Hospice and Nursing Homes

NHPCO’s Hospice Operations page offers a range of materials for NHPCO Members. Information available includes:

  • 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.
  • NHPCO Comments on SNF Benefit.
  • CMS Memo on Promising Practices for Implementing the Medicare Hospice Benefit for Nursing Home Resident.
  • 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 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.