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2012 J11 Hospice Workshop - Dublin, Ohio
04/10/2012 Hospice
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop
Online Computing Library Center (OCLC)
6565 Kilgour Place
Dublin, OH 43017

Palmetto GBA is pleased to announce the 2012 Palmetto GBA Hospice workshop series. This series is designed for hospice providers, billers, administrative staff and clinicians to equip them with the tools they need to be successful with Medicare billing and documentation. This workshop will provide insight for new, intermediate or advanced staff; however, we suggest that providers who are new to Medicare attend online learning courses for beginners.

Once again, Palmetto GBA has teamed up with several state associations for the annual workshop series. Palmetto GBA will be partnering with the Midwest Care Alliance for a hospice session on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the Online Computer Library Center in Dublin, Ohio. For more information and registrations for this session please contact the Midwest Care Alliance.


Hospice Billing topics will include:

  • Medicare Updates
  • HIPAA 5010 and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • Billing changes as a result of 5010
  • Hospice discharge codes
  • Hospice Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN)
  • Data Analysis
    • Top Web site searches
    • Top billing issues
    • Top provider telephone and written inquiries
    • Top Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) billing errors
  • J11 Hospice Provider Enrollment Revalidation Initiative
  • The Internet-based Provider Enrollment Chain and Ownership System (PECOS)
  • Questions and answers

Hospice Clinical topics will include:

  • Admission and election
  • Non-Cancer Length of Stay (NCLOS) rates
  • General assessment scales
  • Liver Local Coverage Determination (LCD)
  • Cancer presentations
  • Fraud and abuse
  • Questions and answers

Note: Attendees are encouraged to dress in layers or bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort. A light breakfast will be served at the Palmetto GBA sponsored workshops.

Featured speakers:

  • Provider Outreach and Education (POE) staff
  • Medical Review staff

The schedule of workshops and registration information can be found on the Event Registration Portal which is located under the Learning and Education section on the Palmetto GBA Web site at www.PalmettoGBA.com/HHH.