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Hospice 101: Hospice Philosophy, Eligibility and Documentation (Webinar $149*)
Hospice 101: Hospice Philosophy, Eligibility and Documentation (Webinar $149*)


When: Access Live or On-Demand
1:00 - 2:30 PM 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.



Hospice 101: Hospice Philosophy, Eligibility and Documentation (Webinar $149*)

Potential increase in hospice care and Medicare’s focus on value open the door to further CMS scrutiny. It is critical that all agency staff clearly understand the Medicare hospice benefit, hospice philosophy and goals, who is eligible, required documentation to support admission, and the four levels of care.  

This webinar will address the required hospice admission paperwork and certification process and explain how to prevent Medicare audits, payment denials, and inappropriate admissions that can trigger CMS oversight. Learn how to set up potential admissions, clinical teams, and remain compliant and under the radar. Discover the focus of ADRs and what to avoid.  This webinar serves as training for new hospice staff and as a beneficial review for seasoned employees, resulting in improved agency compliance and reimbursement.


  • Identify who is eligible for the hospice Medicare benefit
  • Define what documentation is required and why it is necessary to support eligible hospice admissions and the four levels of care
  • List the goals of hospice care
  • Use CMS Conditions of Participation to identify core hospice services
  • Recognize what is and is not covered under the hospice benefit
  • Understand the benefit of using LCDs when documenting for greater accuracy
  • Describe how your professional role supports hospice philosophies and services

Take-Away Tool Kit 

  • Website links regarding:
    • Medicare hospice benefit
    • CMS – and how hospice is covered
    • Role of the various hospice nurses
    • Organizations that provide downloadable tools, checklists, and grids to help support the hospice Medicare benefit and admission
  • FAQs handout for caregivers about the hospice benefit
  • Fact sheet on hospice CASPER reporting
  • GIP (general inpatient) audit tool
  • Interactive quiz

Who Should Attend

This training will benefit new and experienced hospice staff, board members, quality and compliance staff, DOPCS personnel, admission team nurses, clinical managers, intake staff, liaisons, marketing/business development staff, and home health administrators interested in adding a hospice agency to their service and care continuum.



Kathy Ahearn, RN, BSN, PHN, Ahearn Advisement

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.


   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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