The long-awaited final version of the Interpretive Guidelines associated with the new Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies were released August 31, 2018. The Guidelines include considerable revisions to the draft Interpretive Guidelines document released in October 2017. The vast majority of the revisions provide greater streamlining and clarification of the intent and requirements within the new CoPs. However, there continue to be questions related to some aspects of the new COPS that have already been submitted to the Quality, Safety & Oversight Group (formerly the Survey & Certification Group) for additional clarification such as:
- Medication review in therapy only cases,
- Timing of updates to the comprehensive assessments and what constitutes the need for a new POC and certification period,
- Extent of diagnoses needed on the plan of care, and
- The role of the physician responsible for the oversight of the plan of care in updating and review of the plan of care, particularly related to orders from multiple physicians.
The format of this program will be an overview of the changes between the draft and final Interpretive Guidelines followed by an extended opportunity for agencies to ask questions they may have on any aspects of the new COPs. In order to provide the most accurate responses to HHA questions and accommodate all questions, individuals are asked to submit their questions a minimum of one week before the program.
Bring your staff together and listen to this 90 minute webinar presented by Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D who has been closely and continually monitoring all developments related to the new COPS since the proposed new COPS were released in January 2017.
Presenter: Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer, Adams Home Care Consulting, Inc. is a well-known health care consultant and speaker with over 30 years of healthcare experience and extensive experience in home care and home health management. Judy frequently speaks nationally on home health coverage, coding, HH COPs, PPS and medical review.
Convenience: Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). There is no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site using one phone line and a computer with internet access.
Confirmation: Prior to the webinar, a GoToWebinar link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to register through this link to attend the webinar. You will be sent a confirmation which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts if available.
Registration Fee: Registration fees are based on one phone/webinar connection; multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection. Please note: if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the GTW link, your agency will be invoiced for the 2 additional registrations. Following each webinar, you will receive a recording via link and it will be available until June 30, 2019.
|| HCAW Members
||$149 per agency line
||$219 per agency line
Cancellation Policy: Fees will be refunded only if written cancellation is received by HCAW two weeks prior to the workshop and no refunds after the GoToWebinar registration link is sent to your agency. In the event of a written cancellation, HCAW will retain $30 of the initial fee to cover administrative overhead.
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