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Lisa Selman-Holman JD, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C

Lisa is a 24 year veteran of home care as an RN. She has experience as a field nurse, director and executive with home and hospice agencies, both large and small. Soon after graduating from University of Houston with her law degree she took a position as the Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Texas Association for Home Care where she advocated for home care agencies and acted as a regulatory resource. She participated in the writing of the home care regulations in Texas as well as the Nursing Delegation rules and rules regarding Nursing Peer Review in Texas. She has been involved in accreditation surveys, acquisitions and many regulatory crises with state survey agencies and the intermediary, including termination proceedings and investigations. Part of her responsibilities have included legal and risk management, acting as Compliance Officer, development of policies and forms, survey compliance, appeals of Medicare denials, writing Corrective Action Plans, start-ups of parent and branch agencies, consulting with agencies on a variety of subjects and education of staff. Lisa established her own home care and hospice consulting company, Selman-Holman & Associates, LLC, in 2004.

Lisa is certified as a Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D) and is certified in OASIS competency, COS-C. She is the consulting editor to Eli Research's Home Health ICD-9 Alert. She is a frequent contributor to other home care periodicals. She is a member of the Board of Medical Specialty Coding (BMSC) specialty advisory board on home health coding and is a BMSC approved instructor for the HCS-D exam. She has participated on the OASIS Certificate and Competency Board on the Exam Review Task Force. She is an active member of the Texas Association for Home Care and frequently serves on regulatory task forces. She also has participated with the Texas Medical Foundation's Quality Improvement Organization State Home Health Coalition for OBQI.

Although, Lisa is well known for her education on coding, Lisa has wide expertise in home care and hospice issues.

 

Diane Taylor BSN, RN, COS-C

Diane received her bachelor's degree in nursing from West Texas A&M University. Diane began her home health career in 1990 as a field nurse. She spent several years in direct patient care in home health before becoming the co-director of the employee education department of a large multi-site agency. In that position, she assisted with the development and implementation of the materials used for employee orientation and training. Combining her field experience and her training experience, Diane has a comprehensive understanding of coverage and documentation requirements, as well as other topics important to managers and field personnel alike.

As Regional Director of Operations for a home care management company, Diane was ultimately responsible for the operations of several branch agencies. She was involved with Medicare certified agencies and private duty agencies. She completed billing audits, supervised personnel, handled employment issues and trained managers. She has had instrumental roles in mergers and acquisitions as well as in the start up of agencies. She has participated in accreditation surveys and state surveys and when acting in the role of compliance officer, has participated in responding to inquiries from accreditation organizations, state agencies and the intermediary, including focused medical review.

Adding to her home health experience, Diane has long term care facility experience as a Director and as a result has a working knowledge of the long term care regulations. Diane is the owner and operator of an adult day activity and health services center and so has intimate knowledge and insight into the start-up and operations of adult day activity centers. She understands the intricacies of Medicaid and MHMR resources in the payment for long term care, home care and adult day care.

Although she has been in management positions for quite some time now, she doesn't mind getting her hands "dirty." She still loves patient care and truly believes that the patient comes first.

Diane's true skills lie in development of alternative processes for efficiency and compliance. Clients appreciate her broad knowledge and incisiveness, and enjoy her dry wit.

You may contact Diane at diane@selmanholman.com