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Hospice Intensive 2019 Seminar Co-Sponsored by IL-HPCO

Date & Time

May 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - May 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Event Location

Event Details

May 23 & 24, 2019
Ameristar Casino & Hotel
St. Charles, MO 63301

Speakers & Outcomes:

Part One: Hospice Regulatory and Quality Reporting Update – Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN CHC – NHPCO
May 23, 2019 – 8:00am-12:00pm
Hospice providers need to remain current about regulatory and quality reporting to maintain a compliant program with high quality performance. Compliance oversight on hospice remains as a work plan item for the OIG and additional  federal compliance auditors are focused on hospice provider throughout the U.S.  The face of hospice quality reporting is also changing as new measures are considered and developed for EOL quality of care measurement.  This session will review current hospice regulatory and quality reporting issues, areas of federal scrutiny, and what is in the pipeline for the hospice industry in the future.
Part Two: Hospice Quality Reporting (HQRP) Workshop:  Improving Score and Ensuring Compliance – Kimberly Skehan, RN, MSN – Simione Healthcare Consultants
May 23, 2019 1:00pm-5:00pm
Mastery of HQRP requirements is essential but not sufficient to ensure excellent performance on Hospice Compare and to ensure avoiding the 2% payment penalty for non-compliance with HIS submission requirements. Knowing how to improve performance on the measures and how to evaluate HIS submission processes is also vital. In this highly interactive seminar, participants will engage in a group exercises for improving HIS quality measure scores, CAHPS quality measure scores, and processes for HIS data collection and submission.
Part Three: Legal/Compliance/Fraud/Abuse Issues & Legal Case Studies – Jason Bring, Partner – Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Attorneys at Law
May 24, 2019 9:00am-10:00am
Jason Bring, a partner with Arnall Golden Gregory LLP’s national health care practice, will present on trends in government investigations and audits of hospices, including whistleblower cases and UPIC / ZPIC audits.  The presentation will cover  document requests from investigators, tips for reducing production burdens, e-mail retention, and appeal strategies.
Part Four: Hot Button Hospice Billing/ADR/CERT/ZPIC/UPIC Audits – Raymond Belles, Managing Consultant – BKD
May 24, 2019 10:00am-12:00pm
This presentation will provide participants with the latest insights that they need to return to their organizations to navigate Hospice compliance (billing, ADR, CERT, ZPIC, UPIC).  The presentation will define strategies to build a compliance-centric organization and recommendations for implementation of these strategies amid a compliance-driven industry.


“In November 2018 I attended the NHPCO Hospice Compliance Certificate Program in New Orleans.  The program was a 2 day intensive training program I felt I needed to attend due to the added regulatory scrutiny in the hospice industry.  Every leader, compliance officer, and other hospice colleagues should attend a compliance educational program. The Hospice Intensive Seminar being offered by MHPCA on May 23rd and 24th in St. Louis will be well worth the time and money!  Three of the speakers for this meeting are national speakers and well versed in hospice regulatory issues and were presenters at the NHPCO program last fall.  This program will fill up  quick so be sure and register early!” – Carla Roberts,  Compassus Administrator

Hospice Intensive 2019 Brochure

The cost for this seminar is $300.00 for members & $350.00 for non-members.
A $25 late fee will apply after May 3rd, 2019.
There will be a $30 charge for printed materials.
There are no refunds,  however substitutions are welcome.
This seminar provides 11 Social Worker CE hours.
This seminar provides 11  Nurses CE hours.
CE’s are an extra $25.

Upon completion of this course each attendee will be required to complete an evaluation. Each participant will then receive a  certificate. Each attendee must complete the entire course to receive CE credits.  Certificates will be distributed to attendees upon signing out of the seminar. For any questions or concerns please contact Crystal at crystal@missourihospice.org.

No conflicts of interest were disclosed by any member of the planning committee or presenters/faculty of this educational event.

MHPCA has obtained a special room rate for our participants at the Ameristar Casino & Hotel located at One Ameristar Blvd. St. Charles, MO 63301 for $109 per night. For reservations call 855-888-7273 and  mention that you need the MO Hospice and Palliative Care Association rate.

Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association, #1359, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the  Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 2/28/17 – 2/28/20. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.  Social workers participating in this course can receive up to _11_ continuing education clock hours.