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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Homecare 201

Date(s): October 20, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM  EST - 5:00 PM  EST

This will be a Virtual Workshop

Program Description

This program has been developed to assist experienced home health managers to enhance the operational performance of their home health agency.  Our introductory Home Care 101 course provides the basics of home care operations.  Home Care 201 is the next level.  Improving clinical performance and financial management in a Medicare skilled home health agency is the focus of Home Care 201.  Essential to improving agency operations is identifying clinical issues that impact performance.  This program will provide strategies to refine and improve billing performance as well as explain the important relationship between clinical and financial areas of the agency.  This focus is important as the future viability of home care operations will be determined by the agency’s ability to remain current with changing regulations, the ongoing focus on patient outcomes, declining reimbursement, and closer scrutiny by auditors that can lead to denials.  Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring to the program a written description of at least one problem that they need to resolve within their agency; the goal is to best serve the individual's purpose for attending the class.

Program Objectives:
  • Recognize clinical issues impacting performance management
  • Discuss how to manage the relationship between clinical and financial areas of the agency to optimize performance in each area     
  • Identify the challenges and strategies to improve billing performance and reimbursement issues
  • Describe how to enhance financial performance through sound financial decisions in order to ensure the future of the agency
  • Identify useful data management techniques through the use of dashboards and benchmarking
  • Discuss current audit activities and strategies to minimize denials
  • Discuss additional current issues impacting home health agency operations
 
Who Should Attend:  This virtual workshop is best suited to individuals who have a minimum of 1 year experience in home health management and operation of an established Medicare certified agency.

Presenter

Kathy Royer, RN, MBA, DMin, CHPN, CHPCA is the Regulatory Director for the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice.  She is a registered nurse with more than 22 years of experience in hospice.  She served as a corporate division director with a demonstrated history of improvement in quality scores.  She has expertise in hospice and hospital environments.  Kathy is skilled in corporate leadership development, operations management, regulatory consultation, coaching, Palliative Care, team building, and as a cultural change agent.

Registration Fee:

o OCHCH Member - $149 (Per Person)                                   

o Non-Member - $249 (Per Person)

 
 


 

2022 Hospice Billing Series - Full Series

Date(s): October 20, 2022 - November 3, 2022

Time: 11:30 AM  EST - 1:00 PM  EST

Hospice Billing Series 2022
 
Hospice Billing Series - Part 1 – October 20th - (11:30a – 1:00p)
The 2023 Hospice Rule will likely bring changes in reimbursement as well as the content of other regulatory clarifications.  New and experienced hospice billers periodically need a review of eligibility requirements and recent reimbursement and election clarifications.  This session will examine eligibility verifications, Election Statement and Addendum and Notice of Election requirements under recent regulatory updates. It will walk through the Late Notice of Election and the exceptions process of appeal.  A comprehensive review of all eligibility requirements, all aspects of dealing with Election statement changes and all things related to the Notice of Election will be included.

Hospice Billing Series - Part 2 – October 27th - (11:30a – 1:00p)
Recent years have been filled with updates to the Hospice Medicare Billing regulations.  Accurate monthly claims and understanding of the navigation surrounding the edits and errors is key to getting paid correctly and timely.  This webinar will review the step-by-step through these changes. It will also provide examples of how hospices have successfully dealt with these changes and are effectively conducting physician billing. Claims issues that are frequently a challenge will be discussed.

Hospice Billing Series - Part 3 – November 3rd - (11:30a – 1:00p)
Face-to-Face requirements, physician billing, and the aggregate cap self-reporting requirement are a few among many of the daily reimbursement related challenges.  A review of specific physician billing codes for palliative care will also be addressed to expand your agency's knowledge of palliative care reimbursement. In addition, the current HIS transmission requirements and the impact of noncompliance on reimbursement will be covered.  Lastly, medical review denials and how the PEPPER reports affect your hospice will be reviewed.

Presenter:
Melinda Gaboury, is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc., an organization out of Nashville, TN that provides financial, reimbursement, clinical and operation services to the home health and hospice industries.  With more than 27 years of experience in Medicare Home Health, she is a presenter at both the state and national levels, and is interviewed frequently for national home health publications.  Ms. Gaboury is also the author of "Home Health Guide to OASIS D: A Reference for Field Staff."  Ms. Gaboury has no conflict of interest in regard to this program.

Registration Fee:

OCHCH Members - $199 per attendee
Non-Members - $299 per attendee

2022 Hospice Billing Series - Part 1 Only

Date(s): October 20, 2022

Time: 11:30 AM  EST - 1:00 PM  EST

Hospice Billing Series 2022 - Part 1 Only
 
Hospice Billing Series - Part 1 – October 20th - (11:30a – 1:00p)
The 2023 Hospice Rule will likely bring changes in reimbursement as well as the content of other regulatory clarifications.  New and experienced hospice billers periodically need a review of eligibility requirements and recent reimbursement and election clarifications.  This session will examine eligibility verifications, Election Statement and Addendum and Notice of Election requirements under recent regulatory updates. It will walk through the Late Notice of Election and the exceptions process of appeal.  A comprehensive review of all eligibility requirements, all aspects of dealing with Election statement changes and all things related to the Notice of Election will be included.

Hospice Billing Series - Part 2 – October 27th - (11:30a – 1:00p)
Recent years have been filled with updates to the Hospice Medicare Billing regulations.  Accurate monthly claims and understanding of the navigation surrounding the edits and errors is key to getting paid correctly and timely.  This webinar will review the step-by-step through these changes. It will also provide examples of how hospices have successfully dealt with these changes and are effectively conducting physician billing. Claims issues that are frequently a challenge will be discussed.


Registration Fee:

OCHCH Members - $79 per attendee
Non-Members - $129 per attendee




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