Mastering Compliance: Home Health Virtual Event

October 27-29, 2020

*Agenda subject to change.

Times listed are Eastern.

Day 1: Tuesday, October 27

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Opening remarks and welcome

Join Dee Kornetti and AHCC Director Jan Milliman as they kick-off this entertaining and educational three days of speaker presentations, Q&As, and networking.

12:35 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
Session 1: Elements of Compliance: Select a Compliance Officer and Committee and Conduct Regular Training

Your compliance program is a bulwark against fines and survey deficiencies, but it's only as strong as the weakest link in your organization. Establish an everyday culture of compliance to keep your agency safe from costly audits and fines. Learn how to designate the best compliance officer and committee members (Element 1 of a compliance program), and the requirements for conducting regular and effective staff training and education (Element 3).

1:35 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Networking break
2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Session 2: Compliant Documentation From Start to Finish: Know What to Record From Intake to Discharge

Defensible documentation begins at intake. From reporting diagnoses that are acceptable under PDGM to confirming eligibility, your intake staff is responsible for demonstrating compliance from the start. And under the new discharge planning Condition of Participation, your responsibility for accurate documentation doesn’t end with your agency. You must be prepared to provide additional necessary clinical information to other providers. Learn how to establish processes that keep your agency running smoothly.

3:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Networking Break
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session 3: Elements of Compliance: Written Policies and Procedures and Standards of Conduct

No agency wants to face charges of fraud or violations of home health regulatory guidelines. Written compliance policies, practices and standards of conduct will help demonstrate your commitment to compliance and prevent issues. Learn how to develop and implement policies, procedures and standards of conduct that are specific, compliant and enforceable (Element 2 of a compliance program).

4:35 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.
Live Q&A/Speaker Panel

Day 2: Wednesday, October 28

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Session 1: Current Trends in Compliance

From changes in regulation to PDGM, get all the latest compliance developments. Plus, learn the most common reasons for claims denials and gain an understanding of where those issues are outlined in the regulations.

12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Networking break
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Session 2: Be Prepared: What to Know when a Surveyor Comes Calling

Don’t let a visit from a surveyor, the DOJ, or the DOL catch you off guard. Taking the time to prepare now will lead to a better outcome for your agency.

2:15 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Networking break
2:25 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Session 3: Are You Making These Documentation Mistakes?

Compliant documentation is essential to your agency’s success. From demonstrating eligibility to recording the skilled care your patients require, documentation is the key to safeguarding reimbursement. Learn steps you can take to avoid then top documentation pitfalls.

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Gala and Discussion

Day 3: Thursday, October 29

Thursday, October 29, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Session 1: Elements of Compliance: Communication and Disciplinary Action

Your compliance plan must include a communication plan for receiving and responding to complaints (Element 4 of a compliance program). An effective compliance plan must also include disciplinary guidelines and procedures for enforcing disciplinary action (Element 5). Learn best practices for receiving complaints and setting effective standards for consequences.

1:05 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Session 2: Top 10 Survey Issues in Home Health and Hospice

Be prepared when surveyors come calling. This rundown of the most common home health survey issues will give you advanced warning on what surveyors are targeting and how you can avoid deficiencies.

2:05 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Networking break
2:35 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Session 3: Elements of Compliance: Conduct an Effective Compliance Audit

An effective compliance audit nips smaller issues in the bud before they turn into big problems for your agency. Learn how audits can help monitor compliance and reduce issues (Element 6 of a compliance program). Then, discover how to implement and measure the effectiveness of your audits. Finally, learn how to develop compliant policies for corrective action (Element 7).

3:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Live Panel, Q&A and Wrap-Up



Conference agenda is a suggested schedule; once live, participants may view any sessions at any time at their convenience. Note: Attendees must participate in a live session to be able to ask questions. Educational sessions are pre-recorded and uploaded on a daily basis to the conference app. Educational session recordings will be available to attendees for 60 days. Watch for special in-app Q&A and discussions. Agenda is subject to change.

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Registration closes at 10 a.m. ET on October 27, 2020. Register now to ensure you can participate in the live event and receive all the benefits of live participation.