How to Survive the PAC Race and Come Out a Winner

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
J'non Griffin, RN MHA WCC, HCS-D, HCS-C, HCS-H, COS-C
Conference Date
Thu, Jun 14, 2018
60 minutes
Product Description

Do More with Less: Innovative Strategies to Adapt to a Changing PAC Landscape

Payment reforms and sweeping new Medicare regulations are transforming the post-acute care (PAC) health care industry. Are you feeling the pressure? It’s time to get clear on how the trend toward a unified post-acute health care market will impact on your agency.

Get prepared by joining healthcare compliance expert J’non Griffin for an in-depth discussion on how you can position yourself as a provider of choice. You’ll learn about the legislation behind key changes, what new payment methodologies and reporting requirements you might have to implement, and how you can restructure certain aspects of your operations to gain a competitive edge.

Griffin will provide real-world examples of cost-effective solutions that other agencies are using to improve the services they offer—while also maintaining compliance and creating high-quality care environments for patients.

After attending this session, you will have a strong grasp of the social and physical determinants that should guide your approach to designing a patient-centered system of care. You’ll also be aware of innovative staffing concepts that will allow your agency to do more with less. Plus, you’ll understand how to use the new psychosocial assessments required by the latest Conditions of Participation (COPs), how to fully comply with the IMPACT Act, how to handle high-risk admissions, and how to reduce readmission risks. Patient-centered care is reshaping home health—don’t get left behind!

Session Highlights

This program will teach you how to:

  • Apply the 4 “fundamentals” to fully comply with the IMPACT Act and its changes on the PAC health care industry
  • Adapt to the potential effects of the new Home Health Groupings Model
  • Determine if your agency is ready for a change in payment methodology
  • Focus on the 3 areas that are paramount for establishing a highly skilled home health program for the value era
  • Incorporate cost-effective strategies in innovative ways
  • Identify how patient characteristics and patient-centered care are reshaping home health
  • Develop a better game plan for handling high-risk admissions
  • Implement a list of 5 “red flags” to look for when developing a patient’s acute care risk assessment
  • Adopt specific, tested strategies to mitigate hospital readmission risks for high-risk patients
  • Identify the growing role of certified Community Health Workers in many PAC agencies

Session Agenda

  • Background - Impact Act of 2014
  • Domains for quality measures
  • Post-acute care and hospitals
  • Discharges
  • 30 day hospital readmissions
  • Conditions that pose higher risk for readmission
  • CMS value concerns regarding post - acute programming
  • ACO – value concerns re PAC programming
  • Home health analysis of PAC requirements for home health
  • PAC education: required clinical elements for qualified CMS programming
  • Predictive modelling
  • Social determinates that may influence re-hospitalization
  • Access to health services
  • Community Health Care Workers (CHWs)

Who Should Attend

  • Home health stakeholders
  • Agency administrators
  • Clinical managers
  • All professionals involved in guiding agencies through today’s fluid and challenging home care market

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

J'non Griffin


J’non Griffin is a full service consultant for home health and hospice agencies across the country. She has almost 30 years of home health and hospice experience, and has served in many positions with large and small agencies. She has served as a field nurse, supervisor, Corporate compliance, and Chief Operating Officer. J’non has experience in operational analysis, clinical compliance, including coding and OASIS review and ADR appeals....   More Info
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