Fazzi has partnered with WellSky to present this free webinar.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have published the 2020 Hospice Final Rule, which includes a significant rebasing of hospice payment rates. Rates for higher acuity levels of care are increasing, while rates for routine home care are decreasing. The 2020 final rule also includes a complex new requirement for an addendum to election statements that must provide details as to the care, services, and drugs that will not be covered under the Medicare hospice benefit.
Implementation of the election addendum has been delayed until October 2020, but other provisions of the 2020 hospice final rule go into effect on October 1, 2019, so your time to prepare is very brief. The time to begin is now.
In this important 60-minute presentation, Catherine Dehlin, RN, BSN, CHPN, CHCM, Director of Hospice Services for Fazzi Associates will help you understand the new requirements, evaluate their impact on your processes, and create an action plan to succeed.
Watch to learn:
- How rebased payment rates for CHC, IRC, and GIP levels of care will affect your hospice
- Why rebased payments may signal a new level of compliance scrutiny for hospices
- The new requirements for an addendum to the hospice election statement
CMS has issued the FY 2020 Proposed Medicare Home Health Payment Rule which of course encompasses far more than the proposed payment rates. In particular, the industry has wondered what, if any, changes CMS would make to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) set to go into effect on January 1.
In this complimentary webinar, we provide an update on the portion of the Rule that encompasses PDGM and in particular what we believe to be the impact on agencies’ coding operations, challenges and imperatives.
Under PDGM, it is critical that you fully understand the clinical groupings, how they impact case mix and, of course, reimbursement. Also, best practice case management including efficient visit utilization and managing LUPAs will become even more important in the new world.
Join PDGM industry experts Gina Mazza and Cindy Campbell as they explain, discuss and provide insights about:
- The Clinical Groupings component of the PDGM case mix
- Key concepts for best practice case management
- Effective approaches for efficient visit utilization including managing LUPAs
Continue reading “PDGM Readiness Webinar Recording: Clinical Groupings, Case Management and LUPAs”
Are you aware of the case mix adjuster that’s tied to referral source under the new Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM)? Do you know your referral source mix and, the impact it will have on your reimbursement under PDGM? In this complimentary webinar learn about the admission source and timing components of the PDGM model and, the best practices for the intake, liaison and sales staff that you’ll want to start now. Plus, capturing accurate and specific information at admission is critical to assist clinicians with care planning, accuracy of primary and secondary diagnosis and the entire revenue cycle.
Join us to:
- Understand what you and your intake, liaison and sales staff need to know now about the PDGM structure related to admission and timing.
- Understand how to improve the working relationship between your clinical, intake and sales teams.
- Identify the steps to take now to change your referral source mix.
Gina Mazza and Eileen Freitag provide their best practice recommendations for referral, marketing and intake to position your agency for success under PDGM.
Continue reading “PDGM – It all Starts Here: Referrals and Intake”
CMS created the Service Intensity Add-on (SIA) in recognition of patients and families needing more intensive care and services during the last seven days of life, and that hospices must be reimbursed for these very important services. However, two years after the 2016 Hospice Payment Rule instituted the SIA, it is clear that many hospice organizations have not optimized it.
Catherine Dehlin, Fazzi’s Director of Hospice Services provides a more complete understanding of the benefit and best practice strategies to help ensure patients and families receive high quality end of life care. You’ll receive specific and actionable recommendations in these areas:
- Direct care
- Scheduling and staffing
- Escalation of services
- Care planning
- Interdisciplinary team communication
Continue reading “Hospice SIA and Best Practices for Quality End of Life Care”
Presenter Catherine Dehlin explains the key components of the rule along with the data and reasons behind CMS’ thinking.
Get the details and data on:
- Hospice Wage Index Updates
- Payment Rates
- Cap Amounts
- Physician Assistants
- Hospice Quality Reporting Program
- Non-Hospice Covered Services
- Portfolio Findings
Hospice providers are facing significant regulatory changes. Leaders need to understand the changes and the reasons behind them in order to successfully steer their organizations.
Continue reading “FY2019 Hospice Final Rule: Understanding the Rule and the Reasons Behind it”
CMS recently posted the new OASIS D instrument and a supporting statement. Changes to the assessment are extensive and will be effective January 1, 2019. Agencies need to begin thinking about their transition plan now in order to ensure success in the new year. View the webinar to learn more.
Continue reading “OASIS D: What the Future Holds”
Home Health and Hospice CAHPS are key measures of an agency’s success, yet national results have remained unchanged for many years. Wondering how to stand apart from your competitors on Home Health Compare and the soon to be released Hospice Compare to really improve your results?
Gina Mazza, Fazzi’s CAHPS Division leader and a panel of agency leaders discusses real examples and strategies that have worked for them giving practical and concrete actions that will help you become a best practice agency.
Another important ingredient for improving your scores is improving your return rate. Fazzi’s CAHPS return rate with our Mixed Mode (mail with phone interview) CAHPS service is 40% which is higher than the national average. If you’d like information about Fazzi’s Mixed Mode Home Health and Hospice CAHPS services, please contact us. Continue reading “Home Health and Hospice CAHPS Best Practices”