We all know 2017 had a large focus on quality but there were also compliance issues that providers needed to pay attention to. Highlights included the issuance of nursing home interpretive guidelines, the PEPPER report, and OIG scrutiny areas. Judi and Jennifer also look forward toward 2018 and possible OIG focus issues and updates to Hospice Compare and quality reporting in general.
November 15 was the deadline for the new Emergency Preparedness CoP. Following up on one of our most popular podcasts, Jennifer and Jon R discuss key provisions and offer tips as you continue to work and refine your organizations emergency preparedness plan. In a year with many natural disasters and public tragedies you'll hear how some hospices have seen benefits from their preparedness efforts. Also, hear a discussion on our plans for advocacy in 2018.