Value-Based Purchasing – Where Does Your Home Health / Hospice Fit Into Delivery System Reform


[W3242] Value-Based Purchasing – Where Does Your Home Health and / or Hospice Fit Into Delivery System Reform
How your home health agency and hospice can take advantage of VPB initiatives and avoid being left out in the cold.

TAHC&H WEBINAR: This webinar was presented on 07/10/2019 and is now available for on-demand access.

Presentation Info:

  • Presentation Date: July 10, 2019
  • 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 07/10/2021

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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §97.260[a][5]quality improvement
  • §97.260[a][7]financial management

Program Description: Medicare is moving rapidly from fee for service payments to payment based on quality. Through such mechanisms as ACOs, penalties on hospital re-admissions, other value-based purchasing initiatives and pilot projects initiated through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations, the program is placing payment incentives for care that is based on quality and not quantity. Many state Medicaid programs and private insurers are following suit. Michael Cook and Heidi Kocher will discuss how your home health agency and hospice can take advantage of these initiatives and avoid being left out in the cold. This webinar is 60 minutes and includes a Q & A session that follows.

Program Learning Outcome:

  • Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by implementing clinical data collection processes to measure patient progress and outcomes.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Michael Cook, JD and Heidi Kocher, JD | Liles Parker Attorneys & Counselors at Law

About the Presenter:
Michael H. Cook
is a Partner and Co-chair of the Health Care Group at the law firm of Liles Parker, PLLC. Michael has more than 40 years of experience as a health care attorney in the regulatory, reimbursement, business, and policy areas. He has lectured and published frequently on topics of interest to health care providers and has served on a number of industry and government task forces and commissions. Michael has presented on the Comprehensive Joint Replacement Program Initiative to the National Association of Home Care and Hospice and the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities, and the TAHC&H, and on CJR/Bundled Payment Impact on Post -Acute Providers -- Navigating Alternative Payment Systems for the American Health Lawyers Association, sits on the Board of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (Medicaid), and served on a health care work group on delivery system reform for the campaign of Secretary Clinton for President.

About the Presenter:
Heidi Kocher
is a partner with Liles Parker and has over 20 years of experience in health care legal and compliance related issues, including serving as a compliance director, chief privacy officer and interim chief compliance officer at a medical device manufacturer. In addition, she has represented and advised physician groups, home health agencies, DME companies, pharmacies, non-profit organizations, and licensed individuals. Her experience includes implementing the various requirements and aspects of a Corporate Integrity Agreement, responding to and defending audits from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers up through the ALJ level, guiding clients through voluntary self-disclosures and seeking advisory opinions from the OIG. She also has significant reimbursement experience, addressing coverage policy issues, challenging denials, recoupments, and loss of billing privileges, obtaining HCPCS codes, and other reimbursement related issues.

[W3242] Value-Based Purchasing – Where Does Your Home Health and / or Hospice Fit Into Delivery System Reform

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