CMS Revises Hospice Survey Protocol
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has modified the hospice survey protocol to refine the focus on quality of care. Understanding priorities of CMS surveys can help hospice facilities understand compliance hot spots and appropriately dedicate resources. While the explanation of the revised survey protocol is aimed towards surveyors, the information is valuable to hospice facilities as well.
Overview of Changes
- There are now eight tasks in the survey protocol, wi…