The Final FY2018 Hospice Rule:
A Comprehensive Review of Payment and HQRP Updates
Plus Discussion of Comments
Webinar August 17, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PST – Webinar Recording Available
This webinar will review and discuss the FY2018 hospice final rule, and provide a comprehensive update of CMS' plans and timelines for the hospice quality reporting program including public reporting and a comprehensive patient assessment instrument (HEART). Comments related to concerns CMS has over the source of clinical information used in certifying the terminal illness and comments related to monitoring activities will be discussed. Presenter will also provide tips for managing towards the future.
- Outline payment and aggregate cap changes
- Outline hospice quality reporting updates
- Discuss various aspects of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program and anticipated future activities
- Review CMS’ concerns about the source and timing of clinical information used in certifying patients
- Review CMS’ comments regarding monitoring activities
- Share thoughts about the future and tips for managing towards the future
Katie Wehri, CHC, CHPC, has over 24 years of experience in the hospice, home health, private duty, and palliative care. She has an extensive background in health care regulation and accreditation standards interpretation; compliance and quality assessment; performance improvement; and opening and expanding sites for both home health and hospice organizations. She has been consulting in these areas since 2009.
Member rate is $130.00
Indicate if you will be calling into the live webinar or purchasing the audio recording (fee is the same). The live webinar includes the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters. If you desire to purchase both the live webinar and the audio recording, pay the registration fee and an additional $30.
Continuing Education: The presenters and program planners have no conflict of interest in regard to this webinar. RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded. To apply for nursing contact hours, please mail an evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours. Additionally, send in a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours.
Individuals requesting contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned. Please make sure that you enter the Contact Person’s name in the Registration Form. All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person. No commercial support has been provided for this program.
Please note our cancellation policy: If you cancel your registration prior to five business days before the program, you will receive a refund less 25% for administrative costs. All cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds for cancellations or exchanges within five business days of the program. If due to unforeseen circumstances we must cancel this event, registrants will receive a full refund.
Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH -157, 4/1/2019).