New CoP Requirment For LTC Facilities Right Around The Corner

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added a new Condition of Participation (CoP) requiring LTC facilities that arrange hospice services through a Medicare-certified hospice to establish a preliminary agreement in writing that specifies the roles and responsibilities that each will contribute to the hospice services.  The purpose of the new CoP, effective August 26, is to protect residents from conflicting services as part of the hospice benefit and to improve communications between providers to ensure that no hospice services will be overlooked.  For clients, entering or transferring into a hospice facility will require a formalized contract with at least one provider agency.

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