Hospice Billing Workshop

Billing Medicare Correctly in 2017

Changes to the Medicare Hospice Billing Regulations have occurred over the past few years and continue. Is your hospice coping? Has your hospice adapted to Payment Reform? Is your hospice equipped for calculating & reporting your own Aggregate CAP? Be among the elite group of billers that are current on all Hospice Medicare billing regulations.

Billing is a very critical part of hospice reimbursement. This workshop will lay a concrete foundation for hospice billers, as well as, any hospice staff that need to more effectively understand the Medicare regulations. This workshop will include Medicare verifications with HIQA/HETS screen examples, field by field on Notice of Election and claim forms and sequential billing requirements. The 2017 Claims Requirements will be detailed including changes to GIP visits, Inpatient Facility Identification, Post-Mortem Visits, Drugs and Infusion Pumps. A review of the new Routine Hospice rates and SIA payments will be conducted.

The session will review the regulations for billing all hospice service, face-to-face encounters and additionally home health providing care while a patient is on service with hospice. The workshop will conclude with many of the day-to-day scenarios that billers face such as: transfers, discharge, revocation, re-election and room and board. If you are part of the billing cycle in hospice this workshop is a must.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • List the basic eligibility requirements for initiating Hospice and Billing to Medicare.
  • Detail criteria for line item billing Hospice Notice of Election and Claims to Medicare.
  • Detail Specific Medicare Billing Changes 2016 & 2017.
  • Itemize billing requirements for services provided under hospice benefit and calculate aggregate caps.
  • List steps for solving hospice billing issues/denials, etc. that may arise in the day-to-day billing process.


Melinda Gaboury, CEO
Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.

Founder & CEO of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. Melinda Gaboury and Mark Cannon founded the company in April 2001 to provide financial, reimbursement, clinical and cost reporting services to home health agencies and hospice. Prior to the inception of Medicare PPS Gaboury began researching, auditing and review processes with OASIS, ICD-9 Coding and clinical documentation. She has developed and taught clinician and billing Medicare PPS Training Workshops in a variety of venues. Gaboury’s priority remains bridging the gap between clinical and financial issues in home health agencies. Gaboury has been a speaker for several state home care associations. In addition to her speaking engagements and consulting, she is author of Home Health Pocket Guide to OASIS-C.


Cancellations are subject to 20% handling fee, there will be NO REFUNDS issued for cancellations received within 10 business days prior to program. Cancellations must be in writing. Refunds will NOT be made for no-shows. However, substitutions will be allowed. Should CAHSAH® cancel the program, a full registration fee refund will be issued.


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP2463) for six and one half (6.5) contact hours of continuing education. You must be present for the entire workshop to earn Continuing Education Units. Certificates are distributed at the close of the program.
No partial credits can be given.