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OVERVIEW

As CMS continues to move forward with quality indicators and public reporting for hospice, it is important to know how you can use this information and reporting to help steer your agency towards success. This presentation will help hospice providers understand their operational process and all the data elements that are recorded from the start of a beneficiary admission until discharge. Providers will understand that being proactive by using reports and monitoring data elements will help strengthen the quality measures within their agency. Attendees will leave with the knowledge of how to identify at-risk elements and create an action plan that will improve their CMS monitored data and all public reports.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the impact of publicly reported data elements for hospice organizations
  • Recognize quality indicators and how they impact reporting
  • Review and comprehend available reports for benchmarking and determining risk areas
  • Learn best practices on creating an action plan for improvement

SPEAKERS

Dawn Cheek, RN, BSN
Clinical Consulting Director

Dawn Cheek is a Clinical Consulting Director at McBee. She is involved with home health, hospice, and hospital engagements and has been a healthcare consultant for 13 years. She has performed Medicare compliance reviews and related chart reviews for home health agencies, hospices, and hospitals. Her nursing background, coupled with her leadership experience, allows her to effectively monitor operational process and agency compliance.

Dee Geray, RN
Senior Clinical Consulting Manager

Dee Geray, RN, is a Senior Clinical Consulting Manager at McBee with more than 20 years of experience working in the hospice industry. She has extensive expertise in hospice clinical compliance, case management, and leadership, and works with hospice providers nationwide to perform Medicare compliance reviews and establish internal audit plans.