Medicare Advantage Plans and Hospice in 2018

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Conference Date
Wed, Jun 07, 2017
Length
60 minutes
Product Description

Impact of Medicare Advantage Plans on Hospice Patients, Their Families and Providers.

 

The number of Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan has increased over 12% since 2007 and expected to continue to see significant growth in the coming years. Currently, Medicare Advantage Plans do not cover hospice care. When an individual with a Medicare Advantage Plan decides to elect the Medicare Hospice Benefit, he or she typically dis-enrolls from the MA plan and can then elect any Medicare-certified hospice agency without any network restrictions.

There is a proposal that is being considered to expand Medicare Advantage Plans to provide enrollees with hospice and other supplemental benefits. What could these changes mean for patients, families and providers?

This session by expert speaker Gloria A. Turner will discuss the implications for hospice patients, families and providers. She will cover the various challenges this change could present for providers. Gloria will also provide vital tips on what hospice providers should do today to better position themselves for this possible change in the future.

Session Highlights:

  • Growth of Medicare Advantage Plan enrollees
  • Review of Senate Finance Committee’s Chronic Care Working Group  
  • Network adequacy requirements
  • In-out of network possibilities
  • Reimbursement recommendations
  • Potential opt-out for Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Timing
  • MedPac’s recommendation
  • Changes to patient access to hospice
  • Potential co-pays and deductibles
  • Financial sustainability of hospice programs
  • What you can do now to be proactive
  • Reference documents and links

Session Agenda

  • History and basics of Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Growth data
  • Death service ratio
  • 5 factors for popularity
  • Overview of Chronic Care Working Group
  • The proposal
  • MedPAC recommendation
  • Possible improvements to Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Potential changes to hospice
  • What you can do to be proactive

Who should attend?

  • Hospice administrators
  • Clinical managers
  • Compliance leaders
  • Owners
  • Financial operations individuals
  • Business development leaders
  • Contracting departments

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

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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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