PEPPER Your Home Health QAPI Program With CMS Data

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Use Data Aggregated by Medicare’s PEPPER to Build a Compliant QAPI Program

Medicare’s new Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoP) take effect on January 13, 2018.   It has never been so crucial for agencies to have measurable, effective Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs in place. Medicare’s Program for Evaluation Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) can be the very foundation of a compliant QAPI program. PEPPER provides the perfect data source to create a compliant QAPI program before the date of January 13, 2018.

Home health agency scrutiny is only set to increase, with no relief is in sight. And compliance has so many elements: how do you gather data and where do you start? Which compliance elements carry the most weight? Once you enter the data specific to your agency into the PEPPER tool, you can see how your program’s practices/statistics may expose you to risk of improper billing in Medicare’s view.

Join this session by expert speaker Beth Noyce where you will learn how Medicare’s PEPPER can be the foundation of a compliant QAPI program. You will learn how to interpret these valuable, yet free-to-you reports and leverage them to your agency’s advantage. You will be able to use data already aggregated for you to develop or build upon your agency’s QAPI program as required in the CoPs effective January 13, 2018. Even if you already have a great QAPI program, learn how using PEPPER data can strengthen evidence of your compliance with the new CoPs.

Surpass your peers through compliance based on a QAPI program that begins with data Medicare has already gathered and sorted for you, right down to how your agency compares with others in your state, payment jurisdiction, and the nation. Be ready when surveyors come by, and when payment auditors request your documentation, to show your agency is following the rules.

Session Highlights

  • QAPI requirements of CoPs effective January 13, 2018 and how PEPPER can help agencies comply
  • Overview of PEPPER data elements
  • Specific target areas reported for Q4 CY 2016 in Home Health PEPPER
  • Medicare’s recommendations for QAPI relevant to each target area
  • Top Therapy Report data implications
  • Top 20 primary diagnoses
  • Trends for data reported over the past three years
  • Insights on predicting trends on where Medicare scrutiny is heading

Who Should Attend

  • Agency owners
  • Agency administrators
  • Agency clinical leaders
  • Medicare’s PEPPER Home Health Compliant QAPI Program with CMS Data

    Agency quality managers and personnel

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About Our Speaker

Beth Noyce

Beth Noyce, RN, BSJMC, HCS-C Home Health and Hospice Consultant, mentor, and educator, BSJMC, HCS-D, HCS-H, AHCC advising board member, UHPCO/UAHC Executive Director Elect, UHPCO Education Chair Beth Noyce provides education & consulting services to hospice & home health agencies, drawing on her varied leadership and patient-care hospice & home health experience.

Beth has served as a Medicare Administrative Contractor medical...   More Info
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