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Hospice Certifications and Recertifications

presented by Beth Noyce, RN, BSJMC, HCS-C

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Financial: Beth Noyce receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Beth Noyce has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course will be retired and no longer available as of January 13, 2023. Please complete the course by December 31, 2022, to receive credit.

Video Runtime: 34 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 24 Minutes

Certification and recertification criteria continue to change. Agencies need a one-stop resource to check all the boxes. This course targets that need. Clinicians will learn requirements for hospice certification and recertification as implemented Oct. 1, 2020, including the detailed content of the updated election statement and its addendum, titled Patient Notification of Hospice Non-Covered Items, Services, and Drugs. The addendum is a condition of payment, making its consistently accurate completion necessary to avoid claims denials. Those who would benefit from taking this course include admitting registered nurses, quality assurance staff, clinical managers, hospice physicians, hospice financial decision-makers, and hospice administrators. No prerequisites are required.

Meet Your Instructor

Beth Noyce, RN, BSJMC, HCS-C

Beth Noyce, RN, BSJMC, HCS-C, is a home health and hospice consultant, mentor, educator, and regulatory Jedi who helps agencies know when they are at risk. She draws on her varied leadership and patient care hospice and home health experience gained since 1997. Job description? She helps keep people out of trouble. Beth was executive…

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1. Hospice Certification

Chapter 1 aims to help learners master the certification elements required in the hospice setting for a valid certification of terminal illness and of eligibility to receive hospice services. The goal is for learners to become more aware of and avoid common potential pitfalls and walk away with helpful documentation tips.

2. Hospice Recertification

Chapter 2 helps participants master the recertification elements in the hospice setting, with attention to the differences between original certification and recertification. They'll learn which elements of initial certification are also required for recertification and vice versa. This chapter will explore face-to-face encounter requirements for all third and subsequent recertifications.

3. Notice of Election and Addendum Effective Oct 1, 2020

Chapter 3 teaches how to execute the requirements of the newly revised Notice of Election and the addendum related to certification tasks. It will explore the elements of the revised Notice of Election and its addendum, as well as when and how to administer the addendum while avoiding common potential pitfalls. It will help participants understand OIG and CMS scrutiny targets, learn documentation tips, and discover where to find reference sources to monitor for change.

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