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Home Health Conditions of Participation Part 1: Patient Care

presented by Diana 'Dee' Kornetti & Tricia Twombly

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The CoPs provide the regulatory governance to ensure that participating home health agencies (HHAs) protect the health and safety of individuals under their care, and promote the effective and efficient use of Medicare funds. Part one of this two-part course provides an overview of the current home health Conditions of Participation (CoPs), as well as an in-depth look at two (2) of the five (5) key areas that comprise the CoPs. Specific areas related to patient rights, and care planning and care coordination are discussed in detail along with strategies for how to implement in daily decision-making activities related to client interactions, documentation and client care are included.

Meet Your Instructors

  • Diana 'Dee' Kornetti, PT, MA, HCS-D

    Diana 'Dee' Kornetti, a physical therapist for 30 years, is a past administrator and co-owner of a Medicare-certified home health agency. Dee now provides training and education to home health industry providers through a consulting business, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions. She serves as chief operations officer with her business partners Cindy Krafft and Sherry Teague. Dee is nationally recognized as a speaker in the areas of home care and standardized tests and measures in the fields of physical therapy, therapy training, and staff development in the home health arena. Dee is the immediate past editor of The Quarterly Report, a publication of the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Home Health Section, as well as a member of the Home Health Section’s Practice and Education committees. She currently serves as the president of the Home Health Section of the APTA and has been an active member in good standing since 1986. Dee also currently serves as the president of the Association of Homecare Coding and Compliance, and is a member of the Association of Home Care Coders Advisory Board and Panel of Experts. Dee is a published researcher on the Berg Balance Scale, and has co-authored APTA’s Home Health Section resources related to OASIS, goal writing, and defensible documentation for the practicing therapist. Dee has contributed chapter updates to the Handbook of Home Health Care Administration 6th edition, and co-authored a book, The Post-Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy. Dee received her BS in Physical Therapy from Boston University’s Sargent College of Allied Health Professions, and her MA from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. Her clinical focus has been in the area of gerontology and neurological disease rehabilitation.

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  • Tricia Twombly, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, HCS-C, COS-C

    Tricia A. Twombly, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, HCS-C, COS-C, AHIMA, is an approved ICD-10 CM Certified Trainer and ICE Certified Credentialing Specialist brings more than 30 years of home care experience to her role as the owner of Twombly and Associates LLC, a home health and hospice coding and consulting company. Tricia has served as Advising Editor for the Home Health Diagnosis Coding Manual, Technical Reviewer for the Diagnosis Coding Pro Journal, and Technical Editor for the BMSC online course libraries. She served on the CMS ICD-10-CM transition team and is the former CEO of the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance. Tricia continues to write numerous articles and white papers and is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in the home health and hospice industry.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Introduction to the Conditions of Participation

    1. Introduction to the Conditions of Participation

    An overview of the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) will be provided along with the genesis, recent revisions and importance of this document to all levels of the home health agency. An overview of the five (5) key areas that comprise the Home Health Conditions of Participation will be introduced.

  2. Patient Rights, Part 1 - What is Included, Providing Notice & Who Can Exercise These Rights

    2. Patient Rights, Part 1 - What is Included, Providing Notice & Who Can Exercise These Rights

    Newly expanded, this key component of the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) outlines the essential elements required by participating home health agencies (HHAs) to ensure patient rights and define agency responsibilities. Part one will explore the specifics related to meeting the standards for Notification of Rights, exercising patient rights, and what is included in patient rights. Instructors will provide insight on how to ensure clinicians can demonstrate compliance in these areas through documentation.

  3. Patient Rights, Part 2 – Patient Care Transitions, Handling Complaints and Ensuring Access

    3. Patient Rights, Part 2 – Patient Care Transitions, Handling Complaints and Ensuring Access

    Newly expanded, this key component of the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) outlines the essential elements required by participating home health agencies (HHAs) to ensure patient rights and define agency responsibilities. Part two will explore the specifics related to agency expectations surrounding transitioning patient care during transfer and discharge, investigation of patient complaints and accessibility to care. Instructors will provide insight on how to incorporate and prepare for agency survey events.

  4. Care Planning and Care Coordination

    4. Care Planning and Care Coordination

    This revised component of the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) outlines the essential elements required by participating home health agencies (HHAs) related to care planning and care coordination. These areas include content of the comprehensive assessment and continue with the planning, coordination, delivery of care, and transfer and/or discharge from patient care. Instructors will provide insight on how to ensure clinicians can demonstrate compliance in these areas through documentation as well as provide insight on how to incorporate and prepare for agency survey events.