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SCHCHA 2022 Annual Conference

Speaker(s): Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO

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Speaker(s): Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO

About the Speaker(s)

Melinda A. Gaboury, with more than 30 years in home care, has over 22 years of executive speaking and educating experience, including extensive day to day interaction with home care and hospice professionals.  She routinely conducts Home Care and Hospice Reimbursement Workshops and speaks at state association meetings throughout the country.  Melinda has profound experience in Medicare PDGM training, billing, collections, case-mix calculations, chart reviews and due diligence.  UPIC, RA, ADR & TPE appeals with all Medicare MACs have become the forefront of Melinda’s current impact on the industry.  She is currently serving on the NAHC/HHFMA Advisory Board and Work Group and is Treasurer on the Home Care Association of Florida Board of Directors.  Melinda is also the author of the Home Health OASIS Guide to OASIS-D1 and Home Health Billing Answers, 2022.

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SCHCHA 2022 Annual Conference Aug 28 - Aug 30, 2022
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About the Event

D2 – Hospice Medicare Medical Review & PEPPER | Tuesday, August 30 | 10:45am – 11:45am

This session will take agencies through the winding road of Medicare scrutiny. Don’t be caught in the position of believing that everything is just okay or that the Public Health Emergency is a shield from medical review. While billing the Medicare benefit and getting paid relatively easily, there is always a risk of things being reviewed at some point and what can you do to avoid denials. Participants will be able to define the levels of Medical Review that are currently active: including, UPIC, SMRC, MAC ADR, RAC and Targeted Probe & Educate. The session will review how to respond to any level of medical review that may occur. Attendees will take away information that will assist in assuring that your hospice is adequately documenting. This session will discuss PEPPER reports and other data analysis that agencies will need to review to ensure that their risk from medical review is limited. This session will review some State specific PEPPER data so you can tell where you stand compared to others in the state.
Learning Objectives:
  • Outline the Multiple Post Payment Review Contractors
  • List the current edits being used in targeting hospices across the nation
  • Detail the requirements for successfully submitting medical records for review
  • Outline the targets that are calculated on the PEPPER Reports
  • Detail the targets and other data from the PEPPER reports specific to the state