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.
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!WATCH ON DEMAND
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!WATCH ON DEMAND
-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
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.WATCH ON DEMAND
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!WATCH ON DEMAND
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 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:
Risk management: infection and safety control