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Webinar: Managing Hospice Live Discharge Part 1 – How, When & Why: Guidelines, Regulations & Rep
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"Managing Hospice Live Discharge Part 1 – How, When & Why: Guidelines, Regulations & Reporting" presented by Kathy Ahearn, RN, BSN, PHN Ahearn Advisement Partners

When: 3:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: Hospice & Home Health Care Webinar Network

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   Continuing education for this webinar is available for our members at no additional cost.
Non-members can pay a $20 CE processing fee. Please see below for full details on how to qualify for CE.


This informative session is designed for all leadership, including a strong emphasis for clinical management/supervisors, quality assurance staff, CFOs, medical directors, intake coordinators, staff education RNs, assessment teams, MSWs, and administrators.

Are you proactively managing and monitoring your live hospice discharges? Take a deep dive into understanding the regulations, educating staff, utilizing PEPPER reports, staying under the CMS radar – and more!


  • Interpret the regulations
  • Define the five allowable types of hospice live discharges
  • Clarify when a hospice live discharge can be initiated and by whom
  • Explain the importance of monitoring, measuring, and benchmarking live discharges
  • Identify areas of focus for CMS
  • Distinguish how to use hospice PEPPER reports
  • Understand the characteristics of programs with problematic live discharges


Live discharges continue to draw the interest of CMS, the OIG, and MedPAC. It is imperative that hospice agencies proactively manage and monitor the complexities related to live discharges. This webinar will review the five types of live discharges, the corresponding regulations, and how to proactively audit and work with frontline staff. Monitoring tools and reports for benchmarking and measuring compliance to prevent unwanted scrutiny will also be covered. Learn the program characteristics of hospices with problematic discharges and what to avoid to remain under the CMS rada

To receive credit for any session, you must complete the following: 

  • 1) Be formally registered for and attend the entire webinar for which you are requesting credit.
    2) Forward to the certificate of attendance you receive after viewing webinar.
    3) Complete and return the CE paperwork that will be sent to you once we receive your attendance certificate.
    Please allow 2 weeks for CE processing.

    Nurses:The Hospice & Palliative Care Network of Maryland is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Code Number: PH14-03-0111-0826. This program meets the criteria for 1.5 contact hours.


    Social Workers:The Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners certifies that this program meets the criteria for 1.5 credit hours of Category I continuing education for social workers in Maryland.

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