6th Annual SC Hospice & Palliative Care Summit

This program gives hospice & palliative care executives and administrative staff the tools necessary to get up to speed on the latest hospice policies & regulations, as well as useful insights to aid in the improvement of hospice quality reporting, compliance and data accuracy.

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This program is designed for senior and upper-middle level executives, compliance & quality staff, and billing staff.

Hospice Policy Update
Judi Lund Person, MPH, CHC, Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance, NHPCO
  • A national perspective of hospice
  • An overview of the FY2019 Proposed Payment Rule
  • Updates related to the opioid crisis and its impact on hospice providers/beneficiaries
  • Update on Public Reporting

Strategies for Navigating Hospice ADRs, Probe Edits, and the Medicare Appeals Process
Jane H. Garrett, RN, BSN, MHSA, Vice President of Quality Initiatives & State Liaison - SCHCHA
With increased hospice scrutiny there is a need for a resilient process that includes compliance strategies to challenge denials at every level of appeal and prevent future denials. Navigating the mine fields of what auditors are watching and understanding the appeal procedures and deadlines are only a small part of the issues facing hospice. Attendees will be able to describe examples of accurate documentation; identify common issues of audits and appeals; develop clearly defined ADR responses and mitigate risk exposure due to noncompliance.

SC Hospice Legislative Report
Billy Routh, Lobbyist & Consultant, Copper Dome Strategies, LLC
SCHCHA Lobbyist Billy Routh will give hospices an update on current and upcoming state legislative activity that can affect hospices.

Palliative Care Study Commission
Beth Johnson, South Carolina Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society Action Network
Beth Johnson with the American Cancer Society Action Network will present a Palliative Care and Quality of Life Study Committee Update.

Using the Baldridge Principles for Performance Excellence in Hospice
Norman McRae, Founder, Caris Healthcare, L.P.
To build a sustainable culture that provides accountability, fosters innovation and consistently delivers Best in Class outcomes for hospice, a performance management system is developed using the Baldrige principles. Attendees will come away with tools and knowledge toward becoming a world-class hospice provider.

Hospice Data Analysis from Palmetto GBA
Charles Canaan, RN, MPH, Senior Provider Education Consultant, Palmetto GBA

  • How data analysis of hospice information reveals common errors
  • Measures that can prevent errors
  • Areas to monitor in the future

The Association for Home and Hospice Care of North Carolina is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

6/7/2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Columbia Conference Center 160 Laurelhurst Avenue Columbia 29210

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