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Hospice Nuts & Bolts - 4-Day Virtual Program for Hospice Clinicians and Leaders
Tuesday, December 05, 2023, 7:00 AM to Friday, December 08, 2023, 11:30 AM PDT
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Hospice Nuts & Bolts - 4-Day Virtual Program for Hospice Clinicians and Leaders

Date: December 5-8, 2023

Time: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Location: 4-Day Virtual Program

Registration: OnlineRegistration Form

Hospice Nuts and Bolts is unlike any Hospice 101 or 201 class you’ve ever attended. This is a virtual, intensive 4-day program presented by Corridor. The program is designed to reinforce the regulatory and compliance components of hospice for all clinicians and individuals in leadership positions in hospice organizations. OAHC Members may attend this course at the discounted rate of $399 per person. Physical course materials and a questionnaire will be sent to registrants in advance, so please register early!

About the Program
This program, developed and taught by Corridor, covers the Conditions of Participation in detail, including the Medicare benefit from a clinical perspective including eligibility, recertification, what is covered and what is not, levels of care, revocation, discharge and transfer. Throughout the program focus is placed on documentation throughout the continuum of care, including documentation regarding eligibility,

levels of care, symptom management and the Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs). In addition, the Comprehensive Assessment and the “rules” surrounding the Plan of Care. Significant focus will be place on the interdisciplinary team (IDT) including their form and function and the IDT meeting. Facility based care is also highlighted in this program to assist in understanding the importance of care coordination and both the hospice and the facility responsibilities.

Quality Assessment Performance Improvement will be covered in detail, including how QAPI and corporate compliance work hand in hand. Compliance and compliance risk areas will be covered in detail, including details on enforcing agencies.

Objectives of Hospice Nuts and Bolts:

  1. Understand the basics related to the Hospice Conditions of Participation
  2. Define key components of the Medicare Hospice Benefit
  3. Identify documentation requirements regarding:
    1. Eligibility
    2. Comprehensive assessment
    3. Recertification
    4. LCDs
    5. Plan of Care
  4. Understand the form and function of the IDT
  5. Describe the QAPI program and how it is related to Corporate Compliance
  6. Identify areas of Risk and the entities that enforce compliance

Register before November 29 to ensure timely delivery of a hardcopy of Hospice Quickflips or Hospice Medical Director’s Guide Quickflips. There is a Hospice Quickflip for every MAC!

Day One - Tuesday, December 5, 2023
7:00am - 11:30am PST

7:00 - 7:15am          Introductions
7:15 - 9:00am          The Hospice Medicare Benefit

  • Philosophy of the Hospice Benefit
  • Core Services
  • Determining What is Covered
  • The Hospice Physician
  • Levels of Care
  • Election of Benefit, Addendum, and Certification

9:00 - 9:30am          Break and Prize Wheel
9:30 - 11:30am        Conditions of Participation: Subpart C

  • Patient Rights
  • Initial and Comprehensive Assessment
  • Coordination of Services
  • Introduction to the IDG
  • Infection Control & Emergency Preparedness

Day Two - Wednesday, December 6, 2023
7:00am - 11:30am PST

7:00 - 7:15am          Painting the Picture (Activity)
                                 Please have some paper and a pen available
7:15 - 8:45am          Making the Case for Eligibility

  • Documentation and Demonstrating Eligibility
  • The Local Coverage Determination Guidelines
  • Supporting Prognosis: Making the Case Every Time
  • Assessment Prompts
  • Discharge and Revocation

8:45 - 9:00am          Case Study
9:00 - 9:30am          Break and Price Wheel
9:30 - 11:30am        Diagnosis Coding and Documentation

  • What is Diagnosis Coding and Why is it Important?
  • Why Accurate Coding is Essential  
  • The Comprehensive Assessment and an Accurate Claim
  • Terminal Diagnosis and Related Conditions
  • Prohibited Primary Terminal Diagnoses

Day Three - Thursday, December 7, 2023
7:00am - 11:30am PT

7:00 - 8:30am          Interdisciplinary Group and The Plan of Care

  • Case Study - IDG Decision Making (Arnold)
  • Barriers to Effective IDG Meetings
  • The Care Planning Process
  • Meeting Agenda: Roles and Responsibilities
  • Individualizing the POC
  • The Role of the Hospice Physician

8:30 - 9:00am          Break and Prize Wheel           
9:00 - 10:15am        Facility Based Care

  • Coordination of Care
  • The POC and Documentation
  • Visit Reporting
  • The Companion Rule: Roles and Responsibilities
  • Relationship Building
  • The Inpatient Unit and GIP

10:15 - 10:30am      Case Study - Coordination of Care
10:30 - 11:30am       Proof of Excellence - Hospice Quality Reporting and QAPI

  • What is QAPI - Building a Culture of Compliance
  • HQRP, Outcome Measures, HIS
  • Hospice Care Index
  • Performance Improvement Projects

Day Four - Friday, December 8, 2023
7:00 - 11:30am PT

7:00 - 8:15am           The Additional Documentation Request

  • Targeted Probe and Educate
  • Hospice ADR Checklist
  • Hospice Hierarchy
  • Timelines - What if you miss them?
  • The Appeal Process

8:15 - 8:45am           Case Study Activity
8:45 - 9:15am           Break and Prize Wheel
9:15 - 10:30am         Risk Areas for Hospices

  • Pre-Payment and Post-Payment Reviews
  • Government Oversight
  • Legal Implications
  • Case Study - Risk

10:30 - 11:30am        Final Q&A

  • Questions
  • Review of the Pre-Test Questions/Answers
  • Prize Wheel

About the Presenter
Sharon Seaton, RN, BSN, CHPN, HCS-O, HCS-D
Sharon Seaton, a nurse of many years, spending most of her career in varied roles in Home Health and Hospice with experience in clinical and senior management, as well as experience in Quality & Compliance in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. As an Executive Director her organization was awarded the “Hospice of the Year” designation for growth and quality scores.  She also was the recipient of a Rotary International grant for rural hospice care. She has also worked as a Quality Assurance Reviewer for Home Health diagnosis and OASIS coding and Hospice Coding Services.  Currently, she is a Clinical Product Development Specialist at Corridor.  Sharon has been a featured speaker at conferences across the U.S. showcasing both Hospice and Home health coding and compliance. 

Member - $399
Non-Member - $599

Confirmation: Prior to the webinar, a Zoom link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to register through this link to attend the webinar. After registering via Zoom, you will receive a confirmation email which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts if available.

Registration Fee: The registration fee covers one individual and one continuing education (CE) certificate (if applicable). Multiple site participation from individuals within your agency will require separate registration. For example: if your agency has paid for 1 participating registration but 3 people from your agency would like to attend a receive CE credit, your agency will need to pay a separate registration fee for all 3 participants. In addition, if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the Zoom link, your agency will be invoiced the registration fee for the additional 2 registrations. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup.

No cancellations once registration has been received

No recording available

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