The national hourly rate for Hospice CNAs was 9.84% higher in Visiting Nurse Associations (VNAs) than at for-profit hospice agencies. CNAs in VNAs received $14.96/hour, while CNAs in for-profit hospices received $13.62/hour. Figures are from the just released 2018-2019 Hospice Salary & Benefits Report, published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS), in cooperation with […]Read More
PREVIEW REPORTS: Hospice provider preview reports and Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Survey ® provider preview reports have been updated and are now available. These two separate reports are available in your Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) non-validation reports folder. Hospice providers are encouraged to review their Hospice Item Set (HIS) quality […]Read More
Is Your Hospice Prepared for Public Display of Your Comprehensive Assessment Quality Measure (NQF#3235)?
Before the end of November, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will once again “refresh” quality measures displayed on the Hospice Compare website. As part of that refresh, a new player – the “Hospice and Palliative Care Composite Process Measure – Comprehensive Assessment at Admission (NQF#3235)” – will take precedence over your hospice’s […]Read More