Medicare: Features of the Hospice Benefit

Medicare: Features of the Hospice Benefit 

The Medicare Hospice Benefit (MHB) outlines the care and services that Medicare will reimburse hospice agencies for as well as the eligibility requirements for this service. These regulations greatly impact your day-to-day responsibilities. The Medicare Hospice Benefit is complex, so the goal of this course is to break down its many aspects and provide you with the most important points so that you can help ensure your agency receives reimbursement for the care and services you provide. In this course, you will learn about the features of the Medicare Hospice Benefit and how they all fit together and relate to your job.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00 - 1.25
REL-HOS-0-MFHB

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

New Mexico Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

This course awards 1.25 contact hours upon successful completion.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HOS-0-MFHB
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
List five important features of the Medicare Hospice Benefit.
State the eligibility requirements for hospice.
Describe how payment is made under the Medicare Hospice Benefit.
List the levels of care available to hospice patients
Describe the difference between discharge and revocation

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Eligibility A. Nurse Jordan and Dr. Clyde B. What You Need to Know C. What You Need to Do D. Election: The Next Step E. More on the Election Process F. Review G. Summary Section 3: Benefit Period A. Calculating the Benefit Period B. Checking in with Joe C. Initial Certification of Terminal Illness D. Recertification of Terminal Illness E. Physician Narrative F. Face-To-Face Encounter G. Review H. Summary Section 4: Levels of Care A. The Four Levels of Care B. Routine Home Care C. Continuous Home Care D. Inpatient Respite and General Inpatient Care E. Quick Check F. Admissions to Non-Contracted Facilities G. Professional Management H. Review I. Summary Section 5: Payment for Care A. Payment for Hospice Care B. Nursing Services C. Medical Social Services D. Two-Tiered Payment Method E. Review F. Summary Section 6: Revocation and Discharge A. Revocation B. Discharge C. Review D. Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!

Expert Reviewer: Sandi Hebley, RN, ADN, BA, CHPN, LMSW
Sandi has been a nurse for 30 years and a social worker for 6 years. (The CHPN is Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse.) She has worked with issues of death and dying in a variety of settings: Neonatal ICU, oncology, hospice, and as a volunteer at the Suicide and Crisis Center of Dallas. She has worked in hospice for the past 14 years and is currently the Education/CQI manager at Castle Peak Hospice. In that capacity, she is a frequent speaker at educational meetings, both at Castle Peak and for community groups, and has obtained provider status for continuing education for both nursing and social work. It is her belief that she can affect many more families by teaching others how to do end-of-life care better, than just by doing the hands-on care herself. She has presented educational programs at conferences of the National Association of Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, and the Texas/New Mexico Hospice Organization. Sandi lives in Dallas, is married, and has 2 two-legged children and 5 four-legged children (of the canine and feline variety). Disclosure: Sandi Hebley, RN, ADN, BA, CHPN, LMSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Lindsey R. Goldberg, MSN-Ed., RN
Lindsey R. Goldberg, MSN-Ed., RN began working in the healthcare industry in 2000. Lindsey began her journey in the healthcare industry as a medical records clerk for a large Neurosurgical practice in South Florida. She then progressed to a Medical Assistant in 2001 and worked in the settings of orthopedic, primary, urgent care and concierge practices. Lindsey graduated with highest honors from Nova Southeastern University in 2007 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. As a registered nurse, Lindsey worked mainly with the adult and geriatric populations in the acute care hospital setting. The areas she worked in the hospital included: telemetry, medical/surgical, observation, chest pain and step-down units. While working as a registered nurse, Lindsey continued her education and obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Education in 2015. After obtaining her Masters degree, she taught briefly at a community college in the nursing program as a clinical instructor. During that timeframe Lindsey was also involved in a pharmaceutical trial in which she administered the trial drug and followed one patient throughout the entire process. Lindsey also maintains her clinical skills by working for an after-hours triaging service. In her most recent position, she was a chronic care manager and health coach for Medicare patients enrolled in a digital health program. In this role, she provided health coaching, general wellness tips and diagnosis specific teaching for roughly 1500 patients. She currently serves as a medical content writer and internal subject matter expert for Relias Learning. Disclosure: Lindsey R. Goldberg, MSN-Ed., RN 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 and intermediate level Nurses; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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Accommodations
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