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Hospice in Nursing Home/Facility

OIG Publications on Hospice Care Four Part OIG Report on Hospice Care in the Nursing Home, September 2009:

Other OIG Publications on Hospice Care:

Fraud and Abuse in Nursing Home Arrangements with Hospices - Special Fraud Alert, March 1998.

NHPCO Member Resources

The Hospice Operations page offers a range of materials for NHPCO Members. These include: 

  • Questionable Practices by Hospices and Nursing Homes Under Health Care Fraud and Abuse Rules
  • Contracting with a nursing facility: Hospice and Nursing Home/Assisted Living Contracting Toolkit
  • Room & board pass through (PDF)
  • NHPCO Comments on SNF Benefit 
  • CMS Memo on Promising Practices for Implementing the Medicare Hospice Benefit for Nursing Home Resident
  • The Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System Fact Sheet: Medicare Learning Network
  • Medicare long term care state operations manual
  • Life Safety Code
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) links to Life Safety Code compliance requirements.  This compliance is necessary for inpatient facilities.
  • CMS's Life Safety Code Compliance
  • OSHA's Life Safety Code Compliance

Nursing Home End-of-Life Care: The Nursing Home/Hospice Partnership

Successful collaborations are partnerships where care planning, coordination and provision are performed in care environments where:

  • Mutual respect dominates;
  • Providers routinely share knowledge; and
  • Policies and procedures clarify the roles of each collaborating party; but,
  • Much unwritten, and importantly, hospice presence, consistency and communication are key – a customer service approach facilitates success.

Partnership Resources:

This web content was published by the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research at the Brown Medical School. The project was funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ. Project staff:

Susan C. Miller, Ph.D. Principal Investigator Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research BrownUniversity, Box G-ST Providence, RI  02912 Ph: 401/863-9216 Susan_Miller@Brown.edu


Related NHPCO Publications of Interest

Operational Guidance: Hospice and Assisted Living 

Ethical Challenges in Health Care