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NHPCO Webinar - Beyond Routine Home Care

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

July 24, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

Are you providing the right level of care at the right time? How do you recognize when it’s appropriate for a patient to transition to another care level? This Webinar will examine a hospice’s responsibility to provide all four levels of care, and discuss how CMS utilizes data analysis to identify hospices that are falling short. In addition, faculty will explore case examples, provide strategies and discuss an audit tool to help you determine when general inpatient or continuous home care is best for the patient to keep you in the safe zone. 

Webinar Objectives

At the end of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the criteria for each level of care
  • Describe how CMS monitors hospice programs through data analysis
  • Discuss strategies to ensure you are providing appropriate general inpatient or continuous home care

Faculty

Judi Lund Person, MPH, CHC

Judi Lund Person has been the Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization since July 2002. Judi serves as a key contact with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, interfacing with hospice payment policy, Part D, survey and certification, contractor management, and program integrity functions, among others.  She also represents hospice and palliative care with the Medicare Administrative Contractors and other federal agencies and many national organizations.  She is a frequent speaker at state and national meetings and works daily with hospice providers and state hospice organizations on the ever-increasing array of regulatory and compliance issues. She works with her team at NHPCO to develop regulatory and compliance tools, including hospice payment rates and wage index values and compliance guides. She is also a certified compliance professional (CHC).

Sylvia L. Singleton, RN, CHC

Sylvia is the Corporate Compliance Office for Caris Healthcare and has been a Registered Nurse for 25 years.  She spent 15 years in Medicare working for a Medicare Contractor. This experience included policy development, medical review and data analytics. In addition, her experience included serving as a HCPCS Coordinator, reviewing medical equipment and assigning HCPCS codes for durable medical equipment (DME) for the Medicare Program. She also served as a Medical Affairs Coordinator to develop Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) used in 16 states before moving on to Medical Review Manager. During this time, she initiated contractor medical review of Medicare claims for Part A and B along with Home Health and Hospice. Sylvia is certified in healthcare compliance through HCCA and is an active member of several boards and committees to improve and inform hospice regulations and patient care.  

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than nurse and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.

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