As the growth in home health and hospice continues, many facilities are looking to home health and hospice as a way to improve their bottom line. The facilities may not have the expertise, or desire, to start their own agency from scratch. Instead, they look to partner with providers who are already established in the market.
For the home health or hospice agency that is approached with such an offer, the opportunity can seem to good to pass up. However, facility joint ventures with home health and hospice providers are an area of special concern to the OIG and other federal and state enforcement agencies.
Entities interested in pursuing a joint venture should understand that fraud and abuse laws impact what you can and cannot do. Providers should also be aware that the government is suspicious of such relationships and looks at them with some scrutiny. Providers need to be aware of the laws and considerations in this area or else risk a good business opportunity turning into a crime.
Join healthcare attorney, Robert W. Markette, in this 1-hour session. He’ll walk you through major federal laws that govern relationships and help you apply them to everyday situations in your organization.
Attending this seminar you will learn:
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The stakes are higher than ever for home health coders. If you don’t have a handle on the case mix groups, revised PPS, and revised OASIS, you’re already costing your agency $1,000s. So, what can you do to help your agency and your job survive these trying times?
Home Health ICD-9 Alert helps you master coding refinements and updates & become your agency’s hero. With the practical, field-tested advice you’ll get in Home Health ICD-9 Alert, you’ll be more knowledgeable and confident about your coding choices and your agency will thank you for it.
Have additional questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A.
Who should attend? Owners and executives of medical practices and other health care companies, as well as their legal counsel.
- J'non Griffin
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.