new cops are published

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New COP’s are Published!!!

One of my first posts on this blog was about my dreams and requests for the upcoming changes in the Medicare Hospice Conditions of Participation. Well, a few years have gone by, and I’m finally going to get to see if my dreams have come true.

According to NHPCO, the newly revised final COP’s have been posted at the Federal Register. They are not available on the internet yet, but should be tomorrow. Of course, the document is 800 pages, so it may take some time to sort through. We should know most of what is in them, but there are still a lot of people who are holding their breath hoping there are no surprises.

This is a huge moment in the history of hospice in America, but it is going to take us a few weeks to actually understand what happened today.