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FAQs for Hospice Social Workers & Chaplains: Eligibility, Comprehensive Assessments, POC, IDG & Visit Frequency

  • July 07, 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Webinar


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FAQs for Hospice Social Workers & Chaplains: Eligibility, Comprehensive Assessments, POC, IDG & Visit Frequency

Hospice social workers and chaplains are critical IDG members. However, they are often underutilized, misunderstood, or not used to full effect with regulations, compliance, and reimbursement. Learn how to change that!

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Webinar Details: 

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

The Hospice Conditions of Participation (CoPs) include counseling services as a core hospice requirement. This webinar will review how social workers and chaplains support hospice eligibility through assessment, documentation, and individualized plans of care. It will also cover social work/spiritual care comprehensive assessment guidelines and timeframes, initial and ongoing documentation compliance, visit frequency compliance, and levels of care. Discover how to strengthen social work and chaplain engagement and utilization and how to address compliance challenges when they are unable to make initial or regularly scheduled visits. A chat box will be provided for questions during the live webinar and access to an exclusive online forum will be available for all attendees after the live date.

Your webinar registration gives you access to a complementary private forum to connect with the program coordinator, Kathy Ahearn and other webinar attendees. This online forum allows you to submit questions, provide feedback, connect with others, find solutions, and so much more in a safe and welcoming virtual community! In this "new normal" era of online learning and social distancing, let's get connected and stay connected. 

After This Webinar, You'll Be Able To: 

  • Explain common documentation compliance challenges and how to avoid them 
  • Define social work and chaplain visit frequency requirements per the CoPs 
  • Appreciate how social workers can impact agency revenues and determine whether your agency is maximizing social work revenue 
  • Describe social worker and chaplain roles in the comprehensive assessment and plan of care updates, whether patient visits have occurred or not

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Kathy Ahearn, RN, BSN, PHN 
Ahearn Advisement Partners 

Kathy Ahearn has a Bachelor's in both Nursing and Social Work, and owns Ahearn Advisement Partners. With over 30 years working and serving the healthcare community the combination of nursing and social work has served her well. She has worked in a variety of post-acute care settings with an... 
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