Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting delivers this very helpful and timely session. The new Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) are designed to develop a more patient-centered, interdisciplinary approach to patient care, while eliminating some of the administrative process requirements currently in place. One of the major changes in the revised CoPs is the new requirement to develop an organizational-wide, data-driven Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program.
Just because the CoP implementation has been delayed, this is still an important issue to address now. Implementing a data-focused QAPI program that monitors organizational-wide data will provide you an opportunity to proactively identify issues and develop improvement plans that help set up your organization for success. Agencies should begin preparations for transitioning to QAPI now.
An up & coming player in the Post-Acute software market just made another big splash. Optima Healthcare Solutions has acquired HospiceSoft, and now will be able to reach all corners of the Post-Acute Care industry - adding to their foothold in the Rehab space as well as their Home Health solution launched this past fall. Keep your eye on this group!
This article is the full Press Release.
Ginny Kenyon and Gretchen Mills of Kenyon HomeCare Consulting deliver this education on OASIS Integrity and ICD10 Coding. Accurate coding and OASIS completion drive clinical and financial outcomes for Home Health agencies. Since a high level of skill is necessary for OASIS accuracy and coding, organizations can struggle with maintaining an acceptable level of internal expertise.
Tracey Moorhead, President & CEO of Elevating Home, joined me for a conversation about Elevating Home, the new national advocacy organization for Home & Community Based Services. This is a very informative discussion about how Elevating Home was formed, WHY it was formed, and what they are going to do in order achieve their mission of making Patient-Centered Care in the Home a fundamental pillar of our national healthcare structure.
We do learn more about Tracey, and how she got to where she is today, and what the plans are for this group now and in the future.
It is an ambitious and great thing Tracey and her group aim to do.
Elevating Home - http://www.elevatinghome.org
Curaport – http://www.curaport.com
VNAA – www.vnaa.org
In April of this year, a two-year project came to fruition with the formation of a new National advocacy organization for the Home Health Care arena: Elevating Home. This article is an editorial perspective on this group, as well as an interview with the President & CEO of Elevating Home, Tracey Moorhead.
Aaron Little and Raymond Belles of BKD sat down with me at the NHPCO conference in Washington recently to discuss the recent happenings in the Home & Community Based Services arena.
We discuss the "pause" in the Pre-Claim Review initiative (which is a somewhat controversial part of this discussion) as well as the delay in the implementation of the new Conditions of Participation for Home Health. Raymond also discusses some of the new Alternate Payment Models that are emerging for Homecare - and what that means moving forward.