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Georgia Hockenjos

BSN, RN

Georgia Hockenjos, BSN, RN, is vice president and COO of Aleckna and Associates, Manalapan, New Jersey. Ms. Hockenjos has more than 40 years' experience in the home care industry, with more than 15 years in a management or director-level position at a large multibranch nonprofit home care agency (VNA) and 20 years as vice president and COO of Aleckna and Associates, LLC, a nationwide home care consulting company. Her experiences include policy and procedure development, implementation of health care systems, project planning and organization, process analysis and redesign, and clinical model development. Most recently, she has been helping home care agencies prepare for the Medicare payment model transition (PDGM) that became effective in January 2020. Georgia received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Albright College and has studied for her master's degree at Seton Hall University.

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Medicare Qualifying Criteria and Eligibility Requirements

Presented by Georgia Hockenjos, BSN, RN

Medicare Qualifying Criteria and Eligibility Requirements

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Video Runtime: 41 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes

It is key to understand and operationalize the Medicare home care qualifying criteria and the certification of eligibility requirements in order to provide appropriate patient care, ensure regulatory compliance, and achieve financial success. This course is designed to provide an overview of the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) related to Medicare qualifying criteria and certification of eligibility requirements. Examples will be given throughout the course to assist the participants in operationalizing the concepts. Interactive question/answers will be used to reinforce participants' understanding at the end of this course.

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Medicare Qualifying Criteria & Recertification Requirements: Part 2

Presented by Georgia Hockenjos, BSN, RN

Medicare Qualifying Criteria & Recertification Requirements: Part 2

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Video Runtime: 41 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 33 Minutes

The key to an organization's ability to provide appropriate patient care, ensure regulatory compliance, and achieve financial success is understanding and operationalizing the Medicare home care qualifying criteria. This course is designed to provide a detailed review of the major Medicare qualifying criteria, using the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual as its reference. Examples and best practice processes will be provided to assist the participants in operationalizing their knowledge. Interactive review, including questions and answers, will be used as a summary to highlight areas of the course. This is Part 2 in a two-part series for Medicare Qualifying Criteria & Recertification Requirements

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Serious Incidents and Sentinel Events in Home Care and Hospice

Presented by Georgia Hockenjos, BSN, RN

Serious Incidents and Sentinel Events in Home Care and Hospice

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Video Runtime: 32 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes

The key to improving the safety of home care and hospice patients is an effective sentinel event response policy. This course is designed to educate the participant in sentinel event identification and management. It will also review components of an effective policy. A case study representing the steps involved in managing a common sentinel event concludes the course, giving the participants the opportunity to operationalize the course content.

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Home Care and Hospice QAPI: Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Presented by Georgia Hockenjos, BSN, RN

Home Care and Hospice QAPI: Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

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Video Runtime: 42 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes

The role of the clinician in the quality assurance and performance improvement process is often overlooked, thus making the achievement of lasting performance improvement challenging. This course is designed to provide an understanding of the home health and hospice QAPI (Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement) program, utilizing the RCA (root cause analysis) tool while focusing on the role of the clinician in each step. The course will conclude with an organizational case study to give participants the opportunity to see the process, tools, and concepts applied to an actual home care/hospice scenario.

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Discharge Planning & Transitions for Patients With Complex Care Needs

Presented by Georgia Hockenjos, BSN, RN

Discharge Planning & Transitions for Patients With Complex Care Needs

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Video Runtime: 46 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes

Home health and hospice clinicians, case managers, and discharge planners face many challenges when transitioning patients with complex care needs to and from home care or hospice. This course defines the steps involved in the development of a discharge plan, identifies potential barriers to an effective implementation, offers strategies for managing those barriers, and reviews measures of success and outcome achievement related to effective discharge planning. In closing, a case study is used to operationalize, highlight, and reinforce the concepts discussed in the course.

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Medicare Qualifying Criteria & Recertification Requirements: Part 1

Presented by Georgia Hockenjos, BSN, RN

Medicare Qualifying Criteria & Recertification Requirements: Part 1

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Video Runtime: 33 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 33 Minutes

The key to an organization's ability to provide appropriate patient care, ensure regulatory compliance, and achieve financial success is understanding and operationalizing the Medicare home care qualifying criteria. This course is designed to provide a detailed review of the major Medicare qualifying criteria, using the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual as its reference. Examples and best practice processes will be provided to assist the participants in operationalizing their knowledge. Interactive review, including questions/answers, will be used as a summary to highlight areas of the course. This is Part 1 in a two-part series for Medicare Qualifying Criteria & Recertification Requirements.

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