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Effectively Managing Hospice Live Discharges Part 2: Eligibility Assessment, Document... (Webinar $1
Effectively Managing Hospice Live Discharges Part 2: Eligibility Assessment, Document... (Webinar $1


When: Access Live or On-Demand
1:00 - 2:30PM Arizona
Where: Webinar
United States

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 2: Eligibility Assessment, Documentation, Discharge Planning & the Care Continuum

Live discharges are when patients’ hospice services must be discontinued due to ineligibility or other reasons.  This can often result in feeling like the services we touted are now yanked away.  Does your staff know the difference between a revocation and a live discharge and how to continually assess patients’ eligibility?  The chances are one in five that a patient will face a live discharge.  Therefore, eligibility and live discharge are ongoing issues that should be addressed in IDG.  Is your agency prepared for ongoing eligibility assessment, discharge planning, and mechanisms to help patients receive continued support even after hospice services are discontinued?  Do you know the characteristics of problematic live discharges?  Does your agency use those practices?  What live discharge reports and statistics are reviewed by the government?  Are you operating under the radar?  Attend this informative webinar to learn the answer to these questions and more.


  • Regulatory guidance regarding hospice live discharges
  • Importance of ongoing eligibility assessment
  • The when, who, and how of planning a hospice live discharge
  • Characteristics of hospice programs with problematic live discharges
  • How to use hospice PEPPER reports and the live discharge data that is the government’s focus

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
  • Characteristics of Hospice Programs With Problematic Live Discharges
  • Live Discharges Handle with Care

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.  




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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**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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