Withstand Surveys by Mastering Your Understanding of Newly Released Interpretive Guidelines

Product Code: YPADA101818D

Price: $249.00

Withstand Surveys by Mastering Your Understanding of Newly Released Interpretive Guidelines

Withstand Surveys by Mastering Your Understanding of Newly Released Interpretive Guidelines

Available ON-DEMAND
Presented on:
Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 1:00–2:30 p.m. Eastern

Presented by: Diane Link, RN, MHA

Eight months after the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoP) took effect, CMS has posted final interpretive guidelines for surveyors. Industry experts contend the final guidelines offer significant updates from the draft guidelines. Noncompliance with the CoPs could result in deficiencies on surveys—and beginning again in 2019, it could lead to civil monetary penalties.

During this 90-minute webinar, expert speaker Diane Link, RN, MHA, will discuss how to implement specific changes to agency policies and procedures that ensure compliance with the revised CoPs. Listeners will also have an opportunity to submit questions throughout the program so Link can provide feedback during the Q&A session.

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

  • Understand steps agencies must take now to comply with the final interpretive guidelines
  • Identify changes to make regarding employee roles and responsibilities
  • Learn about key changes involving patient rights and home health plans of care
  • Implement specific changes to agency policies and procedures to comply with the revised CoPs


  • Review the final interpretive guidelines for the revised CoPs and explain why they’re so vital
  • Examine repercussions if agencies are found in noncompliance with the revised CoPs, including civil monetary penalties
  • Detail key changes between the final and draft guidelines
  • Determine which areas surveyors are likely to target in the coming years
  • Live Q&A


  • Copy of the final interpretive guidelines
  • Chart with key differences between final and draft interpretive guidelines

Who Should Listen?

  • Administrators
  • Clinical managers
  • Quality managers
  • Compliance officers
  • Directors of nursing
  • Clinical supervisors

Meet the Speaker

Diane Link

Diane Link, RN, MHA, is director of clinical services for BlackTree Healthcare Consulting, in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. She has more than 24 years of home health experience, having served as a nurse and performance improvement management director. Link is a past president of the Maryland National Capital Homecare Association and has a wealth of speaking experience on both the national and state levels.


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. 

No problem. The On-Demand version is also 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! 

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

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