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Recorded: March 9 – April 6, 2017



$199 (members) and $299 (non-members) – NO CEU’s



The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized the long-awaited Home Health CoPs. Home health agencies (HHAs) must meet the Medicare HH CoPs to participate in the Medicare program. Agencies that fail to meet any of the HH CoPs are at risk, at a minimum, for the imposition of several sanctions and potentially at risk for program termination. QAPI, infection control and patient rights are among the new categories coming to CMS’ Home Health Conditions of Participation — and agencies need to comply or they could be cited on surveys. This webinar series will provide an overview of the new CoPs and offer compliance strategies on how agencies can meet the new requirements of participation in 2017.


Target Audience:

Medicare Certified Home Care Agencies



At the completion of this webinar series, the home health participant will be able to understand:

  • Understand the CMS philosophy behind the revised CoPs
  • Explore the restructuring of the CoPs (changes to patient rights, OASIS and the clinical record)
  • Understand the changes to comprehensive assessment, care planning, and infection control
  • Discuss the new QAPI requirements, including tools for documenting performance improvement projects
  • Identify the organizational and administrative service included in the new requirements for the governing body, administrator, clinical manager, professional services and home health aide
  • Identify the steps your agency will need to take prior to the implementation on July 13, 2017



Diane Link, RN, MHA, Senior Clinical Consulting Manager, BlackTree Healthcare Consulting, Conshohocken, PA

Diane Link is a home health and hospice Senior Clinical Consulting Manager for BlackTree Healthcare Consulting. By using her vast knowledge of industry regulations, Diane helps agencies meet regulatory requirements by improving their clinical, organizational and performance workflows. Before joining BlackTree, Diane spent 27 years as a registered nurse where she served as a clinician, performance improvement nurse, clinical manager and executive director. She also worked as a CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program) surveyor for home health, hospice and private duty services. Drawing on her more than 25 years in the industry, Diane is familiar with all aspects of managing home health and hospice organizations, ranging from clinical management, episodic management, performance improvement and outcome management. Diane is currently the President of the Board of Directors for the Maryland National Capital Home Care Association (MNCHA), and is a frequent contributor to industry forums where she presents home health and hospice issues at the state and national level. She was also part of the NAHC Value Based Purchasing faculty which provided presentations to the nine VBP model states. Most recently, Diane published the book “The Hospice Guide to Quality Care and Reporting: Promoting Sustainability in an Evolving Regulatory Climate.” She also collaborated with MNCHA and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Preparedness to author the “Emergency Preparedness Manual for Home Care Providers in Maryland.” Ms. Link holds a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Maryland, as well as a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.


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