Pearls for Practice is a bundle of sessions that were recorded live at the 2017 Annual Assembly.
The Hospice bundle contains the following sessions in MP3 format:
Is This Patient GIP Eligible? Improving your Hospice's Compliance and Documentation for General Inpatient and Continuous CarePresenters: Martina Meier, MD, Eric Prommer, MD HMDC FAAHPM, Shaida Talebreza, MD HMDC FAAHPM
Objectives: Gain profound knowledge of CMS regulations and qualification cr...
Objectives: Gain profound knowledge of CMS regulations and qualification criteria for GIP level of care. Be able to document a patient's eligibility for GIP or continuous care. Be aware of the OIG's report and recommendations made to CMS regarding oversight of GIP claims and know red flags that should trigger concern over appropriateness of GIP admission.
How to Address Clinical and Regulatory Issues for Eligible Hospice Patients Living Past Their Expected PrognosisPresenters: Todd Cote, MD HMDC FAAFP FAAHPM, Salli Whisman, MD, Robert Friedman, MD HMDC FAAFP FAAHPM, Eugenia Smither, BS RN CHP CHE, Jim Gaffney, MD MBA, Lori Earnshaw, MD
Objectives: Describe the similarities and differences between prognostication, hospice eligibility and eligibility for Claims Data on Hospice Patients. Utilize appropriate hospice team education, tools and process to ensure high quality appropriate care for eligible hospice patients living past their expected prognosis. Understand continued regulatory scrutiny of hospice care for long length of stay patients and the varied approaches Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and other government audit contractors have toward the issue.
The Ever-Evolving Role of the Hospice Medical Director: Quality, Regulations, Narratives, Relatedness, and the Hospice Formulary - Part 2 of 2Presenters: Robert E. Crook, MD FACP, Judi Lund Person, MPH CHC, Joan K. Harrold, MD MPH FACP FAAHPM
Objectives: Discuss disease-specific commonly-related conditions and the hospice provision of medications. Discuss the current hospice regulatory environment and how it relates to the hospice provision of medication for specific conditions.
Hospices as Providers of Community-Based Palliative Care: Exploring the Ins and OutsPresenters: Jeanne Twohig, ACHP-SW ACHPN ACNS AGSF ANP AOCN AOCNP, Martha Twaddle, MD HMDC FACP FAAHPM, Turner West, MPH MTS, Richelle Nugent Hooper, MSN MBA FNP-BC ACHPN
Objectives: Describe why and how hospice organizations provide natural administrative homes for providing quality, cost-effective community-based palliative care services. Identify two viable administrative structures that hospice organizations use to differentiate the delivery of hospice services from community-based palliative care services offered by hospice organizations. Describe how a hospice organization offering community-based palliative care services addresses the program’s operational features.
'Mr. Smith Killed Himself Last Night': The Scope of Suicidality in Hospice CarePresenters: Martina Meier, MD, Eric Prommer, MD HMDC FAAHPM, Scott Irwin, MD PhD, Shannon Deslauriers, MSW, Richard Ortolano, MA
Objectives: Identify risk factors for suicide in patients with advanced illness. Learn to assess and respond to the patient exhibiting suicidal ideation or other thoughts of wanting to die. Recognize the impact of suicide on the hospice team and families.