2017 Hospice Final Rule: Meeting the New Quality Reporting Requirements - On-Demand

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2017 Hospice Final Rule: Meeting the New Quality Reporting Requirements - On-Demand

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Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Presented by:
Beth Noyce, RN, BSJMC, HCS-D, HCS-H

Level of Program:

Avoid costly noncompliance issues. Hospice agencies must understand and comply with the FY 2017 hospice final rule’s new reporting requirements—or miss out when Medicare gives raises to other hospices. With public display of quality measures and other hospice data planned to begin in the middle of 2017, your agency’s public image depends on immediate response to the final rule’s changes.

During this 90-minute program, expert speaker Beth Noyce, RN, BSJMC, HCS-D, HCS-H, COS-C, will reveal the important changes in the 2017 final rule and explain what these changes mean for hospice care providers.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify financial and compliance risks of reporting required data incorrectly or not reporting it at all
  • Describe how different treatments qualify as covered by the hospice benefit.
  • Implement QAPI projects to better adhere to CMS reporting requirements
  • Understand CMS’ two new hospice quality measures and how they will appear on Hospice Compare
  • Teach others how past and current hospice documentation affects payment and soon-to-be-public quality outcomes

Who Should Listen?

  • Coders
  • Home health agency owners/directors/administrators 
  • Quality assurance/performance improvement (QAPI) staff
  • Compliance officers
  • Hospice nurses
  • Billers


  • CMS Reporting
    • Don’t report incomplete, incorrect, and non-specific ICD-10 diagnosis codes on claims.
  • Hospice Payment Reform
    • How current and past hospice documentation is shaping future payment reform.
  • Understand the impact of Hospice Compare in 2017.
  • Hospice Item Set (HIS)
    • Understand how HIS is becoming a clinical tool, with two new quality measures
  • Medicare A, B, and D
    • Medicare parts A, B, and D continue receiving millions in claims for non-hospice care—learn how to stop it
  • Q&A


  • PDF of the 2017 Hospice Final Rule
  • PDF of Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 9, Hospice
  • Link to hospice center at CMS.org
  • PDF of PowerPoint slides

Continuing Education

(Live + On Demand) - Attendance for the entire webinar, sponsored by HCPro, is required to earn the continuing education unit. Upon the completion of the webinar, attendees will receive 1 HCS-D CEU from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance. (Ability to claim CEU’s for this webcast expire on: 10/25/2017)

Meet the Speaker

Beth Noyce, RN, BSJMC, HCS-D, HCS-H, COS-C, is the education chair for the Utah Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (UHPCO), an advising board member for the Association of Home Care Coding and Compliance, and a nationwide home health and hospice consultant. Noyce educates and consults with hospice and home health agencies nationwide, drawing on varied leadership and patient care experience. She has performed medical reviews for a Medicare Administrative Contractor and presented for the NAHC, UHPCO, AHPCO, and UAHC; DecisionHealth’s Coding Summit; Kinnser; HealthWare; and more. Additionally, she is a hospice consultant for A.D. Maxim, a hospice and home health associate with The Corridor Group, and a mentor and educator for multiple agencies. Noyce is also an author and editor of study guides and questions for industry certification exams, hospice and home health online courses, Diagnosis Coding Pro, and a diagnosis coding manual for DecisionHealth.

Webinar system requirements and program materials: 

To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following: 

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Two days prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

No problem. The On-Demand version is now available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email customerservice@hcpro.com if you have questions.