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2024

Summer Conference

Thursday, June 13th

10:15am EST – 4:00pm EST

Friday, June 14th

10:30am EST – 4:00pm EST

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The Workshop For Critical Updates On The Hospice And Palliative Care Industry!

Join your hospice and palliative care colleagues from across the nation at the Hospice Fundamentals’ 2024 Summer Conference.
This 2-day virtual event offers crucial updates and innovative strategies for leaders, compliance personnel, and clinicians dedicated to supporting patients and their families.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

Summer Conference Details

Dates & Location

June 13th & 14th, 2024

Attend Virtual and/or On Demand

Ticket Pricing

FOR NON-SUBSCRIBERS: On-Demand ($249.95) will be available 2 weeks after our live conference. 

Who Should Attend?

Compliance officers and managers, COOs, CFOs, clinical leaders, business and billing office, education, QAPI and anyone else interested in compliance or whose position involves a broad set of responsibilities. Particularly valuable for individuals in leadership positions and new to hospice or new to leadership but familiar with hospice.

Daily Agenda

Day 1

Thursday, June 13th

SESSION 1
Intro to WHY “The Least You Need to Know”
Overview on the Scrutiny of the Hospice Industry.
Updated survey protocols.
OIG national audit, TPE, SMRC and UPICs Nationally.
Changes in Hospice Industry and CMS.
SESSION 2
Intake/Admission/Initial Assessment
The first steps to excellence and compliance.
Regulatory requirements in action.
Laying the foundation and establishing eligibility.
SESSION 3
The Comprehensive Assessment and POC
Putting the assessment into action with the Dr. and the team. Who must be involved? What if they don’t want all of us? How to gather the full 360 on your patient/family. Understanding the rules and ongoing assessment of the Hospice patient.
SESSION 4
Culture of Compliance with your
Hospice Medical Director
Discover the essence of a compliance culture with your Hospice Medical Director. Learn how this leadership fosters an environment where adherence to regulations blends with compassion and professionalism. Explore the relationship between strict compliance standards and dignified end-of-life care. Embrace a culture where compliance is a cornerstone of excellence in hospice care.

Day 2

Friday, June 14th

SESSION 1
The Two Sides of Medicare-Survey &
Payment Rules
Did you know Medicare has two very different rule books and you are responsible for both!
This session will empower you with both the payer rules, as well as the survey rules!
SESSION 2
The Doors of Discharge
Do you understand the many ways patients may leave us and how it impacts your Hospice.
Treating revocations and discharges as a service failure for process improvement.
SESSION 3
MSW’s Role-More than just a “presence”
Leveraging your Social Worker’s Skills-Identify the ways to quantify this team’s members contribution to a great clinical and financial outcome.
SESSION 4
Improving Your Agency with CMS Data: Quality Measures (HQRP) and PEPPER
CMS has issued new quality measures from claims data-this can provide a reflection of your processes and quality of care!

CONTINUING EDUCATION

CCB: This education activity has been submitted to the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) and has been approved for CCB CEUs.

CNEThis nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Criteria of Completion: Contact hours awarded to those who complete in commensurate with participation and completion of the post-activity evaluation.