Creating an Effective Hospice Plan of Care

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP 
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

MLN Connects has provided a Fact Sheet: Creating an Effective Hospice Plan of Care that hospice providers will want to review and share with their team.

“The hospice Plan of Care (POC) maps out needs and services supplied for a Medicare patient facing a terminal illness, as well as the patient’s family/caregiver. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data indicates that some hospice POCs are incomplete or incorrectly enacted. This fact sheet offers guidance on creating and coordinating successful hospice POCs.”

Areas addressed in the Fact Sheet include:

  • Hospice Background
  • Plan of Care (POC)
  • Principles of Care Planning to Promote Quality of Care
  • Care Coordination
  • Common Deficiencies Related to POC Implementation
  • RN Coordinator
  • Key Takeaways

You’ll also find these resources in this 5-page Fact Sheet: