How to Prepare for Targeted Home Health Infection Control Surveys

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How to Prepare for Targeted Home Health Infection Control Surveys

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How to Prepare for Targeted Home Health Infection Control Surveys

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Presented by: Mary McGoldrick, Home Care and Hospice Consultant, MS, RN, CRNI
Robert Markette, attorney, CHC, HCS-C

CMS has started to survey home health agencies as part of its targeted infection control surveys. To avoid fines for violating procedures, agencies need to know what information surveyors are collecting.

This 60-minute webinar features two expert speakers. Home care and hospice consultant Mary McGoldrick will provide an overview of infection control practices for agencies to follow, including tips for updating infection control policies in light of COVID-19 and optimizing usage of limited PPE. 

Attorney Robert Markette will provide an overview of how to update your infection control and emergency management policies to prepare for your next survey. For example, agencies can get cited for missed visits under G572 per 484.60(a)(1). This is an issue that can be intensified with the coronavirus and missed visits.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to prepare for their next targeted infection control survey
  • Identify ways to revise infection control policies
  • Prevent CMS survey citations and avoid fines

Agenda

  • Lessons learned from targeted infection control surveys 
  • Tips for updating infection control policies in light of COVID-19
  • Updates on face mask guidelines and handwashing policies
  • How to optimize usage of limited PPE
  • Rundown of key documents being requested in surveys
  • Strategies for updating emergency management plans
  • Live Q&A

Who Should Listen?

  • Home health administrators
  • Clinical managers
  • Compliance officers
  • Directors of nursing
  • Quality managers
  • Clinicians
  • RNs

Meet the Speakers

Mary McGoldrick

      

Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI® has been a pioneer in the field of infection prevention and control in home care and hospice for over 25 years, with seminal works published on infection prevention and control for the home health and hospice industries. Mary began her home care career more than 40 years ago as a home health aide, and since that time has served in a myriad of home care clinical, management, and executive-level positions, including a hospice volunteer. Additionally, she served as a home care and hospice surveyor for The Joint Commission for 12 years, and as a subject matter expert on infection prevention and control in home care to the CDC-HICPAC, APIC, and others. Mary is an author of more than 125 articles and several books, chapters, and manuals on topics related to infection prevention and control in home care and hospice, including the Home Care Infection Prevention and Control Program and the first and second editions of the APIC book on Infection Control in Home Care and Hospice.

Robert Markette

Robert W. Markette, Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C, is an attorney at Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, PC in Indianapolis. His primary areas of practice are health law, Medicare/Medicaid compliance, fraud and abuse, employment law, and litigation. He is certified in healthcare compliance by the Health Care Compliance Board. Markette assists clients including county health departments, home health agencies, private duty agencies, hospices, and physicians with a wide range of healthcare compliance and litigation issues.

 

Instructions

Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

CAN'T LISTEN LIVE? 
No problem. The On-Demand version will be available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $249 value! 

PLEASE NOTE 
Participation in the webinar is just $249 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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