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NHPCO Webinar - Hot Topics

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

August 28, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

Join this Webinar for an in-depth discussion on the FY2019 Hospice Wage Index Final Rule.  Faculty will elaborate on the final rule’s trend analysis evaluating hospice claims and cost report data, the addition of physician assistants in regulatory text to conform with statutory changes, changes in claims submission requirements to reduce regulatory burden, publication of hospice rates and cap amount.  For hospice quality reporting, faculty will discuss changes to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP), approved measures that will be added to Hospice Compare and hospice data from the Provider Use File (PUF) that will be added in an information section to Hospice Compare.  Finally, faculty will discuss CMS’s request for feedback on health IT. NHPCO communicated its response in a comment letter on the proposed rule. 

Webinar Objectives

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

  • Discuss the FY2019 payment increase, rates and cap increase
  • Discuss data analysis for hospice claims
  • Identify 3 changes in the Hospice Quality Reporting Program

Faculty

Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC

Jennifer is the Senior Director of Regulatory and Quality for the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and has been with the organization since 2006. She has more than 30 years of experience as a leader and nurse in diverse healthcare settings and has worked in hospice and palliative care for the last 18+ years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, a dual master’s degree in health education and case management, and completed her doctoral degree in health care education and policy in March 2018. Jennifer is a certified compliance professional and legal nurse consultant. She speaks at national and state conferences, writes articles for trade journals, contributes to health care publisher materials, develops education and resources for hospice and palliative care providers, and serves on the ANA’s national palliative nursing task group.

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).

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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