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We are pleased to announce a new Education Partnership with Curaport (an online training solution designed for health care professionals). This alliance will provide additional opportunities and resources for our member agencies to stay on top of the latest in regulatory changes and industry trends. MHCA will continue to provide RCTC online education as we have always done, but are pleased that Curaport has partnered with us to augment that effort.

Curaport brings together a wide variety of healthcare consultants, thought leaders and content experts who deliver relevant, impactful information through an easy-to-access online platform. Curaport’s webinars feature industry best practices and give you the operational tools you need to navigate through changes in the healthcare industry and excel as a healthcare industry professional. Available industry expertise includes: home health, physician practices, behavioral health, hospice, long-term care and private duty.

As MHCA members, you are able to view Curaport’s upcoming educational sessions through our website. The first time that you sign up for a webinar, or access one of their On-Demand webinars, you will need to create your own Curaport Account.

Continuing Education Credits: Curaport, LLC is an approved provider of Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nursing.  Live attendance is mandatory in order to earn the CE contact hour. 

Upcoming Curaport Webinars


Proposed Home Health PPS Rule 2018 (Part 2 of 3)

Presented by John Reisinger of Innovative Financial Solutions

Thursday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Cost:  $39

Coupon Code:  curasota

 

CMS broached the idea of implementing a new reimbursement system beginning in 2019, in the 2018 HH PPS Proposed Rule.  This is the most significant change proposed to home health reimbursement since the inception of PPS back in 2000.  This webinar series covers the significant changes from a financial and operational perspective of the Proposed Home Health PPS Rule for 2018. 

In the second of a three-part series, the focus is on the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) – which will radically change all things reimbursement for the home health industry and it is projected to reduced HH spending in 2019 alone by up to $950 million.  We will also discuss how the industry can fight this change through participation in the Rule-Making Process to help minimize the impact and/or postpone its implementation.

John Reisinger, of Innovative Financial Solutions for Home Health will bring his vast experience and expertise to enable understanding and practical application of how HHGM is going to impact your agency.  In this session, John will focus on

  • The proposed methodology change in reimbursement
  • The expected financial impacts at both the industry and individual agency levels
  • What we can do to try to impact and/or delay this proposal

There will be a bookmarked copy of the Proposed Rule as part of your registration for this webinar, as well as other tools & documents based on time & availability, including a template for preparing and submitting comments to the Proposed Rule.


The Trump Effect:  How the New Administration is Impacting Homecare

Presented by Angelo Spinola, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson PC

Tuesday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Cost:  $99

Coupon Code:  curasota

 

After a contentious presidential race with unexpected results, President Trump has taken office with a Republican majority in both the Senate and House of Representatives. The new administration already has taken action that will impact home care, including the failed appeal of the Affordable Care Act, and nominating Alexander Acosta as the next Secretary of Labor and Judge Neil Gorsuch as the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. What do these and other developments mean for home care companies? No one can say with certainty what will happen, but investigations and lawsuits against healthcare and home care companies continue to rise, while the new political administration’s policy agenda remains in flux. 

This webinar identifies a variety of topics affecting home care companies in the new Trump Era and how we recommend preparing for what may come. This education session, on Tuesday, September 26th will address:

  • Discuss the expected agenda and priorities of the new Department of Labor leadership and anticipated timing of potential changes that will affect the home care industry
  • Current litigation trends:  understand the practices most commonly targeted by private lawsuits and Department of Labor investigations. 
  • Remedial steps companies should take to mitigate their risk
  • Formulate and prioritize a compliance agenda to proactively reduce your risk of liability.

How Can Hospice and Medicaid Waiver Co-Exist?
Presenter(s): Katie Wehri, CHPC, Healthcare Provider Solutions
Thursday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Cost: $79
Coupon Code: curasota

With the increase in the dual eligible population, we are seeing an increase in beneficiaries receiving hospice and Medicaid waiver services or home health and Medicaid waiver services. The regulation requires that a dual eligible beneficiary be able to receive both services concurrently, but there must not be any duplication of services. This is causing confusion for hospice and home health providers and the Medicaid waiver provider.

This webinar will review the services required to be provided under the Medicare hospice benefit and the Medicare home health benefit as well as the services covered under a Medicaid waiver and how they can coexist with hospice or home health. Common non-compliant practices will be discussed along with suggestions for coordination of care. Regardless of the state-specific requirements for waiver services, there are federal regulations that govern that the services can be provided concurrently with Medicare hospice or Medicare home health and these are the basis for this webinar. Some examples of how things may be different by state are included. Primary objectives for this session:

  • List and explain federal regulations regarding hospice services, home health services and Medicaid waiver services
  • Explain why some common practices are non-compliant and provide examples of compliant practices
  • Discuss care coordination requirements

Proposed Home Health PPS Rule 2018 - Part 3
10/3/2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
Presenter: John Reisinger
Cost: $39
Coupon Code:  curasota

 

This final session will focus on the changes that will financially impact the industry at the agency level as compared to the projected impact to the industry as a whole that CMS identifies (-0.4%). Important statistic: at least one CBSA for 2018 is looking at a reduction of at least 16% for all 918 payment rates, and 218 CBSAs are looking at average payment reductions greater than the -0.4% projected by CMS. Do you know what this change will be for your agency? Do you want to know? Then this education session is for you!


Home Health CoP Series #3: Infection Control and QAPI
10/10/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Presenter: Sharon Litwin, 5 Star Health Care Consultants
Cost: $39.00
Coupon Code: curasota

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final rule in January outlining the Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation (CoP) for home health agencies. As we all know, this implementation of these new CoP’s was delayed until January of 2018. That is just over 2 months away - NOT a lot of time to prepare as there are many new items and changes!

In this third of a four-part series on the new Home Health Conditions of Participation, Sharon Litwin, of 5 Star Consultants, will educate your organization on the new Infection Control CoP, and also dive deep on the main changes with the New QAPI CoP.


Effective Management of GI Ostomies in the Post-Acute Setting
10/17/2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
Presenter: Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWON, CFCN
Cost: $49.00
Coupon Code: curasota

Wound Care continues to be an area of clinical focus in the Post-Acute Care setting. Managing patients with GI ostomies (colostomies and ileostomies) is a challenge in the post-acute setting. These procedures have high 30-day readmission rates and post-acute staff often have limited knowledge on managing this patient population.

Register today to learn how to effectively treat these wound patients, and earn a CE for Nursing!


QAPI Series, Part 2: Patient Satisfaction
10/24/2017 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
Presenter: Diane Link, BlackTree Healthcare Consulting
Cost: $49.00
Coupon Code: curasota

Home Health Agencies are already learning about what the new Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program means for their business. The new requirements for providers, which were introduced in the new Conditions of Participation for Home Health, are inclusive of Program Oversight, Executive Responsibility, Scope, Data and Activities. This series will delve into the most important new elements of what your QAPI program should have. This education session will help to provide an understanding of how Patient Satisfaction plays a more significant role in QAPI programs.


Home Health CoP Series #4: Emergency Preparedness, Compliance and Clinical Record
11/7/2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST
Presenter: Sharon Litwin, 5 Star Health Care Consultants
Cost: $39.00
Coupon Code: curasota

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final rule in January outlining the Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation (CoP) for home health agencies. As we all know, this implementation of these new CoP’s was delayed until January of 2018.

That is just over 1 month away - NOT a lot of time to prepare as there are many new items and changes!

In this fourth of a four-part series on the new Home Health Conditions of Participation, Sharon Litwin, of 5 Star Consultants, will educate your organization on the new Emergency Preparedness rule and CoP, the main changes in the compliance to laws CoP, and the main changes to the Clinical Record CoP.


QAPI Series, Part 3: Referral & Resource Management
11/14/2017 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
Presenter: Diane Link, BlackTree Healthcare Consulting
Cost: $49.00
Coupon Code: curasota

Home Health Agencies are already learning about what the new Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program means for their business. The new requirements for providers, which were introduced in the new Conditions of Participation for Home Health, are inclusive of Program Oversight, Executive Responsibility, Scope, Data and Activities. The new requirement for QAPI is to include an organizational wide approach to performance improvement. Referral and Resource Management is an integral part of an organization ability to grow and meet the needs of the community.

 

 

 

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