NAHC Announces Home Health Education Track for 2015 Financial Management Conference
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced details regarding the Home Health Track at the 2015 Financial Management Conference & Exposition. Conference participants will have the opportunity to choose one among four education tracks, including: the Home Health Track, the Hospice Track, the Innovations Track, and the Leadership Track.
The Home Health Track will include four programs covering Medicare payment rate rebasing, strategies to prepare for value-based purchasing, home health services revenue cycle management, and how to prepare for Medical Review. Here are descriptions of the four programs offered under the Home Health Track:
101. Medicare Payment Rate Rebasing 2014 and 2015 Style - What you know and what you should know!
The last few years in Medicare home health payments have presented many challenges with payment rates and cash flow. There are still many changes and challenges facing home health financial managers in the years ahead.
This program will discuss the impacts on agencies since the beginning of 2014 with rate cuts and what agencies have done to cope. The program will also discuss how to prepare for the future.
201. Financial Risks in Medical Review: Responding, Reacting and Rebounding
Medical review is a complicated process of sending documentation and responding to Additional Documentation Requests. The financial risks are high with potentially severe cash flow and long term viability issues for the agency. This program will identify the current focus areas for ADRS and responding to each one. The program will discuss specific financial risks regarding potential denials and their devastating results to viability. All agencies will find this to be an important program to attend to prepare for medical review.
301. Home Health Services Revenue Cycle Management
The session will assist agencies in evaluating the effectiveness of the revenue cycle. The program will review your back office structure and highlight a compliance review of your revenue cycle with an audit tool. Patient care is the core of home health, but agencies must have an effective revenue cycle in order to ensure they are properly paid for the care they provide.
401. High Quality Care and Positive Patient Outcomes Result in Positive Financial Outcomes – Now Prove It With Data!
To achieve high quality care and a positive bottom line you must implement a clinical management structure that manages by outcomes data and internal clinical protocols. These protocols will insure appropriate clinical staff oversight and timely outcome driven remote case conferencing. The strategies for clinical and financial success must also include a primary care clinical model and a well designed Quality program that is integrated throughout your organization. This program identifies the roadmap to success and the steps to get you there and prepare for Value Based Purchasing.
For more details and to register for the Financial Management Conference, please click here.