HEALTHCAREfirst webinars

Upcoming Webinars

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

> FY2019 Hospice Proposed Rule: What You Need to Know

June 5th | 2:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm CT | FREE! | REGISTER
Presented by Deanna Loftus, Director of Regulatory Compliance, HEALTHCAREfirst

On April 27, 2018 CMS issued a proposed rule that would update FY2019 Medicare wage index and payment rates for Medicare hospice agencies. The proposed rule includes changes to the hospice payment rates, updates to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP), and more. Please join us to review the latest information regarding proposed changes and how they may affect you.

Topics include:

  • Proposed payment rates
  • Proposed hospice cap amount
  • Request for feedback on solutions involving data sharing
  • Text changes to align hospice regulations with the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
  • Updates to Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)
  • Regulatory relief and Change Request 10573
  • Important reminders and upcoming changes
  • Medicare Administrative Contractors

> Ensuring Home Health CoPs Compliance: Developing and Implementing PIPs

June 19th | 2:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm CT | FREE! | REGISTER
Presented by Liz Silva, Director of Home Health & Hospice, HEALTHCAREfirst and Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA, HEALTHCAREfirst Regulatory Consultant

On April 27, 2018 CMS issued a proposed rule that would update FY2019 Medicare wage index and payment rates for Medicare hospice agencies. The proposed rule includes changes to the hospice payment rates, updates to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP), and more. Please join us to review the latest information regarding proposed changes and how they may affect you.

Topics include:

  • Proposed payment rates
  • Proposed hospice cap amount
  • Request for feedback on solutions involving data sharing
  • Text changes to align hospice regulations with the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
  • Updates to Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)
  • Regulatory relief and Change Request 10573
  • Important reminders and upcoming changes
  • Medicare Administrative Contractors

> Improve OASIS Outcomes Through Professional Collaboration

June 20th | 2:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm CT | FREE! | REGISTER
Presented by Rose Harrison, eNLC, RN, BSN, COS-C, HCS-D, QA Team Lead of Coding & OASIS Review Services, HEALTHCAREfirst

Effective January 1st, assessing clinicians are now allowed to elicit feedback from other agency staff in order to complete any or all OASIS items integrated within the Comprehensive Assessment. Including collaboration policies within your organization can have a positive impact on the clinical, functional, and service outcomes. Join us as we discuss:

  • CMS guidance associated with collaboration
  • Developing collaboration policies
  • Examples of processes currently in use within our industry
  • Impact of collaboration on outcomes

Don’t miss out on CMS approved collaboration to improve your agencies OASIS outcomes!

> Clinical Impact of OASIS-D

June 21st | 1:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm CT | FREE! | REGISTER
Presented by HEALTHCAREfirst & Hosted by ElevatingHome

In March 2018, CMS released the draft of the latest version of the OASIS data set, OASIS-D. Modifications are being made to OASIS to comply with the IMPACT Act, to reduce data collection burden, and to improve formatting throughout the document. CMS is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget for a January 1, 2019 implementation date.

Please join us as we provide an overview of the revisions being made to the OASIS data set, including:

  • Addition of six new standardized items
  • The removal of 28 OASIS questions that will no longer be assessed
  • Modification to M1311 to support a new standardized pressure ulcer measure
  • Addition of responses to M1028, M1311, M2102 and removal of responses to M2310
  • Review of additional changes to OASIS
You will not want to miss this 60-minute educational webinar, presented by Deanna Loftus, HEALTHCAREfirst’s Director of Regulatory Compliance and HEALTHCAREfirst Regulatory Consultant Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA, to learn about all the extensive changes and how they will impact your clinicians’ documentation and assessment practices.

 


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.