General Inpatient (GIP) care is one of the most targeted areas for fraud, abuse and waste in hospice, as targeted by the authorities, because it is one of the most misused levels of care. When a hospice patient is deemed by the interdisciplinary team to need this level of care, there are complex and serious medical issues that require greater levels of expertise and attention. Although the significant majority of hospice patients never receive this level of care, it is the most scrutinized and poorly managed.
This excellent session was led by Katie Wehri, CHPC, of Healthcare Provider Solutions. Her focus is:
Clearing up myths about how GIP should be used
Providing concrete, practical examples of how to and how NOT to use this level of care
Providing a summary of what has happened over the recent years relative to oversight activity for this level of care
CMS has made it clear that the current reimbursement models for healthcare delivery is not sustainable and is in the midst of significant change. What this means for the Post-Acute Care industry is still somewhat murky, but make no mistake – new Alternative Payment Models are coming and will impact your organization. Home Care providers can play an increasingly pivotal role in post-acute care delivery, however the key to playing this pivotal role is ensuring the entire organization has a clear understanding of what an Alternative Payment Model (APM) is and the risks associated with implementing these models.
Mark Sharp and Raymond Belles of BKD conducted this educational presentation that will enhance your organization's ability to take a proactive approach to the inevitable reality of new reimbursement models. Highlights of this session:
Nick Seabrook of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting returns for a discussion on two of the most important conferences in the healthcare industry. He recounts the 100 conference in Florida, particularly what was on the minds of the leaders of the Homecare industry (hint: Trump).
He also talks about his first visit to the HIMSS conference, the enormity of that show, and what the post-acute care space can learn from this conference.
We also get pretty candid about the current state of the Homecare "voice" in the legislative and policy landscape - and how our industry can improve their standing.
Katie Wehri does a masterful job of reviewing the entire Hospice Item Set (HIS) and delving deep into the two new quality measures to begin collecting data for on April 1, 2017 - Hospice Visits When Death is Imminent Measure Pair and the Hospice and Palliative Care Composite Process Measure. The HIS tool has been updated to reflect the new reporting requirements and hospices will begin using the HIS version 2.00.0 with admissions and discharges after April 1, 2017.
To utilize standardized tools most successfully, it is important to understand the instructions for each component and measure definitions. This informative webinar will:
In the first podcast of 2017, Tripp is joined by healthcare legal expert Angelo Spinola of Littler Mendelson, P.C. Angelo really gets to the heart of some of the recent legal and legislative happenings in the Home Care space – specifically the Overtime Exemption and FLSA regulations. Very interesting insight into this relatively unknown and often misunderstood law.
The conversation turns more “macro” with an in depth discussion into the new world order of healthcare laws and regulations with a new Presidential administration. What does he think will be most impacted by Trump’s repeal and replace mantra?
This podcast will help explain why Spinola is an expert in such high demand – and we are very pleased to partner with him to deliver more education on these and other topics in the near future.
This final episode of 2016 is a look back on the previous year. Nick Seabrook, Brad Evanovich, and Eric Scharber - very much part of the A-team - are back and waxing philosophic about the past year and the lessons learned.
We also take a look ahead to 2017 and make some predictions about what is to come.