Medicare Hospice Reimbursement - Virtual

Thursday, March 7, 2024
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
Virtual Event
Category: Workshop


Changes to the Medicare Hospice Regulations have occurred over the past few years and continue.  Is your hospice thriving?  Do you know where your agency stands with the PEPPER targets?  Has the Value Based Insurance Design model (VBID) impacted your hospice?

Be among the elite group of hospice professionals that are current on all Hospice Medicare reimbursement related regulations.  This workshop will lay a concrete foundation for hospice billers and any hospice staff that need a clearer understanding of the Medicare regulations.  This workshop will include Medicare Notice of Election and claim forms detail requirements. 

The 2024 Claims Requirements will be detailed including a review of the levels of care Hospice rates.  The workshop will include the CMS Targeted Probe & Educate details as well as other levels of medical review that are currently active for hospice.  The workshop will conclude with analyzing the PEPPER information and how hospices can work toward improvement in their scores.  If you play any part in the responsibility of reimbursement in your hospice this workshop is a must. 

Program Topics:

List the basic eligibility requirements for initiating Hospice and billing to Medicare

  • Conduct overview of eligibility requirements for the Hospice Benefit.
  • Review Benefit Periods & Eligibility
  • Review Notice of Election details

Detail criteria for billing Hospice Notice of Election and Claims to Medicare

  • Review the requirements of the Election Statement Addendum
  • Review Sequential billing requirements with

     Detail Specific Medicare Regulatory Issues affecting Hospice Reimbursement

    • Review Hospice Face-to-Face Requirements
    • Audit Risks – CMS Targeted Probe & Educate, SMRC, UPIC & RAC
    • Special Focus Program review

     List the Target areas for Hospice PEPPER and the use of the data

    • Review criteria that lead to target scores higher than the National numbers
    • Review steps agency should take for improvement in score


    Melinda Gaboury, COS-C
    Chief Executive Officer
    Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.

    Melinda A. Gaboury, with more than 30 years in home care, has over 22 years of executive speaking and educating experience, including extensive day-to-day interaction with home care and hospice professionals.  She routinely conducts Home Care and Hospice Reimbursement Workshops and speaks at state association meetings throughout the country.  Melinda has profound experience in Medicare PDGM training, billing, collections, case-mix calculations, chart reviews and due diligence.  UPIC, RA, ADR & TPE appeals with all Medicare MACs have become the forefront of Melinda’s current impact on the industry. Melinda is currently serving as Chair of the NAHC/HHFMA Advisory Board and Work Group, is serves on the Home Care Association of Florida and Tennessee Association for Home Care Board of Directors. Melinda is also the author of the Home Health OASIS Guide to OASIS-E and Home Health Billing Answers, 2024.


    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 #CEP17394) for five and one half (5.5) contact hours of continuing education. Continuing Education report will be issued to attendees once attendance has been confirmed.

    To place a registration by phone please call    (916) 262-6800.

    Per Person
    SPECIAL OFFER: Register two or more people online and receive $10 OFF each registrant. Must be on same transaction.


    9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Workshop
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch 
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Workshop

    *Not a CAHSAH Member? Contact Michele Lander at to find out how you can join and receive member benefit discounted registration rates for all CAHSAH education programs.

    - SPONSORS -

    For Sponsorship Information Contact:
    Kristine Fitzpatrick
    Chief Financial Officer