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Home Health Conditions of Participation Part 2: Agency Processes

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

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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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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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. Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI) Part 1 – An Overview

This new component of the current Conditions of Participation (CoPs) focuses the individual home health agency’s (HHA's) QAPI activities based on their individualized performance and resultant data analysis. Part 1 of this two-part QAPI section will overview the key required areas of a home health agency’s QAPI program. Instructors will provide insight through case example of how each required element of a HH QAPI program can be satisfied in documentation and meet survey expectations.

2. Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI) Part 2 – Building a Team and Completing a QAPI Project

This new component of the current Conditions of Participation (CoPs) focuses the individual home health agency’s QAPI activities based on their individualized performance and resultant data analysis. Part 2 of the two-part QAPI section will detail building your QAPI team simulation of a QAPI project, from data analysis and performance tracking through documenting outcomes and generating reports. Instructors will use common home health case(s) to outline key functions of the QAPI team.

3. Infection Prevention and Control

This new component of the current Conditions of Participation (CoPs) focuses on agency requirements related to infection prevention, control, and education. Per CoPs, infection control is a required component of any home health agency’s QAPI program. Instructors will outline data collection and analysis methods related to infection control activities and discuss required documentation to address survey expectations.

4. Skilled Professional Services

This new component of the current Conditions of Participation (CoPs) will delve into realignment of the roles of the skilled professionals, their responsibilities, and supervision of assistants within the home health agency operations and patient care services. Instructors will provide insight on how to ensure clinicians can demonstrate compliance in these areas through job description review and revision, case management activities, and home health aide supervision.

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Home Health Conditions of Participation Part 1: Patient Care

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Home Health Conditions of Participation Part 1: Patient Care

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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.

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