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Understanding Recent Regulatory Changes for Hospice Providers Webinar

Date & Time

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Event Details

February 16, 2021
10am-11:30am CT via Zoom

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and
Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association


Nykesha Scales
Senior Provider Relations Representative, CGS Administrators, LLC

Nykesha has worked with the Medicare Program for 18 years, with the majority of her years of service spent in the Provider Outreach & Education Department.  During her tenure with CGS, Nykesha has also served as a Congressional Liaison, Tier II Customer Service Representative and a Compliance Analyst.  Nykesha received her M.B.A from Liberty University, as well as a bachelor’s in Business Management from Guilford College with concentrations in Organizational Communication and Human Resources.  Ms. Scales’ primary responsibilities include conducting training through in-person, teleconference and webinar events.  Her primary focus is developing and delivering educational programs and learning tools to assist Medicare-certified home health and hospice providers.

Cari Atkinson, RN
Senior Provider Education Consultant, CGS Administrators, LLC

Cari started with CGS in 2017 as a Home Health & Hospice Appeals Analyst and Subject Matter Expert. In March of 2020, accepted the position of Senior Provider Education Consultant in the Provider Outreach & Education Department. She began working with the Medicare Program in 2016 when she worked for Palmetto GBA as a Medical Claims Reviewer and Quality Assurance Coordinator for the home health pre-claim review project. Cari is currently a Master’s in Healthcare Administration candidate at University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy and will complete her degree in May 2021. She also holds her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Penn State University and her Associate Degree in Nursing from Harrisburg Area Community College in Pennsylvania.  She has worked as a registered nurse for almost sixteen years in various roles, with most of her experience in the operating room. Ms. Atkinson has also worked as a chemotherapy nurse and as well as spending some time in Women’s Health/Antepartum nursing. Cari’s primary responsibilities include offering training to home health and hospice providers through telephone conferences, webinars, and will soon be offering in-person training. She also reviews the monthly data from the C2C Part A Telephone Demonstration and authors the monthly newsletter associated with that demonstration. Her focus is to make available the knowledge and tools to best serve Medicare home health and hospice providers. She is currently a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.


The purpose of this session is to keep hospice agencies informed of Medicare updates and the latest regulations impacting their billing and clinical practices.  Participants will also engage in top billing errors and resolutions discussion and receive reminders concerning available resources and self-service tools offered by CGS.


  • Increased awareness of Medicare changes and regulations
  • Reduction of Claim Submission Errors
  • Improved navigation of the CGS website
  • Utilization of CGS resources to help solve everyday issues

Webinar Information:

This webinar is $110 for members and $130 for non-members.
Please use your Medicare ID number for your membership number.
There will be a $10 fee for Nurses or Social Worker CE’s.
Registrants will receive the Zoom link and call in information after registering.
This is an intermediate level course.
This webinar will be recorded. If you are not able to attend on the day of the webinar, please register like you are attending and MHPCA will send you the recording. Please email crystal@mohospice.org if you would like the recording.

CE Credit Information:

This program provides 1.5 MO Nursing Contact Hours. This program provides 1.5 Social Worker Hours. All Social Workers must complete a post test and return to MHPCA via fax (573-635-0659) or email to crystal@mohospice.org to receive SW CE hours. Participants from Missouri interested in credit hours should indicate on the sign in sheet from each hospice their desire to receive credit hours.  There will be an additional $10.00 per person for contact hours.  Please make checks payable to MHPCA (P.O. Box 105318, Jefferson City, MO 65110) with a copy of your sign in sheet to receive credit for participants.  All participants wanting CE credits must sign the sign in/sign out sheet, fill out an evaluation, complete a post test (Social Worker’s only) and return to MHPCA at the end of the Live Interactive Teleconference via fax (573-635-0659) or email to crystal@mohospice.org. The certificate will be generated and sent to the contact on the sign in/out sheet via email with in 5 business days. If you have any questions or concerns please contact crystal at crystal@mohospice.org.

Jointly Accredited Provider - Interprofessional Continuing Education
Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation for Nursing
AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 1.5 contact hours.
Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.
AXIS Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at info@axismeded.org.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
The faculty, Nykesha Scales
Senior Provider Relations Representative, CGS Administrators, LLC &
Cari Atkinson, RN
Senior Provider Education Consultant, CGS Administrators, LLC
reported no financial relationships or relationships she or her spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity.
The planners, managers, and reviewers, Crystal Ramsey; Dee Morgillo, MEd.,CHCP; and Holly M. Hampe, DSc., RN, MHA, MRM, CPHQ reported no financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Method of Participation and Request for Credit:   

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials.
  • Complete the CE Declaration form online by 11:59 pm ET March 16, 2021. Instructions will be provided. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation.
  • Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be pres

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