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HHAU Spring 2024 Home Health & Hospice Conference

Speaker(s): Victoria Barron, MBA, BSN, RN, COS-C

Category: Home CareHospice

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Speaker(s): Victoria Barron, MBA, BSN, RN, COS-C

About the Speaker(s)

With more than 37 years of nursing and healthcare experience, the majority of Victoria’s career has been in the home services arena including home health, hospice, home care, and home infusion where she has served in various roles. In home health and hospice, Victoria has served as agency administrator, interim administrator, clinical director, surveyor, mock surveyor, QAPI team member and consultant. Victoria has led and participated in the start-up of hospice, home care and home infusion agencies and has successfully led teams through the initial Certification and Accreditation process as well as renewals of existing Certification/Accreditations.

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HHAU Spring 2024 Home Health & Hospice Conference May 08 - May 09, 2024
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About the Event

Wednesday, May 8:
Emergency Preparedness for Home Health and Hospice
Speaker: Victoria Barron, MBA, BSN, RN, COS-C
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm MDT

An Emergency Preparedness program that includes all required elements will result in a survey free of E-tags and an agency prepared to deal with all possible hazards!  This session outlines the required components, steps and timelines  needed to ensure agencies are survey ready related to the Emergency Preparedness Conditions of Participation and prepared to respond before, during and after an actual emergency.

  • Understand the CoP related to Emergency Preparedness
  • Identify the 4 Core elements of an Emergency Preparedness Program
  • Describe steps to ensure Emergency Preparedness compliance and survey readiness Before, During and After an emergency.
  • Identify resources and tools to support an effective Emergency Preparedness program.

Winning ADR and Appeals Practices for Hospices
Speaker: Victoria Barron, MBA, BSN, RN, COS-C
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm MDT

Hospices are under a higher level of scrutiny now more than ever resulting in increased requests for ADRs.  From single claim ADRs, to Targeted Probe and Educate, SMRC or UPIC audits,  all hospices must be prepared to respond to ADRs with documentation that supports ongoing hospice eligibility and clearly meets regulatory guidelines.  This session will provide guidance and examples to ensure your agency is prepared to respond to ADRs to avoid denials.

  • Discuss common hospice claim denial reasons and how to avoid them.
  • Discuss the benefits of writing an effective Plan of Care to support initial and ongoing hospice eligibility
  • Complete documentation that is defensible to support ongoing eligibility under medical review
  • Discuss the role of all members of the hospice IDG in supporting eligibility throughout the hospice election.