Home Health Agencies are already learning about what the new Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program means for their business. The new requirement for QAPI is to include an organizational wide approach to performance improvement. Referral and Resource Management is an integral part of an organization ability to grow and meet the needs of the community.
In this third session of a four-part series on the new QAPI initiative, Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consultants teaches how to assess your agency’s intake process and provides information on how to make improvements that will benefit the referral source and your agency.
Do you have a HIPAA compliant Risk Assessment? Are you doing enough to protect PHI and ePHI? Completing a checklist or performing the minimum number of steps to render a Risk Assessment does not guarantee your Risk Assessment is HIPAA compliant.
Are you aware a Security Risk Assessment is one of the four mandatory ACI transition measures and it plays a role in all 4 mandatory measures and the 7 optional measures? This webinar demonstrates how Data Security is NOT just an issue for your software system or IT department.
In the healthcare realm, protecting your network and data is the law. Protecting PHI and ePHI requires many safeguards including strong password protection and strict adherence to policies governing the handling of PHI and ePHI to mention a few. Every possible step must be taken to ensure a patient’s information is not compromised. This article provides excellent insight into how you can protect your data and protect your practice!
The Penalty Box is our new monthly webinar series on the latest compliance and regulatory issues facing home health. This series is produced in partnership with OperaCare, a software and services company that focuses automating the quality assurance process for home health. Over the next several months, we will take an in depth look at HOW your agency can make these changes and be positioned for success with the new HHGM model and with Value Based Purchasing.
This first session, led by Michael McGowan and Kristi Bajer of Operacare, is an overview that lays the foundation towards the direction the home care industry is moving. Specific areas of focus and the learning objectives for this webinar are providing legacy home health practices and metrics for success and why agencies continuing with these practices aren’t likely to be around for long, introducing big data-how CMS monitors home health agencies activities, what reports you should be monitoring for you agency, and offering the basics your referral sources are looking for in a post-acute partner.
The proposed new Home Health Grouping Model has everyone astir in the Homecare space. Nick Seabrook, of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting is back on the pod to discuss this massive issue.
We discuss what the major changes are in this Proposed Rule, how they will impact agencies, and why CMS has made this paradigm-shifting change.