Challenges of New Hospice CoP – Steer Past Them

Hospice care trains eyes on patient comfort and quality of life rather than curing the patient, thus making it appropriate for someone whose chances of recovery are rather slim. What started as a volunteer movement in the early 1970s, was transformed into an industry in the late 1990s. The movement was named hospice and the vision was to allow terminally ill patients to die at home in peace, comfort and dignity.
There are lots of opportunities and challenges staring hospice industry today. The new hospice Conditions of Participation (CoPs) challenges the hospice industry to meet its obligations as a provider of services in the mainstream of a very competitive health care system. So if you’re facing a surfeit of compliance challenges relating to the new hospice CoPs, you’re not alone. The complex CoPs have left even the most industrious staff with the nagging feeling that they’re missing something.
As such, hospice audio conferences and seminars are exactly what you need to tackle all your tight spots and steer past CoP compliance challenges, claim denials, and other woes. These conferences give you the low down on ways to identify the deficiencies in your facility with real-life examples. That apart, these conferences help you to stay abreast of the latest hospice new doing the rounds.
Reading a hospice newsletter will also give you up-to-the-minute information on CoP compliance challenges and any new guidance from CMS and NHPCO, overview of what to expect from surveyors and what the new interpretive guidelines look like, among a host of other information pertaining to CoP.