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.
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.
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...
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