HCAF: Value Analysis of a Home Health Episode: A Step-By-Step Guide to Successful Outcomes (SN, OT, ST & PT - 1.5 ACCT - 1)

1 module


Course Length
80 mins

HCAF eLearning



The focus of recent health care reform efforts for CMS providers is the shift from “volume to value,” including home health agencies that deliver care to homebound clients. A review of the latest program updates reveals a consistent effort to address and improve the value quotient of home care services; rebasing, value-based purchasing (VBP), Pre-Claim Review, and Alternative Payment Models (APM). In addition, other proposed refinements, such as episodic bundling for ACOs, reflect a value-based expectation from home health providers. HHSM presents the development of a value-based home health episode in this progressive presentation. By employing a chronologic, step-by-step review of the value construction of a contemporary home care program, attendees can identify opportunities to evolve their care programs in value terms. From intake to admissions, OASIS to point of care, care delivery to in-episode management, patient satisfaction to quality discharges; all aspects of the Home Health episode are addressed in terms of compliance with the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual Home Health Chapter 7. The panel of presenters will outline how they ensure the value development of home health programs, including the production of care targets and program delivery paths that lead to greater than 4.0 Star Ratings along with desired patient satisfaction scores. Case Studies and Interactive demos will be employed; don’t miss this important opportunity to gain insight into value care production.

Instructors: Arnie Cisneros, Kimberly McCormick, Astrid Roeder and Melissa County of Home Health Strategic Management​


PT credits awarded for course completions are approved for 1 year and expire at the end of the calendar year unless otherwise stated.

For a complete list of courses offering PT credits for this year, click here.


At the end of the presentation the learner will be able to:

1. Identify CMS Care Reforms that define “Volume to Value”

2. Outline areas of the Home Health model affected by these reforms

3. Identify these areas individually and estimate their effect on HH outcomes clinically & fiscally

4.Demonstrate successful protocols and practices to achieve value-based success in these HH areas

5. Identify how step-by-step success in the development and delivery of a Home Health episode achieves desired value outcomes


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate HCAF Course Certificate

Learning Credits

HCAF Course: Value Analysis of a Home Health Episode: A Step-By-Step Guide to Successful Outcomes
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