Improve Star Rating, OASIS Accuracy & Care Coordination Model
2018 Home Care
Virtual Boot Camp
Presented By: Sharon M. Litwin & Melissa Abbott
Pre-recorded (240 Minutes)
Overview:
Recent updates to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and the 5 Star Rating program pose significant challenges for home health agencies. While deficiencies in a star rating can help you evaluate your shortcomings, they’ll also affect your bottom line. Ongoing, coordination of care is critical to improve your agency and patient outcome, but is often a difficult goal to achieve.

Looking for answers? Join healthcare experts Sharon M. Litwin and Melissa Abbott in this comprehensive program designed to clarify the crucial role clinicians hold in performing and scoring OASIS assessments—and how that translates to improved outcomes.

Litwin and Abbott will detail exactly which items lead to high Star Ratings. Plus, you’ll get the guidance you need to develop and implement a top-notch care management model so that patient interdisciplinary teams work effectively together to coordinate care—regularly and for the long term.

If you’re struggling to comply with new CoPs and improve your Star Rating, this virtual boot camp is for you. The speakers will teach you how to analyze OASIS outcome reports, how to properly conduct comprehensive assessments, how to improve communication among case management personnel (including aides!), and how to increase the effectiveness of your interdisciplinary teams. After attending, you will be equipped to ensure OASIS accuracy and consistency, improve patient and agency outcomes, and—ultimately—boost your 5 Star Ratings.

Session Highlights

This comprehensive program will teach you to:
  • Understand the OASIS outcomes being measured and how to analyze them
  • Select the outcome measures to focus on
  • Comply with care coordination regulations & CoP rules
  • Understand what you need to do to earn a high 5 Star Rating
  • Develop indicators and monitor ongoing progress to improve selected outcomes
  • Audit OASIS clinicians to develop education plans
  • Conduct a comprehensive OASIS assessment
  • Implement a successful care management model
  • Ensure clinicians are coordinating care at SOC and through the HHA admission
  • Identify, define, and develop a care management system that meets individual patient needs
  • Understand the importance of delivering goal-driven care versus task-oriented care
  • Streamline the processes for admission, re-certification, and discharge
  • Record all coordination-of-care events (without increasing documentation time)
Session 1: OASIS And Your Agency’s Outcomes And Star Ratings, Part 1

Length: 60 minutes | Speaker: Melissa Abbott

Understand outcomes reported in CASPER OASIS Outcome reports & HH Compare so that you: know how to analyze the reports, can impact outcome scores, and increase your 5 Star Rating.

  • Review the CASPER OASIS Outcome Reports so that participants can understand the outcomes being measured and how to analyze
  • Home health compare
  • How to select the outcome measures to focus on, and what to do with the selected outcomes
  • Statistically significant outcomes to focus on (clinical, multidisciplinary, each discipline specific)
  • Develop an indicator to incorporate into your Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QAPI) approach to differentiate between deficits and care issues
  • Understanding what is needed to have high 5 Star Rating
  • Learn how to develop indicators and monitor ongoing progress to improve selected outcomes
  • Form a task force of stakeholders to brainstorm areas to improve care and increase outcomes
  • OASIS education on specific M items if identified OASIS knowledge deficit
  • Educate task force on clinical record reviews to read assessments associated with M items to improve coordination of care, md notification etc.
Session 2: OASIS And Your Agency’s Outcomes And Star Ratings, Part 2

Length: 60 minutes | Speaker: Melissa Abbott

Clinicians must perform comprehensive assessments in a consistent and accurate manner at every OASIS timepoint, including discharge, to have true and accurate outcomes.

  • Accuracy of OASIS assessments, including how to audit OASIS clinicians to develop education plans.
  • How to do a comprehensive OASIS assessment and how to ensure all OASIS clinicians perform in same manner on all timepoints.
  • Methods to increase outcomes on Star M items
Session 3: Care Management Model – For Interdisciplinary Care Coordination, Compliance With New CoPs – How To Implement Care Management Model In Your Agency, Part 1

Length: 60 minutes | Speaker: Sharon Litwin

It’s vital that clinicians remain in close communication for effective case management, so you must establish guidelines to hold them accountable to staying connected. Be sure to pull the entire patient’s team into this ongoing communication, including the aide! This session will provide simple strategies for effective interdisciplinary team approach in order to implement a care management model in an agency.

  • Compliance with care coordination
  • How to implement a successful care management model for the interdisciplinary team to improve patient outcomes
  • Know how to ensure that your OASIS clinicians are coordinating care at SOC and through the HHA admission in order to improve their patient outcomes
  • Identify, define, and develop a care management system to meet individual patient needs and increase patient outcomes
  • Understand the importance of delivering goal-driven care vs task-oriented care
  • Learn how ongoing communication between the team is of utmost importance and that all communication must be documented
  • Understand that it is the responsibility of the team to not only acknowledge problems, but to follow up and resolve all patient problems.
  • Streamline the processes for admission, re-certification, and discharge to boost efficiency
Session 4: Care Management Model – For Interdisciplinary Care Coordination, Compliance With New CoPs – How To Implement Care Management Model In Your Agency, Part 2

Length: 60 minutes | Speaker: Sharon Litwin

Review compliance with new CoPs and the new coordination of care regulations. For example, the physician, patient, caregiver, and representatives are part of the coordination of care during the course of home health. All team members caring for a patient must have ongoing, frequent coordination of care in order to meet goals and improve outcomes—and this must all be documented in the clinical record.

  • Coordination of care processes & compliance with CoP
  • Documentation techniques: Learn how to record all coordination of care events, meeting all requirements without increasing documentation time.
  • Scheduling methods: Empower your clinicians to manage their patients while the agency provides oversight of master schedules. Find out how to develop multi-disciplinary teams to jointly carry a caseload of patients.
Who Should Attend?
  • CEOs
  • Directors
  • Administrators
  • Clinical Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Nurses
  • Field Staff
  • Office Staff
  • Physicians
About Our Speakers
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. Read More
Melissa Abbott, RN, MSN/MHA

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 care and lead hospice consultant. Read More

Download Conference Material:

Buy Now