2018 Home Care CoPs
Virtual Boot Camp
Presented By: Sharon M. Litwin
Duration: 4 Hours
The home health care industry has not seen a change in Medicare’s Conditions of Participation (CoPs) in three decades. However, in January 2017, CMS finalized the standards for improving the quality of health care services for home health patients and strengthening their rights. These changes in the home health CoPs, which were implemented on January 13, 2018, have major implications for home health agencies. In order to be compliant, agencies must train their staff and revise their processes. Surveyors will be using these CoPs, so don’t put your agency at risk. Start now to prepare, educate your staff and implement the necessary changes.

Join industry veteran Sharon Litwin for our special 2018 Home Care Virtual Boot Camp, where she will discuss how significant these CoPs are and how they will impact your agency’s day-to-day operations. This webinar will provide you with the information to implement these changes.

Session Highlights
  • Overview of what’s included in the CoPs changes effective January 13, 2018
  • Responses to the Final Rule clarifying the CoPs
  • Detailed look at all conditions
  • How the CoPs changes make major changes to the rights of your patients
  • The importance of integrating services among disciplines and the physician
  • The impact on the plan of care and updates to orders
  • How a good QAPI program can lessen your day-to-day challenges
  • Which data to analyze to develop or enhance your QAPI
  • Know your responsibilities: Guidelines for emergency preparedness
4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM / 4.0 CNE Contact Hour(s) for Nurses Available per Order
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of
4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 4.0 contact hour(s) for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education and ProfEdOnDemand. Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Session 1: New Conditions of Participation - New Conditions, OASIS Reporting & Release of Information, Patient Rights, Organization and Administrative Services and Personnel Qualifications

Length: 60 minutes

  • Overview of key changes
    • First changes in three decades
    • New conditions: QAPI and infection control
    • Expanded patient rights
    • Aide services – big changes
    • Evolving plan of care
  • Principles of new CoPs
    • Patient centered care
    • Integrated care team
    • Focus on improving patient outcomes
    • Expanding patients’ rights
  • Patients’ rights
    • Patient and selected representative included in all aspects of care
    • Transfer and discharge policies given to patient
    • Written information given to patients – details in condition reviewed
    • All detailed changes in patients’ rights CoP
  • Organization and administrative services
    • Subunits eliminated
    • Administrator – new qualifications
    • New clinical manager designation – can have more than one, and can be therapists
  • OASIS reporting and release of information
    • Revisions to CoPs
  • Personnel qualifications
    • Administrator – new qualifications
    • New clinical manager
Session 2: New Conditions of Participation – Comprehensive Assessment, Care Planning / Coordination of Services, Quality of Care, Skilled Services and Aide Services

Length: 60 minutes

  • Care planning and coordination of services
    • Integration of team for a patient centered approach
    • Care management
    • Plan of care changes
  • Comprehensive assessment
    • Comprehensive assessment changes
  • Skilled services
    • Combined into one condition from the three currently in place: skilled nursing, therapy services and social services
  • Aide services
    • Part of the integrated team
    • Can be a CNA
    • Can be supervised and have duties assigned by therapists

Session 3: New Conditions of Participation – Infection Prevention & Control and QAPI

Length: 60 minutes

  • Infection control
    • Control
    • Prevention
    • Education
  • QAPI
    • Review of the new CoP and how agencies can prepare

Session 4: New Conditions of Participation – Emergency Preparedness, Compliance with Federal, State and Local Laws and Regulations related to Health and Safety of Patients, and Clinical Records

Length: 60 minutes

  • Emergency preparedness
    • Review all of the CoP items and what agencies must do to comply
    • Step by step process for agencies to comply
  • Compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations related to health and safety of patients
    • Review of the CoP revisions
    • Lab / CLIA revisions
  • Clinical records
    • Review prescriptive changes
    • Patient to have chart at request in specific timeframe
    • Timed documents in clinical records
    • Other revisions
Who Should Attend?
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • CEOs
  • Administrators
  • Directors
  • Quality managers
  • Field staff
  • Office staff
About Our Speaker
Sharon Litwin, founder and senior managing partner of 5 Star Consultants, a national consulting and coding firm specializing in homecare and hospice services since 2003. Sharon is a former ACHC and CHAP surveyor, performing Medicare deemed surveys for ten years. Sharon has been in the homecare and hospice industry for over 30 years.

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