The topic for the LMHPCO  2017 Fall Area Code meetings will be:
"2018 Hospice Wage Index"

Presented by: 
Martha McDurmond, BSW, NFA, IHEC LMHPCO+ Consultant
Ann Walker, RN, BSN, MBA LMHPCO+ Consultant
Jamey Boudreaux, MSW, M.DIV LMHPCO Executive Director


Presentation Objectives
- Discuss components of the 2018 Wage Index
- Recall the history of CMS Hospice changes
- Acknowledge the current and future of CMS Hospice Quality Initiatives
- Articulate the components of 2018 Hospice Wage Index and final rules


Pre-registration is required NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 1, 2017 and is subject to limited seating restrictions at each location.

LMHPCO Members
Registration: FREE
CE Credit: 1 hour of continuing education FREE
Lunch: Dutch treat

Non-LMHPCO members (may attend subject to space availability)
Registration: $50 
CE Credit: 1 hour of continuing education: $25 (in addition to $50 registration fee)
Lunch: Dutch treat

Refunds will not be issued as attendees will pay at the door.

ADA: If you need special assistance or accommodations identified in the ADA, please contact in advance 888-546-1500, Ext. 1.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Persons wishing to receive continuing education must sign in, be present for the entire 1 hour education component and complete an electronic evaluation. Certificates will be made available on-line.

LMHPCO is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the LSBN. CE Provider Number 46. This program is approved for 1 hour continuing education for nurses.

LMHPCO (SWB 12003) is approved as a provider of Continuing education by the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers. Approval Period: 5/1/2019. Social Workers will receive 1 hour General continuing education clock hour in participating in this course.

This program was approved for 1.0 General contact hours of continuing education credit by the National Association of Social Workers - Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Chaplains and General attendees will receive certificates for each contact hour in attendance.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Hospice Administrators, Clinical Managers, QAPI Coordinators, RN, SW, Chaplains and other palliative care health care professionals involved with end of life care.

EACH ATTENDEE MUST REGISTER INDIVIDUALLY IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE LINK FOR THEIR EVALUATION AND CERTIFICATE.

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