ExpiredHospice Item Set (HIS) Updates Webinar

  • December 7, 2016
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hospice Item Set (HIS) Updates Webinar
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Audio Recording Available
Hospices have 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.  A Hospice Compare website and public reporting is on schedule for implementation in summer 2017.  To utilize standardized tools most successfully, it is important to understand the instructions for each component of the HIS and the measure definitions.


This informative webinar will:

  • Review the current HIS reporting requirements
  • List the two new quality measure details
  • Explain the four new HIS items
  • Provide a preview of publicly reported data
  • Share common HIS questions and concerns while providing tips for dealing with these issues

Presenters:  Katie Wehri, BSBA, CHC, CHPC, is the hospice specialist with Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice, has an extensive background in regulatory, licensing/certification and accreditation standards interpretation and implementation.  Certified in healthcare compliance (CHC) and healthcare privacy compliance (CHPC) through the Health Care Compliance Association, she also works in hospice operations with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice.  Katie has been consulting nationally in these areas since 2009.

Amy Hoyda, RN, BSN, MBA, CHPN, is the Director of Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement/Education at Bridge Home Health & Hospice in Findlay, OH.  Her career positions include post-acute care setting in various roles. She has experience to apply healthcare quality measure management and lean process improvement methodologies in the post-acute care setting with a special focus on educating about quality integration and lean application to both management and front line staff.

Continuing Education:  The presenters and program planners have no conflict of interest in regard to this webinar.  RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded.  Send in a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours.  Individuals requesting contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned.  Please make sure that you enter the Contact Person’s name in the Registration Form.  All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person.  No commercial support has been provided for this program.


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