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Clinical Hospice: Documentation for Capturing Eligibility

The purpose of this educational activity is to enable the learner to identify components of the documentation for hospice providers.


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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Choose three (3) documentation tips used to support hospice eligibility.
  2. Identify three (3) regulatory documentation requirements contained in the Hospice Conditions of Participation.
  3. Identify two (2) elements required in hospice documentation to support the need for a higher
    level of care.

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge about hospice documentation by passing a quiz with 85% or greater accuracy.


Debbie Flippin, RN, MBA

Debbie has over 40 years of nursing experience specializing in end of life care, and chronic diseases. She has developed and implemented disease management programs for patients with chronic
and life limiting conditions. Debbie has attained advanced education in hospice, palliative and end of life care through ELNEC (End of Life Nursing
Education Consortium).  Debbie has served in various positions within Home Health and Hospice, including case manager, team leader, Director of Professional Services, VP of Compliance and
Regulation and Director of Accreditation. Debbie has worked in a variety of healthcare settings, including acute care, homecare and hospice offices, hospice inpatient unit, accreditation program and pediatric oncology. Debbie is currently a member of the NHPCO Education Committee.  Debbie is committed to educating clinicians in chronic and end-of-life care and patient advocacy

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Clinical Hospice: Documentation for Capturing Eligibility


Ongoing documentation for hospice patients must contain certain elements to support ongoing eligibility for continued hospice services.  This educational activity for nurses outlines documentation points from referral to discharge that will help promote capturing eligibility of services.

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