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Hospice Survey Readiness Roadmap

In the Hospice environment, it has never been more urgent for agencies to be over-prepared and “survey ready.” This roadmap will provide tips and suggestions to walk through every phase of the survey process.  It will help the reader focus on the conditions of participation – specifically the L tags most cited.  Additionally, checklists and staff education tips will give you the confidence you need for your next survey.  Let us help you overcome the challenge of implementing and monitoring all the requirements.

Table of Contents

Section 1:            Hospice Conditions of Participation – Overview Hospice Survey Reform

Section 2:            Guidance for Surveyors

Section 3:            Focus on the Standards and Emergency Preparedness

Section 4:            Preparing for the Survey

Section 5:            Survey

Section 6:            Plan of Correction

Section 7:            Implementation and Monitoring

Appendix A:        Staff Survey Activities

Appendix B:        Staff Survey Preparation Questions Worksheet

Appendix C:        Survey Checklist

Appendix D:        Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning Coronavirus Disease

Appendix E:        Hospice COVID-19 Public Reporting Tip Sheet (PDF) References