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Hospice criteria for patients with renal disease as their terminal diagnosis includes assessing the non-disease-specific criteria alongside the disease-specific criteria. The renal disease Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) are highly dependent on the decision not to seek dialysis or a kidney … Keep Reading
In this episode of Help Choose Home, we welcome Cheryl Hammons, CFE, CSA, strategic partnership director for Veterans Care Coordination, a business that helps qualified U.S. veterans and their surviving spouses access aid and attendance benefits provided by the Department … Keep Reading
The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospice Survey empowers hospice organizations by attracting referral sources, driving business growth and sustaining compliance with industry regulations, including the current pay-for-reporting requirements and the shift to value-based care on the … Keep Reading
Axxess founder and CEO, John Olajide, recently sat down with Edo Banach, the president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), for a conversation featured in NHPCO’s new podcast series, Leading Person-Centered Care. The wide-ranging conversation … Keep Reading
To get the most return on investment for any conference, it’s important to take 15 to 20 minutes to plan ahead. With social distancing guidelines currently halting in-person events, preparing for an online event is essential because once the event … Keep Reading
Discharge planning documentation for hospice can be lacking; in most cases hospice discharges occur at death and are not planned. However, surveying organizations always ask for discharged patient records to review during the survey process to ensure the hospice met … Keep Reading
Although most patients in hospice are discharged due to death, live discharges do occur and are reviewed for each survey. The reasons for live discharge can include extended prognosis, leaving the service area, revocation, transfer to another hospice and discharge … Keep Reading
The relationship between long-term care facilities and hospice organizations can be very fragile. Both entities are responsible for caring for the same patients but under different regulatory guidelines. Effects from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have stressed these relationships further, specifically … Keep Reading
The Social Work Assessment Tool, also known as SWAT, was developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) to address the requests of social workers in the hospice and palliative practice arenas to have a quantitative analysis for … Keep Reading
End-of-life care is a difficult topic of conversation for most people, a conversation that frequently comes too late during times of crisis or too often leaves decisions up to the family on behalf of a loved one. According to Jan … Keep Reading
At Axxess, we believe that the future of healthcare is in the home. The healing power of home speaks for itself, with the preference of being treated in there rising steadily through the years. You may have heard about home … Keep Reading
The Hospice Item Set (HIS) is one aspect of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) that was mandated by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the Social Security Act. Axxess provides a full explanation of the importance of the … Keep Reading


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