BOOT CAMPS

Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp

Weatherbee Hospice Regulatory Boot Camps

How well does your staff understand the rules and regulations that govern the provision of, and payment for, hospice care? Do they know:

  • The payment-related implications associated with the election, certification/recertification, physician narrative, face-to-face encounter, and plan of care?

  • The regulatory requirements associated with the interdisciplinary assessment process and documentation to support hospice eligibility?

  • The importance of determining whether medications and other services are related to the patient's terminal diagnosis, and how to document accordingly?

  • The required elements to support the billing of higher levels of care?

  • How to read and interpret the PEPPER report?

  • The regulatory requirements and the compliance challenges associated with providing hospice care in facilities?

  • How to assure compliance with QAPI and reporting requirements?

  • Explore Local Coverage Determination (LCD) guidelines and their affect on payment and compliant documentation;

  • Explain proper use of hospice assessment tools to improve documentation of evaluate patient eligibility; and,

  • Review Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE), Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC), and other audits.

If the answer to any of the above is not a resounding "ABSOLUTELY," then your team needs Weatherbee's Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp!  

2021 Hospice Regulatory Boot Camps  ... March Registration Open!

  • March 8-10 Virtual Event

  • June 2022 in National Harbor, MD - POSTPONED TO 2022

    • Co-Sponsored by Hospice & Palliative Care Network of Maryland

  • September 13-15 in Pittsburgh, PA *

    • Co-Sponsored by Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network and Gallagher Hospice

  • December 13-15 in Las Vegas, NV  *

    • Co-Sponsored by California Hospice & Palliative Care Association

 

* pending travel / public health emergency status

Agenda for March Virtual Boot Camp

 

HCN members receive a 15% discount on all registrations! Call (866) 969-7124 or email info@weatherbeeresources.com for more information!

2021 CONTINUING EDUCATION APPROVALS

Compliance  

This education activity has been submitted to the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® and is currently pending their review for approval of CCB CEUs.

Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurses

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Relias LLC and Weatherbee Resources. Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Relias LLC designates this virtual webinar for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

15 ACPE and ANCC contact hours will be awarded to participants who meet the criteria for successful completion.

 

Criteria for Judging Successful Completion: Participants will only receive CE credit if they sign-in and remain present for the entire two days of the conference. Partial credit will not be given. Once the conference is over, the participant will be required to complete an evaluation survey online. Once the participant completes the conference evaluation, a certificate will automatically generate for the participant to print.

The Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp meets the criteria for completion of Regulatory & Compliance Issues, a Level II Module of NHPCO's Manager Development Program (MDP).

2021 Boot Camps ... 
March Virtual Boot Camp Registration Now Open!

The Weatherbee Boot Camp was very valuable for me in my new role in hospice. I already have extensive medical director experience in non-hospice programs. The Boot Camp gave me valuable insight to how I could enhance my experience with a hospice focus. The sessions on physician narratives related to ‘painting an accurate picture’ of a hospice appropriate patient prognosis of six months or less was very helpful, not just for me but for the entire team.

  

-- Osmundo Saguil, MD FACP

Medical Director Complex Care

Family Hospice Care, CA

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