Pearls for Practice is a bundle of sessions that were recorded live at the 2017 Annual Assembly.
The Administration and Programmatic Issues, Part 1 bundle contains the following sessions in MP3 format:
Integration of Fur, Paws, Whiskers and Hooves into your Agency - Enhancing Patients' Lives through Pet TherapyPresenters: Ann Roseman, MS CCLS
Objectives: Describe the benefits of and process to develop a pet therapy program. Compare and contrast Animal Assisted Activity versus Animal Assisted Thera...
Objectives: Describe the benefits of and process to develop a pet therapy program. Compare and contrast Animal Assisted Activity versus Animal Assisted Therapy and therapy versus service animals.
The Future is Now: Overcoming Billing and Other Financial Challenges in Inpatient and Outpatient Palliative CarePresenters: Christopher Jones, MD FAAHPM, Arif Kamal, MD MHS MBA FAAHPM, Jean Acevedo, CHC CPC LHRM CENTC, Janet Bull, MD HMDC FAAHPM
Objectives: Discuss how the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) will impact Palliative Care program revenues through implementation of Merit-Based Incentive Payments (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs). Describe 5 common misunderstandings palliative care clinicians have of clinical reimbursement for Medicare patients. Describe when and how to use Advance Care Planning (ACP) codes.
Pay-for-Quality is Here: Now What?Presenters: Phillip Rodgers, MD FAAHPM, Arif Kamal, MD MHS MBA FAAHPM
Objectives: Describe the current and immediate future state of value-based reimbursement (VBR or “pay-for-quality”), including the Merit Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Alternative Payment Models (APMs), and others. Summarize key features of quality measurement tools that can position palliative care clinicians to participate successfully in VBR paradigms. Evaluate, modify or explore development of your own quality measurement strategy to meet the current and future realities of pay-for-quality.
Emerging Triggers for Palliative Care Consultation in Surgery: Interdisciplinary Strategies to Identify and Meet Palliative Care Needs in the Elective and Inpatient SettingsPresenters: Ana Berlin, MD MPH FACS, Jason Johanning, MD MS FACS, Tammy Bockman, MSN MHA RN, Pierre Lavedan, MD, Susanne Walther, MSN ACNP-BC ACHPN, Christine Boardingham, MEd CCC-SLP
Objectives: Identify two emerging models for identifying the unmet palliative care needs of patients under consideration for surgical interventions. Describe how trigger-based approaches can be effective in changing the trajectory of care for patients undergoing evaluation for surgical treatment. Describe the limitations of current common models for incorporating palliative care into the surgical workflow.