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CHAPCA: A valid Certificate of Terminal Illness narrative
Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST
Category: Live Webinar

A valid Certificate of Terminal Illness narrative

Webinar Details:

An invalid certificate of terminal illness (CTI) is one of the more common reasons that a reviewer denies payment for hospice services. The CTI that fails to support a patient's eligibility to receive hospice services costs the agency, not only in having to return all it was paid for the period the invalid CTI affects, but in the additional labor required to appeal such denials. Learn how to properly certify a patient for terminal illness, avoiding common pitfalls and including information that will leave no doubt of your patients' stauses as terminally ill.

Learning Objective:

  • Engaged learners will become familiar with elements of the certificate of terminal illness, its purpose and regulatory requirements.
  • Attendees will be able to describe ways the physician's narrative can show a patient as terminally ill according to Medicare standards.
  • Participants will recognize appropriate ways to incorporate information from face-to-face encounters and other patient-record documentation into a valid physician's narrative.

Target Audience:

  • Administrators
  • Clinicians
  • Managers
  • Nurses
  • Interdisciplinary Team Members
  • CFO's
  • Hospice physicians,
  • Hospice NPs,
  • Hospice PAs

Meet the Presenter:

Bio: Beth Noyce, RN, BSJMC, HCS-C, BCHH-C, COQS, is a CHAP-certified Home Health and Hospice Consultant, mentor, educator and regulatory master who helps agencies know when they are at risk. Job description? Keeping agencies out of trouble since 1997. Beth is former Executive Director of Utah Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Utah Association for Home Care and Medicare Administrative Contractor medical reviewer. She serves on NAHC’s Hospice Quality Subcommittee and has served on NACH’s Hospice Advisory and Hospice Advocacy Boards. Beth has consulted for GLG, Kenyon Home Care Consulting, The Lighten Group, The Corridor Group, Pinnacle Enterprise Risk Consulting Services, and many individual agencies nationwide. She has audited and performed appeals for SimiTree and has edited and written study guides and questions for industry coding and compliance certification exams, has published in Diagnosis Coding Pro, and edited a Diagnosis Coding Manual. But her favorite role is Grandma.

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