As CMS moves forward with the public reporting of quality data and implements Hospice Compare, hospices and providers across the country are scrambling to review their quality measures and make sure they know what their patients are saying about their facilities’ performance. Of course, all organizations should have already started to manage their performance, but you still may be wondering: What are the compliance ramifications if we haven’t implemented a strong reporting process and submitted data according to timelines?
Hospice Compare will report information about hospice programs across the nation, allowing patients, families and health professionals to view a snapshot of the quality of care your organization delivers. The information is supposed to help consumers make more informed decisions about where they get care and encourage hospices to improve the quality of care that they provide. The Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) was established under the Affordable Care Act, which requires public reporting of quality measures that relate to hospice care. These measures are now live on the CMS website Hospice Compare. This new initiative is important as you move forward into 2018 and beyond. Most providers have been preparing to ensure compliance with this initiative – but if you were asked, “Is your organization complaint?” What would you say? And if you’re not compliant, what would you do next?
Join expert speaker Gloria A. Turner in this session to find out what your hospice needs to be doing right now to deal with this new quality program. Gloria will discuss how the data that CMS collects helps it to monitor quality of care, with future annual payment updates tied to the reported hospice outcomes. Review how and what you can do to improve your outcomes and therefore position your organization as a compliant hospice of choice in the market.
In this session, you will also learn best practices for the timely submission of your organization’s data. If you have identified performance areas that are a challenge, you will learn how to apply a root cause analysis and implement an improvement plan to better position your organization as the hospice of choice on Hospice Compare.
You will be able to drill down and identify poor performers and implement a strong education and training program for your organization. Gloria will discuss specific training ideas, agendas and dialogue to better equip your staff to meet the needs of your patients and your organization. During this session, you will also be provided with an overview of approved vendors, industry results and how to benchmark against these. You’ll learn how to make sure your strategic planning sessions incorporate and utilize the Hospice Compare data to take your organization to the next level of growth.
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- Michelle Crowell Coleman
Gloria A. Turner has worked and dedicated herself to the Healthcare sector of Hospice and Home Health for over 25 years in both Operations and Business Development. In that time, she has successfully lead teams, analyzed cycles of growth and maximized opportunities for future growth. She has also implemented solutions to help deliver quality care and improve Hospice and Home Health organizations and designed development of strategies for...
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