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This episode features Sara Ratcliffe, executive director of the Illinois HomeCare and Hospice Council. Sara is the former State Home Care Association Chair and serves on the board of directors of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. Topics … Keep Reading
The Hospice Care Index has been proposed as an addition to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) as a claims-based quality measure. It is reported throughout the patient’s lifecycle and made of 10 indicators that represent multiple aspects of care … Keep Reading
Many new home health organizations have questions about the Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings that are published quarterly by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Now that we understand the when and how of home health star … Keep Reading
The Hospice Care Index has been proposed as an addition to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) as a claims-based quality measure. It is reported throughout the patient’s lifecycle and made of 10 indicators that represent multiple aspects of care … Keep Reading
Axxess recently hosted an event for hospice leaders to connect and learn from one another regarding major issues facing the industry and how we are working to solve them. Leaders from eight different hospices shared their concerns about providing care … Keep Reading
The Hospice Care Index has been proposed as an addition to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) as a claims-based quality measure. It is reported throughout the patient’s lifecycle and made of 10 indicators that represent multiple aspects of care … Keep Reading
Hospice organizations should prepare for quality reporting changes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced proposed rule changes to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP), which was created to standardize a level of quality care. Major changes were … Keep Reading
More hospice providers are offering palliative care services than ever before. Despite any financial setbacks incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time for hospice providers to expand services and include this fast-growing care program. Expanded Reimbursement Palliative care … Keep Reading
In this episode of Help Choose Home, we’re joined by Edo Banach, JD, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. He has worked as the senior advisor and deputy director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at … Keep Reading
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing a necessary shift in healthcare delivery and the Biden Administration indicating their support early on, home-based care is becoming a national priority. New legislation that would directly bolster the home healthcare industry has been introduced … Keep Reading
In this episode of Help Choose Home, we’re joined by Bill Dombi, Esq., the president of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, where he also serves as the director for the Center for Healthcare Law and the executive … Keep Reading
Certification for hospice and palliative care clinicians demonstrates clinical expertise in advanced disease symptom management. While many organizations are aware of the benefit registered nurses (RNs) certified as Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurses (CHPN) bring to their hospice teams, it … Keep Reading

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