Wednesday, May 3, 2017
ADRs, Pre-Payment Reviews, Post-Payment Audits and Suspensions - The Impact of these Administrative Enforcement Tools on Home Health and Hospice Agencies
Pre-payment reviews are now being conducted by both ZPICs and RACs. While the government has placed some restrictions on their use, contractors continue to exercise great latitude in their scope and the length that they are imposed. Similarly, contractors remain in control of post-payments conducted and suspension actions recommended to CMS. In this webinar, attorneys Ashley Hudson and Adam Bird will discuss these enforcement actions and outline the adverse impact each action can have on your agency. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Value-Based Purchasing – Where Does Your Home Health and / or Hospice Fit Into Delivery System Reform
Medicare is moving rapidly from fee for service payments to payment based on quality. Through such mechanisms as ACOs, penalties on hospital re-admissions, other value based purchasing initiatives and pilot projects initiated through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations, the program is placing payment incentives for care that is based on quality and not quantity. Many state Medicaid programs and private insurers are following suit. Michael Cook and Heidi Kocher will discuss how your home health agency and hospice can take advantage of these initiatives and avoid being left out in the cold. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Home Health and Hospice Business Relationships – Is Your Agency in Violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark or the False Claims Act?
Home health and hospice agencies remain under considerable regulatory scrutiny. Over the past few years, the number of Anti-Kickback, Stark and False Claims Act cases brought against these providers have continued to increase. Is your agency at risk? Have you analyzed your Medical Director and other referral relationships? In this webinar, Robert W. Liles and Jennifer Papapanagiotouwill discuss how these statutes work and steps you should be taking to reduce your agency’s potential liability. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
The False Claims Act and its Impact on Home Health and Hospice Agencies
Home health and hospice agencies around the country are under the microscope. With the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the False Claims Act is more important than ever before. Join us as we discuss how the False Claims Act impacts your home health and / or hospice agency. Learn how to identify and address risks in your agency. Join attorneys Ashley Hudson and Adam Bird as they discuss how the government is applying the law, prosecuting the cases and interpreting the statute. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Buying and Selling Home Health and Hospice Agencies
Are you in the market to buy or sell your agency? What are the various concerns you need to address when engaging in this type of business transaction? What steps can you take to reduce your level of risk? Join attorneys Jennifer Papapanagiotou and Heidi Kocheras they discuss these important issues. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Liability of Agency in Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation Reporting
Despite your best efforts to screen and train members of your staff, care issues and complaints will eventually arise. What steps can you take to prevent incidents of abuse, neglect of exploitation from happening in the first place? If allegations such as these arise, what are your obligations to investigate and report these complaints? How can you better prevent allegations of neglect associated with:
- The prevention, identification and treatment of bedsores.
- The safe lifting and transfer of a patient from a bed to a wheelchair in a safe fashion without falls.
- The proper administration of medication.
- The communication of patient concerns you have identified to family members.
- Caring for patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s or another mental condition that can be challenging.
- Communicating with the patient physician when there is a change in a patient’s condition.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Emergency Preparedness – Is Your Agency Ready to Respond in the Event of a Disaster or an Incident of Workplace Violence?
Join us as we discuss the steps your agency can take, prospectively to better face an emergency or a natural disaster. We will discuss the preparation of a comprehensive policy that your agency can utilize to train your staff. We will also go over the steps you can take to respond to an incident of workplace violence. Join attorneys Heidi Kocher and Anthony Cutrona as they outline the existing and new OIG regulatory concerns now facing home health and hospice agencies. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A session to follow.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
OIG’s 2018 Workplan – Is Your Home Health, Hospice or Personal Care Agency in the Government’s Cross Hairs?
Join us as we discuss the new and recurring areas of concern outlined in OIG's 2018 Workplan. We will review a number of the areas deemed problematic by law enforcement and discuss steps you can take to keep you home health, hospice and / or personal care agency within the four corners of the law. Join attorneys Richard Pecore and Anthony Cutrona as they outline the existing and new OIG regulatory concerns now facing home health and hospice agencies. This webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes with a Q & A sessions to follow.