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Hospice & Staff Retention: Part 3 Connection & Engagement

“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek Keeping your hospice team members long-term is a critical element to your agency’s success. The stability impacts the delivery of consistent care which affects patients, referrals, CHAPS reporting, business operations, and much more. 7 Elements…

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Hospice Staff Retention: Part 2. Coaching

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb Retaining your team members is especially critical for hospice providers. The ability to keep team members long term and provide consistent care affects patients, referrals, CHAPS reporting, business operations, and much more. 7 Elements of Staff Retention…

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Hospice Staff Retention: Patient Care, CHAPS & More. Part 1. Alignment

Staff retention is an issue across all businesses. In healthcare however, and especially in hospice, keeping your team members is not just difficult, but is crucial to the fundamental purposes of your company. The ability to keep your team members long term affects patient care, referrals, chaps reporting, and much more. 7 Elements of Staff…

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Hospice & SNF Admins: Pain, Perspectives, & Referrals

It’s very clear that at the end of the day, it’s not the nurses, social workers, event coordinators  or office managers in the facilities who make the decision if that facility is hospice minded or even which agency to choose to have a relationship with. They have input and influence, to a lesser or greater…

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Get Hospice Referrals: How Hospice Helps SNF Admins

We talk a lot in hospice about how hospice helps patients. Whether it’s the in-service presentations for facilities, marketing materials and messaging for your referral sources, and articles and social media posts across the digital universe, the focus of hospice benefits is primarily, how hospice helps patients. Speaking with a marketer at one of the…

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Hospice Telehealth: A Communication Myth with CAHPS Impact

Telehealth does not improve communication. Saying that telehealth improves communication in hospice is like saying you can’t be alone at a party. You’re at a party and around people therefore you must not be alone. You’re communicating via telehealth therefore telehealth must be improving communication. Nope. Telehealth improves access to care. Your team can make…

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CAHPS Education: Levels of Hospice Care

Q: What are the levels of hospice care and when is each appropriate? A: There are four levels of hospice care. Find out more about each level and when it is appropriate. Levels of Care: Routine Home Care (RHC): Routine Home Care is the most common level for hospice patients. Most hospice patients start on…

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Hospice Patients, 911 & Hospitals

Hospice & Hospital Fast Facts 1 out of every 5 hospice patients unenrolls from the hospice program. 25% of hospice patients that left the hospice program, or 6.7% of hospice admissions, resulted in hospitalization. Roughly 300,000 hospice patients unenroll of which over 100,000 hospice patients leave the program for hospitalization. The majority of these patients,…

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Hospice Tools Blog

Hospice Tools EMR Awarded “CHAP VERIFIED” Seal Hospice Tools is the powerful EMR built from the ground up by hospice & palliative clinical & management experts. Experience the hospice & palliative EMR that delivers smooth operations, compliance, simple chart management, maximized revenue cycle management and more!

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Hospice Certifications

Certification that are accurate and timely are a key element in managing a compliant hospice agency. Certifications are not only for medical record compliance and proper patient care, but also impact the efficiency and success of the billing department to get claims paid in a timely manner. Hospice Benefit Periods First, we have to define…

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