MEDICARE HOME HEALTH
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
May 23, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm, Registration 7:30am
Includes Breakfast & Lunch
Please bring copies of the following:
Aide competency tool
Contract with staffing company
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the final rule Home Health Conditions of Participation (HHCoPs). Provisions of the final rule were delayed to be effective from July to January, in order to give home care agencies the time they need to prepare. Do not squander this gift of time! Now is the time to prepare!
Home health agencies (HHAs) must meet the Medicare HHCoPs to participate in the Medicare program. Agencies that fail to meet any of the HHCoPs are at risk, at a minimum, for the imposition of a number of sanctions and potentially at risk for program termination.
The final rule focuses on a patient-centered, data driven, outcome-oriented process that promotes high quality of care, while eliminating several unnecessary procedural burdens on HHAs.
QAPI, infection control, and patient rights are among the new categories coming to CMS’s HHCoPs — and agencies need to comply or they could be cited on surveys. This day-long session will provide an overview of the new HHCoPs and offer compliance tips. It will emphasize how agencies can get a QAPI program off the ground and detail areas in which existing agencies can improve their QAPI efforts.
We will discuss the following principles and emergency preparedness regulation:
- Develop a more continuous, integrated care process across all aspects of home health, based on a patient-centered assessment, care planning, service delivery, and quality assessment and performance improvement;
- Use a patient-centered, interdisciplinary approach that recognizes the contributions of various skilled professionals and their interactions with each other to meet the patient’s needs. Stress quality improvements by incorporating an outcome-oriented, data-driven quality assessment and performance improvement program specific to each HHA;
- Eliminate the focus on administrative process requirements that lack adequate consensus or evidence that they are predictive of either achieving clinically- relevant outcomes for patients or preventing harmful outcomes for patients; and,
- Safeguard patient rights.
J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-C, is president of Home Health Solutions, LLC, and a nationally-recognized speaker with over 30 years of home health experience. J’non has experience as a field nurse, supervisor, quality assurance director, staff development and appeals coordinator, and chief operations officer. Her responsibilities have included risk management, acting as compliance officer, development of policies and forms, survey compliance, appeals of Medicare denials, writing Corrective Action Plans, start-ups of parent and branch agencies, consulting with agencies on a variety of subjects and education of staff.
6.5 hours for SN, OT and ST
Early Bird Registration Rates
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Certified & Associate Members $169
Private Duty Members & Others $269