June 2, 2021
Utilizing Validated Tools for Evaluating Hospice and Palliative Care Eligibility
Utilizing Validated Tools for Evaluating Hospice
and Palliative Care Eligibility
This presentation will review the Medicare guidelines for hospice eligibility of patients with non-cancer diagnoses and criteria for referral of these patients to non-hospice palliative medicine as well as the tools that can be used for prognostication in patients with advanced cardiac, liver, renal , lung and neurological disorders. Dr. Cass will discuss the proper interpretation of tools such as the FAST scale, the Victoria Palliative Performance Scale, the MELD scale, the Seattle Heart Failure tool the NYHA functional staging scale and structural disease classification scale.
Cleanne Cass, DO, FAAHPM, FAAFP, CAQ Geriatrics; Ohio’s Hospice
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Two Easy Ways to View this Seminar
1. Register for the Live Webcast: To attend the live session, please register in advance by clicking here.
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2. On-Demand: Can’t attend the live webcast – no problem – view a recording of the live webcast on your own time. Nursing continuing education credit for the on-demand version is generally available 6-8 weeks following the live session and available through the Independent Studies/Self Study area of the LeadingAge Ohio website.
Criteria for Successful Completion
Attending the entire session and submitting an evaluation form. Upon submittal of the proper forms, programs offer 1 contact hour credit for nursing valid nationally, except in Iowa. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation which includes a link to the webcast. The handout will be available on screen during the seminar and will indicate credit available for each title.
LeadingAge Ohio is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services is approved by California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14740 (9/30/22)