Tackling the New Medicare Requirements: NOE, NOTR and Designation of the Attending Physician

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Prerecorded Event
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60 Minutes
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Demystify NOE, NOTR and Designation of the Attending Physician with Expert Susan Balfour

Understand the new Medicare requirements for hospices, and the required timeframes for filing two important notices – the Notice of Election and the Notice of Termination/Revocation; and the beneficiary designation of the attending physician at the time of election, and with any change.

Join expert speaker Susan Balfour, BA, RN in this session, where she will review the requirements, the intent, unanswered questions, and the factors to consider as hospices operationalize them.

The changes were part of the FY 2015 Hospice Wage Index final rule and, although not terribly complex, it will require that hospices fully understand the requirements in order to operationalize them (as one of the three has financial penalties for non-compliance).

Session Agenda:

  • The Notice of Election and the Notice of Termination / Revocation:  The Required Elements
  • The Notice of Election versus the Election of Benefits – What’s the Difference?
  • The Attending Physician versus the Hospice Medical Director – Who Does What
  • Internal processes – what needs to be in place?
  • Education – who needs to know what?

Session Highlights:

  • The history behind the new regulations – what made CMS believe that they were necessary?
  • Medicare billing notices – what exactly are they?
  • Attending physicians in hospice versus the rest of health care – understanding and avoiding the language trap
  • General Inpatient Care and the Hospice Beneficiary – Who Is Attending?
  • Hospitalists – where do they fit in the scenario?
  • Understanding the penalties for non-compliance
  • The critical link between billing and clinical

Who should attend

  • Clinical leaders and staff
  • Billing office representatives
  • Compliance officers
  • QAPI and education department representatives

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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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