WEBINARS

Accreditation University offers webinars on various topics relevant to the industries we serve. Here you will find recordings of past webinars available on demand.

HOME HEALTH WEBINARS

Learn What It Takes to Bill Managed Care Insurances

Home Health agencies are particularly vulnerable to billing errors due to the ever-changing regulations in our business. This can result in thousands of dollars of uncollectable revenue. This webinar will teach you how to keep that from happening!

You will learn how to bill HMOs, managed care insurances, and commercial insurances correctly from the beginning and get paid accurately the first time. This webinar has been seen by thousands of new and existing home health agencies just like yours and is proven to help you not lose money.

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Care Planning and Care Coordination Under the New CoPs

One of the toughest challenges for the new home health conditions of participation is making the plan of care patient-specific. In this webinar we will discuss what needs to happen in your agency to get a plan of care that is patient-specific, and contains all the elements you need to be in compliance and get paid. That plan of care needs to become the guidebook for your patient.

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Start Smart with Home Health Medicare Billing- Learn How to Bill Medicare Right from the Start

Start up home health agencies are particularly vulnerable to billing errors that can cause you thousands of dollars in uncollectable revenue. This webinar will teach you how to not fall into that trap! You will learn how the bill Medicare correctly form the beginning and get paid right the first time. This webinar has been seen by thousands of new home health agencies just like yours and is proven to help you not lose money.

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Home Health Interpretive Guidelines: Understanding the Expectation for Compliance

In this webinar we discuss the final release of the HHA Interpretive Guidelines associated with the new Conditions of Participation (CoPs). This webinar is instructed by ACHC’s Clinical Compliance Educator, Lisa Meadows.

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OASIS D - Be Prepared for New, Detailed Assessment Items

OASIS D is starting Jan 1 2019 with changes largely occurring due to the IMPACT ACT ( Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014). The purpose of the IMPACT Act is to standardize patient assessment data collected for Post-Acute Care (PAC) providers; The PAC providers are: Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Skilled Nursing facilities (SNFs) and Home Health Agencies (HHAs). The reason for standardization of data is to develop improved quality measure (QM); Utilize the data to compare all four PAC providers for quality; and Improve coordination of care and discharge planning between the PAC providers.

  • Therefore, we see in our OASIS D that several GG and J items are in place. These items, particularly the GG items have Very Detailed assessment items particularly for the patient functional abilities and goals. Many of these items are not currently assessed in home health.
  • Therefore, it is more important than ever to ensure that your clinicians are taught, understand and able to perform these detailed functional assessments on their patients.
  • Do not wait until January to teach these, as the assessment strategies are going to have to be done thoroughly by the team of clinicians caring for the patient!

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Establishing a Survey Ready Agency

The home health survey process can be tedious and confusing causing inconsistencies and risk for any home care provider. The best line of defense is to have a firm understanding and a well-prepared plan to navigate the process. We will outline an agency protocol to help the entire team be prepared for a successful survey!

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Outcome Enhancement - OASIS and Your Agency's Star Rating

Never before has OASIS taken on such a critical role, as this is the root of the Star Ratings and VBP that home health agencies are now measured by. And since it relates directly to improving your patient’s outcomes, it is essential that all clinicians and Managers in agencies have an understanding of how to perform assessments, the Medicare intent and guidance for M items and what to do to improve outcomes!

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Surviving A Targeted Probe and Educate Review

-What is CMS looking for? 
Step-by-step guide for following CMS’ new claims review tool 
-How should we respond to improve our success rate? 
A guide for creating and packaging your response to the initial “ADR” 
-What other providers are doing that helped them to pass through the first rounds with fewer denials? 
Hints for improving your success rate 
-What do I do if my claims are denied? 
A review of the steps for appealing a denial

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Home Health Renewal - The Value of Accreditation

This webinar was created specifically for Medicare-Certified home health providers who are currently accredited by ACHC and preparing for their Medicare re-certification survey. We will review the renewal process as well as strategies to maintain compliance with ACHC Accreditation Standards and the Medicare CoPs throughout your three-year accreditation cycle.

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Distinction in Palliative Care 

ACHC has recently released a new Distinction in Palliative Care that allows ACHC accredited home health, hospice or private duty agencies to earn additional accreditation for their palliative care program. Join us as we review what palliative care is, the ACHC Distinction in Palliative Care Accreditation Standards, and how this new distinction can benefit your agency!

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Understanding and Implementing a QAPI Program

Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) is a new home health requirement effective January 13, 2018. An agency’s QAPI program can be more than just a check off compliance with the revised CoP. An integrated data driven organizational wide QAPI program can help drive process improvement resulting in improved patient and operation outcomes. In this presentation we will discuss the framework of a QAPI program that will ensure the agency is meeting the regulatory requirements and tips on integrating the QAPI program throughout the organization.

 

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Preparing for Initial Home Health Medicare Certification Survey

Starting a new home health agency? Join us as we break down the process and requirements  for initial Home Health Agency Medicare Certification and initial ACHC Accreditation survey.

 

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Preparing for California Home Health Licensure Survey

ACHC has been approved to perform state licensure surveys on behalf of the California Department of Public Health. Join us as we walk through requirements for California home health licensure and initial Home Health Agency Medicare Certification, and how to prepare for the ACHC licensure and accreditation survey.  

 

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Revisions to the ACHC Standards Based on the
Revised Medicare CoPs

Join us as we review the revisions to the Medicare Home Health CoPs and ACHC Accreditation Standards to understand expectations for compliance. This webinar will include:

  • Strategies for achieving a successful survey outcome
  • Standard revisions for:
    • Organization and administration
    • Program and service operations
    • Fiscal management
    • Human resource management
    • Provision of care and record management
    • Quality outcomes and performance improvement
    • Risk management: infection and safety control

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Emergency Preparedness for Home Health and Hospice

Join us as we discuss the upcoming changes for Home Health and Hospice agencies surrounding their Emergency Preparedness.

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