Hospice professionals who feel buried under newly enforced scrutiny and waning finances aren’t alone. Wave after wave of changes and newly enforced rules keep agency professionals scrambling to keep their heads above water. The hospice diagnosis coding storm alone is enough to keep awake conscientious providers. The diagnosis ripples affect what hospices must provide for patients in sometimes unexpected ways. On top of that, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has its eye on hospice’s practices, believing that some hospice agencies are committing fraud.
Are you ready for what’s next? Join this session, where expert speaker Beth Noyce, RN, Hospice and Home Health Consultant, mentor, and educator, BSJMC, HCS-D, HCS-H, AHCC advising board member, Executive Director of UHPCO/UAHC, will discuss the changes the hospice industry will face in 2018. Beth will help you understand how scrutiny in the new year can affect your hospice agency.
With this session, you will learn to tackle the particulars of the FY 2018 hospice final rule, including payment updates and the new and future hospice quality measures that will update the hospice quality-reporting program (HQRP). You will also learn what may trigger CMS and the OIG to investigate your agency for fraud and abuse. You will further learn how your Hospice Compare scores were calculated, and what step you can take to affect them for future updates.
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Who Should Attend
- Michelle Crowell Coleman
Beth Noyce, RN, Home Health and Hospice Consultant, mentor, and educator, BSJMC, HCS-D, HCS-H, AHCC advising board member, UHPCO/UAHC Executive Director Elect, UHPCO Education Chair Beth Noyce provides education & consulting services to hospice & home health agencies, drawing on her varied leadership and patient-care hospice & home health experience.