It's a complex issue but thanks to recent changes, life has gotten a little easier for providers. Hear Judi Lund Person discuss the ways this update allows hospices to correct NOEs in a timely manner to ensure proper reimbursement. Judi shares additional insight to help providers make sure they're submitting NOEs properly. NHPCO led advocacy efforts that included data collected from the provider community to correct this issue that was causing challenges to many hospices.
Hear NHPCO President and CEO, Don Schumacher reflect on his 40 years in the field. As he prepares for his retirement from NHPCO Don discusses the changes in the field and his hope for the future.
How does your hospice evaluate the provision of general inpatient care? Over the past couple of years we've seen CMS and the MACs increase their focus on GIP. This scrutiny is twofold: the scrutiny for the hospice that has an inpatient facility as well as for the hospice that provided zero days of GIP care. Hear an in-depth discussion from Judi Lund Person and NHPCO Edge Director, Sue Lyn Schramm on the challenges and the opportunities for this level of care.
If you weren't able to join us two weeks ago in Hollywood, FL for our new event The Intensives, you can still benefit from the valuable information that was taught and shared. Judi Lund Person recaps what was presented by Paul McCann from CMS, insights from the ZPIC auditor and collaborative future opportunities. Carol Spence also shares components from the Quality Intensive as our community prepares for a greater focus on quality measures, reporting and performance improvement.
Hear from the leaders of our Health Policy Team, Jon Keyserling and Sharon Scribner Pearce on their takeaways from this election that kept us all on our toes. They discuss some of the outcomes of the election, what we might expect in the first 100 days and offer insight and advice for the hospice and palliative care community.
Make sure the new administration hears your voice. NHPCO will continue to advocate on your behalf but we have many upcoming opportunities in 2017 for you to get involved and be heard. Stayed tuned for information on Advocacy at MLC17 and our annual Advocacy Intensive.
After three years of waiting, the final rule for Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers was finally posted in September. Hospice providers must have an emergency plan in place when this rule takes effect. With special guest, HHS NIMS Coordinator, Operations, Ted Kennedy, hear how you can start working now to be compliant and what opportunities there are to help make this implementation easier.
Episode 2: How do you currently serve patients with Limited English Proficiency? Do you know the top 15 languages in your state? Do you have a plan to meet the new requirements of the nondiscrimination in health programs regulation? A provision of the Affordable Care Act outlines what hospice providers need to do, above and beyond what they have in place, to be compliant. This Medicare regulation, that came out of HHS/OCR with little fanfare is taking many in the provider community by surprise. It went into effect on October 16- and it is not optional.
This latest OIG report on election statements and certification continues the OIG’s focus on hospice general inpatient care. Hear Judi and Jennifer offer their insights on the report and the requirements for the components of the election statement. They go thought the elements of the election statement and discuss ways to ensure your hospice stays compliant.