Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association

Webinar - Interpreting the 2017 Medicare HHPPS Final Rule

  • Wednesday, November 09, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar


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Interpreting the 2017 Medicare HHPPS Final Rule Webinar

Presented by The Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice

About the Webinar

The final rule issued recently by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) includes a number of significant policy changes, in addition to the 2017 payment rates for home health.  This program will analyze the changes for 2017 including: Payment rates that continue to decline! Will OASIS submissions continue to impact reimbursement negatively? Rate rebasing continues and CMS maintains its across-the-board recalibration of case mix weights.  Case Mix creep continues to plague the industry, but nothing above what was promised last year.  The Value-based purchasing program has been updated, and changes to the Outlier calculation and pressure ulcer devices will round out the topics of discussion.  PPS expert Melinda Gaboury will provide us with an in-depth review of the integral elements in the Final Rule.


Program Objectives:

  • List new PPS rates and changes to case mix weights
  • Calculate HHRG & HIPPS code for 2017
  • Detail the F2F requirements
  • List the requirements for updated Value Based Purchasing Pilot
  • Discuss Outlier calculation changes

About the Speaker

Melinda Gaboury, is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc., an organization out of Nashville, TN that provides financial, reimbursement, and clinical chart reviews for home health and hospice.  With more than 25 years of experience in Medicare Home Health, she is a presenter at both the state and national levels, and is interviewed frequently for national home health publications.  Ms. Gaboury is also the author of "Home Health Pocket Guide to OASIS C2: A Reference Guide for Field Staff."  The presenter has declared no conflict of interest for this program and will present fairly and without bias.



MNCHA member: $110.00
Non-members: $199.00

Indicate if you will be calling into the live webinar or purchasing the audio recording (fee is the same).  The live webinar includes the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter.  If you desire to purchase both the live webinar and the audio recording, pay the registration fee and an additional $30.


Continuing Education
The program planners have no conflict of interest in regard to this webinar.  RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded.  To apply for nursing contact hours, please mail an evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours.  Additionally, send in a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours.  Individuals requesting contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned.  Sponsorship has been provided for this program by Axxess.  Approved provider status does not imply endorsement by the provider, ANCC, OBN or ONA of any products displayed in conjunction with an activity.


Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  (OBN-001-91) (OH -157, 4/1/2019).

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