Outcome Enhancement of Your Home Health Agency in 2018

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Melissa Abbott, RN, MSN/MHA
90 minutes
Product Description

Enhance Your HHA’s Outcomes in 2018

From CASPER reports and 5-Star Ratings to OASIS items, your home health agency has a whole truckload of outcome measures to stay on top of. And a low score on even one report or measure can bomb your agency’s reputation and even threaten your reimbursement. All measures link back to patient outcomes, and improving these outcomes is a huge focus area for many home health agencies. So how do you do it?

Join expert speaker Melissa Abbott, RN, MSN/MHA for an information-packed educational session to learn how to boost your outcome measures in 2018. Abbott will show you how to understand your CASPER reports and Star Ratings by peeling back the layers of jargon to reveal how these reports tie back to real-world home healthcare practices. This session will not only help you to analyze and interpret your agency reports, but also provide clinicians OASIS item-specific guidance, such as item intent and response instructions.

After attending this event, you will understand the outcomes being measured in your CASPER reports and analyze those outcomes—so that you know what areas are top priority within your agency. You’ll be able to better assess patients and understand how to answer the OASIS questions to best reflect the patient’s status on admission/discharge. Moreover, you’ll get a clearer view of how you can employ OASIS items in key strategies to improve your patient outcome measures.

Session Highlights

Here is a taste of what you will uncover:

  • How to review CASPER reports so you can understand outcome measures and improve them.
  • How to relate daily practices to your 5-Star Rating.
  • How Home Health Compare really works, where all that data comes from, and how to avoid an embarrassing review of your agency.
  • How to select the outcome measures your home health agency should focus on this year.
  • What to do with the selected outcomes to make sure your agency measures up.
  • How to develop indicators and monitor to improve selected outcomes.
  • What to do to improve OASIS accuracy and consistency among clinicians.

Session Agenda

This session will cover:

  • End result outcome measures: Risk adjusted – OASIS based
  • Utilization outcome measures: Risk adjusted – claims based
  • Process measures: No risk adjustment – OASIS based
  • Changes in CASPER effective 02.05.2018
  • What to look at in outcome reports
  • Information in agency patient related characteristics report
  • Risk adjusted outcome report
  • Outcomes from OASIS
  • Potentially avoidable events (PAEs)
  • Process measures report
  • CASPER reports
  • Home health compare
  • Quality of patient care star ratings
  • Increasing quality outcomes
  • Detailed look at quality measures:
    • Managing daily activities
    • Managing pain and treating symptoms
    • Preventing harm
    • Preventing unplanned hospital care

Who Should Attend

  • Home Health Administrators
  • Home Health Managers
  • QA Personnel
  • Clinicians

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About Our Speaker

Melissa Abbott

Melissa is a registered nurse with experience in a variety of health care settings with the majority of her nursing experience in home health care and hospice where she was a clinician working in the field and then later became an administrator of a hospital-based home health and hospice agency. In 2017, she joined 5 Star Consultants as a home health and lead hospice consultant.


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