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Upcoming Webinars

Attend a free webinar hosted by home health and hospice industry experts covering regulatory updates, hot topics, best practices, and more.


> Home Health Regulatory Update: Final Rule CY2019/CY2020 Payment & Policy Changes

December 11th | 2:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm CT | FREE! | REGISTER

CMS recently released the home health final rule for CY2019, which includes updates to Medicare payments, quality reporting changes, refinements to case-mix methodology, and a temporary transitional payment for home infusion therapy services beginning January 1, 2019.

The rule also finalizes a case-mix methodology refinement, which will eliminate the use of therapy thresholds for case-mix adjustment purposes and will change the unit of payment from a 60-day episode of care to a 30-day period of care, with episodes beginning on January 1, 2020 as mandated by section 51001 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA).

Please join HEALTHCAREfirst for a discussion of the final rule and how it may impact your agency. Topics include:

  • Payment rates, rural changes/FIPS
  • Elimination of the recertification estimate
  • HHVBP/HHQRP updates
  • Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) including OASIS-D2 and no RAP payment for newly certified agencies
  • Patient monitoring and home infusion therapy updates

> Hospitalization Performance Improvement Projects (PIPs)

December 12th | 1:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm CT | FREE! | REGISTER

In this webinar, ElevatingHOME and HHQI will explore how to develop hospitalization avoidance Performance Improvement Project (PIP) for your Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. This will include data collection, goals, interventions, rapid-cycle testing, spread, and sustainment. They will review several key strategies to reduce avoidable hospitalizations and emergent visits.

Hosted & presented by ElevatingHOME & HHQI

> Updates to Public Reporting in Fiscal Year 2019: Hospice Comprehensive Assessment Measure and Data Correction Deadlines

December 13th | 1:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm CT | FREE! | REGISTER

This will be a two-part webinar covering two different topics. During Part One of the training, we will focus on the Hospice and Palliative Care Composite Process Measure – Comprehensive Assessment at Admission (NQF #3235), including the background of this measure, how this measure is calculated, and how providers can use their Certification And Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting Quality Measure Reports (CASPER QM Reports) to understand their hospice’s performance on this measure.

During Part Two of the training, we will be reviewing the 4.5 Month Data Correction Deadline for Public Reporting policy update that was finalized in the FY 2019 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements final rule (83 FR 38622, see pages 38638-38640), including explaining how this new policy change will be implemented and the implications of this new policy.

Hosted & presented by CMS

> Cardiovascular Health Performance Improvement Projects (PIPs)

February 13th | 1:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm CT | FREE! | REGISTER

Join ElevatingHOME and HHQI for a discussion of the importance of cardiovascular health and how to create a Performance Improvement Project (PIP) for your Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. This will include data audits beyond OASIS data, goals, interventions, rapid-cycle testing, spread, and sustainment. They will review several key evidence-based cardiovascular health resources.

Hosted & presented by ElevatingHOME & HHQI


Webinar Recordings

HEALTHCAREfirst offers a wide variety of education webinars to keep you informed. Click here to access a complete list of webinar recordings and handouts.

Webinars listed are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be, and should not be construed as, legal advice. HEALTHCAREfirst strongly recommends that each agency consult with counsel of its own choosing for legal advice in any of these matters.

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