Survey Scrutiny and Your Hospice: New Issues, New Insights

Presented by attorney Robert W. Markette, Jr., CHC of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.

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Hospice providers are facing serious new issues in recent surveys. Surveyors are citing providers for operational practices that many have had in place for years. In particular, surveyors are focused on hospices’ use of physicians and are paying special attention to interdisciplinary group (IDG) physicians. Hospices are being cited for allowing physicians other than medical directors to sign certifications of terminal illness (CTIs). Some hospices’ branch locations were even terminated after surveyors concluded they were actually parent agencies based on the presence of a physician at the branch location.

To be prepared for surveys this year, hospices must be aware of these and other new issues.

Watch this free webinar presented by renowned health care attorney, Robert W. Markette, Jr., CHC. In this 60-minute presentation, Robert will help your hospice better understand the new focus on hospice physicians and medical directors as well as other important hospice compliance issues.

Watch to learn:

  • What hospice Conditions of Participation state regarding medical directors, designees, and interdisciplinary group (IDG) physicians
  • Which mistakes lead to surveyors misidentifying an IDG physician as another medical director
  • Key steps for clearly delineating the roles of the key physicians in the hospice
  • The rules governing the CTI and who can sign it

Ensure your hospice is prepared for survey this year. Watch this essential webinar!

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About the Presenter

Robert W. Markette, Jr., CHCRobert W. Markette, Jr., CHC has focused his practice on representing home health, hospice, private duty, and DME providers in all aspects of their operations. With more than a decade of experience in working with the these industries, he has developed a reputation for understanding the operational, compliance and legal/regulatory issues facing home care providers. Robert is recognized for his expertise in this space and is a frequent speaker on home health, hospice and private duty legal matters across the USA. He has presented to the American Health Lawyers Association, the National Association for Home Health and Hospice Care, DecisionHealth, and many other national speaking events and state trade association conferences. Robert is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Health Care Compliance Association and the Indiana and Oklahoma State Bar Association. He serves on both the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and the Association for Home Care Compliance.


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