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CoPs Overview Webinar Webinar 1 of 7: Overview The first session will address the regulatory changes that will require amended policies, procedures, and forms by the July 13, 2017 effective date, with special focus on the following major new provisions: quality assessment and performance improvement plan, policies, and procedures; infection control plan, policies, and procedures; patient rights requirements; and, written patient instructions. Webinar 2 of 7: Patient Care & Organizational Environment  This session will address changes to CoPs subparts B (patient care) and C (organizational environment), which cover: compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to health and safety of patients; emergency preparedness; organization and administration of services; clinical records; personnel qualifications; basis and scope; and, release and reporting of patient identifiable OASIS information. Webinar 3 of 7: Patient Rights This session will address 484.50, which covers all of the new patient rights notice forms, policies, processes, and tools that home health agencies need in order to be compliant. Webinar 4 of 7: Assessment and Care Planning Requirements This session will address 484.55 and 484.60, which cover new assessment and care planning requirements Webinar 5 of 7: Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement This session will address 484.65, which cover quality assessment and performance improvement requirements, tools, and guidance. Webinar 6 of 7: Infection Control This session will address 484.70, which covers infection control program requirements and how to implement in an agency. Webinar 7 of 7: Job Descriptions This session will address 484.75 and 484.80, which cover skilled professional services and home health aide services Read More

You know that the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Model is expected to improve coordination and health outcomes in home health, and that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) demo has been underway in Florida since January 2016. But, do you have all the information you need to transform your organization into a high performing agency under VBP? Prognosticators anticipate the continued transition away from fee-for-service payment models toward value-based purchasing under President Trump. Beginning March 1 through April, HCAF will host six webinars presented by national experts in Medicare billing, OASIS, and outcomes enhancement to help you obtain incentives for providing quality care with greater efficiency. Topics covered range from bathing to bed transferring and discharging to drug education. As a series, these webinars focus on high priority improvement areas that impact VBP goals.​ Webinar 1 of 6: Preventing Unplanned Hospital Care​ Webinar 2 of 6: Bed Transfers/Bathing/Ambulation​ Webinar 3 of 6: HHCAHPS/Communicatio Webinar 4 of 6: HHCAHPS/Specific Care Issues Webinar 5 of 6: Oral Medications, Dyspnea and Pain Webinar 6 of 6: Drug Education/Vaccines Read More

This Coding Learning System will head your staff and coders on the right road to ICD-10! This 3 session, multi-topic audio/PowerPoint series includes a discussion of what’s ahead with ICD-10 - section by section - with emphasis on those portions that could be challenging in this new system. As definitions and clarification are revealed, the attendee will gain a roadmap to accuracy and understanding of ICD-10. Use these educational sessions in a classroom setting or your clinicians can do this in a self-directed scenario. These sessions offer: Modules on CD broken down into topical sections, Posttests for each module to assure competency and retention of knowledge, Attendance log to track employee attendance in group education settings, Printable handouts for reference and Certificates of Completion. Author: Laura B. Waddle Read More

This OASIS Learning System takes the clinician on a journey! Clinicians who are responsible for collecting OASIS data face many trials when applying CMS guidance on answering the OASIS questions. This 17 session series includes a discussion of the entire OASIS dataset - section by section - with emphasis placed on those portions of OASIS guidance that are not readily apparent at first glance. As definitions and clarification are revealed, the attendee will gain a roadmap to increased OASIS accuracy and understanding. Use these educational sessions in a classroom setting or your clinicians can do this in a self-directed scenario. Rhonda Crawford, BSN, RN, CHCE, COS-C has been in home care since 1991. One of the nation’s leading OASIS experts, Rhonda has recorded the audio for these sessions. Read More

Clients, family members, and other referral sources are constantly looking for the most comprehensive portfolio of service options when choosing a private duty provider.  Safety along with convenience is critical for clients and the easier it is for them to receive physician ordered tests, the better! Portable imaging services performed in a client’s home offer a convenient, fast, and reliable solution. Take a brief walk through the history of portable x-ray services and learn about the technological advances which allow hospital-grade x-ray, ultrasound, and cardiac monitoring to be performed wherever a client calls home.  Examine the regulatory differences between portable imaging and fixed-site imaging providers, to ensure accurate and appropriate client care.  Set your agency apart from your competitors by considering the value a portable imaging partnership can bring to your clients and to your business. Read More

The Home Care Association of Florida (HCAF) invites you to join us for Home Care Connect, your fall gathering of local home care professionals taking place in 11 cities, plus two webinars! At the top of the meeting, guest speaker and Healthcare Provider Solutions CEO Melinda Gaboury, COS-C, will help you and your staff understand the alphabet soup of home health changes on the horizon, including: RCD – Medicare's Home Health Review Choice Demonstration for pre-claim or post-payment review of claims starting next year; PDGM – The Patient-Driven Groupings Model is widely viewed as the most dramatic overhaul of the Medicare payment system in nearly two decades, and set to go into effect in 2020; and, HHVBP – Next year is the second of the five-year Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model, with reimbursement tied to quality at a maximum adjustment of +/– 5%. In addition, HCAF Executive Director Bobby Lolley, RN, and Director of Government Affairs and Communications Kyle Simon will also provide federal and state legislative and regulatory updates. With all of the major changes coming sooner than later – not to mention new CoPs, transition to OASIS-D, and EVV implementation for Medicaid home care services – no home health care agency leader should miss this opportunity to learn, connect, and prepare to position your agency to succeed in this new era of home- and community-based services. Course Author: Melinda Gaboury, Bobby Lolley RN & Kyle SImon Read More

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