Managing the Complexities of the General Inpatient Level of Care

Saturday, May 2, 2015: 10:45 AM-11:45 AM
National Harbor 2 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 3rd Level
Primary Presenter:
Patricia Gibbons, BSN, CHPN , Beacon Place/A Program of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Annette Kiser, MSN, RN, NE-BC , The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care, Troutman, NC
The results of reviews by CMS and oversight agencies show concerns with the utilization of General Inpatient (GIP) level of care. Managers need to understand the rules and regulations applicable to the provision and coordination of GIP care to ensure staff is in compliance.  Hospices must address the complexities of this level of care to achieve the best outcomes in patient care and reimbursement. The presenters will discuss strategies for managing the provision of GIP care in all settings.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe recent findings in utilization of the General Inpatient Level of Care in all settings
2. Identify strategies managers can employ to address utilization and documentation of GIP care to reduce an agency’s risk
3. Describe potential ethical issues in admission and discharge policies in hospice inpatient facilities

CE/CME: Nurse, Physician and Social Worker
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