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Hoping for the Best- Planning for the Worst: Understanding Concurrent Care for Children and How to Improve Care for Seriously Ill Children in Illinois
April 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
DATE & TIME:
April 13th, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm CST
Kristin James LCPC
Executive Director, Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition (GIPPCC)
Jennifer Mangers MHA, MS, CCLS
Pediatric Team Manger, Journeycare
Ellen Byrne MPP
Public Policy Consultant, Illinois Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (ILHPCO)
Families no longer need to choose. The Affordable Care Act, Section 2302, Concurrent Care for Children, allows children to continue to receive curative-focused and life-prolonging therapies in conjunction with the specialized support of hospice care. While this is a positive step forward in obtaining better care for seriously ill children, there continues to be confusion and limited awareness of the provision among pediatric clinicians, hospice providers, and state Medicaid programs in Illinois. This webinar will offer practical tips and case studies to illustrate how Concurrent Care and collaboration from hospital to home can improve the management of symptoms and provide support to seriously ill children and their families.
- Describe Concurrent Care for Children as defined in ACA 2302 and the opportunity for collaboration amongst hospital teams, subspecialist providers, and home-based care
- Review common profiles of children that would benefit from Concurrent Care for Children and techniques to introduce the program to families
- Identify challenges and benefits in utilizing Concurrent Care for Children
- Discuss administrative procedures for billing and reimbursement for Concurrent Care with Illinois Medicaid Health Plans
Multidisciplinary Teams and Billing Specialists from Hospice Providers, Home Health Agencies, and Pediatric Healthcare Systems.
IL-HPCO and GIPPCC share the mission to expand access to exceptional palliative and end-of-life care in the state of Illinois, through education, advocacy, strategic partnerships and technical and supportive services. Join us for this unique opportunity to partner together in improving the care for our most seriously ill children and ensuring our teams have the skills and confidence to care for families at one of their most vulnerable moments.