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Are Your Records up to Par?

  • Thursday, June 29, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Webinar


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed

The Kansas Home Care & Hospice Association is pleased to bring you this educational program through an agreement with the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts.

The complexity of record keeping has increased with the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Staff need to understand the essentials of records management, so your medical records meet compliance standards. Records need to be accurate, complete, and have proper signature. Signing of consents is an area that brings up many questions for clinicians. Have your questions answered in this 60-minute webinar. In addition, it will be discussed what to do for release of information requests and sending records for discharge planning now that the Public Health Emergency (PHE) is ending. Join us to learn the essential components of recordkeeping so that your records are up to par!

Audience: This webinar is a necessary topic for Administrators; Compliance; Privacy Officer; Clinical Management; Clinicians; Human Resources; Medical Records and IT.


  • Examine the basics of Medical Record Management & Rules Legal Record Components
    •  Charting at point of care
  • Comprehend the Legalities of the Medical Record including:
    •  Accuracy, Completeness         
    • Validity of Consents
    • Who can sign/witness consents
    • E-signature requirements
  • Understand Release of Information Requirements
    • Who can authorize
    • HIPAA/COP requirements for timely release
    • What documents are to be released for effective discharge planning.
  • Review the correct retention methods for scanned & permanent documents


    Joan L. Usher, BS, RHIA, HCS-D, ACE-HH. ACE-H, President and Founder of JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized expert in the field of home health and hospice coding and health information management. Joan is a AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM trainer and Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis (HCS-D) by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance. Usher has a degree in Health Record Administration and has been consulting for over 35 years. Joan is Past President, Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA), a component organization of the American Health Information Management (AHIMA) that is considered the premier organization which credentials individuals as certified coders. She has taught ICD coding for over 30 years and has educated over 25,000 people in nationwide. Joan received the Distinguished Member Award in 2017 from MaHIMA.

    Confirmation:  Prior to the webinar, a Webinar link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to click on this link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts if available and evaluation link. 

    Registration:  The registration deadline is Tuesday, June 27. Registrations fee is per person.  The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide.  

    KHCHA Members:  

    • $89 / person - one live webinar connection


    • $178/ person - one live webinar connection

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