Hospice Aide Services: Enhancing RN Supervision
Date/Time: 12/08/2021, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
This is a 90-minute webinar.
10:00 am – 11:30 am HST
11:00 am – 12:30 pm AKT
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PT
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm MT
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CT
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET
A challenging area for many agencies, this webinar will review how to enhance RN supervision of aide services. Ensure your agency is meeting the CoP requirements for when the PHE waiver is lifted.
AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
- Identify and define who is responsible for hospice aide supervision, including the RNs’ role
- Explain which frequently cited survey deficiencies are related to hospice aide supervision
- Know how CMS monitors compliance with agency hospice aide supervision
- Expound on hospice responsibilities regarding RN supervisory visits
- Comply with documentation requirements of an RN supervisory visit
A hospice agency is responsible for numerous services, including ongoing assessments, care planning, coordination, monitoring, and care provided by the hospice interdisciplinary group (IDG). The IDG determines if hospice aide services are necessary and hospice aides are assigned to a specific patient by a registered nurse (RN). An RN oversees the hospice aide, including supervision and preparing written patient care instructions as part of the plan of care. A recent report by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) determined that registered nurses did not always visit hospice patients’ homes at least once every 14 days to assess the quality of care and services provided by hospice aides or document the visits in accordance with federal requirements.
The webinar will look at how CMS identifies disparities in compliance, frequent survey deficiencies related to compliance and aide supervision, how to keep your agency compliant, and how to enhance RN supervision of aides. CMS has temporarily waived the requirement for both the two-week and annual supervisory visits for the duration of the Public Health Emergency (PHE). But as more people are vaccinated, the PHE expiration draws closer. That means resumption of supervisory visits! Now is the time to initiate visit planning and documentation which are critical to complying with this Medicare requirement. This webinar refresher is a terrific way to get your staff motivated to begin meeting this key condition of participation again.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is beneficial for all hospice staff, including administrators, DOPCSs, clinical leadership, QAPI teams, case managers, RN coordinators, and scheduling staff.
- OIG Report
- Helpful website links
- PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions