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Program Overview: Building a successful QAPI program An Effective Hospice Quality Program is a key component to a well-run organization! This session will focus on understanding the hospice QAPI CoP and knowing the rules for the condition. We will detail the steps for building a successful QAPI program as well as developing action plans to ensure your agency’s QAPI program is effective. You will learn how utilizing your hospice QAPI program to the fullest will improve your agency's compliance and performance. Presenter: Sharon M. Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D Sharon Litwin is currently Senior Manager of Coding & Clinical Consulting at Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.  Sharon is the  founder and was the senior managing partner of 5 Star Consultants, a national consulting and coding firm specializing in homecare and hospice services since 2003.  Sharon was an ACHC and CHAP surveyor, performing Medicare deemed surveys for ten years. She is a current ACHC Certified Consultant. Sharon assists homecare and hospice agencies in providing quality, meeting regulations, ICD-10 coding, OASIS, increasing outcomes and Star Ratings, and having continued survey readiness.  Sharon and HPS staff perform ICD-10 coding and OASIS reviews, QAPI, clinical record reviews, mock surveys and help agencies across the country stay in compliance.  Sharon is a regular speaker for education companies, state and national associations and publications.
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Program Overview: Realize the Benefits of Telehealth in Home Health & Hospice  As part of the CMS flexibilities to fight COVID-19, the use if telehealth and telecommunications technology is permitted in both Home Health and Hospice. CMS has gone one step further for Home Health and in the 2021 Final Rule, implemented permanent changes to the regulations regarding the use of telehealth and telecommunications. So, what does this mean for your agency? Join us for this informative webinar and learn how to realize the Benefits of Telehealth in Home Health and Hospice. Objectives
  1. Understand the telehealth regulations
  2. Explain the benefits of telehealth use in home health and hospice
  3. Discuss patient criteria for telehealth use
Presenter: Sharon M. Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D - Sharon Litwin is currently Senior Manager of Coding & Clinical Consulting at Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.  Sharon is the founder and was the senior managing partner of 5 Star Consultants, a national consulting and coding firm specializing in homecare and hospice services since 2003.  Sharon was an ACHC and CHAP surveyor, performing Medicare deemed surveys for ten years. She is a current ACHC Certified Consultant. Sharon assists homecare and hospice agencies in providing quality, meeting regulations, ICD-10 coding, OASIS, increasing outcomes and Star Ratings, and having continued survey readiness.  Sharon and HPS staff perform ICD-10 coding and OASIS reviews, QAPI, clinical record reviews, mock surveys and help agencies across the country stay in compliance.  Sharon is a regular speaker for education companies, state and national associations and publications. Registration Fee: OCHCH Member - $75 (Per Person) Non-Member- $149 (Per Person)
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This will be a virtual workshop Program Overview: Knowing and understanding Hospice Quality Reporting is vital for positive Hospice patient outcomes as well as avoidance of potential negative financial impact.  During the workshop we will discuss the evolution of Hospice Quality reporting, current and future Hospice Quality Reporting requirements, ways to make your Hospice Quality program more robust and ways to get buy-in from front line staff as well as leadership in the organization. Who Should Attend: This workshop is designed for anyone who participates in the Hospice quality program which includes staff who are new to Quality, seasoned Quality staff, Quality Team members and Leadership. This workshop will address:
  • Review the evolvement of Hospice Quality from voluntary to mandatory reporting
  • Review the Hospice Quality Reporting requirements
  • Discuss future trends and challenges of Hospice Quality Reporting
  • Discuss agency-wide (from front-line staff to leader) ownership of the Quality Program
Presenter: Kathy Royer, RN, MBA, DMin, CHPN, CHPCA is the hospice regulatory director for the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice.  She is a registered nurse with more than 23 years of experience in hospice.  She served as a corporate division director with a demonstrated history of improvement in quality scores.  She has expertise in hospice and hospital environments.  Kathy is skilled in corporate leadership development, operations management, regulatory consultation, coaching, Palliative Care, team building, and as a cultural change agent
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