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Webinar: Hospice 101: Hospice Philosophy, Eligibility and Documentation
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST
Category: Live Webinar

Potential increase in hospice care and Medicare’s focus on value open the door to further CMS scrutiny. It is critical that all agency staff clearly understand the Medicare hospice benefit, hospice philosophy and goals, who is eligible, required documentation to support admission, and the four levels of care.  

This webinar will address the required hospice admission paperwork and certification process and explain how to prevent Medicare audits, payment denials, and inappropriate admissions that can trigger CMS oversight. Learn how to set up potential admissions, clinical teams, and remain compliant and under the radar. Discover the focus of ADRs and what to avoid.  This webinar serves as training for new hospice staff and as a beneficial review for seasoned employees, resulting in improved agency compliance and reimbursement.


  • Identify who is eligible for the hospice Medicare benefit
  • Define what documentation is required and why it is necessary to support eligible hospice admissions and the four levels of care
  • List the goals of hospice care
  • Use CMS Conditions of Participation to identify core hospice services
  • Recognize what is and is not covered under the hospice benefit
  • Understand the benefit of using LCDs when documenting for greater accuracy
  • Describe how your professional role supports hospice philosophies and service

Member Rate: $150

Non-member Rate: $200

CLICK HERE to register.