Hospices and NHPCO are preparing for anticipated COPs before the final rule

September 2007
Hospice Management Advisor;Sep2007, Vol. 12 Issue 9, p85
The article reports on the challenges faced by hospices and the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in the U.S. with the new Medicare conditions of participation (COP). One of the challenges is encouraging patients to respond to questions. Meanwhile, hospices leaders share that they had long been preparing for the new COP, which is expected to be implemented in 2008, by measuring quality performance in terms of clinical quality, financial and operational measures.


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