If you’re an owner, manager, registered nurse or therapist, then heads up — here is how to decrease the rate of re-hospitalization in your agency. These tips and examples of best practices will show you how to decrease the rate of re-hospitalizations.
The financial incentives are great! Accountable Care Organizations (ACO’s) will be looking for agencies with a good track record! We will discuss “Transitional Care Programs” and how to use these programs to your agency’s financial advantage.
Bottom line: These two areas of coverage are misunderstood by most and underutilized by almost every agency. Many clinicians have been indoctrinated in the “theory” that SM&E and Therapy Maintenance “are not covered” or “if we use it we will get medical reviews.” In fact, these are truly skills identified in the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual. Furthermore, these benefits are covered when documented properly.
This session will help you:
Who should attend? Owners and Operators Registered Nurses (those doing visits), Quality Assurance Staff, Supervisors
Arlene Maxim currently holds the position of Vice President of Program Development for Quality in Real Time (QIRT) based in Floral Park, New York. She has been in home care since 1979 and has been a home health care consultant since 1986. Drawing on her strong clinical background, she has served in various capacities from home care administrator to home care agency owner and home care consultant. She...
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