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Understanding the Hospice SIA and Best Practices for Quality End of Life Care

Understanding the Hospice SIA and Best Practices for Quality End of Life Care

CMS created the service intensity add-on (SIA) in recognition of patients and families needing more intensive care and services at the very end of life. The SIA also recognizes the higher costs of those services by offering hospice providers reimbursement for them. Specifically, the SIA payment covers direct care provided by a registered nurse or social worker that occurs during the last seven days of life, up to four hours per day, in addition to the routine home care per diem reimbursement.

However, two years after the 2016 Hospice Payment Rule instituted the SIA, it is clear that many hospice organizations have not realized the opportunity for optimizing the reimbursement model, enhancing care during the last seven days of life and capturing the SIA payment.

Fazzi’s complimentary white paper written by Catherine Dehlin, Fazzi's Director of Hospice Services entitled, “Does Your Hospice Team Understand Service Intensity Add-On?”, provides a more complete understanding of the benefit and best practice strategies to help ensure patients and families receive high quality end of life care. This paper is full of specific and actionable recommendations in these areas:

  • Direct care
  • Scheduling and staffing
  • Escalation of services
  • Care planning
  • Interdisciplinary team communication
  • QAPI

Following these recommendations will benefit patients and their families as well as help agency leaders access this important resource.


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Recorded Oct 23, 2018

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Author: Catherine Dehlin

Director of Hospice Services

Catherine is a senior leader in our industry having run multi-service line multi-location continuum of home health and hospice agencies including founding, growing, optimizing and ultimately selling a large hospice organization in Louisiana. Fazzi is honored to have Catherine work with us as a Director of Hospice and Palliative Care in serving providers across the country. Her work, specifically, focuses on educational development, optimizing organizational design, operational efficiency, advanced clinical modeling and quality improvement programs, and assisting organizations in achieving best practice clinical and financial performance. As a hospice and palliative care certified nurse and certified hospice case manager, Catherine reaches into the hospice philosophy, integrating a strong set of core values, focused on the people we serve, into smart and sustainable business models.


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Presenter: Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O

People who choose a life of caring — and the organizations and communities they serve — deserve a special kind of support. So we help them to care smarter. Liberating them to focus on the people they serve. Providing solutions that make work flow, integrate insights, and update effortlessly.

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Presenter: Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O

People who choose a life of caring — and the organizations and communities they serve — deserve a special kind of support. So we help them to care smarter. Liberating them to focus on the people they serve. Providing solutions that make work flow, integrate insights, and update effortlessly.

Presenter

Presenter: Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O

People who choose a life of caring — and the organizations and communities they serve — deserve a special kind of support. So we help them to care smarter. Liberating them to focus on the people they serve. Providing solutions that make work flow, integrate insights, and update effortlessly.

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About Fazzi

Fazzi exists to help home health, palliative care and hospice providers improve quality, productivity, efficiency and patient and family satisfaction through consulting, education and outsourced services. Our mission is to make a real difference in healthcare by strengthening the quality, value and impact of healthcare at home. Our team is comprised of respected industry leaders; people who have dedicated their careers to advancing patient care and helping agencies to successfully navigate their core challenges.


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People who choose a life of caring — and the organizations and communities they serve — deserve a special kind of support. So we help them to care smarter. Liberating them to focus on the people they serve. Providing solutions that make work flow, integrate insights, and update effortlessly. So they're able to anticipate — and exponentially increase — the impact of care.

People who choose a life of caring — and the organizations and communities they serve — deserve a special kind of support. So we help them to care smarter. Liberating them to focus on the people they serve. Providing solutions that make work flow, integrate insights, and update effortlessly. So they're able to anticipate — and exponentially increase — the impact of care.