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Hospice Expert Joining Healthcare Provider Solutions

  •   Article
  •   4/11/2017
  •   Allison Cunningham

 One of Curaport's favorite educators, Katie Wehri, has joined a new firm.  Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. proudly announces the addition of Katie Wehri as Director of Operations Consulting. Katie is certified by the Health Care Compliance Association in health care privacy compliance. She has been working in the hospice, home health, private duty, and palliative care industries for 25-plus years and has held executive level positions in these arenas.

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Under Presure - OASIS Service Utilization Review

  •   Webinar
  •   4/7/2017
  •   Michael McGowan

For Home Health providers, the OASIS process is the central driver for the success, or failure, of any new initiative to produce improved outcomes with reduced cost.  Value-based Purchasing is essentially a Darwin-esque “survival of the fittest” for Home Health Agencies.  Most any problem an agency is facing today can be traced back in some way to how the initial OASIS was completed. 

To succeed today, you're required to abandon the “Norms” of the past twenty years without destroying the structure and function of your agency. Michael McGowan, CEO of Opera Care, delivers a powerful and eye-opening education session to help you fully understand what is happening with Service Utilization Review and how you can set your agency up for success.

 

 

 

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Chronic Disease Education: The Key to Healthcare Organization Success

  •   Webinar
  •   3/24/2017
  •   Ginny Kenyon, RN, MN

Over the last 30 years CMS [Center for Medicaid Medicare] has warned the health care community that Medicare as it was constructed could not survive.  Because of this, there has been increased focus on service delivery options and an increasing emphasis on quality care of the chronic diseases that account for 80% of the expenses for health care insurers. 

One missing link seems to be adequate aide education or lack thereof.  To address this issue, Ginny Kenyon of Kenyon HomeCare Consulting presented this webinar on WHY healthcare organizations need to have Chronic Disease education at the heart of their strategic initiatives, and how they can access and implement this education to their staff and clinicians.

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Episode 24: Michael McGowan of Operacare

  •   Podcast
  •   3/20/2017
  •   Tripp Matthews, Michael McGowan

In an episode that defines the name of the podcast, Michael McGowan of Operacare is our guest this week.  We learn about how Michael went from field nurse to OASIS expert, and how his new company, Operacare, is starting to take the industry by storm.

Michael shares his insights on how Regulators look at clinicial documentation versus how Providers view it, and then really discusses one of the root causes of the maelstrom of change in Home Health Care.

A fascinating and informational conversation to say the least.

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Foundational OASIS Concepts

  •   Webinar
  •   3/10/2017
  •   Chad Whitefield, PTA

The purpose of this webinar is to provide insight into the importance of properly answering portions of the OASIS document that relate to key Medicare initiatives to justify homebound status and medical necessity, as well as providing agencies with training tools to assist in their orientation and training programs. The course will focus on current Medicare changes, the effect of proper scoring on case integrity, insight into training difficult associates, and the impact proper scoring has on the agency. The speaker will also introduce instruments and training tools that allow managers to collect and analyze key metrics as well as tools for use in training start of care clinicians. Course objectives include: 

  1. Understanding of new Medicare initiatives to include Pre-Claim Review and Value Based Purchasing
  2. Understand the effect of proper OASIS scoring on the agency
  3. Identify methods to track and evaluate SOC clinician’s performance
  4. Understand CMS’s intent in answering functional questions inside the OASIS
  5. Understand how to present clinical rational in training SOC clinicians

 

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Understanding Therapy Metrics: Manage, Improve, Repeat.

  •   Webinar
  •   1/25/2017
  •   Chad Whitefield, PTA

Chad Whitefield, of Advance Rehabilitation Management Group leads this webinar that provides insight into incorporating any of 40 metrics into your therapy program. The course focuses on benchmarks in all 4 key result areas - operations, compliance, satisfaction (client and associate) and outcomes.  Chad also introduces instruments that allow managers to collect and analyze key therapy related metrics as well as tools for use in hiring and creating job descriptions.

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