Compliance is essential when it comes to a well run hospice agency. This series will take a deep dive into the Conditions of Participation for nurses and aides, chaplains and social workers, volunteers, and bereavement teams.
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Meeting the Hospice Conditions of Participation (CoPs) is a daunting task. CoPs can be overwhelmingly lengthy as well as frustratingly vague at times. Industry expert Kathy Ahearn will break down the CoPs for hospice personnel, including nurses and aides, chaplains and social workers, volunteers, and bereavement teams.
Learn best practices for utilizing both nurses and aides and the common compliance challenges. Understand social work and spiritual care related regulations for chaplains and social workers, as well as levels of licensing, assessment guidance, documentation, and how to stay involved when visits are refused. Ensure your volunteer training program meets the Medicare 5% requirements and discover key regulations and offer suggestions for bereavement care and programming, especially with limited staff and resources.
- Compliance for the Hospice Nurse & Aide
- Compliance for the Hospice Chaplain & Social Worker
- Compliance for a Hospice Volunteer Program
- Compliance Training for Hospice Bereavement
Session Dates & Descriptions
Webinars start at: Noon Pacific – 1 PM Mountain – 2 PM Central – 3 PM Eastern
The role of the hospice nurse is critical to the team. This webinar delves into the requirements for assessments and plans of care for both nurses and aides, including oversight requirements. POCs are considered the foundation of a compliant, high-quality hospice practice, and payment support for an agency. Learn best practices for utilizing both disciplines and common compliance challenges for nurses and aides. Hospice eligibility, levels of care, and how to avoid high-risk admissions will also be reviewed.
The roles of the hospice social workers and chaplains are often underutilized and misunderstood. These hospice team members are critical to providing psychosocial and spiritual support to patients and families. This webinar will cover social work and spiritual care related regulations (which can be frustratingly vague), levels of licensing, assessment guidance, documentation, and how to stay involved when visits are refused.
Hospice programs must meet and maintain a 5% volunteer requirement. This webinar will review how to calculate the 5% along with what is involved with reporting in a volunteer cost savings report. Medicare details specific requirements about required content of a volunteer training program; ensure your initial training program meets these requirements.
The CoPs require bereavement counseling but which team members are qualified to provide that counseling? Does your agency ensure bereavement care meets regulatory compliance? This webinar will cover key regulations and offer suggestions for bereavement care and programming, especially with limited staff and resources.