ExpiredHospice Documentation for the IDT: The Big Picture

  • April 9, 2015
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Webinar – Thursday, April 9, 2015

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern – Audio Recording Available


Hospice Providers are functioning in an environment that is focused on scrutiny of services provided to the patient. It is crucial that hospice documentation be clinically strong and technically correct as there is no shortage of auditors in today’s healthcare. Hospice interdisciplinary staff needs to understand their role in documentation and how it links to the hospice organization’s survival. This program will discuss strategies clinical staff can use to improve overall quality of documentation and to proactively prevent survey deficiencies and claims denials from medical review.

Program Objectives:

  • Discuss strategies for improving documentation quality of the IDT;
  • Discuss opportunities for hospice eligibility documentation throughout the provision of hospice care;
  • Describe the importance of the hospice plan of care (POC).

Faculty: Jennifer Kennedy, RN, MA, BSN, CHC, is the Director of Regulatory and Compliance at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). Jennifer has 28 years of experience as a leader and nurse in diverse healthcare settings and has worked in hospice care for the last 16+ years and at NHPCO for 8 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, a dual master’s degree in health education and case management, and is currently working on a doctoral degree in health care education. She speaks at national and state conferences, writes articles for trade journals, and develops education and resources for hospice and palliative care providers. The presenter has declared no conflict of interest for this program and will present fairly and without bias.

Registration Fee: Member rate is $169.00 – Non-members $269.00. Indicate if you will be calling into the live webinar or purchasing the audio recording (fee is the same). The live webinar includes the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter. If you desire to purchase both the live webinar and the audio recording, pay the registration fee and an additional $40. The audio recording will be accessible for two weeks following the live program.

Continuing Education: 1.5 contact hours will be awarded for this program.

Hospice Documentation Registration Brochure

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