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The Changing World of Hospice

  • Thursday, October 29, 2015
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Webinar

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The Kansas Home Care Association is pleased to bring you this educational program through an agreement with the Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina…


The Changing World of Hospice:  
Understanding Diagnosis, Related Conditions and the Current Regulatory Environment and How to Navigate the White Water Rapids of Change

Webinar – Thursday, October 29, 2015
2:00 to 3:30 p.m. CST

In this webinar we will explore the changing landscape of the hospice industry. We will discuss the increased regulatory scrutiny through the use of Medicare data as well as the increased cost burden of hospice patients. Attention will turn to understanding diagnosis and dilemmas faced when admitting patients with non-specific illnesses. Unrelated vs related medications will be covered as well as proper documentation that captures ICD 10 codes and eligibility requirements. Finally, we will discuss the move toward a value based payment system.

Program Objectives:
  • Understand why change needs to occur by reviewing cost and utilization data
  • Review the current regulatory landscape
  • Understand the current movement from service to value-based payment system
  • Demonstrate understanding of capturing diagnosis on admission and throughout hospice benefit periods as well as tackling the issue of related and unrelated medications
  • Examine proper documentation needed to capture eligibility certifications with focus on ICD-10 codes
Presenter: 
Janet Bull, MD, FAAHPM, is the Chief Medical Officer at Four Seasons Compassion for Life, a nationally respected, award-winning hospice and palliative care non-profit organization in Flat Rock, NC.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), board certified in hospice and palliative medicine and a frequent speaker at both state and national meetings.  Dr. Bull directs the research department at Four Seasons and has served as the Principle Investigator on over 41 clinical trials in hospice and palliative medicine.  She is Program Director of the Palliative Care Immersion Course and directs Four Seasons’ Center of Excellence which offers consulting services in hospice, palliative care, and research.  She holds a consultant assistant professorship in the internal medicine department at Duke University Medical Center, and is a clinical instructor in Medicine at UNC- CH Henderson Family Practice Residency Program.  The presenter has declared no conflict of interest for this program and will present fairly and without bias.  


Convenience:  Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP).  There is no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site using one phone line and a computer with internet access. 

Confirmation: Prior to the webinar, a confirmation will be e-mailed to you.  This confirmation will include a link to access the presentation handouts, the sign-in sheet, and evaluation, as well as a link enabling you to access the webinar.

Registration Fee: Registration fees are based on one phone/webinar connection; multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection. 

KHCA Members:  
  • $149 live webinar connection
  • $149 recording
  • $189 both live AND recording
 Non-Members:  
  • $298 live webinar connection
  • $298 recording
  • $378 both live AND recording

The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Phone: (785) 478-3640 | Email:  khca@kshomecare.org
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