HPM FAST Hospice Regulatory 2nd Edition
Assess your knowledge in hospice regulations with HPM Fast (Hospice and Palliative Medicine Focused Assessment and Study Tool). This online practice module contains 25 questions and includes explanations and up-to-date references to provide guidance for further study.
Topics covered include: key components of the Hospice Medicare Benefit (HMB), Conditions of Participation, services of Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), and understand important components of Medicare payment and billing for hospice services.
This content will support preparation for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine subspecialty certification exam.
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Disclaimer: Any recommendations made by the authors of this activity must be weighed against the healthcare clinician’s own clinical judgement based on but not limited to such factors as the legal and regulatory conditions of participation and comparison with recommendations of other medical, hospice, and palliative care authorities.
Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:
- Apply key components of the Hospice Medicare Benefit (HMB) certification process including face-to-face requirements, determination of eligibility and relatedness.
- Translate the HMB Conditions of Participation in practice to make decisions regarding levels of care and discharge.
- Discuss the required services of the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) and roles of IDG members established by the HMB Conditions of Participation.
- Describe important components of Medicare payment and billing for hospice services, including the payment denial appeals process.
Ruth Thomson, DO FACOI FAAHPM HMDC
Miguel A. Paniagua, MD FACP FAAHPM
Authors and Reviewers
Christopher Jones, MD
Michael T. Beets, MD HMDC FAAFP FAAHPM
Matthew G. Kestenbaum, MD FAAHPM
Joseph Shega, MD
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AAHPM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME Credits expire on November 4, 2022.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points
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"Successful completion of this CME activity, which included participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:
- 2 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and
- 2 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
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MOC points expire on November 4, 2022.
ABMS MOC Approval Statement
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, [HPM FAST Hospice Regulatory, 2nd Edition] has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:
MOC Part II CME Activity
Psychiatry and Neurology
- 2.00 ABIM MOC
- 2.00 ABP MOC
- 2.00 CME (physician only)
- 2.00 Participation