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Mastering Compliance: Home Health Virtual Event

Mastering Compliance: Home Health Virtual Event

October 27-29, 2020

*Registration closes at 10 a.m. ET on October 27, 2020. Register now to ensure you can participate in the live event and receive all the benefits of live participation.

An effective compliance plan prevents survey deficiencies and promotes quality

You’ve created a compliance program, but are you getting the most out of it? A home health agency that fosters and supports a culture of compliance is more likely to thrive in these challenging times.

The Association of Home Care Coding & Compliance (AHCC) invites you to our first virtual event for home health compliance professionals. Learn everything you need to know to master the seven elements of a compliance plan and help your agency succeed.

Now more than ever, compliance professionals need to come together to share solutions for maintaining the highest level of compliance while also responding to the public health emergency.

Mastering Compliance: Home Health Virtual Event This training can be accessed from any location and will connect you with some of the nation’s top home health compliance experts to share established processes and lessons learned.

Now more than ever compliance professionals need to come together to share solutions for maintaining the highest level of compliance while also responding to the public health emergency.

Sign up today and you will get a front-row seat for:

  • Establishing compliant documentation practices
  • Creating effective policies and procedures
  • Managing a visit from surveyors
  • Conducting an effective compliance audit
  • Best practices for disciplinary action
  • Engaging compliance training techniques

During Mastering Compliance: Home Health Virtual Event, you’ll receive access to great educational content and can ask questions of our expert speakers and network with your colleagues and peers—all from an easy-to-use conference platform, accessible via your computer or your mobile device!

Conference agenda is a suggested schedule; once live, participants may view any sessions at any time at their convenience. Note: Attendees must participate in a live session to be able to ask questions. Educational sessions are pre-recorded and uploaded on a daily basis to the conference platform. Educational session recordings will be available to attendees for 60 days. Watch for special in-app Q&A and discussions.


*All times are Eastern. Agenda subject to change.

Day 1: Tuesday, October 27

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Dee Kornetti, MA, PT,
HCS-D, HCS-C, COS-C, and 
Jan Milliman


Opening Remarks and Welcome

Join Dee Kornetti and AHCC Director Jan Milliman as they kick off this entertaining and educational three days of speaker presentations, Q&As, and networking.

12:35 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.


Lori Apple, RN, CLNC,


Session 1: Elements of Compliance: Select a Compliance Officer and Committee and Conduct Regular Training

Your compliance program is a bulwark against fines and survey deficiencies, but it’s only as strong as the weakest link in your organization. Establish an everyday culture of compliance to keep your agency safe from costly audits and fines. Learn how to designate the best compliance officer and committee members (Element 1 of a compliance program), and the requirements for conducting regular and effective staff training and education (Element 3).

1:35 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.


Networking Break

2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.


Arlene Maxim, RN, HCS-C


Session 2: Compliant Documentation From Start to Finish: Know What to Record From Intake to Discharge

Defensible documentation begins at intake. From reporting diagnoses that are acceptable under PDGM to confirming eligibility, your intake staff is responsible for demonstrating compliance from the start. And under the new discharge planning Condition of Participation, your responsibility for accurate documentation doesn’t end with your agency. You must be prepared to provide additional necessary clinical information to other providers. Learn how to establish processes that keep your agency running smoothly.

3:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Networking Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Dee Kornetti, MA, PT,


Session 3: Elements of Compliance: Written Policies and Procedures and Standards of Conduct

No agency wants to face charges of fraud or violations of home health regulatory guidelines. Written compliance policies, practices, and standards of conduct will help demonstrate your commitment to compliance and prevent issues. Learn how to develop and implement policies, procedures, and standards of conduct that are specific, compliant, and enforceable (Element 2 of a compliance program).

4:35 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.


Lori Apple, RN, CLNC,
HCS-C, Dee Kornetti, MA, PT, HCS-D, HCS-C, COS-C, Arlene Maxim, RN, HCS-C, and Jan Milliman


Live Q&A and Speaker Panel


Day 2: Wednesday, October 28

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.


Sandy Decker, RN, BSN


Session 1: Current Trends in Compliance

From changes in regulation to PDGM, get all the latest compliance developments. Plus, learn the most common reasons for claims denials and gain an understanding of where those issues are outlined in the regulations.

12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.




Networking Break

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


Robert W. Markette Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C


Session 2: Be Prepared: What to Know When a Surveyor Comes Calling

Don’t let a visit from a surveyor, the DOJ, or the DOL catch you off guard. Taking the time to prepare now will lead to a better outcome for your agency.

2:15 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.


Networking Break

2:25 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.



Sharon Harder


Session 3: Are You Making These Documentation Mistakes?

Compliant documentation is essential to your agency’s success. From demonstrating eligibility to recording the skilled care your patients require, documentation is the key to safeguarding reimbursement. Learn steps you can take to avoid the top documentation pitfalls.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.



Sandy Decker, RN, BSN, Robert W. Markette Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C, and Sharon Harder


Virtual Gala and Discussion


Day 3: Thursday, October 29

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Robert W. Markette Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C


Session 1: Elements of Compliance: Communication and Disciplinary Action

Your compliance plan must include a communication plan for receiving and responding to complaints (Element 4 of a compliance program). An effective compliance plan must also include disciplinary guidelines and procedures for enforcing disciplinary action (Element 5). Learn best practices for receiving complaints and setting effective standards for consequences.

1:05 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.


Arlene Maxim, RN, HCS-C


Session 2: Top 10 Survey Issues in Home Health and Hospice

Be prepared when surveyors come calling. This rundown of the most common home health survey issues will give you advanced warning on what surveyors are targeting and how you can avoid deficiencies.

2:05 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.


Networking Break

2:35 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.


Sharon Harder


Session 3: Elements of Compliance: Conduct an Effective Compliance Audit

An effective compliance audit nips smaller issues in the bud before they turn into big problems for your agency. Learn how audits can help monitor compliance and reduce issues (Element 6 of a compliance program). Then, discover how to implement and measure the effectiveness of your audits. Finally, learn how to develop compliant policies for corrective action (Element 7).

3:40 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.


Robert W. Markette Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C, Arlene Maxim, RN, HCS-C, and Sharon Harder


Live Panel, Q&A and Wrap-Up

About AHCC Membership

AHCC members support the association’s mission by earning and encouraging professional credentialing, participating in or sponsoring continuous professional education and training activities for skills maintenance, and participating in advocacy activities to help increase the visibility of the integral role post-acute care plays in the care continuum. Members include:

  • Home Health Nurses
  • Coders & Coding Managers
  • QA & Compliance Managers
  • Therapists
  • Clinical Supervisors
  • Compliance Officers

Premium Level Member Benefits Include:

  • Resources library
  • CEU quiz (12 annually)
  • Career center
  • Discounts on AHCC events
  • Forum
  • Quarterly journal w/CEUs
  • Quarterly “best practices” papers
  • Quarterly town hall calls
  • And more …

Continuing Education

This program is preapproved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC) for the following CEUs:

  • 9 HCS-C
  • 4 HCS-O