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Home Health Conditions of Participation Part 1: Patient Care

presented by Diana 'Dee' Kornetti and Tricia Twombly

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Financial: Dee Kornetti is a co-owner of the consulting business, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions. She receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Dee Kornetti is a chapter contributor to the Handbook of Home Health Care Administration 6th edition, and co-authored a book, The Post-Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy for which she receives compensation.

Financial: Tricia Twombly receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Dee Kornetti is the President of the Home Health Section of the APTAs. Additionally, Dee Kornetti serves as the President of the Association of Homecare Coding and Compliance, and is a member of the Association of Home Care Coders Advisory Board and Panel of Experts.

Non-Financial: Tricia Twombly has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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The CoPs provide the regulatory governance to ensure that participating home health agencies (HHAs) protect the health and safety of individuals under their care, and promote the effective and efficient use of Medicare funds. Part one of this two-part course provides an overview of the current home health Conditions of Participation (CoPs), as well as an in-depth look at two (2) of the five (5) key areas that comprise the CoPs. Specific areas related to patient rights, and care planning and care coordination are discussed in detail along with strategies for how to implement in daily decision-making activities related to client interactions, documentation and client care are included.

Meet Your Instructors

Diana 'Dee' Kornetti, PT, MA, HCS-D, HCS-C

Diana 'Dee' Kornetti, a physical therapist for 30 years, is a past administrator and co-owner of a Medicare-certified home health agency. Dee now provides training and education to home health industry providers through a consulting business, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions. She serves as chief operations officer with her business partners Cindy Krafft and…

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Tricia Twombly, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, HCS-C, COS-C

Tricia A. Twombly, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, HCS-C, COS-C, AHIMA, is an approved ICD-10 CM Certified Trainer and ICE Certified Credentialing Specialist brings more than 30 years of home care experience to her role as the owner of Twombly and Associates LLC, a home health and hospice coding and consulting company. Tricia has served…

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1. Introduction to the Conditions of Participation

An overview of the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) will be provided along with the genesis, recent revisions and importance of this document to all levels of the home health agency. An overview of the five (5) key areas that comprise the Home Health Conditions of Participation will be introduced.

2. Patient Rights, Part 1 - What is Included, Providing Notice & Who Can Exercise These Rights

Newly expanded, this key component of the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) outlines the essential elements required by participating home health agencies (HHAs) to ensure patient rights and define agency responsibilities. Part one will explore the specifics related to meeting the standards for Notification of Rights, exercising patient rights, and what is included in patient rights. Instructors will provide insight on how to ensure clinicians can demonstrate compliance in these areas through documentation.

3. Patient Rights, Part 2 – Patient Care Transitions, Handling Complaints and Ensuring Access

Newly expanded, this key component of the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) outlines the essential elements required by participating home health agencies (HHAs) to ensure patient rights and define agency responsibilities. Part two will explore the specifics related to agency expectations surrounding transitioning patient care during transfer and discharge, investigation of patient complaints and accessibility to care. Instructors will provide insight on how to incorporate and prepare for agency survey events.

4. Care Planning and Care Coordination

This revised component of the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) outlines the essential elements required by participating home health agencies (HHAs) related to care planning and care coordination. These areas include content of the comprehensive assessment and continue with the planning, coordination, delivery of care, and transfer and/or discharge from patient care. Instructors will provide insight on how to ensure clinicians can demonstrate compliance in these areas through documentation as well as provide insight on how to incorporate and prepare for agency survey events.

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Home Health Conditions of Participation Part 2: Agency Processes

Presented by Diana 'Dee' Kornetti, PT, MA, HCS-D, HCS-C and Tricia Twombly, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, HCS-C, COS-C

Home Health Conditions of Participation Part 2: Agency Processes

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The CoPs promote the effective and efficient use of Medicare funds and provide the regulatory governance to ensure that participating home health agencies (HHAs) protect the health and safety of individuals under their care. Part Two of this two-part course focuses on the specifics of assessment, performance improvement (QAPI), infection prevention and control, and skilled professional services. Emphasis on clinical application of CoP key components in daily decision-making activities related to client interactions, documentation, and client care are included.

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