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Spring Into Action - Hot Topics for 2016

  • Thursday, March 03, 2016
  • Thursday, April 07, 2016
  • 3 sessions
  • Thursday, March 03, 2016, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (CST)
  • Thursday, March 24, 2016, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (CDT)
  • Thursday, April 07, 2016, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (CDT)
  • 3-part Webinar Series


  • Access to 1 live presentation and/or its recording (through April 21)
  • Access to 2 live presentations and/or their recordings (through April 21)
  • Access to all 3 live presentations and/or recordings (through April 21)
  • Access to 1 live presentation and/or its recording (through April 21)
  • Access to 2 live presentations and/or their recordings (through April 21)
  • Access to all 3 live presentations and/or recordings (through April 21)

Registration is closed

Spring into Action –
Hot Topics for 2016

3-Part Webinar Series
Thursdays, March 3, 24 and April 7, 2016
1:00 to 2:30 pm Central

Recordings Available through Thursday, April 21

Webinar 1

Adding Value to Value Based Purchasing
Thursday, March 3, 2016 * 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CST

Webinar Overview:  Value Based Purchasing is now a CMS program being piloted in nine states. Success in this payment model requires preparation so all states are advised to consider necessary strategies now. This webinar will give a brief overview of the payment model; describe the data sources and measures used in the model; and data needed to determine how episodic payments are affected by the CMS metrics.  Lastly, strategies for improving outcomes on the CMS metrics will be discussed.

Objectives:  After attending this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify key components of the new CMS bundled payment models
  • Describe the type of data that CMS will use in determining payment in value based purchasing
  • Identify how agencies can determine the impact to episodic payments
  • Describe ways to improve outcome performance on the VBP measures

Target Audience:  Home health administrators, financial managers, clinical managers

Webinar 2 

Therapy in Home Health
Issues update; How to use and document maintenance therapy
Thursday, March 24, 2016 * 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CST

Webinar Overview:  Therapy services change in home health corresponding to policy and payment changes. Current payment reform indicates potential new opportunities for therapy involvement, as well as concerns for therapy reduction from MedPAC’s recommendations. What has not changed, however, is longstanding coverage for maintenance therapy, even though agencies have varying approaches to this covered service. This webinar will review unfolding issues that will impact therapy in home health as well as review how to appropriately use and document maintenance services.

Objectives:  After attending this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe impending issues in home health that will impact therapy practice
  • Explain coverage of maintenance therapy and identify source reference
  • Describe common misconceptions and misuse of maintenance therapy and proper use of this coverage
  • Define proper documentation of maintenance therapy

Target Audience:  Home health clinical managers, supervisors, therapists

Webinar 3 

Preparation for Proposed Conditions of Participation
Thursday, April 7, 2016 * 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CST

Webinar Overview:  There have been many changes issued from CMS regarding payment changes and new payment models that focus on outcomes as a part of the model. The proposed CoPs CMS issued in late 2014 are mirroring some of those expectations, “focusing on the care provided to patients and the impact of that care on patient outcomes”.  Agencies are called upon to “build a foundation for ongoing, data-driven, agency-wide quality improvement”.  This webinar outlines those proposed changes to the CoPs and challenges agencies to consider those operational changes necessary to meet the new conditions.

Objectives:  After attending this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify changes in the proposed CoPs
  • Describe those changes with the greatest impact on agency operations
  • Define potential changes in own agency regarding auditing practices
  • Define potential changes in own agency regarding care coordination and collaboration
Target Audience:  Home health Administrators, clinical managers, clinical supervisors, quality managers

Speaker:  Karen A. Vance, OTR
Supervising Consultant, BKD, LLP, Springfield, MO

Karen is an occupational therapist with 30 years of home care experience as a provider and clinical manager. She specializes in clinical and general operations consulting services to home care and hospice agencies and helps providers establish and maintain quality management practices. Specifically, she provides care management training and implementation, OASIS accuracy and compliance assessments, operations and productivity assessments and other similar services.

Registration Fee: 
KHCA Members:  $149 per webinar or $399 for series;  Non-Members:  $298 per webinar or $798 for series.   Registration fees are based on one phone/webinar connection per webinar offering; multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection.  Sharing of registration or fees with other agencies and/or individuals is prohibited.

Recording:  If you are unable to participate in one or more of the live webinars of this series, recordings will be made available online through Thursday, April 21, 2016.

Registration Deadline:  Those registering for the live presentation must do so at least three days prior.  Registrations to access the recordings (see above) will be accepted through April 7.

Confirmation:  Approximately three days prior to each live webinar, a confirmation will be emailed to you.  This confirmation will include a link to access the presentation handouts, the sign-in sheet, and evaluation, as well as a link enabling you to access the webinar.

CEUs:  Kansas Home Care Association is approved as a provider of CNE by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. Each course offering is approved independently for 1.8 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0287-314.  APRNs, RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded – partial credit will not be available.  To apply for nursing contact hours, within one week following webinar participation, a completed sign-in sheet and evaluations from each individual must be returned to KHCA.  Certificates will then be issued by e-mail. 

Cancellations:   Fees will be refunded only if written cancellation is received one week prior to the workshop and no refunds after the dial-in number is sent to your agency. In the event of a written cancellation, KHCA will retain, or charge, $25 of the initial registration fee, per registrant, to cover administrative overhead.

Questions?  Contact Kristen Ada, KHCA Director of Programs & Member Services, at 913/669-0460 or

Phone: (785) 478-3640 | Email:

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