Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association

Implementing and Managing the Revised CoPs Workshop with a Focus on QAPI

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Loyola University Maryland - Room 259, 8890 McGaw Road, Columbia, MD 21045



Implementing and Managing the Revised CoPs Workshop with a Focus on QAPI

As we move forward with the revised CoPs our next step is implementing the requirements.  In this workshop, we will discuss the draft interpretive guidelines and how this impacts clinical practices.  The second part of the workshop is focused on QAPI where will hold an intensive discussion about designing a QAPI program from data gathering to dashboards and wrapping up with PIP group project.


8:30 a.m.  Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.  Program Begins

12:00 p.m. Lunch

4:00 p.m. Program Adjourns

About the Speaker

Diane Link
, RN
Senior Clinical Consultant
BlackTree Healthcare Consultants

Diane Link has been a RN for over 25 years with over 24 years of home health and hospice experience.  She is currently a senior clinical consultant with BlackTree Healthcare Consultants specializing in all aspects of clinical management including outcome improvement programs, regulatory and compliance programs, episodic management and survey readiness and remediation.  Her prior experience includes serving in a variety of roles in home health and hospice from field nurse to executive director of home health and hospice. She also served as the community integration executive director for a health system in Maryland focused on building collaborative partnerships with community providers including skilled nursing facility, assisted living facilities and physicians to improve population health and reduce hospitalizations.  She was a surveyor for home health, hospice and private duty services for CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partners).  Diane is a frequent contributor to Home Health Line/Decision Health articles and is known for her inspiring and knowledgeable presentations at state and national conferences.

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