Conditions of Participation Intensive Workshops

PLANO | January 30            AUSTIN | April 26             MCALLEN | June 26

The Modernization of Medicare Home Health: CoPs and Survey Readiness | 8:30am-4:30pm

Recently updated Conditions of Participation for Medicare and Medicaid Home Health Agencies go into effect January 2018. Can your home health agency confidently affirm it will be ready for survey under these new regulatory requirements? Are your staff members properly trained on updated policies and processes related to these changes? If not, this intensive is designed to give you needed knowledge to affirm your current processes and set priorities to ensure success. 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued newly updated CoP regulations on January 13, 2017 with a subsequent compliance date of January 13, 2018.  Included in the new regulations are enhanced requirements for patient rights, changes to the skilled professional and home health aide services and supervision, sweeping change of the functions of care planning and coordination of care services, an overhaul of agency QAPI and infection control, and the addition of emergency preparedness as a condition of participation. These comprehensive changes will directly affect the entire agency’s day to day function. Agencies who are not prepared face stiff penalties, including exclusion from participation in Medicare and Medicaid funded programs. Attending this workshop will assist in validating your current processes and better prepare you to maintain and enhance compliance.

Bonus: CMS staff invited to participate in Q&A on Interpretive Guidelines.

Program Topics
  • Overview of updated and all-new Conditions of Participation for Home Health
  • Deep dive, with take away tools into: 
    • Changes to Patient Rights
    • Changes to the comprehensive assessment of patients, care planning, and coordination of services
    • Measures of quality and quality of care examples
    • Changes to the QAPI and Infection Prevention and Control programs
    • Updated skilled professional services; compliance with Federal, State, and local laws; and personnel qualifications
    • Updates to Emergency Preparedness requirements
  • The most important items for compliance



Jennifer Gibson, RN, HCS-D, COS-C , Axxess2014_axxess_logo.jpgRepresentatives invited from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Continuing Education

(per workshop)

6.5 clock hours

6.5 contact hours
continuing nursing education

Plano | Jan. 30

Plano Event Center
2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy
Plano, TX 75074

Austin | Apr. 26

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Austin
6505 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78752

Hotel Room Block
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Austin
6505 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78752
Group Rate: $159
Cut Off: April 13, 2018
(512) 454-3737
Reserve Hotel Room

Overflow Hotel
Crowne Plaza Austin
6121 N Interstate Hwy 35
Austin, TX 78752
Distance to Doubletree: 0.2miles
Room Rate: $119
Cut Off: April 19, 2018
Front Desk -(512) 323-5466 or Angie, Group Sales-(512) 371-5258
Reserve Online

McAllen | Jun. 26

McAllen Convention Center 
700 Convention Center Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501

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Embassy Suites by Hilton McAllen Convention Center
800 Convention Center Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 688-8329
Room Rate: $139
Cutoff: 6/1/18
Walking distance to convention center

Home2 Suites
525 S Ware Rd
McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 391-2964
Room Rate: $94
Cutoff: 6/1/18
Walking distance to convention center