Hospice & Palliative Care Association of New York State - Event Information

Event Name:Hospice 101 - Essentials for New Staff
Description:The demand for hospice programs continues to grow due to CMS hospital readmission penalties and patients’ need to receive the right services, including when to transition from home health or home care to hospice. When people transition into hospice, agencies face challenges such as onboarding new staff, providing re-orientation for current staff, and educating the palliative care team.

This webinar will focus on new staff essentials, including the Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation regulations, hospice philosophy and values, the interdisciplinary team’s purpose, and data reporting requirements. It will also address difficult conversations and identify risks for rehospitalization to improve your organization through patient, staff, and contracted-provider outcomes.

Hospice philosophy and values
Hospice eligibility, length of stay and levels of care
CMS Conditions of Participation– focus on patient care and core versus non-core services
Regulatory Requirements: Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Notice of Election and Termination and Revocation (NOE/NOTR)
Services not covered under the hospice benefit
Difficult conversations: and easy access tool to help new staff

The Medicare Hospice Benefit
Hospice Values Competency Grid (novice, proficient, expert)
Questions About Hospice Care – a caregivers’s guide to selecting a hospice
Hospice Interdisciplinary Team Grid
Website links to how hospice works, hospice CFRs, and hospice & respite care

This informative session is designed for all new staff, education and staff developers, clinical managers and supervisors participating in an onboarding program, clinical staff requiring a refresher, administrators, board members, palliative care staff, transitional care coordinators, all medical directors, and potential home healthcare and hospital administrators interested in  learning the basics.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER – Kathy Ahearn, RN, BSN, PHN, Ahearn Advisement Partners
Event Date:1/3/2019
Event Time:3:00PM - 4:30PM
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