Medicare Hospice – The Changing Landscape

Course Overview

Hospice became a Medicare benefit in 1983. The current payment system is based on a demonstration project that HCFA conducted from 1980 to 1982 of 26 not-for-profit hospices. The Affordable Care Act made way for reform of the system after 10-1-2013. CMS continues to add reporting on claims (CR8358) and finalized major reform to the cost reporting forms. In the 2019 Proposed rule for hospice, CMS is proposing to rebase the CHC, GIP and IRC rates in budget neutral manner, which will result in a reduction in the RHC rate. This training is designed to get you up-to-date, provide best practice guidance, and prepare all providers to thrive in the Changing Landscape of Hospice:

Medicare Hospice Cost Report Forms

Seminar Topics Include

  • Hospice VBID (Value Based Insurance Design) is Here!

  • Transparency in the Hospice Election Statement – New

  • Targeted Probe & Educate, UPIC, SMRC-Med. Review Risks

  • Regulatory Updates

  • Payment Reform Update & Preparation

  • Hospice Benefit & Qualification

  • Covered Services

  • Reporting Requirements

  • Documentation

  • Reporting Requirements

  • Documentation Principles

  • Medicare Secondary Payer Billing

  • Notice of Election

  • Discharges / Revocations / Transfers

  • Billing for Physician and NP Services

  • Hospice CAPS

Meet the Speaker

Randy Forest - Medicare Training & Consulting Hospice Training Seminar

Randy Forrest

Senior Healthcare Consultant

Mr. Forrest began his career in 1979 as a Financial Auditor for a government contractor overseeing the Medicare Program. He entered the home health industry in 1992 as CFO for a home care operation in Nashville, TN.

In 1994 he founded Forrest Consulting Services and has been a consultant to the industry since. In 2012 he founded Regulatory Compliance, LLC with the mission to partner with home care and hospice providers to help them navigate the ever-changing regulatory environment.

Randy is a strong provider, advocate, and national speaker; training industry partners in compliant operational practices, regulatory requirements, changes, and reimbursement retention.

As Director with Regulatory Compliance, he provides Interim Executive Management Services and works with a team of experienced home health and hospice clinical professionals to provide operational and clinical compliance oversight, appeals for claim denials, clinical due diligence reviews, operational reviews and cost reporting services. His rounded experience working on “both sides of the fence”, so to speak, is a great advantage for clients. Now as Co-Founder of S.M.A.R.T. Healthcare Compliance Resources he is excited to be part of an organization with a mission to service clients on the front-end of the clinical compliance process.

Pricing is Per Day

1 Person

$429

1 Person

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Course Materials

Coffee

Lunch

2 Person Total

$829

2 Persons

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Course Materials

Coffee

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3 person total

$1199

3 Persons


Same Agency


Course Materials


Coffee


Lunch

7 Continuing Education Hours (CEUs)

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