Understanding the Latest Update for Hospice Item Set and New Regulatory Issues

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

The Impact of Hospice Item Set (HIS) Update and New Regulatory Issues on You


One of the core values for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the attention placed on Hospice quality care reporting. As a result, there are pending changes, updates and timelines that my impact a providers FY 2019 and subsequent years payments. In addition, the rollout of Hospice Compare, scheduled for the summer of 2017 will define your organization to the public. Learn what will be included in Hospice Compare and you can be proactive in positioning yourself as a provider of choice.

The Hospice Item Set (HIS) has several updates and important reminders that are on the horizon. Each Hospice organization should have a clear understanding of the most important components of HIS 2.0 and be prepared for the scheduled implementation. The biggest changes and timelines could put providers at risk for 2018 reimbursement. Join this session with expert speaker Gloria A Turner, where she will review the current information and the changes in the hospice item set that could impact your organization.

How should an organization best prepare itself? This session will explore the roots of HIS and will outline key item changes to forms and measures. Why is it more important than ever to ensure a provider has the right processes in place? This session will review the logistics, software capabilities and why, from a financial perspective, every organization must be compliant as quickly as possible. You will also get a global overview of several new regulatory issues that might be on the horizon for Hospice.

Session Objectives

  • Review current HIS reporting requirements
  • Review new HIS items
  • Completion requirements and timelines
  • Introduction of two new quality measures
  • Collaboration of compliance and quality data
  • Scenarios and tips for dealing with concerns
  • Financial impact
  • Reference links and document of key topics

Session Highlights

  • The importance of collaboration of compliance and quality data
  • What’s coming next in HIS 2.0
  • Changes to forms
  • Completion and submission instructions
  • Timelines
  • Software capabilities
  • Financial impact for non-compliance
  • Review of several new regulatory issues on the horizon

 Session Agenda

  • Latest update for hospice item set (HIS)
  • Objectives
  • Hospice quality reporting program (HQRP) updates
  • Two quality measure previously finalized
    • HIS collection mechanism
    • HIS submission requirements
  • Hospice item set timeline
  • Exemptions and extensions proposals
  • Hospice compare rollout
  • 7 Hospice item set quality measures included in Hospice Compare
  • 8 Hospice CAHPS quality measures included in Hospice Compare
  • How do you prepare? Challenges and solutions
  • Required action for hospices RHC and SIA payments background!
  • Certification of terminal illness concern and comments
  • Sequestration and social security (S & S) cards

Who Should Attend

  • Administrators
  • Directors
  • Clinical managers
  • Regulatory managers
  • Compliance managers
  • Owner/operators

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About Our Speaker

Gloria A. Turner

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...   More Info
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