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Home Health CoP Series #2: Care Planning and Coordination of Services

  •   Webinar
  •   9/1/2017
  •   Sharon Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA

In this second of a four-part series on the new Home Health Conditions of Participation, Sharon Litwin, of 5 Star Consultants, educates your organization on the changes to the Care Planning, Coordination of Services, Skilled and Aide Services Conditions of Participation.  This session is largely focused on the Patient-centered approach to care delivery, and is an depth look at the new elements and main changes to the Care Planning and Coordination of Services CoP’s – and how that emphasizes CMS’s focus on patient-centered and data-driven patient care.


QAPI Series, Part 1 - Reducing Acute Care Hospitalizations

  •   Webinar
  •   6/26/2017
  •   Diane Link, RN, MHA

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.  This education session will help to provide an understanding of how to use your Data to affect change in a specific High Risk area:  Acute Care Hospitalizations.

In this second session of a three-part series on the new QAPI initiative, Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consultants provides a detailed analysis of how using the data contained in your CASPER Report can help you reduce your Acute Care Hospitalizations


OperaCare Announces Senior Executives

  •   Article
  •   6/14/2017
  •   Michael McGowan

Michael McGowan, President and Founder of Operacare, has added two top talents to his team.  Carl Queton is now the VP of Sales & Marketing, and Kristi Bajer is the VP of Clinical Operations.  This company is growing fast, and for good reason.  Their solutions and services are innovative, under-utilized, and very needed. 


New QAPI Guidelines

  •   Webinar
  •   5/23/2017
  •   Diane Link, RN, MHA

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.



OASIS Integrity & ICD10 Coding

  •   Webinar
  •   5/18/2017
  •   Ginny Kenyon, RN, MN

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.


Episode 26: Tracey Moorhead of Elevating Home

  •   Podcast
  •   5/16/2017
  •   Tripp Matthews, Tracey Moorhead


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. 




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