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Compliance Series, Part 3: Care Planning for HHGM & VBP Success

  •   Webinar
  •   12/6/2017
  •   Kristi Bajer, RN, MSN

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.  

How are you generating your plan of care?  Do you know the interventions and goals you are using are effective?  Is it taking you 2-3 days to create it.  In the proposed 30-day episode, we cannot wait until 25% of our episode is over to initiate our care.

The third session in this series, led by Kristi Bajer of Operacare, provides an in-depth look at how to ensure that your process for generating Care Plans are what they should be with these new models in mind.


What is a Security Risk Assessment and Why Do You Need One?

  •   Webinar
  •   11/8/2017
  •   John McDuffie


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.


What Is a Security Risk Assessment?

  •   Article
  •   10/31/2017
  •   John McDuffie

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!


Episode 27: HHGM Discussion with Nick Seabrook

  •   Podcast
  •   10/25/2017
  •   Tripp Matthews, Nick Seabrook

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.



QAPI Series, Part 2: Patient Satisfaction

  •   Webinar
  •   10/24/2017
  •   Diane Link, RN, MHA

In this second session of a four-part series on the new QAPI initiative, Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consultants provides a detailed analysis of how HHCAHPS play a role in both Five Star Rating and VBP. This education session will help to provide an understanding of how Patient Satisfaction plays a more significant role in QAPI programs.  This webinar focuses on the following three HHCAHPS domains:  Care of Patients, Communication and Specific Care Issues.


How can Hospice, Home Health and Medicaid Waiver Services Coexist?

  •   Webinar
  •   9/29/2017
  •   Katie Wehri, CHPC

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.