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The Georgia Association for Home Health Agencies, Inc. is the voice of Georgia's home care providers. We represent Medicare certified and licensed agencies that provide in-home health care and supportive services to Georgia residents. Our mission is to provide direction, purpose, education, and leadership, as well as to promote and support high industry standards for home care providers in the State of Georgia.

Judy Adams, Executive Director

Georgia Association for Home Health Agencies, Inc.

2146 Roswell Road, Suite 108-PMB 1107, Marietta, GA 30062

phone: 770/565-4531 email: [email protected] 

Coming Events

 Mark your calendar for the following events...

2019 Annual Meeting
August 26 - 28, 2019
Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center
246 Perimeter Center Parkway NE
Atlanta, GA  30346
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NAHC PDGM ROAD MAP
Plotting the Steps to Your Success

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has officially launched their newest collection of Patient-Drive Groupings Model (PDGM) resources and GAHHA has partnered with NAHC in promoting their newest collection!  GAHHA members will receive the NAHC member discount pricing.  Be sure to use the GAHHA state-specific promo codes listed below to receive the discount pricing!  CEUs will be offered!

 PDGM Video Presentation

This 5 ½ hour course will provide you with an understanding of what PDGM will mean for your business. Leading industry experts will provide an overview along with covering the topics of clinical, financial, operations, business analytics, and technology. It’s like attending one of the recent PDGM National Summits from the comfort of your home or office.

 PDGM Webinar Series

If you attended the PDGM National Summits or watched the video presentation, but want a deeper understanding, this seven-part series is for you. These one-hour long webinars will occur from May-August and can be watched in real time or at a later date depending on your schedule. They are more granular in nature and will focus on all parts of your agency, from operations to clinical Management.

 Please visit https://www.nahc.org/pdgm-states/  for details and registration links and be sure to use the GAHHA state-specific promo codes below to receive the NAHC Member discount pricing.

 GAHHA State-Specific Promo Codes

 Individual Webinar Code – PDGM-Ind-GA01

PDGM Webinar Series (all 7 webinars) Code – PDGM-GA01

PDGM Video Code  -  PDGM-GAO1

Combo – PDGM Video and Webinar Series (all 7 webinars) Code – PDGM-Combo-GA01

 NAHC’s PDGM education is not only the best in the world, it’s also incredibly convenient. Access the video and webinars anytime, anywhere. Pay one price to educate your entire team and ensure your agency is ready for success in the PDGM era.

 To learn more about NAHC’s PDGM Education, visit nahc.org/pdgm-states and get started on the road to success today!

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Emergency Preparedness Requirements: 2019 New Interpretive Guidelines

Presented by:

Barbara B. Citarella RN, MS NHDP-BC

RBC Limited Healthcare & Management Consultants

 

A Four-Part Webinar Series ( Item #620): GAHHA Member Cost is $399.00 (use discount Code RBCEDP) Non-member $599.00

https://www.rbclimited.com/product/edp-4-part-series/

Description: Agencies continue to struggle with the development of a disaster preparedness plan that will not only be in compliance, but realistic in an event. Areas of weaknesses in the process have been identified by CMS and accrediting bodies. On top of that, there were changes made to regulations at the end of 2018 and appeared in the 2019 interpretive guidelines. This series of  one-hour webinars will provide in-depth knowledge of the requirements that home health and hospice organizations are subject to, with specific focus on: recent survey findings, explanation of the regulations, starting the agency-specific plan, building the plan, development of policies and procedures, communication, and testing and training.

Program Goals: Through attendance in this web series, participants will increase their understanding of the newly updated federal emergency preparedness requirements that are part of the home health and hospice Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and become knowledgeable in how to apply the federal requirements for disaster preparedness in their own specific agencies.

Following is the planned content and schedule for the live webinar sessions; for those who are unable to attend the live sessions, recorded sessions will be available. Please note there is limited seating in the live sessions so please register early. Please note only one seat per registration.

Part 1: SURVEY FINDINGS and REVIEW OF THE REGULATIONS – June 4, 2019,  1:00-2:00 pm EDT
Including Lessons Learned from 2018,  All-Hazards Approach, Regulatory changes since 2018 and survey findings from the first year under the disaster preparedness CoPs.

Part 2: STARTING AND BUILDING THE PLAN,  – June 11, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm EDT
Discussion of the Infection Control Component, Phases of Emergency Management, the National Response Framework, Using the Incident Command System, and Hazard Vulnerability Assessment , and Continuity of Operations. Succession Planning, Alternate Location, Defining Patient Populations, and Data Management)

Part 3: DEVELOPMENT OF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES – June 18, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm EDT
Identify the document required for survey such Patient Classification Systems, Transportation Classifications, Patient Evacuation, Surge Capacity, HIPAA/IT, and Tracking Patients and Staff.

Part 4:  COMMUNICATION/TESTING AND TRAINING – June 25, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm EDT
Health Care Coalitions; Specific Hospice Requirements; MOUs; Government Emergency Telecommunications System; Collaborative Relationships with Local, State, Federal, and Indian Tribe Nations;  Annual/Orientation Requirements, Documentation of Training, Types of Exercises (Tabletop, Functional, Full-scale), After Action Report, Revising and Updating the Plan

WHO WE ARE...

The Georgia Association for Home Health Agencies, Inc. (GAHHA) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1979, representing home care providers who are certified and licensed by the State of Georgia.  GAHHA provides an organized voice statewide, region wide and nationally for home care providers. ...

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JOB BANK is provided by GAHHA to post available employment opportunities within the home health industry.  If you are seeking a position in the home health industry, contact the employer directly. GAHHA is not an employment service and cannot verify information nor offer additional information regarding any listed positions.

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