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The HCN Forum provides the opportunity to network with colleagues across the country. Feel free to use the HCN Forum to share questions, challenges, and ideas related to hospice compliance, quality and best practices. 


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Forum Resource Library

Over the years HCN members have contributed numerous helpful resources to help other hospices. The Forum Resource Library houses that collection and allows members to easily share new resources in response to HCN Forum discussion topics.  Browse the library, download resources, and upload new resources to help other HCN members.


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Regulatory & Consulting Reference Center

The Regulatory & Consulting Reference Center, maintained by HCN, includes critical documents and other resources related to regulatory compliance. As new regulations, guidance and alerts are published they are added to the Regulatory Reference Center. The Consulting Corner Q&A With the Experts offers real-life questions posed by Weatherbee clients and our expert team's responses. Please let us know if there is something you are looking for that is not there and we will find it and add it.


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Upcoming Events

  • Using education to reach quality goals and mitigate risk Learn more about this webinar and register today!
  • How to utilize mock surveys to keep your hospice survey ready and identify potential risk areas before someone else does. Learn more about this webinar and register today!
  • Surviving and thriving in today's competitive environment requires attention to the organization's brand and market position and the ability to respond to the community's need for post-acute care services. Learn more about this webinar and register today!
  • The last two-day Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp and optional education day of 2018 will be held in Las Vegas. Hospices across the country utilize Hospice Regulatory Boot Camps to orient new staff and provide ongoing training of CEOs, Hospice Medical Directors and Team Physicians, Clinical Managers, Corporate Compliance Officers, QAPI Coordinators, the Interdisciplinary Group, and others. Weatherbee Resources has ...

Our Blog

  • On August 16, 2017, CMS unveiled the Hospice Compare website to allow consumers to compare hospice providers based on specific quality indicators. Although the hospice industry was initially a bit wary of how Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) data would translate into meaningful comparative data for consumers, the industry is now realizing that Hospice ...
  • In the midst of tremendous challenges facing the hospice industry, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued guidance to Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and Qualified Independent Contractors (QICs) that is likely to have a positive effect on hospice providers. The guidance from CMS directs MAC and QIC reviewers to limit the redetermination and reconsideration review to the reason(s) the claim was initially denied for all post-payment reviews.