This course presents how home health agencies and their specific areas of clinical operations will be impacted under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). It explores how agencies can adapt operations for success under PDGM by recognizing the impact on Clinical Operations, Intake, Diagnosis coding, case and episodic management, and education. It examines what successful agencies will look like under PDGM and provides key metrics to begin monitoring now and when PDGM goes into effect.
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed and Certified Home Health. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Clinical Operations
Episode (Case) Management
Key Metrics to Monitor
Section 3: Preparation and Checklist
Section 4: Conclusion
Nick Seabrook is a Managing Principal and Founding Partner of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting where he develops and implements the company’s strategic goals and initiatives. A Villanova University alumnus, Mr. Seabrook’s personal and professional life have been defined by passion. Whether cheering on the Wildcats, volunteering for a cause with his family, or advocating for home care and hospice agencies alongside industry leaders in Washington, he is consummately involved with his community. Notably, he is a Member of NJ Homecare Association Billing Managers Group and an Advisory Board Member of HHFMA, where he also serves as Chair for Young Professionals Committee and Chair for Payment and Reimbursement Committee. He has presented at numerous state and national conferences. Mr. Seabrook’s participation in these and many other industry forums and events over the past 19 years have garnered recognition as a leading authority on solutions to the latest operational, clinical, and regulatory challenges. BlackTree Healthcare Consulting’s mission is to be the leader in providing revenue cycle, outsourcing, and clinical consulting services for the home health, hospice, and skilled nursing industries. Disclosure: Nick Seabrook has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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