Course Code: REL-PAC-0-HCPO
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2022
Describe the development of the CMS Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for hospice.
Outline key CoPs related to hospice eligibility and certification.
Understand how the CoPs influence care in sample scenarios for hospice patients.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Overview, Scope, and Definitions
Section 3: Eligibility Requirements and Benefit Periods
Section 4: Patient Care
Initial and Comprehensive Assessment
IDG, Care Planning, and Coordination of Services
Plan of Care
Levels of Care
Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI)
Licensed Professional Services
Section 5: Organizational Environment
Overview of the Organization
Drugs, Medical Supplies, and DME
Short-term Inpatient Care
Direct Inpatient Hospice Care
Hospice Care in a SNF
Compliance -- Federal, State, and Local
Section 6: Conclusion
Susan Heinzerling, RN, CHPN
Susan Heinzerling began her nursing career as a Med/Surg nurse. Renal patients in acute care, with multiple chronic conditions and repeated hospitalizations inspired her practice of hospice nursing where she began as Hospice Admissions Nurse and later became a Hospice RN Case Manager. Susan has practiced hospice nursing in both a large, urban area and in a rural setting. Susan earned a B.S. in Biology and B.S. in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's degree in Physiology from North Carolina State University. She became a Ph.D. Candidate in Immunology at the University of South Alabama. Her research experiences in the biomedical sciences led to an interest in evidence-based practices.
Disclosure: Susan Heinzerling, RN, CHPN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
The target audience for this course is: Intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
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