Managing Hospice Live Discharge Part 2 – How, When & Why: Process, Care Continuum & Documentation

Date/Time: 08/18/2020, 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

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Is your agency’s management of the live discharge process up to par? Do staff members know the difference between a revocation and a live discharge? Are you operating under CMS’s radar? This informative webinar will delve into many aspects of the live discharge process.


  • Explain the hospice live discharge process
  • Understand the importance of ongoing eligibility assessment
  • Utilize the when, who, and how of discharge planning
  • Define required documentation for the different types of live discharge
  • Distinguish the role of the care continuum
  • Utilize hospice PEPPER reports and know what data the government is focusing on


“We talk up hospice services so much, and then they yank them away.” This is how patients and families often feel when hospice services are discontinued due to ineligibility or other live discharge reasons. Odds are one in five that patients will face the possibility of a live discharge – even higher for people with non-cancer diagnoses or those in a for-profit hospice program.

The live discharge process is complex. This webinar will emphasize ongoing eligibility assessment, discharge planning, and a mechanism to support the care continuum even after services are discontinued. Train staff to know the difference between a revocation and a live discharge. Learn what reports and statistics the government reviews regarding hospice live discharges and whether you are operating under the radar. Further, the need for ongoing hospice eligibility assessment under Medicare will be reviewed, along with additional live discharge concerns and questions.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.


This informative session is designed for all leadership, including a strong emphasis for clinical management/supervisors, quality assurance staff, CFOs, medical directors, intake coordinators, staff education RNs, assessment teams, MSWs, and administrators.

This webinar is available exclusively through the Hospice & Home Care Webinar Network.

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Photo Kathy Ahearn


Ahearn Advisement Partners

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