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Hospice Expert Joining Healthcare Provider Solutions

  •   Article
  •   4/11/2017
  •   Allison Cunningham

 One of Curaport's favorite educators, Katie Wehri, has joined a new firm.  Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. proudly announces the addition of Katie Wehri as Director of Operations Consulting. Katie is certified by the Health Care Compliance Association in health care privacy compliance. She has been working in the hospice, home health, private duty, and palliative care industries for 25-plus years and has held executive level positions in these arenas.

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Under Presure - OASIS Service Utilization Review

  •   Webinar
  •   4/7/2017
  •   Michael McGowan

For Home Health providers, the OASIS process is the central driver for the success, or failure, of any new initiative to produce improved outcomes with reduced cost.  Value-based Purchasing is essentially a Darwin-esque “survival of the fittest” for Home Health Agencies.  Most any problem an agency is facing today can be traced back in some way to how the initial OASIS was completed. 

To succeed today, you're required to abandon the “Norms” of the past twenty years without destroying the structure and function of your agency. Michael McGowan, CEO of Opera Care, delivers a powerful and eye-opening education session to help you fully understand what is happening with Service Utilization Review and how you can set your agency up for success.

 

 

 

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Navigating Alternative Payment Models

  •   Webinar
  •   3/29/2017
  •   Mark Sharp, CPA

CMS has made it clear that the current reimbursement models for healthcare delivery is not sustainable and is in the midst of significant change.  What this means for the Post-Acute Care industry is still somewhat murky, but make no mistake – new Alternative Payment Models are coming and will impact your organization.  Home Care providers can play an increasingly pivotal role in post-acute care delivery, however the key to playing this pivotal role is ensuring the entire organization has a clear understanding of what an Alternative Payment Model (APM) is and the risks associated with implementing these models. 

 

Mark Sharp and Raymond Belles of BKD conducted this educational presentation that will enhance your organization's ability to take a proactive approach to the inevitable reality of new reimbursement models.  Highlights of this session:

 

  • Understanding the Current Payment Reform Landscape
  • Outline an Alternative Payment Model
  • Identifying the Risk to Post Acute Organizations

 

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Episode 24: Michael McGowan of Operacare

  •   Podcast
  •   3/20/2017
  •   Tripp Matthews, Michael McGowan

In an episode that defines the name of the podcast, Michael McGowan of Operacare is our guest this week.  We learn about how Michael went from field nurse to OASIS expert, and how his new company, Operacare, is starting to take the industry by storm.

Michael shares his insights on how Regulators look at clinicial documentation versus how Providers view it, and then really discusses one of the root causes of the maelstrom of change in Home Health Care.

A fascinating and informational conversation to say the least.

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Foundational OASIS Concepts

  •   Webinar
  •   3/10/2017
  •   Chad Whitefield, PTA

The purpose of this webinar is to provide insight into the importance of properly answering portions of the OASIS document that relate to key Medicare initiatives to justify homebound status and medical necessity, as well as providing agencies with training tools to assist in their orientation and training programs. The course will focus on current Medicare changes, the effect of proper scoring on case integrity, insight into training difficult associates, and the impact proper scoring has on the agency. The speaker will also introduce instruments and training tools that allow managers to collect and analyze key metrics as well as tools for use in training start of care clinicians. Course objectives include: 

  1. Understanding of new Medicare initiatives to include Pre-Claim Review and Value Based Purchasing
  2. Understand the effect of proper OASIS scoring on the agency
  3. Identify methods to track and evaluate SOC clinician’s performance
  4. Understand CMS’s intent in answering functional questions inside the OASIS
  5. Understand how to present clinical rational in training SOC clinicians

 

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Episode 23: Nick Seabrook on Homecare 100 and HIMSS

  •   Podcast
  •   3/8/2017
  •   Tripp Matthews, Nick Seabrook

Nick Seabrook of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting returns for a discussion on two of the most important conferences in the healthcare industry.  He recounts the 100 conference in Florida, particularly what was on the minds of the leaders of the Homecare industry (hint:  Trump).

He also talks about his first visit to the HIMSS conference, the enormity of that show, and what the post-acute care space can learn from this conference.

We also get pretty candid about the current state of the Homecare "voice" in the legislative and policy landscape - and how our industry can improve their standing.

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