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Educational Webinars

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.

CMS Changes Affecting Hospice Care: A Look at CR8358 Reporting One Month Post Go Live

Jason M. Kimbrel, PharmD, BCPS and Carla Plunket
Jason Kimbrel

The Centers of Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) have issued various changes this past year including line item reporting of medications associated with change request 8358. This presentation will focus on a review of the final transmittal, an analysis of the Medicare Administrator Contractors (MAC’s) FAQ’s and real-life scenarios that our agencies have encountered during the month of May 2014.


Through the Eyes of the Surveyor - Continued Survey Readiness is Possible and Realistic!

Sharon M. Litwin, RN, BS, MHA, 5 Star Consultants LLC, Camdenton, MO
Sharon Litwin

This session will take a very realistic approach to continued survey readiness. “Inside tips” from a surveyor will be shared. The session will include plans to perform mock surveys, ways to improve the performance improvement process, concurrent clinical record review and a schedule of events to ensure continued survey readiness. Discussion will include survey vulnerabilities and methods to counteract, with ways to avoid condition level deficiencies at any cost. Learning Objectives: 1. Achieve and maintain continual survey readiness. 2. Conduct a mock survey home visit with staff. 3. Understand the regulations that will be surveyed.