Simione Solutions Newsletter - January 2017
CMS Issues New Home Health Medicare Conditions of Participation to Uphold Quality & Streamline Provider Requirements

CMS released its final rule on January 9, outlining home health agency requirements to improve quality and strengthen patients’ rights. These “minimum standards” for participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs underscore the many advances in patient-centered care, which have evolved from medical evidence and recommendations from providers, patients, and authorities on healthcare quality. Designed to help achieve best-practices for care in the home, the new Home Health Conditions of Participation include these key categories in health and patient safety:
  • Protection of Patient Rights
  • Comprehensive Patient Assessment
  • Integrated Communication
  • QAPI Program
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Skilled Professional Services
  • Care Coordination
  • Organizational Structure
  • Leadership Qualifications
The final rule can be viewed at the Federal Register website at 

Watch for a more detailed summary of Simione insights on the Home Health CoPs Final Rule coming soon!

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Simione Sales Training
March 14-16, 2017
Hyatt Place Downtown, Nashville 

March 14: Pre-Bootcamp $500  (choose a track)
Track 1: Sales Management Workshop  or  Track 2: Everything a Sales Pro Needs to Know in Home Care & Hospice  8:30 AM - 5 PM
March 15 & 16: Square One Bootcamp $895
8:30 AM - 5 PM

Complete 3-Day Package: $1,195 
(specify which track for day one)
Our proven sales expertise and best practice strategies will help you analyze your sales process, and prepare your team for more productive relationships to grow referrals and admissions.
Compliance & Ethics Forum: Essential Education for Hospice & Home Health 
March 15-16, 2017
Hyatt Place Downtown, Nashville
Fee: $950 includes 2-day program & lunches
8:30 AM - 5 PM
Our certified healthcare compliance expert will outline the essential elements of a compliance program and plan, offering strategies for maintaining an effective process to identify, address and minimize organizational risk specific to home care and hospice.
Complimentary Webinars for Cost Reporting
January 12, 2017 from 3-4 PM Eastern
Mastering Your Medicare Hospice Cost Report
Presenter: Maureen Laskowski, Director, Simione Healthcare Consultants

January 18, 2017 @ 3-4 PM Eastern
New Insights for the Home Health Cost Report
Presenter: Tom Boyd, MBA, CHFP, CFE, Vice President of Reimbursable Services, Simione Healthcare Consultants
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February 8, 2017 @ 2-3 PM Eastern

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Upcoming Conferences & Meetings

Jan 17-19
Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit, The Colonnade Hotel, Boston, MA

Jan 31-Feb 1
Georgia Hospice & Palliative Care Annual Conference, University of Georgia Hotel & Conference Center, Athens, GA

Feb 4-7
Home Care 100 Leadership & Strategy Conference, The Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, FL

Feb 22-24
American Health Lawyers Association, Long Term Care & the Law Conference, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

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