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Home Health Hot Topics Series: Rocking the GG Items

  • Tuesday, April 09, 2024
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 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 Home Care Association of Florida.

Join us for this monthly webinar series that will get you what you need in a short amount of time. As a valued benefit of your KHCHA membership, this informative program delves into the latest hot topics within the Medicare home health sector and is included for FREE to KHCHA members! 
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April's Hot Topic: 
Rocking the GG Items
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (CST)


This session will cover interpreting how the calculation of the Discharge Function Score works for administrators and clinical leadership, as well as instructions for accurately coding the GG items using real-world scenarios and focusing on the most misunderstood aspects of the GG items for clinical leadership and clinicians.

Meet the Speakers

Melinda A. Gaboury, COS-C

Melinda A. Gaboury, COS-C, is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Provider Solutions. With more than 30 years in home care, has over 22 years of executive speaking and educating experience, including extensive day-to-day interaction with home care and hospice professionals. She routinely conducts home care and hospice reimbursement workshops and speaks at state association meetings throughout the country. Melinda has extensive experience in Medicare Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) training, billing, collections, case-mix calculations, chart reviews, and due diligence. Medicare appeals (UPIC, RA, ADR, and TPE) with all the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) have become the forefront of Melinda’s current impact on the industry. She is currently serving as the Chair of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Home Care and Hospice Financial Managers Association (HHFMA) Advisory Board and Work Group, Treasurer of the Home Care Association of Florida Board of Directors and serves on the Tennessee Association for Home Care Board. Melinda is also the author of the Home Health OASIS Guide to OASIS-E and Home Health Billing Answers 2024.

Jennifer Osburn is a Clinical Consultant with Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. (HPS). With over 30 years of home health experience, Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise which includes education and training, agency management, quality, clinical case management, and software technology. She is also a credentialed OASIS and ICD-10 Coding expert.

Jennifer began her home health career in a large privately owned agency after transitioning from Medical-Surgical Urology hospital nursing; however, she has worked for all types of agencies in multiple states. Her love for sharing knowledge and experience led her to clinical consulting, where she enjoys translating technical guidance into information that the busy home health professional can deploy to improve the efficiency and quality of care being delivered to the patients they serve.

Jennifer Osburn has led numerous home health educational seminars for state and national associations as well as specifically designed education training plans for agencies for the past 12 years. In addition to consulting across the US, she has trained staff for The Joint Commission and ACHC, has authored numerous industry blogs and articles, and has assisted home health software companies with solutions that ensure compliance with Medicare guidelines. Her areas of expertise and firsthand experience include OASIS, ICD-10-CM Coding, Case Management, Medicare Home Health Conditions of Participation, Billing Requirements, Documentation Compliance for Quality and Payment, Emergency Preparedness, Agency Operations, and PDGM.

Registration Fees

Registration fees per session for this series are as follows:

  • KHCHA Members:  Free
  • Non-Members: $25

An additional registration fee will be charged for each additional non-member login. Participants are encouraged to log in at least 15 minutes before the program begins. A link to the recording will be available for two weeks following the date of the live presentation.  

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