The 2019 Hospice Proposed Rule:
Understanding Its Potential Impact on the Future of Hospice Care

Presented by hospice clinical consultant and educator Heather Calhoun, RN, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H

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Hospice providers continue to face significant regulatory changes. The publication of the 2019 hospice proposed rule is an important opportunity to see into the near future of hospice care. It’s a time for hospice providers to consider the impact of likely changes and prepare well-informed comments about the proposed rule.

Watch this free webinar presented by hospice clinical consultant and educator, Heather Calhoun, RN, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H. In this important 60-minute presentation, Heather will help ensure that you understand the proposed rule and are well equipped to submit your comments.

Watch to learn:

  • The major changes to the hospice wage index
  • Proposed updates to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP), Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), and the Hospice Evaluation & Assessment Reporting Tool (HEART)
  • How using a physician’s assistant can impact hospice care
  • How your feedback on the proposed rule can affect positive change

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the future of hospice and provide your input!


About the Presenter

hospice clinical consultant and educator Heather Calhoun, RN, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-HHeather Calhoun, RN, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H has been in the home care industry for 25 years. She has extensive field and case management experience and has held many positions in home health and hospice agencies, including supervisor, performance improvement coordinator, staff development director, and appeals auditor. Heather has a vast knowledge of state and federal regulatory guidelines and has written many policies and procedures, including standardized nursing procedures for submission to the nursing board. Heather is a CHAP/ACHC trained consultant and has also authored a book on medical necessity. Heather is director of special projects and appeals for Home Health Solutions, LLC.

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