Today’s Blog Content:

News

UHIN Quarterly Newsletter 2019 | Q1

Leadership Insights: What You Need to Know – CMS Updates

Events

UHPCO Convention Nov 13-14, 2019

Special Open Door Forum: Developing a Hospice Assessment Tool- Status Update


News

UHIN Quarterly Newsletter 2019 | Q1

Via UHIN: “We’ve gone quarterly! Four times a year, UHIN will bring you helpful tips, the latest from Standards, the newest offerings from UHIN, and much more! If you have a comment or if there is a topic you would like to see us cover in an upcoming issue, please email us at communications@uhin.org.”
 

Leadership Insights: What You Need to Know – CMS Updates

From Pathway Health’s Lisa Thomson Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer: Revision to Appendix Q – Immediate Jeopardy (Core Appendix Q)

Clarification on how surveyors issue Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) citations has been released by CMS. There is updated interpretive guidance related to noncompliance as well as specific differentiators that are important for leaders to understand:
          • Likelihood vs. potential
          • Noncompliance vs. culpability
          • Psychosocial harm
          • Key components of Immediate Jeopardy
Download the Leader’s Guide: Core Appendix Q Overview, which will assist you and your team in understanding the changes impacting providers.
Leaders should review the online basic Core Appendix Q training on the Integrated Surveyor Training Site which provides a comprehensive review and understanding of the changes.

Events

UHPCO Convention Nov 13-14 2019

Special Open Door Forum: Developing a Hospice Assessment Tool- Status Update

Check out the information on the slides from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) hosted a Special Open Door Forum (SODF) March 13, 2019 regarding the development of a Hospice Assessment Tool. This SODF is part of a series of regular SODF’s CMS plans to host on this tool and other key topics related to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program.

View presentation slides regarding this here…