Webinar

Outcome Enhancement for your Home Health Agency

5/10/2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

Presenter: Melissa Abbott, RN, MSN, MHA Clinical Home Health & Lead Hospice Consultant, 5 Star Consultants

Improving patient outcomes is a focus area for many Home Health Agencies - but HOW does one actually do that? Understanding reports, such as CASPER and Star Ratings, are key to improving patient outcome measures along with OASIS accuracy and consistency among clinicians. This session will assist in analyzing and interpreting your agency reports and provide clinicians with OASIS item-specific guidance such as item intent and response instructions.

 

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When: 5/10/2018

Time: 2:00 PM EST

Duration: 01:30:00 minutes

Cost: $79.00 per person

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

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Description

*This education session is approved for one (1) contact hour of Continuing Education for Nursing.

 

Purpose of Webinar

Home Health Agencies no longer need to be convinced THAT they need to improve their outcomes. Nor do most HHA’s have to be sold on WHY their outcomes must improve. But do you and your agency really have a handle on HOW to improve them? This education session will teach you. 

Improving patient outcomes is a focus area for many Home Health Agencies - but how does one actually do that? Understanding reports, such as CASPER and Star Ratings, are key to improving patient outcome measures along with OASIS accuracy and consistency among clinicians. This session will assist in analyzing and interpreting your agency reports and provide clinicians with OASIS item-specific guidance such as item intent and response instructions.

 

Educational Objectives

Melissa Abbott of 5 Star Consultants is the presenter for this session. This education provides guidance on analyzing CASPER & Star Rating data as well as detailed OASIS instruction for clinicians. Specific learning objectives include: 

  • Learn how to review CASPER reports so that you can understand outcome measures, prioritize and improve them.
  • Understand how Home Health Compare really works, where all that data comes from, and how to avoid an embarrassing review of your agency.
  • Learn ways to improve OASIS accuracy by reviewing the intent of key M-items to ensure consistency among clinicians.
  • Learn how to develop indicators and monitor to improve selected outcomes. 

Educational materials included with this education:

  • Copy of the Power Point deck
  • OASIS Tip Sheet for Clinicians 
*Curaport, LLC is an approved provider of Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nursing.  All states accept this certification for their licensing requirements.  No refund shall be given, except for any change in date or time or the webinar.  In such case, a full refund shall be given to the registrant upon their request.  

About the Educator – Melissa Abbott, RN, MSN, MHA, 5 Star Consultants 

Melissa is a registered nurse with experience in a variety of health care settings with the majority of her nursing experience in home health care and hospice where she was a clinician working in the field and then later became an administrator of a hospital-based home health and hospice agency. In 2017, she joined 5 Star Consultants as a home care and lead hospice consultant. 

Melissa has an expertise in identifying issues, solving problems and implementing action plans that are successful. She also has a passion for individual coaching, team building and leadership development. Abbott has served on the Iowa Alliance in Home Care Board of Directors and the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa Board of Directors since 2014 and has been a part of advocacy work for home health and hospice within her home state of Iowa as well as nationally.

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