Off to a Good Start - Quality of Care and Regulatory Considerations

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Thu, Feb 12, 2015
60 minutes
Product Description

Simplifying Conditions of Participation, Conditions of Payment and Conditions of Coverage in a Hospice Care.

There is a great flurry of activity when getting someone under hospice care – information gathering, information sharing, certification, election, and more. Both the hospice Medicare Conditions of Participation and Conditions of Payment spell out specific actions required at the time of an admission to hospice care.

In this informative session, expert Susan Balfour, BA, RN will review the actions, explore some common problem areas and, most importantly, shed light on the program from the perspective of the patient and the caregivers. This audio conference is developed to help hospices get it all straight and do things the right way.

Susan will shed light on the following:

  • 42 CFR 418  Subpart B eligibility, election and duration of benefits
  • Insights on Initial certification: when and by whom?
  • How are we doing? Find out with an internal review checklist

Session Highlights:

  • The Conditions of Coverage – What do they require?
  • The Conditions of Participation – What do they require?
  • Review of Technical Provisions – Miss them and lose payment
  • The common problem areas
  • What’s it like for the patient and family!
  • Preserving resources – Is there a way to do it more efficiently?

Who should attend:

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Admission teams
  • QAPI / Compliance Education


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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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