There’s no denying that hospice care can provide great comfort to beneficiaries, families, and caregivers. However, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) audits have raised concerns about several vulnerabilities in the Medicare hospice program, such as inappropriate hospice billing, the quality of care provided to beneficiaries, and federal oversight – all of which cost Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars. To prevent this, the CMS has intensified its efforts to promote hospice compliance – through increased audits, evaluations, and investigations. Lack of compliance may lead to investigations, as well as exclusion from federal programs – and even civil and criminal penalties.
Let hospice expert Michelle Crowell Coleman show you how to avoid such investigations and stay compliant in this information-packed webinar. Coleman will provide an overview of the hospice program; walk you through the OIG’s latest report on vulnerabilities within the hospice Medicare program, and explain how it affects you as a hospice professional. She will discuss the OIG’s latest recommendations for hospice program operations, and review the target areas that the OIG is focusing on (and you should, too).
After attending this webinar, you will clearly understand the latest findings and recommendations of the OIG. You will know how to identify what needs to be done to improve the quality of patient care, and eliminate the possibility of any fraudulent activity.
The webinar will discuss the following topics in detail:
Who Should Attend
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- Michelle Crowell Coleman
Michelle Crowell Coleman is the president of the Alabama Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and has been in the nursing field for 25 years with a focus in hospice for the last 15 years. She is currently the Regional QAPI coordinator for LHC Group Inc., serving over the states of Alabama and Idaho, and has served in many capacities in hospice over the years, including most...
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