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    • September 01, 2021
    • September 01, 2022
    • Webinar
    ICD-10 Coding Updates & Revisions: FY2022 for Hospice & Home Health

    Accurate coding ensures your agency is properly reimbursed. Learn the latest hospice and home health coding updates and revisions that take effect October 1.

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    Webinar Details: 

    Live webinar September 1, 2021 - On-Demand recording also available 

    It is essential that coders gain a thorough understanding of the FY2022 ICD-10-CM coding updates. Accurate coding and reimbursements are dependent on coders being familiar with the code set updates and key guidance changes. Ensure your coders are prepared for the October 1 effective date! Join industry expert Sharon Litwin as she details the new and revised codes and highlights the updated guidance. 

    After This Webinar, You'll Be Able To: 

    • Recognize the new FY2022 codes 
    • Identify the chapters that have new/revised codes 
    • Understand the code revisions 
    • Discuss the significance of the new/revised codes and coding guidance

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    • September 30, 2021
    • September 08, 2022
    • Webinar

    Hospice Billing Part 3 Face-to-Face, Hospice CAP & Palliative Care

    Live webinar September 30, 2021 - On-Demand recording also available 

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    Do you know how to combat daily reimbursement challenges? Industry expert Melinda Gaboury will take you through face-to-face requirements, Hospice CAP, and physician billing to name a few. You'll walk away knowing how to avoid the top five denial reasons and so much more!


    • Detail hospice face-to-face requirements 
    • Recap the self-reporting hospice aggregate cap requirements 
    • List palliative care-specific codes for billing Part B 
    • Outline HIS reporting requirements and the proposed penalty increase 
    • Distinguish the top five Medical Review denial reasons and how to avoid them 
    • Analyze PEPPER report content


    Face-to-face requirements, physician billing, and the aggregate cap self-reporting requirement are a few of the daily reimbursement related challenges this webinar will cover. A review of specific physician billing codes for palliative care will expand your agency's knowledge of palliative care reimbursement. In addition, the current HIS transmission requirements and the impact of noncompliance on reimbursement will be covered. Medical Review denials and how the PEPPER reports affect your hospice will also be reviewed. 

    Attendance certificate provided, however there are no pre-approved CEs associated with this webinar. 


    This informative session is best suited for the revenue cycle team, quality review staff, administration, and field staff. 

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    Image removed by sender. Melinda A. Gaboury

    Melinda A. Gaboury 
    Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. 

    Melinda A. Gaboury, with more than 30 years in home care, has over 20 years of executive speaking and educating experience, including extensive day-to-day interaction with home care and hospice professionals. She routinely conducts Home Care and Hospice Reimbursement Workshops and speaks at... 
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    • October 07, 2021
    • September 08, 2022
    • Webinar

    Responding to Suicidal Ideation & Requests for a Hastened Death

    Live webinar October 7, 2021 - On-Demand recording also available 

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    Ensure all team members understand the differences between suicidal ideation and desire for a hastened death and how to appropriately intervene for both. Avoid common errors and learn how to employ the skills indicated by the situation.


    • Discuss challenges that arise from growing support for "rational suicide" versus following state and federal regulations 
    • List four potential ethical dilemmas that may emanate from suicidal ideation and planning 
    • Differentiate suicidal ideation and requests for hastened death 
    • List five common errors related to suicidal ideation and requests for hastened death 
    • Apply skills/interventions from two theoretical frameworks to common situations 


    Is a request for a hastened death the same as suicidal ideation? This webinar will provide an in-depth look at the challenges and solutions related to both requests for a hastened death and suicidal ideation. Learn if you should intervene in the same way and follow the same policy for both. The webinar will also review common errors people make when someone says, "I wish this were all over." or "When my husband dies, I want to go with him." 

    Attendance certificate provided, however there are no pre-approved CEs associated with this webinar. 


    This enlightening webinar is designed for all team members. While time will be spent on counseling interventions, variations that all team members can use will be addressed. Management and leadership will also benefit from this webinar. 

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    Image removed by sender. Gary Gardia, LCSW, APHSW-C

    Gary Gardia, LCSW, APHSW-C 
    Gary Gardia Inc. 

    Over 40 years ago, Gary began his hospice career as a volunteer. Since then he has worked in many capacities leading a variety of teams and departments including volunteers, social workers, bereavement, and education. 

    Gary holds Master's Degrees in both Education and Social Work and... 
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Past events

September 02, 2021 2021 Hospice Billing Series
August 24, 2021 Conducting Mock Surveys to Ensure Agency Readiness & Compliance
August 17, 2021 Creating HIPAA Compliant Email & Social Media Content that Communicates Clearly with Patients & Peers
August 16, 2021 The Seven Pillars of Growth: A Road Map for Sustainable Results
August 12, 2021 Obtaining Truly Informed Consent: Real-life Situations for All Team Members
August 12, 2021 Obtaining Truly Informed Consent: Real-life Situations for All Team Members
August 11, 2021 Effectively Manage Hospice Live Discharges Part 2: Eligibility Assessment, Documentation, Discharge Planning, & the Care Continuum
August 04, 2021 Effectively Manage Hospice Live Discharges Part 1: Measuring, Monitoring, Guidelines & Regulations
July 27, 2021 How to Avoid the Top Five Survey Deficiencies & Denials
July 21, 2021 The Art & Science of Persuasion: Increase Your Influence
July 15, 2021 Strengthening Your Referral Inquiry to Admission Process
July 07, 2021 FAQs for Hospice Social Workers & Chaplains: Eligibility, Comprehensive Assessments, POC, IDG & Visit Frequency
June 09, 2021 Population Health Management: Has Your Agency Embraced This Paradigm Shift?
May 27, 2021 Send It Like You Mean It: Writing Effective Email in the Workplace
May 20, 2021 LGBTQ+ Counseling: Finding Meaning in End-of-Life Care
May 13, 2021 Moving Beyond Emotional Support - Targeted Counseling Approaches & Interventions
April 21, 2021 Compliance Training for Hospice Bereavement
April 21, 2021 2021 Jurisdiction M (JM) Hospice Medicare Workshop Series
March 31, 2021 Communicating Your Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Creating Effective Policies & Procedures
March 17, 2021 Sharp Curves Ahead: Is Your Hospice Documentation & Practice Able to Withstand Audit Scrutiny?
March 10, 2021 The Art of Successful & Meaningful Selling Series
March 02, 2021 The Use of Medical Marijuana in Hospice Care
March 01, 2021 E-Counseling for the Modern Hospice Team: Challenges, Preferred Practices & Interventions
February 25, 2021 Getting Upstream: Palliative Care & Alternative Payment Models
February 23, 2021 Maximize the Benefits of Telehealth in Home Health & Hospice
February 11, 2021 Healthcare Due Diligence: The Who, What, Where & When
October 20, 2020 Vision 2020
July 29, 2020 Palmetto GBA Presents: The 2020 Hospice Medicare Virtual Workshop Series – Hitting the Target with Medicare!
April 08, 2020 Palmetto GBA 2020 Jurisdiction M (JM) Hospice Medicare Workshop Series “Hitting the Target with Medicare”
October 15, 2019 OHPCA Fall Conference


The Oklahoma Hospice Palliative Care Association’s purpose is to promote the advancement of hospice, palliative care and end-of-life care

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Ardmore, OK 73402

(405) 985-9197

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