Live In Person Seminars

Fundamentals of Hospice (October)


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Fundamentals of Hospice
October 12, 2023

CEs for Nurses, NHA, CEAL, CEHCH
Does your agency have a new employee? Looking to provide a refresher to current staff?

Designed to orient your staff to Hospice Agency services in the state of Ohio as well as provide an overview of what constitutes a Hospice Beneficiary, OHCA's Introduction to Hospice course offers a one stop training program for your team.

This intensive full-day training will take a deep dive the following:

Identify Criteria for Hospice Services
Discuss clinical assessment requirements for the Medicare Hospice Benefit
Describe basic reimbursement methodology for Hospice under Medicare and Medicaid
Understand differences in payment sources for Hospice
Understand differences in licensure requirements and conditions of participation
Understand post-acute relationship building and the role of hospice congregate settings
Recognize various parties involved in care coordination
Discuss unique challenges to Hospice Agencies
Discuss relevant current industry issues, such as COVID-19 and the VBID model

Make plans now to join Heidi McCoy as she leads this important program.

Who Should Attend
Any staff members new to hospice, including nurses, aides, social workers, volunteers, therapists, administrative staff, administrators and other clinical managers


8:30 a.m. Check In & Coffee
9:00 a.m. Program begins
12:15 p.m. Lunch (included)
12:45 p.m. Program resumes
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Quest Conference Center (new location)
9200 Worthington Road, Westerville, Ohio 43082
Free parking is available at the Conference Center.

Each participant is responsible for his/her own lodging and meal arrangements. We encourage you to make your hotel reservations as early as possible. There are a large number of hotels near the Conference Center. Google hotels on Polaris Parkway for a complete listing.

Heidi is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian, prior to joining OHCA as the Clnical Director, Heidi had been with Dietary Solutions for over 20 years. She earned her BS in Medical Dietetics from The Ohio State University. Heidi's passion is to build lasting relationships with both current and potential clients. Heidi is also a CEHCH (Certified Executive for Home Care & Hospice).

A Certified Executive for Home Care and Hospice (CEHCH), Mrs. Hart is also an experienced Revenue Cycle Director with Post-Acute care providers, which include Home Health, Hospice and Skilled Nursing Facility services. During her time in that role, she re-engineered the intake and billing set up processes to maximize recovery of reimbursable services through contractual payor set up corrections, cash flow process optimization, complete recalibration of a centralized intake and documentation process, standardization of authorization requests, electronic claims payment and submission automation, and interdisciplinary problem resolution. She also fulfilled key financial reporting roles including the monthly generation and calculation of the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts, as well as developed other key performance indicators for financial success of the Organization. Her current role requires her to maintain knowledgeable of current Conditions of Participation, Billing guidelines, and upcoming regulatory and payment changes.
Continuing Education Credit:

This program has been approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit for Ohio nurses, nursing home administrators (Ohio BELTSS), CEHCH (Certified Executive for Home Care & Hospice) and CEAL (Certified Executive for Assisted Living).

Members: $ 159 (before October 1)
$199 (October 1 and after)

Non-Members: $ 209 (before October 1)
$ 239 (October 1 and after)

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