NAHC Offers Hospice “Survey Readiness” Educational Opportunity

Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015 10:17 AM

Last year, President Obama signed The IMPACT Act into law requiring CMS to ensure that each Medicare-certified hospice undergoes a survey once every 36 months. This requirement became effective in early April 2015, allowing CMS and state survey agencies time to gear up to tackle the increased survey frequency. Some hospices have not had a state survey since before the revised Hospice Conditions of Participation (CoP) went into effect in late 2008. Therefore, these agencies may have changed since the last time a surveyor assessed its adherence to the CoP. NAHC is offering a 90-minute web event to help hospice agencies ensure they are survey ready. The session will review CMS’s implementation plans for the IMPACT Act and walk through the hospice federal recertification survey process.  Additionally, NAHC will review the steps the surveyors will take and the reports, forms and other documents hospices should have ready. The web event, “Hospice Survey Preparedness and Readiness,” is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern). Click here to register for the event. Click here to read more from NAHC.

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