Looking at compliance issues on a regular basis allows agencies to find problems and act on them in a timely manner. Imagine – the pressure of last minute survey preparation is no longer a worry. Continuous Survey Readiness (CSR) means that the agency is ready for a survey or audit at any time. Having that level of preparedness provides confidence in agency operations and documentation compliance. CSR is also conducive to a safe environment and high quality patient care as staff understands expectations and regulatory compliance. Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) emphasize continuous organizational-wide performance improvement Challenge your agency to achieve Continuous Survey Readiness. Don’t wait until survey to find out the agency “fell short” in areas and received deficiencies.
1. Understand what the state of readiness looks like
2. Learn three characteristics of agencies that are survey ready 24/7
3. Identify what staff need to know about continuous survey readiness
4. Understand the top compliance areas for survey
Audience: This presentation is a necessary topic for Administrators; Compliance; Clinical Management; Billing; Medical Records
Presenter: Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, HCS-D, ACE, President, JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized expert in medical record documentation. She has a degree in Health Information Management and has been a home health consultant for over 30 years. Joan is past president of the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA) and has served as a delegate for American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). She received the Distinguished Member award from MaHIMA in 2017 and the Professional Achievement Award in 2008. Joan is a published author with book topics such as ICD-10-CM Coding, Billing, Clinical Documentation Improvement and contributing author to the Massachusetts Medico legal Guide. Usher is a past member of the Board of Director of the Home Care Alliance of MA . Joan's webinars consistently earn outstanding reviews from participants.
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