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Upcoming Webinars

Attend a free webinar hosted by home health and hospice industry experts covering regulatory updates, hot topics, best practices, and more.

> Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Value Based Models-Opportunities for Improved Care Navigation through HHAs

 June 4th | 12:00 pm ET / 11:00 am CT | FREE! | REGISTER

Join Jill Schwartz-Chevlin, MD, FACP, Medical Director, and Director of Palliative Care, Tandigm Health, as she discusses clinical examples of effective value based HBPC programs and outcomes, and opportunities for improved collaboration with HHAs. Participants will gain understanding of value based HBPC and how HHAs can work with HBPC PCPs/patients to improve quality and reduce utilizations by participating in this program.

Hosted & presented by ElevatingHOME

> Hospice Regulatory Update: FY 2020 Proposed Rule

 June 6th | 1:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm CT | FREE! | REGISTER

CMS recently issued a proposed rule that would update the FY 2020 Medicare wage index and payment rates for Medicare hospice agencies. The proposed rule includes changes to the hospice payment rates, updates to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP), and more. Please join HEALTHCAREfirst for an expert review of the proposed changes and how they may affect your hospice.

Topics include:

• Payment Rate Updates, Wage Index and Hospice Cap
• Hospice Election Statement and Addendum
• Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)
• Interaction of the Hospice benefit with Payment Models
• Hospice Benefit in Managed Care (VBID Model)
• Hospice Assessment Instrument Update
• Safe Disposal of Unused Medications Act
• CMS Transmittals and Reminders

Hosted & presented by HEALTHCAREfirst

> Special Open Door Forum: Developing a Hospice Assessment Tool—Status Update

 June 12th | 2:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm CT | FREE! | Participant Dial-In Number: 1-800-837-1935; Conference ID #: 9490006

CCSQ will host a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) to allow hospices and other interested parties to ask questions on the development of a Hospice Assessment Tool. This SODF is part of a series of regular SODF’s CMS plans to host on this tool and other key topics related to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program.

The purpose of a hospice assessment tool is to develop a tool that enables CMS and hospices to understand the care needs of people through the dying process and to ensure the safety and comfort of individuals enrolled in hospice institutions nationwide. The SODF will provide a status update and welcomes your questions.

Hosted & presented by CMS

Webinar Recordings

HEALTHCAREfirst offers a wide variety of educational 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 in any of these matters.

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