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.
Under Home Health’s new Conditions of Participation, the Aide has two new competencies that must be performed prior to January 13th implementation date for existing employees. Then, all new home health aides will be bound by these new Conditions as well. Come learn about Common Skin Conditions and Communications Skills for your Home Health Aides!
There has been significant buzz around the topic of Physician burn-out due to the increased burden of administrative tasks. While I do not disagree with this issue, I must ask the question: How about the burn out of the provider’s office staff?
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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.