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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]thlink.net 

Coming Events

 Mark your calendar for the following events...

2019:  ICD-10-CM (Basic & Intermediate) Coding for Home Health Training
November 13 – Basic Training - November 14 Intermediate Training
Hilton Garden Inn/Mercer, Macon, GA
Presented by Arlynn Hansell, PT, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-O, COS-C, owner of Therapy and More, LLC. 
Training has been approved for 6 BMSC HCS-D CEUs for Basic and 6 BMSC HCS-D CEUs for Intermediate

Coding Brochure Page 1
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NAHC PDGM ROAD MAP

Plotting the Steps to Your Success

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will drastically impact the way all home health agencies operate starting in 2020. We’ve partnered with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) to provide you with the tools you need to navigate this major change.

Learn more about these valuable resources below.

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

PDGM Webinar Series

If you attended the PDGM National Summits or watched the online training video, but want a deeper understanding, this nine-part series is for you. These one-hour long webinars will occur now through September and can be watched in real time or at a later date completely dependent upon your schedule. They are more granular in nature and will focus on all parts of your agency, from operations to clinical management.

As an incentive for being a member of GAHHA, you are able to take advantage of the exclusive NAHC Member discounted pricing!

Please visit https://www.nahc.org/pdgm-states/  today to get started.

Be sure to use the promo codes listed below to receive the special NAHC Member pricing.

     

 

Individual Webinar

PDGM-Ind-GA01

PDGM Webinar Series (all 9 webinars)

PDGM-GA01

PDGM Video

PDGM-GA01

Combo – PDGM Video and Webinar Series (all 9 webinars)

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!

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our Frequently Asked Questions, they are included below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Is the access for the video limited to a one-time viewing?
Answer: No, agencies will have unlimited access to this resource for as long as they want. Users will simply need to enter their credentials to view it. Credentials may be shared by staff within the same organization.

Question: Can the video be viewed more than once and by more than one staff member at the same agency?
Answer: Yes, everyone at the agency can view it for one low price. You can gather everyone together and watch it at the same time or at different times based on staff availability.

Question:  Where can I find descriptions for the webinars?
Answer: The descriptions and learning objectives are posted here.

Question: If I am not available the day of the webinar will I be able to watch it later?
Answer: Yes. If you cannot attend the webinar live, you will receive instructions on how to access it later. You can also log into your account and access all previously registered webinars.

Question: If I purchase the Webinars Series after the series has already started will I still be able to access all of the webinars?
Answer: Yes, each of the webinars will be recorded so you will be able to access all of the past webinars in the series whenever you want.

Question: If more than one person at my agency wants to attend the webinar, do both need to register separately?
Answer: No, only one registration is needed per agency. Our goal is to provide cost-effective training courses on PDGM for agencies across the country.

Question: What continuing education credits (CEs) are available?
Answer: For the PDGM Video we are offering 5.5 contact hours for nurses only.

State Association FAQs

Question: How do I know if my state association is a partner?
Answer: Visit this page for a complete listing: http://www.nahc.org/pdgm-state-partners

Question: What do I do if I’m a state association member but the discount code is not working?
Answer: If your State Association has provided you with the discount codes, you must visit http://www.nahc.org/pdgm-states to purchase the PDGM Educational offerings. (Note: Once the item has been added to your cart, you will input the code just before entering your payment information.)

Question: How do I receive the State Association discount code?
Answer: Unfortunately, NAHC cannot verify your State Association membership. Please contact your State Association directly to find out whether or not they are a participating partner. If they are, they can provide you with their state-specific discount codes.

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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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