Upcoming Webinars for Home Health & Hospice Agencies

Include Home Health Regulatory Update and Hospice CAHPS Sessions.

HEALTHCAREfirst will be hosting a number of home health and hospice webinars this week. These webinars are free of charge, but you must register in advance to attend. Stay tuned for even more webinars in the next couple of months!

Hospice CAHPS Analysis for Performance Improvement
December 8, 2015
1:00 pm CT (2:00 ET)
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Call for replay: 800-841-6095

This presentation will incorporate data from the first six months of Hospice CAHPS Survey administration to illustrate examples of how hospices can use the data available now to drive quality improvement efforts. CMS has indicated that their published results will be official, however, public reporting of Hospice CAHPS Survey results will not occur until Q3 2016 at the very earliest. In the meantime, hospices should make use of the reports provided by their survey vendor and integrate survey results into data to drive QAPI programs.

Home Health Regulatory Update: 2016 Final Rule
December 9, 2015
1:30 pm CT (2:30 ET)
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Please join Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA, HEALTHCAREfirst Consultant and former Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for NAHC, and Deanna Loftus, Director of Regulatory Compliance for HEALTHCAREfirst as they review the latest information regarding the final home health regulatory changes and how they will affect you in 2016. Webinar topics include Home Health PPS Rates/Wage Index update, value-based purchasing pilot program and home health quality reporting program.

Ask the Experts: Hospice CAHPS Q&A Session
December 11, 2015
10:00 am CT (11:00 ET)
Call for replay: 800-841-6095.

Hospice CAHPS has been a whirlwind for many as there have been adjustments to regulations and clarifications to processes since it’s deployment earlier this year. This Question and Answer session will be an interactive way for Hospice Agencies to ask questions of our Deyta Analytics CAHPS experts. Please join us for this informative and interactive session addressing some of the most common Hospice CAHPS questions we receive.