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Educational Webinars

Star Rating for Home Health

Zeb Clayton
Zeb Clayton

CMS proposed a new Home Health Compare Star Rating at a Special Open Door Forum (SODF) in December 2014, and a lot has happened since then! Scoring has been modified, half star increments added, one quality measure deleted and now, CASPER Preview Reports have been issued.

- Background on CMS Star Ratings
- Special Open Door Forums (SODFs)
- Star Ratings by the Numbers
- HHC Quality Measures
- Initial Rating
- Adjustments
- Final Score
- Provider Preview Reports
- Where do you go from here?
- Q & A

Using HHCAHPS Results to Improve Performance

Gina Mazza, RN, BSN, Partner and Director of CAHPS services at Fazzi
Gina Mazza

This presentation focuses on:

  • Why our CAHPS results are important
  • The 7 key drivers impacting HHCAHPS Results

Prepare Now to Comply with New Home Health CoPs

Arlene Maxim, RN, Clinical Consultant and President, A.D. Maxim Consulting
Arlene Maxim

CMS has proposed revisions to the home health conditions of participation (CoPs) for the first time in 17 years! The proposal revises or eliminates many existing CoPs and establishes four new ones, with increased focus on quality of patient care and coordination of services.

CMS estimates it will cost home health agencies more than $148 million in the first year alone, and another $142 million in subsequent years, to comply with the new rules. You must begin preparations now to prevent debilitating survey sanctions to come.

Join us as we dive into the proposed changes and actionable steps you need to take to overhaul your operations and procedures and comply with the new CoPs.

Home Health Sanctions

Lisa Meadows, MSW, Clinical Compliance Educator for ACHC
Lisa Meadows

The alternative Home Health sanctions have placed home health agencies under increased pressure to ensure their staff are adhering to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs). Agencies will need to tighten their audit practices as well as ensure their audit tools are capturing the correct information. Learn more about the alternative Home Health sanctions, circumstances in which they can be imposed and how to utilize the Home Health protocols to create audit tools that lead to survey success.