POSTED ON MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020 12:41 PM
CMS has announced that hospice providers can use telehealth as part of their full scope services during this COVID-19 pandemic. CMS explained that social workers, chaplains, nurses, and physicians involved in hospice can work with patients and families via telehealth, including for bereavement care.
“Hospices may provide any services via telemedicine or audio only as long as the patient is receiving routine home care level of care and those telemedicine services which are audio only services are capable of meeting the patient and caregiver need,” said Jean Moody William, acting director at the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality at CMS. “[The hospices] are really going to be the best judge of that.”
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