SDAHO will be hosting an education event at Cedar Shore Resort, Oacoma/Chamberlain, March 28, 9 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. to update home health professionals on finalized rules relative to conditions of participation (CoP). Lennetta Reynolds, RN, MS, Pathway Health Services, will share her expertise in helping attendees navigate the many changes.

The new CoP’s enhance the standards for patient rights, care planning, and care coordination, and include two new CoPs — quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI) and infection prevention and control. The revised HHCoPs go into effect July 13, 2017. Throughout the years, CMS has made several revisions to the HH CoPs however, many of the current CoPs have remained unchanged since their inception. For home health agencies, many of the revisions will present significant process, operational and cultural changes. Home health agencies (HHAs) must meet the Medicare HH CoPs in order to participate in the Medicare program. Agencies that fail to meet any of the HH CoPs are at risk, at a minimum, for the imposition of a number of sanctions and potentially at risk for program termination.

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