Home Health CoPs on the Horizon: Is your Governing Body Ready?

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Understand the New Home Health CoPs and QAPI Requirements for Governing Bodies

The new Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) take effect in January 2018. These new CoPs differ from the current Home Health CoPs in a number of important ways. One key area of change is a broader role for the home health agency's governing body. The new CoPs keep a number of the traditional governing body responsibilities in place, for example, appointing an administrator. However, they also impose a number of new requirements, including involvement in a number of aspects of the new QAPI condition.

Because the governing body will be involved in these matters, home health agencies must be aware of the governing body's role in the new CoPs. Administrators and others must consider how they will implement the new CoPs and ensure the governing body has the appropriate processes to document that it has discharged its duties. The members of the governing body will also need to be educated to ensure that they understand the issues for which they have additional oversight responsibility. This will require administrators to consider their governing body more directly in their CoP compliance efforts, both during implementation and then in an ongoing matter afterwards.

Join this session with expert speaker Robert W. Markette, Jr., CHC, where you will learn what the new CoPs require from the governing body. This is especially important in implementing QAPI, which has a number of specific requirements for the governing body. You will learn about identifying gaps in the governing body's knowledge that will be detrimental to future compliance efforts. You will learn the importance of establishing clear communication with the governing body, so that they have the information upon which to make important decisions.

By attending this event, you will be able to explain the governing body's involvement in various aspects of the CoPs. You will be prepared to identify gaps in the governing body's knowledge that may detrimentally impact compliance efforts. You will also be able to explain the need to document the actions of the governing body as an aspect of survey preparation.

Session Highlights

This session will review:

  • All of the components for which the governing body will have some responsibility
  • What constitutes a governing body and how the governing body documents its activity
  • The governing body's responsibilities related to QAPI and the importance of the governing body clearly documenting it has discharged those obligations
  • How the elimination of the professional advisory committee impacts the governing body
  • How lessons learned from the compliance program can help formulate a plan to address the governing body involvement
  • The importance of identifying the governing body's current level of understanding regarding certain key aspects of home health
  • Surveyor expectations regarding governing body documentation in order to develop a strategy to document governing body involvement

Who Should Attend

  • Administrators
  • Compliance personnel
  • Owners/board members
  • Management
  • QAPI personnel

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About Our Speaker

Robert W. Markette - Home Care Expert

For more than a decade, Robert W. Markette, Jr., CHC, has focused his practice on representing home health, hospice, private duty and DME providers in all aspects of their operations. With more than a decade of experience in working with these industries, Robert has developed a reputation for understanding the operational, compliance and legal/regulatory issues facing homecare providers.

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