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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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: