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New Billing Opportunities for Community-Based Palliative Care

August 10, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

Billing for community-based palliative care services is relatively new for many hospice and palliative care providers. Are you maximizing your community-based palliative care program’s billing potential? Do you know the ins and outs of billing for advance care planning and non-face-to-face prolonged services? This Webinar will equip you with strategies to ensure your organization is capitalizing on these financial opportunities with both fee-for-service Medicare and Medicare Advantage, allowing you to support and expand the scope of your community-based palliative care services for patients and families.

Webinar Objectives

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

  • Identify who can provide and bill for advance care planning and non-face-to-face prolonged services
  • Describe processes for documenting and billing for these community-based palliative care services
  • Discuss strategies to maximize revenue for your organization’s community-based palliative care program


Jean Acevedo, LHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC

Jean Acevedo has more than 30 years of health care experience including a particular expertise in chart audits, compliance and education relative to hospice and palliative physician documentation and coding. Jean has been an expert witness in civil litigation as well as federal fraud cases related to these matters.

Jean serves as NHPCO Edge’s expert for engagements requiring inside knowledge and understanding of physician billing and coding issues. She has written for NHPCO’s quarterly magazine, NewsLine, on physician billing and coding issues from the perspective of hospice providers.

Jean was awarded a Presidential Citation by the AAHPM at the AAHPM/HPNA 2014 Annual Assembly in appreciation of her contributions to the field of hospice and palliative medicine in helping them understand the complexities of coding, reimbursement and regulatory compliance. She is a frequent presenter for many clients, an instructor at Florida Atlantic University and a member of several Coding Institute Editorial Advisory Boards. Jean has been a Participant in CMS’ Medicare Provider Feedback Group, CMS Division of Provider Information Planning and Development since 2007 and is a member of the Jurisdiction 9 MAC’s Provider Outreach and Education Advisory Group.

Anne Monroe, MHA

Anne is the Executive Director of Palliative Care/Physician Practice Manager at Bluegrass Care Navigators. She has worked in physician practice management for 24 years. She completed her Master in Health Administration at the University of Kentucky and is a member of Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). Anne is responsible for program planning, budgeting, system and data analysis, regulatory compliance, operations and other physician practice management responsibilities for the Bluegrass Care Navigators practice of 13 physicians and 12 nurse practitioners. She has presented numerous times at National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) national conferences, as well as other regional conferences. Anne is currently faculty of the CAPC Virtual Office Hours on Community Based Palliative Care Billing and Coding. She received the Distinguished Leader Award in 2016 by the Kentucky Association Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. In addition, Anne is the University of Kentucky Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Coordinator.

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 counselor, 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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