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Date Upcoming Events
July 24, 2015 National Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse Certification Prep Course (for taking the test to get CHPN certified) - Austin, TX - Early Registration
Sept. 14-16 Weatherbee Hospice Regulatory Bootcamp- San Antonio, TX- More info and registration
Sept. 18th Hospice & Palliative Essentials (HOPE) -Hospice Palliative Essentials is designed to cover essential hospice and palliative care educational topics of practical interest to participants. Early Registration is OPEN
Oct. 27-28 2 Day ICD-10 Workshop - Where to begin with ICD-10 CM- Austin, TX -Register here
Feb. 26-28, 2016 34th Annual Conference, La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM -> Call For Presentations
   

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National Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse Certification Prep Course
July 24, 2015 8-4:30
Austin, TX
Build Your Nursing Career!
Stressed about being prepared for your Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Certification Exam? Relax. We are offering a comprehensive review course designed to help you review and apply the concepts to successfully pass your certification exam. Not taking the exam? This course is also an excellent review for new or any Hospice nurse to brush up their skills.
Topics Covered:
  • Introduction to Palliative Care:  End-Stage Disease
  • Management of Non Pain Symptoms
  • Care of the Family at the Time of Death
  • Pain Assessment and Management
  • Care of the Patient and Family: Cultural and Spiritual Aspects
  • Education and Advocacy
  • Overview of Certification Exam and Course Evaluation

    Where: TNMHO, 1108 Lavaca, 7th floor meeting room

    When: July 24th 8 am- 4:30 pm

    Accommodations: Holiday Inn Town Lake $139 per night (call the reservation manager Lovinia Rodriguez @ 512-634-1275) to get this rate.

    Included in Registration: Materials, Breakfast Bagels, Lunch, Drinks, Parking

    Continuing Education for Nurses, Administrators and Social Workers

Register Below for the National CHPN Prep Course:
Member or Non-member:
Lunch Special Needs:
Attendee Name & Employer:
Email Address of Attendee:

Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.  

Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability.

 

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ICD-10-CM 2 Day Workshop

WHERE TO BEGIN WITH ICD-10-CM Codes
ICD-10-CM 2-day Workshop for Hospice
Oct. 27-28, 2015 Download brochure
TX & NM Hospice Organization, Austin, TX 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM

Effective implementation of ICD-10-CM by  October 1, 2015 is critical in the success of your Hospice organization.  The practice of accurate coding requires your staff have an in-depth understanding of the coding conventions, general coding guidelines, and chapter specific guidelines.  Coding in the hospice world has been a hot topic with increasing scrutiny.  This workshop is designed to assist the learner in application of correct coding guidance and decrease the risk of medical review and/or denial of claims.
Why you should attend:

  • Inaccurate coding could bring your billing processes to a screeching halt.
  • Scrutiny of medical review for inaccurate coding.
  • The specificity of a new diagnosis code set will demand more hospice physician involvement and supporting documentation.
  • Decreased productivity of staff with implementing the ICD-10-CM code set is of concern.
  • Training as part of your ICD-10-CM Gap Analysis needs to be started now to ensure that agencies are prepared.

Presenter Lynn Speckels, RN, BSN, COS-C, HCS-D, AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer will share her vast experience in this workshop. Participants will learn several key strategies to meet the challenges ahead, including how to:  

  • Distinguish the differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes.
  • Identify ICD-10-CM coding conventions
  • Distinguish ICD-10-CM coding guidelines
  • Complete a minimum of 5 coding scenarios using correct ICD-10-CM codes

The ICD-10 Coding Workshop will be held Oct. 27-28, 2015 (Tues/Weds) at the TX & NM Hospice Organization, 1108 Lavaca, 7th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

ICD-10-CM Coding Manual Requirement
Since there will be hands on practice, it is imperative that you bring a draft ICD-10-CM coding manual with you. Do not spend a lot of money on the current edition as it is in draft form until the fall.  Your staff will need this time to practice coding in both ICD-9 and ICD-10 now in order to be proficient come October 1, 2015!
Reasonably priced draft ICD-10-CM coding manuals are available from Amazon.com. The instructor(s) are AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainers and will be using Decision Health’s 2014 ICD-10-CM Preliminary Coding Manual.

Register Below for the ICD-10 Workshop:

Choose one
Lunch Options:
Attendee's name, email:
Hospice or Employer Name:

Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.  This activity provides up to 12 contact hours.

Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability.

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new 12.5 Hour In-Service Training On-line (all disciplines)

This training is good to training new employees and conduct in-service with existing staff. You get the whole 12 hours for your agency for one year.
Classes Include:
1. The Hospice Philosophy
A presentation explaining the roots of hospice and palliative care including how the Medicare hospice benefit came about. A thoughtful look at hospice perceptions, and how hospice differs from the current medical system model.
2. Safety in the Home Environment
This presentation covers patient, family and worker safety in the home environment. Everything safety related, from working with drugs, oxygen, fire hazards, toxic chemicals and dangerous situations to blood borne pathogens and environmental hazards will be covered.
3. Pain and Symptom Management for Non-Nurses
A presentation about pain for non-nurse employees. Myths, addiction, principals, special populations, medications and non-medication pain relief modalities will be discusses.
4. Adverse Incidents and Medical Device Events
In this presentation the participant will Identify several types of medical devices used in the home. Explain why reporting problems with medical devices in the home environment is important. Describe your role in promoting patient safety with medical devices used in the home. Describe the steps to take to report an adverse event or problem with a medical device used in the home.

5. Timely Topics in Texas Hospice Regulation Part 1
This session includes: Licensing Standards; Surveys, Roles & Rules and department resources
6. Timely Topics in Texas Hospice Regulation: Part 2 Emergency Preparedness
This presentation includes: Emergency Preparedness Planning and Implementation.
7. HIPAA
An overview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Omnibus rule of 2013 and Texas specific HIPAA standards. The presentation will cover the rights of persons receiving services, Responsibilities of Releasing Protected Health Information (PHI) and Penalties for violating HIPAA laws.
8. DADS: Top 10 and ANE
This presentation includes: DADS Top 10 Survey Deficiencies and violations, abuse, neglect and exploitation and a Q&A session with DADS.
9. Companioning -Rodney Bolejack, D.Min, Chaplain,
One of the primary concerns of hospice patients is fear of abandonment. Such may occur at several levels, particularly when busy schedules focus our attention on protocols, procedures, and paperwork. This presentation explores "Companioning" as an essential hospice concept. Benefits& Burdens and Barriers & Bridges to creating a shared journey will be examined from professional and intra-personal perspectives. Participants will learn how to apply "Companioning" skills and attitudes to enrich the hospice experience for the patient as well as for the professional.
10. Everything You Need To Know About Advance Directives
Chris DeMeo, JD, Shareholder, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C
A discussion of the legal background and requirements for advance directives in Texas and New Mexico, including an overview of recent cases. The procedures, policies and documentation for executing advance directives from intake forward, and what to do in the absence.
11. Infection Control / OSHA
Objectives: Identify procedures for reporting and treating needle-stick injuries; Identify common bloodborne pathogens transmitted; Recognize universal Infection and communicable disease control precautions; Discuss Bloodborne illness and risks associated with transmittal; Identify standards for cleanup of blood and bodily fluids; Identify storage and labeling for Biohazardous waste
12. Professional Boundaries
Sandi Hebley, RN, CHPN, LMSW
In this session participants will hold a discussion of professional codes of ethics, differences in personal self-interest motivations, self-disclosure, issues of gifts and actions necessary to maintain appropriate boundaries in professional relationships.
Purchase is Per Site and Can be Used for 1 year :
Member or Non-Member
Organization's Name:
Name/email of contact person

This Training is included with our Membership Plus add-on, for $500 Members can have access to all 70+ modules of on-line training.

Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.  

Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability.

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