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Hospice Discharge and Revocation

presented by Cathleen Armato, RN, CHC

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Financial—Cathleen Armato is a shareholder with Armato & Associates, LLC, a health care consulting company. Cathleen Armato receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course.
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Video Runtime: 17 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 16 Minutes

There is a lot of confusion regarding the hospice discharge and revocation. When is it a discharge, and when is it a revocation? What forms are needed for each? What conditions are required for each? This course reviews the regulations governing both discharges and revocations, the forms required for each, and the role of the hospice interdisciplinary team member in the process. At the end of this course, team members should feel confident in providing education to patients and families and in completing all of the appropriate documentation.

Meet Your Instructor

Cathleen Armato, RN, CHC

Cathleen Armato is an experienced executive with 22 years in the home care and hospice industry. She has served in various roles during that time, including VP of operations and chief compliance officer for a nationwide healthcare provider. In 2012, Cat became a consultant. Since that time, she has assisted multiple organizations with their compliance…

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1. Hospice Discharge and Revocation

This chapter reviews the reasons for a live discharge, the documentation required for discharges and revocations, and how a discharge and revocation differ. Physician order requirements will be reviewed, as well as notification requirements when there is a discharge for cause.

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