Posted Saturday, November 6, 2021
CMS delayed the expected start of the Special Focus Program (SFP) for hospice last week when finalizing the 2022 Home Health Rule. Instead, they decided to create a Technical Expert Panel (TEP) to make sure the SFP is designed properly for hospices.
“We are particularly encouraged to see that CMS plans to delay creation of a Special Focus Program for hospice in order to more fully consider stakeholder feedback as part of its development,” Theresa Forster, vice president for Hospice Policy at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, said. “The SFP is a crucial element of the survey reforms, and it is vital that this program be crafted to ensure that it effectively promotes improvement in hospice compliance with the hospice Conditions of Participation.”
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