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Synergy Home Health and Hospice Summit – Columbus OH

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Join our home health and hospice professionals for a day dedicated to education and learning about issues currently affecting home health and hospice facilities. This is a full, one-day event open to all home care professionals interested in earning up to 5 Continuing Education Units. We will also be showcasing HealthCare Synergy’s solutions and partners during our Vendor Expo. We hope to see you there!

When and What Time?

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 from 9:00am – 4:00pm

Where?

Understory – 2571 Neil Ave, Columbus OH 43202

Understory is situated in the heart of Downtown Columbus. There are so many sites to see, restaurants to try, and fun to be experienced during your visit – below are a few local favorites!

 

Attendees will receive:

  • An entire day of home health and hospice education
  • Up to 5 Continuing Education Units
  • Complimentary self-parking at Understory
  • A chance to win some really cool prizes during breaks and lunch!

Educational sessions include:

Diagnosis Coding: Guidelines and Conventions
Presented by Michael Tidd, COS-C, HCS-D
Approved for 1.5 CEU

Diagnosis coding is essential for all medical settings. It is essential to know the details contained in the guidelines and conventions to ensure that your coding is complete and accurate. It is essential to know the PDGM Case-Mix model for Home Health to ensure you are paid correctly. While may agencies think they are coding compliantly because they copy the diagnosis codes from the inpatient setting, they may not be following the guidelines and most likely are not receiving the correct reimbursement under home health. Hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and rehab centers are not paid the same way home health is and as such their coding practices are different. Simply copying coding from the H&P will typically allow the agency to bill but will not always generate the highest reimbursement for home health billing.

This class will provide instruction on the current coding guidelines and conventions and provide additional references to ensure your agency knows how to code properly and eliminate rejections by iQIES and the Medicare Administrator Contractors when submitting OASIS and claims. The coding guidelines and conventions are applicable to all billing practices and thus this class will provide training for beginners or a refresher to experienced diagnoses coders. This course will provide the fundamentals, understanding and use of the coding guidelines and manual so that you can begin diagnosis coding and gives the essential understanding of home health billing practices to receive the highest reimbursement under PDGM.

Objectives:
1. Understand the Coding Guidelines.
2. Understand the Coding conventions.
3. Learn how to use the diagnoses coding manual.
4. Verbalize the process of using the coding manual to properly select a disease diagnosis provided by the physician to obtain the correct ICD-10-CM code.
5. Demonstrate your knowledge by correctly coding scenarios.
6. Verbalize the use of Excludes 1 and Excludes 2 notes.
7. Verbalize the proper actions when Code First and Use Additional code appear in the coding manual.
8. Identify the terms required to use when looking up a diagnosis in the coding manual.
9. Verbalize the proper action when seeing See or See Also in the coding manual alphabetic index.
10. Discuss what the coding guidelines provide with regard to etiology and manifestations of a disease and how to sequence diagnosis codes.

Michael Tidd has over 20 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 on 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.

 

Top Survey Deficiencies and How to Avoid Them
Presented by Linda Marie, RN, BSN, MIM
Approved for 1 CEU

It can be challenging to interpret and implement the Medicare regulations and predict what the Medicare surveyor will require when they complete your Medicare certification survey. If you understand what the surveyor is looking for and understand the regulations/conditions of participation you are required to follow it will make your situation much less challenging and put you in control when the surveyor is at your agency.

In this presentation, you’ll learn what Medicare regulations require for survey, the top survey deficiencies the surveyor is looking for, how to avoid them, and how to ace your next Medicare survey.

Objectives:
1. Learn what the Medicare surveyor will look for when they’re at your agency.
2. Understand what Medicare regulations/conditions of participation you are required to follow.
3. Avoid the top deficiencies that put your agencies at risk for a repeat surveyor visit or worse, violations with consequences.
4. Sleep at night understanding how to ace your next survey

Linda Marie has over 25 years of experience in the Home Care Industry. She’s the Managing RN Consultant and Educator with A Quality Agency, and creator of Home Health Mastery. Her mission is to keep you in compliance and make sure you pass your next Medicare survey.

 

How to Create Your own Survey Readiness Program
Presented by Linda Marie, RN, BSN, MIM
Approved for 1 CEU

The Medicare regulations and conditions of participation are an overwhelming amount of information an agency must learn, implement, and track to be compliant and pass their next Medicare survey. Preparing for a survey can be a daunting task. How do you know if you are really ready? How do you know if you are compliant? Where do you start?

In this presentation, you’ll learn how to create your own survey readiness program, so you know your ready, compliant, and know where to start.

 Objectives:
1. Understand the Medicare requirements of operation a home health agency that is compliant with the regulations.
2. Learn how to easily resource the regulations you’re required to follow.
3. Learn how to put together a survey readiness program that’s customized to your agency and how you operate.
4. Sleep at night knowing you will pass your next survey, and your survey ready at all times.

Linda Marie has over 25 years of experience in the Home Care Industry. She’s the Managing RN Consultant and Educator with A Quality Agency, and creator of Home Health Mastery. Her mission is to keep you in compliance and make sure you pass your next Medicare survey.

 

Prepare NOW for Value Based Purchasing in 2025
Presented by Michael Tidd, COS-C, HCS-D
Approved for 1.5 CEUs

Value Based Purchasing in 2025 will be migrating from the use of M18xx ADL/IADL questions and adopting the use of the Self Care and Mobility questions we know as GG0130 and GG0170. This marks the first time these questions are used for anything more than data collection and as a result, many agencies have not put as much importance on these questions. Now is the time to prepare & instruct your staff on how to correctly answer these questions so you can be set from the first day to excel with this VBP change.

Objectives:
1. Understand the various answer choices for GG0130 – Self Care.
2. Understand the various answer choices for GG0170 – Mobility.
3. Verbalize new measures and percentages or importance of the 2025 VBP Total Performance Scores.

 Michael Tidd has over 20 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 regulatory requirement of Synergy EMR, oversees the Clinical Documentation Auditing provided to clients, and participates on the clinical board for Synergy EMR. Michael continues to educate agencies on 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.

 

***Topics and CEUs are subject to change without notice

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Hourly Schedule

Tuesday, June 11

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Registration Opens; Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Diagnosis Coding: Guidelines and Conventions
Presented by Michael Tidd, COS-C, HCS-D
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Top Survey Deficiencies and How to Avoid Them
Presented by Linda Marie
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
How to Create Your own Survey Readiness Program
Presented by Linda Marie
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Break
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Prepare NOW for Value Based Purchasing in 2025
Presented by Michael Tidd, COS-C, HCS-D
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Date

Jun 11 2024

Time

(Pacific Standard Time)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost

$149.00

Location

Understory
2571 Neil Ave Columbus, OH 43202
Website
https://www.understorycbus.com/
Phone
(614) 972-6006
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Healthcare Synergy
Phone
+1-800-479-6374
Email
info@healthcaresynergy.com
Website
https://healthcaresynergy.com/
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