Hospice Fundamentals 2013 Advanced Compliance Workshop
It sounds so easy – manage and cover the costs for the Medicare beneficiaries’ terminal diagnosis and related conditions – but every hospice understands that the reality is exactly the opposite.
Although the challenge is not new, two changes in recent months - the requirement that hospices start adding coding for related diagnoses to Medicare claims and the OIG’s study on Medicare Part D and hospice beneficiaries – have sent a clear message that the Prudent Hospice needs to analyze its processes related to determination of related and unrelated.
Join us as we delve into
· The Regulations
· Possible Monkey Business – From the Investigators’ Perspective
· The Key Processes and Policies
· Roles of IDG Members
· The Audits and Monitors
· Documentation Points that Should Be Found In Every Record
· Frequent Areas of Staff Confusion / Education Needs
AHPCO Members receive a 10% discount on registration. Please use the following code when you register: AHPCO. Only one discount code per registrant.
A few words about Hospice Fundamentals. We are three people – Susan Balfour, Roseanne Berry, and Charlene Ross – who have been deeply involved with hospice regulations and operations as well as the broader health care spectrum for the past 25 years. To complement our expertise, health care attorney Mary Michal, one of the nation’s top legal hospice experts, serves in a consultative role. We know hospices – all shapes and sizes. We’ve worked with single-site hospices with ten patients per day, multi-state publicly traded hospices with thousands of patients per day and everything in between. The common thread? Regardless of size or tax status, any hospice that ignores the fundamentals incurs unnecessary risk, has an uncertain future and, most importantly of all, may have significant lapses in service delivery. Patients and families deserve more.