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Patient Notification of Hospice Non-Covered Items, Services, and Drugs

presented by Cathleen Armato, RN, CHC

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Financial: Cathleen Armato is a shareholder of Armato & Associates, LLC.

Nonfinancial: Cathleen Armato has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 15 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 23 Minutes

The Patient Notification of Hospice Non-Covered Items, Services, and Drugs has been challenging for hospices to implement and to track. Additionally, clinicians are frequently unsure how and when to complete this form.

This course will familiarize the clinician with the Patient Notification of Hospice Non-Covered Items, Services, and Drugs, when and how to complete the form, and the consequences of not completing the form.

This course is appropriate for any hospice personnel who participate in the admission process or in the ongoing care of patients receiving hospice services.

Meet Your Instructor

Cathleen Armato, RN, CHC

Cathleen Armato is an experienced executive with 22 years in the home care and hospice industry. She has served in various roles during that time, including VP of operations and chief compliance officer for a nationwide healthcare provider. In 2012, Cat became a consultant. Since that time, she has assisted multiple organizations with their compliance…

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1. Rationale for the Patient Notification of Hospice Non-Covered Items, Services, and Drugs

This chapter discusses why hospices are now required to offer and show proof of offering a list of items, services, and drugs that will not be covered by the hospice and why. We will also review patient responsibilities and their right to immediate advocacy.

2. Completion of the Addendum and Consequences of Noncompliance

In this chapter, we will review a model addendum and discuss how to complete this form. We will also examine consequences of noncompletion, as well as exceptions, updates, and time requirements of this form.

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