The Challenges of Providing Continuous Home Care

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Prerecorded Event
Charlene Ross, MSN, MBA, RN
60 minutes
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Recognize What a Hospice Should Have in Place to Have a Successful Continuous Home Care Program

Continuous home care is a challenging level of care for a hospice to provide effectively and is one of four levels of care that must be provided by hospices under the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

This session by expert speaker Charlene Ross  MSN, MBA, RN, will review the regulations related to continuous home care level of care and help hospices to identify the patients appropriate for continuous home care. It will also explore elements a hospice should have in place for a successful, cost effective and compliant continuous home care program.

There are grey areas in the eligibility requirements which make it a challenge to properly identify and apply good assessment and documentation practices. In order to help ensure proper utilization, hospices must understand the practical application and the regulatory requirements. This session will help hospices understand the black and white, and learn to accept the grey  areas of regulatory requirements for the continuous home care level of care under the Medicare Hospice benefit. In addition, the session will provide some best practices on how to be successful.

Session Highlights:

  • Identify the regulatory requirements for continuous home care level of care
  • Describe patients who may be eligible for and benefit from continuous home care
  • Apply documentation principles to support this level of care
  • Recognize what a hospice should have in place to have a successful continuous home care program
  • Continuous home care: How does it work?
  • How to build a successful continuous home care program
  • Types of audit to ensure compliance with the regulations related to continuous home care

Session Agenda:

  • Level of care determination
  • Special coverage requirements
  • Rules around counting hours
  • Overlapping of hours
  • What is defined as a crisis?
  • Cues for need of continuous home care
  • CHC Documentation requirements
  • Documentation by the RNCM
  • CHC for patients in nursing facilities
  • Monitoring and auditing

Who should attend?

  • Nurses
  • Clinical supervisors
  • Administrators
  • Quality improvement leaders
  • Compliance officers

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About Our Speaker

Charlene Ross - Hospice Training Expert

Since beginning her career as a nurse leader, Charlene has successfully analyzed problems, developed and simplified procedures, and implemented innovative solutions to improve organizational operations for hospitals and hospice programs across the country. Her previous experience includes various senior leadership roles at one of the country’s largest publicly traded hospice providers and numerous hospital-based leadership positions.


In her current role as a hospice consultant and a founding...   More Info
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