Hospice Reimbursement - All Day Workshop

Changes to the Medicare Hospice Regulations have occurred over the past few years and continue.  Is your hospice thriving?  Has your hospice adapted to budgeting for the new rates for 2020?  Do you know where your agency stands in regards to PEPPER targets?

Be among the elite group of hospice professionals that are current on all Hospice Medicare reimbursement related regulations. This workshop will lay a concrete foundation for hospice billers, as well as, any hospice staff that need to more effectively understand the Medicare regulations. This workshop will include Medicare verifications with HIQA/HETS screen examples, field by field on Notice of Election and claim forms and sequential billing requirements. The 2019/20 Claims Requirements will be detailed including a review of the new Routine & other levels of Hospice rates will be conducted. The workshop will detail the CMS Targeted Probe & Educate initiative while also reviewing the regulations for face-to-face encounters and pre-claim reviews that should be conducted prior to filing claims.  The workshop will conclude with many analyzing the PEPPER information and how hospices can work toward improvement in their scores. If you are play any part in the responsibility of reimbursement in your hospice this workshop is a must. 

Workshop Objectives:
1. List the basic eligibility requirements for initiating Hospice and Billing to Medicare
Conduct overview of eligibility requirements for the Hospice Benefit.
Review Benefit Periods & Eligibility
Review Notice of Election details

2. Detail criteria for line item billing Hospice Notice of Election and Claims to Medicare
Review line item requirements including 15-minute increments for claims
Review Sequential billing requirements with examples
Pre-Bill Audit Tool Review

3.  Detail Specific Medicare Regulatory Issues affecting Hospice Reimbursement 
Review Hospice Face-to-Face Requirements
Audit Risks – CMS Targeted Probe & Educate
Review effect of PEPPER Reports on Medicare Review

4. List the Target areas for Hospice PEPPER and the use of the data.
Review criteria that lead to target scores higher than the National numbers 
Review steps agency should take for improvement in scores
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Nurse Contact Hours will be offered.
Speaker: Melinda Gaboury is CEO of Healthcare Provider Solutions, which provides financial, reimbursement, clinical and cost reporting services to the home care, hospice and rehabilitation therapy industries. Prior to the inception of Medicare PPS, she began researching, auditing and reviewing processes with OASIS, ICD-10 Coding and clinical documentation. She has developed and taught clinician and billing Medicare PPS trainings in a variety of venues.
11/7/2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
AXXESS Home Care & Hospice Conference Center AHHC Office Raleigh, NC 27609

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