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2022 Smooth Transitions for Hospice Live Discharges (On-Demand 2-part Series)

  • 10 Aug 2022
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

2022 Smooth Transitions for Hospice Live Discharges
2-part Series

Two 90-minute webinars
– available on-demand -
released on August 10, 2022

brought to you in partnership with the
Home Care and Hospice Essential Webinar Network

Hospice Live Discharges Part 1: Measuring, Monitoring, Guidelines & Regulations 
presented by KATHY AHEARN

Live discharges continue to remain on the radar of CMS, the OIG, and MedPAC. Does your hospice agency proactively manage and monitor the compliance complexities surrounding live discharges? How is your CAP and LOS, and should live discharges be a focus for your agency?

Learn the five types of allowable live discharges, as well as the regulations and how to proceed with each. This program will evaluate the use of monitoring tools and reports for benchmarking and measuring compliance to prevent unwanted scrutiny. Several best practices will be addressed, including working with frontline staff on hospice eligibility. In addition, you’ll learn how to remain under the CMS radar by studying the characteristics of hospice programs with problematic discharges.

Hospice Live Discharge Part 2: Eligibility Assessment, Documentation, Discharge Planning & the Care Continuum
presented by KATHY AHEARN

Agencies continue to face the dilemma of length of stay and eligibility. People who are live discharged can feel like hospice services were talked up, but then yanked away due to ineligibility or other reasons. It is predicted that one in five patients could face a live discharge, possibly higher for those with a non-cancer diagnosis or for those in a for-profit hospice. This webinar will help your agency detect and train staff to know the difference between a revocation and a live discharge. It will review the need for ongoing hospice eligibility assessment per the Medicare benefit and why documentation supporting eligibility is crucial.

Take an in-depth look at the complex live discharge process with an emphasis on ongoing eligibility assessment, discharge planning, and a mechanism to support the care continuum even after services are discontinued. The program will review reports and statistics the government targets for live discharges to determine if your agency is operating under the radar. All these topics and more will be discussed in this highly informative webinar package.

Please CLICK HERE to learn more/register for this event. 

Attn Members: If this is your first time registering for one of the Alliance's webinars being held in partnership with the Home Care and Hospice Essential Webinar Network, you will need to "create an account" (on the webinar registration page) to receive the special membership rate.

Questions? Please contact Laurie Belden at laurie@homecarealliance.org.

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