Providing Continuous Care in Hospice: Should You or Shouldn't You?

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Presenter(s)
Conference Date
Tue, Mar 24, 2009
Length
60 Minutes
Product Description

Don't be afraid of offering continuous care: You can improve patient outcomes and differentiate your services in a crowded market.

There are many reasons why not to start developing the continuous care level of care of the Medicare hospice benefit. Costs are high, management of staffing and scheduling is critical, and documentation of need is imperative. But continuous care has many potential advantages for your organization -- and you owe it to your patients to evaluate each case. Let healthcare management expert Barbara Gray help you weigh the benefits and the pitfalls of providing continuous care in your hospice. In this audio and video presentation, you'll learn the essentials for operating a program. You'll receive sample tools for managing the continuous care staffing pool and hours, a sample workplan for implementing a continuous care program, and more.

Topics covered:

  • A clear-cut definition of the continuous care benefit – get your myths dispelled here.
  • How to best assess the need for a continuous care option in your community and your hospice.
  • Assure the clinical validity of every continuous care case. Barbara shows you how.
  • Getting started and keeping momentum. Can you make continuous care work financially?
  • Benefits and outcomes: You can make a difference and meet your bottom line.

Have additional questions? You have the floor with the speaker during an interactive Q&A.

Who should attend? Hospice senior managers, including CEOs, CFOs and chief clinical officers in hospices that are seeing more patients with short lengths of stay, acute pain management issues and revocations caused by the need for patients to re-enter non-contracted hospitals.

Your registration includes:

  • Flexible enrollment. Scheduling conflict? No problem. This session is also available on CD.
  • Expert answers to your tough questions during the interactive Q&A period.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use.
  • One low price for all the staff you can stuff into a conference room.

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About Our Speaker

Barbara Gray - Hospice Compliance Expert

Barbara Gray has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare management and operations, compiling a successful record as a leader and innovative problem solver. Gray has held senior level positions at both the branch and corporate level for both for profit and nonprofit organizations. She has succeeded in moving startups from vision to reality, jump-starting organizations to move to the next level, and stabilizing organizations to achieve optimal results....   More Info
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