With new COPs, visit tracking in 2008, could payment changes be on horizon?

December 2007
Hospice Management Advisor;Dec2007, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p133
The article gives details of the conditions of participation (COPs) in the medical care system in the U.S. The author states that hospices will report to Medicare all visits made to patients by nurses, hospice aides and social workers. The finalization of the COPs requires close attention to documentation of services and quality. The author further discusses possible changes to the hospice Medicare system.


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