The New World of Hospice Survey Enforcement in 2022: Be Prepared!

  • Room: 260/267
  • Session Number: 107
Sunday, October 23, 2022: 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM


Kimberly Skehan RN, MSN, HCS-D, COS-C
Director, Compliance, Regulatory and Quality


With the new CMS hospice survey changes which includes enforcement remedies and increased regulatory scrutiny on the hospice survey process, the importance of a robust, ongoing survey readiness program cannot be overstated. Hospice leaders need to understand more than ever the importance of key survey readiness priorities to avoid CMS survey enforcement remedies and ensure regulatory compliance. This interactive program focuses on changes to the survey process with hospice survey reform as well as top survey issues and regulatory challenges faced by hospices during the COVID-19 pandemic that will shape surveys for years to come. Specific strategies hospice leaders can implement to demonstrate hospice-wide compliance will be discussed.



Course Level: Intermediate; 1.2 Accounting CPEs (NASBA/RE) 1 Nursing CNEs contact hours

Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss CMS program integrity reforms for hospice and the potential impact of enforcement
remedies on hospices and Medicare beneficiaries, and review the survey changes related to
Emergency/Pandemic Preparedness, Infection Control, COVID-19 response that will continue to
impact hospice surveys in 2022 and beyond.
2. Summarize the top survey/regulatory compliance issues for hospice providers and recommended
clinical, leadership and operational strategies to facilitate survey readiness.
3. Discuss the importance of agency leadership and staff engagement to implement to ensure quality
of care and proactively demonstrate ongoing compliance with the Hospice Medicare Conditions of
Participation, and identify resources hospice leaders can use to establish an ongoing survey
readiness culture and process within their organizations.


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National HME