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2017 PPS Refinement Seminar

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2017 PPS Refinement Seminar - American Healthcare Act Repeal/Replace

Course Fee $529     Early Bird Special $499

Registration Feeincludes seminar, coffee, lunch, & class materials. 

Registration and payment must be received 10 days prior to the event to receive the Early Bird Special. Rates are per person and no group discounts are available. 

2017 PPS Refinement: Course Overview

Medicare has issued the proposed updates for Home Health PPS for 2017. Effective with episodes ending in 2017, PPS rates will be REDUCED by $130 million, Episodes beginning as early as November 3, 2016 were affected by the new rules.

This seminar will show you how to increase both referrals and revenues.

  • How to keep maintenance patients on service
  • Have MD's increase their revenues by $335 per referral
  • How flu shots can increase referrals
  • Agencies will learn cost-cutting measures without affecting direct patient care that can increase your bottom line. According to the CBO, agency profits will drop from +11% in 2012 to -11% in 2017!

    James Plonsey has over 30 years of healthcare experience including six years with Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, training 750 Medicare auditors for the Fiscal Intermediary. He has owned a Home Health, West Valley Home Health in Utah.


    Medicare 2017 Reimbursement Rules

    CMS has issued final rukes for reimbusement for episodes which take effect for Episodes ending January 1, 2017

    • Payment Reduction of $130 Million in Medicare Payments
    • Average Payment Reduction 1.0%
    • Coding Creep Adjustment -0.97 Reduction
    • New Outlier payment system
    • Sequestration repeal

    This course qualifies Administrators to 14 Continuing Educational Units (CEU’s).

    Seminar Topics

    • 5 Star Ratings Sytsem
    • Value Based Purchasing Rewards & Penalties
    • Negative Wound Pressure Treatment Part B reimbursement
    • Maintenance Visits coding
    • CLIA Billing
    • Flu Shot Updates
    • Affordable Care Act Repeal/Replacement changes
    • Outlier Payment Change from viisits to UNITS
    • 2% CAHPS Reduction
    • Face-to-Face Physician Encounter
    • Zone Program Integrity Contractor

    Who Should Attend

    • Home Health Agency Administrators
    • Nurse Administrators
    • Controllers
    • Billers
    • Directors of Nursing
    2017 Seminar Dates and Locations
    Date: June 13-14, 2017
    City: Tulsa, OK
    Hotel: TBA

    Date: July 20-21, 2017
    City: Detriot, MI

    Date: August 24-25, 2017
    City: Las Vegas
    Hotel: Harrah's Las Vegas

    Date: September 14-15, 2017
    City: Columbus, OH
    Hotel: TBA

    Date: October 5-6, 2017
    City: Las Vegas, NV
    Hotel: Harrah's Las Vegas

    Date: November 2-3, 2017
    City: El Paso, TX
    Hotel: TBA

    Date: December 7-8, 2017
    City: Las Vegas, NV
    Hotel: Harrah's Las Vegas

    Date: December 14-15, 2017
    City: Chicago, IL (Oakbrook, IL)
    Hotel: TBA



    James Plonsey - Bio

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    Seminar Times are 8:00am to 4:00pm