Category: Templates

Articles pertaining to templates to ensure uniform data collection specifically for hospice elibility.

Hospice Routine Visit Template

One of the ways that I keep the bedside documentation to typically under 15-minutes (admission visits not included) is by creating muscle memory through the use of consistent templates that I follow based on the type of visit (routine, PRN, recertification, death, and admission). I’ve previously shared my recertification template, so for today, let me share my routine visit template. For those that are new, routine visits are scheduled ahead of time and while you may arrive to find a crisis going on before you, the visit itself was scheduled and therefore considered routine. It is considered a part of the four levels of care for hospice according to Medicare guidelines
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An example recertification template for hospice eligibility

Hospice recertification is a crucial step where the registered nurse case manager can help make the case for continued hospice eligibility. May I encourage my fellow hospice nurses to start using a template to ensure your recertification visits are consistent and that you are leading on early in the documentation portion as to what declines have occurred since admission and last recertification?
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