The Top 10 Most-Cited Deficiencies in Texas Home Health and Hospice Surveys


[W3227] The Top 10 Most-Cited Deficiencies in Texas Home Health and Hospice Surveys
Identifies the most frequently cited deficiencies, reviews sample survey citations, helps you recognize areas where your agency or hospice may improve patient care...

Presentation Info:

  • Presentation Date: February 7, 2018
  • TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Monthly Webinars

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 1.0 Clock Hrs
  • Continuing Education for Nurses
    • 1.0 Contact Hr(s)
    • This program awards CNE until 02/07/2020

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 the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §558.260[a][2]development and interpretation of agency policies
  • §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management

Program Description: The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services is required to compile and report survey and enforcement data every year in its Regulatory Services Annual Report. Part of this report includes the top 10 deficiencies cited in home health and hospice surveys during the fiscal year. A vast majority of the top 10 deficiencies listed in the FY15 annual report continue to be top 10 issues or deficiencies in FY16. In this webinar, attorneys Jennifer Papapanagiotou and Anthony Cutrona will discuss the latest report to help home health agencies and hospices identify the most frequently cited deficiencies, review sample survey citations, recognize areas where your agency or hospice may improve patient services and how to respond to imposition of administrative penalties and enforcement action.

Program Learning Outcome:

  • Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by addressing identified quality improvement issues in an effort to ensure compliance and improve quality of patient care .

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Jennifer Papapanagiotou, JD and Anthony Cutrona, JD | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law

About the Presenter:
Jennifer Papapanagiotou’s
practice focuses on compliance, regulatory and transactional matters for a wide array of health care providers, including home health and hospice agencies. She has extensive experience in analyzing proposed and existing business arrangements for compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, and drafting a wide variety of legal agreements. Ms. Papapanagiotou is knowledgeable in all aspects of state licensing for home health and hospice providers, and in Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, including initial enrollment, changes of ownership and appeals of revocation actions. Finally, she assists clients with compliance plans, forming new businesses, and addressing Medicare and Medicaid program coverage and reimbursement issues.

About the Presenter:
Anthony Cutrona
began practicing home health law as general counsel for a Houston home health agency in 1996 and opened his solo health law practice in 1997. In 2000, the Texas Association for Home Care named him its Associate Member of the Year. Last year, after 20 years of representing home health care providers throughout Texas, Anthony joined Liles Parker as a Partner and opened its San Antonio office. He continues to represent home health agencies in license and survey matters, administrative appeals, implementation of compliance programs, employment issues, and defends nurses in Board of Nursing matters.

[W3227] The Top 10 Most-Cited Deficiencies in Texas Home Health and Hospice Surveys

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