CMS has posted two documents that articulate key information about efforts to develop a new patient assessment tool for hospice to be proposed in future rulemaking. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document responds to common questions about patient assessment tools and the HOPE. The other document, called “HOPE Fundamentals,” highlights differences between the Hospice Item Set (HIS) and what CMS currently expects of the HOPE. You can view these documents in the “Downloads” section of the HOPE page by clicking here.
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