requires that spiritual counseling be provided if the person chooses to accept these services. This is the second webinar in a three-part series. It will address the requirements and qualifications to provide spiritual counseling. You’ll learn theoretical frameworks that are applicable to the work spiritual caregivers do. Methods to conduct and translate spiritual assessments into best-practice interventions will also be covered.
THIS WEBINAR WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for hospice spiritual caregivers/chaplains and leadership. Fellow team members will also benefit.
Counseling guide with detailed information on each technique, including how to apply it to specific case examples
Discussion guide to use with IDT members to initiate conversations about clarifying the role of spiritual caregivers and the importance of IDT contributions to ongoing spiritual assessments
Extensive list of resources on specific interventions with video demonstrations
Handout with lecture notes
PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions
Attendance certificate provided, however there are no pre-approved CEs associated with this webinar
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Your agency may be meeting the "letter of the law” care requirements but that can still leave people dissatisfied. This webinar will first address key bereavement regulations and programming, as well as recommendations for creative, effective ways to ensure compliance. Next the program will cover the intended "spirit" of each regulation. The goal is to increase bereavement professionals’ confidence about their overall knowledge of related programming and services and to create a plan to raise the bar for offered services.
The informational visit is an excellent opportunity to educate eligible patients and families about the hospice Medicare benefit and why they should use your agency. This session will share the best method for delivering hospice information in a non-threatening and highly informative way. It will explore how to share the gift of hospice, overcome barriers to admission, and effectively and compliantly turn potential referrals into hospice admissions.
The willingness to recommend (WTR) question on HHCAHPS surveys is a macro-level measure that can seem impossible to influence. But moving the dial on your HHCAHPS rankings must be top of mind because this measure outweighs everything else related to meeting and exceeding patient and client expectations. This presentation will focus on taking specific actions to enhance a patient’s likelihood to recommend your agency. It will review best practices of organizations with a WTR of 90% or more. You’ll learn about rapid service improvements that create consistent experiences and the best advocates you should be watching. It will explain what you should stop saying to patients and families. Effective and ineffective testimonials, along with social media and online reviews, will also be covered.
When it comes to providing bereavement interventions, the least effective for people who are determined high risk are mailings and support groups. Yet nationally there are programs that only provide those two options. Are the people who need hospice most being left out? Could more be done to provide higher levels of bereavement care by using current resources creatively? This webinar will look at expanding services by thinking WAY outside the box.
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There are many considerations when purchasing an agency. New owners must understand licensure, Medicare, Medicaid, Conditions of Participation, fraud, compliance, payment model changes, and other important operational issues. Completing due diligence is critical as is understanding how the agency operates - especially in states with enhanced oversight like California, Texas, Nevada, and Arizona.
Do you understand the type of services that are needed, where they will be provided, and by whom? Do the regulations mandate what type of professionals to employ? What are the agency’s star ratings? How does quality and reporting impact reimbursement? Has the agency undergone recent oversight with TPE or post-payment medical review? What potential risks may be involved (e.g., turnover, HR, education, and training issues)? What is your transition plan for identified risk areas? This webinar will help answer those questions and cover the key regulatory, licensing, payment, oversight, and compliance issues that all agencies are facing. This is a must-attend webinar for new owners or anyone contemplating purchasing an agency.