With the needed change in GIP utilization, hospice agencies are struggling to keep Inpatient Unit (or Hospice House) beds full. More are offering residential care (routine home care level of care in a hospice house or inpatient unit) and finding it difficult to meet all the regulations for these patients who typically have a longer length of stay than patients receiving inpatient care. Katie Wehri of Healthcare Provider Solutions delivers valuable education on this.
This excellent session from Melinda Gaboury of Healthcare Provider Solutions will allow Hospice staff members to get a look at adjustments that are currently being rolled out in hospice that effect how the hospice gets paid and are linked to clinical decisions. This session will also assist in evaluating the documentation required for hospice charts to pass medical review by third party reviewers. This is a must hear session, especially for clinical staff looking for more financial understanding.
Katie Wehri of Healthcare Provider Solutions, maven of the Hospice Industry, has drafted a very informative article. This article is about the Hospice FY2018 Proposed Rule, Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update, as well as Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements. The Hospice Rule contains the proposed FY2018 payment rates, aggregate cap, and hospice quality reporting changes.
Tracey Moorhead, President & CEO of Elevating Home, joined me for a conversation about Elevating Home, the new national advocacy organization for Home & Community Based Services. This is a very informative discussion about how Elevating Home was formed, WHY it was formed, and what they are going to do in order achieve their mission of making Patient-Centered Care in the Home a fundamental pillar of our national healthcare structure.
We do learn more about Tracey, and how she got to where she is today, and what the plans are for this group now and in the future.
It is an ambitious and great thing Tracey and her group aim to do.
Elevating Home - http://www.elevatinghome.org
Curaport – http://www.curaport.com
VNAA – www.vnaa.org
In April of this year, a two-year project came to fruition with the formation of a new National advocacy organization for the Home Health Care arena: Elevating Home. This article is an editorial perspective on this group, as well as an interview with the President & CEO of Elevating Home, Tracey Moorhead.
Aaron Little and Raymond Belles of BKD sat down with me at the NHPCO conference in Washington recently to discuss the recent happenings in the Home & Community Based Services arena.
We discuss the "pause" in the Pre-Claim Review initiative (which is a somewhat controversial part of this discussion) as well as the delay in the implementation of the new Conditions of Participation for Home Health. Raymond also discusses some of the new Alternate Payment Models that are emerging for Homecare - and what that means moving forward.