Duane C. Abbey

Discharge Planning and Post-Acute Care

Format :Live Webinar
Presenter : Duane C. Abbey, PhD, CFP
Event Date : 02/20/2020
Time: 1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
Duration : 90 Minutes



Product Description

On September 30, 2019, CMS issued a Federal Register entry along with changes to associated sections of the CFR (Code of Federal Regulations). This program will review the current rules and regulations from the Conditions of Participation(CoPs) for discharge planning. The expert, Duane C. Abbey, Ph.D., CFP will then discuss the most recent changes from the Medicare program and how they will impact your practice. He will also discuss the positive impact that effective discharge planning processes can have on hospitals, post-acute providers and patients.

  • How does IMPACT fit into the picture?
  • What is new for the Conditions of Participation?
  • What do hospitals need to do?
  • What requirement are there for discharge planning?
  • What about discharged the patient home?
  • What if home health is indicated?
  • How do other providers affect the discharge process?
  • Is there anything different about CAHs (Critical Access Hospitals)?
  • How do these changes fit into the overall CoPs?

Session Objectives: 

  1. To review the overall hospital/CAH CoPs
  2. To understand how IMPACT affects the changes in the CoPs
  3. To review the discharge planning process for hospitals
  4. To appreciate patients’ right to their medical records
  5. To understand the special process of hospital discharge to home health care
  6. To appreciate the different providers to whom a discharge might occur including SNFs, LTCHs, and IRFs
  7. To understand the differences in discharge planning for hospitals versus Critical Access Hospitals
  8. To appreciate post-acute care considerations in general


  1. Introduction
    1. Background
    2. IMPACT Act
  2. Discharge Planning Requirement
  3. Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
  4. Patients’ Right and Discharges Planning
    1. Patient Access to Medicare Records
    2. Discharge Planning
    3. Discharge Planning Process
    4. Discharge to Home
    5. Transfer to Another Provider
    6. Post-Acute Care Services
  5. Home Health Agency Discharge
    1. Discharge Planning
    2. Discharge or Transfer Summary
  6. Critical Access Hospital Discharge Planning
    1. Discharge Planning Process
    2. Transfer to Home Health
    3. Transfer to Another Provider
  7. Sources for Further Information
  8. Live Q&A Session
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Suggested Attendees

  1. Claim Filing Personnel
  2. Coding and Billing Personnel
  3. Compliance Personnel
  4. Financial Personnel
  5. Accreditation and Licensing Personnel
  6. Physicians
  7. Non-Physician Practitioners
  8. DME Suppliers
  9. Clinics
  10. Cost Report Personnel
  11. Other Personnel Interested in Billing Privileges with the Medicare Program

About the Presenter:

Duane C. Abbey, Ph.D., CFP, is a management consultant and president of Abbey & Abbey Consultants, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in healthcare and related areas. Duane earned his graduate degrees at the University of Notre Dame and Iowa State University and has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant. Dr. Abbey works extensively in all areas relating to compliance reviews, coding, billing and reimbursement with particular emphasis on the chargemaster and outpatient payment. His consulting activities include hospitals and physicians based clinics.

In addition to his consulting practice, Dr. Abbey also teaches workshops and makes presentations on a regular basis. He has taught at the University level and speaks nationally. He is a regular presenter for hospital associations, medical societies, Boards of Trustees and various other organizations and groups. In addition, professional societies such as HFMA use Dr. Abbey’s services to present seminars and workshops.

Dr. Abbey is a nationally recognized expert in payment systems. A special area of expertise includes APGs/APCs. He is recognized as the leading expert in the nation in APGs/APCs by the thousands who have attended his seminars, read his publications and/or contracted for his services. Attendees at these seminars over the years have included personnel from hospitals, clinics, integrated delivery systems and multiple consulting firms.

Dr. Abbey is also the author of numerous articles and books including Compliance for Coding, Billing & Reimbursement, Outpatient Services: Designing, Organizing & Managing Outpatient Resources, ChargeMaster: Review Strategies for Improved Billing and Reimbursement, Ambulatory Patient Group Operations Manual, published by McGraw-Hill and Non-Physician Providers: Guide to Coding, Billing & Reimbursement, Chargemasters: Strategies to Ensure Accurate Reimbursement and Compliance, and Emergency Department Coding & Billing: A Guide to Reimbursement & Compliance published.

After Registration

You will receive an email with login information and handouts (presentation slides) that you can print and share to all participants at your location.

System Requirement

Operating System: Windows any version preferably above Windows Vista & Mac any version above OS X 10.6
Internet Speed: Preferably above 1 MBPS
Headset: Any decent headset and microphone which can be used to talk and hear clearly

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