Hospice Physicians and Government Audits: Documentation, Risk Mitigation, and Advocacy
Hospice Physicians and Government Audits: Documentation, Risk Mitigation, and Advocacy is presented by K. Ellissa Tiller, M.D. FAAHPM, CPE and Hospice Attorney Bryan Nowicki. This activity is planned in the context of one or more of the ABMS/ACGME Competencies and focuses on the hospice audit process, who the auditors are, what they look for, and the key documentation that often drives audit results. The views expressed by Dr. Tiller during the presentation do not necessarily represent the view of the VA or the United States.
Hospice Medical Directors
Professionals in Training
Outcomes: Utilizing a case-based approach, participants will self-report the ability to apply, analyze and evaluate:
1. Incorporation of documentation strategies that are designed to avoid adverse audit findings for future practice application.
2. Skills necessary to advocate for their patients both in the medical record and throughout the audit and audit appeal process.
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All editors, faculty and staff have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
*An ineligible company is defined as any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.
K. Ellissa Tiller, M.D. FAAHPM, CPE
Hospice Attorney Bryan Nowicki
Julie Tanner, BSN, RN-BC, CHPN
Julie Bruno, MSW, LCSW
Julie Tanner, BSN, RN-BC, CHPN
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) designates this Enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME credits expire May 31, 2025.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .75 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
ABIM MOC points expire on May 31, 2025.
Physicians certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine who wish to earn MOC points within the current calendar year must submit their MOC data no later than December 31 of the calendar year.
- 0.75 ABIM MOC
- 0.75 CME (physician only)
- 0.75 Participation