Physicians Guidelines for Documenting Hospice Eligibility

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Fri, Dec 08, 2017
60 minutes
Product Description

How to Correctly Document Hospice Eligibility and Ensure Best End-of-Life Care

Clinicians and physicians struggle with correctly documenting hospice eligibility because of the inherently difficult task of measuring and evaluating terminal illnesses. Join this session, where expert speaker Michelle Crowell, BSN, RN, will educate you on hospice definitions, requirements and continuing eligibility. Michelle also addresses home health clinicians about appropriate timing of referring patients to hospice.

As a hospice clinician or physician, you will learn how to appropriately document eligibility in your hospice documentation using specific versus generic terms. As a home health clinician, you will learn how to detect decline in your patients and know when is the right time to refer to hospice. You’ll be able to correctly and confidently document on your hospice clients to show continuing decline and eligibility.

Session Highlights

  • Definition of hospice
  • Background of hospice
  • Medicare regulations related to hospice eligibility
  • Purpose of documentation
  • How to use the assessment tools
  • Disease specific documentation
  • When is the right time for other entities to refer to hospice

Session Agenda

  • What is hospice
    • History
  • Pain and other symptom management
  • Hospice statistics
  • Who qualifies for hospice
  • Hospice services
  • Hospice team
  • Levels of hospice care
  • Hospice eligibility
  • Physician narrative
  • Nursing documentation
  • Functional decline
  • Nutritional decline

Who Should Attend

  • Hospice clinicians
  • Home health clinicians
  • RNs and LPNs
  • Physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Executives, owners and others in hospice leadership positions
  • Marketing department, community liaisons and patient care representatives
  • Home health clinicians and management

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Michelle Crowell Coleman

Michelle Crowell Coleman is the president of the Alabama Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and has been in the nursing field for 25 years with a focus in hospice for the last 15 years. She is currently the Regional QAPI coordinator for LHC Group Inc., serving over the states of Alabama and Idaho, and has served in many capacities in hospice over the years, including most...   More Info
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