Hospice
03/05/2018
Ensure patients and their loved ones understand the efforts your hospice is taking to help with pain and constipation symptoms patients are suffering. 
03/05/2018
Hospice Compare’s location search field appears to function properly now — and that’s something industry experts contend will be extremely helpful for the website.
02/19/2018
Have all members of the hospice interdisciplinary group (IDG) — in consultation with the patient’s attending physician — complete the comprehensive assessment no later than five calendar days after the election of hospice care.
01/29/2018
A short but intense stay on the routine home care level of care — the care level most hospice patients receive — could create reimbursement and cash flow issues for some hospices, industry experts say.
01/22/2018
If you find inaccurate demographic data on your hospice’s Provider Preview Report or on Hospice Compare, contact your hospice’s Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for assistance.
01/02/2018
If you find inaccurate demographic data on your hospice’s Provider Preview Report or on Hospice Compare, you should contact your hospice’s Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for assistance.
12/18/2017
Hospices have taken a big step forward on pain assessment, the Hospice Item Set (HIS) measure that has caused them the biggest struggle.
12/11/2017
CMS has recently announced that the location search field on Hospice Compare hasn’t worked since the website launched in August.
11/06/2017
Hospices will soon participate in pilot testing a draft version of an item set that covers the comprehensive patient assessment.
08/28/2017
CMS’ inaugural release of Hospice Compare uncovers several opportunities for hospices to stand apart from competition. Among them: Ensuring patients treated with an opioid are given a bowel regimen.

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