Additional Development Requests


Oversight and scrutiny is something that all healthcare providers face in this country, and hospice is no exception. In order to receive payment for services rendered, you must maintain documentation that supports a patient’s eligibility under Medicare. Failure to do so can significantly hurt your organization’s bottom line. In this course, you will learn basic information on Additional Development Requests and strategies you can take to improve documentation.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (0 Match)

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HOS-0-ADR
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Explain how to prepare an initial ADR submission.

List two ways to improve eligibility documentation.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: ADR Basics A. Definition B. ADR Coordinator C. Submitting an ADR D. Cover Letter E. Improving Documentation F. Assessments G. Review Section 3: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Congratulations

Expert Reviewer: Joy Barry, RN, MEd, LNC
Joy Barry is the CEO and co-owner of Weatherbee Resources, Inc. and a co-owner of the Hospice Education Network. She excels at helping hospices identify documentation and competency-related opportunities for improvement and provides regulatory “boot camps” to hospices across the country. Ms. Barry also provides guidance and support to hospices and their legal counsel during investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Inspector General, the Department of Justice, Zone Program Integrity Contractors, and Medicaid Integrity Contractors. Ms. Barry is committed to nursing leadership and education and is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences. Disclosure: Joy Barry, RN, MEd, LNC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level General Staff; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
Relias Learning will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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