Hospice Updates 2020
Registration Deadline: February 6, 2020
Hospice Coding Update
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 * 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. CST
1. Examine current hospice coding issues including identifying the terminal illness, identifying and coding related diagnoses, and determining unrelated diagnoses.
2. Review diagnosis codes that are prohibited from use as a principal (terminal) diagnosis and examples of etiology/manifestation conventions to ensure compliance with applicable coding guidelines and CMS hospice coding directives.
3. Discuss hospice scenarios for circulatory conditions, mental health and behaviors, and sign/symptoms coding.
Target Audience: Hospice clinicians, primarily nurses, medical directors, agency coders and QA staff.
QAPI for Hospice
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 * 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. CST
1. Review the 2020 hospice quality measures and the components of quality improvement to ensure compliance with hospice QAPI requirements.
2. Discuss data sources for target measure selection, action plan development, and best practices for quality care using examples of hospice QAPI projects.
Target Audience: Hospice quality improvement managers, hospice clinicians, administrators, managers, medical directors
Teresa Northcutt, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-H, Senior Associate Consultant, Selman-Holman & Associates LLC
Prior to joining Selman-Holman & Associates, Teresa served as a Program Manager from Primaris, the Quality Improvement Organization for Missouri. She has presented on-site training for home health agency clinical staff on OASIS assessment and coding, focusing on customized clinical education programs and the practical application of guidelines by field staff. In addition, she has provided educational programs on agency communications and processes, quality outcome improvement, and care transitions for regional and state conferences. Certified in OASIS competency (COS-C), as a Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D), and as a Homecare Coding Specialist - Hospice (HCS-H), Teresa brings comprehensive and contemporary knowledge of home care/hospice and quality improvement methods. Teresa has had experience as Clinical Services and QI/Education manager with home health agencies (independent, hospital-based, and county health dept.), and as a hospital resource nurse, patient educator, and quality improvement facilitator. She received her BSN from St. Louis University.
CONTINUED EDUCATION CREDITS
Kansas Home Care & Hospice Association is approved as a provider of CNE by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. Each course offering is approved independently for 1.5 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0287-0314. APRNs, RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded – partial credit will not be available. To apply for nursing contact hours, within one week following webinar participation, a completed sign-in sheet and evaluations from each individual must be returned to KHCHA. Certificates will then be issued by e-mail.
WHAT'S 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 (VoIP). 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.
Prior to the webinar, a 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, the sign-in sheet, and evaluation link.
You will be sent the recording link following the presentation and it will be available through March 31, 2020. The webinar format allows a concise and low-cost format and provides additional flexibility to ensure everyone from your agency has an opportunity to access the information.
EDUCATION PAYMENT POLICY
Non-Members – Payment in full is required upon registration.
Members – Outstanding invoices 30 days after an event date will incur a $25 late fee per registration.
Registrations may not be shared between agencies – the agency’s registration covers the access of only one phone line/computer access to the webinar. Multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection. Please note: if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the webinar link, your agency will be invoiced for the additional 2 registrations. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup.
Cancellations must be in writing and received by MHCA on or before Tuesday, February 4, 2020 to receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee (per registration). No refunds for cancellations made after the cancellation deadline or for no-shows.