CoPs: The Last Lap- Final Preparations for the New HH CoPs
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When: Thursday, November 16, 2017
3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Where: United States
Contact: Doreen Napoli

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There are less than two months to complete preparations to be in full compliance with the long-awaited new Medicare Home Health Conditions of Participation that require full implementation on January 13, 2018. There will be no more delays, so if you have been counting on that happening, time is up!  This 90- minute webinar will provide a summary of the major changes in the CoPs that affect patient care, personnel responsibilities, and new administrative roles and responsibilities for the Governing Body, Agency Administrator and Clinical Manager.

Primary focus will be on the changes and needs related to:

·                 Expanded contents of Patient Rights (484.50)

·                 The expanded interdisciplinary comprehensive assessment content (484.55)

·                 Expanded interdisciplinary focus on developing and updating individualized care plans including involvement of                       the patient and any patient representative that might apply as well as options for demonstrating coordination                             among the entire home health staff and all physicians involved in the patient’s care. (484.60)

·                 Changes in the Conditions related to professional services (484.75)

·                 New requirements for home health aide assignments, care plans and supervision (484.80)

·                 Organization and administration of services with focus on branch office requirements and the role of the governing                    body (484.105)

·                 Qualifications and role expectations for governing body, administrators and clinical managers (484.115) 

Material will also include information from the Interpretive Guidelines, subject to availability at the time of the webinar. Take advantage of this opportunity to bring your staff together and evaluate you state of readiness using a checklist of activities that are needed to be fully prepared for January 13th and obtain any clarifications that might be needed.