Hospice Educational Resources
Medicare Learning Network® Publications
Learn about the roles of the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) and RN Coordinator, principles of care planning to promote quality care and common deficiencies related to Plan of Care (POC) implementation.
Learn how often RNs should visit patients in their homes to assess hospice aide’s quality of care and services and documenting these visits to meet applicable CMS regulations and interpretive guidelines.
Learn your responsibilities to protect patients from abuse and neglect, survey and certification requirements and reporting abuse.
Learn certification requirements for billing, face to face encounters, and how to avoid claim denials.
Learn coverage and certification requirements, election periods and statements, and caps on payments.
Open Door Forum
The Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Open Door Forum (ODF) addresses the concerns of 3 unique health care areas within the Medicare & Medicaid Programs – Home Health PPS, the newly proposed competitive bidding for DME and the Medicare Hospice benefit.