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.
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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.
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.