“Home Health Value-based Purchasing 2.0 Workshop”
Improve your agency’s quality outcomes and star rating!
In 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services initiated a demonstration program testing out the impact of a value-based purchasing program in Medicare home health services. Nine states were selected for the project including Tennessee. With just over a year of experience in HHVBP, home health agencies need to evaluate what are the early outcomes and what best practices have emerged to improve HHVBP “scores” and qualify for bonus payments. This program is the second phase of the educational effort by the Tennessee Association for Home Care (TAHC) and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) to prepare home health care leaders for the brave new world of value based payment.
The program combines an early data analysis of the changes in HHVBP measures outcomes with real life successes by clinicians and financial operations professionals that show the pathways to improved patient outcomes, higher achievement scores, and a winning year in HHVBP. The program includes these sessions:
1. HHVBP Data Analysis: An early, but deep dive into lessons learned: HHVBP is centered around a series of patient outcome and HHA process measures. It is also a competition between HHHs throughout the state that is all about the numbers. Both achievement and improvement can be the foundation for HHVBP financial rewards. What do the 2016 numbers show about HHA behavioral changes? Can we tell whether Your agency’s performance qualify your agency as a winner this year? This program presents and evaluates the performance data of HHAs through the third quarter of 2016. It will highlight changes in performance with HHAs in the state that would likely affect the outcome of the HHVBP competition.
• Identify the changes in outcomes for HHVBP measures during 2016.
• Compare 2016 outcomes to date with the 2015 performance benchmarks
• Forecast the impact of changes in HHVBP measures in relation to the value-based payment determination
2. Clinical Services Management: What works to improve HHVBP performance: The core goal of HHVBP is to reach the best practical patient outcome. HHVBP measures focus on clinical outcomes as central components of a performance measurement system. For many years, HHAs have worked to achieve improved patient outcomes, but there was no direct connection to payment. With HHVBP, clinical success for payments can translate to higher Medicare reimbursement. This program is designed to explore the clinical practices that make a difference in HHVBP scoring. When clinical practices work for patients, HHVBP makes them work for an HHAs bottom-line as well.
• Identify areas most susceptible to patient outcome improvement
• Recognize best practices in clinical operations that impact HHVBP scores
• Identify practical steps towards successful implementation of HHVBP best practices
3. Financial Operations Management: What are the keys to success in HHVBP: While clinical performance is essential for success in HHVBP, a strong partnership with an HHA’s Financial Operations can exponentially improve the chances of positive achievement. Performance tracking, return on investment analysis, cost efficiency strategies, and prioritization of actions can help turn clinical success into bottom-line positive outcomes. This program explores the strategies, tactics, and operational adjustments that the financial management team at an HHA can take in combination with clinical practices that form the foundation for HHVBP success.
• Identify the standards used to determine what brings the best returns on clinical investments
• Recognize best practices for integrating HHVBP clinicians with financial operations
• Determine which HHVBP measures your agency should target to achieve the highest overall score
4. Open Forum on HHVBP Strategies for Success based on 2016 Experiences: This program integrates individual HHA experiences with HHVBP with the learnings from the conference through a moderated “no boundaries” discussion between conference faculty and attendees.
*You will receive 4.25 CEs for attending this workshop.
Hotel Information: The Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Hotel, 700 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067, is offering TAHC Conference attendees a discounted group rate of $145 for Sunday & Monday night & $189 or higher Saturday night only Contact the Franklin Marriott Hotel directly at 615-261-6121 (Steven Sassano or Kevin Thompson), you MUST mention the TAHC Spring Conference in order to receive reduced rate OR Online room reservations are now just a click away: Franklin Marriott Cool Springs - Room cut-off for discounted rate is March 31, 2017
Melinda Gaboury is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. (HPS), based in Nashville, TN. Melinda Gaboury and Mark Cannon founded the company in April 2001 to provide financial, reimbursement, billing and clinical consulting to the home care and hospice industries.
Laurie Salmons, RN, BSN, Clinical Consulting Manager McBee Associates, specializes in episode management, disease management, and performance improvement. Ms. Salmons is currently a clinical consulting manager in McBee Associates’ outcomes improvement/episode management practice.
She previously served as National Director for Disease Management at Amedisys and owned her own home care consulting company, OutcomeLogics, Inc.
Ms. Salmons co-authored the book, OASIS-C Process Measures: A Program for Best Practices Implementation. She is a regular speaker on outcomes improvement and preparing for value-based purchasing at national and state home health conferences across the country.
TAHC Member Price: $189.00 for a single or 1st registrant from an agency - $169.00 for additional registrants from the same agency
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