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Check out CMS' new Hospice Compare website that launched Wednesday, August 16. Hospice Compare displays links to information about the hospice benefit as well as the ability to search for and compare hospice providers' quality of patient care to up to three others at a time and to national averages. Scores appear in percentages. Now your agency's great efforts through process measures for "Managing pain and treating symptoms" are posted for all to see. Here's Hospice Compare's description of this data. "Hospice staff should identify and provide interventions to address pain, shortness of breath and constipation caused by opioids to improve patient...
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Excellent blog by Selman-Holman and Associates on avoiding denials based on late OASIS submission. Good advice and a good read. Thanks, Lisa!
Don't be left in a lurch on April 1st when the new HIS reporting requirements begin. Take just one hour to review the new requirements with my free upcoming webinar. Register here before it's too late!
CMS is also providing an amazing training experience happening May 3rd and May 4th. This training is a multi-day, immersive training for any providers that work in the home health field.
The moment we've been waiting for has arrived. CMS finalized a proposed final rule changing the conditions of participation for home health agencies. You can download the document here for FREE, or check out the Federal Register page (where the document won't be available until the 13th) here.