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What Every Home Health Administrator and Clinical Director Should Know

  •   Webinar
  •   3/13/2018
  •   Diane Link, RN, MHA

 

The individuals that are running a Home Health Agency feel like one-armed wallpaper hangers these days.  Home Health Directors are faced with many challenges during the workday from clinical issues to reading financials to finding and retaining good clinicians.   In this webinar we will review key items that every Clinical Director or Director of Nursing needs to know to perform their job.  Included will be how to use data to drive results, key performance indicators, scorecards and dashboards and what to do with those finance reports.

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Medicare Home Health Cost Report

  •   Webinar
  •   2/27/2018
  •   John Reisinger, CPA

It is more important than you think!

The Medicare Home Health Cost Report (MCR) is a form similar to the Tax Return in that it was designed to enable the demographic, operational & financial information for the thousands of Home Health Agencies (HHAs) across the nation to be presented in one standardized format for analysis and review.  The MCR has long been undervalued and underestimated as to its impact on regulatory and reimbursement changes.  This predates the Prospective Payment System (PPS).  But since the inception of the OASIS document, and especially since the inception of PPS, the MCR has been a tool that has greatly shaped (both positively and negatively) our regulatory and reimbursement changes.

 

The better our industry understands this, the more that we should appreciate the importance of the MCR and the need for accurate information therein.  Please join us for this education session.

 

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QAPI Series, Part 4: Revenue Cycle & Episode Management

  •   Webinar
  •   12/12/2017
  •   Diane Link, RN, MHA

Home Health Agencies are already learning about what the new Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program means for their business.  The new requirements for providers, which were introduced in the new Conditions of Participation for Home Health, are inclusive of Program Oversight, Executive Responsibility, Scope, Data and Activities.

The new requirement for QAPI is to include an organizational wide approach to performance improvement.  Revenue Cycle Management is an integral part of an organization ability to grow and meet the needs of the community.  In this fourth session of a four-part series on the new QAPI initiative, Diane Link and Jess Stover of BlackTree Healthcare Consultants will focus on how to assess your agency’s Revenue Cycle and provide information on how to make improvements that will benefit your agency. 

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Episode 27: HHGM Discussion with Nick Seabrook

  •   Podcast
  •   10/25/2017
  •   Tripp Matthews, Nick Seabrook

The proposed new Home Health Grouping Model has everyone astir in the Homecare space.  Nick Seabrook, of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting is back on the pod to discuss this massive issue.

We discuss what the major changes are in this Proposed Rule, how they will impact agencies, and why CMS has made this paradigm-shifting change.

 

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Proposed Home Health PPS Rule 2018 - Part 3

  •   Webinar
  •   10/3/2017
  •   John Reisinger, CPA

This final session of this Home Health PPS Rule 2018 series focuses on the changes that will financially impact the industry at the agency level as compared to the projected impact to the industry as a whole that CMS identifies (-0.4%).  Important statistic:  at least one CBSA for 2018 is looking at a reduction of at least 16% for all 918 payment rates, and 218 CBSAs are looking at average payment reductions greater than the -0.4% projected by CMS.  Do you know what this change will be for your agency?  Do you want to know?  Then this education session is for you!

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Proposed Home Health PPS Rule 2018 - Part 1

  •   Webinar
  •   9/8/2017
  •   John Reisinger, CPA

This webinar series will cover the significant changes from a financial and operational perspective of the Proposed Home Health PPS Rule for 2018.  This first webinar is an overview of the significant changes; especially highlighting significant and potentially unexpected changes.  We will also identify how the CMS projected impact to industry reimbursement is commonly different than what it is for most agencies throughout the industry, and review how interested parties and comment and impact this and other regulations.

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