Accepting the News of a Terminal Illness
I'm always interested in how public figures I admire handle the news of a terminal illness. So often it seems they approach their death in the same way they lived their life.
Multiple Problems Plague Home Health Star Rating
What’s not to love about CMS’ star rating system for home health? Plenty.
SHP Releases Preliminary CAHPS Hospice Survey Benchmarks
We’re excited to be able to share the benchmarks from the first four months of CAHPS Hospice data so you can see which quality measures are getting positive results and where there is some real opportunity for improvement!
Five-Star Rating Reflects Quality as “One” Score and Deserves Immediate Attention!
With CMS’s proposed Five-Star quality rating system, overall quality will be depicted as one score, ranging from one to five stars.
OASIS-C1 Reimbursement Comparison (Complimentary Tool)
As you reach the final stages of your OASIS-C1 preparations, take a moment to double check your processes and ensure you are ready for the 2015 PPS changes.
A lot is changing in how case mix points and HHRG scores are calculated and there are some simple tools available to help you understand these changes and maybe make your New Year a little brighter.
OASIS Likely Here for the Long Haul
Rumors have been circulating that come 2019, all patient assessment documents would utilize one instrument.
Data Show Hospices Improve 6 of 7 CMS Quality Measures
In the first three months since the implementation of the Hospice Item Set (HIS), all but one of the 7 CMS Quality Measures have improved since July 2014.
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