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2024 CoP Compliance for Hospice Personnel Series: Compliance for the Hospice Medical Director, NP, PA & IDT
Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST
Category: Workshop

(90-minute webinar – available live or on-demand)
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
3:00 PM Eastern

Increased oversight and post-payment medical review audits (ADRs) continue from CMS. Key areas with the greatest denials center around certifications of terminal illness (CTIs), physician narratives, and face-to-face documentation. If your agency has recently gone through any Medicare recoupment of dollars related to denial centered around a CTI, physician narrative, or face-to-face, this is a must-attend webinar for your team.


  • Understand regulatory guidelines related to medical director, NP/PA, and IDT
  • Detail how Medicare hospice eligibility requirements are met through appropriate CTI, physician narratives, and face-to-face (F2F) documentation
  • Address the critical nature of utilizing LCDs
  • Identify common areas of Medicare post-payment denials

WEBINAR DETAILS: Part 1 of this five-part compliance series will begin with the hospice medical director, NP/PA, and IDT. You’ll learn about the regulations and requirements related to the roles and responsibilities of these critical positions and functions within hospice. Emphasis will be placed on both the technical and clinical requirements for Medicare hospice eligibility. The webinar will review how to document to support both eligibility and ongoing terminality. Examples and review of how to use the LCDs in determining qualifying hospice admissions and recertifications will be presented. Who can, and how to, properly complete a face-to-face (F2F) that supports decline and terminality will be explained step-by-step. All hospice medical directors, NPs/PAs, and directors should attend this well-explained webinar on their roles and the function of the IDT which is critical to the hospice process.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  This informative session is designed for all executive and clinical leadership of the hospice agency and team, especially the hospice medical director, hospice physicians, NPs, and PAs. It is recommended that directors, QA staff, intake staff, marketing personnel, and key IDT members attend this webinar.


  • Sample medical director service agreement, job description, and evaluation
  • Medicare LCD guidelines
  • Weblinks to hospice electronic CoPs and valuable websites
  • Training log
  • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions


IDT Involvement & Advocacy for the Highest Level of Care  on Thursday, February 15, 2024 

How to Effectively Audit Hospice Documentation  on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

NOTE: All materials are subject to copyright. Transmission, retransmission, or republishing of any webinar to other agencies or those not employed by your agency is prohibited. Print materials may be copied for eligible participants only.


Kathy Ahearn has a Bachelor’s in both Nursing and Social Work and is the CEO and Founder of ALECC, Inc. ALECC provides years of post-acute care experience, ranging from clinical staff to executive leadership and consulting. Kathy provides a unique ability to identify agency challenges and opportunities, quickly providing education, support, and mentoring to organizations, guiding them to a new level of operation and success.

Kathy helped develop pain scales to standardize assessment with the American Pain Society and the Joint Commission. She expanded into medical devices as a Managed Care Director developing one of the first real-time cloud-based disease specific software programs to assist patients, clinicians, and managed care organizations to improve outcomes and collect data.

Kathy began healthcare work due to a disabled parent and later a child living with chronic disease state. She has experienced healthcare professionally and personally, dedicating her life to it and to working as a change agent for the betterment of all served.

REGISTRATION FEES:     Members- $159          Non-members- $229

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