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Upcoming Webinars

Attend one of our free webinars hosted by home health and hospice industry experts covering regulatory updates, hot topics, best practices and more.


Home Health Regulatory Update: CY2018 Proposed Rule

August 24, 2017 | 1:00 pm CT | FREE! | REGISTER

CMS recently released the proposed rule for the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) for CY2018. The proposal included changes for both CY2018 and CY2019. The CY2019 proposed changes are significant and would implement a new case-mix methodology, called the home health groupings model (HHGM), and would reduce the unit of payment from a 60-day to a 30-day episode of care. The proposed HHGM would rely on clinical characteristics and other patient information, rather than the current therapy service-use thresholds, to set payments.

Please join HEALTHCAREfirst‘s Director of Regulatory Compliance, Deanna Loftus, and home health regulatory expert Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA, for a discussion of these significant proposed changes and how they may impact you.

Topics include:

  • Payment Policy Provisions for CY2018
  • Case-Mix Adjustment Methodology Refinements for CY2019
  • Home Health Quality Reporting Provisions
  • Value-Based Purchasing updates
  • CMS Request for Information on ways to improve the health care delivery system
  • Other upcoming changes, updates, reminders, and mandates

Solution Spotlight: firstHOMECARE EHR Software

August 29, 2017 | 10:00 am CT | FREE! | REGISTER

September 12, 2017 | 1:00 pm CT | FREE! | REGISTER

From scheduling and documentation, to billing and reporting, Home Health EHR software is essential to effectively manage your operations during turbulent times. firstHOMECARE streamlines all of these agency functions and protects you from regulatory risks that loom overhead.

Join us for this informative webinar where we will show you why HEALTHCAREfirst is leading the way. We will cover our latest CAREpliance technology that guides clinicians through a smarter workflow for building the plan of care, ensuring consistency between the documentation and the care that is delivered, keeping you in compliance.

Stronger documentation means better patient care and more efficient QA and billing processes. We’ll also highlight the other features that make firstHOMECARE a homerun your agency.

on means better patient care and more efficient QA and billing processes. We’ll also highlight the other features that make firstHOMECARE a homerun your agency.


FY2018 Hospice Final Rule: What You Need to Know

August 31, 2017 | 1:00 pm CT | FREE! | REGISTER

The FY2018 Hospice Final Rule has been published. Please join HEALTHCAREfirst‘s regulatory experts for a free webinar discussing the final rule, including rate updates and changes to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program.

Topics include:

  • Routine annual rate changes
  • Hospice CAHPS update
  • Quality measure concepts
  • New data collection measures
  • Update on Hospice Compare
  • Important reminders, upcoming changes, and mandates

Hospice agencies won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more!


Home Health Emergency Preparedness CoP Requirements: Getting Your Agency Ready

September 13, 2017 | 1:00 pm CT | FREE! | REGISTER

Beginning November 2017, Medicare home health providers must meet new requirements designed to ensure that they have adequate policies and procedures and staff training in place for both natural and man-made disasters, including coordination with federal, state, tribal, regional, and local emergency preparedness systems.

Please join HEALTHCAREfirst and home health regulatory expert, Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA for an in-depth discussion of the home health emergency preparedness requirements, including:

  •  Overview of the emergency preparedness requirement
  • What surveyors will be looking for
  • Steps home health agencies should take to prepare

Now is the time for home health agencies to get ready! Don’t miss this free workshop to help you prepare.


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HEALTHCAREfirst has partnered with Curaport to offer 20% off the registration fee for webinars hosted by Curaport.

Security & Data Loss Prevention

August 29, 2017 | 1:00 pm CT | FREE! | REGISTER

Cybercrime is one of the top economic crimes in the world, with cost estimates soon to reach into the trillions. Not only have victim demographics expanded from the large well-known organizations to the small and mid-sized, healthcare providers are now a consistent target. The recent ransomware attacks, and threats of more to come, have raised questions regarding security and available protection mechanisms.

Cultural Diversity: Being Sensitive to the Ones We Serve

September 18, 2017 | 1:00 pm CT | $39.00 | 20% off Coupon Code: hcfcura | REGISTER

Our world is becoming increasingly culturally diverse. In this webinar, you will learn to identify various cultural signs that may increase a clinician’s and support staff’s awareness about concepts and preferences of patients of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Come learn from a magnetic personality how to provide true care in a manner that can be appreciated by all people!

The Trump Effect: How the New Administration is Impacting Homecare

September 26, 2017 | 1:00 pm CT | $99.00 | 20% off Coupon Code: hcfcura | REGISTER

President Trump has taken office with a Republican majority in both the Senate and House of Representatives. The new administration already has taken action that will impact home care, including the failed appeal of the Affordable Care Act, and nominating Alexander Acosta as the next Secretary of Labor and Judge Neil Gorsuch as the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. What do these and other developments mean for home care companies? No one can say with certainty what will happen, but investigations and lawsuits against healthcare and home care companies continue to rise, while the new political administration’s policy agenda remains in flux.


Webinar Recordings

Did you miss a webinar? You can find recordings and handouts for a number of recent webinars we have hosted for the home health and hospice industry.

Webinars available for replay:

  • Hospice Regulatory Update: FY2018 Proposed Rule
  • CoP Success: Preparation Tips from the Experts
  • Hospice Quality Reporting: The Road Ahead
  • Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs): Final Rule
  • Home Health Regulatory Update: CY2017 Final Rule
  • Hospice CAHPS Quality Assurance Guidelines V3.0 – Highlights and Updates
  • Hospice Regulatory Update: FY2017 Final Rule
  • Value-Based Purchasing: Developing Strategies That Pay for Patients & Providers
  • Value-Based Purchasing: Preparing for Success…Now and in the Future
  • Ask the Experts: Hospice CAHPS
  • Overview of the Home Health Star Ratings

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