Business Lines

Business Lines

Segments

What is a Security Risk Assessment and Why Do You Need One?

  •   Webinar
  •   11/8/2017
  •   John McDuffie

 

Do you have a HIPAA compliant Risk Assessment? Are you doing enough to protect PHI and ePHI? Completing a checklist or performing the minimum number of steps to render a Risk Assessment does not guarantee your Risk Assessment is HIPAA compliant.

Are you aware a Security Risk Assessment is one of the four mandatory ACI transition measures and it plays a role in all 4 mandatory measures and the 7 optional measures?  This webinar demonstrates how Data Security is NOT just an issue for your software system or IT department.

Details  

What Is a Security Risk Assessment?

  •   Article
  •   10/31/2017
  •   John McDuffie

In the healthcare realm, protecting your network and data is the law. Protecting PHI and ePHI requires many safeguards including strong password protection and strict adherence to policies governing the handling of PHI and ePHI to mention a few. Every possible step must be taken to ensure a patient’s information is not compromised.  This article provides excellent insight into how you can protect your data and protect your practice!

Details  

Compliance Series, Part 1: The Change from Volume to Value

  •   Webinar
  •   10/25/2017
  •   Michael McGowan

The Penalty Box is our new monthly webinar series on the latest compliance and regulatory issues facing home health. This series is produced in partnership with OperaCare, a software and services company that focuses automating the quality assurance process for home health.  Over the next several months, we will take an in depth look at HOW your agency can make these changes and be positioned for success with the new HHGM model and with Value Based Purchasing.

 

This first session, led by Michael McGowan and Kristi Bajer of Operacare, is an overview that lays the foundation towards the direction the home care industry is moving.  Specific areas of focus and the learning objectives for this webinar are providing legacy home health practices and metrics for success and why agencies continuing with these practices aren’t likely to be around for long, introducing big data-how CMS monitors home health agencies activities, what reports you should be monitoring for you agency, and offering the basics your referral sources are looking for in a post-acute partner.

 

Details  

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.

 

Details  

QAPI Series, Part 2: Patient Satisfaction

  •   Webinar
  •   10/24/2017
  •   Diane Link, RN, MHA

In this second session of a four-part series on the new QAPI initiative, Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consultants provides a detailed analysis of how HHCAHPS play a role in both Five Star Rating and VBP. This education session will help to provide an understanding of how Patient Satisfaction plays a more significant role in QAPI programs.  This webinar focuses on the following three HHCAHPS domains:  Care of Patients, Communication and Specific Care Issues.

Details  

Best Practices for Optimizing Patient Risk Adjustment Scores

  •   Article
  •   10/19/2017
  •   Ronnie Smith, MD, ABIM, RPVI

It is imperative that healthcare providers quickly learn to navigate the new order of Risk Adjustment payment methodologies to insure optimal reimbursement for their services.  Leading industry expert Ronnie Smith, MD, has provided this article to shed light on this important and changing topic for providers.

Details