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  • The new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) require a strong team approach.

Proposed Conditions of Participation (CoP's)- Are We Ready for Interdisciplinary Care?


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Title: “Proposed Conditions of Participation (CoPs) – Are We Ready for Interdisciplinary Care”


Resource Tool: Care Coordination Tool


References: State Operations Manual Appendix B – Guidance to Surveyors: Home Health Agencies; Chapter 10 – Survey and Enforcement Process for Home Health Agencies; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies 


Changed!!  Date: July 9, 2015 12:00EST

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed changes to conditions of participation for home health agencies with an expected implementation date in the near future. CMS has proposed changes in the past, with the transition to a prospective payment system (PPS) approximately 15 years ago, however, these were never adopted, holding providers to conditions of participation that were written in 1989. Many industry experts are supportive of an overhaul of the CoPs to better reflect the modernization of these regulations and reflect current industry practice. The proposed changes to CoPs emphasize care coordination and communication strategies that focus on both timely and appropriate delivery of interdisciplinary care with a focus on optimal outcomes.

This webinar will provide participants with a detailed review of the (proposed/new) CoPs. Specific examples of how these changes will impact current industry activities will be provided, including expansion of the patient rights requirements, care coordination and integrated communication standards for the home health agency. Detailed discussion of the new data driven quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI) program requirement will be provided. A Care Coordination Tool will be provided to assist agencies in ensuring that systems and clinicians are able to meet standards established by these updates to conditions of participation in the Medicare Home Health program. 




Upon completion of this webinar course, participants will be able to:


1. Describe key components of the (proposed/new) CoPs for the home health industry.


2. Outline development and implementation of the home health agency QAPI program, emphasizing therapy services. .


3. Analyze integrated patient care planning and delivery process.


4. Operationalize communication strategies to assure patient receive the right care from the right discipline at the right time during delivery of home heath care services. 


Target Audience: Clinical Supervisors, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologist



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