Hospice and Medicare Part B Billing

Recorded On: 07/17/2019

Coordination of care with other healthcare providers is a requirement for hospices and presents numerous challenges. For several years CMS has been scrutinizing non-hospice spending for Part B services such as physician services, home health and DME. CMS has stated that it is their belief that hospices should be providing “virtually all” services for hospice patients and does not think that hospices are doing an adequate job with communicating relatedness decisions to those providers. This webinar will discuss the actions that hospices must take to ensure proper coordination and payment for services. In addition, we’ll look at the risks for palliative care providers based on physician services issues identified in audit activities by the OIG and Medicare Administrative Contractors.

Topics covered in this webinar include:

  • CMS data on non-hospice spending for Part B services
  • Coordination and communication with Part B providers for hospice patients
  • Risk areas for physician services applicable to palliative care providers
  • Documentation requirements for hospice and palliative care providers to address the topics above

Annette Kiser, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Chief Compliance Officer

Annette Kiser is the Chief Compliance Officer for Teleios Collaborative Network, a member organization devoted to equipping and elevating community-based not-for-profit hospices. With 33 years of experience, she is widely regarded as a regulatory and compliance expert in the hospice and palliative care industry. 

She spent more than 20 years working in community-based hospices, both in patient care and in compliance and quality. Annette then spent more than 6 years as the quality and compliance specialist with a two-state hospice and palliative care association. 

For the past two years, she has worked alongside staff in multiple hospices to help them implement best practices and elevate their compliance and quality efforts. In addition, Annette consults with other providers and industry leaders as an expert on hospice regulations and related processes. 

Annette serves on the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Regulatory Committee and is an active member of the Palmetto GBA Hospice Coalition where she advocates for hospice providers with the Medicare Administrative Contractor’s staff. 

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