Long Length of Stay Patients: To recertify or not? That is the question
Pertinent info to help frame ongoing hospice eligibility determinations in long
length of stay (LLOS) patients.
Subscription Type: Individual
CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements
for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses
Credentialing Centerâ€™s Commission on Accreditation.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
Program Description:In this program the presenter shares pertinent information to
help agencies frame ongoing hospice eligibility determinations in long length of stay (LLOS) patients, to utilize this information
to inform recertification decisions in LLOS patients, and to appropriately address regulatory concerns and regulatory scrutiny.
Program Learning Outcome:
TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Robert Friedman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Hospice Austin
About the Presenter: Robert Friedman has been a HPM physician for 22 years. He is also a certified
Hospice Medical Director and a Fellow with the AAHPM. He has a wide variety of experience in HPM, including his present role as Chief Medical Officer
for Hospice Austin. His activities include administrative, regulatory, clinical, and provider supervisory duties, in addition to providing education
to staff and the community. He has Hospice and Palliative Care experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Friedman has presented a wide
variety of topics over the years. He has significant regulatory experience, including experience with Probe and MIC Audits. He is a member of the NHPCO
Regulatory Committee. In addition, he is a Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization board member, an item writer for the HMDCB, and is actively
involved in the Texas MOST Coalition.
 Long Length of Stay Patients: To recertify or not? That is the question