Tennessee Hospice Organization

 

Weatherbee Resources has provided more than 45 Hospice Regulatory Boot Camps across the country since 2006.  More than 3,500 hospice professionals, surveyors, consultants, and others have attended Weatherbee's two-day boot camps for in-depth, timely and relevant information related to hospice regulations, compliance challenges and managing hospice scrutiny. 

Hospices across the country utilize Weatherbee's Boot Camps for orienting new staff and for the on-going training of Executive Directors, Hospice Medical Directors and Team Physicians, Clinical Managers, Corporate Compliance Officers, QAPI Coordinators, the Interdisciplinary Group, and others.

Boot Camp Planners & Faculty: Heather Wilson, PhD, CHC CEO; Joy Barry, RN, MEd, LNC, President; Suzanne Karefa-Johnson, MD, HMDC; Colleen O'Keefe, RN, CHPN, Senior Consultant & Project Specialist; and Howard Young, JD, Partner at Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius LLP.

Co-sponsored by Tennessee Hospice Organization.

An optional third day workshop, Hospice Documentation Essentials, is being offered for hospice physicians and IDG members. This workshop will be facilitated by Joy Barry, Suzanne Karefa-Johnson, and Colleen O'Keefe (see faculty info above).

Building upon the content presented during the two-day Boot Camp, this optional third day will dive deeper into the essential elements of hospice documentation. The day-long seminar will begin with a didactic exploration of:

  • Strategies to turn assessment data into documentation that supports payment;
  • Use of hospice assessment scales to document disease progression; and
  • Substantiating clinical eligibility with documentation of secondary conditions and related 
    comorbidities.

Participants will practice their documentation skills during the afternoon of this third day session and receive feedback from Weatherbee's executive team. This optional third day is only open to Boot Camp registrants.

CME: This Live activity, Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp, from 03/21/2016 - 12/14/2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 12.5 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses:  Continuing education for nurses is provided by Relias Learning, LLC. Relias Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). Nurses will receive approximately 11 contact hours for participation in the two-day Boot Camp and approximately 6 contact hours for participation in the optional third day Documentation activity.

Criteria for Judging Successful Completion: Participants will only receive CE credit if they sign-in and remain present for the entire two days of the conference. Partial credit will not be given. Once the conference is over, the participant will be required to complete an evaluation survey online. Once the participant completes the conference evaluation, a certificate will automatically generate for the participant to print.

CCB: The Compliance Certification Board (CCB) has approved this event for up to 15.9 CCB CEUs. Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this program content or of the program sponsor.

The Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp meets the criteria for completion of Regulatory & Compliance Issues, a Level II Module of NHPCO's Manager Development Program (MDP).

Handout materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon breaks included each day.

Agendas for Boot Camp and Hospice Documentation Essentials Workshop.

Register by Fax or Mail - 5% discount for sending two or more people from same organization (discount only available via faxed, mailed or phoned-in registration). Member of the Hospice Compliance Network? Check for even greater discounts! (Retroactive discounts cannot be applied)

 

 

Protecting Your Dollars, Making Cents Out of Medicare!
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Pediatric Forum and TennCare Best Practices


Thursday, May 12
9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Tennessee Hospital Association
5201 Virginia Way, Brentwood, TN 37027

$75/THO Members
$150/Non-THO Members

THO is pleased to once again partner with Palmetto GBA to bring their 2016 Hospice workshop series, ‘Protecting Your Dollars, Making Cents Out of Medicare!’ to Tennessee. This workshop is designed for hospice providers and their staff to equip them with the tools they need to be successful with Medicare billing, coverage and documentation requirements. This workshop will provide insight for hospice agency staff at all levels; however, we suggest providers who are new to Medicare or have new staff attend online learning courses for beginners offered at www.PalmettoGBA.com/hhh.  Palmetto GBA’s ultimate goal is to have educated and astute providers who know how to accurately and skillfully apply the information they learn to their documentation and billing practices.

Pediatric Forum and TennCare Best Practices

And, at your request, we will have separate clinical and billing tracks this year to make the most of your team’s time in Nashville. The clinical track will include a two-part series on pediatric hospice and palliative care. The billing track will include best practices in working with the TennCare MCOs for adult and pediatric Medicaid services. 

More information on these programs, including an agenda for each track, is available here.

 

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The Tennessee Hospice Organization seeks to help Tennessee's hospices continually improve the quality of the care delivered to patients and their loved ones in our state.

 

This site provides information for patients, families and professionals about hospice and palliative care in Tennessee, as well as information about THO membership and resources.

 

The Tennessee Hospice Organization is a nonprofit, tax-exempt entity recognized as such under 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

rEGISTER TODAY!

 

 

 

Protecting Your Dollars, Making Cents Out of Medicare!
plus
Pediatric Forum and TennCare Best Practices


Thursday, May 12
9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Tennessee Hospital Association
5201 Virginia Way, Brentwood, TN 37027

$75/THO Members
$150/Non-THO Members

THO is pleased to once again partner with Palmetto GBA to bring their 2016 Hospice workshop series, ‘Protecting Your Dollars, Making Cents Out of Medicare!’ to Tennessee. This workshop is designed for hospice providers and their staff to equip them with the tools they need to be successful with Medicare billing, coverage and documentation requirements. This workshop will provide insight for hospice agency staff at all levels; however, we suggest providers who are new to Medicare or have new staff attend online learning courses for beginners offered at www.PalmettoGBA.com/hhh.  Palmetto GBA’s ultimate goal is to have educated and astute providers who know how to accurately and skillfully apply the information they learn to their documentation and billing practices.

Pediatric Forum and TennCare Best Practices

And, at your request, we will have separate clinical and billing tracks this year to make the most of your team’s time in Nashville. The clinical track will include a two-part series on pediatric hospice and palliative care. The billing track will include best practices in working with the TennCare MCOs for adult and pediatric Medicaid services. 

More information on these programs, including an agenda for each track, is available here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have questions, please contact Mike Dietrich, mdietrich@tha.com.

 

 

 

 
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