Hospice Resources

Hospice Resources

HEALTHCAREfirst is committed to keeping you ahead of the curve! Our Educational Resources provide the latest on regulatory updates, best practices, and tips for improving many areas of your organization. We're always here to help, so if you have questions or just want to talk with one of our experts, contact us at 800.841.6095 or connect@healthcarefirst.com.

Choosing a Home Care Software Vendo …

Home Care Software Solutions – Choosing a Home Care Software Vendor
Are you looking for a home care software vendor that offers hospice software and/or home health software. Choosing the right software is a big decision and many factors should be taken into consideration when making your choice. Following are some important points to consider when making your move.

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Tips for Choosing Your Hospice CAHP …

Choose your Hospice CAHPS vendor wisely.
Choose a Hospice CAHPS vendor that understands the hospice industry and the challenges that you face. Find a company you can trust and that is responsive to your needs regardless of your agency’s size. Consider how long the vendor has been providing experience of care surveys to hospice agencies and evaluate their experience with other CAHPS programs.

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NQF-endorsed Measures

Beginning with FY 2014, hospices will be required to report the following quality measures to CMS using the Hospice Item Set (HIS); a standardized data collection instrument. Measures include 6 NQF-endorsed measures and 1 modified NQF measure.

NQF Measure
Description

1617: Patients treated with an Opioid who are given a bowel regimen
Percentage of vulnerable adults treated with an opioid that are offered/prescribed a bowel regimen or documentation of why this was not needed.

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Hospice Best Practices

HEALTHCAREfirst is pleased to provide you with the latest tips, advice and best practices for Hospice Care.  Applying these best practices to your own business can help you to achieve financial and clinical success.  We have compiled these resources specifically for Hospice Care and hope that you find them useful for your business now and in the future.

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