Attend a free upcoming webinar hosted by home health and hospice experts covering regulatory updates, hot topics, best practices, and more.
> Hospice Regulatory Update: FY2019 Final Rule
August 28th | 2:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm CT | FREE! | REGISTER
On August 1, 2018 CMS issued a final rule to update the FY2019 Medicare wage index and payment rates for hospice. The final rule includes updates to the hospice payment rates as well as changes to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP). Please join HEALTHCAREfirst for an in-depth review of the final rule and what it will mean for hospice agencies.
We will discuss:
- Final payment rates
- Final hospice cap amount
- Text changes to coordinate hospice regulations with the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
- Changes to Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)
- Regulatory relief and Change Request 10573
- Important reminders and upcoming changes
Presenters: Deanna Loftus, HEALTHCAREfirst Director of Regulatory Compliance
This content is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be, and should not be construed as, legal advice. HEALTHCAREfirst strongly recommends that each agency consult with counsel of its own choosing for legal advice on next steps in this matter that best suits it.
> Preparing for the FY2019 ICD-10-CM Code Changes
September 12th | 2:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm CT | FREE! | REGISTER
The final 2019 codes were released by CMS and will take effect on October 1st. Home health and hospice agencies are coming under stronger regulatory scrutiny and are finding themselves hard pressed to provide clean, accurate supporting documentation for auditors and surveyors. Coding accuracy is key to protecting your agency from deficiencies and penalties, but staying current with changes and best practices can be overwhelming.
During this webinar, we will provide valuable information needed to ensure coding accuracy and safeguard your agency.
- Changes to the ICD-10 diagnosis codes; including new, deleted, and revised codes, and updates to coding guidelines
- Necessary documentation to code accurately
- Coding best practices using real-life examples
Learn how these updates will impact the home health and hospice industry and how you can ensure your agency is appropriately capturing patients’ conditions to stay in compliance.
Presenter: Chris Hammersley, RHIT, HCS-D, HEALTHCAREfirst Coding Specialist
> Public Policy Leadership Series
October 3rd – November 7th | 1:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm CT | REGISTER
The Public Policy Leadership Series (PPLS) provides key insights into regulatory and legislative issues impacting home-based care providers. The PPLS is held weekly on Wednesdays, October 3 through November 7. Registration is FREE to members of ElevatingHOME, VNAA and the Alliance. Non-members may register for the full series for $249, per person. Registrants will be provided with an advocacy toolkit, with new components issued in conjunction with each session.
Presented by ElevatingHOME
HEALTHCAREfirst offers a wide variety of education webinars to keep you informed. Click here to access a complete list of webinar recordings and handouts.
Webinars listed are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be, and should not be construed as, legal advice. HEALTHCAREfirst strongly recommends that each agency consult with counsel of its own choosing for legal advice on next steps in this matter that best suits it.