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2016 Productivity Series

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A series of 3 webinars for Hospice personnel!

What’s the largest line item in every hospice budget? Personnel costs. That’s as it should be – without frontline staff translating hospice philosophy into reality, there would be no hospice care. Any hospice that wishes to remain viable must be willing to tackle the challenging topic of productivity in a constructive, thoughtful manner.

This three-part series begins by looking at the structural components that support a culture of productivity and then follows up with skill-building sessions in two important areas: conducting effective, efficient visits and transitioning to the reality of documentation during the visit.

You may register for the entire series or for individual sessions.

3-Part Hospice Productivity Series Topics

Session Dates & Descriptions

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Pacific
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Mountain
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Central
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Eastern

Meet the Presenter: Susan Balfour, Hospice Fundamentals

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Part 1: Managing for Productivity

What’s the longest four letter word in hospice? Productivity! Developed to assist agencies tackle this challenging area, this thought-provoking presentation examines the structural components that meld the important dual commitments to high-quality clinical care and productivity. Join us for an examination of these six key links. You’ll receive tools to assess and identify current strengths, areas for improvement, and a plan to move forward.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016
Part 2: The Shape of the Visit™

The ability to conduct an effective and efficient visit is a foundational skill for every IDG member. Is it taught in your hospice? Is it monitored? Based on the groundbreaking Shape of the Visit™ material, this presentation will explore the four hallmarks of successful visits, address the three stages of a visit, and provide suggestions for skill development and competency evaluation. After participating in this webinar, you’ll think about visits in an entirely different way.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Part 3: Documentation: An Integral Part of the Visit

Although you may be cognizant of the importance of documentation in supporting payment, don’t allow that to overshadow its two other important functions: creating a real-time record accessible by all IDG members and, although rarely considered, building confidence in care. When is documentation completed in your hospice? As part of the visit? If not, why not? This presentation opens with arguments for tying documentation to the visit and dissects the underlying challenges that got us where we are today. Finally, you’ll learn workable solutions – including strategies employed by individual IDG members – for successfully transitioning to documentation as part of the visit.

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