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Hospice Nuts & Bolts - 2-Day Virtual Program for Hospice Clinicians and Leaders
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 5:30 AM - 1:30 PM PDT
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Hospice Nuts & Bolts - 2-Day Virtual Program for Hospice Clinicians and Leaders

Date: May 18 & 20, 2021

Time: 6:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: 2-Day Virtual Program

Registration: OnlineRegistration Form

Hospice Nuts and Bolts is unlike any Hospice 101 or 201 class you have ever attended. This is a virtual, intensive 2-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 $299 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 all aspects of compliance and risk will be covered, 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 May 10 to ensure timely delivery of a hard copy of Hospice Quickflips or Hospice Medical Director’s Guide Quickflips.  Attendees who register after May 10 will still receive the hard copy, but we cannot guarantee it will arrive before the workshop.

Session 1 - May 18, 2021

5:15 ‐ 5:30am Introductions

5:30 ‐6:45am The Hospice Medicare Benefit

  • Philosophy of the Hospice Benefit
  • Core Services
  • Determining What is Covered
  • The Hospice Physician
  • Levels of Care
  • Election of Benefit and Certification
6:45 ‐ 7:00am Q&A/Break

7:00 ‐8:15am Conditions of Participation: Subpart C

  • Patient Rights
  • Initial and Comprehensive Assessment
  • Coordination of Services
  • Introduction to the IDT
  • Top 10 Survey Deficiencies
8:15 ‐ 9:15pm 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

Session 2 - May 18, 2021

10:15 ‐ 11:15pm IDT and The Plan of Care
  • Barriers to Effective IDT Meetings
  • The Care Planning Process
  • Meeting Agenda: Roles and Responsibilities
  • Individualizing the POC
  • The Role of the Hospice Physician
11:15 ‐ 11:30pm Q&A Break

11:30‐12:30pmDefineGroupWork/Break‐OutSessionProject (Breakout)

12:45 ‐1:30pm Reconvene as a group.

  • Discuss Group Project Findings/Share Individual Group Work
  • Final Q&A

Session 3 - May 20, 2021

5:30 ‐ 7:00am Making the Case for Eligibility
  • Medical Record Review and ADRs
  • Documentation and Demonstrating Eligibility
  • The Local Coverage Determination Guidelines
  • Supporting Prognosis: Making the Case Every Time
  • Assessment Prompts
  • Documenting Pain
  • Ongoing Eligibility
  • Service Intensity Add‐On
  • Discharge and Revocation
7:00 ‐ 7:15am Q&A Break

7:15‐8:15am Coding and Documentation

  • What is Diagnosis Coding and Why is it Important?
  • Why Accurate Coding is Essential
  • Ensuring Your Comprehensive Assessment Gathers the Necessary Information for an Accurate Claim
  • Terminal Diagnosis and Related Conditions
  • Prohibited Codes
8:15 ‐ 9:00 Proof of Excellence: Hospice Quality Reporting and QAPI
  • QAPI in the Age of Public Reporting
  • HQRP: What You Need to Know
  • The HIS and HOPE Assessment
  • Building a Culture of Compliance

Session 4 - May 20, 2021

10:00 - 11:15pm Risk Areas for Hospices
  • Pre‐payment and Post‐payment Reviews
  • Government Oversight
  • Hospice Compliance and Managing Risk
11:15 - 12:00pm Creating a Culture of Eligibility
  • Review of Eligibility
  • Review of Medical Record of Physician Documentation
  • Supporting Detailed Documentation by the Hospice Medical Director and Attending Physician
12:00 - 12:15 Break

12:15 - 1:00pm Creating a Culture of Eligibility (Group activity using Quickflips) 1:00  1:30pm Reconvene After Group Activity

  • Final Q&A

About the Presenters
Sharon Seaton, RN BSN CHPN HCS-O HCS-D: Sharon Seaton has 34 years of varied Home Health and Hospice experience in clinical and senior management, as well as experience in compliance in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Her focus has been on quality, compliance, and education. 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 coding, OASIS 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.

Rebecca Crane, PhD, MSN, RN, CHPN, CHC: Dr. Crane has more than 45 years of experience in nursing including more than 18 years in senior management for home health and hospice agencies. Dr. Crane offers expertise in home health and hospice management including: staff development and education, personnel management and professional accountability, fiscal responsibilities, regulatory compliance, documentation standards and best practice and with specialty in compliance and quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI). Rebecca also spent several years as an Indiana State Surveyor for Home Health and Hospice agencies conducting state and Federal initial, license renewal, and complaint audits. She is personally a Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse believing strongly in the value of becoming an expert in the field.

 During this long career span, Dr. Crane has continued to pursue higher education beginning as a Licensed Practical Nurse, and continuing through Associate, Bachelor, and  Master  programs  to the current status of a doctoral degree in Nursing Education. Over the past nine years, Rebecca has been teaching in a BSN  program at Indiana Wesleyan University. Education has featured largely in her management positions in both home health and hospice. Last year, Dr. Crane became Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC).

Member - $299
Non-Member - $499

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 after May 10

No recording available

Oregon Association for Home Care
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Contact: Brandy Sweet - [email protected] - (503) 364-2733