Medicare Part D, The Office Of The Inspector General And Hospice

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 Minutes
Product Description

Know The Ins & Outs of Medicare Part D And Compliance Thereof!

In 2012, the Office of the Inspector General released a report that detailed the frequency with which Medicare Part D paid for medications for beneficiaries under a current hospice election period and voiced concerns that hospices were shifting mediation costs to the government.  

In this informative audio conference, our speaker Susan Balfour, BA, RN will provide hospices with the background information that they need to understand the Part D benefit and the intersection of hospice and Part D and to evaluate current operations to enhance compliance and effective operations. Here are the tools you’ll walk away with the knowledge for:

  • Related – Unrelated:  Where to Start?
  • Addressing Related but Not Included in the Plan of Care
  • The OIG Report

Take a look at what our speaker will cover:

  • Medicare Part D – The Basics
  • The OIG Report – What It Said
  • OIG Recommendations to CMS – And the CMS Response
  • The Related – Unrelated Conundrum
  • Documenting and Communicating Coverage
  • Audits and Monitors to Have in Place

Who should attend? Clinical Managers, Compliance Officers, Education, QAPI and Administrators


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About Our Speaker

Susan Balfour - Hospice and Medicare Billing Coding Expert

Susan Balfour, BA, RN has a hospice career spanning 25 years that includes tenure as an executive director of a community-based hospice agency and Director of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs with the Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care. A regular presenter on a variety of topics, she is committed to helping hospices develop deep regulatory competence and avoid the unnecessary costs of over-compliance.

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