Any hospice provider knows that a patient with terminal illness may live beyond their initial estimated life expectancy, requiring recertification to continue receiving the Medicare hospice benefit. Unfortunately, the influx of fraud in recent years means that longer-stay hospice patients are causing many hospice agencies to come under increased regulatory scrutiny. Without sufficient documentation to support a terminal prognosis, hospices run the risk of having recertifications denied, resulting in lost revenue, costly appeals and patients losing care when they need it most – leaving their loved ones in crisis.
In this webinar, hospice industry veteran Debra Beaty will explore the top reasons for recertification denials and outline best practices for developing defensible documentation that will make recertification a breeze.
Watch this webinar to learn:
- Which common administrative errors could be putting your recertifications in jeopardy
- How to write a supporting narrative that fully justifies a terminal prognosis
- How to leverage analytics tools to provide a visual summary of patient decline