7 Tips to Improve Your Hospice CAHPS Score

7 Tips to Improve Your Hospice CAHPS Score

1. Make your patients feel important Patients should always feel like they come first. If they believe that they are your #1 priority, they will be more likely to overlook any mistakes. Caregivers must be attentive and put their focus solely on the patient.  2....
Busting Hospice Myths

Busting Hospice Myths

Truth #1: Hospice Doesn’t Mean Giving Up  Often times, the term hospice is given a bad reputation. People associate hospice with stopping curative treatments and giving up on life. But the truth is, hospice has nothing to do with giving up. Hospice is not meant...
Happy National Home Care & Hospice Month!

Happy National Home Care & Hospice Month!

November is National Home Care and Hospice Month. Set aside some time this month to honor the nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients they care for.  These staff members put their heart and soul...
PCHETA Moves to the Senate

PCHETA Moves to the Senate

The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act is now moving to the Senate for consideration. Last week the bill was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives.  What is PCHETA? PCHETA is aimed mainly to promote education and research in hospice...
CMS Primary Care First Updates

CMS Primary Care First Updates

What is Primary Care First?  According to CMS, Primary Care First is “a set of voluntary five-year payment model options that reward value and quality by offering innovative payment model structures to support the delivery of advanced primary care” where they are...
Celebrating Holidays in Hospice

Celebrating Holidays in Hospice

Holidays can be a particularly lonely time for patients in hospice. They may not have many family members come to visit, so it is up to your staff to make them feel at home. It is amazing what a touch of decorating can do, to get them in the holiday spirit. ...