The coordination of benefits process between the hospice Medicare benefit and Part D is in transition – and the kindest observation to make about it is that it’s a horrible mess. This webinar by Susan Balfour, BA, RN considers where you are now, where you might be going, and what may ease the pain along the way. According to the 2012 OIG reports – “Medicare Could Be Paying Twice for Prescription Drugs for Beneficiaries in Hospice”. Starting with the 2012 report, Susan will work her way forward to the March 10, 2014 Part D Payment for Drugs for Beneficiaries Enrolled in Hospice. Then the final 2014 Guidance document will be reviewed to figure out where you’ve been, where you are now and where you might be headed.
The session will cover the following points:
Who Should Attend
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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