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In this issue: Job Fair Opportunity | AHA Webinar | Medicare University | RAC Certification Course | Community Calendar

February 10, 2017

Elder Abuse Webinar

Need a refresher on reporting elder abuse?

Save March 22 for a free HAH webinar covering elder abuse and mandatory reporting in Hawaii. The webinar starts at 10:00 a.m. and is customized for healthcare workers and other professionals who work with the elderly.

Kristine Shimogawa of the Hawaii Department of Health’s Adult Protective and Community Services Branch is the speaker. The topics include what constitutes elder abuse, and how to report it to the state.

Attendance is limited to the first 100 registrants. Participants do not need to be employees of HAH member organizations. Registration details will be available in future issues of HAH Update.

Job Fair Opportunity

The University of Hawaii Center on Aging is holding a Career Day in Aging and job fair on March 15 at the UH Manoa Campus Center ballroom.

Students from UH Manoa, the community colleges, as well as private colleges and some high schools have been invited to attend. Career counselors will be available to assist with job searches, resumes, and career goal discussions. Free pizza will be offered, while supplies last.

The job fair is co-sponsored by the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society, and organizations interested in recruiting at the job fair may book a table for $75 (no retail sales are allowed).

For more information contact  To secure a table contact Sherry Goya, executive director of the Society, at, or (808) 722-8487.  The deadline for table reservations is March 1.

Registration flyer   |   More information

AHA Webinar

Those interested in the “Hospitals Against Violence” series co-sponsored by the American Hospital Association and the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management can still register for the Feb. 15 webinar.

Titled “Risk Violence in Health Care: Promoting and Creating a Culture Shift to Universal Precautions,” the webinar will start at 10 a.m. Hawaii time.

In this session, the speaker will provide a framework and some practical strategies to assist organizations in making the necessary shift to a culture that is “zero” tolerant for patient aggression and establishes universal precautions for its staff.

The speaker is Monica Cooke, RNC, MA, CPHQ, CPHRM, FASHRM, who has more than 38 years of experience in the field of behavioral health and substance abuse in both administrative and executive quality/risk positions.
Click here to register.

Medicare University

The Healthcare Association of Hawaii and Pathway Health are teaming up to offer a local, three-day intensive seminar on Medicare billing.

The Medicare University program will be offered at the Arcadia Retirement Residence in Honolulu on Feb. 27 to March 1. It is designed to meet the needs of clinicians and anyone involved in billing who finds him/herself mired in confusing, complex and ever-changing regulations and requirements.
The session topics include:
  • Fundamentals of Medicare 
  • Managing Medicare A in a SNF 
  • Managing the SNF documentation process
  • Rehabilitation Therapy under PPS 
  • PPS Payment System & MDS Assessment Scheduling 
  • RUG-IV 
  • Consolidated Billing for Facility Management Teams
  • Medical Review/Additional Development Request
The American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The Medicare University program has been approved for 22.5 CEs.

The workshop fee for AANAC members is $575; non-members pay $775. Register here and click on "Honolulu" under the "class location and date" section or call 877-777-5463.

RAC Certification Course in Honolulu

The Healthcare Association of Hawaii is partnering with Pathway Health and the Arcadia Retirement Residence to bring to Hawaii a three-day course for resident assessment coordinators.

The American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination’s (AANAC) Resident Assessment Coordinator – Certified (RAC-CT) certification is a nationally recognized credential for people working in long term care environments.

Participants should have experience working with the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process and the Minimum Data Set 3.0 (MDS 3.0).

The course will run Feb. 22 to Feb. 24 at the Arcadia Retirement Residence in Honolulu. The fee for AANAC members is $575; for non-members, $775.

Register here and click on “Honolulu” under the "class dates and locations" section or call 877-777-5463.

Community Calendar

2017 PEPPER Webinar Series 1 of 2: Adding PEPPER to Your Hospice Compliance Spice Rack
Feb. 16, 10:00 - 11:30 am

5th Cross Cultural Health Care Conference
Feb. 17-18
Ala Moana Hotel

Improving Oral Health: Using Telehealth to Create Hawai`i’s Virtual Dental Home
Feb 17, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Queen's Conference Center

A listing of more healthcare-related education and events is available online.

HAH Events

RAC Certification Course
Feb. 22 - 24
Arcadia Retirement Residence
$575 for AANAC members; $775 for non-members
Register here and click on “Honolulu” under the "class dates and locations" section or call 877-777-5463.

Medicare University 3-Day Intensive Seminar
Feb. 27, 28, and March 1
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arcadia Retirement Residence
Register here and click on “Honolulu” under the "class location and date" section or call 877-777-5463.

HAH Annual Meeting
July 18
Hawaii Prince Hotel
*For HAH Members Only*

HAH Advocacy Day
August 22
Hawaii Prince Hotel
*For HAH Members Only*

HAH Awards & Scholarship Gala
October 21
Ko'olau Ballrooms
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