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2018 Final HH Payment Rule

  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Webinar


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The Kansas Home Care & Hospice Association is pleased to bring you this educational program through an agreement with the Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina...

The 2018 Final Home Health Payment Rule and the Potential Impact of HHGM


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

2:00 –  3:30 pm CST **

** Recording available for those unable to participate live.

Overview:  The Final Home Health Payment Rule for 2018 was released November 1, and even though the Home Health Groupings Module (HHGM) was NOT FINALIZED at this time, implementation may still be on the horizon in 2019 or 2020. Industry expert Melinda Gaboury will provide updates on what to expect in 2018, as well as how HHGM would affect you if finalized in later years.

The 2018 Final Rule for Home Health will have a major impact on agencies, including rate changes for 2018 Home Health PPS, changes to the Value Based Purchasing Pilot, and numerous considerations for HHQRP changes.

If finalized in 2019 or later, under HHGM, the 60-day episode of care is replaced with a 30-day period of payment and patients are placed into one of 144 payment groups. Low Utilization Payment Adjustments (LUPA) will exist in the HHGM, but there will be multiple ways to calculate versus the current standard. All this and more will be addressed in this must hear webinar.


  • Detail new PPS rates & changes to case mix weights for 2018
  • List core changes to the PPS system if HHGM is finalized in 2019 or 2020
  • Document changes to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP)

Meet the Speaker:  Melinda Gaboury is the CEO of Healthcare Provider Solutions, which provides financial, reimbursement, clinical and cost reporting services to the home care, hospice and rehabilitation therapy industries. Prior to the inception of Medicare PPS, she began researching, auditing and reviewing processes with OASIS, ICD-10 Coding and clinical documentation. She has developed and taught clinician and billing Medicare PPS trainings in a variety of venues.

Convenience:  Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP).  There is no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site using one phone line and a computer with internet access. 

Confirmation: Prior to the webinar, a GoToWebinar link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to register through this link to attend the webinar. You will be sent a confirmation which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts if available.

Registration Fee: Registration fees are based on one phone/webinar connection; multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection. Please note: if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the GTW link, your agency will be invoiced for the 2 additional registrations.

Following the webinar, you will receive a recording via link and it will be available for 30 days following the webinar.

KHCHA Members:  $149 
Non-Members:  $298 

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