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Does your hospice team understand service intensity add-on?

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Does your hospice team understand service intensity add-on?

Written by Catherine Dehlin, RN, BSN, CHPN, CHCM, Director of Hospice Services for Fazzi

The hospice service intensity add-on (SIA) is intended to recognize that patients and families need more intensive care and services at the very end of life. The SIA offsets the higher costs of those services by offering hospice providers additional 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 – this is in addition to the routine home care per diem reimbursement.

However, at present, two years after the SIA was introduced, it is clear that many hospice organizations have not realized this opportunity to enhance care during the last seven days of life and capture the SIA payment.

Catherine Dehlin, RN, BSN, CHPN, CHCM, Director of Hospice Services for Fazzi Associates has authored an important paper that will help you and your team learn best practices for care in the last seven days of life. Download “Does your hospice team understand service intensity add-on?” to gain a more complete understanding of the SIA benefit and strategies to ensure patients and families receive high quality end of life care.

Download for actionable recommendations in these areas:

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

Don’t miss out on this essential resource with the best practices that will benefit patients and families... and your hospice's financial health.

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Recorded Oct 23, 2018

Catherine Dehlin

Catherine Dehlin, RN, BSN, CHPN, CHCM

Catherine Dehlin, RN, BSN, CHPN, CHCM is Director of Hospice Services at Fazzi Associates, part of the WellSky family. She has over twenty years experience in home health and hospice settings as an RN with advancing levels of leadership, including the start-up and growth of her own hospice in Southeastern Louisiana. Her certification and specialty are in hospice operations, both clinical and financial, having received several awards and recognitions for management and operational efficiency and excellence through the years.

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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.

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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.