The Live Discharge Process & Avoiding a Burdensome Transition

July 10, 2024
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DateJul 10, 2024Duration120 minutes
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02:00 PM CDT03:00 PM EDT
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Avoid burdensome transitions with live discharges – the regulators are watching!

This webinar will review the five types of allowable live discharges, the regulations, and how to proceed with each type. You’ll discover if your agency is prepared for the live discharge process and how to forestall burdensome transitions.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
  • Define the five allowable types of hospice live discharge under the Conditions of Participation
  • Explain the hospice live discharge process
  • Describe which hospice team members and timelines help to avoid a burdensome transition during the live discharge process
  • Explain the importance of monitoring, measuring, and benchmarking live discharges and the impact on quality measures
  • Discuss best practices for your agency

WEBINAR DETAILS

It is predicted that one in five patients could face a live discharge – and possibly even more for those with a noncancer diagnosis or in a for-profit hospice. Hospice providers continue to be faced with eligibility and length-of-stay dilemmas. Hospice services are promoted, but then they may be discontinued due to ineligibility or other reasons. In addition, hospice providers are measured closely for quality through claims data for burdensome transitions related to live discharges.

The hospice live discharge process can be complex. This webinar will review that process, with an emphasis on ongoing eligibility assessment, discharge planning, the team members that should be involved, and the timelines needed to minimize a burdensome transition. You’ll learn a mechanism to support the care continuum even after your services are discontinued to help your agency monitor and keep track of your live discharges for appropriateness and minimal care disruption.

THIS WEBINAR WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES:

  • Hospice
  • Palliative Care

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is strongly recommended for all leadership, including clinical management/supervisors, QA staff, CFOs, medical directors, intake coordinators, staff education RNs, assessment teams, MSWs and administrators.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Hospice Live Discharges Audit Tool
  • Hospice Pepper User Guide Edition 12/Pepper Update
  • Hospice CMS Billing Codes
  • Hospice Pepper Target Areas
  • Training log
  • 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 institution is prohibited. Print materials may be copied for eligible participants only.

Presented By

Kathy AhearnKathy Ahearn
ALECC, Inc.
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