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Hospice Revised COPs and Interpretive Guidelines Released

Beth Noyce

Tags Conditions of Participation, Hosice, hospice, hospice help, Survey

The revisions to Appendix M of the State Operations Manual, including new interpretive guidelines are here! 
The changes include the revised survey process for hospices as well as the updated interpretive hospice guidelines. 
Be sure you use this new version to update your policies and procedures. Discard any old copies of Appendix M at once!

Free COVID-19 Response Resources from CAPC

Beth Noyce

Comments 21 Tags home care, hospice

Free COVID-19 Response Resources from CAPC - July 28, 2020 "I hope you are well in these difficult days. Because you’ve indicated an interest in serious illness care, I wanted to let you know about free resources available from the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) to support high-quality care and resilient care teams during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. The California Health Care Foundation is one of several funders proud to support this work.  CAPC’s mobile-friendly COVID-19 Response Resources Hub is the central source for these resources — with information to support organizations facing a COVID-19 surge or planning for serious illness...

CMS: HART (Hospice Abstraction Reporting Tool) v1.6.0 is now available

Beth Noyce

Comments 22 Tags hospice

From CMS: "HART (Hospice Abstraction Reporting Tool) v1.6.0 is now available in the Related Links section at the bottom of the HIS Technical web page. HART is a Java based software application that provides an option for Hospice facilities to collect and maintain facility, patient and HIS Record information for subsequent submission to the appropriate national data repository. HART is free software provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is offered in two configuration types, standalone and network client. Please navigate to the HIS Technical webpage."

Learn live! Hospice and Home Health ICD-10 update, and OASIS-C2

Beth Noyce

Tags diagnosis, home care, Home Health, hospice, ICD-10, OASIS

People learning in classroom

Education takes time and money.  But shouldn't travel be optional?

Join me in person or online for live workshops on both ICD-10 and OASIS-C2. Attend in person in South Jordan, Utah, or through virtual online streaming.

We're all speeding toward the ICD-10 update (Oct 1, 2016) and OASIS-C2 (Jan 1, 2017) implementations. Come with me (or virtually take me with you) for the next hospice and home health care update adventures.

2017 Hospice Rule is Now Final

Beth Noyce

Tags CAHPS, final rule, hospice, hospice caps

Nurse and older woman

It's final!

On Friday, CMS released the FY 2017 Hospice Final Rule.

Download your PDF version at