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Become a 5-star agency, prepare for value-based purchasing

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Improve your agency’s quality outcomes and star rating, gain value-based bonuses



New quality initiatives like CMS’ star ratings and the value-based purchasing (VBP) demonstration mean that agencies have the opportunity to set themselves apart with quality outcomes and gain a bonus of up to 8%.

Price: $249.00

Become a 5-star agency, prepare for value-based purchasing

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Become a 5-star agency, prepare for value-based purchasing

Recorded: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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Improve your agency’s quality outcomes and star rating, gain value-based bonuses

New quality initiatives like CMS’ star ratings and the value-based purchasing (VBP) demonstration mean that agencies have the opportunity to set themselves apart with quality outcomes and gain a bonus of up to 8%. Now that CMS has adopted a star rating program that is publicly reported, agencies feel exposed and are doing more to improve their quality outcomes. Coupled with CMS’ roll out of a value-based purchasing demonstration in January that ties payments to agencies quality scores, agencies are in jeopardy of losing reimbursements and referrals if their quality outcomes are poor. Don’t put your agency at risk!

Gather your staff and join our panel of home health experts, Lynette Godhard, Leslee Knecht, and Diane Link, for an in-depth, plain-English, explanation of how CMS is calculating quality scores for both 5-star rating and value-based purchasing, what that means for your agency, and what you need to do to improve your standing.

During this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Boost your publicly reported quality measures
  • Increase your odds for value-based bonuses
  • Follow one agency’s path to five-star status
  • Identify patients at risk for readmissions
  • Understand how to calculate scores that lead to VBP bonuses
  • Prioritize quality measures that need your attention first

Bonus tools: Quality improvement planning worksheets

Order your copy now and learn how to improve your agency’s quality outcomes, become a 5-star agency, and gain bonuses in a value-based purchasing model.


YOUR EXPERT PRESENTERS

Diane Link, RN, MHADiane Link, RN, MHA
Senior Clinical Consultant
BlackTree Healthcare Consulting, Conshohocken, Pa.

Diane has more than 23 years of home health experience, having served as a nurse, performance improvement management director. She is president of the Maryland National Capital Homecare Association and has a wealth of speaking experience on national and state levels.

Lynette Godhard, RN, BSN, MGA,
Director of Clinical Operations, Chief Privacy and Organizational Integrity Officer
Adventist Home Health, Silver Spring, Md.

Lynette has been in healthcare for more than 33 years with 30 years in home based services. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings including acute care, home health, hospice, home medical equipment, home infusion and private duty. Currently, as a Director of Clinical Operations, she works with her collaborative team to accomplish several quality initiatives including a designation as a 5-star agency and Home Care Elite status for four consecutive years.

Leslee Knecht, RN, BSN,
PI Manager,
Adventist Home Health, Silver Spring, Md.

Leslee has been in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years with 13 years in home health. She has held a variety of roles including visiting nurse, Team Manager, Intake Manager and Performance Improvement Manager. Leslee works with her team to lead out in quality initiatives that gained her agency a starting score as a 5-star agency. She has also led other initiatives including leading her agency to Home Care Elite status for four consecutive years.