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2021 Hospice Alliance Workshop

Speaker(s): Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO

Category: Hospice

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Speaker(s): Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO

2021 Hospice Alliance Workshop Jun 23 - Jun 24, 2021
hotel location icon Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Hosted by
Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.

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*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.

*DEADLINE TO REGISTER: May 26, 2021 – 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 | Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | Registration: 8:30AM | Workshop: 9:00AM – 4:00PM | Hospice Compliance

This workshop will address some of the greatest challenges facing hospices today! Among the topics that will be addressed: The “Patient Notification of Hospice Non-Covered Items, Services, and Drugs” addendum, live discharges, extreme lengths of stay – both long and short, timely completion and updates to the comprehensive assessment and lastly IDG meeting successes and failures. 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 its use with hospice level of care changes and when hospice eligibility is no longer supported. QAPI is a topic that Hospices would rather forget about, but it is a fact of operating as a Medicare Certified Hospice and we will cover the details of a successful QAPI Program. Other hot topics will include updates to the Emergency Preparedness Program and Targeted Probe & Educate.

Day 2 | Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 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 2021? Do you know where your agency stands in regard to PEPPER targets? Has your hospice encountered patients enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan that is a part of the VBID demonstration? 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 2021 Claims Requirements will be detailed including a review of Hospice rates. One full session will be devoted to the VBID demonstration and answering questions about this program and moving forward. The workshop will conclude with 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. Review the Medicare Advantage Hospice Carve-In (VBID Demonstration)
4. List the Target areas for Hospice PEPPER and the use of the data