This webinar provides a review of the services required to be provided under the Medicare hospice benefit and the Medicare home health benefit as well as the services covered under a Medicaid Waiver - and how they can coexist with hospice or home health. Common non-compliant practices will be discussed along with suggestions for coordination of care. Specific areas of focus are: Federal regulations regarding hospice services, home health services and Medicaid waiver services; why some common practices are non-compliant and provide examples of compliant practices, and care coordination requirements.
In this fourth episode of the Homecare & Technology Podcast Series, Tripp Matthews of Curaport and Danielle Pierotti of Elevating HOME are joined by Wanda Coley, COO of Well Care Home Health, and Michael McGowan, Founder and President of OperaCare, LLC. This episode is about Data in the Homecare space. A big, and important word and topic in all of healthcare today, we discuss the quality of the information and data that is most utilized to run Homecare organizations. Also, an interesting question on are we looking at the right data when managing our agencies both now and for the future.
Again, this discussion turned to ensuring the data that is collected through technology is done correctly by the humans providing the care and documenting that care.
This is a great series, and we are happy to have you on this journey with us!
Katie Wehri of Healthcare Provider Solutions is back. The Continuous Home Care (CHC) level of care has been an area of focus from authorities and misused by some hospices. This webinar explains not only the criteria for billing this level of care but will also clear up myths about CHC, share examples of situations that meet the criteria for CHC and those that do not, and address common operational issues with this level of care.
This webinar, presented by Katie Wehri, CHPC, of Healthcare Provider Solutions, compares and contrasts the basics of Hospice Care vs. Palliative Care – including their similarities and differences. Katie helps you understand the history and evolution of hospice and palliative care, while also explaining the best use of both Hospice and Palliative Care, and their impact on the patient, consumer, and also the healthcare provider.
Said one attendee, "This was a fabulous insight in to the difference between Palliative Care and Hospice."
In this episode, Tripp Matthews of Curaport and Danielle Pierotti of Elevating HOME are joined by Ryan Cavanaugh, CIO of Fusion Healthcare, and Teresa Craig, VP of Client Strategy at Netsmart Technologies. The second episode is about Technology as it relates to Policy and Regulatory matters in Homecare. We discuss where Technology has driven policy changes, and also how Technology is enabling Regulatory Compliance for Homecare providers.
An interesting tangent was taken about the struggles of many agencies to afford the technologies that would further enhance their compliance with policies and regulations. Also, how the adoption and usage of Technology is still much of the problem when it comes to the intersection of Technology and Homecare.
With the needed change in GIP utilization, hospice agencies are struggling to keep Inpatient Unit (or Hospice House) beds full. More are offering residential care (routine home care level of care in a hospice house or inpatient unit) and finding it difficult to meet all the regulations for these patients who typically have a longer length of stay than patients receiving inpatient care. Katie Wehri of Healthcare Provider Solutions delivers valuable education on this.