On-Demand Education

Completing a Collaborative Medication Review and Reconciliation
Recorded on November 10, 2023

Member: $25 | NonMember: $125

Regulatory requirements and tips (for Medicare Certified and non-Medicare certified agencies) in completing the drug regimen review, follow up, and addressing the more comprehensive expectations of the OASIS E in both teaching, assessing areas of high-risk medications.


  • Advance knowledge of key regulatory components of the drug regimen review process.
  • Enhance understanding of the collaborative roles for both nursing and therapy in the areas of high-risk drugs and medication reconciliation.
  • Develop strategies to improve hospitalization and other quality outcomes.
  • Identify the comprehensive expectations of high-risk medication in OASIS E assessment and teaching.


Jessica Kuehlwein, MA, CCC-SLP, COQs, Triniti Home Health and Hospice
Jessica received her masters from the University of Minnesota in Speech-Language Pathology where she took an interest in adults with neurogenic communication disorders. She has experience in several post-acute care settings, and has a strong passion for leadership in the home health setting. While working in the community as a speech-language pathologist, she realized the potential to provide strong patient-centered care in the home and has developed a passion to advocate for clients and staff in home health.
Jeanette Mefford, MPH, BSN, Mefford, Knutson & Associates, Inc.
Jeanette Mefford is a home care professional with many years in the field as clinician, provider, owner of home care and infusion therapy businesses. Co-founder of home care consulting business in 1990.

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Value Based Purchasing - Potential Nationwide Rollout
Presented by Melinda Gaboury, Healthcare Provider Solutions

Member: $157 | NonMember: $262

The Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model was a 5-year demonstration that ended in 2020. This demonstration was active in 9 states. CMS has announced that HHVBP will be implemented nationwide effective January 2022. There are some slight changes to the measures that will be utilized in the program moving forward. As a demonstration, HHVBP, was very effective at saving the Medicare system millions. This webinar will review the Home Health 2022 Proposed Rule regarding the HHVBP nationwide rollout and make suggestions for agencies to smoothly transition into this model. Statistics and experiences from the demonstration will be reviewed. HHVBP rewards HHAs that provide better quality care per outcomes, while agencies with poor outcomes could see reductions in payments.


  • Review the structure to the HHVBP that ended 2020
  • Review results from FL during the HHVBP Demo
  • Review the changes to the measures included in HHVBP
  • Review the changes in the calculation methodology
  • Review the Star Ratings impact from HHVBP
  • Review what agencies should do to prepare for nationwide rollout
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Emergency Preparedness: Time to Update Your Emergency Disaster Plan
Presented by Barb Citarella, RBC Limited Health Care and Management Consultants

Member: $399 | NonMember: $599

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has just released “Update Guidance for the Emergency Preparedness Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual.”  In addition, it has been 15 months operating under a Public Health Emergency, a myriad of changes have occurred with disaster plans, processes, and policies. This four part interactive series will explain the changes and implementation process as well as discuss the plan changes necessary for state and federal surveyors!! Emergency planning is a continuous process. Providers must be ready for anything and everything!! Content recorded May 4, 6, 11 & 13, 2021

Part 1: Starting and Building the Plan 
Attendees will be able to:

  1. List the four components of writing a plan
  2. Name the four phases of emergency management
  3. Develop an infection control component for the disaster plan

Part 2: Developing Policies and Procedures
Attendees will be able to:

  1. List policies necessary to support the plan
  2. Develop a process for tracking patients and employees
  3. Identify new policies necessary for pandemic

Part 3: Communication/Testing and Training
Attendees will be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance of community partnerships
  2. Identify new regulations for training and testing
  3. Develop a communication process for preparedness activities

Part 4: CMS Updates and COVID Survey Implication
The attendee will be able to:

  1. List areas at risk during survey
  2. Discuss the changes to the regulations
  3. Identify areas of their plans that need to be updated
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Strengthen Your Intake Process to Capture the Details for Coding Under PDGM
Presented by Sharon Litwin, Healthcare Provider Solutions

Member: $157 | NonMember: $262

Having detailed referral information is more important than ever under PDGM and your intake staff are on the front lines! Ensuring they have a thorough understanding of PDGM, particularly as it relates to coding, is crucial as Two of the Five PDGM categories are directly linked to coding. Join us for a review of PDGM with a focus on the coding aspects and a breakdown of how to improve your intake processes to ensure you are obtaining the information needed to capture the details for coding under PDGM.  


  • Discuss the two PDGM Categories related to coding – Clinical Grouping and Comorbidities 
  • Define unaccepted diagnosis 
  • Identify methods for obtaining additional referral information

Content recorded May 12, 2021

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