Deficiencies, including Condition level, are on the rise. And now, deficiencies can lead to Sanctions! Agencies are struggling with the new survey process, which includes full surveys, and more and more agencies are accredited, which then increases the number of standards in which to be compliant. Sharon Litwin, RN, BS, MHA, is a surveyor and consultant and examines agencies’ struggle with survey preparation and compliance. This session will focus on how to maintain continued survey readiness without a lot of busy work.
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:
This is an extremely important conference as home health agencies beginning in July can have daily monetary sanctions imposed for condition level and repeat standard level deficiencies. Many CEOs and administrators are not even aware of this! Condition level deficiencies have increased tremendously with CMS new survey process. Sharon will give practical tips to decrease agencies’ vulnerabilities to condition level deficiencies, along with examples of how to perform mock surveys and chart review form for ongoing audits.
Who should attend: Administrators, Director of Clinical Services, Managers, CEO’s and QI staff.
Sharon M. Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D, Founder and Senior Managing Partner, 5 Star Consultants, LLC (2003 - Present)
Sharon Litwin, founder and senior managing partner of 5 Star Consultants, a national consulting and coding firm specializing in homecare and hospice services since 2003. Sharon was also an ACHC surveyor until December 2013, and a former CHAP surveyor, performing Medicare deemed surveys for ten years.
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