Contracting Under the New CoPs: What Every Hospice Needs to Know

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Thu, Jan 22, 2009
60 Minutes
Product Description

Do all your contracts align with the new regulatory requirements?

Under the new Conditions of Participation, hospices will have to be extra vigilant about relationships with hospitals, pharmacies, DME, therapy and other health care providers --- and that means all contracts and agreements had better be in order. Presenter Mary Michal will teach you what you need to know about reviewing and revising your contracts so that they meet CoP rules. You'll also get valuable tips on how patients’ rights, coordination of care and Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement requirements impact your written agreements and relationships.

Topics covered:

  • What must be included in all contracts between hospices and vendors -- are you running criminal background checks?
  • Quality Assessment Performance Improvement: Mary will spell out how QAPI affects your vendor agreements.
  • How staff training is more important than ever under the new CoP contract rules.
  • Dietary counseling, DME, pharmacy and hospice aide -- important requirements for these services and more.
  • Beyond the written agreement -- the increased importance of strong relationships between hospices and health care providers.

Have additional questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A!

Who should attend? Hospice CEOs, CFOs, contract managers, administrators, clinical directors, compliance officers, marketing directors and clinical staff.

Your registration includes:

  • Risk-free enrollment! Scheduling conflict? No problem! This session is also available on CD!
  • Expert answers to your tough questions during the interactive Q&A period.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use!
  • One low price for all the staff you can stuff into a conference room!

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About Our Speaker

Mary Michal - Hospice Coding Expert

Mary Michal is a shareholder in the Health Care Department of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. in Madison, Wisconsin, where she Co-Chairs the law firm's Hospice & Palliative Care Practice Group, and has practiced law since 1977.  Mary is a national authority on hospice, palliative and end of life care and has published and lectured extensively on issues such as anti-kickback considerations, physician contracting and palliative care program development.  Mary...   More Info
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