The OIG's new #1 "Vulnerability" and "Recommendation"--at its core--is to "... ensure that hospices provide beneficiaries with needed services and quality care."
"TeleHealth" Support for "Hospice"?
Do you see
Tele - "far, operating over distance;" "end, goal, to complete a cycle"



TeleHealth uses telecommunications technologies to support and promote:
  • clinical care
  • patient and professional health-related education
  • public health and health administration.
From the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Now, do you see DISTANCE or CONNECTION ?
Good TeleHealth for Hospice Care Does
  • NOT Replace the importance of in-person clinical care

  • NOT Educate beneficiaries only to marketing-type information that entices them to sign on

  • NOT Discourage real-time, direct, collaborative, problem-solving conversations between beneficiaries, team members, and hospice leadership
Great TeleHealth Support for Hospice Care
  • Uses video meeting technology--when relevant--for more personal, visual one-to-one and group calls between the family and the hospice team

  • Uses video meeting technology--when relevant--for timely, flexible group communications and Plan of Care problem-solving between (1) the beneficiary and the hospice and (2) among the hospice clinical, support, and leadership professionals

  • Educates beneficiaries with 24/7, adult-learner oriented resources that are personalized to the patient's clinical care needs (Check your CoPs. The "family" is more than just the primary caregiver!)
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What do you see that can help ensure your hospice provides "beneficiaries with needed services and quality care" ?

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Joy Berger, DMA, FT, BCC, MT-BC
CEO, Composing Life Out of Loss