Hospices are facing intense scrutiny of their documentation. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) suspect that hospice agencies provide services to beneficiaries who are not hospice-eligible, because audits show a dearth of documentation with regard to patient eligibility. The administrative and financial burden to respond to such audits is taking a toll on hospices under review – because they lack the documentation required to support patient eligibility. So what are you doing to protect yourself and your agency from actual and suspected fraud – and payment denials?
You provide excellent care to your hospice patients. It’s time to earn recognition and payment for your efforts without appearing to game the system. Learn to show you are acting as a gatekeeper to protect the Medicare Hospice Benefit – as well as being a compassionate and skilled clinician.
Join hospice consultant Beth Noyce in this information-packed webinar to learn how you should use Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) as a road map for documentation – and lend support to the patient’s clinical eligibility for hospice.
You will learn the LCD basics that apply to all Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) – and how to use them for receiving hospice services. Noyce will show you examples of documentation that supports hospice eligibility vs documentation that doesn’t. You will also learn how to prevent inappropriate billing and comply with rules by identifying OIG and CMS areas of concern, and applying the findings and suspicions to your internal audits.
After attending the webinar, you will be able to defend patient eligibility for hospice services – and achieve better outcomes for compliance and payment.
Here’s a sampling of what this conference covers:
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.
- Michelle Crowell Coleman
Beth Noyce, RN, Home Health and Hospice Consultant, mentor, and educator, BSJMC, HCS-D, HCS-H, AHCC advising board member, UHPCO/UAHC Executive Director Elect, UHPCO Education Chair Beth Noyce provides education & consulting services to hospice & home health agencies, drawing on her varied leadership and patient-care hospice & home health experience.