OASIS-E and the State of Home Health Updates With NAHC

OASIS-E and the State of Home Health Updates With NAHC

Thursday, April 13, 2023 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT 

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The home-based care industry continues to deal with an ever-changing market. In the last quarter alone, we’ve seen the implementation of OASIS-E, major merger and acquisition news, and a dramatic increase in survey and audit scrutiny.

As part of our post-acute care webinar series, this webinar offers the latest insight and updates on the state of the home health and home care markets, along with an update on how the OASIS-E implementation has gone to date.

The discussion will be led by two experts from our friends at the National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) – President Bill Dombi and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Mary Carr.

Price: FREE

NAHC Listening Sessions – REVISED Hospice Survey Process #2

NAHC Listening Sessions – REVISED Hospice Survey Process #2

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT

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The Medicare hospice survey process was revised earlier this year.  All state survey agencies will be following the new process and accrediting organizations (AOs) will follow it for all deeming surveys. NAHC is hosting two Listening Sessions on these revisions.  We want to hear your questions and concerns about the new process and how you are preparing for survey.

The revisions break the conditions of participation into two phases prioritizing the surveyors’ time and attention to those elements that impact the quality of care provided directly to the patient and their family. Surveyors will be reviewing more records and conducting more detailed interviews with patients and staff.

  • Phase I:
    • Core CoP: §418.52 Patient rights.
    • Core CoP: §418.54 Initial and comprehensive assessment of the patient.
    • Core CoP: §418.56 Interdisciplinary group, care planning, and coordination of services.
    • Eleven associated quality of care CoPs.
  • Phase II:
    • Core CoP: §418.58 Quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI).
    • Seven associated quality of care CoPs.

NOTICE: Participation in the listening sessions is limited. 


Zoom Details 

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NAHC Listening Sessions – REVISED Hospice Survey Process #1

NAHC Listening Sessions – REVISED Hospice Survey Process #1

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

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The Medicare hospice survey process was revised earlier this year.  All state survey agencies will be following the new process and accrediting organizations (AOs) will follow it for all deeming surveys. NAHC is hosting two Listening Sessions on these revisions.  We want to hear your questions and concerns about the new process and how you are preparing for survey.

The revisions break the conditions of participation into two phases prioritizing the surveyors’ time and attention to those elements that impact the quality of care provided directly to the patient and their family. Surveyors will be reviewing more records and conducting more detailed interviews with patients and staff.

  • Phase I:
    • Core CoP: §418.52 Patient rights.
    • Core CoP: §418.54 Initial and comprehensive assessment of the patient.
    • Core CoP: §418.56 Interdisciplinary group, care planning, and coordination of services.
    • Eleven associated quality of care CoPs.
  • Phase II:
    • Core CoP: §418.58 Quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI).
    • Seven associated quality of care CoPs.

NOTICE: Participation in the listening sessions is limited. 


Zoom Details 

MARCH 29 LINK:

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Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model

Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model

Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Behavior Change Recap, 60-Day Episode Construction Overview, and Payment Rate Development Webinar

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

 

 

During this webinar, CMS will provide an overview of several provisions from the CY 2023 HH PPS final rule on behavior changes, the construction of 60-day episodes, and payment rate development.

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. We encourage participants to send questions in advance to the Home Health Policy mailbox with the subject line “Home Health CAA, 2023 Webinar”. Please submit questions by March 22, 2023. During the webinar, we will do our best to address both submitted and live questions.

Topics:

  • Description of actual behavior changes that occurred between CY 2018 and CY 2021
  • Approach used to construct simulated 60-day episodes using 30-day periods
  • Overview of payment rate development for CY 2023
  • Information on new data files containing information on the simulated 60-day episodes and actual 30-day periods used in calculating the permanent adjustment to the payment rate

Target Audience:

  • Medicare home health clinicians and agencies
  • Office managers and administrators
  • State and national associations that represent home health care providers
  • Public interest groups, health industry media
  • Other interested parties

Caregiver Shortages: Using Data in Advocacy

Caregiver Shortages: Using Data in Advocacy

Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM EDT  

 

Released in 2022, the State of the Direct Care Workforce Report provides a high-level overview of the people delivering care in the US today, identifying seven distinct personas of the workforce. Now that we have this information, how can it help us to define our advocacy efforts and policy priorities?

Join CEO of MissionCare Collective, Brandi Kurtyka, and NAHC President, Bill Dombi, along with NAHC advocacy and policy staff, to learn more about NAHC’s legislative priorities in 2023 and how you can be involved.

SPEAKERS:

  • Bill Dombi, President, NAHC
  • Brandi Kurtyka, CEO, MissionCare Collective
  • Summer Napier, Director of Grassroots Advocacy, NAHC
  • Calvin McDaniel, Director of Government Affairs, NAHC
  • Kristen Wheeler, Executive Director of Private Duty, NAHC

PRICE:

  • FREE

Home Care Industry Update

Home Care Industry Update

Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT  

From Polsinelli

“We sincerely apologize, we have had to cancel today’s program due to platform technical issues. Please keep an eye out for an official cancellation and a new date soon.”

 

This is your invitation to join Polsinelli, The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), and Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) for a legal update tailored for the Home-Based Care Industry (home health, home care, and hospice providers).

During this presentation, we will cover recent government action extending the statute of limitations for investigating and prosecuting certain providers who participated in specific COVID related aid packages and the impact on the home care industry. These various aid packages include the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (“EIDL”), Provider Relief Funds Program (“PRF”) and the Employee Retention Credit Program (“ERC”).

We will provide best practices for preparing for what will likely be a significant volume of government investigations aimed at those providers that leveraged COVID-related aid during the pandemic.

Attendees will also receive a resource outlining the compliance steps your organization can take today to be adequately equipped for such an investigation in the future.

We will also provide a substantive overview of the latest federal legislative and regulatory developments impacting our industry, including but not limited to the latest developments regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed ban on non-competes, the status of the NLRB’s proposed rule modifying the joint employment standard under the NLRA, and an overview of the DOL’s recent activity, including the status of the proposed change to the independent contractor standard and recent enforcement activity.

In addition, Polsinelli will discuss Biden’s statements in his most recent state of the union address regarding the need to protect low wage workers and how that initiative is manifesting itself within the industry, the monumental NLRB ruling banning non-disparagement provisions in separation and release agreements, and the recent California decision impacting the use of arbitration agreements with class action waivers.

AGENDA:

  • Recent government investigations related to pandemic relief programs such as PPP, EIDL, PRF, and ERTC and tips for preparing your agency to adequately defend against the same
  • Discussion of the impact the FTC’s proposed ban on non-competes and the NLRB’s proposed rule modifying the joint employment standard will have on your business
  • The DOL’s recent enforcement activity including the status of the proposed change to the independent contractor standard
  • California’s recent decision on arbitration agreements
  • Strategies home care companies can leverage to best protect their interests while running an efficient home-based care business

SPEAKERS:

  • Angelo Spinola, Polsinelli
  • Will Vail, Polsinelli
  • Bill Dombi, NAHC
  • Vicki Hoak, HCAOA

 

Preparing Home Health and Hospice Providers for the PHE Expiration

Preparing Home Health and Hospice Providers for the PHE Expiration

Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT  

 

On May 11, 2023 the federal government will end the public health emergency (PHE) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the past three years healthcare providers have been operating under numerous regulatory waivers and statutory flexibilities. Many of the waivers and flexibilities will expire with the end of the PHE. Home health and hospice providers need to prepare to resume operations to be in full compliance with regulatory requirements that were in effect pre-pandemic.

Join NAHC for a webcast that examines what home health and hospice providers need to know about the end of the PHE.

SPEAKERS:

  • Mary Carr, V.P. for Regulatory Affairs, NAHC
  • Katie Wehri, Director of Home Health & Hospice Regulatory Affairs, NAHC

PRICE:

  • NAHC members: FREE
  • Non-members: $99

 

 

March On Washington | NAHC Advocacy Day

March On Washington | NAHC Advocacy Day

March 27-28, 2023 | Washington, D.C.

 

 

Home health providers are facing devastating payment cuts. The hospice community is rallying behind targeted efforts to address fraud, waste and abuse in the program . Medicaid HCBS rates continue to be woefully inadequate. Despite unprecedented demand for our services, care-in-the-home providers need more robust policy supports to address these and other pressing challenges facing our community.

This year’s March on Washington is the perfect opportunity to share real-world stories of how home care and hospice have benefited your community. We hope you join in on our efforts this year and become the industry champion to lawmakers. You can also attend virtually! 

SCHEDULE:

  • March 27th (4:00-7:00 PM) – Briefing on logistics and issues with staff and Soapbox Consulting to prep you for the day.
  • March 28th (Scheduled Appointments)  – Head to Capitol Hill to meet with your members of Congress and urge them to help with these vital issues.

LOCATION FOR BRIEFING: 

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health
700 2nd Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

NAHC will coordinate scheduling meetings with your Senators and representatives. If, for some reason you prefer to schedule your meetings yourself, please let us know by reaching out to Calvin (cmcdaniel@nahc.org) or Davis (dbaird@nahc.org) on NAHC staff.

Registration is required. Please register as soon as possible to optimize the meeting scheduling process. March is a very busy time for advocacy days on the Hill, so delaying registration will limit congressional offices’ ability to meet you. NAHC recommends you also book your travel and accommodations as soon as possible (note – there is not a designated hotel for those attending this event).

Grassroots Advocacy at NAHC: Civics 101: Understanding our Government

Grassroots Advocacy at NAHC:
Understanding our Government

Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT 

One of the objectives of Grassroots Advocacy at NAHC is to build confident advocates. Confidence starts with education. This webinar will lay some groundwork to build upon as you and those in your organization grow more involved from an advocacy standpoint. This webinar will cover topics such as what is the difference between the House and the Senate. What is a committee of jurisdiction, and more.

SPEAKERS: 

  • Summer Napier MLS, BSN, RN, Director of Grassroots Advocacy, NAHC
  • Kyle Simon, Director of Government Affairs and Communications, Home Care Association of Florida (HCAF)
  • Davis Baird, Director of Government Affairs, Hospice, NAHC
  • Calvin McDaniel, Director of Government Affairs, NAHC

PRICE: 
FREE, because YOU can be an advocate for home care!

What You Need to Know About the Revised Hospice Survey Process

 What You Need to Know About the Revised Hospice Survey Process

Tuesday,  February 14, 2023 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM EDT

 

 

Medicare hospice surveyors are now utilizing a significantly reformed survey process that focuses on the quality of care. Surveyors will target four core conditions of participation and review more records under the new process. There is also an emphasis on patient interviews. Hospices need to ensure clear and consistent communication with patients and their representatives, and that staff understand the intent of the four targeted conditions of participation.

Join us in this webinar as we explain the sweeping reforms of the survey process and what hospices should focus on as they prepare for their next survey.

Objectives:

  • Explain the reasons for the revised survey process
  • List the four core conditions of participation and describe the two new phases of information gathering
  • Highlight the changes that hospices most need to pay attention to
  • Provide suggestions for survey preparation and success

SPEAKERS:

  • Katie Wehri, Director of Home Health & Hospice Regulatory Affairs, NAHC
  • Kimberly Skehan, RN, MSN, HCS-D, COS-C, Managing Director, Compliance, Regulatory & Clinical M &A, SimiTree

PRICE:

  • NAHC Members: FREE
  • Non-members: $99

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