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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Home Care 201

Start Date: 3/28/2019 9:00 AM EDT
End Date: 3/28/2019 4:30 PM EDT

Venue Name: Center for Excellence - Suite 525

1105 Schrock Rd. Suite 140
Columbus, OH  United States  43229

Organization Name: Ohio Council for Homecare and Hospice

Jim Godin
Email: Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice
Phone: (614) 885-0434 x207

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 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.
Lunch and continental breakfast are included in the registration fee. 

About the Presenter

Beth Foster, RN, BA, CPHQ, is Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice.  Her home care career began in 1989 as a visiting nurse, progressing into other positions including aide/intake coordinator, hospital system liaison, clinical care manager and director.  Previously she served as an Ohio Dept. of Health Surveyor for all provider types including Home Care & Hospice. 

Registration Fee
OCHCH Member:  $195 - First Person
$175 - Each additional from same agency
Non-Member:  $390 – First Person
$350 – Each additional from same agency

OCHCH Office                       
1105 Schrock Road, Suite #525, Columbus, OH 43229

Crowne Plaza, 6500 Doubletree Ave., Columbus, OH 43229, PH: 614-885-1885
A hotel room rate of $92.00 plus tax is available on a space available basis.  Please phone the hotel & ask for the Home Care & Hospice Rate.

Continuing Education
Attendance for the entire program is required to earn Contact Hours.  A copy of the completed Continuing Education Certificate must also be submitted.  This program will provide 6.5 contact hours to RNs, LPNs, OTs, PTs. And SLPs.
Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  (OBN-001-91) (OH -157, 4/1/2019)

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Registration is Closed
Closed: 3/27/2019 11:30 PM

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