Home Health & Hospice

Beacon Health's Fall Webcast Series

Homecare Insider, September 16, 2013

Therapy documentation, OASIS-C data elements, billing best practices, and the soon to be released PPS final rule are some of home health’s hottest training topics and Beacon Health is ready to train your agency staff!

In just 90-minutes each month, you can get insights and tips on ways to manage common, but difficult, regulatory issues that plague even the best-run homecare agencies. Each show will offer 1.5 contact hours!

Check our new webcast series topics below.

Therapy Documentation Improvement Strategies
Continued scrutiny on home health agencies and the recommendation of more external audits, means that defending medical necessity is critical to long-term survival. Join expert Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, to learn how your agency can improve therapy documentation quality to protect payment and ensure compliance.

OASIS-C: Perfecting Pressure Ulcer Data Element Completion
Completing the pressure ulcer data elements on the OASIS-C can be a difficult task and can require a complex knowledge of assessment and documentation. In this 90-minute webcast, expert speakers J’non Griffin, RN, MHA, WCC, HCS-D, COS-C, and Heather Calhoun, will ensure agencies understand the different stages of pressure ulcers and how to incorporate that into the scoring of the OASIS. Griffin and Calhoun outline the stages of pressure ulcers, what tissue types may be involved and how this information can be accurately documented in OASIS-C. Also, this show will cover the recently proposed changes to the OASIS data set and how the proposed OASIS-C1 would change data collection for pressure ulcers.

Billing Best Practices: Efficiently and Effectively Managing Your Billing Process
In a time of PPS payment reductions and tightened agency budgets, it is important that your agency is educated in billing best practices to ensure you are receiving the appropriate payment for your services. In this 90-minute webcast, expert speaker Lynn Labarta, BS, provides billing strategies for homecare providers, helping agencies decrease issues affecting financial payment that can impact the quality and appropriateness of patient care. This webcast breaks down the complicated reimbursement system, explains the importance of PPS adjustments, and reviews common claim rejection scenarios.

2014 Home Health PPS Final Rule Analysis
Join Beacon Health for our annual webcast program analyzing this year’s Home Health PPS final rule. When you understand where CMS is headed in 2014, you’ll be well equipped to plan and manage the education and process changes needed to respond. In this 90-minute broadcast, Beacon Health expert speaker Arnie Cisneros, PT will provide a clear understanding of what is in the 2014 final rule, and how it will affect payment, operations, and the clinical team on a day-to-day basis. Listener questions will be answered in a Q&A session at the end of the broadcast.

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