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2020 Hospice Alliance Workshop

Speaker(s): Melinda Gaboury, CEO & Leslie Heagy, Clinical Services Manager

Category: Hospice

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2020 Hospice Alliance Workshop Jun 16 - Jun 17, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
hotel location icon Hyatt Place Nashville Airport Hosted by
Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.

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About the Event

*DEADLINE TO REGISTER: May 15, 2020 – SPACE IS LIMITED – if you are not registered by this date there is no guarantee of a spot at the live class. Recording will be available online shortly thereafter!

Day 1 | Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | Registration: 8:30AM | Workshop: 9:00AM – 4:00PM | Hospice Compliance

This workshop will address some of the greatest challenges facing hospices today including live discharges and extreme lengths of stay – both long and short. We will discuss under what circumstances a hospice can and should discharge patients and the processes that should be followed. The impact of extremely short lengths of stay and potential ways of dealing with them will be addressed. One of the best tools for delivering quality patient care and managing it properly is the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) meeting. This workshop delves into the purpose of the IDG meeting and how best to utilize this meeting to achieve the goal of high quality, coordinated hospice care. A sample IDG agenda is provided to all participants who will learn what should and should not be documented by the IDG and the techniques to be employed in creating value and efficiency of the meeting and its purpose. We will address the appropriate use of the Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) in the hospice setting including it use with hospice level of care changes and when hospice eligibility is no longer supported. Hot topics in hospice including updates to the Emergency Preparedness Program and Targeted Probe & Educate. A regulatory and policy update focused on what to expect over the next few years for hospice will round out the day.

Day 2 | Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | Registration: 8:30AM | Workshop: 9:00AM – 4:00PM | Hospice Reimbursement
Changes to the Medicare Hospice Regulations have occurred over the past few years and continue. Is your hospice thriving? Has your hospice adapted to budgeting for the new rates for 2020? Do you know where your agency stands in regard to PEPPER targets? Be among the elite group of hospice professionals that are current on all Hospice Medicare reimbursement related regulations. This workshop will lay a concrete foundation for hospice billers, as well as, any hospice staff that need to more effectively understand the Medicare regulations. This workshop will include Medicare eligibility verifications, field by field on Notice of Election and claim forms and sequential billing requirements. The 2020 Claims Requirements will be detailed including a review of the Routine & other levels of Hospice rates will be conducted. The workshop will conclude with many analyzing the PEPPER information and how hospices can work toward improvement in their scores. If you are play any part in the responsibility of reimbursement in your hospice this workshop is a must.

1. List the basic eligibility requirements for initiating Hospice and Billing to Medicare, including benefits period and Election Statement Requirements.
2. Detail criteria for line item billing Hospice Notice of Election and Claims to Medicare
3. Detail Specific Medicare Regulatory Issues affecting Hospice Reimbursement
4. List the Target areas for Hospice PEPPER and the use of the data

*Cancellations must be made 30 days prior to the event to receive full refund. No refunds will be given after this time but a replacement attendee may be sent.