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Monday, May 6, 2019

FY 2020 Hospice Proposed Rule - What You Need to Know

Start Date: 5/6/2019 2:00 PM EDT
End Date: 5/6/2019 12:27 PM EDT

Organization Name: Ohio Council for Homecare and Hospice

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Email: events@ochch.org
Phone: (614) 885-0434

In the FY 2020 Hospice Proposed Rule which was released April 19, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)  is proposing to cut Hospice Routine Home Care rates in order to compensate for payment increases in the other three levels of care.  While Routine Homecare (RHC) makes up about 98 % of hospice care nationally, CMS is proposing a 2.71% reduction in the Routine Homecare rate for Hospice providers.  Despite the rate increases proposed for the other three levels of care, with this change in RHC rates, hospice providers would  lose about one dollar per patient per day in revenue under the proposed rule.

Among the proposed changes in the FY 2020 Hospice Proposed Rule are:
•         Rebasing of payment rates among levels of care, in a budget neutral manner
•         Eliminate the lag in use of the wage index and proposes updates to the wage index
•         Changes to the election statement to increase coverage transparency 
•         Also includes an request for information (RFI) on Medicare FFS hospice coverage and coordination of care at the end of life. 

In this webinar we will discuss the proposed rule changes and opportunities for providers to impact the FY 2010 Hospice Final Rule.
1.       Review the changes submitted in the FY 2020 Hospice Proposed Rule
2.       Discuss the financial impact of the proposed Hospice payment changes
3.       Review ways Hospice providers can impact the suggested FY 2020 Hospice Proposed Rule changes

About the Presenter: Kathy Royer, RN, MBA, DMin, CHPN, CHPCA is the hospice regulatory director for the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice.  She is a registered nurse with more than 22 years of experience in hospice.  She served as a corporate division director with a demonstrated history of improvement in quality scores.  She has expertise in hospice and hospital environments.  Kathy is skilled in corporate leadership development, operations management, regulatory consultation, coaching, Palliative Care, team building, and as a cultural change agent.

Registration Fee: 
OCHCH Member:  Free
Non-Member:  $45.oo

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Registrations will not be accepted without payment in full. Fees must be paid in full in order to participate. Webinar instructions and links to materials will be provided in a confirmation email. If the contact person does not receive an email two days prior to the webinar, please contact OCHCH to verify your status.

Cancellation Policy:  If you cancel your registration prior to five business days before the program, you will receive a refund less a 25% administrative fee. All cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds for cancellations or exchanges within four business days from the date of the program. If due to unforeseen circumstances OCHCH must cancel this event, you will receive a full refund.

Individuals requiring special arrangements as stated in the Americans with Disabilities Act, should notify OCHCH at least 48 hours prior to the program.

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