The new Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) take effect in January 2018. These new CoPs differ from the current Home Health CoPs in a number of important ways. One key area of change is a broader role for the home health agency's governing body. The new CoPs keep a number of the traditional governing body responsibilities in place, for example, appointing an administrator. However, they also impose a number of new requirements, including involvement in a number of aspects of the new QAPI condition.
Because the governing body will be involved in these matters, home health agencies must be aware of the governing body's role in the new CoPs. Administrators and others must consider how they will implement the new CoPs and ensure the governing body has the appropriate processes to document that it has discharged its duties. The members of the governing body will also need to be educated to ensure that they understand the issues for which they have additional oversight responsibility. This will require administrators to consider their governing body more directly in their CoP compliance efforts, both during implementation and then in an ongoing matter afterwards.
Join this session with expert speaker Robert W. Markette, Jr., CHC, where you will learn what the new CoPs require from the governing body. This is especially important in implementing QAPI, which has a number of specific requirements for the governing body. You will learn about identifying gaps in the governing body's knowledge that will be detrimental to future compliance efforts. You will learn the importance of establishing clear communication with the governing body, so that they have the information upon which to make important decisions.
By attending this event, you will be able to explain the governing body's involvement in various aspects of the CoPs. You will be prepared to identify gaps in the governing body's knowledge that may detrimentally impact compliance efforts. You will also be able to explain the need to document the actions of the governing body as an aspect of survey preparation.
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Who Should Attend
- Sharon Litwin
For more than a decade, Robert W. Markette, Jr., CHC, has focused his practice on representing home health, hospice, private duty and DME providers in all aspects of their operations. With more than a decade of experience in working with these industries, Robert has developed a reputation for understanding the operational, compliance and legal/regulatory issues facing homecare providers.