Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook Quality, Compliance, and Reimbursement
New 3rd Edition!
This well-known book’s 3rd edition offers concise, focused information about hospice and palliative care for clinicians, managers, and other team members who provide important care while meeting multilevel regulations. This newest third edition, helps hospice and palliative care team members meet quality, coverage, and reimbursement requirements in care, care planning, practice, and documentation. Filled with key topics such as professional standards and guidelines, bereavement services, caregiver considerations, outcomes, goals, and quality, this comprehensive book provides the tools hospice team members need for success. Hospice diagnoses and care planning topics include cancer care, cardiac and cerebrovascular accident (stroke) care, liver disease care, neurologic disease care and other care problems seen in hospice. Presented in a conversational manner, numerous Medicare, regulatory and other requirements are addressed. Tips for supporting quality, safety, and eligibility and quality metrics are also presented. The specific role of team members such as the hospice nurse, hospice aide, social worker, volunteers, spiritual counselor, and others are addressed. This is your go-to guide for patient/family/caregiver engagement and education by system as well as to support the provision of compassionate, individualized hospice care.