Hospice Updates for 2018: Final Rule, Payment Updates, and OIG Audits

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Prepare for the 2018 Hospice Final Rule, Quality Reporting Changes, Audits and Hospice Compare

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.

Session Objectives

This session will help you learn:

  • How to prepare to improve Hospice Compare scores in future updates
  • How to prepare for audit and correct your errors, which could otherwise adversely affect your agency
  • How to anticipate and prepare for payment changes and hospice quality reporting

Session Highlights

  • Basics of payment update for FY 2018
  • Payment change effects on hospice agencies
  • CMS and OIG findings that influenced payment updates
  • Effect of payment update on agencies that don’t comply with HQRP
  • CMS and OIG views of areas and practices that require continued and intensified scrutiny
  • New quality measures
  • Updates to HQRP
  • Anticipated effects on agency behaviors with new quality measures and other HQRP updates
  • Update of penalties for non-compliance with HQRP
  • What to expect from the Hospice Compare January update
  • Updated information about evolution of Hospice Compare into 5-star rating ability
  • How hospice HIS data will affect agency’s public report on Hospice Compare

Who Should Attend

  • Hospice owners
  • Hospice administrators
  • Hospice clinical managers
  • Hospice marketers

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About Our Speaker

Beth Noyce

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.

Beth has served as a Medicare Administrative Contractor medical reviewer, presented...   More Info
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