Presented by Beth Noyce, Matt Hansen, and Michael Tidd
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Patients in Facilities Missing Their Home Care
Home Health and Hospice Patients in Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing facilities are missing out on their benefits and care nationwide as COVID-19 presses facilities to impose visitation restrictions. Learn what the Home Care and Hospice Association of Utah is doing to manage these hurdles and help patients receive essential services. And be ready to share how your agency and state association are dealing with this challenge amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Learn what Utah is doing to overcome the visitation restrictions that prevent essential care at ALFs and NFs.
Arm yourself with CMS’ recommendations for home health providers.
Gain insight into other home health clinicians’ strategies to ensure their patients receive vital home health and hospice services.
Beth Noyce, RN, BSJMC, is a Home Health and Hospice Consultant, mentor, and educator drawing on her varied leadership and patient-care hospice & home health experience since 1997. Beth was Executive Director of both the Utah Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Utah Association for Home Care in 2018 and 2019. She has served as a Medicare Administrative Contractor medical reviewer, presented for NAHC, UHPCO, AHPCO, UAHC, DecisionHealth’s Coding Summit, AHCC’s Home Health Compliance and Quality Outcomes Conference, HealthCare Synergy, Kinnser, WellSky, HealthWare, Audio Educator, has taught seminars with colleagues, consults for GLG, and creates and presents her own education programs. Beth was a hospice and home health associate with The Corridor Group and with Pinnacle Enterprise Risk Consulting Services and has edited and written study guides and questions for industry coding and compliance certification exams, hospice & home health on-line courses, has published in Diagnosis Coding Pro, and helped edit a Diagnosis Coding Manual for DecisionHealth.
Matt Hansen, DPT is the Executive Director for the Homecare & Hospice Association of Utah. His clinical background as a Doctor of Physical Therapy began in neurological rehab and evolved into home health and hospice where he found a passion for caring for people in their own environment at home. Matt loves population health and the renewed focus and innovation on preventative vs. reactionary healthcare. He serves on a number of local and national advisory councils, is a professional author, and has presented across the county on topics related to rehabilitation, home health, hospice and population health. In addition to his work with the State Association, Matt is a best-practice business and healthcare consultant who has helped organizations to improve productivity and outlook via root-cause analysis and innovative product/service development.
Michael Tidd, LVN, COS-C, HCS-D has over 19 years of experience in the Home Care Industry and is a frequent speaker at HealthCare Synergy Workshops and Webinars. He is a Software Developer, LVN and Certified in ICD-9/10 Coding and OASIS (COS-C, HCS-D). As the Clinical Manager for HealthCare Synergy, he directs the Outsourced Management Services, assists in directing the development of the Healthcare Assistant Web Edition, oversees the Clinical Documentation Auditing provided to clients and directs the Clinical Form Development for the Healthcare Assistant Web Edition. Michael continues to educate agencies in the ongoing regulations that CMS produces, the proper application of the Medicare Conditions of Participation and completing timely, accurate and defendable clinical documentation to survive in the current Medicare Reimbursement Model.