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This important and informative one-hour webinar will be presented by health care attorney Lani M. Dornfeld, Esq. Lani will review the ongoing statewide moratorium in Florida on newly-enrolling home health agencies in Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) recently-revised Access Waiver Demonstration. CMS has revised the demonstration to waive certain requirements under the 21st Century Cures Act, to enable providers to receive Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP payment for items and services within the provider’s approved service area for the demonstration. Some providers not previously able to benefit from the demonstration may now qualify based on the revised provisions, and may be able to apply to CMS for the waiver. Course Author: Lani Dornfeld, Esq. Read More

This "4 R" concept is a sure fire way to help any home care agency become known as one of the best in their community. Kevin will show attendees how to use education to help attract, keep and make your agency receive glowing marks from your client base which will boost the one R everyone wants more of …Revenue. Hiring practices, compliance, and continuing education can make your agency see less turnover and help you receive more positive reviews and referrals to help create a better bottom line. Course Author: Kevin Lambing Read More

Recent statistics show that something has changed at the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) level. The overturn rate has drastically fallen over the past year. If you receive a denial of your claim-- how to meet the higher, more difficult standard that is being set? Now, more than ever, dealing with the Medicare appeals process can be confusing and frustrating. Gleaned from thousands of appeals and hundreds of hearings, we will address the appeal process, preparation, and presentation tips for ALJ hearings to push you towards success, including laying the groundwork during the entire Medicare appeals process to build toward a winning presentation. This also includes guidance on writing lower level appeals that both support payment at earlier levels and build a strong foundation for the hearing. For the ALJ hearing, it introduces procedural documents, administrative tasks prior to the hearing, how to prepare for the hearing, and presentation pointers to maximize the chance for a successful outcome. The appeals process is not an experience we wish to have, but home health agencies can put a positive spin on it as a staff development and learning opportunity. Course Author: Joseph Osentoski, BAS, RN-BC Read More

At first glance, the most significant changes to OASIS for the 2019 version appear to primarily be more Section GG items and new Section J items. These additions definitely merit review, but there are changes to existing items and deletions of several items entirely! Join Rhonda Crawford, BSN, RN, CHCE, HCS-D, HCS-O, COS-C, on Halloween for an analysis of the impact the OASIS-D version will have on the comprehensive assessment and the assessing clinician’s data collection and documentation strategies. Course Instructor - Rhonda Crawford BSN, RN, CHCE, HCS-D, HCS-O, COS-C Read More

This presentation includes a detailed review of the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) Guidance on Integumentary items. Ensure that your clinicians are able to answer these questions with 100% accuracy: -When is a re-epithelialized wound still considered a "current" wound? -What does granulation tissue really look like? -Can avascular tissue be present on a Stage 2 pressure ulcer? -How is "most problematic" defined in OASIS? -What impact do these three OASIS items have on case mix and outcome measurement? Precision in assessing, documentation, and coding is critical to providing the appropriate level of services for healing to occur for your patients. Course Author: Rhonda Crawford BSN, RN, CHCE, HCS-D, HCS-O, COS-C Read More

The IMPACT Act of 2014 is the driving force behind the transition to the OASIS-C2 version in 2017 and will also cause significant changes to the dataset during 2018. IMPACT requires Home Health Agencies to collect and report data for quality measures that are also standardized for Long-Term Care Hospitals, Inpatient Rehab Facilities, and Skilled Nursing Facilities. -Are you aware of the new quality measures for which data is now being collected and reported? -Do you know what types of changes IMPACT will cause in the OASIS for 2019? Make sure you understand all of the implications of IMPACT on your agency - this is a game-changer! Course Author: Rhonda Crawford BSN, RN, CHCE, HCS-D, HCS-O, COS-C Read More

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