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Top Survey Deficiencies from the New Conditions of Participation

  •   Webinar
  •   9/6/2018
  •   Diane Link, RN, MHA

*Fresh with updates from the Final Interpretive Guidelines

Being survey ready is an ongoing process that doesn’t occur weeks or months before the survey opportunity window.  Agencies need to be aware of high risk areas and survey focus items.  This education session reviews the top survey deficiencies areas identified in 2018 and what agencies can do now to be in a constant state of survey readiness.

 

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Episode 32: PDGM with Nick Seabrook

  •   Podcast
  •   8/20/2018
  •   Tripp Matthews, Nick Seabrook

In this episode, Nick Seabrook of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting educates me on the new Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).  He outlines the "new" elements of this major shift in Home Health reimbursement, how it will impact agencies, and touches on what agencies can do now to get ready for this.

 

 

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Secrets to a Positive Home Health Survey Experience

  •   Webinar
  •   8/14/2018
  •   Tammy Hutson, RN, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-H

Your Home Health Agency will be surveyed soon.  With all the changes that are constant in the world of Home Health, one thing that does not change is the importance of preparing well for a surveyor to walk through your door - especially with new Conditions of Participation and outcome-driven care now the norm.  How to prepare for and perform well in your next Survey should not be a secret.

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Episode 31: Pre-Claim Review with Aaron Little of BKD

  •   Podcast
  •   8/13/2018
  •   Tripp Matthews, Aaron Little

In this episode, I get to the bottom of Pre-Claim Review, and the "new" version of PCR called Review Choice Demonstration, thanks to Aaron Little of BKD. This new podcast episode goes really in depth on the origin of PCR, and how it ultimately came to its end. It also sheds light on what to expect with the resurrected version!

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InBoxing: Pre-Claim Review is back...kind of

  •   Article
  •   8/2/2018
  •   Tripp Matthews, Aaron Little

In this "InBoxing" article, Aaron Little of BKD discusses (the artist formerly known as) Pre-Claim Review. The Medicare home health pre-claim review (PCR) process implemented in 2016 created extensive operational challenges and payment delays and was eventually “paused” in 2017.  A new threat to operational efficiency and cash flow has been proposed to replace PCR in the form of the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD).  

Aaron and I discuss why it has resurfaced, what has changed, what will be different this time around, and a new name for this significant regulatory change.

 

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Care Coordination: Caring for the Patient Using an Interdisciplinary Approach

  •   Webinar
  •   7/24/2018
  •   Melissa Abbott, RN, MSN, MHA

Effective care coordination and case management are dependent upon the interdisciplinary team working together towards collaborative goals and coordinating patient care in a proactive manner. Effective case management can enhance patient outcomes by planning a course of interventions and developing a plan to achieve the goal. This webinar will provide an understanding of what an effective case management model looks like and how you can ensure its success within your agency to ensure compliance with the CoP’s.

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