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 Date: August 29, 2019
- TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Annual Meeting | Grapevine
- TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
- 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development
by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
- §97.259[d]agency responsibilities
- §97.260[a]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
- §97.260[a]risk assessment and management
- §97.260[a]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.
 Tips for Drafting Hospice Contracts with Nursing Facilities