As of Jan. 13, home healthcare agencies are required to comply with the new Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation (CoPs). The final interpretive guidelines, which offer more detailed information on certain measures, are not yet available; but the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is urging providers to focus their compliance initiatives on the regulations and has agreed it will not implement any civil monetary penalties for the first year.
Because it has been more than 20 years since home health CoPs have been updated, it is important to understand the changes and revise compliance processes. The MHA Health Foundation webinar Compliance with New Home Health Conditions of Participation will examine:
- The expanded number of patient rights, including the right to participate in the care planning process, and ways to integrate them
- The expanded role of interdisciplinary teams and team requirements for assessment and creation of individual care plans
- New requirements for home health aide assignments, care plans and supervision
- The changes in organizational and administrative services, with a focus on branch office requirements and the governing body
Meet Your Faculty
Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, COS-C, is trainer and president of Adams Home Care Consulting located in North Carolina. Adams has more than 30 years of experience in home care and hospice services. She has served in nearly every position possible in a certified home health agency. She is nationally certified in ICD-10-CM coding and in OASIS, home health’s standardized assessment tool.
Who Should Attend
Home health organizations’ chief executive and operating officers; home health managerial staff; compliance officers; quality improvement staff
$195 per MHA member; $295 for non-MHA members
Members are encouraged to register by noon, Feb. 28, 2018.