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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

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Understanding the Effect Functional Scoring Has On Your Agency

  •   Webinar
  •   6/12/2017
  •   Chad Whitefield, PTA

 This informative webinar reviews not only the importance of performing the Functional Scoring of the OASIS correctly, but will also give insight into developing training programs for your staff to include tools and instruments to make it easier to accurately evaluate and answer these vital questions and to understand the impact it has on the practice.  Chad Whitefield of ARMG provides insight into the importance of properly answering the functional potion of the OASIS document as well as providing agencies with training tools to assist in training programs. The course focuses on the history, purpose, definitions, and importance of the functional OASIS questions.

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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.

 

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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. 

 

Links:

 

Elevating Home - http://www.elevatinghome.org

 

Curaport – http://www.curaport.com

 

VNAA – www.vnaa.org

 

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Elevating Home: Raising the Bar for Patient-Centered Care at Home

  •   Article
  •   5/16/2017
  •   Tripp Matthews

In April of this year, a two-year project came to fruition with the formation of a new National advocacy organization for the Home Health Care arena:  Elevating Home.  This article is an editorial perspective on this group, as well as an interview with the President & CEO of Elevating Home, Tracey Moorhead. 

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Episode 25: Aaron Little and Raymond Belles of BKD

  •   Podcast
  •   5/9/2017
  •   Tripp Matthews, Aaron Little, Raymond Belles

Aaron Little and Raymond Belles of BKD sat down with me at the NHPCO conference in Washington recently to discuss the recent happenings in the Home & Community Based Services arena.

We discuss the "pause" in the Pre-Claim Review initiative (which is a somewhat controversial part of this discussion) as well as the delay in the implementation of the new Conditions of Participation for Home Health.  Raymond also discusses some of the new Alternate Payment Models that are emerging for Homecare - and what that means moving forward.

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