Food. Art. Culture. History.

(Oh, and top-notch hospice billing information, too, of course.)


 | MACtoberfest with TNMHO and PGBA: October 28-29, 2019 |

Most visits to Santa Fe come to experience the city’s internationally renowned art and culture. Others are drawn by the cuisine – restaurants include James Beard Award winners and hole-in-the-wall taco stands, and the city’s red and green chilies are famous for their flavor. Still others come to take the ghost tour which offers something unique. The always helpful and knowledgeable concierge staff at the La Fonda, our host hotel, can help you to book tours, dinner reservations, and beyond.

One of the most famous ghosts of Santa Fe is Julia Staab, who immigrated to Santa Fe in the 19th century from Germany with her husband, Abraham. Their story is presented in the  book “American Ghost:  A Family’s Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest.”

If ghosts aren’t your thing, you can walk across the plaza to the Palace of the Governors and shop for jewelry and art sold by the Native Americans who have their wares displayed on the sidewalk under the portico. Of course, there are numerous stores and galleries surrounding the Plaza, and also on Canyon Road with more than 100 galleries, art studios and sculpture gardens. Santa Fe has more art galleries than any city in the United States other than New York.

Besides art, shopping and fine dining, you can also visit the Roman Catholic Basilica across from the La Fonda, the Loretto Chapel, with its miracle staircase. On the other side of the hotel is the San Miguel Chapel, which is believed to be the oldest in the United States, having been built somewhere between 1610 and 1628.  Most of Santa Fe’s museums are walking distance from the La Fonda Hotel, including the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Folk Art Museum and the New Mexico History Museum.

To crank up the fun factor, visit Meow Wolf, an interactive art exhibit in an industrial part of town that features a haunted house mystery with clues for patrons to follow. Meow Wolf House of Eternal Return enraptures all, from children to grandparents. You enter a building that resembles a warehouse, walk down a hallway and suddenly you find yourself looking at a full-sized Victorian farmhouse. It’s truly an immersive art experience.

In addition to this fantastic New Mexico locale, you will also benefit richly from the educational sessions provided by Palmetto GBA’s knowledgeable management staff.

So, who would benefit from this conference?

  • Hospice Administrators
  • Billers
  • Managers
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Clinical and Support Staff


Conference Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and discuss Medicare Program Changes.
  2. Explain the components of effective documentation for hospice services.
  3. Identify and discuss options available to providers related to the EDI and DDE enrollment, free software, manuals and reports.
  4. Explain the Medical Review program and components of the Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) process and responding to the Additional Documentation Request (ADR).
  5. Explain the provider enrollment process related to applying for a new provider number, change of information, change of ownership and the revalidation process.
  6. Identify and discuss the requirements for submitting the cost report.
  7. Explain the components of the Appeals process and identify resources available for submitting an appeal.
  8. Identify the approach to risk management and the principles of process engineering to reduce the risk of improper payments.
  9. Identify and explain the advantages of the eServices Online Provider Portal.
  10. Identify and explain the basic navigation of the Direct Data Entry (DDE) system, the requirements for submitting the Notice of Election (NOE), and system changes that relate to checking patient eligibility for hospice.


Ready to enjoy the gem of the Southwest, and bring valuable knowledge and info back to your organization?  Click here to register.


See you there!

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