The Conditions of Participation Series continues with Part 3 - QAPI and Infection Control. The new CoP's become active in January - that is just over 2 months away - NOT a lot of time to prepare as there are Many new items and changes!
In this third of a four-part series on the new Home Health Conditions of Participation, Sharon Litwin, of 5 Star Consultants, will educate your organization on the new Infection Control CoP, and also dive deep on the main changes with the New QAPI CoP.
This final session of this Home Health PPS Rule 2018 series focuses on the changes that will financially impact the industry at the agency level as compared to the projected impact to the industry as a whole that CMS identifies (-0.4%). Important statistic: at least one CBSA for 2018 is looking at a reduction of at least 16% for all 918 payment rates, and 218 CBSAs are looking at average payment reductions greater than the -0.4% projected by CMS. Do you know what this change will be for your agency? Do you want to know? Then this education session is for you!
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 the second of a three-part series, the focus is on the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) – which will radically change all things reimbursement for the home health industry and it is projected to reduced HH spending in 2019 alone by up to $950 million. This session also instructs how the industry can fight this change through participation in the Rule-Making Process to help minimize the impact and/or postpone its implementation.
John Reisinger, of Innovative Financial Solutions for Home Health brings his vast experience and expertise to enable understanding and practical application of how HHGM is going to impact your agency. In this session, John focuses on the proposed methodology change in reimbursement, the expected financial impacts at both the industry and individual agency levels, and what we can do to try to impact and/or delay this proposal.
This webinar series will cover the significant changes from a financial and operational perspective of the Proposed Home Health PPS Rule for 2018. This first webinar is an overview of the significant changes; especially highlighting significant and potentially unexpected changes. We will also identify how the CMS projected impact to industry reimbursement is commonly different than what it is for most agencies throughout the industry, and review how interested parties and comment and impact this and other regulations.
In this second of a four-part series on the new Home Health Conditions of Participation, Sharon Litwin, of 5 Star Consultants, educates your organization on the changes to the Care Planning, Coordination of Services, Skilled and Aide Services Conditions of Participation. This session is largely focused on the Patient-centered approach to care delivery, and is an depth look at the new elements and main changes to the Care Planning and Coordination of Services CoP’s – and how that emphasizes CMS’s focus on patient-centered and data-driven patient care.