How to Improve Outcomes While Dealing with Reimbursement Cuts
Summary:CMS rebasing, Value-Based Purchasing, and episode management strategies to reduce risk
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
With the third year of PPS cost rebasing around the corner, it remains very important for agencies to monitor
costs while improving clinical outcomes. Agencies MUST make their operations more efficient to preserve
margins. Meanwhile, on the clinical front, reporting measures call for agencies to focus heavily on reducing
ACH rates. Effective episode management that uses best practice processes and triggers will be the key to
success in both these areas. Presentation Date: 08.10.2016
Learning Outcome: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to:
About the Presenter:Laurie Salmons, RN, BSN, Clinical Consulting Manager, McBee Associates, has been a
registered nurse for over 30 years with 20 of those years being spent in the home care industry. Her specialty is working with home care providers to
improve the care delivery services of the elderly while in their homes through episode and disease management strategies.
She has lectured on home care issues for the National Association of Home Care and Hospice and
at regional and state conferences as well. Laurie co-authored a manual on Best Practices for the Home Care Patient.