Complying with the Medicare CoPs: How to Avoid Top Hm Hlth & Hospice Survey Citations


[3291] Complying with the Medicare Conditions of Participation: How to Avoid Top HH & Hospice Survey Citations
Provides guidance for home health and hospice providers on how to avoid the most frequent deficiencies cited by TX HHS.

TAHC&H CONFERENCE RECORDING: This program was presented on 08/29/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice 50th Annual Meeting in Grapevine. It is one of 17 presentations captured and produced for online access. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page.

Presentation Info:

  • Presentation Date: August 29, 2019
  • TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Annual Meeting | Grapevine

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 1.5 Clock Hr(s)
  • Continuing Education for Nurses
    • 1.5 Contact Hr(s)
    • This program awards CNE until 08.29.2021

CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §97.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
  • §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management
  • §97.260[a][7]financial management

Program Description: The number of investigations and inspections by regulatory surveyors has steadily increased over the past few years. In 2018, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission conducted 4,500 visits and contacts of home and community support services agencies. To help home health and hospice providers prepare for such a visit, this program provides guidance on how to avoid the most frequent deficiencies cited by the state agency. Examples of survey findings with the rationale for the finding of deficiencies are highlighted. Part 1 includes a review of the survey process and a review of data from the Texas HHS Annual Report Regarding LTC Regulatory - published August 2019 - and then presents details on deficiencies for Home Health; Part 2 presents deficiencies for Hospice.

Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by implementing clinical practices to remain in compliance with Medicare Conditions of Participation and state and federal regulations.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Elizabeth H. Jepson, Esq. & Allison D. Shelton, Esq., Brown & Fortunato, P.C.

About the Presenter:
Elizabeth H. Jepson & Allison D. Shelton
are attorneys with the Health Care Group at Brown & Fortunato, P.C., a law firm based in Amarillo, Texas. They represent home health agencies, hospices, hospitals, and other health care providers throughout the United States. Ms. Jepson and Ms. Shelton are Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

[3291] Complying with the Medicare Conditions of Participation: How to Avoid Top HH & Hospice Survey Citations

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