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What You Need To Know About Electronic Visit Verification

In this free webinar, sponsored by CellTrak, Darby Anderson discusses what EVV really means.  Because in December 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act. The act itself covers a variety of topics – and notably requires states to implement electronic visit verification (EVV) for Medicaid Personal Care  services and Home Health Care Services.  EVV offers many benefits to agencies and care providers, and choosing the right solution can lead to improved operating efficiency, caregiver communication, quality of care, and client satisfaction.

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OASIS Integrity & ICD10 Coding

Ginny Kenyon and Gretchen Mills of Kenyon HomeCare Consulting deliver this education on OASIS Integrity and ICD10 Coding.  Accurate coding and OASIS completion drive clinical and financial outcomes for Home Health agencies. Since a high level of skill is necessary for OASIS accuracy and coding, organizations can struggle with maintaining an acceptable level of internal expertise.

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New QAPI Guidelines

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting delivers this very helpful and timely session.  The new Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) are designed to develop a more patient-centered, interdisciplinary approach to patient care, while eliminating some of the administrative process requirements currently in place. One of the major changes in the revised CoPs is the new requirement to develop an organizational-wide, data-driven Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. 

Just because the CoP implementation has been delayed, this is still an important issue to address now.  Implementing a data-focused QAPI program that monitors organizational-wide data will provide you an opportunity to proactively identify issues and develop improvement plans that help set up your organization for success. Agencies should begin preparations for transitioning to QAPI now.

 

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Pressure Ulcer & Wound Prevention

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

 In an excellent and in-depth session on Wound Prevention, Myra Varnado of Corstrata presented this webinar.  It is commonly held that providing the best level of Wound Care for Home Health patients is an expensive and daunting task.  Or is it?  Pressure injuries can be a painful and debilitating experience for patients, for sure.  But this education session provides foundational information for establishing an effective pressure ulcer (injury) prevention program in the home health and hospice setting.

 

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Understanding the Effect Functional Scoring Has On Your Agency

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

 This informative webinar reviews not only the importance of performing the Functional Scoring of the OASIS correctly, but will also give insight into developing training programs for your staff to include tools and instruments to make it easier to accurately evaluate and answer these vital questions and to understand the impact it has on the practice.  Chad Whitefield of ARMG provides insight into the importance of properly answering the functional potion of the OASIS document as well as providing agencies with training tools to assist in training programs. The course focuses on the history, purpose, definitions, and importance of the functional OASIS questions.

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QAPI Series, Part 1 - Reducing Acute Care Hospitalizations

Continuing Education This course is approved for 1 contact hour(s) of Continuing Education for: Nursing

The new requirements for providers, which were introduced in the new Conditions of Participation for Home Health, are inclusive of Program Oversight, Executive Responsibility, Scope, Data and Activities.  This education session will help to provide an understanding of how to use your Data to affect change in a specific High Risk area:  Acute Care Hospitalizations.

In this second session of a three-part series on the new QAPI initiative, Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consultants provides a detailed analysis of how using the data contained in your CASPER Report can help you reduce your Acute Care Hospitalizations

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