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5/30/2019

When: Access Live or On-Demand
1:00 - 2:30PM Arizona
Where: Webinar
  
United States
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Phone: (406) 442-2585

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Available as a live or on-demand webinar.  
AHPCO Members enjoy a $200 discount on the pricing.

 

 

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

As live discharges continue to draw the interest of CMS, the OIG, and MedPac, it is critical for your agency to proactively monitor and manage this complex, challenging regulation.  This webinar will address live discharges from many important perspectives:  business, beneficiary rights, and regulatory compliance.  It will cover the five types of live discharges, regulations for each, and how to audit and work with frontline staff to be more proactive.  Participants will receive an audit tool and learn to use monitoring tools and reports for benchmarking and measuring compliance as a way to prevent unwanted scrutiny.


Highlights

  • What the regulations say and mean
  • When can a live discharge be initiated?  By whom?
  • Importance of monitoring and measuring
  • Government agencies’ focus
  • How to use hospice PEPPER reports

Take-Away Tool Kit 

  • NHPCO compliance guide Discharge from the Medicare Hospice Benefit
  • New Hospice Condition Code for Out of Service Area Discharges
  • Hospice live discharges audit tool
  • Hospice PEPPER User’s Guide, 7th Edition
  • Newsline NHPCO – A Hospice Provider’s Guide to Live Discharges

Who Should Attend

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

 

 

Presenter(s)

 

Kathy Ahearn, RN, BSN, PHN, Ahearn Advisement Partners
Kathy Ahearn has a Bachelor’s in both Nursing and Social Work, and owns Ahearn Advisement Partners. With over 30 years working and serving the healthcare community the combination of nursing and social work has served her well. She has worked in a variety of post-acute care settings with an emphasis on home health and hospice, home infusion, homecare, and skilled nursing as a PICC and compliance expert. Kathy has a unique ability to identify agency challenges and opportunities, quickly providing education, support, and mentoring to organizations, guiding them to a new level of operation.

Kathy helped develop pain scales to standardize assessment with the American Pain Society and the Joint Commission, which lead to identifying pain as the 5th vital sign. She was a trailblazer in the retail pharmacy world introducing the Joint Commission to the retail setting for disease state accreditation and reimbursement. In addition to developing manuals and policies, Kathy expanded into medical device as a Managed Care Director developing one of the first real-time cloud-based disease specific software programs to assist patients, clinicians, and managed care organizations improve outcomes and collect data.

Kathy began healthcare work due to a disabled parent and later a child living with chronic disease state. She has experienced healthcare professionally and personally, dedicating her life to it and to working as a change agent for the betterment of all served.


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   AHPCO Members
 Live Version or Archived** Version  $149
 Both Live and Recorded  $179

Non-Members add $200 to the above pricing.  Not a Member? Join Today!

**The archived version is a recording of the live webinar, including audio, visuals, and handouts. Includes the presenter’s email address for questions. The Archived Version is available 1 week after the Live Webinar and expires 6 months after the live program date.

 


 
 

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