Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of Hospice Delivery in Diverse Sites
By: Lores Vlaminck, Principal, MA, BSN, RN, CHPN
Despite the fact the Medicare hospice benefit has been available since 1984, there continues to be lack of awareness of the comprehensive nature of coverage available to those individuals that are eligible. Plan to join this learning session that will briefly review the hospice benefit and then explore the opportunities and challenges in providing hospice care and services wherever the patient calls ‘home.’
- Describe the Medicare Hospice Benefit as the foundational basis
- Identify the regulations, required services and reimbursement structure
- Recognize and appreciate the opportunities and challenges inherent in the unique venues of care
Lores Vlaminck, Principal, MA, BSN, RN, CHPN | Lores Consulting, LLC, Rochester, MN
Lores Vlaminck is a nurse consultant specializing in education and mentoring for staff providing services in hospice, palliative, home care and assisted living. Lores’ 40+ years of experience in clinical practice spans intensive care, outpatient services, and 19 years as the founder and director of a Medicare certified home care and hospice agency. For the past 13 years Lores has provided consulting services through Lores Consulting, LLC.