Core Principles for Effective and Safe Transitions of Care in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Tuesday, January 31 at 2 p.m. Eastern
& Thursday, February 16 at 2 p.m. Eastern
Earn CEs at no charge
For many patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and their caregivers, the journey to diagnosis and appropriate management is often riddled with gaps in care coordination and interprofessional collaborative practice. With the goal of improving holistic transitions of care to minimize hospitalizations and readmissions, and to ensure incorporation of evidence-based treatment and management approaches, this webinar brings to light core concepts of the IPF Transitions of Care (TOC) Pathway that was recently developed in partnership with the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) and Case Management Society of America (CMSA).
Led by key members of the IPF TOC Pathway Steering Committee, this webinar is designed to arm system leaders and the IPF care team with essential interventions and tools to ensure effective and safe transitions of care for patients with IPF across healthcare settings.
How to Provide Free Transportation to Patients Without Breaking the Law
A 90-Minute Lunch & Learn Audio Conference by Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq.
Thursday, February 9 at 1 p.m. Eastern
The OIG has published a new exception or “safe harbor” to the federal anti-kickback statute that allows providers such as hospitals, home health agencies, private duty agencies, hospices HME companies, etc. to provide free or discounted transportation to patients. This exciting new development provides opportunities to maintain and grow market share by helping patients!
Home health agencies may, for example, wish to provide free transportation to physicians for patients who have no primary care physician or need face-to-face encounters. Many providers may wish to provide free transportation for visits with physicians post-discharge from hospitals in order to avoid readmissions and visits to ERs. Other ways to use free transportation to enhance quality care will be identified during the teleconference. Detailed information about how to provide free transportation will also be presented.
What kind of transportation can be provided? Who are “established patients?” What policies and procedures must providers put in place? What other criteria must be met? The emphasis will be on concrete, practical ways to use transportation to assist providers and patients. There will be plenty of time for questions at the end of the teleconference.
CMSA 27th Annual Conference & Expo
June 26-30, 2017 in Austin, Texas
Registration is now open! Learn more and register at the link.