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HCAF Home Care Warm Up

Speaker(s): Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO

Category: Conference

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Speaker(s): Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO

About the Speaker(s)

Melinda A. Gaboury, with more than 30 years in home care, has over 22 years of executive speaking and educating experience, including extensive day to day interaction with home care and hospice professionals. She routinely conducts Home Care and Hospice Reimbursement Workshops and speaks at state association meetings throughout the country.  Melinda has profound experience in Medicare PDGM training, billing, collections, case-mix calculations, chart reviews and due diligence. UPIC, RA, ADR & TPE appeals with all Medicare MACs have become the forefront of Melinda’s current impact on the industry. She is currently serving as the Chair of the NAHC/HHFMA Advisory Board and Work Group and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for both the Home Care Association of Florida & Tennessee Association for Home Care. Melinda is also the author of the Home Health OASIS Guide to OASIS-E  and Home Health Billing Answers, 2023.

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HCAF Home Care Warm Up Jan 29 - Jan 30, 2024
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About the Event

Unveiling Insights and Preparing for Medicare Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model Changes in 2025
Tuesday, January 30
12:30pm – 1:45pm EST

In this informative session, we will explore the upcoming changes to the Medicare Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) model scheduled for 2025. Crafted to elevate the assessment and recognition of high-quality home health care, these adjustments utilize 2023 as a baseline year, emphasizing the need for agencies to proactively acquaint themselves with these modifications.

Key Topics:

  • Measure Replacement and Removal: Understand the changes to the HHVBP measures, including the replacement of the “Discharge to Community” measure with “Discharge to Community Post-Acute Care” and the removal of other measures.
  • Newly Introduced Potentially Preventable Hospitalization (PPH) Measure: Delve into the implications of the newly introduced PPH measure, which will evaluate and mitigate potentially preventable hospitalizations during home health care.
  • Consolidated Discharge Function Score: Examine the consolidation of the “Total Normalized Composite Change in Mobility” and “Change in Self-Care” measures into a single measure, which will streamline assessments using Section GG items.
  • Improving GG Item Responses: Discover the importance of GG items in determining the Discharge Functional Score, which contributes to 20% of the Total Performance Score in value-based purchasing. Learn strategies to enhance clinician familiarity with GG items and ensure accurate Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) documentation.

Equip your agency for the future by acquiring a comprehensive understanding of these changes and formulating strategies to adeptly navigate the evolving landscape of the HHVBP program.