Is end-of-life care threatened by today’s healthcare environment? Learn Why it Matters!
The vision of the original hospice movement was to ensure that everyone had access to compassionate, comprehensive, community focused, end-of-life care. Today, as the growth in for-profit hospice providers continues to expand so has the concern about trends to pursue business models designed to manipulate patient selective, define narrow service communities, and maximize financial incentives which threatens the hospice movement and this vision, damaging the spirit of hospice care in the name of profits. Ohio’s Hospice is launching an educational initiative to explore some of the pressing issues.
Hospice leaders believe the key to meeting the needs of patients at the end of life is to go “back to the future” and fully embrace patient/family-centered care and population health.1As originally championed by Cicely Saunders, MD, the founder of the modern hospice movement, the hospice model of care was based on providing end-of-life care… Click here to read more!
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Profiteering: Patient-Centered vs. Profit-Driven Hospice Care
The Status of Quality Measure Development in Hospice – Part 4
Hospice Compare: Input and Advocacy: Hospice Leaders’ Opportunity to Guide the Process Given that both of these initiatives – the creation of the HOPE tool and the Hospice Care Index claim-based measures – are currently under development, CMS is providing a number of opportunities for hospice leaders to learn more and to participate. “I cannot…
The Status of Quality Measure Development in Hospice – Part 3
Hospice Compare: Filling the Gap: HOPE and Claims-Based Measures To address this issue and to fill the gaps in the measurement of hospice patients’ outcomes and experiences, CMS is working on two fronts. First, it is developing a new standardized patient assessment tool called HOPE: Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation (HOPE) tool, which when finalized,…
The Status of Quality Measure Development in Hospice – Part 2
Hospice Compare: The Challenges with Process Measures and “After-the-Fact” Experience Surveys In 2017, CMS launched its Hospice Compare website, which helps consumers compare hospice providers on certain measures of performance to assist them in making important healthcare decisions.12 The information provided on Hospice Compare comes from two sources: the Hospice Item Set (HIS), which measure…