Hospices: Create an Effective Plan of Care

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

In the February 11, 2021 edition of  MLN Connects, you’ll find this posting of valuable hospice resources (information in brackets added by me):

An Office of Inspector General (OIG) report [38 pages – July 2019] found that most hospices have at least one deficiency in their quality of care. Review the Creating an Effective Hospice Plan of Care [August 2020] fact sheet to learn about principles of care planning, care coordination, and common deficiencies. Additional resources:

Hospice Conditions of Participation final rule [134 pages – June 5, 2008]

Medicare Fee-for-Service Response to the Public Health Emergency on COVID-19 MLN Matters Article [19 pages – November 9, 2020]

Quality, Certification, and Oversight Reports database  

Quality, Safety & Education Portal  

State Operations Manual Appendix M – Guidance to Surveyors: Hospice [182 pages – February 21, 2020]