|Feb. 24-26, 2017||34th Annual Conference, @ the Omni Houston- REGISTRATION|
|Mar. 9, 2017 11 AM||Webinar: GIP compliance (Free For Members)|
|Sept. 25-27||Weatherbee Boot Camp - Dallas- Co-sponsored by TNMHO|
THE 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
We are excited to announce that we will be holding our Annual Convention at the Omni Hotel in Houston on February 24-26, 2017, and we would like to invite you to join us in our celebration of our 34th Conference. Over 50 innovative hospice sessions covering everything from clinical, regulatory, leadership and psychosocial will be offered. We are expecting over 400 professionals in attendance again this year.
Palmetto GBA is pleased to announce our 2017 Hospice Workshop Series. These workshops are designed for hospice providers and their staff to equip them with the tools they need to be successful with Medicare billing, coverage and documentation requirements.
These workshops will provide insight for hospice agency staff at all levels; however, we suggest that providers who are new to Medicare or have new staff attend online learning courses for beginners offered at www.PalmettoGBA.com/hhh. Basic billing and other online educational resources can be found in the Self-Paced Learning section by selecting the Learning and Education link under the Browse Topics option at the top of the page. During the workshop series, Palmetto GBA will provide information related to the most common errors identified through a variety of data analysis and some hints and tips on the reasons why these errors occur. Palmetto GBA’s ultimate goal is to have educated and astute providers who know how to accurately and skillfully apply the information they learn to their documentation and billing practices!
The following topics will be covered during the workshop:
After the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) probes of hospice General Inpatient (GIP) admissions in 2011 and 2012, hospices have come under increasing scrutiny when providing this level of care. The 2011 OIG review found that 27% of hospices reviewed did not provide GIP to any of their Medicare hospice patients. In the 2012 OIG review of a random sample of 565 hospice GIP admissions, 31% were deemed inappropriate. Non-compliance was found in meeting admissions criteria, documentation, physician involvement, IDT oversight, and more. This webinar will provide tools for the effective management and documentation of GIP admissions.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This interactive webinar is designed for Administrators, Supervising Nurses, and RN case managers. At the completion of this webinar, hospice managers and the IDT will be able to identify hospice patients appropriate for GIP admission and utilize tools to assure reimbursement.
Free for Members, $45 non-members
Non-Members Sign up Here:
Weatherbee Resources has provided more than 55 Hospice Regulatory Boot Camps across the country since 2006. More than 3,500 hospice professionals, surveyors, consultants, and others have attended Weatherbee's two-day boot camps for in-depth, timely and relevant information related to hospice regulations, compliance challenges and managing hospice scrutiny.
Hospices across the country utilize Weatherbee's Boot Camps for orienting new staff and for the on-going training of Executive Directors, Hospice Medical Directors and Team Physicians, Clinical Managers, Corporate Compliance Officers, QAPI Coordinators, the Interdisciplinary Group, and others.
Monday, September 25, 2017 at 8:30 AM
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Boot Camp | $625
Optional 3rd day
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Specialty Topics for Hospice Professionals | $225
$189 per night + tax/fees
(Rate guaranteed to 9/1/17)
Omni Mandalay at Las Colinas
(800) 843-6664 or (972) 556-0800
Group Code: "Weatherbee Resources Inc"
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Boot Camp Planners & Faculty: Heather Wilson, PhD, CHC, CEO; Joy Barry, RN, MEd, LNC, President; Carrie Cooley, RN, MSN, Chief Operating Officer; Physician Consultant; Howard Young, JD, Partner at Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius LLP; and Dewayne Sims, RPh, CPh, PRS, President, Sims Advisory Group.
An optional third day of presentations, Specialty Topics for Hospice Professionals, is being offered for 2017. This optional day covers QAPI and HQRP, LCDs and Assessment Tools, and PEPPER, and closes with a drill-down of ADRs, denials and audits and preparing clinical records in response.
CME: This Live activity, Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp, from 03/27/2017 - 12/13/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 19.50 Elect5ive credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physiciahns. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses: Continuing education for nurses is provided by Relias Learning, LLC. Relias Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). Nurses will receive approximately 10 contact hours for participation in the two-day Boot Camp and approximately 5 contact hours for participation in the optional third day Documentation activity.
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.
CCB: The Compliance Certification Board (CCB) has approved this event for up to 19.2 CCB CEUs. Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this program content or of the program sponsor.
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).
Handout materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon breaks included each day.
Register by Fax or Mail - 5% discount for sending two or more people from same organization (discount only available via faxed, mailed or phoned-in registration). Member of the Hospice Compliance Network? Check with us for even greater discounts! (Retroactive discounts cannot be applied)