Effectively Manage Hospice Live Discharges Part 1: Measuring, Monitoring, Guidelines & Regulations

On-Demand Webinar
StreamedAug 4, 2021Duration90 minutes
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  • Take-away toolkit
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  • Presenter's contact info for questions

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Live discharges remain on the radars of CMS, the OIG, and MedPAC.

Is your hospice agency compliant and proactively managing and monitoring the complexities surrounding the live discharge process?

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
  • Define the five allowable types of hospice live discharges per the Conditions of Participation
  • Describe when a hospice live discharge can be initiated and by whom
  • Explain the importance of monitoring, measuring, and benchmarking live discharges
  • Identify CMS’s areas of focus
  • Understand the characteristics of hospice programs with problematic live discharges
  • Explain what Hospice PEPPER Target Areas are and why they should be monitored

WEBINAR DETAILS

Part 1 of this two-part series will cover the five types of allowable hospice live discharges, the regulations, and how to proceed with each type. It will introduce the use of monitoring tools and reports for benchmarking and measuring compliance as a means of preventing unwanted scrutiny. Best practices will be addressed, such as working with frontline staff, especially regarding hospice eligibility. The characteristics of hospice programs with problematic discharges will also be included.

THIS WEBINAR WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES:

  • Hospice

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for all leadership, including clinical management/supervisors, quality assurance staff, CFOs, medical directors, intake coordinators, RNs responsible for staff education, assessment team members, MSWs, and administrators.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • New and Improved PEPPER Format
  • MedPAC 2020 CMS Recommendations on Live Discharges
  • Hospice PEPPER User Guide Tenth Edition
  • PEPPER Target Areas for Hospice
  • Q4FY19 Hospice PEPPER Review
  • Medicare Benefit Policy Manual – Chapter 9
  • Links to valuable websites including:
    • Hospice Medicare Billing Codes
    • Hospice Live Discharges Audit Tool
  • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions
  • Attendance certificate provided, however there are no pre-approved CEs associated with this webinar

NOTE: All materials are subject to copyright. Transmission, retransmission, or republishing of any webinar to other institutions or those not employed by your agency is prohibited. Print materials may be copied for eligible participants only.


Presented By

Kathy AhearnKathy Ahearn
ALECC, Inc.
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