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Understanding the Hospice Benefit

Montgomery Hospice

Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)

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The Montgomery Hospice Center for Learning presents



Understanding the Hospice Benefit  


For professionals in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities


Thursday, October 15, 2015

9:00 AM-12:15 PM

Hebrew Home - Wasserman Building

6121 Montrose Rd,

Rockville, MD 20852


presented by:

Grace Brooke Huffman, MD, Associate Medical Director

Blanche Ventura, RN, CHPN, Clinical Manager

Connie Pearsall, Supervisor of Reimbursement and Billing

along with other Montgomery Hospice staff



3 FREE CEUs for Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators &

Assisted Living Managers





  • Describe scope of palliative care and hospice and how these services can be used in a long-term care setting.  Describe how to determine whether a long-term care resident is eligible for hospice and how to overcome barriers to referral.

  • Identify what the hospice benefit covers in terms of medication, and how to manage the relationship between the hospice, the facility, and the institutional pharmacy.

  • Understand how two highly-regulated industries (LTC and hospice) can provide mutually-beneficial partnerships and how hospice can support the staff at LTC facilities. Review specific relevant survey indicators (F-tags) as they relate to hospice services in the facility.

  • Describe billing issues that arise when providing hospice services to residents of the LTC facility.

  • Understand the specific roles of the hospice nurse, social worker, chaplain, volunteer and bereavement counselor and how those team members can support the LTC staff in caring for their resident at the facility.



9:00 AM      The Basics of Palliative Care, Hospice, and Prognostication

9:45 AM      Medications: Dealing with Hospice & the Institutional Pharmacy

10:30 AM    Break

10:45 AM    Regulatory Issues

11:15 AM    Billing: Who Pays for What

11:45 AM    Who We Are & How We Help



* FREE Admissions



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A special thanks to Family & Nursing Care and Charles E. Smith Life Communities (Hebrew Home) for partnering in providing this program.



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The Village at Rockville
9701 Veirs Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)

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Montgomery Hospice

Montgomery Hospice is a community-supported nonprofit organization that has been providing hospice care to people in Montgomery County, MD for 35 years.  Besides hospice services, we provide professional grief support for patients and families, as well as support groups and workshops fro county residents.  

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