Hospice Best Practices


Admission to hospice is a critical time for patients and caregivers. It is emotionally and physically stressful for patients and caregivers. Patients at the end of life must be evaluated to ensure safe, timely, efficient, and effective care in a compassionate framework. The patient/caregiver experience of care is positively or negatively affected by the hospice’s approach to integrating and implementing care. Thus, hospice adoption of best practices influences outcomes and is also a business imperative.
 
Use these links to navigate the Hospice Best Practices modules: 
 
Hospice Care Initiation
Treatment Preferences and Beliefs
Hospice Symptom Management
Palliative Care Continuum
 
Partner with referring clinicians and hospitals to develop programs and strategies to improve health outcomes and patient experience, and to help them meet accountability goals. 
By effectively engaging patients and caregivers as partners in care, home-based care organizations improve experience, activation, and ultimately, outcomes.
Educate payers on opportunity to improve outcomes by more effectively care for people in their homes. Drive smarter spending by preventing admissions and avoidable ED use.
Drive better outcomes by supporting practitioners to practice at the top of their license, training for excellence, and recognizing achievement.


Signature Events

National Leadership Conference
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  • March 18-19, 2019 | Washington, DC

Virtual Events

 
QAPI 101
  • November 14 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • In partnership with HHQI
Closer to Zero: Achieving success in pressure injury prevention and treatment
  • November 15 | 12:00 p.m. ET

Partner Events

OASIS-D Webinar Series, Part 3: Assessing Mobility
  • November 14 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by Fazzi Associates
  • Fee Required
Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum
  • November 14 | 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)