Assessing Your Home Health Agency’s Regulatory Compliance Through Survey Readiness

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Melissa Abbott, RN, MSN/MHA
Conference Date
Thu, Aug 23, 2018
90 minutes
Product Description

The Survey Process – Perform Mock Surveys within Your Agency to fix any Deficiency Prior to Surveyor Arrival

The home health industry is complex, highly regulated and constantly changing. It is under increased regulatory scrutiny, because survey deficiencies have increased significantly – even for providers with no prior issues. As a home care provider, you need to stay current with today’s regulatory climate so that you can identify and alleviate deficiencies before the surveyor arrives at your doorstep. So how do you do it?

In this information-packed audio conference, industry veteran Melissa Abbott will get you up to speed with the home health regulations, and show you how to stay in compliance. Abbott will walk you through the survey process, teach you how to perform a Mock Survey within your agency, and show you how to identify and address deficiencies before it’s too late. But that’s not all: Abbott will also teach you how to have an effective Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program to successfully pass your surveys.

After attending this event, you will be able to confidently perform a Mock Survey within your own agency, as well as find and fix any deficiencies before a surveyor arrives. Plus, you’ll be more familiar with the survey process – and will be able to ensure that your agency is in compliance all year round.

Session Highlights

This session will bring you up to speed with:

  • Standards and regulations to know: CMS, state, accrediting body
  • The difference between standard and conditional level deficiencies
  • The survey process – how to perform mock surveys within your agency
  • How to have an effective QAPI program for successful surveys
  • The importance and value of involving all staff

Session Agenda

  • Condition of Participation – CoPs
  • Revised home health CoP protocols
  • Condition level vs. standard level deficiencies
  • Immediate jeopardy & monetary penalties
  • State regulations/accreditation standards
  • How to stay compliant and avoid deficiencies
  • Prioritizing standards
  • Assess your agency
  • Mock survey process
  • Developing an action plan
  • QI/QAPI program
  • Audit tools
  • Key to survey readiness

Who Should Attend

  • Administrators
  • Managers
  • QA Personnel

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About Our Speaker

Melissa Abbott

Melissa is a registered nurse with experience in a variety of health care settings with the majority of her nursing experience in home health care and hospice where she was a clinician working in the field and then later became an administrator of a hospital-based home health and hospice agency. In 2017, she joined 5 Star Consultants as a home health and lead hospice consultant.


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