NewsLine - June 2013 - (Page Intro)

ON OUR COVER: Orchestrating Complex Care More and more hospices now serve patients who require “complex care.” But some hospices may not have an established process to help ensure the care that’s needed is delivered at the right time by the most appropriate staff. Two clinicians from Chapters Health System discuss the process they follow—but also share an actual case to show just how effective it can be in practice. PLUS: Determining Caseloads Gilchrist Hospice Care’s clinical director, Regina Shannon Bodnar, walks us through her use of the NHPCO Staffing Guidelines to illustrate how valuable it can be in helping to determine optimal caseloads. “We’ve been using the Guidelines since 2011,” she says, “and it has helped me delineate differing needs by service line and, in some cases, also by team.” Quality on Display Short Takes: How have providers prepared their staff for the quality reporting requirements? Two of the providers that were recognized for their work by the NHPCO Quality and Standards Committee discuss the steps they took to prepare for implementation of the Comfortable Dying Measure. •  ward Winners A Recognized at MLC •  ircle of Life Call for C Nominations PT in Hospice Karen Mueller of the NCHPP Allied Therapist Steering Committee speaks to the value of physical therapy in helping hospice patients and families meet their goals of care. (Be sure to also see the impressive list of published research on this topic that she provides on page 29.) A Message From Don Member News and Notes Compliance Tip Educational Offerings Videos Worth Watching News From NHF

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NewsLine - June 2013

Orchestrating Complex Care
A Message From Don
Determining Caseloads
MLC Conference Sponsors (display ad)
Quality on Display
Glatfelter Healthcare Practice (display ad)
PT in Hospice
Simione Consulting (display ad)
NHPCO Affinity Program (display ad)
Award Winners Recognized at MLC
2014 Circle of Life Call for Nominations
Member News
Compliance Tip
New Online Courses from NHPCO’s E-OL
Videos Worth Watching
News From NHF

NewsLine - June 2013