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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 Reference Center

The Regulatory 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. 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

  • The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has issued several reports highlighting its concern about longer General Inpatient Care (GIP) lengths of stay and greater utilization of this higher level of care. A 2016 OIG report indicates more than 30% of hospice patient GIP stays billed to Medicare in 2012 were inappropriate. Now, other federal ...
  • What can we learn from 2017 that will prepare hospices for the year ahead? Learn more about this webinar and register today!
  • The last two-day Hospice Regulatory Boot Camp and optional education day of 2017 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

  • Introduction Here is the conundrum: A hospice clinician makes an error (she did not provide patient education on proper use of oxygen in the home because she thought the DME company provided it). Her error/omission resulted in an adverse patient outcome (patient smoked while using oxygen and set himself and surroundings on fire). Even though ...
  • Speaking of Quality

    As the hospice industry becomes increasingly competitive and challenging, especially with upcoming transparency meant to highlight quality, hospices are asking how they can set themselves apart. Hospices are continuing to look for ways to demonstrate quality within their communities and as they form strategic partnerships. Utilizing the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria and framework ...