QAPI

Changes to Hospice NOE Process Coming July 2018

2018-06-21T23:48:19+00:00June 21, 2018|News|

On June 7, 2018, CMS announced improvements to the hospice NOE process for hospice elections received on or after July 2, 2018. A new hospice election period format will be added to the Common Working File (CWF) system to carry election-related information. The existing hospice benefit period screens will continue to look the same, but

Performance Improvement Project Implementation: Ensuring Home Health QAPI Compliance

2018-06-15T19:29:47+00:00June 15, 2018|News|

Having a Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program is mandated by the new Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs). While home health agencies should already have their QAPI programs up and running, you have until July 13, 2018 to implement and document at least one performance improvement project (PIP) to ensure compliance with the

Home Health Infection Prevention & Control

2018-03-29T03:27:31+00:00November 28, 2017|Home Health|

Six Tips for Home Health Infection Prevention & Control The new Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) demand a greater focus on home health infection prevention and control. They state that as a component of an agency’s QAPI program, it must establish, document, and maintain a home health infection prevention & control program with a goal of preventing

Home Health CoPs: 5 Tips for HHCoPs Preparation

2018-06-16T02:59:46+00:00May 12, 2017|News|

Home Health Conditions of Participation: 5 Tips for HHCoPs Preparation Over the past several weeks, home health regulatory expert Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA has been breaking down the new Home Health CoPs, including: QAPI Infection Control, Care Planning & Coordination Patient Rights Requirements Comprehensive Assessment of Patients, Skilled Professional Services, and Home Health

Breaking Down the New Home Health CoPs: Comprehensive Assessment of Patients, Skilled Professional Services, and Home Health Aide Services

2018-06-16T03:02:15+00:00May 1, 2017|News|

Comprehensive Assessment of Patients, Skilled Professional Services, and Home Health Aide Services To help you prepare for the new Conditions of Participation, HEALTHCAREfirst has partnered with home health care consultant and regulatory expert, Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA, for a series of blog articles regarding the regulatory changes to the CoPs that will likely require amended

Breaking Down the New Home Health Conditions of Participation: Infection Control, Care Planning & Coordination

2018-06-16T03:02:52+00:00May 1, 2017|News|

Infection Control, Care Planning & Coordination To help you prepare for the new Conditions of Participation, HEALTHCAREfirst has partnered with home health care consultant and regulatory expert, Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA, for a series of blog articles regarding the regulatory changes to the CoPs that will likely require amended policies, procedures, and forms. In part

Breaking Down the New Home Health Conditions of Participation: QAPI

2018-06-16T03:03:04+00:00May 1, 2017|News|

To help you prepare for the new Conditions of Participation, HEALTHCAREfirst has partnered with home health care consultant and regulatory expert, Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA, for a series of blog articles regarding the regulatory changes to the CoPs that will likely require amended policies, procedures, and forms. Part one of our series on the