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CMS Finalizes Written Agreement Requirements for Long-Term Care Providers and Hospices


Posted on July 29, 2013 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently issued the final rule for hospice agreements with long-term care (“LTC”) providers.  The rule requires LTC facilities to have written agreements specifying the respective roles and responsibilities for the hospice and LTC provider for any arrangements for the provision of hospice care within the LTC facility.... READ MORE

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Hospice Contracts With Assisted Living Facilities


Posted on July 7, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Selby, Todd J.

When the new hospice Conditions of Participation (CoPs) became effective in Decmeber of 2008 there was a provision in the CoPs stating a hospice must have an agreement with a nursing home if the hospice provides services in the nursing home.  While it was a standard business practice for hospices to have agreements with nursing homes prior... READ MORE

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