Every year, the CMS updates the payment and program expectations for hospice programs. Hospice providers need to stay current with these updates so that they can evaluate the impact of the changes on their hospice program and their patient population – and get ready to respond effectively to the new requirements and expectations.
In this audio conference, industry veteran Judy Adams will explore the key issues that matter – such as the proposed hospice payment rates and the hospice wage index – so that you can discuss, plan, and prepare to implement the necessary strategic actions within your program. Adams will walk you through regulatory relief changes, data reporting changes to hospice cost reports, hospice quality reporting program changes, and the change that will allow physician assistants to serve as hospice attending physicians. She will also bring you up to speed with the updates to interoperability of clinical information, and the potential effect of the application of hospital post-acute transfer policy to hospice patients.
You will learn about next year’s focus within hospice care, as well as CMS’s future focus in managing the hospice program. You will also learn about specific payment rate changes, and thoughts about the next steps in the evolution of the Hospice Quality Program development.
After attending this webinar, you will be well-informed about the current/future trends in hospice care, and will better understand the true cost of providing hospice care.
Here’s a sampling of what the session will cover:
Who Should Attend
Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.
Judy Adams, RN, BSN, HCS-D, HCS-O, has been involved in health care in numerous health care setting over the span of her career. She has been involved in nearly every aspect of home health care over the last three decades including direct clinical care, supervision, administration and quality improvement.