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The implementation of the new CoPs will prove to be an enormous time and cost burden to your agency. With the CMS push-back to January of 2018, time is clearly on your side. But you cannot afford to wait. Training your agency and getting policies and procedures into place NOW will prove invaluable in preparing for the January implementation date. While care planning and care coordination requirements are at the core of the new CoPs, the entire organization will need re-working. Arlene Maxim and Stefanie Woodrow will guide you through some of the most concerning elements of these new conditions, with focused attention to: · Organization and Administration · Care Planning and Care Coordination · Home Care Aide Requirements Creating an assessment and a plan of care that is unique to the individual patient with limited orders and specific goals will be new territory for agencies. Arlene and Stefanie will provide strategies for communicating with and gathering information from providers in other settings. Course Instructor - Arlene Maxim RN & Stefanie Woodrow​ Read More

This session will provide an update of recent accounting pronouncements that impact the financial statements of home care agencies. Course Authors: Charity Hathorne, Gregg Hathorne Read More

Unlike other Medicare service providers, clinicians in the home health care industry are isolated as they plan care, develop service utilization, and complete documentation. Studies show that a team approach increases job satisfaction and accuracy -- so why aren’t we doing this in the home health care industry? Most agencies have clinicians tied up in a never-ending loop of repeated corrections and returns causing frustration, extra work, after hours documentation, and high turnover. Learn how to develop and utilize OASIS data during the home visit, implement the evidence-based care plan using the referring diagnosis (not the subjective nursing assessment), and bring the claim to a RAP-ready state as the clinician leaves the home. Read More

An applicant to receive a Florida home care agency license must have the financial ability to operate. This session provides the information necessary to correctly and successfully submit a Proof of Financial Ability form to the Agency for Health Care Administration. Read More

Does your agency provide the flu vaccine or are you depending on outside practitioners to administer the vaccine to your patients? Take control of the flu vaccine OASIS item by developing your own vaccine program. Whether it be for individual patients, or a mass flu shot clinic, this session will give you all the tools needed to develop and manage your own vaccination program. Protocols to obtain the vaccine, managing a flu shot clinic, and billing the vaccine will be presented. Course Instructor - Christina Crumbley RN, MSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, Greystone Health Network  Read More

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​ Read More

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