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COVID Compliance, Audits & After Action Reports

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Webinar


A training for private duty, home health, hospice and DME companies.

Registration is free, but required. Register today!

About this Event

This event is being held in partnership between MNCHA and the Maryland Department of Health Office of Preparedness and Response as part of MNCHA’s Home Care Emergency Preparedness project. This free training is intended to help members of MNCHA’s Emergency Preparedness Network prepare to meet new emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid and Participating Providers.

Webinar: COVID Compliance, Audits  After Action Reports

The novel Coronavirus, and its impact, has presented home care and hospice organizations with a wild ride. New guidance, coming out almost daily, changes the way of providing health care minute to minute. Eventually, all the waivers will disappear and the regulatory landscape will return to the pre-COVID era. Compliance however, is always first and foremost even during this difficult time. Some state health departments are doing remote auditing on infection control, staff education and updates to disaster plans.   As the talk continues of a “second wave” while we remain in the first wave, providers need to begin their after action activities as there will be a significant “look back” at what agencies did during this pandemic.  Did you document your frequent changes? IS there a clear audit trail to provide a framework for your decisions? Agencies will be audited for their infection control policies and practices, OSHA compliance and of course, the disaster preparedness plan. The inter-relatedness of these three variables is undeniable. Join us as we discuss: 

  • The value of after action reports
  • Guidance documents vs. regulations
  • Updating the disaster plan
  • Documentation
About the Speaker

Barbara B. Citarella, RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, NHDP-BC
National Healthcare Disaster Professional, 
Subject Matter Expert to ASPR-TRACIE, President and CEO, RBC Limited

Barbara Citarella is the founder of the award-winning company RBC Limited, a healthcare and management company specializing in healthcare operations including value based purchasing, strategic planning, leadership retreats, audits, and corporate compliance with regulatory requirements. She is also the only recognized expert in disaster preparedness for the home care and hospice industry. In addition to consulting in all areas of health care, Barbara has worked extensively with local, state, federal government agencies, and the private sector with regard to business recovery planning, protection of personnel assets, infection prevention, infrastructure protection, all hazards planning and the Incident Command System.  She currently serves as a subject matter expert for the Unites States Assistant Secretary of Preparedness, and Response program (ASPR TRACIE), and was recently appointed to the National Quality Forum’s committee on Healthcare System Readiness, a multi-stakeholder task force to improve health care systems’ response capabilities for large scale events.

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