PreCon Workshops

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

  • Hop on the OASIS-E Train

    After a previous delay, a new assessment tool is scheduled to arrive at all our home health stations on January 1, 2023. Hop aboard the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) “E” train with J’non Griffin of SimiTree Healthcare Consulting for this full-day PreCon workshop and get ready for the trip ahead. The transition to this version will be a challenge but it should not be a bumpy ride if your team that is involved in OASIS data collection and review are prepared in advance. After boarding this OASIS-E train, in-depth stops will be made at all the version changes including the new aspects related to social determinants of health, increased behavioral assessments, and how it will help facilitate the transfer of health information between post-acute providers. Understanding how the updated version of OASIS impacts the start, resumption and discharge of care is critical to succeeding both clinically and financially under your value-based purchasing journey.

      9:00 AM-4:00 PM
      Citron East/West
      Medicare Track
      J'non Griffin, SimiTree Healthcare Consulting
  • Roaring Ahead With Nationwide Expansion of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Program

    The Medicare Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) program will be implemented nationwide in 2023. During this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of the five-year HHVBP demonstration as well as its impact on nine participating states, including Florida. We will also analyze how changes to the HHVBP program over the past two years have affected Medicare-certified home health providers. Healthcare Provider Solutions CEO Melinda Gaboury will discuss the structure of the HHVBP demonstration that ended in 2020, as well as results from providers participating in the demonstration. Additionally, the workshop will review the calculation methodology for the nationwide rollout as well as what providers should do to prepare for implementation.

      9:00 AM-12:00 PM
      Citron Center
      Medicare Track
      Melinda A. Gaboury, Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.
  • Recruiting and Hiring 'Whirkshop'

    During this three-hour program, you and your leadership team will craft an effective recruiting strategy that your agency can implement to find the right employee at the right time in a consistent, repeatable way. Come ready to brainstorm, create, and revise your current process during this program.
    Attending our 'Whirkshop' will provide you with the following:● The Whirks Hiring Toolkit● Job description templates● SEO-ready job ads● Key Results Area (KRA) worksheet● Industry hiring benchmarks● Hiring scorecard● Interview framework● Hiring checklist
    We will train and lead you by offering:● Q&A with a team of HR gurus, led by Greg Henderson● Tech Stack Recommendations● Live role-plays and interview practice.

      9:00 AM-12:00 PM
      Meyer 1
      Private Duty Track
      Shelby Betts & Greg Henderson, Whirks
  • Clinical Supervision: Upping the Ante

    Clinical management of a home health agency has become increasingly complex due to all of the regulatory requirements and payment systems to manage, along with operating in the face of a pandemic. Clinical supervisors must improve their knowledge and skills in order to ensure the success of an agency clinically, operationally, and financially. During this workshop, Christina Crumbley, RN, MSN, will outline all the requirements to run a successful agency as well as strategies for excelling at each!

      9:00 AM-4:00 PM
      Meyer 2
      Clinical/Quality Improvement Track
      Christina Crumbley, Tidal Healthcare Consulting, LLC
  • RCD Tips to Make Sure You "Know Your Onions" and Get All Your “Mazuma”

    Join Palmetto GBA representatives for a presentation on several key areas of the Medicare Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) program that providers will face. The speakers will cover RCD basics, tips for navigating each selection, and review the frequently asked questions from home care providers. The pair will also tackle common issues and take your questions.

      1:00-4:00 PM
      Citron Center
      Medicare Track
      Michael Bibbins & Elizabeth Brogdon, Palmetto GBA
  • Impairment, Audits, Investigations, AHCA, and Managed Care Contracts: What Administrators & Providers Need to Know

    In this all-encompassing session, our health care attorneys will cover some of the more pressing matters in compliance, licensing, regulatory, health care fraud, and criminal law:
    Impairment Programs: Florida’s impaired practitioner programs (IPN/PRN) serve as “alternatives to discipline” for Practice Act violations, but they carry high burdens for both employee and employer. Attendees will learn how to identify impairment and know when reporting is required, the pros/cons for reporting, and what kinds of exposure to liability there are for impairment cases. You’ll also learn the drawbacks of the current impairment program system, as well as alternative solutions that nurses and administrators can take with impairment issues.
    Background Checks, Exclusions, Exemptions, and Approvals: What are the best practices when running required Level 2 background checks with the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)? This session goes in-depth on what an AHCA detailed investigation is all about, ways to access the data you need for hiring, how to obtain disqualification exemptions so skilled nurses can join your home care agency, and methods to efficiently navigate AHCA’s regulatory labyrinth.
    Third-Party Payor Audits: This session discusses common examples of how home care agencies get into trouble with commercial and government payors; practical ways to protect your entity from audits and investigations; best record-keeping practices; and how an effective compliance program will keep your staff in line.
    How to Conduct Corporate Internal Investigations: Coordinating an internal investigation upon learning of illegal acts (health care fraud, drug diversion, etc.) isn’t just the sound thing to do — it also can help in negotiations with federal investigators regulators, or it can lay the foundation for a solid defense in court. We’ll go over reasons for an internal investigation, how to put one together, who should be conducting it, what the protocol should be, assessing culpability, and employee rights during an investigation.
    How Do Recent AHCA Changes Affect Contractors?: If your home care agency relies on 1099 contractors, newly implemented AHCA regulations could restrict their use. Here you’ll get specifics on what could happen if nurse registries get carved out of Medicaid managed care contracts.

      1:00-4:00 PM
      Meyer 1
      Private Duty Track
      Sara A. Bazzigaluppi, Esq., Ronald W. Chapman Sr., Esq., and Jonathan Meltz, Esq., Chapman Law Group
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