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2021 Hospice Billing Series
Tuesday, October 05, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST
Category: Events

2021 Hospice Billing Series

Date: October 5, 21, & 28, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Webinar Series

Registration: Online | Registration Form

October 5- Hospice Billing Series: Part 1 – Eligibility Requirements & Notice of Election
The 2020 Hospice Rule brought some significant changes in reimbursement as well as the content of the actual Election Statement and future Addendum. New and experienced hospice billers periodically need a review of eligibility requirements. Eligibility and requirements for Notice of Election will be detailed during this webinar. The updates to being able to correct a Notice of Election that was not filed, within the allowable time, will be reviewed. This session will walk through the Late Notice of Election and the exceptions process of appeal. A comprehensive review of all eligibility requirements, all aspects of dealing with Election statement changes and all things related to the Notice of Election will be included.
• Review all Eligibility Requirements for admitting patients to Hospice
• Define Benefit Periods
• Updates to the Content of the Election Statement
• Billing Details of Notice of Election
• Dealing with Claim issues regarding Late Notice of Election
• Update to Late Notice of Election Exceptions & Corrections
October 21 - Hospice Billing Series: Part 2 – Details of Medicare Claims Processing
Accurate monthly claims and understanding of the navigation surrounding the edits and errors is key to getting paid correctly and timely. This session will take billers through the step by step process of monthly Hospice billing and providing examples of how hospices have successfully dealt with recent changes. The most recent of reimbursement changes will be addressed including proposed changes to the base rates for Hospice levels of care through rebasing. This session will also provide a step by step through the content of the final claims and frequent billing issues. Physician billing will be covered in this session.
• Define distinct levels of care and specifics of billing them
• Details of monthly claim content
• Outline typical billing issues and how to handle them
• Detail newest rate changes due to rebasing/2021 Rates
• Outline changes in the Wage Index structure
• Define standards for physician billing on hospice claims.
October 28 - Hospice Billing Series: Part 3 Face-to-Face, Hospice Cap, HIS & Top 5 Denial Reasons
All of the nuts and bolts that hold Hospice reimbursement together will be covered in this webinar. Face-to-Face requirements and the HIS reporting requirement are a couple among many of the daily reimbursement related challenges. A review of specific HIS reporting requirements will be addressed to expand your agency's knowledge of Hospice reimbursement related components. Lastly, the top 5 denials reasons for denied claims under medical review will take agencies a step beyond the basics of just getting a claim processed for payment.
• Review Hospice Face to Face Requirements
• Recap the Self Reporting of Hospice Aggregate Cap
• List Palliative Care Specific Codes for Billing Part B
• Outline HIS Reporting Requirements
• Detail Top 5 Medical Review Denial Reasons & How to Avoid

Melinda Gaboury, is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc., an organization out of Nashville, TN that provides financial, reimbursement, clinical and operation services to the home health and hospice industries.  With more than 27 years of experience in Medicare Home Health, she is a presenter at both the state and national levels, and is interviewed frequently for national home health publications.  Ms. Gaboury is also the author of "Home Health Guide to OASIS D: A Reference for Field Staff."  Ms. Gaboury has no conflict of interest in regard to this program.

Member - $250
Non-Member - $399

Convenience: Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). The cost of this education is per agency.

Prior to the webinar, a Zoom Webinar link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to click on this link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts if available and evaluation link.

Oregon Association for Home Care
1249 Commercial St. SE, Salem, OR 97302

Contact: Brandy Sweet - [email protected] - (503) 364-2733