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Date:                 June 6, 2008

Contact:            Rebecca Stodolak

Phone:              (732) 292-1100


The New Hospice Conditions of Participation:
Details and Insight into CMS' Final Rule 

Live 90-Minute Audio Conference
Scheduled for Thursday, July 10, 2008 
from 1:30-3:00 pm ET 

MANASQUAN, N.J. -- June 6, 2008: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the long awaited final rule revising the conditions of participation (CoPs) that hospices must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  The rule was published in the June 5 Federal Register.

The revised hospice conditions of participation rule focuses on a patient-centered, outcome-oriented, and transparent process that promotes quality patient care while allowing for flexibility in meeting quality standards.  The final rule addresses the comments received by the CMS on the proposed rule that was published in 2005.

Although hospices will have 180 days before the rule becomes effective, it is recommended that you start preparing now.

Take advantage of this opportunity for help navigating through the 758-pages of the final regulations.

Join hospice letter and officials from the CMS for “The New Hospice Conditions of Participation: Details and Insight into CMS’ Final Rule,” a special 90-minute audio conference schedule for Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 1:30 PM Eastern time.

Mary Rossi-Coajou and  Danielle Shearer Office of Clinical Standards and Quality Clinical Standards Group Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), will discuss topics.

To register for “The New Hospice Conditions of Participation: Details and Insight into CMS’ Final Rule" visit: call (800) 516-4343 or e-mail

Cost of the conference is $247 per site if registered by July 3 (and $297 after). A CD will also be available for purchase for those unable to attend the live conference. For further details and other pricing options

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