Upcoming events

    • 12 Dec 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Webinar


    The Reformed Conditions of Participation (CoPs) - Are We Ready for Interdisciplinary Care

    by Cindy Krafft

    Date: December 12, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Location: Webinar

    Registration: Online or Download Form


    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes in the past, with the transition to a prospective payment system (PPS) approximately 15 years ago, however, these were never adopted, holding providers to conditions of participation that were written in 1989.  Many industry experts are supportive of an overhaul of the CoPs to better reflect the modernization of these regulations and reflect current industry practice.  The changes to CoPs emphasize care coordination and communication strategies that focus on both timely and appropriate delivery of interdisciplinary care with a focus on optimal outcomes.

    This webinar will provide participants with a detailed review of the new CoPs.  Specific examples of how these changes will impact current industry activities will be provided, including expansion of the patient rights requirements, care coordination and integrated communication standards for the home health agency.  Detailed discussion of the new data driven quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI) program requirement will be provided.  A Care Coordination Tool will be provided to assist agencies in ensuring that systems and clinicians are able to meet standards established by these updates to conditions of participation in the Medicare Home Health program.  

    Program Objectives:

    Upon completion of this webinar course, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe key components of the new CoPs for the home health industry.
    2. Outline development and implementation of the home health agency QAPI program, emphasizing therapy services.
    3. Analyze integrated patient care planning and delivery process.
    4. Operationalize communication strategies to assure patient receive the right care from the right discipline at the right time during delivery of home heath care services.

    Target Audience:  Clinical Supervisors, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologist

    Speaker: Cindy Krafft PT, MS, HCS-O brings more than 20 years of home health expertise that ranges from direct patient care to operational / management issues as well as a passion for understanding regulations. Years spent in the direct patient environment solidified that this was the optimal setting for the provision of effective and efficient interdisciplinary care as it focuses on functionality and patient centered care delivery. Recognition that the providing care in the home environment presents both unique opportunites and challenges is clearly evident in both training and consultation activities.

    For the past 15 years, Cindy has been a nationally recognized educator in the areas of documentation, regulation, therapy utilization and OASIS. She currently serves on multiple Technical Expert Panels with CMS Contractors working on clinical and payment reforms such as bundled payment care initiatives and alternatives to the current relationship between therapy visits and episodic payment. She was instrumental in reducing the burden placed on the industry due to the timing of functional reassesments by diliently working with both APTA and CMS. Her focus is on providing the knowledge and tools critial to the post acute continuum of care to operationalize external requirements while keeping the driver of care where it needs to be - the needs of each patient being cared for in the home setting.

    Cindy has been involved at the senior leadership level for the Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association for more than 10 years and is the immediate Past President and current Federal Affairs Liaison of that organization. She is on the editorial board of Home Healthcare Now and a frequently sought out expert contributor for other home health publications. She has written 3 books - The How-to Guide to Therapy DocumentationAn Interdisciplinary Approach to Home Care and the soon to be released Handbook to Home Health Therapy Documentation - and co-authored her fourth, The Post-Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy with her business partner Diana Kornetti PT, MA, HCS-D.


    Member (OAHC & HCAW) - $157
    Non-Member - $262

    Convenience: Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar - watch the speaker's slide presentation on the internet while logging in on your smart phone or through your computer.  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.

    Please note our cancellation policy: If you cancel your registration prior to five business days before the program, you will receive a refund less 25% for administrative costs. All cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds for cancellations or exchanges within five business days of the program. If due to unforeseen circumstances we must cancel this event, registrants will receive a full refund.

    Oregon Association for Home Care
    4676 Commercial St. SE #449, Salem, OR 97302

    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 26 Apr 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Embassy Suites, 15920 West Valley Hwy, Seattle, WA 98188



    “Celebrate Our Past; Create Our Future”

    April 24-26, 2018 | Seattle, Washington

    Conference Details:

    Pre-Conference: April 24

    (Pre-conference topic to be determined)

    Conference: April 25 and 26

    Celebrate Our Past, Create Our Future

    (Agenda is currently under development)

    Conference Site: Embassy Suites

    15920 W Valley Hwy, Seattle, WA 98188

    Hotel Reservation page: http://group.embassysuites.com/2018HCAWAnnualConference
    Group discount code: HCA

    SAVE THE DATE and plan now to join us as we look back and Celebrate Our Past and develop plans to Create Our Future.  The Home Care Association of Washington is proud of its half century of service and invites you to come and be a part of this historic conference. We expect to have one of our largest ever conferences with topics ranging from Value Based Purchasing to Rural Home Health. Technology and Service partners are welcome to participate in our exhibit hall or submit an RFP to be considered for one of the conference breakout sessions.

    2018 HCAW Annual Conference Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunities

    Network and create lasting and profitable relationships with the Home Health Care Professionals in the State of Washington

    Home healthcare workers in Washington State have been professionally associated for FIVE decades. Isn’t it time you put your products and services in their hands and help to create the future of Home Health Care in the state?

    Join us as an Exhibitor and/or Sponsor at the Home Care Association of Washington Annual Conference. This is your opportunity to put your tools and services in front of the highest concentration of Home Health professionals in the state all year. An integral part of our programming the Exhibit Hall is the center for all breaks and lunch the first day of the conference insuring your opportunity to engage the members one on one.

    Sponsorship & Exhibiting packet click here: 2018_HCAW_SponsorPacket.pdf
                                                                               2018 Conference Exhibitor Registration form.docx

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14 Nov 2017 Do You PEPPER? You Should!
01 Nov 2017 From Frailty to Functionality: Evidence-based Rehabilitation Strategies for Deconditioned Patients
30 Oct 2017 Request for Proposals - 2018 HCAW Annual Conference Presentations
05 Oct 2017 HIPAA Series: Risk Assessment & Annual Training
21 Sep 2017 Care Redesign: Value Beyond the Visit - 2 part webinar series
19 Sep 2017 The Missing Link in Wound Care: Wheelchair Seating and Positioning misconceptions in wound care
11 Sep 2017 Final Rule Home Health Conditions of Participation
07 Sep 2017 Communication in the Hospice World
31 Aug 2017 2018 Proposed Home Health Payment Rule & Home Health Groupings Model
29 Aug 2017 Primary Pediatric Palliative Care Webinar
17 Aug 2017 The Final FY2018 Hospice Rule: A Comprehensive Review of Payment and HQRP Updates Plus Discussion of Comments Webinar
15 Aug 2017 Security & Data Loss Prevention: How to Prepare for Ransomware & Other Cyber Attacks
07 Jun 2017 Blueprint for Oasis Accuracy Workshop
01 Jun 2017 Webinar Series: Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid-Participating Home Health and Hospice Providers
16 May 2017 Peristomal Skin Complications Webinar
25 Apr 2017 2017 HCAW Annual Conference
12 Apr 2017 Outcomes, OASIS and Your Agency Star Ratings Webinar
22 Mar 2017 Live Discharges: Getting It Right! Webinar
01 Feb 2017 2017 HCAW Annual Awards Nominations
27 Jan 2017 Rural Home Health Provider Conference Tuition Scholarship
26 Jan 2017 "Hospice Billing" 3-Part Webinar Series
19 Jan 2017 "Is Your Scheduler 2017 Ready?" Webinar
18 Jan 2017 Disaster Preparedness Regulations- recorded webcast
12 Jan 2017 Who Can Sleep Tight…When Bed Bugs Bite!
13 Dec 2016 Confidently Auditing Therapy Documentation: A Primer for Quality Assurance, Performance Improvement & Clinician Proficiency Webinar
10 Nov 2016 The Aide’s Role in Patient Centered Care Webinar
09 Nov 2016 “Transition to Practice” For New Graduates to Home Health Webinar
27 Oct 2016 "Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)" Class
17 Oct 2016 WCEI Skin & Wound Management Course
11 Oct 2016 The Most Important Conversation We’re Not Having – Advance Care Planning Webinar
06 Oct 2016 Oral Health for Caregivers: Training of Trainers Workshops
16 Sep 2016 Presentation RFP for the 2017 HCAW Annual Conference
08 Sep 2016 Introduction to Community Paramedicine Webinar
01 Sep 2016 2016 HIPAA – Texting and Emailing Guidelines Webinar
17 Aug 2016 Wound Care Documentation Webinar
21 Jul 2016 How Fast Can You Run & How High Can You Jump? The 2017 HH Payment Hurdles!! Webinar
19 Jul 2016 Maintenance Therapy: Effective Operationalizing of the Regulations
19 Jul 2016 ICD-10-Coding Updates & Clarifications Webinar
08 Jun 2016 Blueprint for Oasis Accuracy
19 Apr 2016 2016 HCAW Annual Conference

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