Four Quick Questions
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice is launching a new series of articles called “Four Quick Questions” highlighting education offerings at the 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition. In each article, a lead faculty member provides answers to the same four questions regarding a specific education session.
Today, Mary K. Carr, BSN, MPH, Vice President for Regulatory Affairs at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice answers questions about Session 406: How to Deal with Current and Future Changes: The Home Health Regulatory Roundup
What current issues does the session address?
MKC: The session will address the revised face-to-face requirements, updates to the 2016 home health payment rates, CMS’ Value Based Purchasing program for home health agencies, and what agencies can expect with the implementation of the IMPACT Act, to name a few.
What is the most important insight or skill that attendees will take away from the session?
MKC: Over the past several years, the regulatory environment for home health providers has been steadily evolving. Medicare certified agencies are continually being challenged with increased regulatory burdens, reimbursement changes, and increased oversight. This session will provide an overview of the most important regulatory and policy issues facing home health agencies. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the changing regulatory and policy environments and what they need to do to meet those challenges.
Who would this session most benefit?
MKC: The session will most benefit middle and upper management personnel in Medicare certified home health agencies.
How would you best describe your session in 140 characters or less?
MKC: The session will provide important insights on how to prepare for the ongoing regulatory and CMS policy changes.