What is the hospice governing body?

What is the hospice governing body?

What is the governing body? In accordance with the Conditions of Participation, a Medicare certified hospice agency must have a governing body. The governing body has ultimate responsibility for the hospice agency, including legal and financial authority. Medicare...

What is Hospice Item Set (HIS)?

What is Hospice Item Set (HIS)?

All Medicare certified hospice agencies must submit an HIS Admission and HIS Discharge record on all admissions and discharges from their agency. The report must include all patients, irrespective of payer source, patient age, or location where hospice services were...

What is the CAHPS survey?

What is the CAHPS survey?

The CAHPS survey is intended to measure the experience of patients who had died while receiving hospice care and the experience of their primary caregivers.  It surveys informal caregivers – usually family members – of the persons who died under hospice care. The...

What is a hospice PEPPER report?

What is a hospice PEPPER report?

Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Reports (PEPPER) is a data analysis report that has been available for hospices since 2012. This report contains claims data statistics based upon UB-04 claims data submissions for a single hospice agency. The...