Mary Dittrich, Senior Medical Director of Remedy Partners, and Joe Shega, Senior Vice President and National Medical Director of VITAS Healthcare, presented a webinar on July 20 on value-based care near the end of life. In it, they highlighted how palliative care and hospice services improve outcomes and positively impact cost, and they presented practical strategies that providers can use to deliver hospice and palliative care effectively.
The webinar covered:
How to define and distinguish between palliative care and hospice care
The services covered under Medicare’s hospice and palliative care benefits
How bundled payments create opportunities for advance care planning
Details on the eligibility and prognosis requirements of hospice and palliative care
CMS coding and reimbursement for advance care conversations