2018 PPS Final Rule: Prepare for Payment Cuts, Changes to OASIS, VBP, and More

Product Code: YPADA121417D

Quick Overview

During this 90-minute webinar, Sue Payne and Barbara A. McCann will examine the 2018 PPS final rule and discuss how to prepare for the coming changes.

Price: $249.00

2018 PPS Final Rule: Prepare for Payment Cuts, Changes to OASIS, VBP, and More

2018 PPS Final Rule: Prepare for Payment Cuts, Changes to OASIS, VBP, and More

Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Presented by:
Sue Payne
Barbara A. McCann

Level of Program:

CMS finalized its plan to reduce home health payments by $80 million in 2018. And although it didn’t finalize the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM), home health experts believe changes to the current payment system are coming, and soon – you need to prepare your agency now! 

During this 90-minute on-demand webinar, home health compliance experts Sue Payne and Barbara A. McCann will examine the 2018 PPS final rule and discuss how to prepare for the coming changes, including the pay cut, changes to the OASIS and value-based purchasing, and the coming changes to the home health payment system.

At the conclusion of this pn-demand program, participants will be able to:

  • Prepare your agency operations for the payment cut
  • Understand what your agency needs to do in the coming year to be ready for a change to a HHGM-style payment system
  • Prioritize quality improvement projects to prepare for value-based purchasing
  • Implement key assessment strategies needed to comply with future OASIS changes

Who Should Listen?

  • Agency owners
  • Administrators
  • Quality managers
  • Compliance officers
  • Clinicians 


  • Details on the 2018 home health pay cut
  • A look at why CMS decided to not finalize the HHGM, and how you can become involved in helping shape a future payment system
  • How value-based purchasing will change, including items that will be added and removed and how the threshold for bonuses will change
  • CMS’ proposed changes to the OASIS item data that will prepare all post-acute settings to use a single assessment tool
  • Strategies to prepare agency operations for pending changes to home health payments


  • Final rule at a glance
  • PPS rule tables

Meet the Speakers

Sue PayneSue Payne, vice president of clinical integration services for The Corridor Group, is responsible for clinical quality and business review to ensure client satisfaction. She also serves as the corporate compliance officer. Payne joined Corridor in December 2016 after the company acquired Transpirus, LLC. At Transpirus, she was senior vice president of clinical services. Payne has spent more than 25 years working in homecare operations and strategic leadership, including serving as vice president of home health at multistate providers Advanced Home Care and Life Care at Home.

Barbara A. McCannBarbara A. McCann, interim president and CEO of the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), leads a team of professional staff in the voluntary accreditation and education of over 7,000 home health agencies, hospices, HME vendors, and pharmacies nationwide, as well as homecare providers in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. She served on the CHAP board as chairperson prior to assuming the role of president in July 2017. McCann works with a variety of groups in the Washington, D.C. area to promote the value of home- and community-based care. Formerly, McCann spent 19 years with Interim HealthCare, Inc., serving as the chief clinical officer, compliance officer, and chief industry officer.  

Webinar system requirements and program materials:
To fully benefit from the webcast experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following: 

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended)
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.

No problem. The On-Demand version is now available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $249 value!

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