The Penalty Box is our monthly webinar series on the latest compliance and regulatory issues facing home health. The fifth session in this series, led by Michael McGowan of Operacare, provides an education on Scribing and how this process can revolutionize the care provision in Homecare while significantly increasing quality and compliance.
Homecare is the only segment of the Healthcare continuum which isolates its nurses to assess and chart, do complete care planning, and manage a patient’s outcomes. This has created long gaps between OASIS assessment completion and being able to care for the patient. Good outcomes are difficult to attain because of this in many cases.
Lower extremity amputations attributed to complexities of the diabetic foot are well demonstrated to be preventable. Knowledge regarding current preventive strategies is not widely understood or taught to staff nurses. This presentation focuses on identifying the foot at risk for foot ulcers and lower extremity amputation, and provides an organized prevention program model for agencies and facilities to incorporate in their Diabetes Education Programs.
Part 1 of a 2-part series on Diabetic Foot Care.
Many Home Health and Homecare agencies are seeing an increase in the amount of care provided by their Aides. Home Health Aides are an integral part of the care team and it is critical for them to be able to identify and report common disease processes that they may observe. Recognizing the symptoms of these diseases is a very basic, yet important skill that Aides must learn. This webinar provides this education for two of the most common diseases in Homecare: CHF and COPD.
With margins shrinking and competition growing, it’s critical to utilize industry-wide and agency specific data, not generalized assumptions to identify agency strengths & weaknesses as well as areas for growth & improvement in both sales activity and financial outcomes. Using current and historical trended data agencies can develop a plan to decrease operating costs, identify key areas of margin improvement and focus on specific tasks to impact change.
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Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting will be presenting the initial webinar of this series. This session focuses on Home Health Nurses and the required documentation including tips for clinicians documentation that will support requirements for compliance and billing requirements. Included are tips for documentation that will support the care provided and be defensible to surveys and audit.
The Penalty Box is our ongoing 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.
Know your data. Agencies are being told this is important as the industry continues to move into VBP, and eventually HHGM. If you don’t understand the problem, how can you correct it? It’s time to use data to position your agency ahead of the others.