Home Health Survey ALERT: COVID-19 Activities
Home Health Survey ALERT: COVID-19 Activities
Recorded Webinar Link Attached
Increased survey activities are being reported in home health agencies to assess infection control and emergency management procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Early in operational transitions to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) that took effect January 1, 2020, home health organizations are now tackling the expectations that COVID-19 pandemic has presented the healthcare continuum, including heightened patient care demands, clinician safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) access, and financial sustainability. During this period of pandemic, the importance of effective and efficient infection control and prevention measures is critical. To ensure that agencies are maintaining compliance with Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) expectations for infection control, multiple state surveying activities have begun to occur.
This free webinar will provide you up-to-date information on the key areas state surveyors are focused on related to infection control, prevention, reporting, and emergency preparedness planning and implementation.
Handouts and Relevant Tools Will Be Emailed By 12pm Day of Webinar.
Recording will be made available after live event.
Expert Panel of Speakers:
Arlene Maxim RN, HCS-C
A.D.Maxim Holdings, LLC
Arlene is a Registered Nurse and Home Health and Hospice Consultant who is certified in Compliance with HCS-C credential. She is a frequently sought-after speaker for patient care quality, analysis, and administrative functions in the post-acute healthcare world. Arlene serves as a Board Member and Vice Chair for the Association for the Homecare/Hospice Coding and Compliance in Gaithersburg, Md. The current focus of public speaking, training and consulting include, but is not limited to, newly released Conditions of Participation, Face to Face strategies, PDGM, RCD, Star Ratings in homecare and hospice; functional improvement in patients in the home, the reduction in hospitalization and other significant changes we should expect in the near future. Arlene currently leads innovative change across the health care continuum. She has developed and implemented a multiple post-acute care programs working closely with multiple hospitals, homecare and hospice agencies, Accountable Care Organizations.
Lori Apple, RN, CLNC, HCS-C
Lori is currently responsible for setting clinical direction, overseeing operations of CorsoCare, and leading Health Care Strategy for Common Sail. CorsoCare is a Certified Home Health Care and Hospice Company. With 32 years of nursing experience, she previously co-founded a regional multi-million dollar Medicare Certified Home Health Care Company. Early in her nursing career, she combined her clinical knowledge with her legal interests and began working as a specialized member of a litigation team that led to earning her Certified Legal Nurse Consulting credentials. Her working career included clinical, operations management, risk management and providing strategies for organic growth and acquisitions. Lori is currently licensed to practice nursing in Michigan, Florida and an active board member for the Association of Home Care Coding & Compliance (AHCC) a division of DecisionHealth helping to serve the home health care industry through education, advocacy, training and tools.
President, C3 Advisors, LLC
Sharon is the President of C3 Advisors, LLC located in Chicago. C3 specializes in home health and hospice compliance matters. Sharon is a frequent speaker and author and has been authoring a series of weekly COVID-19 briefings designed to keep post-acute providers up to date through a single resource dedicated to their COVID-19 information needs. In tamer times, she focuses on compliance audits for C3's clients, due diligence related to acquisitions,and assisting clients with investigations and documentation requests. She is a frequent speaker and author of white papers, alerts and articles about topics of importance to the industry.
Attorney, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C
For over 15 years, Robert W. Markette, Jr., CHC, HCS-C 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. In representing the homecare industry, Robert has assisted clients in a number of areas related to the operation of their business. He works with his client on issues related to Medicare/Medicaid compliance including surveys, responding to surveys, state and federal appeals of survey findings; payer issues, including appealing payer audit findings; HIPAA Compliance; Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse, including matters such as developing and implementing compliance programs, performing internal investigations and representing providers in external investigations and civil and criminal matters. Robert also assists clients with purchasing and selling home health, hospice and private duty agencies. Because these providers depend heavily on their staff, Robert also addresses legal issues related to employment matters. This includes wage and hour compliance, responding to Department of Labor investigations, and litigating wage and hour disputes. Robert routinely provides guidance to his clients on HR matters, including assisting with preparing personnel manuals, guidance on discipline issues and similar matters. Robert also assists clients in responding to EEOC investigations and discrimination lawsuits and similar employment issues.