Hospice Policy Update: HOSPICE Act Provisions & Alternative Sanctions

Date/Time: 03/30/2021, 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Provider: FHPCA

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9:00 am – 10:30 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

The latest hospice policy update brings alternative sanctions and HOSPICE Act provisions including key changes to surveys. This webinar will review the potential impacts on the hospice industry and preparation strategies for the future.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Identify key changes to hospice surveys in the HOSPICE Act
  • Understand what alternative sanctions are and how they are utilized
  • Comprehend the potential financial impact of CMPs on your agency
  • Acknowledge the potential benefits of accreditation in light of alternative sanctions

WEBINAR DETAILS

The Consolidated Appropriations Act was jam-packed with over 5,000 pages including measures addressed to the hospice industry. One of those provisions was the Helping Our Senior Population in Comfort Environments (HOSPICE) Act. The HOSPICE Act is a response to an OIG report that called for more stringent hospice oversight. This act addresses hospice survey enforcement and intends to bring hospice survey into alignment with the other survey processes. It addresses survey frequency, team composition, surveyor training, and other aspects of survey enforcement. The biggest change is the addition of authority for alternative sanctions. This webinar will review the provisions of the HOSPICE Act. It will also look at the impact of alternate sanctions in the home health industry and skilled-nursing facilities to identify potential impacts on hospice and preparation strategies for the future.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for administrators, clinical managers, DONs, owners, leadership, and compliance and quality assurance staff.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

Photo Robert W. Markette

MEET THE PRESENTER

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.

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