Can Your Hospice Documentation Stand up to Scrutiny in ADR Audits?

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Melissa Abbott, RN, MSN/MHA
Conference Date
Thu, May 03, 2018
90 minutes
Product Description

ADR Audit Compliance: Alleviate Record-Keeping Deficiencies, Improve Hospice Documentation

Ensuring compliance with regulations can be challenging, especially if you are a small hospice organization. Regulators scrutinize documentation for fraud and abuse and unnecessary care. Would your documentation withstand scrutiny in an ADR audit? Hospice managers, clinicians, and IDG members must remember "If it wasn't documented, it wasn't done!" So how can your agency ensure both quality care and accurately documented clinical records?

Join this session, where home health care and hospice expert Melissa Abbott RN, MSN/MHA will address how to alleviate record-keeping deficiencies, increase documentation confidence, and achieve compliance.

You will learn the top reasons for denials in hospice so that you can ensure that your charts are compliant. You will also learn ways to ensure that your documentation supports admission to hospice and how to effectively document patient decline.

With this session, you will be able to review your practices and processes to ensure that you are compliant with things such as the physician certification of terminal illness and the face-to-face. You will enhance your documentation skills and know what things to include, to paint a picture of the patient to a reviewer during an ADR audit.

Session Highlights

This session will cover:

  • The top reasons for denials
  • How to document in a way that shows consistency throughout the clinical record
  • The documentation practices that pass the scrutiny of medical review
  • Successful and accurate documentation for compliance
  • How to effectively document patient decline

Session Agenda

  • Election statement of benefits requirements
  • Certification/re-certification of terminal illness
  • Plan of Care (POC) – what must it contain and what are the problem areas
  • How to ensure consistency throughout the clinical record
  • Effective documentation of terminal illness/status
    • Common reasons for denials
    • Coordination of care with long term care facilities

Who Should Attend

  • Administrators
  • Managers
  • QA personnel
  • Clinicians

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About Our Speaker

Melissa Abbott

Melissa is a registered nurse with experience in a variety of health care settings with the majority of her nursing experience in home health care and hospice where she was a clinician working in the field and then later became an administrator of a hospital-based home health and hospice agency. In 2017, she joined 5 Star Consultants as a home health and lead hospice consultant.


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