July 19 – 22
Home Care Association of Florida | HomeCareCon 33rd Annual Conference & Trade Show
Balancing Efficiency & Quality: Keeping Things “Copacetic” for Roaring Success in Value-Based Care Delivery
Speakers: Carissa McKenna, McBee & Sparkle Sparks, Sutter Care at Home
When: 1:40p ET, July 20
With the implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) in 2020, providers have had to adapt to the new system’s incentive to maximize efficiency while maintaining a high quality of care. In their pursuit of efficient, quality care delivery under the PDGM, the most pressing challenges providers have encountered have been adjusting to the two 30-day payment periods within each 60-day episode, as well as navigating the fluctuating LUPA (Low Utilization Payment Adjustment) thresholds of 2-6 visits per each of the two 30-day periods. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) threw another curveball at providers with the publication of the 2022 Home Health Final Rule, which calls for nationwide implementation of Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) in 2023. The HHVBP further emphasizes the importance of efficient, quality-based care delivery.
Strategic Development: Process Improvement Initiatives for Times of Transformation
Speaker: Michael Puskarich, McBee
When: 10:50a ET, July 21
This session will discuss why strategic process improvements are essential during times of change. The effects of the pandemic on your organization’s culture, morale, recruitment, retention, as well as financial outcomes — all combined with the ever-changing regulatory and reimbursement landscape — can make the future seem overwhelming. With the use of strategic process improvements, the impact of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model, the sustained growth of Medicare Advantage, the reduction of Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS), and the recent addition of the Value-Based Insurance Design Model (VBID) can be moderated. This session will help you understand how the strategic planning process works, how it can prepare you for these changes and the ones to come, and, above all, how to roll these initiatives out to your staff so they can ensure your agency will thrive despite the stresses of the operating environment today as well as the rise of these transformational reimbursement models.
Medicare Quality Reporting Program Updates & Changes on the Horizon
Speaker: Karen Tibbs, McBee
When: 10:35a ET, July 22
Medicare-certified home health agencies are required to take part in the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) by collecting and reporting both the Outcomes and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) patient quality of care results, as well as the Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers (HHCAHPS) patient survey results. With the implementation of OASIS-E on January 1, 2023, the Transfer of Health Information to the Patient Post-Acute Care (PAC) measure will be collected. The session will discuss this new quality measure and provide an overview of current measures. It will include information on when and how measures will be collected and reported, as well as which measures are slated for retirement. Attend this session to learn the latest HH QRP information and best practice strategies that will help you position your agency for success.
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