A Guide to the NAHC PDGM Physician Toolkit

A Guide to the NAHC PDGM Physician Toolkit

Wednesday, December 11, 2019; 3:30-4 pm Eastern

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice has developed a suite of resources for physicians interested in learning more about the Patient-Driven Groupings Model, also known as PDGM. NAHC’s PDGM Physician Toolkit contains the following:

  1. An eBrochure providing an overview of PDGM and its impact on physicians
  2. A companion document with a more detailed explanation of the impact on physicians
  3. A 5-minute video developed exclusively for physicians to illustrate the anticipated effects of PDGM

Register now for this complimentary webinar from NAHC to learn more about our new suite of resources. Receive access to an informative eBrochure that can be easily printed out and distributed to your physicians along with access to a more in-depth companion document for physicians who want more detail. The 5-minute video delivered by NAHC’s in-house, home health regulatory expert, Mary Carr, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs will be especially helpful for on-the-go physicians.

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Home Care & Hospice Regulatory Update

Home Care & Hospice Regulatory Update

Wednesday, December 4, 2019; 2-3 pm Eastern

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) President, William A. Dombi, will reflect on the current status of home care and hospice along with a prognosis of the future. He will address hot topics on key home care and hospice regulatory and policy issues.

Hear the latest on CMS regulations and policies that are of greatest concern to home health agencies including the recently issued CMS Medicare Home Health FINAL Rule for the 2020 payment model, PDGM, including rates of payment that will start on January 1. How will the new FINAL rule directly affect your Medicare home health agency? Learn how NAHC will continue to work in partnership with Congress to secure sensible payment reforms and to protect the 3.5 million Medicare beneficiaries who receive home health services throughout the country.

Mr. Dombi also will update you on key hospice regulatory and policy issues, including: hospice payment (including rebasing of payment rates), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) examination of hospice survey performance, matters related to inclusion of hospice under Medicare Advantage (MA), hospice “relatedness” including pending requirements to expand the hospice election statement, and OIG findings on hospice and Part D spending.

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2020 Medicare Home Health Final Rule

2020 Medicare Home Health FINAL Rule

Wednesday, November 6, 2019; 3:00 – 4:00 pm eastern

Last week, CMS issued the FINAL rule for the 2020 payment model, PDGM, including rates of payment that will start January 1, 2020.

Unfortunately, the proposed rule still includes a “behavioral adjustment,” which amounts to a 4.36% reduction in base payment rates calculated on the assumption that HHAs will modify service and documentation practices in ways that would increase Medicare spending. The FINAL rule also offers some minor tweaks in the payment model and sets out 2020 payment rates for the first time. In addition, the FINAL rule includes unrelated adjustments in other rules affecting home health, including the 2021 home infusion therapy benefit, quality measures and the Home Health Value Based Purchasing Demonstration program.

NAHC will continue to work in partnership with Congress to secure sensible payment reforms and to protect the 3.5 million Medicare beneficiaries who receive home health services throughout the country.

Attend this webinar to learn more about the new FINAL rule and how it will directly affect your Medicare home health agency.

In addition, Mr. Dombi will explain how NAHC continues to fight the behavioral assumptions and what you can do to help.

Program Faculty:

  • William (Bill) Dombi, Esq., President, NAHC
  • Mary Carr, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, NAHC

Registration:

Live Event and Recording Registration are FREE

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Strategies to Attract and Retain Top Talent in Post-Acute Care

Strategies to Attract and Retain Top Talent in Post-Acute Care

Wednesday, November 6, 2019; 2:00-3:00 pm eastern

Description:

No matter the challenges your organization faces, no issue is as important as that of Talent Acquisition and Retention. In the coming years, winners and losers in the healthcare industry will be determined by which organizations can become the employer of choice and who can hold on to top talent.

This session will provide a detailed overview of the healthcare workforce and what the industry is up against in the next 10 years. It will outline 4 key areas to focus on when developing your talent retention strategy.

  • Compensation
  • Culture
  • Professional Development
  • Advancement / Growth Potential

According to Gallup, 50% of all turnover is avoidable. If your organization were able to reduce turnover by 50%, you would not have a recruiting problem. This session will educate leaders on what they need to do to satisfy each of these 4 key areas and outperform the competition when it comes to retaining staff.

In addition, you will learn the top traits that staff are looking for in an employer, as learned by interviewing over 60,000 candidates.  Finally, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 75% of the workforce will be Millennials by the year 2025. This session will educate attendees on the differences in generational perceptions and outline strategies to improve retention for each generation.

There will be many “takeaways” that can be immediately implemented to improve your organization’s ability to attract and retain the finest staff in the market!

Learning Objectives:

  • Offer a detailed overview of the healthcare workforce and what the industry is up against in the next 10 years.
  • Provide an outline of the 4 key areas to focus on when developing your talent retention strategy: compensation, culture, professional development, and advancement / growth potential.
  • Discuss the top traits that staff are looking for in an employer, as learned by interviewing over 60,000 candidates.
  • Educate attendees on the differences in generational perceptions and outline strategies to improve retention for each generation.

Faculty:

Eric Scharber is a Principal at Simione Healthcare Consultants, leading all talent acquisition and employee retention efforts for the home care and hospice industry through Exact Recruiting, a Simione talent solution. He oversees executive search and non-executive recruiting services, as well as recruitment process outsourcing, compensation analysis and employee satisfaction survey services. After founding Exact Recruiting in 2005, Eric led the firm to become the top recruiting and executive search entity for the home care and hospice industry, serving clients across the U.S. and placing more than 1700 professionals since inception. Eric is a regular speaker nationally on the topics of Employee Retention and Recruitment, Building Culture and Leadership Development.

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Part III: Why Medicare Advantage Should Be on the Hospice Radar Screen

Part III: Why Medicare Advantage Should Be on the Hospice Radar Screen

Wednesday, September 11, 2019; 2:00-3:00 pm eastern

Description:

Recent growth in Medicare Advantage penetration, and rules that will allow for greater flexibility for Medicare Advantage health plans to play a role in end-of-life care, have sparked debate amongst hospice providers. Join us for this webinar to learn more about Medicare Advantage, and some of the proposed changes that could impact hospices in the future.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline key elements of current Medicare Advantage plans and how they interface with hospice care.
  • Identify recent changes that allow Medicare Advantage plans to provide non-medical services and services focused on palliative care.
  • Articulate the current status of the Value-Based Insurance Design Model and how it may impact hospices.

Faculty:

Bill Musick, President and Principal, Integriti3D

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Part II: Success Under Medicare Advantage for Home Health

Part II: Success Under Medicare Advantage for Home Health

Thursday, August 29, 2019; 2:00-3:00 pm eastern

Description:

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are steadily growing across the county. HHAs cannot solely depend upon traditional Medicare and must contract with MA plans. The first step to success Home health agencies must develop effective strategies to negotiate contracts with MA plans. Prepare for presentation and negotiation: in addition to knowing which traditional services to offer, agencies will need to present the specifics on the quality and value the MA plan can expect from the HHA. Consider non-traditional home care type services to offer that will benefit the patient and the MA plan that may be unique to the HHA. This session will supply you with the proper tools to prepare for and conduct contract negotiations for terms and conditions. You will also receive guidelines on how to measure success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the value and quality benefits provided to the Medicare Advantage plan through the Plan’s use of your agency’s services.
  • Develop an effective plan for presenting your agency’s benefits during negotiating sessions including terms and conditions for such items as reimbursement and authorizations.
  • Provide the tools to develop a budget for the services covered by the contract as well as development of systems to monitor results.

Faculty:

Paul Giles, Director of Home Health Finance & Business Operations, Dignity Health


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Part I: Medicare Advantage: Basic Overview for Home Health Providers

Part I: Medicare Advantage: Basic Overview for Home Health Providers

Wednesday, August 14, 2019; 2:00-3:00 pm eastern

Description:

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans continue to increase market share by recruiting beneficiaries away from fee-for-service traditional Medicare. This webinar is intended for providers needing a basic understanding of Medicare Advantage Plans or wanting to consider contracting with them. The webinar will explain the appeal of the MAs to beneficiaries, how MAs get reimbursed by CMS, and the new MA services that will be forthcoming. The webinar will give providers a better understanding of the different types of MA plan options available to the beneficiaries and the possible effects on provider contractual agreements with Medicare Advantage plans.

Learning Objectives:

  • Obtain an explanation of what is an MA plan and their appeal to beneficiaries.
  • Receive suggestions for providers contracting with MAs.
  • Explore the differences in plans and payment methods.

Faculty:

Thomas Boyd, MBA, CFE, CHFP, Vice President of Reimbursable Services, Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC

 

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Home Health PEPPER Report

Home Health PEPPER Report

Thursday, August 15, 2019; 11:30 am – 1:00 pm eastern

Description:

If you’re a home health provider, you know the importance of PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report). This session will review the Q4CY2018 Home Health PEPPER, which was released in July 2019. Attendees will learn about the target areas and how to read the reports, as well as explain how the PEPPER can and should be utilized. You will also receive important guidance for how to improve in the target areas.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how to obtain the PEPPER
  • Discuss PEPPER target areas
  • Interpret the PEPPER findings for their hospice
  • Explain how the PEPPER can be utilized

Faculty:

  • Kim Hrehor, Program Director, RELI Group
  • Katie Wehri, Director of Home Care & Hospice Regulatory Affairs, NAHC

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PDGM: Billing In-Depth

PDGM: Billing In-Depth

Wednesday, October 2, 2019; 11:oo am – 1:00 pm eastern

Description:

PDGM brings many changes to the Billing process, including almost doubling the volume of claims to be sent and multiple changes to the data on the claims.  This webinar will take you through details of billing under PDGM and will review the process that the Medicare MAC will go through to calculate the HIPPS code and pay the claims.  Lastly, this webinar will cover the proposed changes from a RAP to NOA for 2021.

Faculty:

  • Melinda Gaboury
  • Aaron Little

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PDGM: Coding In-Depth

PDGM: Coding In-Depth

Thursday, September 12, 2019; 2:00-4:00 pm eastern

Description:

This webinar will delve into the deep recesses of ICD-10 coding under PDGM, including the HIPPS code calculation and how it is impacted by coding both the primary diagnosis and the comorbidities. This webinar will provided the latest updates from the 2020 proposed rule regarding coding for PDGM.

Faculty:

  • Melinda Gaboury
  • Sharon Litwin

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