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.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.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
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
-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
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
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
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.
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.WATCH ON DEMAND
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.
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
Preparing for a Home Health Medicare Certification or Re-certification Survey
Lisa Meadows, Clinical Compliance Educator for Home Health Hospice and Private Duty, discuesses ways to prepare for a Home Health Medicare certification or re-certification survey.WATCH ON DEMAND
The home health industry now faces its largest and most expansive payment system overhaul to date with new regulations poised to change the key indicators that drive Medicare reimbursement. Following the Home Health Groupings Model, the recent final rule on Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will remove incentives to over-provide therapy services, and it also halves the 60-day episode of care to 30 days beginning January 1, 2020. This presentation is designed to provide a full understanding of PDGM, its impact to home health best practices, and how your agency can embrace the shift towards this new reimbursement structure.WATCH ON DEMAND
One Year Later: Assessing Industry Outcomes with Medicare's New Conditions of Participation
In the year since Medicare revised the Conditions of Participation (CoPs), is your agency struggling to comply and still improve patient and agency outcomes? Many agencies have reported they are having a hard time understanding and implementing the standards to be in compliance, while other agencies have received mixed reviews when surveyed –– some with very few deficiencies, most with several standard deficiencies, some with condition-level deficiencies, and even a few with immediate jeopardy.
This session will help home health care providers better understand how to implement the challenging standards in order to be less vulnerable to deficiencies. Specific examples of common deficiencies will be examined, along with guidance on plans of correction to prevent deficiencies in the future. Additionally, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) examples will be reviewed to help agencies with being simultaneously compliant while also improving outcomes for patients. You won't want to miss this!