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The Final FY2018 Hospice Rule
The Final FY2018 Hospice Rule

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When: Thursday, August 17, 2017
10:30 am to Noon CST
Where: Webinar
United States
Katie Wehri, CHC, CHPC
Allison Kindseth

Phone: 651-635-0923

Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 8/14/2017

This webinar is In partnership with the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice

A Comprehensive Review of Payment and HQRP Updates

Plus Discussion of Comments

What is a webinar?

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. There is no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site using one phone line and a computer with internet access.


Registration Fee:

Call into the live webinar or purchase the audio recording (fee is the same). The live webinar includes the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters. Please note: Recordings are not eligible for CEUs.

MHCA Member Rate
Non-Member Rate

Registration fees are based on one phone/webinar connection; multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection.  A webinar recording is included with the registration fee.



Hospice Providers



This webinar will review and discuss the FY2018 hospice final rule, and provide a comprehensive update of CMS' plans and timelines for the hospice quality reporting program including public reporting and a comprehensive patient assessment instrument (HEART). Comments related to concerns CMS has over the source of clinical information used in certifying the terminal illness and comments related to monitoring activities will be discussed. Presenter will also provide tips for managing towards the future.

Program Goals:

  • Outline payment and aggregate cap changes
  • Outline hospice quality reporting updates
  • Discuss various aspects of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program and anticipated future activities
  • Review CMS’ concerns about the source and timing of clinical information used in certifying patients
  • Review CMS’ comments regarding monitoring activities
  • Share thoughts about the future and tips for managing towards the future



Katie Wehri, CHC, CHPC, has over 24 years of experience in the hospice, home health, private duty, and palliative care. She has an extensive background in health care regulation and accreditation standards interpretation; compliance and quality assessment; performance improvement; and opening and expanding sites for both home health and hospice organizations. She has been consulting in these areas since 2009.




Continued Education Credits:

Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH -157, 4/1/2019).

RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded. Continuing Education Credits are subject to an additional $10 fee per person, paid directly to the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice.

Please note: Recordings are not eligible for CEUs


Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be in writing and received by MHCA on or before August 10, 2017 to receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds for cancellations made after the cancellation deadline or for no-shows.


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