2-day Virtual Hospice Survey Readiness Workshop
Time & Location
About the Event
Hospice organizations must be certified by state agencies as meeting minimal participation standards by CMS to provide services to Medicare beneficiaries. In many states, accrediting organizations conduct both the initial licensing and certification surveys. Recertification surveys occur every 36 months or more frequently for complaint investigation
The Office of Inspector General reported in 2019 that 87% of hospices surveyed had deficiencies over five years.
Most of these hospices with a deficiency had multiple deficiencies. According to the reports, 20% of hospices surveyed had severe deficiencies (when "a hospice violates one or more standards and the hospice’s capacity to furnish adequate care is substantially limited or adversely affects the health and safety of patients") -- a number that quadrupled from 2012 to 2015 and then decreased slightly in 2016.
According to the reports, the top four poor-performing states are Texas, California, Missouri, and South Carolina.
Condition level deficiencies defer your certification and cost your agency a significant amount of money, on average, an additional $3,000 to $4,000 is charged for a return survey to clear deficiencies. In addition to the financial impact, there are increased and intensive staff hours required to develop a plan of correction for monitoring performance improvement.
This event is only for serious hospice leaders who have a desire to elevate quality and compliance at their agency and prepare for your upcoming survey.
You will learn what surveyors and accrediting agencies look for when visiting for a certification survey.
The Survey Readiness 2 day Virtual Workshop is designed to support and equip you with knowledge of the Hospice rules and regulations and accrediting agency standards for successful survey outcomes.
Areas covered will include:
Hospice Governance and the Organizational Structure
Hospice Required Programs
Personnel records and training requirements
The Interdisciplinary Group
Most Commonly Cited Deficiencies