Understanding the Medicare Hospice Benefit

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Bonnie Morgan, M.Ed., RN-BC, CHPN, FPCN
60 minutes
Product Description

Get Key Concepts for Ensuring Reimbursement for All Medicare Hospice Beneficiaries and Update on the Current Medicare Hospice Benefit CoPs

The Medicare Hospice Benefit was established to provide Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality end-of-life care. This presentation will shed light on the Medicare Hospice Benefit, which can be used as a tool in starting a new hospice program, training hospice clinical staff, providing information to hospice marketing staff, clarifying for insurance case managers the specific indicators for hospice eligibility, and understanding Medicare guidelines for reimbursement including Medicare caps to ensure financial viability.

Join expert speaker Bonnie Morgan, M.Ed., RN-BC, CHPN, FPCN in this 60-minute session to examine the history of hospice in the United States, and discuss the current CoPs as described in the Medicare Hospice Benefit. Bonnie will talk about the key concepts related to ensuring the Medicare reimbursement for all beneficiaries who access this benefit including defining the hospice aggregate and inpatient financial caps.

Get tips on identifying initial and ongoing eligibility criteria, clarifying financial responsibility, defining certification periods, levels of care, revocation, discharge, and change of hospice standards. Plus, learn about the use of the interdisciplinary team, as well as volunteer and bereavement support requirements.

Session Highlights:

  • History of hospice and palliative care in the United States—this includes enactment of the Medicare Hospice Conditions of Participation and some of the changes over the years to the benefit.
  • Eligibility criteria for initial and ongoing certification of terminality by providers including face-to-face requirements.
  • Key components of the Medicare Hospice Benefit including benefit periods; criteria for each of the four levels of care and reimbursement amounts for each level; and clarification of revocation by beneficiary versus discharge of the beneficiary by the hospice.
  • Use of the interdisciplinary team in the development of the plan of care including requirements for volunteer use and bereavement support.
  • Inpatient and hospice aggregate cap or maximum Medicare expenditure for hospice reimbursement.

Who should attend

This presentation will be beneficial to all healthcare professionals interested in providing care to individuals with life-limiting illnesses. This includes physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, nursing assistants, bereavement counselors, volunteer coordinators, other therapists such as physical, occupational, speech and dieticians.

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About Our Speaker

Bonnie Morgan

Bonnie Morgan, M.Ed., RN-BC, CHPN, FPCN has been a hospice and palliative nurse clinician and educator for the past 20 years. As Director of Education from 2000 to 2010 for a large hospice in the Phoenix area, daily serving over 3000 patients, she was responsible for the initial and ongoing competencies of more than 700 nurses. Currently she is Director of Palliative Care at IMS Oncology and Hematology Clinic...   More Info
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