The New Hospice Conditions of Participation, Part I: QAPI Projects

In their first rewrite since the implementation of the Medicare hospice benefit in 1983, the hospice conditions of participation (CoPs) that were finalized earlier this month contain significant changes, and hospices must begin to adapt their day-to-day operations accordingly. The new CoPs go into effect Dec. 2, 2008, and one area of compliance hospices will…