Tips for Drafting Hospice Contracts with Nursing Facilities

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[3288] Tips for Drafting Hospice Contracts with Nursing Facilities
Learn about the regulatory requirements for contracts between hospice providers and nursing facilities.


NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 9/10/2019 This program was presented on 08/29/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice 50th Annual Meeting in Grapevine. It is one of 17 presentations captured and produced for online access.

Presentation Info:

  • Presentation Date: August 29, 2019
  • TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Annual Meeting | Grapevine

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 1.25 Clock Hr(s)
  • Continuing Education for Nurses
    • 1.25 Contact Hr(s)
    • This program awards CNE until 08.29.2021

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 Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §97.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
  • §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management
  • §97.260[a][7]financial management

Program Description: Learn about the regulatory requirements for contracts between hospice providers and nursing facilities. This program highlights key provisions that will govern both parties' payment obligations and care coordination obligations, and it identifies common drafting pitfalls to avoid.

Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by identifying best practices in drafting contracts between hospice providers and nursing facilities to meet regulatory requirements and contribute to improved patient outcomes.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Irma Jacobson, J.D., Jacobson PLLC

About the Presenter:
Irma Jacobson
is a commercial litigator and administrative law attorney who regularly practices in state, federal, and administrative law courts. She graduated from West Point in 2004 and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005-2006. Irma has extensive experience representing clients in the health care industry and excels at providing legal solutions to complex problems by tailoring strategies to fit each client’s specific need. She can assist with data privacy requests, both requesting disclosure and defending against disclosure involving Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA).

Irma represents nursing home facilities, assisted living facilities, and home and community support services agencies (HCSSAs) regarding compliance and licensure actions. She has been essential in securing favorable results for long-term care facilities while defending against license revocations and appealing Medicare/Medicaid terminations and state and federal civil monetary penalties. She has extensive experience advising long-term care facilities concerning audits by Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), Medicaid Integrity Contractors (MICs), Zone Program Integrity Contractor (ZPIC), and other Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement matters. Her practice also includes representing benefit plans, providers, employers, claims administrators, and insurers in disputes concerning the availability of mental health and substance abuse coverage under ERISA-governed plans.

[3288] Tips for Drafting Hospice Contracts with Nursing Facilities

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