Overview of Home Care

Learning Outcomes

  • Summarize the role of the home health clinician as provider, educator and patient advocate
  • Describe how the OASIS data set is used to help drive care planning and capture related outcomes in home health
  • Recall concepts underlying goal-directed care planning, patient-centered and interdisciplinary
  • Describe the importance of the clinician’s role in PDGM and capture of the patient diagnostic profile

Home Care Rules and Regulations

Learning Outcome: Describe the rules and regulations that govern home care as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, including the Medicare Home Health (HH) Conditions of Participation (CoP).

PDGM Training Series and Financial Analyzer

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will dramatically affect the way home health agencies are paid. It also will have a significant impact on agencies’ operations, from intake through discharge. During this session we will walk agencies through the significant home health changes under PDGM and detail how agencies should adapt their intake process as a result. This includes strategies for getting detailed documentation, questions intake staff can ask to gather additional details necessary for accurate coding, and best practices for increasing efficiencies within the intake department.

Hospice 101 – An Orientation to Hospice Care

Upon completion of this course, you’ll have an understanding of the essential components of the principles guiding hospice and palliative care. We’ll review the basic Hospice Medicare Benefit and governing regulations for patients and families serviced in Hospice. We’ll identify the four levels of hospice care provided under the Hospice Medicare Benefit, and we’ll review the interdisciplinary team member services and all coverage required under the Hospice Medicare Benefit. 

Getting It Right: Hospice Medicare Conditions for Payment

This course will provide you with the information necessary to understand each component of the Medicare conditions for payment, and what it means for you and the hospice you work for.