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Hospice Care Regulation: Addressing 7 Areas of Major Risk

by Published On: Jun 22, 2012

Hospice Care Regulation: Addressing 7 Areas of Major Risk, is a  white paper from CNA and provided by Aon that examines 7 common types of administrative and clinical risk exposures associated with hospice operations:

  1. Uninformed benefit election.
  2. Failure to certify patients as terminally ill.
  3. Inappropriate level of care.
  4. Denial of access to services.
  5. Deficient care planning and related documentation.
  6. Unsupervised volunteer staff.
  7. Lack of coordination between hospice and aging services providers.

For many terminally ill patients, hospice care offers a humane and dignified alternative to conventional medical treatment. It has become an increasingly accepted option for end-of-life care over the past two decades. 

In order to offer consumers greater choice, some hospice providers have added new services and levels of care, and/or formed partnerships with aging services organizations.

However, such expansions and alliance can present providers with new risks, which must be identified and mitigated.


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