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Hospice HQRP Update

Speaker(s): Leslie Heagy, Clinical Service Manager

Category: Hospice

Speaker(s): Leslie Heagy, Clinical Service Manager

About the Speaker(s)

Leslie Heagy is an OASIS certified Registered Nurse who joined Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. (HPS), as the Clinical Services Manager, in June 2017. Leslie is part of the clinical consulting team providing support and solutions to home health and hospice agencies across the country to achieve regulatory compliance.

Leslie’s commitment to service and compassionate leadership first took root 21 years ago when she began providing care to patients as a hospice nurse after receiving her nursing degree from Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus, Indiana. Throughout her nursing career, she has worked in various capacities within the home health, hospice and private duty industries. Her experience includes successfully opening a Medicare/Medicaid licensed hospice start-up program, leading multidisciplinary teams in various locations to being part of the team to open a new hospice inpatient unit. She has educated hospitals, skilled facilities, assisted living facilities and the community on the benefits and requirements for home health and hospice services. Leslie’s extensive Federal and State Regulatory knowledge, along with her vast clinical experience motivates her to continually seek solutions to the barriers of healthcare in all settings.

Leslie has operational experience in the survey process for Medicare/Medicaid licensed agencies and has assisted agencies in developing/implementing corrective action plans. Her experience includes clinical consulting, performing clinical chart reviews, onsite billing audit reviews, provider education, developing and implementing quality and performance improvement programs for home health and hospice agencies.

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Hospice HQRP Update Dec 15
11:00 am - 12:30 pm CST
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Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.

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About the Event

This session will describe the components of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) and the financial impact for hospice providers who do not meet the reporting requirements. You will learn the changes in the HQRP that were finalized in the Hospice FY 2022 payment rule including the new Hospice Care Index (claims-based) measure, an update on the Hospice Visits in the Last Days of Life (HVLDL) measure, STAR rating for the hospice CAHPS survey and removal of the seven HIS measures from Care Compare.