*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.||
|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.||
|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.||
|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.||
|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.||
|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