What’s Ahead for Hospices? Getting Ready for 2018

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
60 minutes
Product Description

Identify Your Hospice’s Risk Areas and Take Action to Strengthen Compliance

One of the most important compliance blueprints for hospices and other healthcare organizations every year, the OIG Work Plan lays out the audits, evaluations and other projects for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that the HHS Office of Inspector General plans to conduct in the year ahead. If you understand the OIG’s work plan, you will know where to focus your attention when it comes to fraud and investigative activities of the federal government, and you can nip problems in the bud and avoid expensive and time-consuming audits.  The OIG has been very active in the hospice area in the past, so you want to make sure you understand all the activities planned in your field for 2018.

In this session, expert speaker Susan Balfour will provide you with a look at what to expect in hospice enforcement actions for 2018, based on the OIG Work Plan for 2018 and what we witnessed in 2017. This is key for planning your 2018 compliance activities.

After attending this session, you will be able to identify your hospice’s risk areas and take action to strengthen compliance in those areas. Susan will provide you with insights on how to plan agency-specific audits and monitoring and how to effectively deploy scare resources.

Session Highlights

  • Analysis of the OIG FY2018 Work Plan hospice-related activities
  • Next steps with the Hospice Quality Reporting Program
  • How to conduct an agency-specific risk assessment
  • Medicare Part D and hospice – how things are going and what may come next?
  • Eligibility and higher levels of care – more focus coming?
  • Benefit leakage – how are we doing in this area?

Session Objectives

  • Learn how to use a risk assessment prioritization tool to assess your internal and external environment and create an action plan that fits your hospice
  • Review a summary table of OIG activities in one easy to use summary document

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs
  • COOs
  • CFOs
  • Administrators
  • Clinical leadership
  • Compliance officers
  • QAPI & education

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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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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