Archives: 2020, February

PDGM Series: Top Five Ways to Avoid Losses!

By Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO / Posted on: February 11, 2020

Agencies across the nation are trying to figure out the best practices for being successful under PDGM. Explore the Top 5 things agencies should focus on to avoid significant losses under PDGM.


Documenting Hospice Eligibility for a Cardiopulmonary Diagnosis

By Leslie Heagy, RN, COS-C / Posted on: February 4, 2020

When documenting hospice eligibility for a cardiopulmonary diagnosis you MUST go beyond the disease-specific LCD guidelines to avoid denial under medical review.  Many people who suffer from advanced cardiopulmonary disease share multiple symptoms as the disease progresses, however, the symptoms affect each patient differently and therefore, must be documented this way in order to support each patient’s terminal condition.