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Home Health CoP Series #1: Overview and Patient Rights

  •   Webinar
  •   8/10/2017
  •   Sharon Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA

In this first of a four-part series on the new Home Health Conditions of Participation, Sharon Litwin of 5 Star Consultants educates your organization on what these new CoP’s entail, and will tighten her focus throughout the series on how you can prepare to run your business with these new Conditions. 

Sharon Litwin’s education for this initial session begins with an overview of the main revisions and additions in the new Conditions of Participation.  A deeper dive is made into the following new or changes Conditions of Participation:  Principles of the new Conditions of Participation, Patient Rights (New), Org and Admin Services CoP (changes), OASIS Services (slight changes), and Personnel Qualifications (changes).




Therapy Documentation for Home Health Care

  •   Webinar
  •   8/9/2017
  •   Douglas Farrell, PT

Doug Farrell, PT of Advance Rehab Management Group teaches you the best practices regarding correct and compliant therapy documentation.  This education will take you within the industry and identify potential areas of improvement in your own therapy documentation. Are you a better therapist than your notes indicate? By attending this webinar, you will have the opportunity to take a critical look at things like: 

  • The therapy you delivered and the documentation you didn’t;
  • You’re only as good as your documentation says you are;
  • Providing better care through excellent documentation;
  • And, more!



Winning the War on Wounds

  •   Webinar
  •   7/21/2017
  •   Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN

This is an excellent session from Myra Varnado and Kathy Piette of Corstrata about how to really get a handle on your Wound population.  Home health and Hospice providers are in a constant battle with wounds.  Trying not to lose on the financial front, but at the same time striving for victory on the quality front.  Providers are faced with a constant barrage of new wound supplies and treatment modalities. This session will arm you with a battle plan for reinforcing your wound management program with strategies such as deploying technology and evidence based protocols to ensure your agency wins the war.


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


OperaCare Announces Senior Executives

  •   Article
  •   6/14/2017
  •   Michael McGowan

Michael McGowan, President and Founder of Operacare, has added two top talents to his team.  Carl Queton is now the VP of Sales & Marketing, and Kristi Bajer is the VP of Clinical Operations.  This company is growing fast, and for good reason.  Their solutions and services are innovative, under-utilized, and very needed. 


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.