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Home Health Nuts & Bolts - 2-Day Virtual Program for Home Health Clinicians and Leaders
Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 5:00 AM - 2:00 PM PST
Category: Events

Home Health Nuts & Bolts - 2-Day Virtual Program for Home Health Clinicians and Leaders

Date: December 14 & 15, 2021

Time: 5:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: 2-Day Virtual Program

Registration: OnlineRegistration Form


Home Health Nuts and Bolts is unlike any Home Health 101 or 201 class you’ve ever attended. This is a virtual, intensive 2-day program presented by Corridor. The program is designed to reinforce the regulatory and compliance components of home health for all clinicians and individuals in leadership positions in home health organizations. Association Members may attend this course at the discounted rate of $250 per person. Physical course materials and a questionnaire will be sent to registrants in advance, so please register early!

About the Program
This program, developed and taught by Corridor, covers the Home Health Conditions of Participation in detail, including the Medicare benefit from a clinical perspective including eligibility, face to face and recertification. The PDGM payment model will be covered including common successes and failures. Throughout the program, focus is placed on the regulatory requirements surrounding clinical documentation and the importance of accuracy as it relates OASIS, 5-Star Ratings, and HHVBP.

Quality Assessment Performance Improvement will be covered in detail, including how QAPI and corporate compliance work hand in hand. Compliance and all aspects of compliance and risk will be covered, including details on enforcing agencies.

Objectives of Home Health Nuts and Bolts:

  • Understand the basics related to the Home Health Conditions of Participation
  • Identify documentation requirements regarding:
    • Eligibility
    • Compliance
    • OASIS
    • Recertification
    • Plan of Care
  • Understand the PDGM payment model
  • Describe the QAPI program and how it is related to Corporate Compliance
  • Identify areas of Risk and the entities that enforce compliance

Register before December 6 to ensure timely delivery of a hard copy of Home Health Quickflips. Attendees who register after December 6 will still receive the hard copy, but we cannot guarantee it will arrive before the workshop.

Day One - December 14, 2021

Clinical Aspects of Payment Focus
*Please note time listed is Eastern Time

8:00 ‐ 8:15am Introductions and Introduction to Program
8:15-9:30am The Home Health Medicare Benefit

  • Philosophy of the Home Health Benefit
  • Home Health Services
  • Determining What is Covered
  • The Role of the Ordering Provider(s)
  • Face to Face

9:30 ‐ 9:45am Break

9:45 ‐ 11:15am PDGM (Patient Driven Grouping Model):
The Updated Prospective Payment System

  • History of Home Health Payment: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?
  • PDGM Payment Model
  • Common Successes Under PDGM
  • Common Problems Under PDGM
  • Connectedness with Utilization and Cost & Impact to Clinicians

11:15 ‐ 12:00pm Outcome Assessment and Information Set (OASIS)

  • Foundation for the Integrated Assessment Tool
  • Who, What, and When for the OASIS?
  • Importance of Interview, Observation, and Demonstration
  • Impact of OASIS

12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch

1:00 ‐ 2:30pm Key OASIS Items Interview

  • Payment Items
  • HHVBP Items
  • Five Star Items

2:30 - 2:45pm Break

2:45 ‐ 3:45pm Diagnosis Coding

  • What is Diagnosis Coding and Why is it Important?
  • Why Accurate Coding is Essential
  • Ensuring Your Comprehensive Assessment Gathers the Necessary Information for an Accurate Claim

3:45 - 5:00pm Regulatory Requirements and Responsibilities: The Clinician’s Perspective

  • The Maze of Medicare
  • Medicare Eligibility Criteria
  • Conditions of Participation
  • Alphabet Soup Uncovered - MACs, RACs, UPICs, SMRCs, and more!

Day Two - December 15, 2021

Clinical Aspects of Survey/Quality Focus
*Please note time listed is Eastern Time

8:30 - 10:00am Four Critical Rights: Patient, Services, Documentation, and Reimbursement

  • Eligible Patients: Quick Review
  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Plan of Care
  • Coordination of Care
  • Documentation

10:00 - 10:15am Break

10:15 - 12:00am Preparing for a Survey

  • EVERYONE is involved - and How to Prep for Each Role
  • The Conditions of Participation vs. Payment Rules
  • Types of Survey, Structure of Survey, Top 10 Deficiencies

12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch

1:00 - 2:15pm Emergency Preparedness & Infection Control

  • Understand the Components of Emergency Preparedness Plan
  • Understand the Risk Assessment
  • Understand Training and Testing Requirements
  • Three Components of Your Infection Control Program
  • Survey Focus - PHE

2:15 - 2:45pm Creating a Culture of Eligibility

  • Review of Eligibility
  • Review of Medical Record
  • Supporting Detailed Documentation

2:45 - 3:00pm Break

3:00 - 4:00pm Proof of Excellence: Home Health Quality Reporting and QAPI

  • QAPI in the Age of Public Reporting
  • HH QRP: What You Need to Know
  • Individualizing the POC
  • Building a Culture of Compliance

4:00 - 4:30pm Future of HH QRP: Potentially Preventable Hospitalization (PPH) Measure and Strategies 4:30 - 5:00pm Questions, Review, Resources

About the Presenter
Annette Lee, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C
Annette is a registered nurse, with a Master’s in Health Care Administration, practicing since 1990, with the majority of her nursing experience in home health. For over a decade she worked with the CMS Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) where she provided review of, and education on home health and hospice documentation. Annette then began providing outreach and provider education regarding Medicare reimbursement issues and effective documentation strategies, assisting providers with ADRs and appeals. Today she marries together her experience in the “real world” and the inside knowledge of Medicare to ensure providers can meet the requirements of CMS, and ensure compliant, efficient operations. She presents nationally on the Conditions of Participation, (COPs), OASIS, PDGM, HIS, LCDs, and documentation and coverage for both the home health and hospice benefits. Annette holds both the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical and the Home Care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis certification.

Fees: 
Member - $250
Non-Member - $450

Confirmation: Prior to the webinar, a Zoom link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to register through this link to attend the webinar. After registering via Zoom, you will receive a confirmation email which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts if available.

Registration Fee: The registration fee covers one individual and one continuing education (CE) certificate (if applicable). Multiple site participation from individuals within your agency will require separate registration. For example: if your agency has paid for 1 participating registration but 3 people from your agency would like to attend a receive CE credit, your agency will need to pay a separate registration fee for all 3 participants. In addition, if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the Zoom link, your agency will be invoiced the registration fee for the additional 2 registrations. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup.

No cancellations once registration has been received

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