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Past Episodes

Episode 1- OIG Report on Election Statements and Certification
Episode 2 - Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities Final Rule
Episode 3 - Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
Podcast Special Feature: 2016 Election Recap
Episode 4: Regulatory & Quality Intensives Recap
Episode 5: The Paradox of General Inpatient Care
Episode 6: Notice of Election Changes Benefit Hospice
Episode 7: 5% Volunteer Requirement
Episode 8: Setting a Strategy for Hospice
Podcast Special Feature- Week One of the Trump Administration: What it Means for Hospice
Episode 9: Compliance and the Attending Physician


Episode 9: Compliance and the Attending Physician

Issues involving the attending physician are not as black and white as many of the other compliance concerns hospice providers share. This is most likely why we've seen such a recent uptick in inquires around it. Judi and Jennifer look at the role of the attending physician and address some of the most frequent questions, like: Who is the attending in an inpatient setting? Can a hospitalist be an attending physician? When does the hospice physician assume the role of attending physician?

We thank the sponsor of episode 9:  The Chosing Wisely campaign.

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Podcast Special Feature- Week One of the Trump Administration: What it Means for Hospice

Following up on their popular post election podcast, hear from the leaders of our Health Policy Team, Jon Keyserling and Sharon Scribner Pearce on their key takeaways from President Donald Trump's first week in office. Learn more about what we might expect in the first 100 days, how it could impact the hospice community, and free advocacy resources.


Episode 8: Setting a Strategy for Hospice

Hospice providers across the country are facing a number of stressors. For example, increasing regulatory burden, everyone is feeling the pain and increased scrutiny is the norm. This episode focuses some of the issues are most prevalent to providers in the field. In addition to the challenges, Judi and Sue Lyn Schramm discuss the many opportunities available and their insights on what areas could see potential growth as part of your business strategy. 

We thank the sponsor of episode 8:  University of Maryland, Online Masters in Palliative Care Program.

Palliative Care Resource Series – Issue Briefs & PowerPoints for members

My.NHPCO.org – Links to professional NCHPP e-communities and virtual networking for members

NHPCO Edge – Consulting Service

2017 Management and Leadership Conference


Episode 7: 5% Volunteer Requirement

Are you calculating your 5% volunteer patient commitment properly? Year after year, the role of the volunteer as it relates to COP requirements is one of most frequent questions our Regulatory team receives. Hear Judi and Jennifer discuss what qualifies and what does not, components of volunteer training and the calculation for the federally mandated 5% requirement. 

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Episode 6: Notice of Election Changes Benefit Hospice

It's a complex issue but thanks to recent changes, life has gotten a little easier for providers. Hear Judi Lund Person discuss the ways this update allows hospices to correct NOEs in a timely manner to ensure proper reimbursement. Judi shares additional insight to help providers make sure they're submitting NOEs properly. NHPCO led advocacy efforts that included data collected from the provider community to correct this issue that was causing challenges to many hospices.

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Episode 5: The Paradox of General Inpatient Care

How does your hospice evaluate the provision of general inpatient care? Over the past couple of years we've seen CMS and the MACs increase their focus on GIP. This scrutiny is twofold: the scrutiny for the hospice that has an inpatient facility as well as for the hospice that provided zero days of GIP care. Hear an in-depth discussion from Judi Lund Person and NHPCO Edge Director, Sue Lyn Schramm on the challenges and the opportunities for this level of care. 

We thank the sponsor of episode 5:  HealthPivots (State Hospice Profiles)

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Episode 4: Regulatory & Quality Intensives Recap

If you weren't able to join us two weeks ago in Hollywood, FL for our new event The Intensives, you can still benefit from the valuable information that was taught and shared. Judi Lund Person recaps what was presented by Paul McCann from CMS, insights from the ZPIC auditor and collaborative future opportunities. Carol Spence also shares components from the Quality Intensive as our community prepares for a greater focus on quality measures, reporting and performance improvement. 


Podcast Special Feature: 2016 Election Recap

Hear from the leaders of our Health Policy Team, Jon Keyserling and Sharon Scribner Pearce on their takeaways from this election that kept us all on our toes. They discuss some of the outcomes of the election, what we might expect in the first 100 days and offer insight and advice for the hospice and palliative care community. 

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Episode 3- Emergency Preparedness Final Rule

After three years of waiting, the final rule for Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers was finally posted in September. Hospice providers must have an emergency plan in place when this rule takes effect. With special guest, HHS NIMS Coordinator,
Operations, Ted Kennedy, hear how you can start working now to be compliant and what opportunities there are to help make this implementation easier. 

We thank the sponsor of episode 3:  HealthPivots

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Episode 2 - Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities Final Rule

Episode 2: How do you currently serve patients with Limited English Proficiency? Do you know the top 15 languages in your state? Do you have a plan to meet the new requirements of the nondiscrimination in health programs regulation? A provision of the Affordable Care Act outlines what hospice providers need to do, above and beyond what they have in place, to be compliant. This Medicare regulation, that came out of HHS/OCR with little fanfare is taking many in the provider community by surprise. It went into effect on October 16- and it is not optional.
 

We thank the sponsor of episode 2: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care.

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Episode 1- OIG Report on Election Statements and Certification

Episode 1: This latest OIG report on election statements and certification continues the OIG’s focus on hospice general inpatient care. Hear Judi and Jennifer offer their insights on the report and the requirements for the components of the election statement. They go thought the elements of the election statement and discuss ways to ensure your hospice stays compliant.

We thank the sponsor of episode 1: Pet Peace of Mind.

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